Originally Posted by 2nd best pilot
I have the zip drive with an unorganized cluster of information. What should I study the hardest to give me a head start? Systems? FOM? Flows (on this zip drive, I have about 3 different checklists and flows that each say something different)?
This pretty much sums up Piedmont's management and training in a nutshell. This is a direct indication of how Piedmont conducts business day to day.
I would recommend going elsewhere, if that is an option for you. But, if you are hell-bent on having a go here, I would have all limitations memorized when you arrive. Read over and study the entire systems manual as well as FOM. That would give you a good leg up. I'd forget the flows until you go over them in class. They seem to change class to class, and some can be slightly tailored to your preference. You will have ample study time and paper trainer time to learn/practice the flows when you get here. In training be polite, hard-working, and humble. The heads of training as well as management are on ego trips, and want to see you tuck your tail when they come into the room.
Good luck, but be prepared to be disappointed with your treatment by anyone from management. On the upside, we have a lot of good fellow employees, which is one of the few things that helps everyone keep their sanity here. A bit of a rant, but I hope some of the information is useful to you.