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Old 03-09-2019, 07:07 PM   #1  
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Hello folks,


I was recently hired by Zulu Whiskey. I read through the 'managing risk/thriving in new hire training' thread and still have a question for you. Let me say that I am positive on the company based on what the HR and pilots said during the interview and my own research. I am of an age and experience where I know the kind of environment that is right for me--If the whole "family atmosphere" aspect presented in the interview is accurate, then I think this is an environment where I can thrive. That said, I know what it is like to work hard, like to work with others, and have a positive/optimistic attitude to make it through.



My question is, for you senior folks out there with the company, what is your single best piece of advice to help me get through new hire training? I don't mind if you emphasize something that's already been said in the previous thread. My business here is to succeed well above the margin and ultimately to become a line holding captain. The base I am eyeing (CAE) is easily commutable.



I am a mid-forties financially secure male with a previous successful career in an unrelated field, been a CFI for more than a decade with a couple years very part time commercial FO experience in 135 turboprops. I have some prior 121 experience a few years back though I never flew the line due to extenuating (became a primary caregiver) circumstances.


Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-09-2019, 10:03 PM   #2  
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I知 sure lots of people will have advice for you, but I just want to warn you that CAE is not easily commutable. You will likely be traveling down a day early and back a day late because almost every trip starts with an early show on day 1 and a late finish on day 4, leaving you no contractual commute options on day 1 and no outbound flights on day 4.
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My advice to you is ATTITUDE
Maintain a good, positive and upbeat attitude and they値l work with you.
Nobody is out to fail you. They all want to see you succeed.
Is it easy? Is it a cakewalk? NO! Be prepared to work study and work and study. Your life will be put on hold for a while. As long as you come prepared and show enthusiasm and willingness to learn and not argue with instructors, you値l succeed.


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My advice to you is ATTITUDE
Maintain a good, positive and upbeat attitude and they値l work with you.
Nobody is out to fail you. They all want to see you succeed.
Is it easy? Is it a cakewalk? NO! Be prepared to work study and work and study. Your life will be put on hold for a while. As long as you come prepared and show enthusiasm and willingness to learn and not argue with instructors, you値l succeed.


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Completely agree!
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:11 PM   #5  
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I知 sure lots of people will have advice for you, but I just want to warn you that CAE is not easily commutable. You will likely be traveling down a day early and back a day late because almost every trip starts with an early show on day 1 and a late finish on day 4, leaving you no contractual commute options on day 1 and no outbound flights on day 4.

How many days would you say are typically off between trips? I am about 1.5 hours north of IAD by car. Does the situation with the early starts/late finishes look like it might be resolved anytime soon?
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My advice to you is ATTITUDE
Maintain a good, positive and upbeat attitude and they値l work with you.
Nobody is out to fail you. They all want to see you succeed.
Is it easy? Is it a cakewalk? NO! Be prepared to work study and work and study. Your life will be put on hold for a while. As long as you come prepared and show enthusiasm and willingness to learn and not argue with instructors, you値l succeed.


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Thanks, that sounds like great advice. Being positive and upbeat is definitely something I can handle, and I enjoy the challenge of hard work/study. Would you say that the "family atmosphere" part is accurate?
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How many days would you say are typically off between trips? I am about 1.5 hours north of IAD by car.
That’s good, because that’s actually driveable, assuming you can get IAD.
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Does the situation with the early starts/late finishes look like it might be resolved anytime soon?
That’s great, because it’s so damned funny...
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How many days would you say are typically off between trips? I am about 1.5 hours north of IAD by car. Does the situation with the early starts/late finishes look like it might be resolved anytime soon?
HAHAHAHA. it痴 only getting worse month by month.
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HAHAHAHA. it痴 only getting worse month by month.

Is it an issue of understaffing at CAE?
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Is it an issue of understaffing at CAE?
almost every trip in every domicile these days start before 9am and finish after 7pm. Staffing is a different issue.
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