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Old 09-19-2017, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by JKSees View Post
Hi AS,

I am a former C-17 pilot and current regional FO at SkyWest. I recently attended a AS Job Fair event and it went very well. I was told I was "what they were looking for and was good to go" and they were going to try and get me an interview in October, if not then Jan/Feb 2018. That was over a month ago and I have not heard anything but "crickets".
They told me that or something similar for years before actually calling for the interview. Don't take anything AS suits say too seriously. With military and 121 time it should just be a matter of time before someone calls.
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by PokerPilot007 View Post
That's the very attitude that got the pilots into the scuffle their in now with mgt. Come to work to be compensated equal to your peers at UAL, DL or AA. Get a boat if you want to smile
What, do you make minimum wage? We operate machinery, not perform brain surgery or work on Wall Street. Is there something wrong with being content making decent money and being around other happy folks that enjoy what they are doing. For ******* sakes already. Maybe you would have more money if you would sell your boat.

To the OP good luck, hope you get the call soon!
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Slomococo View Post
What, do you make minimum wage? We operate machinery, not perform brain surgery or work on Wall Street. Is there something wrong with being content making decent money and being around other happy folks that enjoy what they are doing. For ******* sakes already. Maybe you would have more money if you would sell your boat.

To the OP good luck, hope you get the call soon!
Actually I bet the Gate Agents and FA's would be real "happy folks" if you told ALPA to give up another 10% of pay and share it with the other employee groups, then y'all could be happy!
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Old 09-19-2017, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Slomococo View Post
What, do you make minimum wage? We operate machinery, not perform brain surgery or work on Wall Street. Is there something wrong with being content making decent money and being around other happy folks that enjoy what they are doing. For ******* sakes already. Maybe you would have more money if you would sell your boat.

To the OP good luck, hope you get the call soon!
You can never please some people. With that said tho, is it not upsetting that you are paid well below your peers doing the same job, flying the same plane while the company you work for boasts about record profits? Being a union shop, we have the opportunity/ability to ask to be paid the same as our peers. That's all we want.

No matter what industry one is in and how much money they make, employees will not be happy knowing their peers at competitors make significantly more. Unfortunately we are in one of the only industries where we are married to our jobs.
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:23 PM
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Alaska has always been a good job for second career people like the military. Alaska capitalizes on that for sure.
 
Old 09-20-2017, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by doug_or View Post
They told me that or something similar for years before actually calling for the interview. Don't take anything AS suits say too seriously. With military and 121 time it should just be a matter of time before someone calls.
Or apply at Virgin America....a seniority number there is a seniority number at AK. Maybe they will move faster.
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by JKSees View Post
My apps are out....

Being a native in the PNW I've always been partial to AS and would love to hear from them. I feel like the community fits my personality and when I fly a SkyWest tail painted with AS colors everyone seems happy (seriously even your gate agents are cheery, not sure how you pull that off, try to strike up a convo with a United ORD gate agent, I dare you). Don't care much about wide body, done that. Care more about having a smile on my face when I go to work and making a living wage. Feel like AS fits my bill.

However, at this point, whoever will actually call me back is the best damn airline in the world if you ask me.

DL is great, and my app is in. Lots of guys I used to fly with are happy there. Not sure my app is competitive. GPA isn't exactly 4.0.

Maybe with United firing up hiring soon it will put pressure on hiring departments across the board?

Fingers crossed
Pound for pound the people at this company are fantastic, I've yet to work with somebody who was in a horrible mood or acted unprofessionally for no reason at all. Of course, everyone has their off day, but for the most part when compared to other carriers you'll find AS/VX people are ranked very high in the friendliness department.

The pressure is already on our hiring department and pending the results of arbitration (award due on 10/29) it will either temporarily alleviate the pressure or will severely increase it. Keep in touch with your contacts here, especially the recruiter(s) you have met and best of luck as interviews resume this fall. If AA/DAL/UAL should call and offer you a job sooner...don't wait around for AS.
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Old 09-21-2017, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Slomococo View Post
What, do you make minimum wage? We operate machinery, not perform brain surgery or work on Wall Street. Is there something wrong with being content making decent money and being around other happy folks that enjoy what they are doing. For ******* sakes already. Maybe you would have more money if you would sell your boat.

To the OP good luck, hope you get the call soon!
Being paid like my peers would enable me to buy a boat. You were a Bernie fan, weren't you?
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Ispeakjive View Post
Being paid like my peers would enable me to buy a boat. You were a Bernie fan, weren't you?
If you didnt have an ex-wife you'd probably have some disposable income too
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by JKSees View Post
I was told I was "what they were looking for and was good to go"....
Yeah, they told me that, too...every time I've talked to them over the last four years.

I jumpseated on Alaska a couple months ago. The FO told me his story, which was that he had five internal recommendations and a check airman throwing his name at the chief pilot on a regular basis. It took three years for him to get an interview.

Every Alaska pilot I've talked to has told me pretty much the same thing: their hiring proces is a mystery to them. Nobody understands it.

Good luck. You'll need it.
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