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Old 12-15-2017, 10:36 PM
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Just received today an invitation to meet pilots and recluting team, is it good news? I applied in November during the open window....in the email I have received they have indicated that as the next step to know me and check my qualifications....
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Old 12-16-2017, 05:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Fgrosoli View Post
Just received today an invitation to meet pilots and recluting team, is it good news? I applied in November during the open window....in the email I have received they have indicated that as the next step to know me and check my qualifications....
Thanks in advance for your input
That sounds like what we used to call an interview...
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:03 AM
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Coming here in general is bad news. The audacity of this joke of an airline to have applicants come out for a "pre interview meet and greet" is appalling considering their **** poor treatment of their pilots (and all others work groups for that matter.) What this pretty obviously translates into is, "we think you're qualified but we want to invite you out to make sure you're willing to bend over and put your own lube on before we repeatedly plow you from behind. Then we know you'll be willing to take it from alaska for years to come."

Alaska is the fat ugly girl of the airline world, she should take what she can get.

Do yourself a favor, don't make the lateral regional to regional move by coming here. Keep chipping away at delta or united.

Originally Posted by Fgrosoli View Post
Just received today an invitation to meet pilots and recluting team, is it good news? I applied in November during the open window....in the email I have received they have indicated that as the next step to know me and check my qualifications....
Thanks in advance for your input
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by rickair7777 View Post
That sounds like what we used to call an interview...
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Ex military 22 years of service , 4500 hours all on fighters.... just trying to make sure I will be successful
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by BiloxiJack View Post
Coming here in general is bad news. The audacity of this joke of an airline to have applicants come out for a "pre interview meet and greet" is appalling considering their **** poor treatment of their pilots (and all others work groups for that matter.) What this pretty obviously translates into is, "we think you're qualified but we want to invite you out to make sure you're willing to bend over and put your own lube on before we repeatedly plow you from behind. Then we know you'll be willing to take it from alaska for years to come."

Alaska is the fat ugly girl of the airline world, she should take what she can get.

Do yourself a favor, don't make the lateral regional to regional move by coming here. Keep chipping away at delta or united.
I completely understand your point of view and appreciate your honesty. On my side I have to consider my age 45, QOL with a base in LAX ( I live in San Diego) and the fact i知 Working for pennies now and need to feed my family. Delta, United ,AA and southwest are not calling so.....
I知 sure there is not a perfect airline and maybe , based on your comment seems like Alaska has some problems, but in my case is a step up. I never expect with my experience and qualifications to have to go through a regional first and instead here i知. So hopefully I will have a great opportunity and will pass my pre- interview and if something better will come in the future I will be ready to jump on it
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:42 AM
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Completely understand and makes total sense. Wish I could offer what to expect at the meet and greet but have no information about what occurs there. Hopefully someone else will know. Good luck
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I completely understand your point of view and appreciate your honesty. On my side I have to consider my age 45, QOL with a base in LAX ( I live in San Diego) and the fact i知 Working for pennies now and need to feed my family. Delta, United ,AA and southwest are not calling so.....
I知 sure there is not a perfect airline and maybe , based on your comment seems like Alaska has some problems, but in my case is a step up. I never expect with my experience and qualifications to have to go through a regional first and instead here i知. So hopefully I will have a great opportunity and will pass my pre- interview and if something better will come in the future I will be ready to jump on it
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:25 AM
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need to feed my family.
No offense. But I view this as a scab mentality. An excuse to cross a picket line.
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:40 AM
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No offense. But I view this as a scab mentality. An excuse to cross a picket line.
Those of us who have been around would never use that phrase because of the connotations. But he's fresh out of the mil and doesn't know better. Probably doesn't mean he'd cross a picket line.

And yes AS/VX is better than most or all regionals depending on your seniority and pay vs. QOL needs.
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Fgrosoli View Post
Just received today an invitation to meet pilots and recluting team, is it good news? I applied in November during the open window....in the email I have received they have indicated that as the next step to know me and check my qualifications....
Thanks in advance for your input
Same, congrats.
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by rickair7777 View Post
Those of us who have been around would never use that phrase because of the connotations. But he's fresh out of the mil and doesn't know better. Probably doesn't mean he'd cross a picket line.

And yes AS/VX is better than most or all regionals depending on your seniority and pay vs. QOL needs.
I'm not saying he'll cross it. But I'm saying how many people crossed the picket lines because "they want to feed their familes?"
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