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Old 03-06-2018, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by ForeverJunior View Post
The ANC BCP sent out a message yesterday about hiring.

Basically, he stated that ALK is going to show its first Q1 loss in 7 years. Management has decided to push certain costs down the road and slow growth by 4% for the year. This means that the aggressive hiring at the start of this year has already put us at the new goal. So, the decision has been made to suspend recruiting events and interviews until further notice... potentially for the rest of 2018. He said that he is going to hold off on meet & greets. He finished his E-Mail by saying that 9 pilots have resigned so far this year.

It would be nice for all the pilot group to get a memo on the pilot web page about the state of hiring.

Anyway, I've seen this movie before. They slow down / stop hiring and then it comes back to bite them in the a$$ later. Just watch. It will happen.
United pull back on their hiring as well. Not a good sign.
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by ForeverJunior View Post
The ANC BCP sent out a message yesterday about hiring.

Basically, he stated that ALK is going to show its first Q1 loss in 7 years. Management has decided to push certain costs down the road and slow growth by 4% for the year. This means that the aggressive hiring at the start of this year has already put us at the new goal. So, the decision has been made to suspend recruiting events and interviews until further notice... potentially for the rest of 2018. He said that he is going to hold off on meet & greets. He finished his E-Mail by saying that 9 pilots have resigned so far this year.

It would be nice for all the pilot group to get a memo on the pilot web page about the state of hiring.

Anyway, I've seen this movie before. They slow down / stop hiring and then it comes back to bite them in the a$$ later. Just watch. It will happen.
Don't worry, that's next quarters problem....
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:41 AM
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Seems like a repeat of last year. Got hired in February and was told to expect a class 4 weeks later. After a couple more rounds of interviews they stopped classes and suspended recruiting and hiring. Then in July they freaked out and said "GO!" and things picked back up. Not saying this will happen again this year but it sounds familiar. I'm thinking 2018 will be a very slow hiring year vs last year.
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by ForeverJunior View Post
The ANC BCP sent out a message yesterday about hiring.

Basically, he stated that ALK is going to show its first Q1 loss in 7 years. Management has decided to push certain costs down the road and slow growth by 4% for the year. This means that the aggressive hiring at the start of this year has already put us at the new goal. So, the decision has been made to suspend recruiting events and interviews until further notice... potentially for the rest of 2018. He said that he is going to hold off on meet & greets. He finished his E-Mail by saying that 9 pilots have resigned so far this year.

It would be nice for all the pilot group to get a memo on the pilot web page about the state of hiring.

Anyway, I've seen this movie before. They slow down / stop hiring and then it comes back to bite them in the a$$ later. Just watch. It will happen.
Wonder about those sitting in the pool for a June /July class date
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:20 AM
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Any guesses on how long it takes them to start discussing furloughs, you know so we can “win together”.
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by flysnoopy76 View Post
Any guesses on how long it takes them to start discussing furloughs, you know so we can “win together”.
Wouldn’t that be a nice little treat? Two separate lists, what could go wrong there?
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Old 03-06-2018, 01:19 PM
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This is my worst fear. How real of a possibility are furloughs?

What an absolute embarrassment would be if we furloughed while everyone else is hiring as many as possible. I wonder how deep the furlough percentage would cut?
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Any guesses on how long it takes them to start discussing furloughs, you know so we can “win together”.
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Old 03-06-2018, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by BiloxiJack View Post
This is my worst fear. How real of a possibility are furloughs?

What an absolute embarrassment would be if we furloughed while everyone else is hiring as many as possible. I wonder how deep the furlough percentage would cut?
Well we're only a month or two past when they were offering and encouraging us to take "voluntary LOA's (with no benefits, of course)." Since those were such a ###tty deal that may as well have been considered a voluntary furlough.
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Old 03-06-2018, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by echelon View Post
Well we're only a month or two past when they were offering and encouraging us to take "voluntary LOA's (with no benefits, of course)." Since those were such a ###tty deal that may as well have been considered a voluntary furlough.
I have not heard of any pilot volunteer LOAs being offered.
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Old 03-06-2018, 02:04 PM
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Relax no one is getting furloughed... obviously if the economy tanks or there is a terrorist attack all bets are off but right now everyone’s job is safe.
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