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Old 09-13-2018, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by ForeverJunior View Post
We have too many tripping over themselves to pick up that precious time-and-a-half trip or two or ten.

These people will NEVER stop. They talk a big game about how they'll stop if this and that happens. But they are hooked on the crackpipe and that's just a way of life for them now.

Some of these guys even wore the orange lanyard last year, but they are all out for themselves. They couldn't care less about the collective good. They don't care about the junior pilots or those on reserve.
Part of that, maybe 50%, is the previous union leadershipís fault. Years of sellout leadership by some. Lack of trust in the integrity and resolve of the union. Kasher.

It has to be rebuilt. Top down. Itís my understanding that our current two MEC chairs are the right kind to have there. In DEC weíll elect the leadership for our consolidated union. Choose wisely. Run for office. There is a Kamikaze wind blowing through the ranks. Once we get the fortress rebuilt, with trust and integrity, and solid lines of communication re-established we should be able to move forward. Itís the best time in 30 years for a contract negotiation. Once those things are in place, if a pilot wants to be a mercenary, they should know they are no different than BM. Get ready. Itís comin.
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by av8or View Post
Part of that, maybe 50%, is the previous union leadershipís fault. Years of sellout leadership by some. Lack of trust in the integrity and resolve of the union. Kasher.

It has to be rebuilt. Top down. Itís my understanding that our current two MEC chairs are the right kind to have there. In DEC weíll elect the leadership for our consolidated union. Choose wisely. Run for office. There is a Kamikaze wind blowing through the ranks. Once we get the fortress rebuilt, with trust and integrity, and solid lines of communication re-established we should be able to move forward. Itís the best time in 30 years for a contract negotiation. Once those things are in place, if a pilot wants to be a mercenary, they should know they are no different than BM. Get ready. Itís comin.
I hope you're right. The apathy needs to be removed from this pilot group.

Yes, JY & JW are top-notch individuals.
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by ForeverJunior View Post
I hope you're right. The apathy needs to be removed from this pilot group.

Yes, JY & JW are top-notch individuals.
👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 One thing is certain, weíve GOT to get our P2P committee squared away. Working on that.
Done right, Itís the most effective conduit of communication from the MEC down and the pilot group up. My hope is that in time, APC Forum and Alyeska boards will mostly be for knowing a good place to get BBQ in Austin or a surf board in HNL. Right now, going on here, or posting on there is kinda like screaming at the wall.
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Old 09-13-2018, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by av8or View Post
Part of that, maybe 50%, is the previous union leadershipís fault. Years of sellout leadership by some. Lack of trust in the integrity and resolve of the union. Kasher.

It has to be rebuilt. Top down. Itís my understanding that our current two MEC chairs are the right kind to have there. In DEC weíll elect the leadership for our consolidated union. Choose wisely. Run for office. There is a Kamikaze wind blowing through the ranks. Once we get the fortress rebuilt, with trust and integrity, and solid lines of communication re-established we should be able to move forward. Itís the best time in 30 years for a contract negotiation. Once those things are in place, if a pilot wants to be a mercenary, they should know they are no different than BM. Get ready. Itís comin.
I think a great start would be GT for block 5 rep in SEA. Get him warmed up for an NC position so he can burn Ďem at the table.
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Old 09-13-2018, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by KnockKnock View Post
I think a great start would be GT for block 5 rep in SEA. Get him warmed up for an NC position so he can burn Ďem at the table.
No DOUBT!!! If we could get him, itíd be awesome! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:38 PM
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Questions, How many days off do you guys on average get a month? Line holder and on reserve. On reserve can you move reserve days around bunch them all together etc... Is there a min day guarantee for any sit days on layovers? Trip rig? Are most trips 2 or 3 or 4 days? Can you drop trips or reserve days? Are pilots staffed correctly or are you guys working like crazy? I realize this has probably been covered a bunch, but im curious to see what the QOL is like based on some of these.

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Questions, How many days off do you guys on average get a month? Line holder and on reserve. On reserve can you move reserve days around bunch them all together etc... Is there a min day guarantee for any sit days on layovers? Trip rig? Are most trips 2 or 3 or 4 days? Can you drop trips or reserve days? Are pilots staffed correctly or are you guys working like crazy? I realize this has probably been covered a bunch, but im curious to see what the QOL is like based on some of these.

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Hey, whoa buddy, this is an Alaska hiring thread. This is where we come to air our grievances. Don’t soil this with your legitimate questions!
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by KnockKnock View Post
Hey, whoa buddy, this is an Alaska hiring thread. This is where we come to air our grievances. Donít soil this with your legitimate questions!
😂😂😂 Solid response.
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Old 09-13-2018, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Prim40 View Post
Questions, How many days off do you guys on average get a month? Line holder and on reserve. On reserve can you move reserve days around bunch them all together etc... Is there a min day guarantee for any sit days on layovers? Trip rig? Are most trips 2 or 3 or 4 days? Can you drop trips or reserve days? Are pilots staffed correctly or are you guys working like crazy? I realize this has probably been covered a bunch, but im curious to see what the QOL is like based on some of these.

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Here.... Iíll take a stab:
Days Off:
Line holder - anywhere from 12 to 20 days off a month
Reserve - min 12 off (if youíre on short call reserve and commuting from central or eastern time zone plan on shortening that to around 8 - 10)

Moving reserve days: Yes.... you can. You bunch as many as six in a row. However, that is predicated on whether the day youíre trying to move will then have what THEY deem sufficient coverage. Weekdays arenít too hard. Weekendís more difficult. Holidays... forget about it.

Min pay on layover: Thereís trip rigs. No min guarantee on layover. Iíd have to look up the rig. It sucks though.... Kasher. (I donít know if itís actually Kasher but it always works as a reason something sucks.)

Min days on a trip: Some turns, some 2, 3, 4 trips. It varies.

Drop: Yes on dropping trips, if someone picks up. No on dropping reserve days

ďCorrectlyĒ.... depends. If youíre senior enough to hold a 10 day line, live in base, drop what you donít want, and then fly your days off for premium.... we are absolutely properly staffed.

If you are junior, on short call reserve, commute and wanna swap a sat of reserve for a week day... prob not.
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Old 09-13-2018, 09:20 PM
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If anyone is still wanting to work here you should know that this contract is rock bottom. Read Mesaís contract, subtract the good parts, then add our hourly rates.

Hopefully this combined group will fix what the spineless yes men of the past created.
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