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friend
12-05-2018, 01:40 PM
Hi guys

I have been out of flying for 11 years was a fo on the emb145 with 600 hours sic time before i got furloughed and never went back to flying

I have a very good friend who is a senior of HR department At paypal who told my wife that paypal is looking for pilots and i live in the bay area and was thinking is this a good option for me. I dont know what they fly would be based out of san jose, ca airport and dont know what the pay or schedule is

I have two kids now work part time to be with kids and wife makes sustainable income and i am not sure if i should make the move should i wait anf ser what the regionals will do in a few years.
I imagine i would be on 24hr call and have no life

Any input would be greatly appriecated
Thanks
Zack


diamnd15
12-05-2018, 01:55 PM
If your not a member of propilotworld.com it’s a good forum to join with a lot of resources. You have to some searching but may be able to find some posts about PayPal

galaxy flyer
12-05-2018, 06:26 PM
I looked in the NBAA directory, the have one G550 based at KSJC. Gulfstream jobs, even in today’s market, tend to go to experienced Gulfstream pilots, but anything is possible. In SJC, a current corporate pilot with international experience without the type, would be in the 150k-180k range. Typed, add on 30k, probably as F/O. Captains would be 250k-300k.

Likely a long shot being non-current and no corporate or international experience, but you won’t know til you apply.

Single plane operations go all over the map on pay, schedule, QOL—great to horrible. Nike and Coke being at the latter end, some great PE owners being at the great end. If they have four pilots, it’ll probably be pretty good—two weeks on, two off; no on-call. If it’s two pilots—go for the exits. Three is somewhere in between depending on the particulars. Ask about expenses, life on the road. Generous expense account and Marriott hotels make life better.

I know a guy who works for a private equity owner—turned down UA recall. Great expenses, three pilots, very set schedule, no on-call (owner just doesn’t work that way), very open expenses, great investment plan and all commuting paid.

GF


PotatoChip
12-05-2018, 06:55 PM
Hi guys

I have been out of flying for 11 years was a fo on the emb145 with 600 hours sic time before i got furloughed and never went back to flying

I have a very good friend who is a senior of HR department At paypal who told my wife that paypal is looking for pilots and i live in the bay area and was thinking is this a good option for me. I dont know what they fly would be based out of san jose, ca airport and dont know what the pay or schedule is

I have two kids now work part time to be with kids and wife makes sustainable income and i am not sure if i should make the move should i wait anf ser what the regionals will do in a few years.
I imagine i would be on 24hr call and have no life

Any input would be greatly appriecated
Thanks
Zack

No offense, but why would you think you could even get this job?

tommy2toes
12-05-2018, 08:48 PM
If your not a member of propilotworld.com (https://www.ProPilotWorld.com) it’s a good forum to join with a lot of resources. You have to some searching but may be able to find some posts about PayPalI second this, very good advice, highly recommended.

BPWI
12-06-2018, 06:05 AM
No offense, but why would you think you could even get this job?

I've seen crazier things happen. You never know until you apply.....

galaxy flyer
12-06-2018, 07:30 AM
I wouldn’t discourage applying, especially if you have an “in”. You just never know what the chief pilot might consider. He would be at a disadvantage negotiating a pay package, but trade a contract for the type rating and getting current could be a deal. I tried to create “developmental” positions but got shot down when pilots were easily available, now it might fly.

GF

captjns
12-06-2018, 01:23 PM
No offense, but why would you think you could even get this job?

No offense, but what makes you think the OP can’t?

galaxy flyer
12-06-2018, 04:45 PM
I’d have to say it’s a long shot and I’ve hired corporate pilots, but apply.

GF

PotatoChip
12-06-2018, 07:19 PM
No offense, but what makes you think the OP can’t?

Because almost everything corporate.
"I dont know what they fly". Doesn't even know what they fly. Doesn't know a single pilot. Doesn't know anything about the operation. Hasn't flown in 11 years. Has no relevant experience. This sooooorta starts stacking up against you.
I'm not saying 100% can't, but unless the OP is leaving out a huge piece of info, it's unlikely. The original tone is that of, well I think I'll just go work at PayPal (at least that's how I read it, and I could be way off).

galaxy flyer
12-06-2018, 08:34 PM
Since you put it that way, potato chip, I agree.

GF

Falcondrivr
12-07-2018, 05:15 AM
Because almost everything corporate.
"I dont know what they fly". Doesn't even know what they fly. Doesn't know a single pilot. Doesn't know anything about the operation. Hasn't flown in 11 years. Has no relevant experience. This sooooorta starts stacking up against you.
I'm not saying 100% can't, but unless the OP is leaving out a huge piece of info, it's unlikely. The original tone is that of, well I think I'll just go work at PayPal (at least that's how I read it, and I could be way off).
Come on! His good friend told his wife they might be hiring! He’s in!

chirrut
12-10-2018, 05:44 PM
This job was posted for only a few days, starting on Dec 2 (a Sunday) and closed on Dec 5. It's safe to say the pilot was chosen before the listing (like many high profile 91 gigs) and the listing was a broadcast for the chosen pilot to make HR and lawyers happy.

wrxpilot
12-10-2018, 06:46 PM
This job was posted for only a few days, starting on Dec 2 (a Sunday) and closed on Dec 5. It's safe to say the pilot was chosen before the listing (like many high profile 91 gigs) and the listing was a broadcast for the chosen pilot to make HR and lawyers happy.

I’m not surprised. Almost every corporate job that is decent does this. If they really are hiring super low time guys off the street (like the OP), that’s a huge red flag.

Al Czervik
12-11-2018, 07:21 PM
Did he say coke and Nike are bad jobs?

wrxpilot
12-11-2018, 08:01 PM
Did he say coke and Nike are bad jobs?

Nike supposedly is pretty crappy. Lots of turnover.

JTwift
12-12-2018, 04:49 AM
Did he say coke and Nike are bad jobs?

I work with a guy who flew for Coke. Not a lot of positive things to say. It wasn’t terrible, but it definitely wasn’t good.

Convair5800
12-14-2018, 04:56 PM
Did he say coke and Nike are bad jobs?

Yes and yes. Both are revolving doors and have had a bad rep for some time now.

captjns
12-15-2018, 01:10 PM
Yes and yes. Both are revolving doors and have had a bad rep for some time now.

Wonder what the job prospect if they showed up for an interview with Coke with a bottle of Aquafina in hand.:rolleyes: Or better yet the first day of line training and greeting the COO.

galaxy flyer
12-16-2018, 08:04 AM
The guys that used to fly the owner of Hilton Hotels always stayed at Marriotts, so there’s that.

GF

captjns
12-16-2018, 08:18 AM
The guys that used to fly the owner of Hilton Hotels always stayed at Marriotts, so there’s that.

GF

And Hilton keep the points:rolleyes:

Erj135dude
12-17-2018, 09:53 AM
if someone gets hired, please tell them to stop sending me credit card offers. :eek:

TangoFoxtrot
12-19-2018, 09:14 PM
Did he say coke and Nike are bad jobs?

Nike supposedly is pretty crappy. Lots of turnover.Add Google @ KSJC to that list.

V12Merlin
12-21-2018, 08:43 PM
Why not go for it anyway. Worst thing that can happen is they say no, then he’s back home with his family.

With the “bigs” loosing 50-75% of their seniority lists over the next 10 years, you’re probably gonna re-define the word “never”.

Supply and demand ladies and gents.

V12Merlin
12-23-2018, 06:40 PM
The guys that used to fly the owner of Hilton Hotels always stayed at Marriotts, so there’s that.

GF


That right there is funny!

galaxy flyer
12-23-2018, 07:23 PM
That right there is funny!

They were all platinum for life, too.

GF

NatGeo
12-28-2018, 01:11 PM
No offense, but why would you think you could even get this job?


Did you miss the part where he said his wife knows someone senior in HR?

Your post did not contribute anything positive to the community here.

PotatoChip
12-29-2018, 02:59 AM
Did you miss the part where he said his wife knows someone senior in HR?

Your post did not contribute anything positive to the community here.

Well unless that “senior HR person” has anything to do with the Chief Pilot, VP of Flight Ops, Pilot recuiters, or anything to do with the very small part of the company that is its aviation department, this is likely irrelevant. A company like PayPal has a HUGE HR department.

And I disagree with you.