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Hopper
08-15-2007, 02:02 PM
Hi All,

A few questions about SWA:

Have they stopped all interviews? When did they stop?

How many are in the pool?

Please anyone with accurate information, not hear say, your comments will be appreciated. Thanks in advance. :)

Hopper


1Seat 1Engine
08-15-2007, 02:35 PM
Interviews are continuing but not at the numbers that they were 6-9 months ago.

Rumor is that they will stop interviewing to help drain the pool. Don't know how big the pool is but I've heard rumors that it's over 300.

Classes are still being scheduled at a pretty good clip. I'm going to guess at least 5 more classes between now and the end of the calendar year (approx 100-120 pilots total).

328dude
08-15-2007, 07:23 PM
405 in the pool.


Bernie
08-15-2007, 08:43 PM
328Dude,
Any intel from the August decision board?

328dude
08-15-2007, 11:13 PM
Held yesterday. Good luck.

Calls this Friday, Weekend, or next week. Depends on their workload.

Outofthebox
08-16-2007, 05:17 AM
Held yesterday. Good luck.

Calls this Friday, Weekend, or next week. Depends on their workload.

That 405 in the pool does that include the AUG DB results?

328dude
08-16-2007, 09:51 AM
yes.........

satchip
08-16-2007, 12:02 PM
so,... you have some insight as to how many made it on the Aug DB?

Hopper
08-16-2007, 12:05 PM
So to sum this up:

Yes, they are still calling people for interviews but at a reduced rate.

There are 400+ in the pool at this time.

Is all this correct. Thanks in advance. :)

Hopper

mulcher
08-16-2007, 12:50 PM
That would seem to be correct. Plus those that will be selected for the Sept DB.

flybynuts
08-16-2007, 01:01 PM
Thats interesting. Rebaca in the peoples department told a guy in my squadron that after August, no more interviews until 08. In Jan 08, the company will then determine when they need to start the interview and hire process again. Anybody else hear this?

328dude
08-16-2007, 04:30 PM
That was the orignal plan, but I think they are rethinking this now. Nothing official as of yet.

mulcher
08-16-2007, 05:46 PM
328,

What are they thinking? You cant leave us hanging like that.

Beagle Capt
08-16-2007, 06:09 PM
Thats interesting. Rebaca in the peoples department told a guy in my squadron that after August, no more interviews until 08. In Jan 08, the company will then determine when they need to start the interview and hire process again. Anybody else hear this?
Heard from Rebekah back in mid July that hiring and classes would stop til next year, then probably hiring 350. (Naturally I hear this the day I'm eligible to re-apply!) Well, hopefully '08 is the year!

Outofthebox
08-16-2007, 07:14 PM
That 405 in the pool does that include the AUG DB results?

So 405 in the pool including the Aug DB. How many were selected in the AUG DB and does the 405 count the three classes in AUG and 2 classes in Sept? Or 405 as of Aug 15?

Spanky189
08-18-2007, 10:56 PM
Not to rain on the parade, but...
I interviewed in Jun 01, was hired in Aug 01, was 200+ in the "pool" and didn't get called until Mar 03. At that point I had been activated for certain military actions. The next call was for a Jan 04 class.
Not trying to dishearten this group, just trying to let you know that even when you get the good news, you are still subject to the hiring "process".
Just have a plan to back yourself up while you're in the pool. Getting the 'youre hired' call doesn't mean you'll be in class soon. It means that you'll be in the pool. You can read above that there are 400+ already there.
Do the math and cover your butt...

satchip
08-19-2007, 04:46 AM
I interviewed in Jun 01, was hired in Aug 01, was 200+ in the "pool" and didn't get called until Mar 03. At that point I had been activated for certain military actions. The next call was for a Jan 04 class.


That was a factor of 911 was it not? The rainbow caused by your rain :-) is that SWA eventually brought all the poolies into the company even if it did take a few years. The other majors just cut their poolies loose.

Reason number 343 why I want to work for Southwest!