Airline Pilot Forums

Airline Pilot Forums was designed to be a community where working airline pilots can share ideas and information about the aviation field. In the forum you will find information about major and regional airline carriers, career training, interview and job seeker help, finance, and living the airline pilot lifestyle.




jumbodriver
05-06-2005, 11:57 AM
While i was filling out my Fed Ex app. there was a notation stating that the applicant must have resided in the U.S for the previous 5 years. Is that a hard and fast rule or is there any flexibilty?

I am a U.S. citizen, former military, and work as a 400 capt. for a part 121 U.S. carrier. In addition i currently posses a geneva convention card which was issued through my company, and is to be carried on person while we operate in and out of U.S. military bases worldwide while supporting the military lift.

The only exception noted on the app. form was a waiver for time spent serving active duty overseas.

It seems to me that this would disqualify me in applying the way i read it. Does anyone have any input or knowledge about this matter as i would greatly appreciate the help.


captain_drew
05-06-2005, 04:23 PM
While i was filling out my Fed Ex app. there was a notation stating that the applicant must have resided in the U.S for the previous 5 years. Is that a hard and fast rule or is there any flexibilty?

I am a U.S. citizen, former military, and work as a 400 capt. for a part 121 U.S. carrier. In addition i currently posses a geneva convention card which was issued through my company, and is to be carried on person while we operate in and out of U.S. military bases worldwide while supporting the military lift.

The only exception noted on the app. form was a waiver for time spent serving active duty overseas.

It seems to me that this would disqualify me in applying the way i read it. Does anyone have any input or knowledge about this matter as i would greatly appreciate the help.

You don’t speak to where you might not comply with the requisite residence time. Have you actually “resided” outside the US, or has your schedule simply had you flying overseas a lot?

dckozak
05-07-2005, 05:01 PM
I think the 5 year requirement is part of the Fedex postal contract. I think its their requirement. :mad:


bustinmins
10-24-2008, 02:52 PM
I spoke to recruitment on this issue for a friend of mine who was desiring to work for Cathay while he hoped for FedEx.

I mentioned that the individual would maintain a residence in the USA. The reply I received stated, "Where would he be during training?" I said he'd be trained in Hong Kong but based in the USA. "Where would he reside while in training?" I said, "Hong Kong". I was told that his training event would constitute "residing" outside of the USA and thus he'd have to wait five-years to re-apply.

This is a part of the FedEx postal service contract.

f10a
10-24-2008, 03:15 PM
That doesnt make much sense! Lets say you work for a US airline but the sim training is overseas, or you do TDY overseas for a few months, yet still flying to/from the US. By this definition you would not be able to work for FedEx.

bluejuice
10-24-2008, 03:20 PM
You heard wrong. FDX only cares about residency, it doesn't matter where he trains, it matters where he pays taxes and whether he claims an income tax exclusion or not (330 days out of country). If he lives in the US, he's a resident, plain and simple.

Like Fedex would ever check where he trained, come on now. Jesus, Fedex use to train people in Germany and Finland. Also, nice job resurrecting a 3 year old thread.

Check here for more info: Publication 54 (2007), Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad (http://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch04.html)

MD11Fr8Dog
10-24-2008, 04:13 PM
I spoke to recruitment on this issue for a friend of mine who was desiring to work for Cathay while he hoped for FedEx.

I mentioned that the individual would maintain a residence in the USA. The reply I received stated, "Where would he be during training?" I said he'd be trained in Hong Kong but based in the USA. "Where would he reside while in training?" I said, "Hong Kong". I was told that his training event would constitute "residing" outside of the USA and thus he'd have to wait five-years to re-apply.

This is a part of the FedEx postal service contract.

Hmmm, I wonder how I was able to fly the mail. I went to MD-11 training in Zurich in spring '97 and started flying the mail in summer '01.:confused:

MD11Fr8Dog
10-24-2008, 04:18 PM
.......

Also, nice job resurrecting a 3 year old thread.

Really! W0XOFF, remember this oldie?;)

rustypigeon
11-06-2008, 12:29 PM
Does FedEx plan to hire in the next couple years?

bustinmins
11-07-2008, 07:44 AM
Does FedEx plan to hire in the next couple years?


I wish I had better news for you.....

To quote our management, "No hiring in the forseeable future."


In regards to the statement made by someone else about me resurrecting an old thread....DOH!

I saw this on the second page of the forum..thus thought it was newer. I didn't read the fine print. ARGHHH!!!!