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Old 02-24-2011, 04:00 PM
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Nice...classy, don't you think.
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:03 PM
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Yep. We had a young lady who returned to her previous employer (AirTran) within weeks of getting her -400 type. Didn't tell anyone, just didn't show up for a trip.
She wants to get that WN seniority number
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:10 PM
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Yep. We had a young lady who returned to her previous employer (AirTran) within weeks of getting her -400 type. Didn't tell anyone, just didn't show up for a trip.
Can't remember if it was mentioned here or somewhere else, but somebody posted that as soon as a couple guys finished training they went to Jetwest or SouthBlue, whatever they're called.

Shame, there's A LOT of people out there that have no desire and just want to work at Atlas.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by dojetdriver View Post
Can't remember if it was mentioned here or somewhere else, but somebody posted that as soon as a couple guys finished training they went to Jetwest or SouthBlue, whatever they're called.

Shame, there's A LOT of people out there that have no desire and just want to work at Atlas.
That blows. I know people need to feed their families, but that's just downright cruel. Why interview with an awesome company with hidden backstabbing motivation? It's even more cruel to those who worked hard for the opportunity to fly with ATLAS, and possibly not get it, only for someone else to fill their slot and then leave! Whatev... it's annoying.

Why doesn't ATLAS just require a one to two year contract on their new hires?... just wondering aloud.

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Old 02-24-2011, 06:14 PM
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Why doesn't Atlas come up with a contract making it THE airline everyone wants to fly for. Then, you don't have to worry about those pesky pilots leaving for greener pastures. Supply vs. Demand (I do agree, pretty classless not to call the company to notify them you quit).

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Those above me that are planning on leaving, please, thank you. I encourage it. Haha.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by T333 View Post
Why doesn't Atlas come up with a contract making it THE airline everyone wants to fly for. Then, you don't have to worry about those pesky pilots leaving for greener pastures. Supply vs. Demand (I do agree, pretty classless not to call the company to notify them you quit).

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I think the point we are making is that we should at least leave after giving sufficient notice. Not that Atlas is THE airline to work for...far from it. There are better places, no doubt, but there are a lot that are worse.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by T333 View Post
Why doesn't Atlas come up with a contract making it THE airline everyone wants to fly for. Then, you don't have to worry about those pesky pilots leaving for greener pastures. Supply vs. Demand (I do agree, pretty classless not to call the company to notify them you quit).

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Couldn't agree more. FedEx also requires turning in your seniority number but they offer substantially more $$ over a career. Not knocking Atlas, just being honest.

I still wonder if it is even legal for an employer to require you to resign a past seniority number. Not defending any of the bad behavior mentioned above, just think there should be a limit on what can be dictated in an employment contract.

Doesn't change much for me, I'd still like to interview and then make an educated decision. It's just now it is a bigger/harder decision now.

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Old 02-24-2011, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyBoyTex View Post
That blows. I know people need to feed their families, but that's just downright cruel. Why interview with an awesome company with hidden backstabbing motivation? It's even more cruel to those who worked hard for the opportunity to fly with ATLAS, and possibly not get it, only for someone else to fill their slot and then leave! Whatev... it's annoying.
It's gone on in one form or another forever. Not really the same situation, but a few years ago guys would get hired by the ONLY legacy carrier hiring. Hence, they were perceived by many as "the place to be". Despite a crappy contract. After said pilot gets trained (type rated), goes to a particular "LCC". Got the type paid for and everything. Can't say as I blame them with the crappy first year pay, and NO health insurance for six months, crappy bases, etc.

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Couldn't agree more. FedEx also requires turning in your seniority
Wasn't always like that. But back in the 90's they hired furloughed pilots, and they went back to their respective carrier when recalled.
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Originally Posted by 744driver View Post
I think the point we are making is that we should at least leave after giving sufficient notice. Not that Atlas is THE airline to work for...far from it. There are better places, no doubt, but there are a lot that are worse.
... and of course, there are lots of pilots who currently have NO place to work who would give a vital appendage to work at Atlas. The luxury of being able to jump from job to job should at least come with the professionalism to adequately notify your employer.
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