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Old 08-29-2015, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by PTS2 View Post
Did everyone that made it to the pool get placed on the preferential hiring list?
Nope. Preferential hiring is just that...preferential. The two guys I know that just got hired were ANC based, local boys with other airlines. They interviewed and got hired for the next class...747s in ANC.

In the mean time there were guys in the pool before them. They were bang, bang ups and gone to MIA for training. That's preferential hiring. Its because the airline knew they were ANC residents and would most likely be staying in ANC, a base they have trouble staffing.
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Old 08-29-2015, 11:59 AM
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Thanks for the answers on ZED. Not sure there is a difference between preferential hire list and "pool". The only outcomes that were possible is hired, pool wait on date, or do not hire. I think these are one in the same.
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Old 08-29-2015, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Packrat View Post
Nope. Preferential hiring is just that...preferential. The two guys I know that just got hired were ANC based, local boys with other airlines. They interviewed and got hired for the next class...747s in ANC.

In the mean time there were guys in the pool before them. They were bang, bang ups and gone to MIA for training. That's preferential hiring. Its because the airline knew they were ANC residents and would most likely be staying in ANC, a base they have trouble staffing.

I appreciate the response! I've heard it both ways. Not that it matters; the pool was totally empty before this round of interviews and they even filled spots in an 31AUG and 7SEPT class from guys that interviewed on the first and second days. The way things are going, the pool will be empty again before the October interviews.
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by PTS2 View Post
Did everyone that made it to the pool get placed on the preferential hiring list? Is that just a fancy name for the pool? Also, for those of you that interviewed and didn't make it, don't be discouraged. I know a few guys that didn't make it on their first try but made it quickly on the second try. Don't give up!!
Preferential hiring=pool; that's airline speak for "you're not HIRED until you start day one of indoc so we don't owe you anything but you are in the pool"

The pool is not first in, first out. At Atlas, the RUMOR is that everyone in the pool has a score and they keep skimming from the top of the list unless it completely empties. Only HR knows the true story and how you are scored.
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Old 08-29-2015, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Packrat View Post
Nope. Preferential hiring is just that...preferential. The two guys I know that just got hired were ANC based, local boys with other airlines. They interviewed and got hired for the next class...747s in ANC.

In the mean time there were guys in the pool before them. They were bang, bang ups and gone to MIA for training. That's preferential hiring. Its because the airline knew they were ANC residents and would most likely be staying in ANC, a base they have trouble staffing.
The way they described it to us in the interview was that there is no "pool." Just a preferential hiring list which means you passed and can expect to be called with an offer of employment (which comes with a class date).
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Old 08-29-2015, 03:47 PM
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Just some info on those waiting...

1/23/14 - Applied
4/25/14 - Updated App
6/18/15 - Issued Online Assessment
6/24/15 - Assessment Completed 82%
8/19/15 - Telephone Interview
8/26/15 - Interview HPN
8/28/15 - Hired into Pool

TT - 11,700
TPIC - 6,400
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Good luck to everybody that wants this!
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Old 08-29-2015, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Packrat View Post
Want to get preferential hiring at Atlas? Move to Anchorage. Its worked for a couple guys I know.
And it wasn't that long ago that they interviewed a healthy amount of pilots living in S. FL/MIA area.

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The way they described it to us in the interview was that there is no "pool." Just a preferential hiring list which means you passed and can expect to be called with an offer of employment (which comes with a class date).
Of course that's the way they describe it.

Unless something has changed and they recently went to a FIFO system since they started hiring after the furlough recalls, it's ALWAYS been a "pool". With candidates having the higher "overall scores" getting plucked out first.

In the brief they're NOT going to tell you the pool is competitive, and you could be swimming for possibly a year like a few have.
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by John Carr View Post
And it wasn't that long ago that they interviewed a healthy amount of pilots living in S. FL/MIA area.



Of course that's the way they describe it.

Unless something has changed and they recently went to a FIFO system since they started hiring after the furlough recalls, it's ALWAYS been a "pool". With candidates having the higher "overall scores" getting plucked out first.

In the brief they're NOT going to tell you the pool is competitive, and you could be swimming for possibly a year like a few have.
They specifically stated the competitive pool is no longer in use and it is in fact FIFO. 8/25
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Old 08-29-2015, 06:17 PM
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Thanks for the info, folks. For those of you who also made it to the pool, please keep the thread updated when you get a class date. This process certainly keeps you on the edge of your seat! I'm gonna need a vacation after all the fun is over...
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by SpeedTaped View Post
They specifically stated the competitive pool is no longer in use and it is in fact FIFO. 8/25
That's good to hear, only too like, 5 years.............
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