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Old 02-26-2011, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by cargowannabe
I worked at WN for 18 years now starting Atlas on Monday and I am stoked!!!!!!

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Why did you look to leave WN? I though they treated their people pretty well. Granted flying to back and forth across the US is not what Im looking for so I don't blame you but I thought that most people are happy there.
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Old 02-26-2011, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by flybynight1
Come on JTG76, I thought you were a patient goldfish like myself!! (you interviewed in Jan. as well??) Ha, no I agree, anyone getting a call for class... , please post right away!
I know of 1 guy who interviewed on the 18th of January who got a call last Friday for a Feb 28th class. He was one of the military guys that interviewed. Haven't heard of any other January interviews getting a class. Hopefully we all get called next week. Fingers crossed.
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Old 02-26-2011, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by dojetdriver
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.
Yep, right here!!! Just waiting for the phone to ring.......
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Precontact
How do you think your stuff from Amazon gets to where it needs to go....
On one of those little brown trucks...

I never thought I'd see a brand U or brand F guy on an Atlas forum trying to justify his existence. Haha.
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:09 PM
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Just like guys from the Legacy carriers calling on me for recommendation to come interview with Atlas...never thought that would happen.

We are not the scumbag, freight-dawgs anymore, are we? Well, maybe a little!!
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Old 02-26-2011, 04:02 PM
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If I were a new hire based in JFK, would it be possible to break up my 17 days of reserve, or is it solid block? ie a block of 8 and 9 days on or a block of 6, 6, and 5? Or even ridiculously... 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,3?
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Old 02-26-2011, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by nattyboh
If I were a new hire based in JFK, would it be possible to break up my 17 days of reserve, or is it solid block? ie a block of 8 and 9 days on or a block of 6, 6, and 5? Or even ridiculously... 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,3?
The last choice you gave...not a snowball's chance in you know where. And if that is the schedule you absolutely have to have...Atlas is not the job for you. It is that simple. Sorry, but that is a fact.

All the rest of the choices above are possible and even likely if that is what you bid...but only after a year or two of seniority -- after some new hires come on board after you, and a few retirements.

But the thing to do is to put up with the bad schedules if this is the job you want...don't just look at the today, and tomorrow. Take a longer view of this job, this lifestyle, and this company.

If you can answer all those questions to your (and your family's) satisfaction, then go ahead and apply for the job.

And by the way, don't forget to read the previous 120 pages...scattered among those pages are some gems of information that might help with the decision.

Good luck...
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Old 02-26-2011, 04:59 PM
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So I get the fact that they basically build lines to 17 days of availability, what about on 31 day months? Also, while I've read they can extend you past 17 days for more $$ when you bid can you choose "holy" days off if there is a day you must have off (and you have the seniority)?

Finally, does living near the domicile, like HSV, give you more flexibility to bid maybe an 8+9 schedule, as you have less possible taxable deadhead events?

Thanks!
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:12 PM
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We owe the company 17 days per month...therefore, we get 13 days off in a 30-day month, and 14 days off in a 31-day month. Because February only has 28 (and 29 in a leap year), they rob 1/31 and 3/1 and make January, February, and March, 30-day months.

There is no such luxury as "holy days"...you just have to bid it off and hope you get it.

Living near a base is obviously the ideal situation for us, but that does not necessarily give you any rights over scheduling and bidding, since seniority is the governing factor here. It is your choice to commute to a base, and it is your choice to live near a base. If your seniority can hold a line, a reserve block, and the "x" days that you want...then that is what you get.
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:38 PM
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I think the shortest line I've seen out of JFK was 5 days. On the bid page you have to select that you want 17 days in a row and that you will waive having 2 days off between trips. I'm normally a wreck when I get home, may have been deadheading 20 hours and I'm 8 timezones off. I only want to go through that once a month. Some guys like the Miami base because most of the flying is north/south and they don't get beat up as bad.

If you don't live in base you can lose a day having to get in position or you finish up too late to get out of town and lose a day traveling home. Again, another reason to go to work once a month. If you live in base it's not an issue.
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