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Old 10-14-2016, 07:10 AM
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What was the first 3-4 months and what was the last few?
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:40 AM
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Well- waiting for OE for 4 months with no perdiem. I assure you I am not lying.

My first pay check fell in Early April with Atlas.
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:19 AM
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Im approaching 4 years with Atlas. I gave a breakdown of my pay earlier in this thread, no need to re-hash that.
I will summarize it in general terms, when I'm doing my budget and estimating what my check will be ahead of time before the official report comes out, I clear 59% of my gross, and then add per diem which is roughly $800 for 17 days of work. Folks who are incredulous as to how little that comes out to be must live in their parents basement and may not understand the real world. I contribute 10% for the 401k in order to maximize the company contribution and pay for the family health plan. This is what any responsible individual should do. Atlas is a big boy job, not contributing to a 401k or opting out of health insurance in order to get a decent pay check are things 21 year olds do when they start out at a regional. You can make a fair living here but don't let the hourly wage fool you. We have zero work rules to go with it and zero soft time. All in all makes for an unimpressive wide body paycheck, regardless of longevity.
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Old 10-14-2016, 12:52 PM
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Are there positives at Atlas that keep you there?
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by DIAK View Post
Are there positives at Atlas that keep you there?
Occasionally the catering doesn't give you food poisoning.
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Old 10-14-2016, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by DIAK View Post
Are there positives at Atlas that keep you there?
1. Not having to jumpseat to work.
2. Earning airline miles and status.
3. Flying the 747 to airports all over the world.

and the biggest positive:

Gaining 121 experience that will help my resume with a legacy....
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Tenacvols View Post
Gaining 121 experience that will help my resume with a legacy....
BINGO, we have a winner!
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Old 10-15-2016, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by DIAK View Post
Are there positives at Atlas that keep you there?
Sure, when I got hired here I was 27 and no one else was hiring. It was a no brainer coming from regional right seat. And as soon as a major calls I'm out. I'm not dissuading people from coming over. Just responding to a few posts who questioned the validity of our pay issues. What's been posted is accurate. Those of us Atlas pilots who post are trying to help, not pursuing an agenda.
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Old 10-15-2016, 05:43 AM
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Have they stopped doing the drug tests at the interview now?
Yes they have. They give you the drug test papers to keep with you until they e-mail you to go to one of the local drug test places in your area..
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:56 AM
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I know that Republic and Express jet have programs where they'll accept return pilots within 12 months of quitting at the same seniority/seat. There have been a few new guys at Atlas that have taken advantage of those programs and gone back.

Ill be curious to see when/if Kalitta signs this new contract and if we lose anyone to Kalitta.
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