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Old 08-14-2010, 10:02 AM
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How long is it usually between the time you take the 50 question test and the next contact from HR (assuming you pass the test)?
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Old 08-14-2010, 03:35 PM
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Mine was next day .
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by spasekace View Post
Greetings to all,

I've been dead set on a career at Atlas for a long time and want to best my chances for interview/hire at the earliest(Yes I realize that may be a few years).
-Atlas Wannabe
You really are not competitive with those quals (sorry). You need over water experience in a 737 or larger sized aircraft. An internal rec goes a long way to differentiate you from another candidate with similar experience but will not leapfrog you over someone with, say, 747 time and no rec.

Get the PIC time and you'll be competitive at all the major airlines as well.

I have to ask since you are relatively new to the industry, why dead set for Atlas? If it's the 747, trust me, after 6 months it's just another jet. Go to a major, make a million+ more dollars over the course of your career , use 1% of it to buy a type and check that box.

Not bashing Atlas, it was a good gig for me over 5 years.
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by FreighterGuyNow View Post


Not bashing Atlas, it was a good gig for me over 5 years.
But still it is 200% better (read profitable, good business plan, good growth, good fleet of airplanes,etc) that even some of the "legacy" carriers.

The lure of the "major" airline job flying passengers (vs. flying "rubber dog$)(* from HKG) is just not that reliable anymore.

Those are the realities of the airline world...the truly reliable outfits to work for are the FDX, UPS, and SWA.
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:12 PM
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But still it is 200% better (read profitable, good business plan, good growth, good fleet of airplanes,etc) that even some of the "legacy" carriers.

The lure of the "major" airline job flying passengers (vs. flying "rubber dog$)(* from HKG) is just not that reliable anymore.

Those are the realities of the airline world...the truly reliable outfits to work for are the FDX, UPS, and SWA.
I remember when they were saying that about Braniff and Continental. Five years later Braniff was gone and Continental in tatters.

I remember when they were saying that about USAir and People Express. Again, 5 years was all it took to go from "golden" to "gone." Ditto Gemini and DHL. A lot can change in a short period of time. All it takes is a change in CEO's, a crash, a bump in fuel prices, or any one of a million other things, and what was once the dream-of-a-lifetime job becomes just another hat hanging in your closet.

I'm sure Atlas is a fine company to work for. I wish I was there right now, with about 11 years seniority. But to anybody looking for a job, I would say only this...don't assume that a company that is desireable to work for in 2010 will be so in 2015 or beyond.

It just doesn't work that way.
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Old 08-15-2010, 02:09 PM
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If you're looking for stability and assurance you're in the wrong industry (go be a nurse if you need that). That being said I'd much rather be here then a place like Delta, Jet Blue, or AT (the current ones hiring).

All indicators point to this being a pretty decent time to get on at Atlas but I'm not naive enough to think anything is a sure thing.
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Originally Posted by Whistlin' Dan View Post
I remember when they were saying that about Braniff and Continental. Five years later Braniff was gone and Continental in tatters.

I remember when they were saying that about USAir and People Express. Again, 5 years was all it took to go from "golden" to "gone." Ditto Gemini and DHL. A lot can change in a short period of time. All it takes is a change in CEO's, a crash, a bump in fuel prices, or any one of a million other things, and what was once the dream-of-a-lifetime job becomes just another hat hanging in your closet.

I'm sure Atlas is a fine company to work for. I wish I was there right now, with about 11 years seniority. But to anybody looking for a job, I would say only this...don't assume that a company that is desireable to work for in 2010 will be so in 2015 or beyond.

It just doesn't work that way.
Absolutely right...thanks for clarifying my post.
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But still it is 200% better (read profitable, good business plan, good growth, good fleet of airplanes,etc) that even some of the "legacy" carriers.
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Originally Posted by Whistlin' Dan View Post
I remember when they were saying that about Braniff and Continental. Five years later Braniff was gone and Continental in tatters.

I remember when they were saying that about USAir and People Express. Again, 5 years was all it took to go from "golden" to "gone." Ditto Gemini and DHL. A lot can change in a short period of time. All it takes is a change in CEO's, a crash, a bump in fuel prices, or any one of a million other things, and what was once the dream-of-a-lifetime job becomes just another hat hanging in your closet.

I'm sure Atlas is a fine company to work for. I wish I was there right now, with about 11 years seniority. But to anybody looking for a job, I would say only this...don't assume that a company that is desireable to work for in 2010 will be so in 2015 or beyond.

It just doesn't work that way.
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by 744driver View Post
The lure of the "major" airline job flying passengers (vs. flying "rubber dog$)(* from HKG) is just not that reliable anymore.
How long have you worked there?

Atlas Air flies into Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The air cargo carrier capped a troubled three years on Jan. 30 when it filed for reorganization wider Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code

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