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Old 04-29-2013, 07:55 PM   #41  
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Where did gloopy imply that? slowplay is going to be mad at the mention of varsity, speaking of.
I think the point we agreed on was that targeted selection made you the varsity team.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:03 AM   #42  
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I just don't like anyone thinking that Delta is the walk on JV squad...
You should take that up with your Reps who did not raise an objection to Pinnacle's deal directly with Delta management.

Pinnacle's concessions were sold with promises of open try outs for the Varsity Team.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:33 AM   #43  
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You should take that up with your Reps who did not raise an objection to Pinnacle's deal directly with Delta management.

Pinnacle's concessions were sold with promises of open try outs for the Varsity Team.
I did. They said it was managements decision on who to hire. It'll take 6 months to decide whether it not it was a bad idea. Probably less.
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With that said, we hire some good dudes. There's even some at my Crashpad.

I just don't like anyone thinking that Delta is the walk on JV squad...
Wait. What?

I think everyone knows, h8rz included, that DL is one of the tougher places to get on with, or to even get an interview in the first place. And DL does hire some good doods (sup dawgs!). And doodettes (hi ladies!).

But all too often you hear someone complaining about how difficult it is, yet they haven't even applied, or updated in forever, and never went to a job fair or bothered to network internals or done a single thing "extracarricular" even the relatively easy and non time consuming things that still really stand out, or show up to the interview unprepared or wig out during the 5 minutes of "bad cop" which really isn't even that bad, etc.

The process is difficult and involved. But the process helps those who help themselves. There's also a personality component that, arguably, one necessarily can't really prepare for, but that they have a pretty good way of somehow measuring. IMO if you don't get why there's rapid "thread drift" much of the time and not just a linear string of cold hard business replies, then these just might not be the droids you're looking for.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:48 AM   #45  
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:00 AM   #46  
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Derailed by page 2. That was quick.
Why do you care?
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Wait. What?

I think everyone knows, h8rz included, that DL is one of the tougher places to get on with, or to even get an interview in the first place. And DL does hire some good doods (sup dawgs!). And doodettes (hi ladies!).

But all too often you hear someone complaining about how difficult it is, yet they haven't even applied, or updated in forever, and never went to a job fair or bothered to network internals or done a single thing "extracarricular" even the relatively easy and non time consuming things that still really stand out, or show up to the interview unprepared or wig out during the 5 minutes of "bad cop" which really isn't even that bad, etc.

The process is difficult and involved. But the process helps those who help themselves. There's also a personality component that, arguably, one necessarily can't really prepare for, but that they have a pretty good way of somehow measuring. IMO if you don't get why there's rapid "thread drift" much of the time and not just a linear string of cold hard business replies, then these just might not be the droids you're looking for.
And you thought I was suggesting the opposite?
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:34 AM   #48  
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Thread drift? How else you going to cover the history of the union, current contract issues, discussing religion, politics and sex, while maintaining sterile cockpit while in a 45 minute domestic leg in an MD88 performing navigation by ded rekoning, responding to altitude queries from ATC and running multiple QRH items while eating a yummy Biscoff cookies?

If on of the pilots is currently getting a divorce or is under subpoena, it is going to take longer than 45 minutes to get that done. Thus the criteria is easy ... lead a simple life, you attend whatever church at least 2 out of the three people on the panel attend and don't get divorced or subpoenaed. Try to keep the MD88 within + or - 300 feet of assigned altitude and turn somewhere in the vicinity of the fix (abeam Stone Mountain works).

Don't ask questions you really don't want to know the answers to. Whatever you do, don't start researching the certification basis for the MD jets. Just nod your head at the appropriate times, say "Yes Sir" and "no, that's not a problem." Not a problem will have to expand to engines, brakes, the wing, hydraulic system(s - if more than one if operational), flight controls, trim, FMC, standby instruments, primary instruments and the APU. The autothrottles work pretty well and you'll be amazed at just how much work they do when you try to simply go straight and level without them.

Multi tasking is part of being a pilot, no matter where you are.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:34 PM   #49  
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Thread drift? How else you going to cover the history of the union, current contract issues, discussing religion, politics and sex, while maintaining sterile cockpit while in a 45 minute domestic leg in an MD88 performing navigation by ded rekoning, responding to altitude queries from ATC and running multiple QRH items while eating a yummy Biscoff cookies?

If on of the pilots is currently getting a divorce or is under subpoena, it is going to take longer than 45 minutes to get that done. Thus the criteria is easy ... lead a simple life, you attend whatever church at least 2 out of the three people on the panel attend and don't get divorced or subpoenaed. Try to keep the MD88 within + or - 300 feet of assigned altitude and turn somewhere in the vicinity of the fix (abeam Stone Mountain works).

Don't ask questions you really don't want to know the answers to. Whatever you do, don't start researching the certification basis for the MD jets. Just nod your head at the appropriate times, say "Yes Sir" and "no, that's not a problem." Not a problem will have to expand to engines, brakes, the wing, hydraulic system(s - if more than one if operational), flight controls, trim, FMC, standby instruments, primary instruments and the APU. The autothrottles work pretty well and you'll be amazed at just how much work they do when you try to simply go straight and level without them.

Multi tasking is part of being a pilot, no matter where you are.

And... When (not if) you screw up, your answer is;

Sorry Captain, I was thinking about puzzy!

That will get you out of just about any screwup. But it only works once per trip or sim ride.

Don't ask me how I know...
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