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Old 02-12-2020, 03:58 AM   #1521  
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Are new hires required to buy certain uniform items from certain vendors or do we get a choice as long as it meets the standards?

Side note, How many were in class this Monday?
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Old 02-12-2020, 07:34 AM   #1522  
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10 started class this week.
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Old 03-11-2020, 04:25 PM   #1523  
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One great part of the Expressjet contract is the 6 month rehire program. If you move up from Expressjet to a bigger airline, then either wash out of training or get furloughed, you can come back without rehire and retaining seniority within six months of leaving.

If they furlough, this is going to be a nice to have for everyone who has left in the last 4-5 months.
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One great part of the Expressjet contract is the 6 month rehire program. If you move up from Expressjet to a bigger airline, then either wash out of training or get furloughed, you can come back without rehire and retaining seniority within six months of leaving.

If they furlough, this is going to be a nice to have for everyone who has left in the last 4-5 months.
I didnít know United was furloughing?If you wash out see ya
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I didnít know United was furloughing?If you wash out see ya
They sent a new hire class home at the last minute. Not a furlough but Iím sure most of the class had already resigned.
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Are new hires required to buy certain uniform items from certain vendors or do we get a choice as long as it meets the standards?

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I see no one answered your first question. Hard to say. I was a new hire nearly 4 years ago and it may have changed since then. Basically, I felt pressured to buy their basic package which was 2 pants, I think 2 shirts, a blazer, a tie, and a belt with gold buckle. They then give you shoulder boards and wings. I got an additional pair of wings plus velcro shoulder boards and wing patch (for the leather jacket) from Bonnie the uniform lady for no charge. I was told it was a $300 or so package with small deductions per paycheck but I don't remember them ever actually deducting it. Maybe a mistake on their part. I then bought separately a sweater (a cut above) and a used Perrone leather jacket off eBay. Also, you'll then get $150 a year (up to a bank of $400) for future purchases, and that can be used on anything uniform related (shoes, luggage, alterations, etc). When I left Xjet last year I burned out my uniform bank on a new tote bag, new shoes, and a couple new shirts for the new job.

Honestly, the crew outfitters uniforms were garbage quality. Most uncomfortable and flimsy pants I've ever worn. I got pair of black Haggar pants; I think less than $20 on sale with my Macys card.
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Save the hassle and buy from outside (A cut above, M&H, Abbott)
the uniform lady is very unprofessional and really hard to get in touch with if you have any issues.

Few people in my class did not buy anything and you are not forced to buy uniform either.
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25 started class on Monday of this week. 3/9.


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I see no one answered your first question. Hard to say. I was a new hire nearly 4 years ago and it may have changed since then. Basically, I felt pressured to buy their basic package which was 2 pants, I think 2 shirts, a blazer, a tie, and a belt with gold buckle. They then give you shoulder boards and wings. I got an additional pair of wings plus velcro shoulder boards and wing patch (for the leather jacket) from Bonnie the uniform lady for no charge. I was told it was a $300 or so package with small deductions per paycheck but I don't remember them ever actually deducting it. Maybe a mistake on their part. I then bought separately a sweater (a cut above) and a used Perrone leather jacket off eBay. Also, you'll then get $150 a year (up to a bank of $400) for future purchases, and that can be used on anything uniform related (shoes, luggage, alterations, etc). When I left Xjet last year I burned out my uniform bank on a new tote bag, new shoes, and a couple new shirts for the new job.

Honestly, the crew outfitters uniforms were garbage quality. Most uncomfortable and flimsy pants I've ever worn. I got pair of black Haggar pants; I think less than $20 on sale with my Macys card.
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damn! Looks like that TSA pipeline is flowing!
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damn! Looks like that TSA pipeline is flowing!
Wow. All TSA pilots already? That was fast!
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