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Old 05-08-2019, 08:03 AM   #61  
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I can't be the only one to think that having some barriers to entry like the degree requirement is a good thing right? It limits supply and less supply means a better chance at higher wages.
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Old 05-08-2019, 08:19 AM   #62  
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If I had no degree and was just starting, Iíd go to an AA wholly-owned. Donít need a degree and get a number at AA. Maybe this will start a trend, but in the meantime, a degree is necessary to go anywhere else.
Itís a good idea, but Iíd just be worried about if/when the flow goes away or changes to require a degree. Itís not like that hasnít happened numerous times.
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To your point -- I'm at a regional and working on my master's degree. Why? Because I want to fight my way into a FedEx or legacy job.
why do you think a masters degree is going to help you when a bachelors is all thatís required. Of all the things to exceed the minimums on, Iíd put the degree requirement pretty far down the list. Work on check airman, safety position, etc. while you network heavily to get a PE before you waste time getting an advanced degree unless you just want one for other reasons. Thatís definitely not the key to getting a call from FedEx.
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I can't be the only one to think that having some barriers to entry like the degree requirement is a good thing right? It limits supply and less supply means a better chance at higher wages.
couldnít agree more.
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why do you think a masters degree is going to help you when a bachelors is all thatís required. Of all the things to exceed the minimums on, Iíd put the degree requirement pretty far down the list. Work on check airman, safety position, etc. while you network heavily to get a PE before you waste time getting an advanced degree unless you just want one for other reasons. Thatís definitely not the key to getting a call from FedEx.
So I had no personal endorsement, no check airman time, and 1036 hours PIC when FedEx called. I did have a fresh masters, though. So maybe it is a good idea. YMMV
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why do you think a masters degree is going to help you when a bachelors is all thatís required. Of all the things to exceed the minimums on, Iíd put the degree requirement pretty far down the list. Work on check airman, safety position, etc. while you network heavily to get a PE before you waste time getting an advanced degree unless you just want one for other reasons. Thatís definitely not the key to getting a call from FedEx.
As much as I wish this wasnít true I think that it is, at least for the typical white male applicant that a major carrier will consider. I have a bachelors, masters and doctorate. Iím not holding my breath that itíll make much of a difference except to check the ď4 year degree ruleĒ box.
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So I had no personal endorsement, no check airman time, and 1036 hours PIC when FedEx called. I did have a fresh masters, though. So maybe it is a good idea. YMMV
FedEx needs bodies and they don't have the luxury of being that picky as much as they'd like us to think they are. Plenty of folks are being hired without masters degrees.
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