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Old 02-01-2017, 03:01 PM   #1  
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Default FedEx First Year Info for New Hires...

As the FedEx Hiring thread is getting a little long winded, I thought I might start a new thread for the new year for the new hires

Since we’ve got a couple years of “new hires” now on property with W-2s and possibly holding lines, would some of you all like to share some data with the incoming new hires so we can all make the most educated guess on our fleet choice? I also welcome info from the all pilots willing to impart their wisdom on us.
(I know the system bid was recently, so seats available per aircraft might be useful as well)

Info I think would be useful, please add whatever you would like:
- month/year hired (or roughly when)
- aircraft / base (original assigned or changed)
- how long from DOH to activation (ie how long on training pay?)
- CH in recent years, days flown, RONs, etc
- How was your reserve life? (live in base, commute, crashpad expenses, bid first fly, etc)

- W-2 number would be nice for the first year but it doesn’t need to be public if you don’t want it out here (you can post anonymously if you’d like)

I start on Feb 20 and could not be more excited!
THANKS!
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:22 PM   #2  
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Thanks for adding this thread. I interview next week and hopefully I'll have a reason to come back here and take a look at the information.

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Old 02-02-2017, 07:17 PM   #3  
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As the FedEx Hiring thread is getting a little long winded, I thought I might start a new thread for the new year for the new hires

Since we’ve got a couple years of “new hires” now on property with W-2s and possibly holding lines, would some of you all like to share some data with the incoming new hires so we can all make the most educated guess on our fleet choice? I also welcome info from the all pilots willing to impart their wisdom on us.
(I know the system bid was recently, so seats available per aircraft might be useful as well)

Info I think would be useful, please add whatever you would like:
- month/year hired (or roughly when)
- aircraft / base (original assigned or changed)
- how long from DOH to activation (ie how long on training pay?)
- CH in recent years, days flown, RONs, etc
- How was your reserve life? (live in base, commute, crashpad expenses, bid first fly, etc)

- W-2 number would be nice for the first year but it doesn’t need to be public if you don’t want it out here (you can post anonymously if you’d like)

I start on Feb 20 and could not be more excited!
THANKS!
I will be joining you on Feb 20. Good thread idea. -John
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Old 02-03-2017, 12:16 PM   #4  
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I'm also starting the 20th. Does anyone know the lag times between INDOC and sim for the fleets?
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Old 02-03-2017, 12:32 PM   #5  
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Typical seems to be 1-2 weeks, but can be shorter or longer - you can also try to work out a trade with someone in your class if needed.
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Old 02-04-2017, 01:47 AM   #6  
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OK...I'll throw ya some info. I was hired a year ago...

Base...Memphis unless you are asked if you would like a 75 to Cologne. I had someone recently ask me about the MD fleet and base assignment. You WILL NOT get LAX. Not sure about ANC but doubt it. A couple of my classmates bid for and were awarded ANC in the big bid we had last year.

Fleet wise you'll be hand picked for the MD and then asked if you'd like to fly it. Those folks typically are previously type rated in the fleet, flew C17s or KC135s or F18s. This could change but it's how it worked for my class and others I know.

If you don't go to the MD you will be racked and stacked according to the last 4 of your social...highest number wins. They'll then start with number 1 and tell him /her to pick one of the available planes. This varies by class so you could get all 777s, all 757s or anything in between. So I'd highly suggest speaking with someone here to figure out which fleet would be the best fit for you (BTW this will happen on day 1 for the Boeing /Airbus folks so already have your picks rank ordered when you show).

Training also varies. The MD is the longest...don't know what is shortest. After BI (basic indoc which is two weeks) you'll get a date to start training. Some start almost immediately while others wait a few weeks or more. I'd say plan on a two or three week wait time and two months give or take to complete training. Once training is complete you'll start year one pay.

Pay...sorry but again this varies by fleet and your desire to work. If you want to work a lot you can definitely break guarantee. If you want to work min or less by dropping trips or R days you can probably do that too. Reason I mention this is anything you drop gets put into your makeup bank (this stays with you forever and when you use it is paid at whatever pay rate you are currently at). If you can pay your bills and bank some days and wait for year two pay you can then use those hours at your newly improved pay rate...I know several who have done this.

For me I kinda mixed it up between lots of work and min guarantee and $66k comes to mind give or take for year one...remembering tho I started in Feb so that's for 11 months.

Schedule wise again it depends. I was very active in molding my schedule (meaning lots of time spent dropping days,trading trips, dropping trips etc) and was off for the 4th, the entire week of Thanksgiving and my last day in December was the 23rd and I didn't come back to work until the 4th of January. This was with no use of vacation which you won't have in your first calendar year.

Hopefully this helps and welcome aboard! Oh and for those of you who commute get a crash pad secured ASAP as I hear they are in short supply. BTW we have a great jumpseat policy so there is no reason to think you NEED to move here unless you really have a burning desire to live here (they should tell you this in BI and no I don't).

Cheers,

Gas
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Great post, thanks Gas.
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Gasnhaul- check pm
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Replied but I don't have a completely straight answer...

And Mach you're welcome.
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I'm also starting the 20th. Does anyone know the lag times between INDOC and sim for the fleets?
I had a week off, the more senior you are the quicker you start aircraft training after indoc.
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