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Crjlife 12-17-2018 12:57 PM

How is the quality of life at netjets?
 
Iím thinking about leaving the regionals because Iím tired of being away from home all the time.

Howíre the schedules at netjets? How many days do you get sleep in your own bed a month?

AntiPeter 12-17-2018 01:18 PM

That depends on you and a little seniority.

Traditional schedule is 7 days on and 7 days off, so that's 6 nights away from home in a row.

You can work more or less and spend more or less nights away from home. The least (or best) schedule can offer at minimum 4 nights away from home in a row.

Our new CBA (assuming it passes) rewards those financially who spend more time in a row away from home, unfortunately.

The more days you work and the more days you work in a row, the more you make.

Good luck.

TangoIndiaMike1 12-18-2018 08:27 PM

For those that work there how often do customers smoke and do you smell it up front or just put on your mask?


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CA1900 12-18-2018 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by TangoIndiaMike1 (Post 2727686)
For those that work there how often do customers smoke and do you smell it up front or just put on your mask?

Oh yes, you definitely smell it. The oxygen mask helps, but makes it really hard to work when you have to wear it for an extended period, whether it's for a smoker or a high-altitude flight.

Fortunately a smoking flight only happened to me every couple of months, but when it did, it was horrible. The smoke makes my eyes burn, and saturates every soft surface of the plane -- the carpet, the seats, the sidewalls, everything -- and it stinks for days unless you're lucky enough to get it cleaned right away. Then it only stinks for a day or so, with a mix of carpet shampoo and smoke. :(

If you're lucky enough to get a heads-up that you have a smoker, you can put your uniform jacket and overcoat in the cargo bin. Otherwise, they're going to smell like a casino too until they get dry cleaned.

Flyfalcons 12-19-2018 06:31 AM

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Originally Posted by TangoIndiaMike1 (Post 2727686)
For those that work there how often do customers smoke and do you smell it up front or just put on your mask?


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They are pretty rare now. It's been at least a couple years since I've had a smoker onboard.

Now watch as my entire next week will be chain smokers.....

galaxy flyer 12-19-2018 07:31 AM

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Iím thinking about leaving the regionals because Iím tired of being away from home all the time.
How did you not know youíd be away...a lot?

Try to get a gig like a friend has on a Global...9 days a month, max, often less. Fly the owner out to one of his homes, airline home, a couple weeks or a month later, airline out and fly to the next location. Pays like a runaway slot machine. Havenít hired in 18 years.


Gf

OhSnapAF 12-19-2018 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by galaxy flyer (Post 2727873)
How did you not know youíd be away...a lot?

Try to get a gig like a friend has on a Global...9 days a month, max, often less. Fly the owner out to one of his homes, airline home, a couple weeks or a month later, airline out and fly to the next location. Pays like a runaway slot machine. Havenít hired in 18 years.


Gf

This is the equivalent of telling of telling somebody to go get hired at Delta because theyíre hiring.

That global job is a 91 unicorn gig and you can probably count those gigs on both hands and have a finger or two left over.

galaxy flyer 12-19-2018 08:15 AM

True, but there are more of those gigs than you guess, I know at least five just around me. Private equity guys like to be home, hence the plane for some of them. Another friend works about the same and has never expenses an adult beverage except on the annual vacation trip. Another one basically spends the winter up and down the east coast. Yet another works two weeks on, two off and frequently doesnít fly on his ďonĒ period.

Everyone of these have zero turnover and would require extreme networking when an opening happened.

GF

G550Guy 12-19-2018 11:06 AM

CRJLife... You should think long term.

Personally Iíd take NetJets over a Part91 gig. Iíve done both, plus 4 different 121 operations. Taking the quick move to make life a little easier doesnít always pan out the way we think it will 10 years down the road.




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su2099 12-19-2018 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Flyfalcons (Post 2727831)
They are pretty rare now. It's been at least a couple years since I've had a smoker onboard.

Now watch as my entire next week will be chain smokers.....

My luck was about 2-3x/month. The 4-5hr flights were the most difficult with a smoker.


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