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Old 03-31-2016, 02:45 PM
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You do get your own room at the lodge while in training, right? No bunk buddy. ??
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Old 03-31-2016, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Wolfbayne
You do get your own room at the lodge while in training, right? No bunk buddy. ??
Correct, single occupancy
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Old 03-31-2016, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Xtreme87
Some people are just unhappy with everything in life....
They could pay poorly and put you up in a crappy hotel.
That's true. It's better than Mesa!

Some of us here are actually trying to make it better for the newbies. But, if you're content with what we currently offer, then maybe we shouldn't bother.

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Old 03-31-2016, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by GuppyPuppy
That's true. It's better than Mesa!

Some of us here are actually trying to make it better for the newbies. But, if you're content with what we currently offer, then maybe we shouldn't bother.

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True, get them to build a roller coaster in the back, Universal is too far of a drive.

Like I said, pay could be better. Everything else is top notch. Couldn't ask for anything more.
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Old 03-31-2016, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by say again
Unhappy new-hires? I didn't notice anyone unhappy when I was there. People know what they're getting into before getting to class. It's not a big surprise.



Yes, the pay can be better. Personally, I'd rather stay at a hotel, but staying at the Lodge hardly made me or others unhappy.


Shhhh. You're not helping maintain the rhetoric.
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Old 03-31-2016, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Xtreme87
True, get them to build a roller coaster in the back, Universal is too far of a drive.

Like I said, pay could be better. Everything else is top notch. Couldn't ask for anything more.

Top notch??? The food is the equivalent of fast casual dining fare. If there is only a handful of residents the food options go back to the bare minimum of handburgers and cheesesteaks. No salad bar and no specials. There is absolutely NOTHING top notch about the food. It is really a shame that they get away with $2000 a month until checkride, no $6000 first yr bonus, and zero per diem in training. You are forced to eat the food or go broke.

Bearable for a week but 7 weeks is ridiculous.

With people willing to chastise their peers and stick their head in the sand by calling the lodge "top notch" it will never get better. It is clean, convenient, and friendly but when you need to pay for it by nickle and diming your newhires something is very wrong. This isn't a regional!
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Xtreme87
Some people are just unhappy with everything in life. You give them a box full of gold, they will say that it's too heavy. The lodge is great, pay could be better. If you want to leave, rent a car or uber. They could pay poorly and put you up in a crappy hotel.
Last time I was down there you couldn't get Uber to pick you up from the lodge. We had people taking the hotel van over to the hotels with us just to get an Uber.
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Southerner
Shhhh. You're not helping maintain the rhetoric.
You made $2500 a month and stayed at a hotel. Would you have traded that for $2000 a month and the lodge credit if they gave you the option?
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by rvr1800
You made $2500 a month and stayed at a hotel. Would you have traded that for $2000 a month and the lodge credit if they gave you the option?


Yes, because I hated having to wait on the shuttle all the time. If you had a 0530 brief you had to leave the hotel at 0430 and sit around at 0 dark 30. Plus, I was at the Staybridge, that smelled of mildew and cigarette smoke. The lodge is a far nicer facility.

The pay situation could be better, but overall the lodge is a huge improvement. I put a lot of value on being able to stroll between the hotel and the training center whenever I want. The food is good and varied, and the bar is open if you need to grab a beer after a tough training event.

When I hear people complain about the lodge I put that into the "pilots will always find something to complain about" category.
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Old 04-01-2016, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Southerner

When I hear people complain about the lodge I put that into the "pilots will always find something to complain about" category.
I feel the same way. I thought the rooms were nice, the gym, the common areas all top notch. I was very happy with the food and the beer at the bar was cheap.

With the over abundance of cameras, sometimes I did feel like big brother was watching too much. The convenience of being next to the training center was good, but yes, after a while we did sometimes feel as if we were in some cult compound. That was mitigated with group excursions off campus(it isn't a prison).

There are many more things in life to complain about than the lodge.
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