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Old 10-07-2019, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by freezingflyboy View Post
I have a buddy at AA who lives in base. Every time I talk to him he tells me he'd be gone yesterday if he could take his seniority with him.
I don’t think I’m your buddy but that description fits me perfectly. The seniority picture being what it is, I think it’s too late to start over somewhere else, but I do regret not pursuing Delta or even FedEx after I was hired here.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:38 AM
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That's saying a lot when you can drive to work...
Yep. And he's 15-30 mins to the lot depending on traffic. Pretty telling if you ask me.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:52 AM
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Since you interviewed at both carriers, which one felt more like “home?” Did one feel more like a better fit for you than the other?
If I had done that, I'd still be at AAL. Their nterview was ridiculously more welcoming than DALs interview. However, neither interview accurately reflected my experiences with each company. My decision to come to DAL was almost exclusively based on the fact that I could sit short call from my house. I'm even more thankful now that I'm on a WB, as it gives me a ridiculous amount of extra days at home when I bid reserve.
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Old 10-07-2019, 06:30 PM
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Delta without a question. They are in a way better financial position long term vs. AA.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by offmyrocker View Post
Delta without a question. They are in a way better financial position long term vs. AA.
^^ This, plus Delta actually interviews and screens the pilots being brought in.
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by offmyrocker View Post
Delta without a question. They are in a way better financial position long term vs. AA.
https://www.inc.com/chris-matyszczyk...fer-delta.html

There’s also better vision at Delta
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Old 10-07-2019, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by SSlow View Post
^^ This, plus Delta actually interviews and screens the pilots being brought in.
This made me laugh hysterically. Screening for what? Have you flown with some of these guys. It’s no different than any other airline, the process doesn’t weed out the douche nozzles
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:08 PM
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a job is a job. At the end of the day it's really just about the paycheck and time off. If you pick a company based on how much the "customers like it" then your priorities are out of wack.
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Slaphappy View Post
a job is a job. At the end of the day it's really just about the paycheck and time off. If you pick a company based on how much the "customers like it" then your priorities are out of wack.
The shear audacity of that statement made me laugh. You really think that the success of a company doesn't have anything to do with the customer experience and that your paycheck and time off have nothing to do with the success of a company?

And no, it's not just that "a job is a job." I've worked jobs where I absolutely hated going to work and ones where I enjoyed being at work. That is a tremendous difference in quality of life just based on how you feel. And that's not even touching on employee relations.

You do sound like you would be right at home in AA management though.
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:45 AM
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I’m curious where the big 3 will be in 10 years. Culture and contracts can change fairly quickly. UAL seems to have had a big culture change in the past few years. Hope AA can do the same. Forecasting a 20,30 even 40 year career with today’s information is a long shot. Like others have said... you’re in a great position.
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