Notices
Major Legacy, National, and LCC

Best "I quit!" story

Old 09-06-2021, 02:24 PM
  #11  
Gets Weekends Off
 
hoover's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Jun 2008
Position: cpt 737
Posts: 1,420
Default

Originally Posted by TransWorld View Post
Did he tell them where he landed it? Or just let them stumble onto it?
he told them
hoover is offline  
Old 09-06-2021, 03:28 PM
  #12  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Nov 2020
Posts: 247
Default

Back in the hiring frenzy of early 2001, we had three pilots in my major indoc class who all had a class start date with FEDEX coming up in exactly 2.5 weeks.
After the first week of rah rah company BS their minds were made up and during break, they went to a phone in the break room and called FEDEX HR and one by one on the same call, all three canceled their CJO/class date. A decision that they would obviously soon regret in less than 9 months.
nene is offline  
Old 09-06-2021, 05:23 PM
  #13  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Aug 2019
Posts: 108
Default

Originally Posted by nene View Post
Back in the hiring frenzy of early 2001, we had three pilots in my major indoc class who all had a class start date with FEDEX coming up in exactly 2.5 weeks.
After the first week of rah rah company BS their minds were made up and during break, they went to a phone in the break room and called FEDEX HR and one by one on the same call, all three canceled their CJO/class date. A decision that they would obviously soon regret in less than 9 months.
Wow. Ouch. I have a hard time quitting in general… I wonder how they justified it? Jeez
HotDogSonicBoom is offline  
Old 09-06-2021, 05:57 PM
  #14  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Aug 2007
Posts: 316
Default

I know a guy who was given a class date at a legacy airline, and so happened to receive the call while operating a turn into the city from where he commutes. He went up to the gate, left his ID and walked straight to his car and never looked back. This was more than a decade ago.
turbojet28 is online now  
Old 09-06-2021, 06:27 PM
  #15  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,916
Default

Originally Posted by turbojet28 View Post
I know a guy who was given a class date at a legacy airline, and so happened to receive the call while operating a turn into the city from where he commutes. He went up to the gate, left his ID and walked straight to his car and never looked back. This was more than a decade ago.

I've heard this before, sounds like a urban legend type story.

And that regional airline never bothered to find out where he went? Oh wait, they do know, they got a PRIA request. You mean no CP or management level reached out to that legacy carrier and informed them what he did? It's a small world. What that guy did would be an easy way to get fired at both the new legacy airline and the regional he worked at.
ShyGuy is online now  
Old 09-06-2021, 06:46 PM
  #16  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Aug 2007
Posts: 316
Default

Originally Posted by ShyGuy View Post
I've heard this before, sounds like a urban legend type story.

And that regional airline never bothered to find out where he went? Oh wait, they do know, they got a PRIA request. You mean no CP or management level reached out to that legacy carrier and informed them what he did? It's a small world. What that guy did would be an easy way to get fired at both the new legacy airline and the regional he worked at.
Im not saying I endorse doing this, geez. I think everyone in their right mind would agree that this was a stupid thing to do. I just thought it was an amusing story and I also happen to know that it’s true.
turbojet28 is online now  
Old 09-06-2021, 08:05 PM
  #17  
Gets Weekends Off
 
CAirBear's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,060
Default

Originally Posted by ShyGuy View Post
I've heard this before, sounds like a urban legend type story.

And that regional airline never bothered to find out where he went? Oh wait, they do know, they got a PRIA request. You mean no CP or management level reached out to that legacy carrier and informed them what he did? It's a small world. What that guy did would be an easy way to get fired at both the new legacy airline and the regional he worked at.
LOL! Def Urban legend Non sense. Heard it as well EXCEPT I was told it wasn’t the call from the legacy.

Guy finds out he just won the lottery and goes home 😂
CAirBear is offline  
Old 09-06-2021, 10:07 PM
  #18  
Line Holder
 
Joined APC: Jan 2017
Posts: 40
Default

I knew a guy that got his class date at the majors on his email while on gogo WiFi. Acars’d his own oooi time to dispatch, got up, shook the fo’s hand and took a seat in the back with a cold drink.
Rotorwashed is offline  
Old 09-06-2021, 10:15 PM
  #19  
Gets Weekends Off
 
Joined APC: Jun 2021
Posts: 549
Default

I know a guy that accidentally shot his good friend and a well know Texas attorney, with a 28-gauge Perazzi shotgun while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Riviera, Texas. Rumor has it, he was the Vice President of the United States.
KirillTheThrill is offline  
Old 09-06-2021, 11:09 PM
  #20  
Gets Everyday Off
 
TransWorld's Avatar
 
Joined APC: Aug 2016
Position: Relaxed
Posts: 4,281
Default

Originally Posted by KirillTheThrill View Post
I know a guy that accidentally shot his good friend and a well know Texas attorney, with a 28-gauge Perazzi shotgun while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Riviera, Texas. Rumor has it, he was the Vice President of the United States.
And they both lived to tell about it…
TransWorld is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
DogWhisperer
Delta
2
06-19-2016 01:26 PM
USMCFLYR
Technical
0
04-29-2013 07:10 AM
multipilot
Your Photos and Videos
2
10-07-2008 05:05 PM
mxav8r
Major
39
09-16-2008 10:43 AM
WatchThis!
Hangar Talk
0
07-04-2006 10:58 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread