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Old 09-28-2007, 09:52 AM   #11  
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This one's pretty easy actually. Since the B class starts prior to the A class and you will supposedly know 2 weeks prior if B will confirm you, there is no problem here. Stay committed to A until you hear from B and give them as much notice as you can with apologies if you're going to B instead.

As for C, go interview and worry about that later if they offer you the job and you still think C might be a better opportunity at that point.

It's a bit of a tough spot for people with integrity, but this business just works this way. Do not feel bad about leaving A or B for C if you choose, just don't expect them to ever give you another shot if things don't work out at C.

Good luck.
Thanks to all who replied. You've provided some good insight and advice.

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Old 09-29-2007, 06:16 AM   #12  
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Steam,

Which service?

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Old 09-29-2007, 07:48 AM   #13  
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Unfortunately the only management with integrity seems to be Southwest. Take all of the offers and YOU decide which one works best for you. I guarantee you that all of those airlines management types wouldn't lose one wink of sleep when they furlough, why should you?
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Unfortunately the only management with integrity seems to be Southwest. Take all of the offers and YOU decide which one works best for you. I guarantee you that all of those airlines management types wouldn't lose one wink of sleep when they furlough, why should you?
Amen. Be professional, but only you know what's best for you. The companies will get over it, and in pretty much every case would drop you like a hot rock if/when it suited their needs.

If you're going to put your internal rec guy in a bind, at least call him and tell him ahead of time of your decision. I'm sure he'd appreciate that. And I'm sure he'd understand you making the best decision based on your situation.
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Steam,

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Hey Steam,
I'm w/you 100% and know what you're going through. 23 yr AF guy here, and I am still trying to get used to life on the outside.

I'm still getting used to the idea that I can go work for someone and bail anytime I want. Loyalty is desirable, but not always a given--from either side.
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This one's pretty easy actually. Since the B class starts prior to the A class and you will supposedly know 2 weeks prior if B will confirm you, there is no problem here. Stay committed to A until you hear from B and give them as much notice as you can with apologies if you're going to B instead.

As for C, go interview and worry about that later if they offer you the job and you still think C might be a better opportunity at that point.

It's a bit of a tough spot for people with integrity, but this business just works this way. Do not feel bad about leaving A or B for C if you choose, just don't expect them to ever give you another shot if things don't work out at C.

Good luck.
Agreed. Take the first one that comes and then see what happens. A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.
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Old 09-29-2007, 06:04 PM   #18  
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Hey Steam,
I'm w/you 100% and know what you're going through. 23 yr AF guy here, and I am still trying to get used to life on the outside.

I'm still getting used to the idea that I can go work for someone and bail anytime I want. Loyalty is desirable, but not always a given--from either side.


Loyalty cannot be bought, but it can be rented.
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Hey Steam,
I'm w/you 100% and know what you're going through. 23 yr AF guy here, and I am still trying to get used to life on the outside.

I'm still getting used to the idea that I can go work for someone and bail anytime I want. Loyalty is desirable, but not always a given--from either side.
It does take getting used to with a mil background. Similiarily, why do you go USAF? Maybe it was yout first choice, but if that had not worked, would you have gone USMC/Navy? Often the answer is yep!
Airlines, It is only business. Nothing personal. Most professionals understand this and don't take it personal. I'm UPS because SWA and FEDEX were not shopping when I was in the market. <g> Any one of the those I would have been thrilled. All fantastic companies. I turned down DHL (was a poolie at both UPS and DHL) Started at UPS and one week into GS when DHL called with a start date. When I called HR to politely turn it down, the HR woman was extraordinarily nice and congratulatory and thanked me for a prompt response. She was class!
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