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Old 06-02-2014, 06:53 PM   #1  
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Thumbs down Hiring News at Xjt Crj

I was talking to a buddy of mine earlier today. Apparently Xjt has dramatically stopped hiring or maybe just hiring for attrition now.His sim eval was canceled and he was told hiring there is being reduced at this time , at least on the crj side.Also read on another forum that no crj classes are scheduled beyond July or maybe August and from there only a select few will be placed in a hiring pool?Anyone that wants to hire you into a pool in todays enviroment would deter me anyway.That cant be good.They are turning away qualified people at a time when everyone is hiring ever one they can.
I know Xjt is parking planes , and dosent have any new growth to talk about, so they may have done him a favor . Usually when hiring slows, then new hires go into a pool, then hiring stops , then furlough .He wanted Xjt so he could live in base ,so he is kind of bummed out about it right now, but he has a couple other offers on the table .My advice to him was go with the one that offers the best contract and qol, and yeah commuting sucks but it dosent suck as much as being furloughed, which is probably on the horizon for Xjt crj seems
.Skywest is getting new 175 s and they are just letting Xjt bleed itself dry I guess.No new planes or additional flying. So , yeah, maybe he is better off some where else .Any xjters crj feel free to chime in.
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I know Xjt is parking planes , and dosent have any new growth to talk about, so they may have done him a favor . Usually when hiring slows, then new hires go into a pool, then hiring stops , then furlough .He wanted Xjt so he could live in base ,so he is kind of bummed out about it right now, but he has a couple other offers on the table .My advice to him was go with the one that offers the best contract and qol, and yeah commuting sucks but it dosent suck as much as being furloughed, which is probably on the horizon for Xjt crj seems
Yeah, making **** up is fun, isn't it?

He's still being put through training and he'll live in base and have a better contract than anyone else. I don't get the point of your post.
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Yeah, making **** up is fun, isn't it?

He's still being put through training and he'll live in base and have a better contract than anyone else. I don't get the point of your post.
Not making up anything buddy. His sim eval was canceled he said .He had already interviewed and completed the testing. The sim was all that was left and they canceled it he said.Told him thanks but no thanks because hiring is coming to a stop.No Bs.
Also look on the interview gouge website, you know the one I'm talking about.Recent New hires are going into a pool.Read it for yourself
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Usually when hiring slows, then new hires go into a pool, then hiring stops , then furlough.
In the time I've been at the airlines I've seen hiring slow down multiple times. I've seen hiring fully stop twice. I've seen class dates canceled and the new hires put into a pool. In that time period they never furloughed a pilot, eventually called everyone in the pool and they've been hiring full steam for about a year now.

There's no basis for you making stuff up. Furloughs are predictable when a company loses a major contract, declares bankrupcy or the economy tanks. ASA has done none of those things. Hiring slow downs happen for a variety of reasons.
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They've been parking airplanes and pulling check airmen off the training pipeline to fly for months; is that news to you?
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Not making up anything buddy. His sim eval was canceled he said .He had already interviewed and completed the testing. The sim was all that was left and they canceled it he said.Told him thanks but no thanks because hiring is coming to a stop.No Bs.
Also look on the interview gouge website, you know the one I'm talking about.Recent New hires are going into a pool.Read it for yourself
Which is why they have been crawling up and down my arse for an interview even when I wasn't properly licensed for the last 3 months?

Something is fishy
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Two words: Negotiation Tactics.

That is all.
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Nah. This is the real deal. Major pull back in hiring, and the ERJ side has a massive amount of aircraft parking that will be announced.
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This is the official union email about it on the ERJ side:


Training Center Furlough Notice



Today, ExpressJet management sent out a request to the training center for voluntary furloughs of flight instructors from the training department to line flying, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, prior to the potential of involuntary furloughs to line flying. The total number of potential furloughs has not yet been determined and will be provided by the Company at a later date. We have been in contact with management and they have informed us that the drawdown of the ERJ fleet is expected to outpace attrition. Training of new hires and upgrades will also decrease. As of now the Company has not canceled any upgrade classes or new hire training of pilots.



Your MEC will hold a meeting the week of June 9, 2014 at the XJT MEC Office in Houston. We strongly encourage all available pilots to attend. Your MEC will provide additional information on this matter in future communications. Please continue to stay informed and contact your pilot representatives should you have any questions.
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You guys can't really be this stupid.

Pilots with experience about SkyWest management tactics have been posting on these boards for over a year that this was coming.

Chainsaw C$$$ wasn't moved into position to hold your hands and tell you you're all beautiful unique snowflakes.

Negotiations and mutual compromise on key sticking points are the benchmarks he is probably looking for. And a clear path to profitability in a very short time frame (maybe already passed?) or jets are going to be parked.

If you really can't guess what's coming there may be no hope for you.
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