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Old 04-24-2018, 01:20 AM   #1  
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I keep seeing in the skywest threads that your reserve rules suck. Can some one give me details and what are your current reserve times for your junior FO bases (DTW, ORD, MSP etc.)?
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Also what is so bad about the reserve/commute rules? Thanks


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I sat reserve for two weeks in ORD on the CRJ.
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I keep seeing in the skywest threads that your reserve rules suck. Can some one give me details and what are your current reserve times for your junior FO bases (DTW, ORD, MSP etc.)?
Reserve at Skywest is a nightmare now. Thankfully I am not reserve but I know people who are and the new reserve rules are completely destroying their QOL.
What you keep reading about is likely in reference to the new stunt the company has started pulling which is assigning trips to people outside of their reserve period. So if you are scheduled 9 am- 9 pm reserve, ordinarily the earliest you would have to answer your phone would be 9 am, receive a 2 hour call out, and report at 11 am. Now that time means absolutely nothing. They have been giving 5 am report times to those guys and considering them “automatically notified”.
This is terrible for commuters who would ordinarily be able to commute in before 9 am but now have to come the night before, lose a day off and pay for a hotel.
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I will admit I'm not on reserve, but from those I've talked with that have been on reserve for a while, it is really a living hell. And as another poster mentioned, it recently has gotten much worse. I know of a few people that are all out quitting SkyWest with out another job because of how bad the QOL is.

The brain donors at SAPA wrote a new reserve function that was supposed to improve reserve life, well it was so poorly written the company took immediate advantage of it. Basically a reserve day begins at midnight and goes until midnight of your last day. The company doesn't call you, now you have to check your schedule the day before and plan accordingly. It appears there is no turning back as the company loves it, even though they know what the pilot groups thinks of it. We are short of pilots and more pilots are leaving than we can hire, and we are supposed to have record hours through the summer.

I've been called each of the last few days I've had off. This place is having some hard times!
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Any word on how these new reserve rules are working out for pilots who live in base?
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Any word on how these new reserve rules are working out for pilots who live in base?
You might have been awarded your reserve availability period from 9am to 9pm, which before meant the earliest they could call was 9a for a 11a showtime. Now, they can have you show at 4am and you have to check the night before. Basically they have you for the entire 24 hour period of each day of reserve. Company loves it!

And I think there's no going back!
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You might have been awarded your reserve availability period from 9am to 9pm, which before meant the earliest they could call was 9a for a 11a showtime. Now, they can have you show at 4am and you have to check the night before. Basically they have you for the entire 24 hour period of each day of reserve. Company loves it!

And I think there's no going back!
The company got another arm of the company to pass something like this? No kidding.

So how was it written to where this is allowed but nobody in your pilot group realized it?
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You might have been awarded your reserve availability period from 9am to 9pm, which before meant the earliest they could call was 9a for a 11a showtime. Now, they can have you show at 4am and you have to check the night before. Basically they have you for the entire 24 hour period of each day of reserve. Company loves it!

And I think there's no going back!
So seriously, in this environment, are your junior people - the ones actually sitting reserve because they don't have enough seniority to hold a line - going to stay? It would seem like they would have relatively little to lose by taking their type ratings and the 121 hours they already have accumulated and putting applications out to other regionals with better QOL. Or are they encumbered by some sort of training contract?
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The company got another arm of the company to pass something like this? No kidding.

So how was it written to where this is allowed but nobody in your pilot group realized it?
I hate to say it but our "student council" was simply asleep at the wheel. There is a lot of maneuvering going on right now where people responsible for this debacle are coming up with some lame excuses. Bottom line - they screwed up - full stop.

And unfortunately, there really seems to be no going back.
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