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Jetsgo Bankrupts Pilots With "Loyalty Bond"  
User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3009 posts, RR: 3
Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3362 times:

From the following article Cockpit to Hardware Aisle

http://www.avweb.com/

Jetsgo demanded $30,000 "loyalty bond" for pilot training to be repaid after two years of service to keep pilots from jumping airlines.
Pilots with less than two years service are basically "up an unsanitary tributary with out minor mean of motivation" (that's up $hit creek without a paddle).

Okie

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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13078 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3206 times:

That SUCKS. Imange if you had to put up $30K Can (like USD$23,000) for a job and lost it as the employer went out of business, you probably wouldn't like it either. I would note that when I drove by EWR on Saturday, there are still references to JetsGo on a billboard and on the list of airlines at each terminal building on the entry roads.

User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3140 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 1):
I would note that when I drove by EWR on Saturday, there are still references to JetsGo on a billboard and on the list of airlines at each terminal building on the entry roads.

I noticed a similar Jetsgo billboard driving on Barlow Trail past YYC yesterday...



Bad spellers of the world... UNTIE!
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

These pilots willingly paid the $30k bond in order to land a job. They VOLUNTARILY entered into this employment contract and really have no one to blame but themselves. The ability of Jetsgo to demand and get such bonds is simply testiment to the over-supply of pilots on the market.

The wobbly finances of Jetsgo (while not publicly released) were WIDELY speculated by many airline analysts. Anyone who hands over $30k to a company suspected of being financially weak has only themselves to blame.

As with all things in life, it's buyer beware. I really can't muster up any sympathy for unsecured creditors. The pain is self-inflicted.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineEnviroTO From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2563 times:

Quote:

Jetsgo demanded $30,000 "loyalty bond" for pilot training to be repaid after two years of service to keep pilots from jumping airlines.

Normally these types of agreements have the company pay for the training monthly over a period of a couple of years. Paying up front out of the employee's pocket and holding that expense for two years doesn't seem that smart. I was stuck with unpaid expense reports when a company I worked for went bankrupt.... its a fact of life unfortunately. Fortunately for me my expense reports were paid every 2 weeks so I was only out $5000US.


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