JETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1311 times:
I have no union protection until finished with my probationary period which is one year. I have been employed 8 months.
I wasn't actually furloughed. To use their term I was "terminated".
Upon further questioning of the chief pilot I found out that if you are furloughed then your time on furlough counts towards your probation. Meaning if I was furloughed for 4 months I would be off probation.
So it is the companies policy to terminate those pilots who are still on probation in order to make them complete another year when recalled.
I have no idea how long it will last. Honestly I give a rats ass less if they ever call me back.
Managment has given me such a distaste for this proffesion that it's sucked every last ounce of passion for flying profesionaly from my body. And everyone knows how much I enjoyed flying.
I'll find another profesion and hope my desire for flying returns some day. If not...Oh well.
Pilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1134 times:
I'm sorry about your problem. You always seem to be getting the raw end of the deal.
Have you given any thought to maybe 'starting over' again? I mean start with a regional carrier that has a flow through agreement (ie: American Eagle). Maybe that will pan out for you.
None of these firings were caused by any actions made by you; from what I understand it was all unfortunate circumstance. This may not bite you during the interview process. Also, you have many more hours than anyone being hired currently so that should help you.
You'll have to make some sacrafices here, but I really don't see any alternative here.
To make sure that you get the best possible chance at being hired, I'd talk to Doug Taylor (www.jetcareers.com) and see if he'll be willing to hand-carry your resume to the folks who'll be looking at them.
- Neil Harrison
P.S. DC10hound: Please keep your comments to yourself. Jetpilot has been through a lot and he needs to talk to someone about his loss. I sense that you don't know what he's going through and I applaud you for that. No one should ever go through the hell that Jetpilot has gone through.
Jjbiv From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1226 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1063 times:
Date: January 10, 2001
From: Bruce Cheever
Subject: Posting 01-01
To: All Pilots
Attached is Posting 01-01, which accounts for increased staffing needs due to the new contract with the U.S. Postal Service to provide air capacity for domestic transportation of certain postal services. The revenue flying associated with this agreement is expected to begin in the September 2001 bid month. Also, this posting reflects staffing needs due to aircraft deliveries and pilot retirements through FY02.
The posting is open as of the date of this memo and will close at 1800Z ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 25. There will be practice bids on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and Monday, Jan. 22.
We are posting primary vacancies for 243 widebody captains, 88 B-727 captains, 244 widebody first officers, 76 B-727 first officers, and 50 B-727 second officers. In addition, we plan to fill secondary vacancies in all seats.