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US Employees Future Employability

Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:05 pm

In light of recent events, will US Air employees be able to get a job at other airlines if (when) the company goes under?
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RE: US Employees Future Employability

Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:18 pm

If I was a betting man... I would bet.....









NO!!!

Besides.. who the h@ll is hiring anyway? If you ask me, they need to be doing everything they can to keep the job they have.. but I digress and hop off the pulpuit..
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RE: US Employees Future Employability

Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:22 pm

Doubtful.

Airlines have laid off or furloughed thousands of employess in the past few years. US employess will go at the bottom of that list with no seniority to help them out. They would be better off looking for work outside of aviation because even with US demise it will still take time for the airlines to return to a decent profitability where they can bring back their laid off employees first. I mean AA is cutting 5% of their US routes and laying off another 1200 to 1500 pilots for 2005. US ceasing operations will help, but It still is not the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that the majors are looking for.
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RE: US Employees Future Employability

Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:37 pm

Besides.. who the h@ll is hiring anyway?

WN... hired several hundred pilots in 2004

If you ask me, they need to be doing everything they can to keep the job they have..

They seem to be doing the opposite...  Big grin

In light of recent events, will US Air employees be able to get a job at other airlines if (when) the company goes under?

I would say maybe, when US goes under, they will likely be chopped many ways. The big gainers will be WN, NW, B6 in my opinion. WN will take-over as much US main-line as possible, NW wil take their international traffic, and B6 might get some of the regional action if they get in there fast enough. I believe the A32X are leased, so no one can really buy those assets. B6 might make a move at their LGA gates and shuttle service.

It will be messy, but a good deal of US employees will be needed at other carriers to fill the vacume they leave behind.
 
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RE: US Employees Future Employability

Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:46 pm

I would hope no airline would hire those employees responsible for the fiasco in PHL this past weekend. The only people they jurt by their childish actions where those wanting to go see their familys for Christmas. If US Air goes under, the employees will be as much to blame as anyone else.
 
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RE: US Employees Future Employability

Wed Dec 29, 2004 7:16 am

Not by the non-union carriers in my opinion. After hearing some comments on this forum and talking to managers in person, they feel that hiring a person who is used to the work rules and benifts of a major carrier would be a "distraction" to the other workers and possibly cause friction. I'm sure you know what that actually means.

If US fails whether that helps UA will make a differance. What tidal change the collapse of both carriers make in pension and contracts at all carriers may make it difficult for anyone to make anything near what the industry was used to and would bump all down to what our leaders would call a more "world economy reality wage"
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RE: US Employees Future Employability

Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:21 pm

Only airlines that will hire these folks are commuters, and only my opinion.

Airlines will increase service into US strong holds, but these said airlines have folks on furlough, they will be recalled long before a US employee dons the blues of UAL.


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RE: US Employees Future Employability

Wed Dec 29, 2004 3:18 pm

As employee attendence records are not forwarded as a part of a background check, a person with previous airline experience could probably get another airline job so long as they were in good standing when they left. If US folds, other carriers will pick up any slack, and many employees will simply get new uniforms. Union membership also cannot be used as critieria in the employment decision. Not every union member loves thier association, but they join either because the company is a closed shop or to get along with co-workers. The bottom line is that people who want the job bad enough, will find ways to get it.
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