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147 on Furlough at CAL...

Ben Franklin

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...and they are junior manning for Newark 737 FO's today 7/31 and tomorrow 8/1.

The best part was that I just tried to trip trade for a trip that covers Newark flying. CAL pilots know the ones I'm talking about... The ones that DH from IAH-EWR FLY FLY FLY FLY and then finish with a DH EWR-IAH and I was denied due to coverage... in Newark.... as a Houston pilot.

Best staffed summer in history. BEST airline to work for....
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Sincerely,

B. Franklin
 

Homer Jay

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I was asked to waive my Immovable day off tomorrow. My answer? HELL NO! Oh, and thanks for the furlough letter. Idiots.
 

Dewey Oxberger

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Less than a week after receiving my "we're overstaffed and may no longer require your services come 9/23" letter, I've been called 3 times in the last day and a half for junior manning "opportunities." Nothing like the opportunity to help mgt's case that they no longer need me in 2 months, are you F'in kidding me??!!! :angryfire Dignity And Respect My A$$, FUPM!!!
 

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Every other season we furlough at Comair, and the pricks always extend the furlough guy for one more trip, not even JM. F managment
 

mamba20

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If I'd known then what I know now I would have never applied to this scumbag joke of an airline. Burn the fuker down! I hate this place!

Fuk Larry Kellner! That goofy idiot has run this company into the ground.
 
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100/hour/5y

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The late EDI flight on 8-01... A Res Capt is flying the right seat... No FOs... If I was him I would refuse the trip... Safety...
 

luckytohaveajob

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Don't you guys know how to call in sick?

If your sick don't fly. You are in violation of your self certifying medical certificate.
 

list2002

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Flying WAY too much right now... pushed all legal limits last week but was legal, FUPM. The thanks i get is jobless this fall. And for the usual comments, out of sick call time (legit). Flew every day this run, 28 hours so far, super over staffed.
 

QOL_is_great:)

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The late EDI flight on 8-01... A Res Capt is flying the right seat... No FOs... If I was him I would refuse the trip... Safety...

What's the union's take on this tactic? Seems like a backdoor move to fill a seat.
 

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What's the union's take on this tactic? Seems like a backdoor move to fill a seat.

Our union, with the exception of EWR, is used to taking it in the backdoor. At the end of the day, the company always manages to get by on fumes. There is always just enough guys who grab JM chances to prevent the complete meltdown CAL deserves. A pilot group like NW or UAL would of put this airline in dumper many moons ago.
 

NavinRJohnson

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Flying WAY too much right now... pushed all legal limits last week but was legal, FUPM. The thanks i get is jobless this fall. And for the usual comments, out of sick call time (legit). Flew every day this run, 28 hours so far, super over staffed.

You can still call in sick without any sick leave accrual. You just won't be paid. Not a big deal except from a financial standpoint.

If you're working that hard you might wind up being fatigued or sick. I would seriously consider those two issues before having the whip cracked on your back too many times.
 

100/hour/5y

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How about never flying in the right seat of a b757... Have you ever driven in the UK, the 1st time is always fun... I am sure the people in the back would like it..

At AA the POI said that CAs flying in the right seat needs right seat training, therefore it's not done...
At CAL we are the only major that has line CAs flying right seat, just another one of the many safety for sale issues at CAL!
 
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QOL_is_great:)

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Our union, with the exception of EWR, is used to taking it in the backdoor. At the end of the day, the company always manages to get by on fumes. There is always just enough guys who grab JM chances to prevent the complete meltdown CAL deserves. A pilot group like NW or UAL would of put this airline in dumper many moons ago.

Sorry to hear....... I just know it's strange to see or hear about a two captain cockpit in the 121 world outside of the IOE situation.

Funny how back in 2000-2001 and 2002-late '04 I was hoping I'd get a chance to interview and work at CAL. Living in Jersey I thought it would be great with an easy (sometimes) drive up the GSP. Bid certain months and take other months sitting reserve.
I am now having to much fun where I am and don't plan on leaving until it's time to hang up the spurs. It would have been fun to fly a big piece of iron to some far flung country, but after seeing 34 countries I don't need to see much more.
Sure I fly smaller planes and stay mainly in the USA and North America, but pay and benefits are damn good plus the QOL is great. Besides I have a two-three hour butt anyway.

Good luck you guys at CAL!! Hope it greats better sooner then later.
 
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