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lumax

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From the pilot site:

Need Help
Need Pilots for Weekend Flying
Due to the high number of pilots out sick, on emergency leave and long term disability, pilots are needed to prevent cancellations this weekend. Please contact scheduling if you are available.

I hope all available pilots stay home instead of volunteering for open trips. After all, we do have guys on the street!
 
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I can think of 60 guys that would LOVE to help them out.

:laugh:Sounds like I'll be looking up at the Chiefs from the lake.:laugh:



Tubesteak Management at it's finest.
 

Going2Baja

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More than 1/2 of SEA is over 75 hrs. If you have your 75 call in sick....Period!

Baja.
 

CGHercster

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Please help keep guys on the street... Our new CBA has several options to help you help yourself.
 

Going2Baja

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Please help keep guys on the street... Our new CBA has several options to help you help yourself.

I REALLY hope you're kidding. This is when sick time should be used...perfect weather, good surf, family time, and low reserves...Make em' hurt!!

Baja.
 

Mookie

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That letter from TK is such bull********************. i'm sure the usual w*************************, both junior and senior, will pick up stuff, but guys are going to start timing out right and left.

hope everyone enjoys the sunshine in seattle, lax, and anchorage this weekend.
:beer:

Mookie
 

Baze

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I'm really shocked & surprised that we had problems this weekend.

We are adequately staffed (actually, we're over-staffed) and these types of problems should not occur.
 

Fubijaakr

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All I know is I'm done flying until Aug. 13. If he needs pilots there are 60 available who would be glad to help out.
 

Baze

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Pilots should not be signing up for OF, IM, CM flying once you hit 75 hours of credit.

When guys are out on furlough, picking up OF/IM/CM trips to build your credit above 75 hours is the same as VSA.
 
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Ih8AFYesmen

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Pilots should not be signing up for OF, IM, CM flying once you hit 75 hours of credit.

When guys are out on furlough, picking up OF/IM/CM trips to build your credit above 75 hours is the same as VSA.

Morally, you are correct. Contractually, you are not. Neither the union nor the company abide by moral laws and for that matter, nor the majority of any pilot group. Hence, the $hit sandwich force fed to junior pilots ever since the creation of airline pilots.
 

CGHercster

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I REALLY hope you're kidding. This is when sick time should be used...perfect weather, good surf, family time, and low reserves...Make em' hurt!!

Baja.

Yeah, I was just paraphrasing the plea for help from the front office. Has anyone else figured out why they (us/MEC) pushed so hard to have this thing voted in by Mid May? I really don't think the summer schedule would've happened w/o recalling furloughed folks or getting the new rules in place by the overwhelmingly pilot approved CBA. Great job guys!!!
 

SneakyJake

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Management has the union calling pilots to question them about their sick time usage. Don't know if it matters, doesn't make me any less sick.
 

Chief Pilot

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Sick Leave is a benefit. We are entitled to use it for any reason listed in the AIM. I'd bet we're all familiar with the IMSAFE checklist: ILLNESS, MEDICATION, STRESS, ALCOHOL, FATIGUE, EMOTION. MY response to anyone pressing me for details as to why I am calling in sick would be to question whether they are familiar with HIPAA Privacy Laws. The company feels that just because we signed a contract we are all on board. Let me tell you, EMOTIONS are still running high, especially after this latest round furlough talk Bullsh!t, and people are not on board. Maybe management should be focused on the long term success of this company and show some legitimate good faith rather than the short term cost savings a furlough might have. Start bringing back the 60 currently furloughed and you'd see a different pilot group.
 
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Baze

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Let me tell you, EMOTIONS are still running high, especially after this latest round furlough talk Bullsh!t, and people are not on board. Maybe they should be focused on the long term success of this company and show some legitimate good faith rather than the short term cost savings a furlough might have. Start bringing back the 60 currently furloughed and you'd see a different pilot group.

CP,

You hit the nail on the head. Emotions & stress are high among almost all junior pilots.

Unfortunately, we're all cost units and Angle Lake will treat us as such and not as people with families.

It's apparent that they don't teach humanity or human factors in business school.

Good luck to us all.
 
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