Anyone in the FedEx hiring pool?

JGFlyer

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I interviewed with FedEx on May 15th and 16th and received the good news on May 24th that I was in the pool! Kim in training said that I was slated to go to class Aug 5th and that they would send a notice one month prior. I was wondering if anyone else who interviewed around that time has gotten class notification or is already in a current class? I can not wait to start and still feel like I have won the lottery :)
 

dicepilot

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Congratulations!! I know a few that fly there and they are very happy. One of these days I might have enough time to apply. Good Luck!!
 

budman

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JG
I interviewed about a week after you and got hired. I called Kim about a week ago and she said that the the August class folks should be notified within 2 weeks. A lot of previously stop lossed guys are getting out now so they are trying to get them into classes so that is probably the reason for the delay.
 

JGFlyer

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Budman,
Thanks for the info just trying to figure out how to plan on my exit stategy from my current job. Got some good sick time coming! Hate to leave that behind. Hope to see you in Memphis.:)
 

AlbieF15

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Has Kim told anyone what the class picture for the fall looks like? On our homepage, the only "official" word is we are hiring 24 more in July. What are you poolies being told about follow on classes?

Kim is a great lady...but our Chief pilot sent out a "deathgram" saying we need to leave her and the folks there alone--they are swamped. Also..your sponsors need to talk to their chief pilots, not go VFR direct to hiring office.

Fly safe
 

houseopain

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Swimmin With You

JG

I know for a fact that two of us that interviewed/hired with you have not recieved any class notification. My references have yet to be called but the other guy's references have been called. Also, I can confirm Budman's statement regarding stop-loss guys. I know one who was offered 5 Aug turned it down and got a 25 Aug instead.

House
 

U2FDX

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House,

You can add one more to the list from May 20 & 21'st. No class date yet, hopefully we will get in the Aug 26 class. From what I have heard there will be Sept. classes but dates have not been set yet.
I can't wait to be purple.
 

SF3CA

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Interviewed on May 15 & 16th, got the call a couple of weeks later.......I'm in the July 29th class!

I'm very lucky. I flew my last passenger flight last week. Vacation untill I start. I can't wait!

good luck everyone,

Anyone else here in that class?

SF3CA
 

dcajetman

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Fedex Training Dates

Hey guys I interviewed on 3-4 June and got the good news 17 days later..Does anyone know about Sept class dates? Would really like to know what is brewing?
 

MaxFly

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Dates/Classes

I interviewed May 22nd. Have not been offered a class date.

Anyone else out there with similar dates/timeline?

Max
 

AlbieF15

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Poolies,

I know you'd rather be at training than in the pool, but there were several of us (T38dude, me, and some other guys) that were in exactly the same boat at the end of 2001.

The good news is if you are in a Jan/Feb class, and the hiring continues as it did in 2002, you likely won't be on reserve too long. I had only one month of R-days, and I ended up dropping most of them to get recurrent with my ANG unit (after a 2 month layoff for 727 school). The guy in the LAST class this year will be off IOE just in time for reserve, peak season, deicing procedures, etc. So...just hang tough, and we'll see you in the spring! You aren't on the payroll, but then again nobody is moving past you in seniority numbers, either.

Also--ACP said in a newsletter next upgrade bit likely won't happen until after new year, so chances are you will either have a chance to bid or at the least have some vacancies above you on the 727 as people move up.

Good luck--far better to be in the pool in these times than waiting on an interview!
 

Kav

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Albie and others...

I agree with all your words regarding hiring and training...meaning when there are no training classes, no one is moving in front of you.

...however... no one has seemed to mention that dreaded word, "activation". Of course... I am in the Air Force Reserves, and have been watching the news - hoping new activations don't come my way before what was to be a training date for me sometime in October. From what I'm hearing here, that obviously isn't going to happen.

I'm still absolutely delighted to get picked up and floating in a pool at FedEx. But if an activation comes before new classes begin, there will definately be many people moving along in front of guys like me.

That's the price of playing in the Reserves...I know... and I'm not looking for any sympathy. Just widening the outlook and stakes out there.

Hoping for the best for everyone out there,

Kav
 
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