"ASA Breaking News" comments

sXeflyer

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No there is nothing new at ASA; no planes, no codeshares, no new hires. The thought police just restricted the comments that we can make on the news section of OurASA.
There was a comment posted under the "Where is Brad" contest. Now its gone. For those of you that didn't catch it, and are wondering why we have an email in our box restricting us from negative comments; a MCN maintenance tech left a short quip aimed at BH. He said "I can tell you he hasn't been to MCN" Seemed harmless enough, BH can take a jab or two, whats up with the quick retract?
 

Speedtape

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Maybe the intent is to keep it positive and constructive. What value does that comment have? Business decisions were made for the good of the Company that had impact on some of the employees. Understandably, those employees are not happy about the decision. So, why pour salt on the wound or gas on the fire? It's time to move on!
 

Medeco

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This actually started with some choice words in the message from BH earlier in the week. One of the mechanics blamed the unions for not getting the 900's that Brad mentioned in his weekly memo.

It was censored by the company, but I have no problem with it since it is the company website and trash talking cheap shots should be withheld.

ASA mechanics are being courted by Teamsters, and this guy tried to say that airline unions have just as much negative effect as the autoworker unions.

I would simply say the RLA is a significant difference in the amount of power we have in th airline world.

ASA pilots would look much better by not responding to the attacks this guy makes or any other on the company website. Not to mention the possibilty of termination in a time when we are over staffed.

Medeco
 

777forever

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Yeah...Ourasa was quickly becoming the new FI for a minute there. Lots of restless people at ASA right now....
 

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>>With all the new changes at ASA that has benefited the pilots and increased morale is it time for the pilot group to return the favor by switching to PBS?<<

Oh, now after you've taken a beating on the board you choose to negotiate.
 

Goose Egg

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Is it just me, or are you guys really this bipolar? Last week it was "I have a secret man-crush on Uncle Rico," and this week it is "OurASA is becoming like like FI." Will you make up your damn minds already?

-Goose
 

JumpersAway

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I knew it wouldn't last long before some individuals crapped it up by running their mouths. Seriously, where's the common sense with the boards on the company website- Oh yea, common sense is only common to those who have it. It was only a matter of time before people (from every department) started to run their mouths too much with total disrespect for others.
 

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Is it just me, or are you guys really this bipolar? Last week it was "I have a secret man-crush on Uncle Rico," and this week it is "OurASA is becoming like like FI." Will you make up your damn minds already?

-Goose
Easy there, you're mashing up issues... most people here still like BH a lot. We're "restless" and pissed because we're stagnant... we've watched other win aircraft (regardless of whether they used to have them deserve them etc...) We're very competitive, have completely turned the company around and see no results except some cash saved on fuel.

When we were gummed up with negotiations, Pinnacle got the 900s we were hoping for. Now that we're efficient, more competitive, on time, etc... 9E andXJ still get the 900s we were hoping for. It's not good for morale and all we get are pats onthe back via e-mail from mgt. No goals, no ideas, no plans set forth... no new bases, nothing. No movement, almost 2000 pilots, ONE base... and it's ATL... you try to keep a positive attitude.
 

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You guys should just count your bleasings that you have a job and such a solvent company like SkyWest is lead for you. Quit bitching and do your job or get out.
 

waterski45

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Easy there, you're mashing up issues... most people here still like BH a lot. We're "restless" and pissed because we're stagnant... we've watched other win aircraft (regardless of whether they used to have them deserve them etc...) We're very competitive, have completely turned the company around and see no results except some cash saved on fuel.

When we were gummed up with negotiations, Pinnacle got the 900s we were hoping for. Now that we're efficient, more competitive, on time, etc... 9E andXJ still get the 900s we were hoping for.

Only a couple companies have had any sort of growth awarded to them recently. Pretty much everyone else is furloughing and/or taken concessions.

While not desirable, being stagnant is pretty good considering the current status of the industry.


It's not good for morale and all we get are pats onthe back via e-mail from mgt. No goals, no ideas, no plans set forth... no new bases, nothing. No movement, almost 2000 pilots, ONE base... and it's ATL... you try to keep a positive attitude.

...and don't take for granted that your management is now treating you nicely. Go work at Mesa or TSA for a couple years to get some perspective if you're taking it too lightly. They want to grow too. In the meantime be grateful for the "good job" memos and "pats on the back" emails.


A bit of perspective:


Compass - a bit more growth
GoJet - growth...but let's not get started with those scumbags
Mesaba - growth
Pinnacle - a bit of growth, but just lost 15 -200s to Mesaba

ASA - stagnant (lost flying, but not furloughing)
Piedmont - stagnant since forever
SkyWest - stagnant (lost flying, but not furloughing)

Air Wisconsin - furlough
American Eagle - parking entire Saab fleet, furloughs likely, never upgrade
Comair - furlough
ExpressJet - furlough, concessionary contract as of this month
Horizon - furloughs starting this month
Lynx - stagnant, but just took a pay cut (a 10% cut for CA...really!?!)
Mesa - furlough...and it's Mesa
PSA - furlough
Republic Holdings - furlough
Skyway - shut down
TSA - lots of furloughs
 
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