At this point the thread starter is somewhat full of it. We did receive word that if conditions did not improve in the coming weeks we would see a reduction in staff (not just pilots). No confirmation of furloughs yet, and certainly no numbers. Possible - Yes. Probable - more so than I'd like to admit. However, until it happens, please refrain from making statements as if they were factual.
I'll rephrase it for you Mr. Jetblue, since you're right. It is a bad time for ME to be a pilot, since I will most likely be out of a job here shortly, because of the dumb choice I made leaving a regional for a "secure" fractional job. I'm sure no Southwest captain is boohooing about it being a bad time to be a pilot. I stand corrected.
If things "imporve" in the next few weeks???? Please.......
It's the fear mongering.
He states it's a bad time to be a pilot.
In reality, it's simply a great time if you are employed regardless of what you do for a living or the career choices you've made.
It's not fear mongering you idiot. Our CEO didn't do much to quell the fear. The guy may be at the bottom of the list. How the F woud you take it if it were you.
CS guys guys don't bother with you so piss off and go back to your own thread and leave us alone.
It's probably because they understand the points I make because they are non-union and want no part of your turmoil.
Actually, I get many PMs from CS guys that support my views. It's probably because they understand the points I make because they are non-union and want no part of your turmoil.
Well, I'll go on record and say that I agree with many of your points, not all, but many. As far as handling stupid arguments, you're the master. But who cares? PM's of support you get have nothing whatever to do with this thread.
And your injection of union into it is precisely my point. With you come all the issues. YOU brought up the union. The originator of this thread didn't even hint at it. Then what happens is all your buddies from the other threads hijack it into a union/non-union "friendly" discussion.
This thread was started to open a discussion about layoffs at CS. I take that implication from the title of the thread.
You called one of our buddies a fear mongerer. OK, you didn't use the words "he is a", but clearly that was the implication. We had what I would have called a "hightened concern" about more furloughs before our CEO had the town hall conference call. Not until he SAID there would be further downsizing if things didn't improve (with no mention of what the marker of improvement was to be) was the fear instilled. Again, if one is at the bottom of the list, how are the remarks to be taken? If you're seeking "turmoil" it wasn't there until our CEO's remarks.
I think most guys understand that furloughs are a sad side-effect within our industry. That doesn't make it any easier. So how about just writing that you wish all furloughees from all companies the best, and hope that the economy turns very soon enabling recall of those furloughees.
the problem with that is once you throw that card....you'll never be able to get that money back....ever. You will set the bar in a diffrent position and it will ALWAYS get lower.
And they will still furlough anyway.