Coming up on 94 hours of Standby for the Month.

kman

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As I sit going a little more insane, I just wonder why can't I be at the hotel working out or relaxing? This is nuts, We have 7 a/c on stand by. Why? So that the pie graph they show at the end of the month shows that they used us? Gotta love the 10 hr turn(5am by the way) for a 7 hour show for a ferry flight. WTF!
 
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Bid the Excel.
 

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As I sit going a little more insane, I just wonder why can't I be at the hotel working out or relaxing? This is nuts, We have 7 a/c on stand by. Why? So that the pie graph they show at the end of the month shows that they used us? Gotta love the 10 hr turn(5am by the way) for a 7 hour show for a ferry flight. WTF!
What fleet?
 

gutshotdraw

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I thought the IBB contract got you extra pay for standby in excess of 3 hours. No?
 

ozpilot

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I thought the IBB contract got you extra pay for standby in excess of 3 hours. No?
Only if you don't have a partner and a good airplane. Otherwise that can keep you at the FBO all day. And they do. :mad:
 

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What company ?
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What company ?
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Netjets. That's funny because I know a guy on the Encore fleet who seems to fly maybe 5-7 days per month. He wants to bid a busier fleet - some fleets seem to work a lot harder than others (i.e., X, XL and Sovereign).
 
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Its ironic how pilots complain about being worked too hard and then complain about not being worked at all. How about being thankful you have a job? There are guys out there whom have lost their jobs or on there way to it and you're biggest problem is sitting? Just a reality check buddy.
 
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ozpilot

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Its ironic how pilots complain about being worked too hard and then complain about not being worked at all.
I don't think its a matter complaining of being not worked. Its more a complaint about sitting at an FBO on standby for 10+ hours when the hotel you came from, and will most likely return to, is right across the street!

Scheduling does have the option of showing us at the hotel. If called we have 30 minutes to be in the lobby and 30 minutes to get to the plane. If we're primary backup, show us at the FBO otherwise we should be at the hotel.

But I do agree with you, that in the big picture, its not a major issue, just annoying and unnecessary.
 
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When I was at options I did almost 90 hours of FBO stby in one tour. The following week I was off to CGF for a productivity "seminar".
 

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While im grateful i have a job, I really don't like being abused to the point of insanity. I understand why we need backups, but when we have a backup to a backup to a backup to a backup, it starts to get really annoying.

And If it is for a legit reason make me sit, but from my point of view its done to show usage and spite.
 

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I don't think its a matter complaining of being not worked. Its more a complaint about sitting at an FBO on standby for 10+ hours when the hotel you came from, and will most likely return to, is right across the street!

Scheduling does have the option of showing us at the hotel. If called we have 30 minutes to be in the lobby and 30 minutes to get to the plane. If we're primary backup, show us at the FBO otherwise we should be at the hotel.

But I do agree with you, that in the big picture, its not a major issue, just annoying and unnecessary.
If the hotel is that close, why don't you just stay at the hotel and if they need ya, just walk across the street?
 
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