V-Dub for Life
- May 20, 2003
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When and where do the results post?
Sweet, I must say the sooner we get back to the NWA APA system the better for all. Every aspect of the AE bid is in managements favor, they run it when they want, they can cancel it, they can convert you when they want....weird?
I don't mind the AE system.... but it does sound like the APA is quite superior.
Now if we can just get rid of that stupid 500 foot call.
Make sure the PM is alert and responsive? Seriously....
Agreed. It wasn't our call...we thought it was yours. No? Non- Flying Cubicle dwellers run amok again...
The nice thing about the APA is you always knew 4 months in advance where you were going and could always look forward to a chance to change every month. It seems like it would be a lot easier for the company to adjust up and down with constant training as opposed to huge shifts of manpower and guesswork.
One thing that the APAs allowed was bidding from base to base to get better flying each season. If some senior guy living in the DFW area wanted to fly more Europe stuff in the Summer, he might bid DTW 755. If the Asia stuff flew out of MSP more in the Winter, he would bid MSP 755 and do 12 day intra Asia stuff. That pretty much kept the senior guys from upgrading, and never allowed junior people a chance at the better trips. Just when you thought you might be able to hold a sweet trip, bam, 15 senior guys move in for the season. Well, that is now gone. Time to pick a base and probably stay there at least a year. With an AE, you will know where you stand for the whole year. No more squatters.
Bye Bye---General Lee