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Express Jet called me. LOL

cosmotheassman

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I just got called for an interview at xpressjet. OMG. The last time I had my stuff in there was over 2 years ago.

The girl asked if I was still interested in a pilot position and, I said, "from 2 years ago? You got to be kidding me." She replied,"We just got around to your resume." I politely declined.

I can't believe they are 2 years behind in resumes. Anyone else have this happen? Are they that desperate?
 

MVSW

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Thats crazy!!
 

Alfa Romeo

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Expressjet

Expressjet called me 3 days ago to ask me if I would be interested in coming for an interview... I had submitted my app. to them little over a year ago......
 

MVSW

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Wtf???
 
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kj6991

indianboy7guess they ran out of 600 hour wonders......



Nope. I applied when i had 600/100. Still one in the stack.
 

meatloaf

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I'm a 900 hour wonder and got the rejection e-mail.... they’re not that desperate yet!
 

On Your Six

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You could do A LOT worse for regionals when you think about it. Sure, the pay is as bad at Expressjet as it is at other regionals and upgrade probably takes a few years, but the equipment is great (I'm told the XR is a great performer) and you start on a jet vs. an archaic prop like you would at some other regionals.

Have you seen Expressjet's route system? It basically covers 90% of the US as well as a huge portion of Mexico (and now Guatemala). That's pretty diverse flying - possible to fly from Cabo to Halifax in one day. Exhausting, but pretty good variety.

I don't fly for the regionals or Expressjet, but if I were considering regionals, Expressjet would be on the short list - you could do a lot worse...
 

PA31Ho

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Yea, I don't know how they do things over there at ExpressJet. I applied December 6, and have sent many resumes since then. I was told to expect a call in mid March, but didn't get a thanks but no thanks letter until 2 weeks ago. Whatever.... I have a job with Piedmont now, I'm as happy as I could be.
 

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Seeing as that I'll be furloughed and tossed to the street in about 2 to 3 months I'm thinking of sending them my stuff. EWR is about an hour from my parents house. I just love being 30 and having to live at home.

Funny thing is from what I've read on the Xjet gouge on the web I couldn't pass the interview. I haven't really used any of the "CFI type" question knowledge they ask in years.
 
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Popeye0537

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Your welcome to come over to CHQ.... you just have to take a hit in the seniority department. Most of our guys dont want to fly your lines...we like our bases in Florida
 

ERfly

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LearLove said:
Seeing as that I'll be furloughed and tossed to the street in about 2 to 3 months I'm thinking of sending them my stuff. EWR is about an hour from my parents house. I just love being 30 and having to live at home.

Funny thing is from what I've read on the Xjet gouge on the web I couldn't pass the interview. I haven't really used any of the "CFI type" question knowledge they ask in years.

LearLove,

At least when I did the interview, they gauge it more toward your background. I was flying 121, so I got a slightly different interview than the CFI guys. They love 121 guys in HR and the training department. If you're thinking about coming here, I would. They have a link on the website for 121 guys, I think. The contract is pretty good. The work rules are great and we have a good relationship with management. You'll fly great equipment with great people.

If I were in your shoes, I'd stay way from that Indianapolis based scum-bag operation and what they're doing to you. If you're looking for a good small-jet carrier (notice I didn't say regional), I don't think you can do wrong with us.
 
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Traumahawk

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LearLove,

If I were in your shoes, I'd stay way from that Indianapolis based scum-bag operation and what they're doing to you. If you're looking for a good small-jet carrier (notice I didn't say regional), I don't think you can do wrong with us.

I just think of all of the stand up people that have been flying at this "scum bag operation"....many for over 10-15 years, and then I think what would happen to you if you had the gall to say that in front of a couple of them. You couldn't carry their flight cases.

You do a lot of CHQ bashing on here. What, does the home life suck? Are you depressed? Are you just a loser? I have a ton of friends at ExpressJet. I think it's a great operation with a lot of diversity. I also see that our contracts are not all that different.

For example....You guys get another dollar or 2 an hour first year, but you're spending your time sitting ready or on reserve for the first third of it while many of our guys are getting 85+ hrs of credit with lines. Things seem to even out on most fronts. Pay is one.

Don't be a Jack @ss, almost every company has some great people working there. Last time I checked, I wasn't the one who called Bedford and told him to purchase US's division of MDA's aircraft. Either did any other pilot for CHQ.
Lets get real here.

T-hawk
 
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Biatch5

cosmotheassman said:
I just got called for an interview at xpressjet. OMG. The last time I had my stuff in there was over 2 years ago.

The girl asked if I was still interested in a pilot position and, I said, "from 2 years ago? You got to be kidding me." She replied,"We just got around to your resume." I politely declined.

I can't believe they are 2 years behind in resumes. Anyone else have this happen? Are they that desperate?

YES!! I had an interview set up witht hem on Sept 20 something, 2001 and then Sept 11th happened and never heard from them till..............yeah 2 years later approx and they called me and asked if I was still interested... I laughed at the girl and said no thanks...I dont wanna fly the mickey mouse regioanl jet and hung up!

Man that felt goooooooooooooooooood
 

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They called me back for an interview too, I was in indoc.... at XJT. I think that the tail of the dog is chasing the head eh!
 

BeachBummer

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LearLove said:
Seeing as that I'll be furloughed and tossed to the street in about 2 to 3 months I'm thinking of sending them my stuff. EWR is about an hour from my parents house. I just love being 30 and having to live at home.

Funny thing is from what I've read on the Xjet gouge on the web I couldn't pass the interview. I haven't really used any of the "CFI type" question knowledge they ask in years.

They dont ask furloughies, cfi questions. atleast i didnt get any. all i got was 121 and tech questions. good luck
 

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LearLove, ditto to the others on the 121 questions. They didn't ask any prior 121 to brief a Jepp approach plate, and they only asked us questions about 121 operations and our aircraft. Very straightforward.

From what I understand, there was some shifting around in Human Resources for pilot hiring, so that might account for some of the mixups in callouts for interviews.
 

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BeachBummer said:
They called me back for an interview too, I was in indoc.... at XJT. I think that the tail of the dog is chasing the head eh!

Happened to a guy in my class during systems.
 

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I sent in my resume back in Jan of '02, so I guess I could be expecting a call sometime soon!!!!!
 
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