FedEx hiring question

twiceskunkeddog

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Anyone out there know how long it takes between the time that your packet is placed in the "to be called" stack to actual call and interview date?

In other words, you've made it past the System CPs desk after all the boards, HR review, etc.

Thanks in advance,

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After ACPs, your package goes to Pilot Hiring, then to System Chief Pilot, then back to Pilot Hiring for the call. I spoke with Pilot Hiring two weeks ago. They said the latest large group of applicants whose packages were on the SCPs desk, assuming they get approved, will be called in November and December. For what it's worth.
 

twiceskunkeddog

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Thank you very much for the info...

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Although I am not a pilot there, I did speak with a Capt yesterday - (trying to get hired) who told me there were THOUSANDS of apps in the que - over 4500 I think he mentioned. That is the reason for the cessation of the grip and grin. They are trying to process the "gripped and grinned" folks. So if you have already done it - you are in the system.
The impression I got was that even if I was best friends with the chief pilot, I would have to wait due to the backlog.
 

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hmmm,

I know we have a lot of applicants in the que, but I doubt it is 4500. That would double the current roster of pilots. We have around 4500 guys total.

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Goose17 said:
I know we have a lot of applicants in the que, but I doubt it is 4500. That would double the current roster of pilots. We have around 4500 guys total.

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You're right in your doubts.........it's around 9,500 on file
 

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I'm in class right now and KD said it was over 10k on file...Not sure how many are currently in the que in the CP office...
 

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just to clarify

There is a big difference between "on file" and in the "que". If you have applied, you are on file. If you have done the grip and grin and your package has been placed in the to be interviewed pile, you are in the que.

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I think the numbers can be a little misleading. From what I've heard from the hiring folks, there are indeed around 10K applications on file. Of those, however, only about half are qualified. Of those qualified, only about half have three recommendations. Of those, an even smaller group has a rec from someone they've actually flown with. To narrow it further, even fewer get to the actual grip and grin. It's not quite as grim as it sounds for guys trying to get hired, assuming they've got all of the pre-reqs.
 

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I've recently sponsored someone and my ACP said it would be about six months from the sponsor turning in the resume to an interview call.
 

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Deuce130 said:
I think the numbers can be a little misleading. From what I've heard from the hiring folks, there are indeed around 10K applications on file. Of those, however, only about half are qualified. Of those qualified, only about half have three recommendations.
10,000 times the $50 app fee is $500,000. Very efficient way to fund the HR department.

10K times $200 for the FE written is a cool $2 million.

The SWA oriented type schools get that kind of coin but at least they give you something tangible for it.

Flame suit on!
 
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The SWA oriented type schools get that kind of coin but at least they give you something tangible for it.
There's a little difference in a $50 fee and $6,000+ for a type rating. I'm not knocking SWA - but I draw the line and shelling out that kind of money to PFT.
 

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Disregard.

Its just harder to get an interview at FedEx. Probably worth the extra effort.
 
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Hopefully it becomes harder to get a interview at SWA. Last I heard if you get called for the interview at SWA you have a 20% shot at getting hired. I'll take the tougher screening and a 60% shot at making it through the interview at FedEx.
 

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FlyBoeingJets said:
10,000 times the $50 app fee is $500,000. Very efficient way to fund the HR department.. . .<snip>. . Flame suit on!
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HR department? That's just crazy talk . . . . Try this math on for size. . .
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($50 x 10,000) / 4591 = $108.90
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Sluggo_63 said:
Hopefully it becomes harder to get a interview at SWA. Last I heard if you get called for the interview at SWA you have a 20% shot at getting hired. I'll take the tougher screening and a 60% shot at making it through the interview at FedEx.
That's easy for you to say.
 

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klhoard said:
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HR department? That's just crazy talk . . . . Try this math on for size. . .
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($50 x 10,000) / 4591 = $108.90
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I say, chap, that's BRILLIANT, absolutely BRILLIANT!!

Just put it into your strike fund. Glad I could help :)
 
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