FedEx Poolie Calls, Fourth Thread

DLax85

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Intel from Indoc Class

OK guys...we (28 Aug new hire class) just finished up Indoc today...most of us are starting ground school next Wed (13 Sep).

Here's the latest inside gouge we got from PD in training dept today after class:

6-7 more 727 classes remaining this calendar year

2 in Sep

2-3 in Oct

1 in Nov

1 in Dec

Avg class size about 22....approximate class mix 8-10 FOs with the remainder 12-14 SOs in each class (...note: new hire class starting on 11 Sep will be all SO)

The data above implies the total # of new hires for the remainder of this calendar year should be about 150....this will probably drain the pool up to the point when interviews starting happening again this late spring/summer.

Late Spring/Summer interviewees would then start training in Jan 2007 at a rate of approx 25 per month for the entire year.

Best guess is that meet-n-greets will start up again after New Years too.

Hope this intel is useful.

Aloha!

p.s. Oh yeah, we ran into a class of 5-6 guys interviewing today....not sure of their meet and greet dates, sorry.
 

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Congrtas rdy4to!

See ya around the campus.


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DLax85 said:
OK guys...we (28 Aug new hire class) just finished up Indoc today...most of us are starting ground school next Wed (13 Sep).....
DLax85-

Has there been any talk of off-site training for 727 newhires?
 

twiceskunkeddog

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Malter1 said:
DLax85-

Has there been any talk of off-site training for 727 newhires?
There's a bunch of guys going offsite. 8 SOs going to MCO and 4 FOs going to MIA for sim training. Usually 2 or 3 week duration.

I imagine that the future will hold similar numbers.

Good luck,

TSD
 

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twiceskunkeddog said:
There's a bunch of guys going offsite. 8 SOs going to MCO and 4 FOs going to MIA for sim training. Usually 2 or 3 week duration.

I imagine that the future will hold similar numbers.

Good luck,

TSD
Thanks TSD. How do they figure out who goes off-site? Do they seek volunteers and then base it off seniority (i.e. last 4)?
 

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It's all seniority... Last 4 of your social, higher being better. However, when you pair up with your partner (voluntary basis), the higher seniority of the two bids. So if your seniority number is 0001, and your partners is 9999, then he will bid and you basically get what you want.

So look for that 9999 guy. Oh, and you'll have temporary badges with your seniority number within that class 1-25 in our classes case.

Hope that helps,

TSD
 

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Slight change

OK boys,

After DLax's post earlier today, I went back and checked my calender and it appears that I'm a dumba$$, but in a good way. My interview date was actually April 26-27 and not 25-26. I did the sim prep on the 25th and that's why I had that date in my head. So....good news for all those behind me. 5 less in the pool as far as I know. I'll make the changes below. Thanks for the intel everybody. It was getting pretty quiet around here for a while.


January

3/4 - 5 (OnTheDock)
10/11 – 5 to 11. Total still unknown. 4 confirmed in the pool. 1 or 2 7/31 727 class. (bustinmins/PurpleNugget/OnTheDock)
17/18 - 4 Poolies AM group, 6 possible PM group (navyflyer)
18/19 - 9 Poolies, -1 SFS; 3 of the PM group unaccounted for (TwiceSkunked Dog/Fartknocker/iflyasaab/Chefrj)
24/25 – 12 interviewed (XJGuy) unknown number in pool
25/26 – 9 (0) = 9 (XJGuy)
30/31 – 5 (1) = 4 (FeelinMinnesota)
Jan poolies - approx 56 -- all in training by 11 Sep 727 class

February

1/2 – 2 (0) = 2 (Metro A-Team)
2/3 – 2 (0) = 2 (Talon737)
6/7 – 6 (3) = 3 (A’che)updated Scate08 on 8/17
7/8 - 6 (0) = 6 (animal house)
8/9 – 7 (1) = 6 (Malter1)
9/10 – 6 (3) = 3 (Cujo55) updated Cujo55 & Beardo on 8/18
14/15 – 3 (1) = 2 (QuietFlight)
19/20 - 6 (0) = 6 Newpilot2b
20/21 – 6 (3) = 3 could be 6 more (rdy4to)
22/23 – 4 (1) = 3 I guess “UA” means unaccounted for? (gcsass)
28/1 - ? (?) = ?
Feb poolies - approx 48 -- 12 called for WB tng -- Feb poolies through 9/10 interview date have been called (with possibly one exception)


March

1/2 – 9 (3) = 6 (jets96) [This was his first post ever. Way to help out when needed!!!]
7/8 - 10 (2) = 8 (Bullschwantz)
14/15 – 11? (2) = 9 (Phaedrus)
15/16 – 5 (1) = 4 plus 6 more unconfirmed (Don’tBHate’n)
19/20 - ? (1) = ? cjj
29-30 – 10 (1) = 9 (wmss)
Mar poolies - approx 45 -- 9 called for WB trng

April

5/6 - 5 (1) = 4 (Gummo)
11/12 - 5 (1) = 4 (DiamondZ)
12/13 – 1 confirmed; possibly 4 more (FlyFedEx)
18/19 - 6 + up to 5 unconfirmed (SilentBob)
26/27 - 5 (0) = 5 (Balut)
Apr poolies - approx 32 -- 3 called for WB trng

May

2/3 – 5 (0) = 5 (Hagar17)
16/17 - 5 (0) = 5 (geauxfly)
18/19 - 5 (0) = 4 (other one unknown -- missed the inputter)
24/25 - 4 (0) = 4 (airfish)
30/31 - 6 (0) = 3 and not sure of other 3 (wannabrich)

May poolies - approx 24


June

13/14 - 4 (0) = 4 (jdriver)
June poolies - 4

 

rdy4to

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animal house said:
Congrtas rdy4to!

See ya around the campus.


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Thanks! I'm so ecstatic!! See ya around.

For those curious, I did find out there is 22 in class, with 9 FO slots.
 

JT34

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Got the same info from KD yesterday on the Oct 2 class makup. Interviewed 22/23 Feb and called yesterday for the Oct 2 class.
 

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Way to go JT34!!

Congrats to all the 2 Oct guys!


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14 newhires atarted yeserday 9-11-06
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Los1 said:
14 newhires atarted yeserday 9-11-06
Los1
Is this for real? Can somebody confirm the class size? I thought we were looking at 20+ in the new hire classes. If they are only doing 14 now, that could really slow things down.

Also, does anyone have a sense of how deep into the pool they have dipped for the first Oct. class?

Thanks for any info. I know it won't get me hired any faster, but I'm sure getting antsy.
 

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Yes it is for real. Monday's class had 14 people in it.

I have no idea on your other questions.

FJ
 

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14 in the 11 Sep class and 20 in the 25 Sep class only takes 34 out of the pool vice the supposed 50 per month. As far as to how far the 2 Oct class has reached....I think we are in the last week of Feb (22/23). I do know of a bud who interviewed 28 Feb who was told by Kim that he wasn't going to be in this one. This is going to drag out for quite awhile if other posted info remains true.
 

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Feb 28 interview #'s??

geauxfly,

Does your bud that interviewed 28 Feb know how many are in the pool from his group? Inquiring minds want to know.

Thanks,
BH
 

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Falconjet/Geauxfly, Thanks for the response. Not what we wanted to hear, but whatcha gonna do?
 

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BH,
I'll check with him on that one. Sorry I didn't think to ask earlier but I thought I had captured that info in the thread. From what I hear recently, the pool won't be drained until next spring. I don't know if that includes the people interviewing now and being dropped in the deep end or not... I don't figure on getting into training until Jan/Feb at best with my mid-May interview date. At best, there looks to be 4 training classes left in this year and we're not through with the Feb interviewees. Thanks for the floaties AnimalHouse!
 

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geauxfly said:
BH,
I'll check with him on that one. Sorry I didn't think to ask earlier but I thought I had captured that info in the thread. From what I hear recently, the pool won't be drained until next spring. I don't know if that includes the people interviewing now and being dropped in the deep end or not... I don't figure on getting into training until Jan/Feb at best with my mid-May interview date. At best, there looks to be 4 training classes left in this year and we're not through with the Feb interviewees. Thanks for the floaties AnimalHouse!
I'm not sure it's that doom and gloom. They are up to around half of the 28 Feb/1Mar interview date from what I understand. Essentially, DUN with February! And, the 2 Oct class is, after all, only one week after the 25 Sep class. That could very well mean there will be 3 classes of roughly 20-22 guys in October. The rate of hire in April was very, very low based on other posts I've read so I don't think it'll take to long to race through April. I think you'll find that it moves faster than you anticipate. Hard to see it that way when you're treading water, I know.
 

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Thanks Malter....just swallowed a little water (and some self-pity). The not knowing part is the tough one as I'm sure everyone realizes. I'm just hoping for bigger classes than 14!
 
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