I'm sure the furloughed pilots have sent them out. I know of a few furloughed Delta guys who have been hired by Jet Blue and AirTran...av8er2 said:
FedEx is/will consider a current furloughed pilot on a case-by-case basis but WILL NOT consider anyone that is actively employed at another major...that I know of.av8er2 said:
Why won't they consider any pilot who is currently employed at a major?PurpleTail said:
.GuppyPuppy said:Why won't they consider any pilot who is currently employed at a major?
I guess I shouldn't even waste my time filling out an application when I get my 1000 PIC, eh?
So, who will FedEx consider? Do I have to quit the major I'm working for and go back to a regional making $17k/yr?
Seems a bit silly to not consider any current pilots from a major. Please explain, or try to explain, the reasoning behind this policy.
Actually, that paradigm has shifted as well. We HAVE hired and ARE considering pilots currently employed by other major airlines. Specific backgrounds I have first- or secondhand knowledge of include Delta, Alaska and American. I think the standard disclaimer of "case by case basis yada, yada" still applies. Nonetheless, it is clearly no longer a disqualifier.PurpleTail said:
Flame bait. 5 total posts. I'm in upgrade training and it just ain't so!MemTrash said:I spent 30 minutes in my ACPs office three days ago wanting to bring a buddy in that has 1500pic(commuter guy), but he said the average guy right now has 2500 to 3000pic. He also said they like to see lots of updates on your resume and get as many FedEx guys to refer you as you can it makes a difference. You will hear of folks with less hours getting hired but they usually have some weight behind them (Smith, Lewis, or a 2 digit employee number) It does matter who you know.
What I found interesting he said he didn't like the furloughed guys. He didn't like giving someone a second chance (that didnt' choose FedEx in good times) when other guys haven't had a first chance. He also said he could walk in a new hire class and pick out the furloughed guys every time.
To back that up another buddy LCA on the 72 panel said they had been having attitude problems with furloughed guys going through IOE and that some of the LCAs were recommending they not hire the guys. So, if you are furloughed and get hired be happy, there are a lot (most actually) that chose FedEx for growth and job security when we could have gone to any airline. So acting like you've taken a step down doesn't go over very well. I'm sure most guys guys love it at Fred's place but it only takes a few to mess it up for the good guys out there.
oh really? they hired 2 freinds of mine from UPS.PurpleTail said:
At this stage of the game, what can a guy do now anyway?lmevans1 said:I can't say much about Delta but our Comair guys are starting to get worried about the next paycut. So far every crew I've met is going to stay. We're a regional..lol