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Is the sun setting at GLA? part 2

meatwallet

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With new-hire classes continuing monthly, a sh!tty 10Q, and less lines/no SAF starting next month, are furloughs looming on the horizon?

What is the status on upgrades? Other than the EMB FO, rumor is no upgrades for the next three months. Hard to believe considering the number of people jumping ship...
 

cargoflyr69

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do they require a training bond or contract to be signed? Not that I'm considering ever working there, just curious.
 

AlabamaMan!!

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Whats up dogg?

Yeah..they have a 15 month, $7500 training contract.

Glad I didnt stick around that place more than a few weeks.
 

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I didn't know SAF was out for sure. I thought it was a threat to get united to give us more money
 

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Cardinal

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The worst news this week; the Chairman of the EXCO has given his 2 weeks notice. This represents the loss of a true asset to the pilot group, who knows how long it will be until his shoes are filled.

Posted in the release room on 9/12/05: Disgruntled FO's: Tired of being treated like crap? Skywest now pays for training! Along with the name and phone number of a lawyer to "work" on the training contract. With Frontier hiring, it's gonna be a rough fall/early winter. The juniorman season begins afresh.

This year's Harvard MBA revelation, "we'll return a bunch of aircraft and we will be whisked into profitability." Sidebar: If your contract permits continuous duty overnights, but limits them to two legs total, be thankful. Due to a cancellation one lucky pilot flew seven legs in one night this week. Not cool.
 
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The word is that there is supposed to be another meeting in DC at the end of the month. Has anyone heard anything about that?

It just keeps on piling up deeper and deeper around here.
 

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I got the impression the company didn't feel as though there was anything to meet about. The September 8th letter on the website www.ibt747.org doesn't look hopeful.
 

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Ill just stick with what I had to say earlier after reading that.
 

meatwallet

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Cardinal said:
The worst news this week; the Chairman of the EXCO has given his 2 weeks notice. This represents the loss of a true asset to the pilot group, who knows how long it will be until his shoes are filled.

Posted in the release room on 9/12/05: Disgruntled FO's: Tired of being treated like crap? Skywest now pays for training! Along with the name and phone number of a lawyer to "work" on the training contract. With Frontier hiring, it's gonna be a rough fall/early winter. The juniorman season begins afresh.

This year's Harvard MBA revelation, "we'll return a bunch of aircraft and we will be whisked into profitability." Sidebar: If your contract permits continuous duty overnights, but limits them to two legs total, be thankful. Due to a cancellation one lucky pilot flew seven legs in one night this week. Not cool.
Correction: it was 8 legs. DEN-LBL-DDC-WDG-PNC (nap) PNC-WDG-DDC-LBL-DEN.
 
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meatwallet

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Cardinal said:
I got the impression the company didn't feel as though there was anything to meet about. The September 8th letter on the website www.ibt747.org doesn't look hopeful.



This letter pertains to Great Lakes Aviation pilot negotiations that have been underway for over five years. In a telephone conversation today with Federal Mediator Jack Kane, he indicated that he was canceling future meetings.



The pilot group rejected a previous tentative agreement by an overwhelming margin. Since that time, management made no improved offers and it withdrew what it had proposed in the rejected offer. The company has made vague references to filing Chapter 11, which did not happen, and it suggests that wage increases can occur only if Congress increases the payment schedule for essential air services (EAS) performed by the carrier.



The carrier management has been unwilling to bargain fairly with the Union or cooperate with the mediator in bringing this case to a successful conclusion. The Union therefore requests a meeting with the Board to seek a means of resolution or, in the alternative, that the Union be offered a proffer.
 

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have a buddy close to upgrade there and he's about fed up enough to quit and go to another company with a longer upgrade
 

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Enough
The chairman of EXCO DID NOT give his two weeks...........yet
 

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SAF isn't gone yet, but still a threat. Like said before, the chairman of exco did not quit yet. When he does, someone has already offered to step up into his place, who is pissed enough at this company to probably do a pretty good job. The dude who had the eight leg night was due to, per the memo of the CP, "an extremely high volume of sick calls" and "rumors" of a sick out. He must have been feeling well that day, so he covered everyone's flying. What a fine company man. As far as the end of the month meetings go, I'm expecting exactly d!ck to happen.
 

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Hey Tat, I'll be at work Monday to lay a nice shroom tatoo across your biatch a** forehead.
 

meatwallet

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Lost said:
SAF isn't gone yet, but still a threat. Like said before, the chairman of exco did not quit yet. When he does, someone has already offered to step up into his place, who is pissed enough at this company to probably do a pretty good job. The dude who had the eight leg night was due to, per the memo of the CP, "an extremely high volume of sick calls" and "rumors" of a sick out. He must have been feeling well that day, so he covered everyone's flying. What a fine company man. As far as the end of the month meetings go, I'm expecting exactly d!ck to happen.
Company man? The afternoon DDC-PNC flight got cancelled for mx in DDC and ferried. Stranded pax there, who had to wait for the evening flight. I don't remember seeing any memo, where is it?
 

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The threat to take SAF away has been going around since my indoc in 2001. It aint going to happen until they let bigger planes into SAF.
 
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