Laid off an hour ago!

jrbevis

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Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome the newest member of the unemployment club… ME! I understand the list is big and the line is long for people looking for work but, If any of you guys have info on jobs it would be much appreciated.
Falcon 10 & 20, Hawker 400 & 700, Sabre 60 & 65.
Thanks!!
 

siucavflight

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Sorry to hear this, feel horrible for you. What part of the country do you live in?
 

Sandhawk

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Welcome to the club !!!!

:beer:

It was Nov 1 AND Jan 27 for me..........
 

tdwnds1

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2 Time member in last year July 2008 and January 2009. :crying:
 

khsgt

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Jan 2008 and June 2008....2008 was a horrible year. They say that every pilot gets 2 furloughs in his career and I did it in a year.
 

tdwnds1

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Im on 4 so far! Lets see....Sept 2001, January 2003, July 2008, January 2008.

Ive lived 2 careers already!:eek:
 

atpcliff

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Hi!

If U really want a job, and can't find one, look OVERSEAS!

cliff
NBO
 

tdwnds1

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I have looked overseas. You need a heavy type for China. I had 4 leads to India dry up, literally one after another.

So overseas can be hit or miss.
 

ksu_aviator

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Been there too...Jan 01, Oct 01, Dec 02, Jan 06...each time I ended up with a better job than before.

Best tip I can give: You don't have to be the best candidate, just the easiest candidate to hire.
 

semperfido

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I concur.... been laid off from three flying jobs so far and always got a better job. Keep humping along and something will turn up. You MUST treat the job search process like a job itself and work on it almost every day. Keep a Journal and write down all contacts and pertinent info. My .02 :)
 

fisherpilot

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I concur.... been laid off from three flying jobs so far and always got a better job. Keep humping along and something will turn up. You MUST treat the job search process like a job itself and work on it almost every day. Keep a Journal and write down all contacts and pertinent info. My .02 :)
Great Advice!
 

rondo

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Being laid off in the past was an extremely different situation. The sad fact is most of the jobs we have now could end very soon and there aren't other jobs available.
 

semperfido

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oh and you must be optimistic :)

...it has looked grim before. ...and for many it is business as usual.
 

cjdriver

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I'm wondering if the true corporate jobs are going away with all the Washington BS. I know there's a lot more jobs out there flying the owner to the beach, but fewer flying the employees around for business. Does anyone else get that feeling?
 

rondo

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The flight department I was at slowed there flying to a crawl as a direct result of the bs in washington. They started sending execs on the airlines. I went from flying 600-700 hours per year down to 10 hours per month. not to mention there were 8 pilots and I was the last one hired.
 

jaxpilot

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we do a little of both, shuttling the owner and select others around Florida during the week and an occasional weekend trip out of state.
 

DUATS

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...on my first furlough, but not my first career. Fortunately I have options outside aviation until things pick up. I feel bad for those young guys, with wives and kids at home, whose whole career is aviation. Really sucks fo them.
 

say again

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Ive been out for the past 6 months. Optimism rapidly decreasing.

Side question..How badly does a credit rating hold in one finding a job?? I've recently run into some bad luck w/ a few investments.
 

Gulfstream 200

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Ive been out for the past 6 months. Optimism rapidly decreasing.

Side question..How badly does a credit rating hold in one finding a job?? I've recently run into some bad luck w/ a few investments.
Its more important than one would think..most places are checking these days, especially in anything finance related.

Nobody expects perfect credit scores, but odd things (bankrupt, repo etc) will certainly raise flags.

Cant say I agree with the practice, but it is what it is.
 
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