leaving Pinnacle for SkyWest!

cougarblue

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just wondering what y'all think about my decision to leave Pinnacle (600ish senority) to live at home working for Skywest!
 

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What the h*ll man??? Seems like that would be one hard decision to make. You made it right? Why would you subject yourself to anything us jokers have to say. To make you feel better....worse???

If you are just getting hired at Skywest now and are leaving the middle of the stack at PCL ( i have no idea how many guys they've got) I'd say.......good luck, lots of it. The being at home thing will be nice.

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cougarblue said:
just wondering what y'all think about my decision to leave Pinnacle (600ish senority) to live at home working for Skywest!
Hey,
Did your parents get that paneling in the basement done?
Just kidding, do whats best for you!
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I just thought if Im gonna be at a regional for 10 years, than why not be where you want to be and work at a company you want to work at? Life is actually pretty good at Pinnacle and upgrade is probabaly coming around the corner, I just dont want to regret being there when it is all said and done!

I am concerned with the ASA situation. Any thoughts on how that would play out for me? Upgrade at Skywest?
Thanks...
 

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I left Pinnacle a while back for my first choice. I will be based close to family and living where I want to live. You can't put a dollar value on that.

If it makes you happy...then do it.
 

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cougarblue said:
just wondering what y'all think about my decision to leave Pinnacle (600ish senority) to live at home working for Skywest!

You aren't the first to do this. SkyWest is a great company with a lot of great people. I had several people in my class that were upgrading in the 14-16 month range even though others say it's longer. Most of the junior Captains are going to O'Hare.

I wouldn't worry about any problems with the ASA merger. Knock on wood.

Times can change in a hurry though - it wasn't too long ago that Pinnacle was the place to be; and ACA the place to be before that.
 

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cougarblue...is that you DM? Are you crazy getting answers to a life changing question on a crazy board like this???
 

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Commuting Sucks!!! If you plan to stay in the regionals for a while then come on over. Upgrade is around 2 years. The upgrade list for the EMB is pretty short but there isn't much movement from EMB CA to CRJ CA right now
 

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Commuting is for the birds, if you can be based at home, in my opinion, that makes up for a lot. That is one of the reasons i went with Pinnacle. Do you live in Chicago, or Denver? That is probably where you will go first.
 

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Byu

Dude, if you're a BYU fan, you might as well just stay at PCL. BYU!? WHY?!!! There's just no excuse when there are so many other teams out there.

Otherwise, though, come on over. Commuting stinks.
 

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Detroitpilot22 said:
Commuting is for the birds, if you can be based at home, in my opinion, that makes up for a lot. That is one of the reasons i went with Pinnacle. Do you live in Chicago, or Denver? That is probably where you will go first.

How the F' do you know? have you left training yet? bet you can't wait to get cornholed in DTW
 
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I want to do the same thing... can't seem to get an interview at Skywest though. Am currently commuting to CLT and live in ORD right by the airport. Have applied several times online and by fax. I have letters of rec from two current Skywest rj pilots and have heard nothing from Skywest. What's the secret to getting an interview?
ANybody know how to get in touch with a chief pilot in ORD perhaps... I could go over there on my day off and hand him/her my resume? Bad idea?
 

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Weasil said:
I want to do the same thing... can't seem to get an interview at Skywest though. Am currently commuting to CLT and live in ORD right by the airport. Have applied several times online and by fax. I have letters of rec from two current Skywest rj pilots and have heard nothing from Skywest. What's the secret to getting an interview?
ANybody know how to get in touch with a chief pilot in ORD perhaps... I could go over there on my day off and hand him/her my resume? Bad idea?

Send an Email. they got back to me the same day. good luck
 
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Blackbox "Send an Email. they got back to me the same day. good luck"

Hey blackbox, could you PM me the email address that you used. I have not been able to track one down yet.

Thank you very much
 

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Weasil said:
I want to do the same thing... can't seem to get an interview at Skywest though. Am currently commuting to CLT and live in ORD right by the airport. Have applied several times online and by fax. I have letters of rec from two current Skywest rj pilots and have heard nothing from Skywest. What's the secret to getting an interview?
ANybody know how to get in touch with a chief pilot in ORD perhaps... I could go over there on my day off and hand him/her my resume? Bad idea?

I did the on-line app last week or so and got an e-mail today inviting me to an interview. Unfortunately I won't be able to attend until after next month - Gotta do the Navy thing. I didn't send anyone an e-mail. My TT is almost all large/mutli/turbine. That probably helped.
 
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