Looking for RAH thought & information

52Vincent

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Not sure what to do, offered class (Republic) beginning Sept.
I have read some older posts regarding their issues, but there has not been much lately. Following are a few items that caught my attention.

  • Class in Aug. for 15 and only 2 show up.
  • Midwest pilots not accepting recalls, thus classes being offered.
  • Terrible contract
  • Terrible pay
  • F9 merger and tension between pilots
  • Probably much more I did not mention
I have never been in the 121 environment or member of a union for that matter, so a lot of this I barely understand even after reading many of the posts; however I have learned quite a bit. I am not current for quite a while, this is a chance to become current. I am older and in a position to do tackle this.

I miss flying but am tired of being laid off to many times the last few years.

They want a 2 year promissory note, prorated - This is a discussion for another thread altogether.

Do I really want to take another chance on flying?

I really want this thread to be about RAH. Hopefully, I can make a smart decision based on some great insight from RAH employees and members of this great community.
 

Fubijaakr

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RAH and thought in the same sentence? Talk about an oxymoron.
 

Jetjockey

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Fubi, that avatar is hilarious. Nice to see some have not lost their sense of humor.
 

chqflyer

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Honestly, you will hate life like never before if you come to work here. Horrible pay and contract are just the tip of the iceberg. As a junior FO on reserve, you will be abused in so many ways, that you will seriously regret accepting employment. I could drone on for several pages, but I just don't have the energy. I don't mean to come across as so negative, but we are having some serious issues that you should seriously consider before deciding to jump into the fray.

If you have a family, you WILL be away from them for MOST of the month. Reserves only get 11 days off a month, that coupled with having to commute across the country on your days off will eat up all of your free time. This alone is enough to destroy most marriages/relationships.
 

WSurf

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Honestly, you will hate life like never before if you come to work here. Horrible pay and contract are just the tip of the iceberg. As a junior FO on reserve, you will be abused in so many ways, that you will seriously regret accepting employment. I could drone on for several pages, but I just don't have the energy. I don't mean to come across as so negative, but we are having some serious issues that you should seriously consider before deciding to jump into the fray.

If you have a family, you WILL be away from them for MOST of the month. Reserves only get 11 days off a month, that coupled with having to commute across the country on your days off will eat up all of your free time. This alone is enough to destroy most marriages/relationships.

Ouch! That doesn't sound good! Hey, but you get to fly an awesome plane! :)
 

MATHEWS

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You have to make this decision for yourself. All regional airlines are the same. If you have come to this board looking for anything positive to be said, you will be disappointed. Just look at every thread on this site; nothing but negative. The people that may be happy at Republic, or any other regional do not post on this website.

With that being said, there are a lot of people unhappy at Republic and you're going to hear about it I can promise you that. Those are the same people that refuse to quit and are secretly hoping this Frontier thing works out in their favor. If you want to get experience, can possibly be based at home, have an understanding family, give it a shot. Only you can know whats best for you. I can promise you one thing, if you deny this employment opportunity in order to get hired at a "better" regional just give up now. They all suck.
 

CitationLover

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This Midwest pilot hasn't been offered a recall yet. No one has, FAPA's lawsuit has delayed the integration further.
 

WSurf

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Please tell me your not serious !! After the first walk around, you will be ready to go home...

Durrrrrrrrr!! Of course I was! A friend of mine got hired there and I joked with him on facebook about flying a big plane for a small pay check. He took the post down fearing they might find out? Who???? The company?? That's kinda wierd that he can't even joke about the pay there without worrying about getting fired! Says a ton about the Bible Thumpin' Owner.
 

Trcb777

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I have a buddy over there and he's paranoid about writing anything on the message boards about how ********************ty and cheap the company is because of fear or repercussion. The stories he's told me over the years are unbelievable very sad that a company treats its pilots that bad. ASA guys thing they have it bad. From my buddies stories,he calls republic the new mesa.
 

silver02ex

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Durrrrrrrrr!! Of course I was! A friend of mine got hired there and I joked with him on facebook about flying a big plane for a small pay check. He took the post down fearing they might find out? Who???? The company?? That's kinda wierd that he can't even joke about the pay there without worrying about getting fired! Says a ton about the Bible Thumpin' Owner.

He could just be embarrassed that he fly an airplane that's almost twice the size as some 50 seat operater and get paid less.
 

Ozpilot414

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So in order of must junior base to most Senior Bases....(on the republic side) any one can help me out with that?
 

Bluestreak

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Durrrrrrrrr!! Of course I was! A friend of mine got hired there and I joked with him on facebook about flying a big plane for a small pay check. He took the post down fearing they might find out? Who???? The company?? That's kinda wierd that he can't even joke about the pay there without worrying about getting fired! Says a ton about the Bible Thumpin' Owner.

Really,now ? Did you happen to notice all the RAH pilots picketing the shareholders meeting ? Of course not ! Pictures in the paper and everything ! And get this-nobody got fired ! Oh and let's check that massive EN pay scale....Hmmm"New-hire FOs paid $27/hr including 72-hr guarantee during training." Wow ! Will you walk my stuff in ,Surf !
 
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