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Mesaba to Furlough?!?

Dufus1

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Just heard from a buddy that Mesaba is asking for voluntary furloughs. Can anyone confirm???
 

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Remember, these numbers are what the company is asking for....voluntary. Doubtful that they will get those numbers, so there will be quite a few, if not most of the newly hired CRJ FO's that will go involunatarily. Then the next most junior FO's will get reassigned to the CRJ, only to be layed off in a month and so on and so on.
 
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Northwest likes that Mesaba has CRJ trained pilots. That is one card in their deck I dont think they should throw away. These CRJ trained pilots are the only quick fix to the pinnacle staffing problems. I say only quick fix because I don't think I should mention the other. But you might see anyother quick fix in the near/distant future that no redtail pilots would like.
 

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what happened to the new hires that were in training for the CRJ?
 

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Flyinisforbirds said:
Northwest likes that Mesaba has CRJ trained pilots. That is one card in their deck I dont think they should throw away. These CRJ trained pilots are the only quick fix to the pinnacle staffing problems. I say only quick fix because I don't think I should mention the other. But you might see anyother quick fix in the near/distant future that no redtail pilots would like.
It's riddle posts like this that convince me I need to back away from this message board for good, keep work issues where they belong....at work...and just let the bad news hit me on the head when it's ready.

Your posts are appreciated, and I'm sure your just trying to help, but honestly they say/mean/translate into absolutely nothing.

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I think one might be surprised how many people would take a voluntary furlough...I bet they get all the volunteers.
 

RampTower

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blackbox said:
what happened to the new hires that were in training for the CRJ?
If Mesaba doesn't get all of the 32 voluntary furloughs they want, then the current non-CRJ FOs (by seniority) will bump out the newhire CRJ FOs and the company will have to spend more money retraining CRJ FOs (since the first CRJ class has already finished ground school and is up in Montreal for FTD/sim training).

Basically it's a straight inverse seniority flush and the company will end up spending twice as much training a new CRJ FO. :beer: All depends how many voluntaries they get out of this.
 

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I know a pilot that use to work for the company I fly for. He got hired in July for the BAe-146... He was in Sim training at the end of Aug. Is he totally screwed, will he have a job still at Christmas???
 

WMUSIGPI

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I'd guess he's hosed cutting the bottom 32 means everyone hired after July is done.
 

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I wish you guys the best of luck, you guys are a good pilot group.
 

RampTower

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From the CRJ announcement in late April to NWA's bankruptcy and ultimately furloughing?! We barely got the first couple of CRJs on property!!!.... and now concessionary bargaining? Man, the party barely got started and it's already over with. :bawling:
 

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2 saab 30 rj FOs for voluntary and they already took 13 new hires today
 

WMUSIGPI

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are those 13 going to count toward the first 32? Guess either way I need to start packing. I won't be able to stay at CVG the way it looks.
 

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I haven't a clue. I thought that the voluntary had to go through first. But after numerous phone tag attempts, I guess the only dispute is whether they violated the 14 day notice. Which I am told they can bypass by giving those people pay for two more weeks.

Which, if they didn't finish training, they don't have any recall rights do they?
 

WMUSIGPI

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I don't know ... I am just surprised they didn't send all 20 home ... at least that's what was shown on the last award for new hire openings...
 
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