Given the level of frustration, a little hyperbole can be excused. Yes, seniority is assigned w/in the class by age. And now, folks go thru indoc first. Yes, arse kissing does occur but you have an inflated sense of self worth if you think the schedulers are out to deliberately screw you in particular. To be honest, I don't think most of them know whether their own arses are drilled or punched and most of the trips are quite random in their assignment. This explains the waste as well as anything. They just don't have it together. That said, there is deliberate favoritism re the type of trips that the NJI guys do everyday and with the over time pay that you get for working extended days (sometimes just after midnights). So, most are busting their humps flying a lot of legs while a few are doing the same or less work and making decent pay.Fracster said:Seniority means very little at NJA. The schedules are awarded on seniority but not with the right percentages. Trips are not assigned based on seniority but rather who kisses arse more. Airplanes assignments are based on whats available at the time of the employment offer. Vacations are the only schedule that is truly seniority based without outside influence.
As always its a sh!t job so make sure you aware entering this venture with eyes wide open.
Do you have access to Ijet? Do you see every crew line for every tail the company is flying every day and do you watch it throughout the day to see how changes develop and how decisions are made? If not then I suggest not being so dogmatic in your assumptions.CRAWDADDY said:...trips are quite random in their assignment. This explains the waste as well as anything... So, most are busting their humps flying a lot of legs while a few are doing the same or less work and making decent pay.
You know Dsptchr, I have been lurking in the background on his board reading the absolute nonsense that you and the other company shills have been spewing. But this was the last straw for me to keep my silence. Is scheduling's job easy? No, I don't think it is. But you know what, neither is mine (yes, I'm an NJA pilot).The standard that I am held to is merely perfection. Thats right, if I make a mistake I am summoned to Bridgeway, violated, terminated or dead.dsptchrNJA said:How easy is it to criticize a job that you've never done a day in your life?
That is complete Bull. People in CMH are no where near held accountable as the pilot group is.dsptchrNJA said:but they hold us all equally accountable in direct proportion to the level of responsibility we have accepted.
I don't believe that for a second. If a pilot makes an error, it is out there for everyone to see. Everyone from Owner Services to the Chief Pilot want a piece of your ass. If a scheduler makes a mistake, they can cover their tracks with more bad scheduling. There is not a pilot out there that has not seen it happen.dsptchrNJA said:No one in NJA is perfect, but they hold us all equally accountable in direct proportion to the level of responsibility we have accepted.
Guess what release faxer, the pilots are the ones on the business end of scheduling's "piss poor performance". We know what a lousy job they do because we are the ones excecuting their illconceved, poorly thought out plans.dsptchrNJA said:What I did try to say was that you can't criticize them for "piss poor performance" until you know the how, when, what, where, who, and why.
First of all, I would put a line pilot in charge of scheduling, not another scheduler. Then I would put some accountability in place, because it is obvious that the fox is watching the henhouse.dsptchrNJA said:If you were in their shoes tomorrow what would you do differently that the schedulers sitting there now have never thought of?
but they hold us all equally accountable in direct proportion to the level of responsibility we have accepted.