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No Furloughs at Flex

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Despite all the rumors to the contrary, I have heard of no furloughs at Flexjet today. I had heard several rumors that anywhere from 20 to 60 were planned. The newest rumor (probably started by the same people who started the false furough rumor) is that the furloughs were planned, but cancelled because we got busy.

What a bunch of horse-hockey that just keeps our junior FO's nervous. Wouldn't it be nice if people pledged only to talk about what they really KNOW.

Oh, and it has been busy all week.......
 

Nolife

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You're right... Flex doesn't furlough because that is what's done when you have a union in place. Flex lays-off or terminates employment (nit picking... I know).

Now I keep hearing that the lay-offs are going to happen during the typically slow time this summer. Hopefully I'm wrong and you are correct however I remain cautiously pessimistic.;)

BTW... personally I have been very busy and tomorrow is no exception.
 

CherryBomb

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Well if there are no more furloughs planned, then how about some efen reacalls!!!!!!!
 

GSXR600

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Despite all the rumors to the contrary, I have heard of no furloughs at Flexjet today. I had heard several rumors that anywhere from 20 to 60 were planned. The newest rumor (probably started by the same people who started the false furough rumor) is that the furloughs were planned, but cancelled because we got busy.

What a bunch of horse-hockey that just keeps our junior FO's nervous. Wouldn't it be nice if people pledged only to talk about what they really KNOW.

Oh, and it has been busy all week.......

Well since there are some people here at Flex that love the tendency to stress the negative or unfavorable arround here and knowing that the only thing that this do is lower the moral among the junior guys, Can you let us know how did you come up with this one? Where did you hear about it?

At least you are saying something positive, but just give it a couple post down from this one and you'll see the bad apples will show up!
 

GSXR600

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You're right... Flex doesn't furlough because that is what's done when you have a union in place. Flex lays-off or terminates employment (nit picking... I know).

Now I keep hearing that the lay-offs are going to happen during the typically slow time this summer. Hopefully I'm wrong and you are correct however I remain cautiously pessimistic.;)

BTW... personally I have been very busy and tomorrow is no exception.


Here we go!
 

FastJP4

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No furloughs at Flex??? How bout the 25 out on the street - or were they forgotten February 2nd?
 

can99

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"No furloughs at Flex??? ", it should be read as no FURTHER furloughs at flex. As the rumor starter(there was just one person in this case it appeared to always go back to when you asked where the rumors were coming from) said the bads news would be issued on friday... and depending on who passed on the rumor it was between 20-50 pilots and/or/maybe a fleet reduction down to 70 planes......frankly I think there would be some official warning like last time if it was to happen again.
 

FalconPilot69

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frankly I think there would be some official warning like last time if it was to happen again.

Now that is cautiously optomistic.
 

can99

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well yeah maybe it was a bit optimistic, but one can only hope!
 

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This was one point that I always had trouble explaining to my Flex peers, without a union, there is no furlough.

So, can those guys and gals that are already laid off be called back? What did the company tell them?

I'll always send in my card and push for some form of representation at Flex. Even though management seems to be fairly straight forward with us. Its not a hit against the company. I just prefer a collective pilot voice.

It got brought home to me just last week. I was talking to one of our senior pilots at my reserve gig. He has worked in all facets of aviation including two majors. He said this to me,"As bad and corrupt and self serving as unions can be, there are nowhere near as self serving as management. So the idea is to have a union that works WITH management and vice versa."

In the end, hopefully all those laid off employees will be back soon. Good luck.
 

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The people who I usually get my financial advice from are all over the board. And these folks are a lot smarter than I am... so I am remaining cautiously confused. We have been busy though, and that can't be bad.
 

eyeamthechosen1

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No furloughs at Flex??? How bout the 25 out on the street - or were they forgotten February 2nd?

Wow, someone with a brain on this thread. I was thinking the same thing.
 

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Let's do some work and get these laid off workers on a furlough list instead of a recall list. The time for the next Union drive is ..... yesterday.

In house Union is fine (that will quiet down all the teamsters haters). Let's get a legal, represented voice. Its the only kind of job protection you will ever have in this industry.
 

can99

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You typed that wrong I hope "back to MORE furloughs or NOT talk"

Or I took it wrong way (ie you want to see more furloughs???)
 

JokerFuel

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No MORE furloughs at flex is great news, and hopefully not just wishful thinking. At least it's the first posotive rumor being spread around here for sometime. A recall of all the laid-off folks would be even better. Hireing a hundred more pilots in addition to a re-call would really top it all of, followed closely by a union with a "no furlough clause" regardless of "Force Majeur". Keep your fingers crossed on this one,I hope it holds true...
 

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Call him/her out!

" As the rumor starter(there was just one person in this case it appeared to always go back to when you asked where the rumors were coming from) said the bads news would be issued on friday...

Let's call this person out by name. He/She is doing Flexjet no good and needs to be stopped.
 

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I know some dude at PBI that started a nasty rumor about Flex parking 30 airplanes and it sprayed like fire among the pilots specially the junior guys! Stuff like this should not even be mentioned as a joke, if you don't have something really strong to back it up, all you doing is giving people gastritis or ulcers on the road when you think about when will be turn to be leave.
 
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