I just wish SWA would tell us where we stand in the pool. It would make planning your life a little easier.
I was big time disappointed in April when they put the brakes on the new hire training.
For a while after that I felt as though I was just waiting to start the rest of life. In order to save my sanity (hope I wasn't too late) I've tried to put SWA out of my mind. I'd rather be surprised when I get the call for a class instead of being disappointed when it doesn't come.
Does that make sense?
Don't get me wrong, I am very happy (and humble) to be in the pool. However the reality of being unemployed since Sept 12 has given me somewhat of a skewed perspective. Just recently I finally got myself another job while I'm waiting for SWA, but it wasn't easy!
Just can't wait for that first night's sleep as an employee of Southwest!
OK, time to stop that day dreamin and get back to reality - but keep the dream alive!
I have been down that road myself since Nov... currently working a job I had hoped to have not taken, however, here I am!
You hit the nail on the head, trying to put SWA out of mind only works for a couple of days, at best. Since I use SWA to commute to/from my current job, I am on board 4-8 legs a month... it kills me to sit there KNOWING that I have made the cut, got lucky, however you look at it!? yet I am not up in the pointy end running checklists and "owning" a senority number!!!!!
One thing that is great about this thread is being able to get this out of our system from time to time. Before anybody takes the chance to flame me..... I absolutely KNOW how lucky I am to be in this position, the road was 20+ years long with massive dues paid on many occassions - I have never had to so patient for so long.... at least I have a good job and continue flying while waiting for the EFC time to expire!!!!
Have a great day all - looking forward to seeing some oof you in class @ DAL (SOON!?).....
Hey Tredding! Totally agree w/your sentiments.
I too have been here since Nov, except only managed a non-flying job, and that was a temporary thing. Spent way too long as Mr Mom. While I appreciate the opportunity to expand my menu repertoire and break new records in dusting/washing/ironing I am more than ready to hand over that primary task for a new one.
Just wanted you to know that you are not alone.
Keep the faith. If we only go by attrition, the pool will be empty by approx 2008
You make me feel gulity for loggin' LJ55 time instead of matching my cooking.com menus up with my excel shopping lists!?!?
I have not ironed a shirt since WOC-D.... sure would hate to have to do it for my overachieving attorney/corproate wife.... "yea babe, whadda think about that awesome pleat I starched in your blouse??!"
Life IS good!!
You know - this might me one of those times when we will look back on it with "fond" memories.... yea... "remember back in '02, before we exterminated the terrorists.... waitin' around for SWA to call us up for our class date, yea man - boy - those were the GOOD OL' days..." - then I woke up!!!!!!!
Nice sharing thoughts with you guys and girls - hang in there everyone... our day WILL come!!!
Have a great 4th Pegasus.... Sempre Fi, GOD Bless America (regardless of the 9th Circut), watch er' 6.... and see ya in DAL, soon!