Seniority number

ALIMBO

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If an airline hires say 40 people at once how do they delegate a seniority number if they got on at the same time as everyone else?
 

Erlanger

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It's usually based on social security number then; using the last 4.
 

WIPilot

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it is different at every airline. mine went Date of Birth
 

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age at my last 2 airlines. Final test score at my first (Flight Express)
 

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Thanks
 

hockeypilot44

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They used to all use date of birth. Then somebody sued for age discrimination and won. I think it was United that was sued. Some of the airlines changed it to last four digits of ss# after that.
 

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At sky way we picked are names out of a hat first one pulled gets the best seniority and so on. It was only a class of 12 though.
 

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Mesa it was typically the person that the instructor knows. WN actually did it correctly
 

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Yeah call me a bitter furloughed pilot but age pisses me off. We do not discriminate based on age yet we can place people in seniority on it. I was in a class where a lot of the old guys (38 plus) were 200 hour wonders. The more experienced guys and ones with higher test scores were the younger former CFI's. Needless to say we had fuloughs and my class got cut in half. The more experienced guys got let go. The old farts who still dont have 600 hours are still flying. Bitter yes I'd admit it.
 

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Yeah call me a bitter furloughed pilot but age pisses me off. We do not discriminate based on age yet we can place people in seniority on it. I was in a class where a lot of the old guys (38 plus) were 200 hour wonders. The more experienced guys and ones with higher test scores were the younger former CFI's. Needless to say we had fuloughs and my class got cut in half. The more experienced guys got let go. The old farts who still dont have 600 hours are still flying. Bitter yes I'd admit it.



"200 hour wonders"...who's been hiring those lately?
 

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If given the chance, bet on age and treachery rather than youth and exuberance. Age and treachery will win every time.
 

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Seems to me totally random would be the best way...
 

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If given the chance, bet on age and treachery rather than youth and exuberance. Age and treachery will win every time.
I think it has something to do with threshold of pain.

LOL. Well put.
 

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Yeah call me a bitter furloughed pilot but age pisses me off. We do not discriminate based on age yet we can place people in seniority on it. I was in a class where a lot of the old guys (38 plus) were 200 hour wonders. The more experienced guys and ones with higher test scores were the younger former CFI's. Needless to say we had fuloughs and my class got cut in half. The more experienced guys got let go. The old farts who still dont have 600 hours are still flying. Bitter yes I'd admit it.
bet you had no problem with the age 60 rule either.
 

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Yeah call me a bitter furloughed pilot but age pisses me off. We do not discriminate based on age yet we can place people in seniority on it. I was in a class where a lot of the old guys (38 plus) were 200 hour wonders. The more experienced guys and ones with higher test scores were the younger former CFI's. Needless to say we had fuloughs and my class got cut in half. The more experienced guys got let go. The old farts who still dont have 600 hours are still flying. Bitter yes I'd admit it.
Don't worry. If you decide to stay in this business you'll get to experience age discrimination from the other side of this coin, as well.
 

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Yeah call me a bitter furloughed pilot but age pisses me off. We do not discriminate based on age yet we can place people in seniority on it. I was in a class where a lot of the old guys (38 plus) were 200 hour wonders. The more experienced guys and ones with higher test scores were the younger former CFI's. Needless to say we had fuloughs and my class got cut in half. The more experienced guys got let go. The old farts who still dont have 600 hours are still flying. Bitter yes I'd admit it.
It goes both ways!! Get over it.
 
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