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Just to let you all know, SkyWest cancelled ALL new hire classes thru the 1st of the year. This may change at any time. Heard that they still were conducting interviews but not for classes, just filling up the pool.
 

Superpilot92

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Dunno?
source? and why would this be? I have a buddy in class now, he wont be affected will he?
 

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I would also like to know your source. I was talking to a Skywest captain last week and said they were still hiring. Is this "class cancelation" a reality or random 'scare' speech?
 

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WHAT IS THE SOURCE! -are you a SKW pilot
 

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skywest captain, Brad Hilt sent the email out today! is that enough source?
 

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We just got a memo that said DAL is reducing their sched 20% in Jan and UAL is going to reduce the Bro flying, so they're gonna hold off on classes until they get the final schedules so they can plan for staffing adequately.

We still have 13 RJs coming in Jan/Feb, and they just announced another 22 jets on order today (SKYW or ASA to receive them, not yet announced), so I really wouldn't loose too much sleep over it. I think they're just trying to keep staffing on the lean side and don't want to over-hire. It might delay your class a month or two, but I'd bet a Corona (3.2%, that is) you'll be in SLC enjoying a Mexican food coma at The Red Iguana in no time.

If the past is any guide, expect us to be understaffed in a month or two, all vacations denied, and memos from on top about running full classes every three weeks to cover this "unexpected" shortage...
 

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that's all I wanted to know, thanks
 

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A friend interviewed at skywest recently and he was told they were hiring into a pool.

I also heard that they arent even interviewing anymore. Can anyone confirm or deny that?
 

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That makes perfect sense, and I favor that quote btw,
"With all engines inoperative the flight characteristics of the airplane are not severely handicapped..." - EMB-120 Emergency Procedures QRH.
 

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blackbox said:
I also heard that they arent even interviewing anymore. Can anyone confirm or deny that?
A buddy of mine was interviewed and hired last week. 10/6 I think it was..
TA
 

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blackbox said:
I also heard that they arent even interviewing anymore. Can anyone confirm or deny that?
I can deny that. There are guys down the hall interviewing right now...
 

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Is it advisable to apply to SKW w/ anything less than hiring mins
 

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samfu_1 said:
Is it advisable to apply to SKW w/ anything less than hiring mins
I'd say not to do it. They've got plenty of people to inteview with mins and more, and I always thought people who did that would fail one of the first tests of the interview: the ability to read and follow directions.

Besides, I've never heard of anyone getting on with less than published mins.
 

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TEXAN AVIATOR said:
A buddy of mine was interviewed and hired last week. 10/6 I think it was..
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He interviewed on the 6th and he has already heard back?
 

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blackbox said:
He interviewed on the 6th and he has already heard back?
He hasn't been formally offered the job yet, but he's been hired via an inside source.
 

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He hasn't been formally offered the job yet, but he's been hired via an inside source.
What's the holdup? Are they not hiring on the spot anymore?
 

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Hiring

SKYW will NOT hire below minimums.

Also, friend of mine was offered the job last month at the end of the interview, but most receive a FedEx package in the mail (1-2 weeks).

All classes cancelled indefinetly thru 1st of year, but crossing my fingers! They are still conducting interviews into the pool (of which I currently reside).
 

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The same thing happend when United filled CH11. A 2 month slowdown until United decided what they wanted done, then it was full speed ahead. I would hope this is the same. Just a slow down until Delta gets it's plan together and then full speed.:0
 
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