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bohnzai

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It's been very quiet out there for us poolies. Any word on classes for Nov or Dec. Hawg, LLB you guys still there? I'm sure you are in the same boat with me, still waiting.

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Below Mins

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This info was posted from the IPA's website on Fri 11/04.....

"UPS has scheduled two more new hire classes before the end of the year. The first class is scheduled for November 30. The IPA will host a New Hire dinner, Thursday, December 8 with 5 crewmembers. The next class is scheduled for December 8 with a New Hire dinner at the IPA on Thursday, December 15."
 

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I also heard from a buddy of mine, that just spent the last month and a half in the school house, that next years "unofficial" numbers are between 500 and 800 pilots. Im pretty sure the school house can't handle that many events, but at least its good news. I do believe thats for future hiring and not just next year, so take this with a grain of salt, cause we all know how rumors work. Good luck to all to get into brown.
 

bohnzai

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Thank's for the info guy's. It's good news to hear that they are conducting new hire classes even during peak. That must mean they are very short on crews.

Still waiting by the phone.

Bohnzai
 

1800 RVR

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Hey bohnzai,

Nice to see that you haven't drowned yet in the pool of brown. I think they are definitely short on crews, except for me on the -8 panel :eek:. I can't believe how overstaffed we are, and I don't think as many people are going to retire as the company thinks will whenever the new contract gets done.

Hang in there bohnzai, you, LLB, and the rest of you troopers will get here soon. Take care!
 

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I have not flown for a month on the 8. Overstaffed is an extreme understatement.
 
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LLB still here. Slpashing around in the old UPS pool. Rumers, rumers..... Who knows anymore. I'll just wait and see. By the phone of course!!!!

1800 RVR, nice picture you have now.

Hello to Bohnzai, Hawg, and the rest of my poolies.
 
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EMBPILOT1 said:
I have not flown for a month on the 8. Overstaffed is an extreme understatement.

It's been a month for me too on the 72.
 

AIR2MUD

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LittleLearBoy said:
LLB still here. Slpashing around in the old UPS pool. Rumers, rumers..... Who knows anymore. I'll just wait and see. By the phone of course!!!!

Hey LLB, it's spelled rumor. Do you have a thing against spell check, or what?

Been sniffin' too much paint, drywall mud and sanding dust lately I think. Either that, or your noggin' is waterlogged from being in the pool so long...

How did your paint selection process go? Hope you didn't fall for the, "Ooops, I dropped that paint sample chip, can you bend over and pick it up for me?" routine!

Just bustin' your chops, bro...I pray that you and all the other poolies get word of going to Big Brown sooner rather than later!
 
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AIR2MUD said:
Hey LLB, it's spelled rumor. Do you have a thing against spell check, or what?

Been sniffin' too much paint, drywall mud and sanding dust lately I think. Either that, or your noggin' is waterlogged from being in the pool so long...

How did your paint selection process go? Hope you didn't fall for the, "Ooops, I dropped that paint sample chip, can you bend over and pick it up for me?" routine!

Just bustin' your chops, bro...I pray that you and all the other poolies get word of going to Big Brown sooner rather than later!

No, I love spell check. It is from the 12 hours plus in a plane I just spent last night. Four of us and the talking did not help make the time fly!! The Northern Lights looked great last night. I mean, they were really bright when you are 61 degrees North.

Keep it up and I will tell your mother on you!!!! And mine for alittle extra firepower. Then you will be in world of sh!t!!!! hahahaha
 

Fins Up

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So how long is the typical wait in the pool?
 

BIGBROWNDC8

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Aaaa-HELLO!!!

Just because UPS has hired enough FE's to fill for the age 60 mass exodus, just in case we get a pilots contract in the next few months, doesnt mean we as an airline are over staffed... Its quite the contrary, Most fleets are understaffed. In fact, I can only speak to the DC8, but the FE's are in Excess by about 50%, but the Capt and FO's are understaffed...

Keep treading water, you'll be here soon enough...

BBDC8
 

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Any word on the 'new' online app system. It was supposed to be up 15 Sep. Thanks!
 

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I just wanted to say thanks for the current pool info!

Still swimming and hoping that all of us are out of this pool soon!
 

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EMBPILOT1 said:
I hear ya. I need some work!!!!!!!

Wow, I want a job there!!! I wish somebody would pay me to do nothing. :) :) :) It's hunting season!!
 

EMBPILOT1

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BIGBROWNDC8 said:
Aaaa-HELLO!!!

Just because UPS has hired enough FE's to fill for the age 60 mass exodus, just in case we get a pilots contract in the next few months, doesnt mean we as an airline are over staffed... Its quite the contrary, Most fleets are understaffed. In fact, I can only speak to the DC8, but the FE's are in Excess by about 50%, but the Capt and FO's are understaffed...

Keep treading water, you'll be here soon enough...

BBDC8

My comment was for the 8 only. I know the other fleets are not as fat.
 

L'il J.Seinfeld

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Poolies--Please do not lose faith by taking other opportunities you may have while you wait for Brown. It will be well worth your wait. Hopefully the contract will be done and you can see on paper how much our collective careers could be worth. Just some friendly, free advice from a newhire.
 
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