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Diesel

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It was interesting on the call that the pilot shortage will not have any affect on this negotiations.

There will always be a bottom feeder 135 or regional that needs a job and this place is better than where they are at.

Since the company puts no value on pilots and we can be swapped out at any time this is perfect for them.
 

BentOver

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It was interesting on the call that the pilot shortage will not have any affect on this negotiations.

There will always be a bottom feeder 135 or regional that needs a job and this place is better than where they are at.

Since the company puts no value on pilots and we can be swapped out at any time this is perfect for them.

The company doesn't care about experience levels...

It is true there will always be a 2500hr guy at a risky dink 135 who wants to do better and go to NJA...

And he/she will fly with a Captain who has 15-20+ years at NJA ( most captains will not leave). In the end no planes will crash, the Captain may need to do a little instructing until that SIC gets some experience, and passengers will not truly notice a difference..... And the company will still say they have the best.
 

realityman

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And he/she will fly with a Captain who has 15-20+ years at NJA ( most captains will not leave). In the end no planes will crash, the Captain may need to do a little instructing until that SIC gets some experience, and passengers will not truly notice a difference..... And the company will still say they have the best.

The number of captains here beyond 15 years is still a minority. Furthermore, better check your numbers. We've had a number of very senior captains leave here recently. I think there were three alone out of the GLC fleet. Two left for other jobs while one retired.

I think as hiring at the airlines continues to heat up you'll see a very large turnover rate amongst our junior (and younger) folks. It'll be the largest demographic leaving. But don't write off the more senior pilots here as staying. I think you'll be surprised. At 18+ years with the company and the age of 45 I'm now putting together an app for Delta. Dont know if I have any chance, but I'm not married to Netjets anymore.

And I think our clients will care IF THEY KNOW that the experience they're paying for is leaving their planes. However, it will be up to our union leadership to make that info known to our clients through the various forms of communication they have available to them.

Given my experience on the road, I know our clients are well aware of (and not happy with) turnover in owner services. They're probably aware of the ongoing changes in upper management. If they knew about their pilots leaving too it may create more pressure on the EMT. They may not care about us, but I imagine it would create concern amongst them about instability in a company managing their very expensive asset.
 
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