The demographic management factor I would believe. The type before interview factor is, I think, a stretch. I don't think SWA would have ever changed their policy with respect to interviewing without the type rating if they were going to play that way. And if they did have that policy, and word got around, I think that would lead to a feeling of bad faith among those who were hired without the type, and would be self-defeating to SWA's wish to attract more people to their interview process...admittedly a factor which no longer exists in this hiring climate.Shooter38 said:
In the past it has been speculated that other factors may be if the person had the type before interview (commitment), or demographic management (spread out age group so class does not all retire at once).
Sounds entirely reasonable to me. And I was wrong about the March DB guys "entering the pool" without the type--clearly that won't happen, but at least they have been given the six-month opportunity to obtain the type, same as I had, which is a very good sign that SWA continues to do business with a strong desire to cultivate a positive relationship with their employees. Even those who are just "potential" employees at this time. Thanks for straightening me out! Time to go practice the back stroke...ivauir said:Just a note: no one is in the pool until they have they type; guys from my interveiw class who had the type have been on property since 28 Feb and I am still months (years?) away from gettin any LUV.
My guess is the type does not play into when people leave the pool, unless it is a tie breaker.