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Hey, just curious if anyone knows if Whole Foods has a flight department, maybe located in the Austin, TX area. I searched a little bit but couldn't find much other than the founder is kind of a unique dude.
 

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Hey, just curious if anyone knows if Whole Foods has a flight department, maybe located in the Austin, TX area. I searched a little bit but couldn't find much other than the founder is kind of a unique dude.

Don't know, but "Healthy Foods" is selling their Global.
 

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=Man-Ditch]Conan80-

are you the pilot?

To be the last to know, would be typical in this biz.



not the pilot,but almost took a job with them at the begining of the year.
 

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conon80 said:
where did you hear that ??

I know people that know. Heard it a week ago, it came from the mouths of a couple employees.
 
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Fly91 I know people that know. Heard it a week ago, it came from the mouths of a couple employees.[/quote]


when i turned it down, i kept having second thoughts, but it sounds like i made the right call, if its true.
 

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Out here in NYC, we call it "Whole Paycheck."


Precisely. I was thinking about it as I was spending my meager freight dog wages on Colon Blow cereal and organic Saran Wrap. With as many stores as they have across the country and internationally, and the cost of actually shopping at said stores, I figured they need and can afford some sort of executive transport. Fractional customer, maybe?
 

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Fantastic selection of healthy gourmet food and delicious everything else, but I dare not shop there. It's painful enough to peruse the wonderfully appetizing aisles and walkout empty handed. :(

Not yet in the income bracket to shop at places like Whole Foods. As expensive as they are, their mark-up is even higher out in NYC. Rich kids, trust funders and the elite get to shop there. Sometimes I go down the block to Trader Joe's. Good eccletic selection at lower premium prices.
 
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Fantastic selection of healthy gourmet food and delicious everything else, but I dare not shop there. It's painful enough to peruse the wonderfully appetizing aisles and walkout empty handed. :(

Not yet in the income bracket to shop at places like Whole Foods. As expensive as they are, their mark-up is even higher out in NYC. Rich kids, trust funders and the elite get to shop there. Sometimes I go down the block to Trader Joe's. Good eccletic selection at lower premium prices.


I second Trader Joe's. That place makes its possible for poor pilots to eat somewhat healthy food. I had the same thoughts on them. Huge chain spread out all over the country. They must have a nice flight department. This is directly from their website,

"We strip away all the fancy stuff and focus on the important things like natural ingredients and inspiring flavors. We run a pretty lean ship, too - you won’t find any corporate jets or fancy offices around here. Heck, our CEO doesn’t even have a secretary!"

dammit. and I so wanted my pilot uniform to be a hawaiian shirt.
 
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Ha-

I worked for TJ's out of college and put in 12 years there. From stock to Regional VP making 6 figures, quit to fly airplanes. Every job has it's downsides, I am sure if I were still there I'd be on my second bypass. You work A LOT!
Kinda like Corporate flying...just less money.

And they will never have a flight department, totally against corporate culture. They are privately owned by a German, who is hugely rich and I don't think he has one either.
 

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See if you can find out who owns them (parent company) these guys sometimes have several layers.
 
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