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by saltypilot
Sun May 13, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Swoop offering yearly bonuses?
Replies: 37
Views: 9474

Re: Swoop offering yearly bonuses?

If any of you Whoopsters are reading this, hear me now, good luck EVER getting a jumpseat....not that I expect you to care but you’ve lost the respect of, at the very least, 91% of Westjet Pilots. I know quite a number of good people who are now working at swoop and count a number of them as friend...
by saltypilot
Sun May 13, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Swoop offering yearly bonuses?
Replies: 37
Views: 9474

Re: Swoop offering yearly bonuses?

Ok, I’ll take this one. Every pilot that has accepted a job with Swoop knew full well what they were doing. All they had to do was wait and they couldn’t do it. The very best these people can expect now is right seat on a Q400 and the “respect” due them by each of the Westjet pilots they thumbed the...
by saltypilot
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WJPilotFacts.com
Replies: 91
Views: 20581

Re: WJPilotFacts.com

I really wouldn't lose much sleep over who owns the website. Who cares? You have a job, a good job. You have food to eat, clean clothes to wear, a place to sleep. if you look at the world's population, you are likely among the most privileged 0.1% of the planet. And if you look back in the last 100...
by saltypilot
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WJ Scab List
Replies: 85
Views: 19505

Re: WJ Scab List

Pretty simple really. No list required. If the listed Swoop DOH is prior to a WJ CBA then you’re a SCAB plain and simple. We don’t need a list to know who they are. So. And what? Who cares. So there’s no need for a list. It’s quite apparent someone cares or this thread wouldn’t be striking such a n...
by saltypilot
Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WJ Scab List
Replies: 85
Views: 19505

Re: WJ Scab List

Pretty simple really. No list required. If the listed Swoop DOH is prior to a WJ CBA then you’re a SCAB plain and simple. We don’t need a list to know who they are.
by saltypilot
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: ALPA phone survey
Replies: 47
Views: 9246

Re: ALPA phone survey

Loved all the damn strike question ffs. This is where we’ve got to? As for the Alpa forum being respectful :smt014 Nobody posts there with anything other than alignment with the clowns like the angry Irish or east coast angry birds from the rock and haliban :rolleyes: Contrary views would be subjec...
by saltypilot
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gregg Saretsky is the modern Frank Lorenzo
Replies: 100
Views: 19993

Re: Gregg Saretsky is the modern Frank Lorenzo

You just threw your own under the bus. Sad How so? Saving them from themselves more like it. Arguments were made by the company and alpa and the independent third party, after weighing the evidence decided that something stank, and ruled accordingly. You know "boney", were you planning on leaving y...
by saltypilot
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Blacklist
Replies: 290
Views: 64921

Re: Swoop Blacklist

There have been a lot of interest and applications at Swoop, even with ALPA's black list. Many think that since there is no contract, as yet, with WJA, Swoop will end up in contract talks, and ALPA in their desire to get a CBA, which ALPA needs badly, aka dues, they will lift this black list. Bette...
by saltypilot
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Swoop interview process
Replies: 19
Views: 4938

Re: Swoop interview process

Jean-Pierre wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:20 pm
I accept no bullying from anyone.
I believe you may be confusing bullying with being confronted with truth. Both do however make you feel uncomfortable.
by saltypilot
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Swoop interview process
Replies: 19
Views: 4938

Re: Swoop interview process

In person interview with one pilot and one HR. Typical tell me about a time question. You do a technical exam on a ipad that was not too hard. Jean-Pierre, am I to understand you’ve interviewed? I only ask because I also noticed your ALPA avatar. What do you understand of the present Westjet Mainli...
by saltypilot
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Gregg Saretsky is the modern Frank Lorenzo
Replies: 100
Views: 19993

Re: Gregg Saretsky is the modern Frank Lorenzo

You are in la la land if you don't think there's an opportunity for a ULCC in Canada. Is it as big an opportunity as the opportunity WJ had to exploit a void in 1996? Probably not. But it's there and WJ needs to absolutely dominate and control it in order to protect the larger franchise. Take a qui...
by saltypilot
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Blacklist
Replies: 290
Views: 64921

Re: Swoop Blacklist

The pay is significantly higher than the Canadian average wage. As it should be. Do you consider yourself an average Canadian or an average pilot? What a dumb statement. The majority of Canadians don't assume hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars of liability every time they push the TOGA...
by saltypilot
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: China_CAAC's Merged Threads
Replies: 772
Views: 67669

Re: alpa hidden agenda

Copied from another thread because it needs to be repeated Rotten Apple #1, observing your posts I can’t help but feel they most certainly read like an individual with designs to draw out the worst in others. I don’t like it at all. You shouldn’t like how the words you choose seem to bring out incre...
by saltypilot
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: SWOOP startup/WJ Tail loss
Replies: 22
Views: 9504

Re: SWOOP startup/WJ Tail loss

Rotten Apple #1, observing your posts I can’t help but feel they most certainly read like an individual with designs to draw out the worst in others. I don’t like it at all. You shouldn’t like how the words you choose seem to bring out incredibly negative responses not just from one but many. Nobody...
by saltypilot
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: F*** You. Pay me.
Replies: 41
Views: 7645

Re: F*** You. Pay me.

In the immortal words of Ricky, “What comes around is all around”.
by saltypilot
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Let's all apply at Swoop!
Replies: 170
Views: 23638

Re: Let's all apply at Swoop!

:lol: this is some entertaining bassackwards pageantry. Keep it up.
by saltypilot
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Why would anyone want to go to Swoop?
Replies: 184
Views: 23869

Re: Why would anyone want to go to Swoop?

How about Canada vs the Rest of the world Salary review? THIS! Whats wrong with Canada? Honestly? A quick look south of the boarder and you can't help but see pilot groups getting better and better deals. I think Spirit airlines is about to sign something like a 43% compensation increase... And wha...
by saltypilot
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Why would anyone want to go to Swoop?
Replies: 184
Views: 23869

Re: Why would anyone want to go to Swoop?

Anon 1234, I suspect this is an ego thing. The big A380 skipper could come back, go right seat at WestJet, and in a couple years be making more then a Swoop captain once you add in ESP, profit share, and stock options;non of which are being offered at Swoop. Me thinks he doesn't want to be the old ...
by saltypilot
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Why would anyone want to go to Swoop?
Replies: 184
Views: 23869

Re: Why would anyone want to go to Swoop?

So, to get back on thread track. I beieve that others like myself, who have maybe 10-15 years left till 65, have made a comfortable nest egg and would like a challenge to mentor/train a new cadre of engaged, keen employees willing to accept the risk in starting up a model that is provocative, and w...
by saltypilot
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop pilot hiring.
Replies: 190
Views: 33632

Re: Swoop pilot hiring.

It seems quite relevant so I will share with you something that I wrote in one of our WJ WHY surveys a couple years back. This was supposed to be an anonymous and de-identified opportunity to speak our mind so the executive could better take the temperature of our group. It’s very evident they file ...
by saltypilot
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Blacklist
Replies: 290
Views: 64921

Re: Swoop Blacklist

Let’s just say it’s a hell of a lot more than what it’ll be for everyone if WJ abdicates it’s spot in the Cdn industry as the low cost leader. I know what others are planning to pay their guys and it’s a quantum leap above that. I ran it by a number of very senior guys I know who still fly the line...
by saltypilot
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Swoop Blacklist
Replies: 290
Views: 64921

Re: Swoop Blacklist

Nobody is saying Swoop shouldn’t happen...We are saying it should NOT happen at the expense of pilots wages & working conditions. End of story. Any pilot worth their salt will not be short sighted enough to condone supporting this abomination in its current form and how they’re intending to compensa...
by saltypilot
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Bose X Aviation Headset (2 pronged GA) for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 891

Bose X Aviation Headset (2 pronged GA) for sale

Currently in Calgary and willing to sell. Make a reasonable offer. Headset is in great shape.
Call 709-480-0115 and leave a message.
by saltypilot
Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Looking for a YYC crashpad
Replies: 0
Views: 663

Looking for a YYC crashpad

Looking for a crashpad in yyc starting July 30th. Will be full time for aug and half of sept then on an as needed basis based on schedule. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Email saltypilot@hotmail.com
by saltypilot
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Cadet Glider and Power
Replies: 58
Views: 4006

Re: Air Cadet Glider and Power

Power - RGS(A) 1996 - Shearwater, NS.

Currently, Dash 8-300 Training Capt
Former 705 Saab 340/Dash 8 Training Capt

Starting with WJ Aug 1st

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