2018 Pilot Hiring

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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by Handover » Wed May 15, 2019 6:25 am

Yycjetdriver wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:07 am
munzil wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 12:58 pm
Good luck to all who interviewed. Sunwing is truely a gem of Canadian Aviation. With the new type coming on line soon, things are certainly going to get interesting.
A gem??? Seriously? Sunwing isn’t very far removed from the days of trying to play the foreign worker system at every corner in order to avoid hiring Canadians. Instead filling their flight decks with cheaper, drunk Eastern Europeans.
Eh? I work here, what on earth are you talking about? To be frank your diatribe sounds a little drunk in itself.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by Yycjetdriver » Wed May 15, 2019 7:01 am

Handover wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:25 am
Yycjetdriver wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:07 am
munzil wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 12:58 pm
Good luck to all who interviewed. Sunwing is truely a gem of Canadian Aviation. With the new type coming on line soon, things are certainly going to get interesting.
A gem??? Seriously? Sunwing isn’t very far removed from the days of trying to play the foreign worker system at every corner in order to avoid hiring Canadians. Instead filling their flight decks with cheaper, drunk Eastern Europeans.
Eh? I work here, what on earth are you talking about? To be frank your diatribe sounds a little drunk in itself.
Ok.... good one.
So I’m guessing by the fact you chose to attack me instead of what I said I was correct in my statement.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by Handover » Wed May 15, 2019 9:23 am

Yycjetdriver wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 7:01 am
Handover wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:25 am
Yycjetdriver wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:07 am


A gem??? Seriously? Sunwing isn’t very far removed from the days of trying to play the foreign worker system at every corner in order to avoid hiring Canadians. Instead filling their flight decks with cheaper, drunk Eastern Europeans.
Eh? I work here, what on earth are you talking about? To be frank your diatribe sounds a little drunk in itself.
Ok.... good one.
So I’m guessing by the fact you chose to attack me instead of what I said I was correct in my statement.
Ok, fine. Can you elaborate on how we are not far removed from the foreign worker days? Certainly that incident was not to be celebrated. A number of airlines have had such unfortunate issues. Are you implying that the rest of us behave in such a fashion?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by DHC-1 Jockey » Wed May 15, 2019 10:40 am

I've worked at 3 705 companies, 1 704 and 1 703 and SWG is the best place I've been. Hopefully they stay in business a long time as I intend to stay the rest of my career here.
Yycjetdriver wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 6:07 am
Seriously? Sunwing isn’t very far removed from the days of trying to play the foreign worker system at every corner in order to avoid hiring Canadians.
Note that Transat (who used to slag SWG for doing this) is using foreign workers themselves now to augment their winter flying. I'm not slamming Transat by the way. I know people who work there and they seem just as happy there as the people at SWG. Having these agreements allows SWG to have the flexibility to not lay-off pilots in the summer. And, we send far more pilots to Europe in the summer than SWG brings to Canada in the winter.

I think it's a good business model for a very seasonal business.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by joyful » Wed May 22, 2019 8:52 am

So groundschool is scheduled on July only, can anyone here confirm?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by garfield » Tue May 28, 2019 11:56 am

Is it still mandatory to go to Europe during summer? I was interested with WG because you could spend the whole summer with your family while on EI.

thanx
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by DHC-1 Jockey » Tue May 28, 2019 12:24 pm

garfield wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 11:56 am
Is it still mandatory to go to Europe during summer?
This year, people were drafted to go who didn't want to. Other years, even if you want to go, your seniority may not be able to hold it and you spend the summer at your home base in Canada working a relaxed schedule.

Sunwing doesn't hire seasonal pilots anymore who get laid off in the summers.. all new-hires are permanent employees.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by garfield » Thu May 30, 2019 5:30 am

Ok but if you're in a seasonal base in the winter that means you have to live in a big city in the summer?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by Handover » Thu May 30, 2019 5:33 am

garfield wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 5:30 am
Ok but if you're in a seasonal base in the winter that means you have to live in a big city in the summer?
Yes - or you can deploy to europe for the summer and earn the big $$$
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by Mart » Fri May 31, 2019 6:56 am

Anyone interviewed since last job posting in march received a call back or GS date?

Since portal is now close, are they still hiring throughout summer and planning GS every month?
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by anchovy » Fri May 31, 2019 8:34 pm

Just as an indicator, my app is still in "New" Status which according to Jobvite means that they haven't even opened the application yet. I applied mid April just before the portal closed.
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Re: 2018 Pilot Hiring

Post by mollok » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:44 am

Any news about GS in july? Is it still schedulled or not?
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