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altiplano wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:58 am
Very competitive OTS field. Military, Cathay, ANA, ME, Westjet, Sunwing...

Some deep backgrounds in a few of the Express new hires too, but also lots with 2.5 years at Jazz as their only job. I hope those newbs "literally have goosebumps and tears of joy." Jeezus...
TeArS Of JoYyYyY.

... im still floored
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Tears of joy and thank you.... aghhh
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how long does it take if they wanna pfo u?
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Anywhere from 1 week to 4 months
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FL-280 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:59 pm
Anywhere from 1 week to 4 months
They don't pfo you after 4 months? Lots of guys and girls (?) waiting since mid summer with no news other than "be patient, we will let you know once we make a decision". Seems to me that some might be PFOed after 4 months.
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skyhighh wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:06 am
FL-280 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:59 pm
Anywhere from 1 week to 4 months
They don't pfo you after 4 months? Lots of guys and girls (?) waiting since mid summer with no news other than "be patient, we will let you know once we make a decision". Seems to me that some might be PFOed after 4 months.
I was under the impression that PFO are sent out in 6-8 weeks after the completion of the interview. If not you are just waiting for ground school date
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We have pfod candidates after 4-6 months. I don't agree with this practice but it's been done. As recently as last week infact but that was partly due to other circumstances surrounding the candidate.
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iflyroads wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:58 am
We have pfod candidates after 4-6 months. I don't agree with this practice but it's been done. As recently as last week infact but that was partly due to other circumstances surrounding the candidate.
I guess it is still no news good news until you get the answer right.
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No news is no news would be more accurate.
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I believe calls went out for a number of classes just before Christmas (up to Feb 17 if I understand correctly) if this is the case, can we expect a delay for the March 9 class calls, or could these be coming soon(ish)?

Just throwing it out there to see if anyone has any info.

Cheers,

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39 new hires starting next Monday, mostly jazz with some OTS. Will be picking OTS hiring to cover wideboy FO spots (looking for previous widebody experience)

Feb 17th class should have about the same number of new hires.


Not sure when calls are going out for march, if i were to take an educated guess, it would be next week.
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Any info out there on when next round of calls might be going out?

Thanks,

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Transition9er2 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:09 am
I wrote HR as well as some buddies who haven’t heard for some time. The response was “sorry for not getting back to you with a final decision. Your file is still being reviewed by the hiring board, we hope to have a final decision for you shortly.”

I imagine the HR group is busy, but contacting them doesn’t help... we’re in for a long wait.

T.
Hey, just wondering if you heard yet? And if so, how long did you wait before you got the call?
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bearitus wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:08 am
I guess no one is getting put in a pool waiting for a ground school once they pass the interview and medical? It's stressful not knowing if you failed the interview or they just don't have a slot open yet. I have been waiting for over a month and from what I hear from others I won't get a response anytime soon.

Hey, just wondering if you’ve heard back yet? And if so, how long did it take for you to get the call?
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iflyroads, check PMs, please..
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@eyestotheskies

Still nothing from HR for me. Holding on tight as best I can while they go through all the files.

Interview and medical all done early August.

T.
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Positions being offered on latest gs

7 320 mainline
8 320 rouge
3 330 FO
9 220
1 767 rouge
3 777 FO
4 787 FO
4 EMB


Mix of YYZ and YUL base. Widebody FO spots will go to candidate with large jet time/overseas exp.
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That’s a big group of 39 .

What’s the break up between OTS & AC feeders ?

Did they force assign the 10 WB FO positions to the experienced OTS guys ?
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Wide body FO has typically been forced to guys with heavy jet time. I’ve been told for this class that they’re forcing the new hires with 737 time onto wide body FO as well... yikes
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I was told 4 WJ, 4 SWG and 2 wide body guys. Rest were from express.
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If the company is forcing 3-4 new hires per gs onto the 787, at least you can tell yourself that your relative seniority on the equipment will accrue faster than if you are assigned an rp position. Friend of mine hired june 2018 has been on rsv as an rp since that time and is nowhere close of getting out with this type of hiring going on.
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JoeyBarton wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:15 am
If the company is forcing 3-4 new hires per gs onto the 787, at least you can tell yourself that your relative seniority on the equipment will accrue faster than if you are assigned an rp position. Friend of mine hired june 2018 has been on rsv as an rp since that time and is nowhere close of getting out with this type of hiring going on.
Could your friend not bid for an FO spot that has increasing seniority?
I understand course rights are a hindrance but if bidding RP to FO on the same type, is that a full course?
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eyestotheskies wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:44 am
bearitus wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:08 am
I guess no one is getting put in a pool waiting for a ground school once they pass the interview and medical? It's stressful not knowing if you failed the interview or they just don't have a slot open yet. I have been waiting for over a month and from what I hear from others I won't get a response anytime soon.

Hey, just wondering if you’ve heard back yet? And if so, how long did it take for you to get the call?
I haven't. Did the interview 5 months ago in early September. References called 2 and a half weeks ago. Still no word. Honestly at this point the interview feels so long ago I don't really care too much.
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Transition9er2 wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:50 pm
Any info out there on when next round of calls might be going out?

Thanks,

T
March 9 g/s has been called out this week. Good luck everyone.
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sdotz wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:56 am
Transition9er2 wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:50 pm
Any info out there on when next round of calls might be going out?

Thanks,

T
March 9 g/s has been called out this week. Good luck everyone.
Jazz pilots only? Or also OTS?
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