Commuting from YEG

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Justin.Case
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Commuting from YEG

#1 Post by Justin.Case » Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:20 am

I've yet to be hired at Air Canada but... as a new hire is it possible to commute from YEG? My girlfriend just moved there for a five year work contract. My present employer would allow me to follow her out there but thinking down the road, what would my life be like living there and working at AC? Is it possible? Would I have a life at all?

Just looking for some insight before I make some promises I can't keep!
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Re: Commuting from YEG

#2 Post by CanadianEh » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:43 am

Life is all about choices. As it has been said on the forum many times, chase lifestyle not metal. If you think that you'd rather not move to YEG on the CHANCE that you MAY get hired there one day and have a hard time with the commute, that's pretty silly. You can't build your life on "what ifs".
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Re: Commuting from YEG

#3 Post by Old fella » Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:57 am

Justin.Case wrote:I've yet to be hired at Air Canada but... as a new hire is it possible to commute from YEG? My girlfriend just moved there for a five year work contract. My present employer would allow me to follow her out there but thinking down the road, what would my life be like living there and working at AC? Is it possible? Would I have a life at all?

Just looking for some insight before I make some promises I can't keep!

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Re: Commuting from YEG

#4 Post by berta' » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:44 am

It can be done. Would mostly have to do day before commutes so you can count on losing another 3 ish days a month assuming you're yyz or yul base. 16 days of work plus another few days lost commuting gets you close to 20 days away from home a month. If you end up reserve at mainline you only get 12 days off a month minus a few days commuting doesn't leave you with much. If you're lucky enough to get yvr it's a lot easier.
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Re: Commuting from YEG

#5 Post by garfield » Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:10 pm

Can you do the commuting from any city deserved by AC?

I live one hour away from YUL with jazz and I really don't want to move into a big city.
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Re: Commuting from YEG

#6 Post by berta' » Sun Jun 15, 2014 10:38 pm

Yes you can commute from anywhere you want.
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