As for positioning itself to take advantage of the possible downfall of SSV it only makes good business sense.
That's exactly what I'm talking about. At least you admitted it. We as professional pilots in Canada support companies making good "business sense" decisions as long as it protects MY job, MY career, MY plane.
SaskStyle, are you for real??? Thats the most asinine thing I think I've ever read on here. Direct entry hiring because
we're taking over the work that Sky Service used to do. Hell if I'd of known that was a possibility, I should have applied at SS so that when they went under I could skip about 20 years of service that will no doubt be required to hold left seat at Jazz. If only I knew, shit anyone else know of a sinking ship I could go to. I'm tired of waiting for my number to come up, I need a fast track to the left seat here boys and girls...
And you call me asinine????
We pilots are our own worse enemies.
Your argument only strengthens my point.
Jazz made a good business decision to position itself to profit from anothers demise.
Wow. What a great industry. I am not naieve to capatilism...but I would expect a little solidarity amongst the grunt workers.
Look beyond your own company/union issued seniority number and realize the only ones winning here are the ones behind mahogany doors.
The fact is for every newhire Jazz takes at their flat salary payscale, it is going to be considerably less than what the SkyService pilot was making who they are now replacing. From where I'm standing...That doesn't look like us pilot's are gaining any ground overall, and given that the laws of physics state that energy is neither created nor destroyed, that money is now going to somone else's pockets. (ie owners etc for those that don't follow)
"But hey let's all celebrate! WE gets new planes! Oh and I do feel bad for the SkyService pilots...But we got new planes!!!"