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AA Hiring

Discussion in 'Flight Control/Dispatch' started by Flagship_dxer, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. Sandydfw

    Sandydfw Well-Known Member

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    Some one on here called getting hired at a major being the same as winning the dispatch lotto.
     
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  2. manniax

    manniax Well-met in the Ka-tet

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    I think the odds are quite a bit better than lottery odds, but you do have to work at it.
     
  3. CPZ9900

    CPZ9900 Well-Known Member

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    Depends on if you have connections.
     
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  4. MarkM0228

    MarkM0228 Well-Known Member

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    For me, it would be more like a baseball or hockey player getting called up from the minors to play with 'the big club'...
     
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  5. Sandydfw

    Sandydfw Well-Known Member

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    Your way of looking at it is more accurate
     
  6. Flagship_dxer

    Flagship_dxer The Penis Mightier

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    The job posting is expected to be posted next week.
     
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  7. faceman

    faceman Well-Known Member

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    For those considering putting in for one of these positions there is nothing that you can do as far as internal vs. external, but apply if it's a position you want. With the pay and benefits the majors are now offering, I hope that we get some really good people. Although we do have many internals that will be applying for these positions, I am not convinced all of them will be filled with internals. The number is supposed to be somewhere around 20 plus, but we really need at least double that number. We have at least 2 that are retiring at the end of this month and probably another 10 or so by the end of this year.

    For those working at regionals and really want to work for AA, keep working hard and network where you can. I have nothing bad to say about AA and wish those who apply good luck. If you do get an interview and are not hired, try to get feedback from the company on why you didn't get the job. It is on you to show them why they should hire you and if you don't make it, find out why and fix it.
     
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  8. Mainline_or_bust

    Mainline_or_bust Two days before, the day after tomorrow

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    Well said, it's on every person from day 1 to year X to show why they're better than the other applicants. These days it seems there are so many different goals for HR/Companies it's hard to keep track, but only one person is responsible ultimately.

    Last time AA hired as I recall, 5 years of dispatch experience or 3 Years with Associate's degree or a Bachelors degree were required as Minimums. I for one, had the Degree (don't remember if required was Aviation specific but I believe it was any Degree) but I didn't have a referral or even 6 months experience at a wholly owned. I didn't get a phone call, don't even remember if I got an ACK from HR for receiving my application.

    Good luck to those who apply!
     
  9. Doolittle

    Doolittle Well-Known Member

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    Does this AA hiring flurry mean there's a pretty good chance Envoy will be hiring in the next couple months?
     
  10. Flagship_dxer

    Flagship_dxer The Penis Mightier

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    I think there is a better chance that FPS will be hiring in the next couple months.
     
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  11. Lieutenant Dan

    Lieutenant Dan Well-Known Member

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    Do you know if FPS is covered under the Union contract? If so, do they keep their seniority when they transfer to Dispatch?
     
  12. Sandydfw

    Sandydfw Well-Known Member

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    They do not keep their seniority, seniority is occupational for everything except for vacation accrual and retirement.
    I believe they are covered under the contract and when hired become highest seniority of the class.
     
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  13. RedFive

    RedFive Well-Known Member

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    (Sigh) probably showing my inexperience here, but what is FPS?
     
  14. PHL_Approach

    PHL_Approach Well-Known Member

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    I believe it's Flight Planning Specialist
     
  15. RedFive

    RedFive Well-Known Member

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    Ahh, ok cool. that makes sense haha. Thank you
     
  16. Flagship_dxer

    Flagship_dxer The Penis Mightier

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    Flight Planning Support. The pay is pretty good for FPS and because they are covered under the dispatch CBA it is a good way to get into dispatch.
     
  17. R2D

    R2D ACK

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    Go get that major league contract!
     
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    MarkM0228 Well-Known Member

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    I have to get the license first. Then, I'll worry about getting the first job, which will probably be a regional...
     
  19. R2D

    R2D ACK

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    Swing for the fences!
     
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