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Assistant Dispatcher Hawaiian Airlines

Discussion in 'Flight Control/Dispatch' started by stunnershow, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. stunnershow

    stunnershow Well-Known Member

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    Hope you like being homeless
     
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    If they were smart they would open their own dispatch academy on the island to cater to islanders who presumably already have a residence there.


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  4. who'swho

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    Still better than a regional.
     
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    Like azmedic said, this would be much more beneficial to someone already living there. Starting pay for an assistant is laughable.
     
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    Still... more upside than a regional tho. As well as more stability.
     
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    Even with the instability I would still take a mainland regional just based on QOL


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    What does this job start at, $44k/year or thereabouts? In HI, that might get you a box to sleep in. I'm serious! Back when I was based in Pearl Harbor over 30 years ago, houses sold for 2-3 times what a comparable mainland property would sell for. Oh, and because everything has to be imported (like gasoline), you pay through the nose for everything else too.
     
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    36k I thought..


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    Either one is a poverty level wage on Oahu...
     
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    $36k will get you access to a dumpster to find a box to sleep in
     
  12. who'swho

    who'swho Don't hesitate. Penetrate!

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    They start at 49k/year and top out at 105k/year. That's with only 1752 hours per year. Pretty similar to Spirit and cost of living in South FL isn't too different as well.
     
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    The pay may be low,but I view it as heavy jet International ETOPS experience.

    I mean...it's Hawaii. I can think of a lot worse places to be poor LOL

    $$ will come when it's your time.
     
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    HAL Asst Dx start 49K, is that with the new contract or anything added? Like license premium or shift/schedule pay? Seems a lot better than a couple yrs ago. Thanks for the info


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  15. who'swho

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    That's base salary. They signed the contract last year I believe. Throw in some OT and you could be hitting 80-90 in your first year just like at Spirit. I'd take that over a regional any day.
     
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    I'll take that over regional pay too. Let's not even get into the DIFFERENCE in working conditions!
     
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    You wouldn't be able to own your own place it's true, but you could make it work. I've lived in San Francisco on much less for years.
     
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    That would good to know. I was stationed in Pearl Harbor back in my Navy days, and I liked the island-VERY nice weather... :)
     
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    Not sure why everyone is fixated on heavy jet ETOPS experience unless it's just really you're thing. It certainly doesn't seem to make you any more attractive to a major than someone coming from a regional.
     
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    Since there is a lot a competition for so few spots, any additional experience doesn't make you any less attractive either. I'd say being able to state on your resume you have experience dispatching into a more expanded global theater where most Majors operate versus Canada and Mexico at many regional may not be much...but maybe it is a point one can highlight.

    I'm not a recruiter or hiring manager so I don't know. Point being any additional experience you can highlight to an potential employer wouldn't hurt either IMO.

    Everyone isn't a pilot of have ATC ratings. Since no one knows what a Major is looking for in any given class...anything you can do to get your resume viewed or stand out...get the experience,rating,etc.
     
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