Unless it’s changed, they won’t positive space you out there for an interview
As one who was stationed at Pearl, all I can say is AMEN! Unless you've been there, you have no idea how true this is.The last time they interviewed they flew to the mainland and conducted interviews. No test and no real tough quizzing of dispatch issues. They're really interested in what you know about living there and they are emphasizing the differences between living on the island vs the mainland.
IMO, finances are the smallest part of taking the job. Plenty of OT is available I have been told. There are worse places to live if you ask me, but go in eyes wide open and understand it's not just changing zip codes. You are adopting a whole new way of life.
Wonder if they could move to San Diego or something. Still expensive but not as expensive as Honolulu (as far as I can tell) and it’s stateside so more people would actually want to live there.They'd probably be better off moving their OCC off the island,or opening a dispatch school on the island. The constant turnover has to be costly
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That makes sense, given the logistics involved with moving out there.I interviewed there last year. They paid to fly me out and paid for my hotel. No written test. Just an interview and all the questions were regarding moving to HI nothing dispatch related. In my experience locals will get priority over non locals regardless of qualifications.