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Some pointers from a friend that worked WAI

Discussion in 'Airline Pilots' started by Derg, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. Hacker15e

    Hacker15e Virtue Signaling Intersectional Nonbinary Otherkin

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    What's strange to me is that in the last 2-3 years I used two different prep companies, and at one of them I worked with four different sets of trainers/counselors over as many different seminars I attended.

    None of them -- none -- advised not to be totally upfront with busts or training failures. Now, they did advise us to be careful when answering questions in an interview panel so as to not intentionally "damage our brand", but that is a very different statement and objective.

    Makes me wonder if these folks who have done it (as evidenced by the specific names of prep companies that Delta listed in their FB post) were actually advised to do that, or if that's what the interviewees wanted to hear when they did interview prep.
     
  2. Toobdrvr

    Toobdrvr State of the Bad-Assed Art

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  3. Cherokee_Cruiser

    Cherokee_Cruiser Well-Known Member

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    Did you get to sit in his desk every day?
     
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  4. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    You're being paranoid, no worries.

    You can take a peek at what it means here, but do it quick before your buddies budget shuts down the DOE: https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
     
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  5. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    Largely if they want it disclosed, disclose it.

    It's not necessarily an "Ah ha! You've had a failure!" it's more of a validator for honesty and attention to detail.

    Additionally, your background check, full PRIA review and pulling the NDR doesn't always happen immediately, sometimes after you're in the middle of training or IOE — and there have been instances where people chose to not disclose things that pop up at a later date and the situation can go pear shaped with catlike quickness.

    Best to read the question carefully, assuming the most interpretation, and provide a detailed answer.

    I can't remember, do I or do I NOT use "The Oxford Comma" when I write? Sorry man, weird Nerdy Derg sidethought.
     
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  6. mastermags

    mastermags Well-Known Member *giggity*

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    I imagine a certain airline's Facebook recruiting page helps a lot of applicants chip themselves right out of the hiring pile based on what I read in the comments :rolleyes:.
     
  7. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    Sources say that if you don't meet the minimum qualifications, you're basically invisible to the employer interface. Can't reject who you don't know exists.
     
  8. ClarkGriswold

    ClarkGriswold Non Nutritive Cereal Varnish Engineer

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    MY HUSBAND DESERVES TO GET HIRED RIGHT NOW.
     
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  9. mastermags

    mastermags Well-Known Member *giggity*

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    'I'm Italian American... How come I don't get a article written about me for being the first Italian American captain but the black girl does??'

    Uh, wut?
     
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  10. BobDDuck

    BobDDuck Gone whale watching...

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    Where'd I miss that?
     
  11. mastermags

    mastermags Well-Known Member *giggity*

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    Recruiting page, Feb 9th post, 1st comment. Textbook.
     
  12. BobDDuck

    BobDDuck Gone whale watching...

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    Wow. Impressive. That dude even wears four stripes on his sweatshirt.
     
  13. mastermags

    mastermags Well-Known Member *giggity*

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    Haha, wow, didn't even notice
     
  14. Maximillian_Jenius

    Maximillian_Jenius Super User

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    Technically somewhere in his genome, North African DNA is lurking. Lol. So what he should really be wondering, is if that counts!
     
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  15. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    I keep telling people that those are NOT interns that run the page.

    But dey don't hear me tho.
     
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  16. Hacker15e

    Hacker15e Virtue Signaling Intersectional Nonbinary Otherkin

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    There are plenty of good places to have a spirited discussion about identity politics...

    ...but the Facebook page of a potential employer is most definitely not one of them.
     
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  17. Acrofox

    Acrofox All fox

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    I figured going female was my only chance to get into Delta.
     
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    Hasn't worked for me yet despite what all those bitter white guys say ;)
     
  20. ClearedForOption

    ClearedForOption French Computer Programmer and Systems Monitor

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    I was one of the guys that 'breezed' through training... but I can see how the Mil guys and Corporate guys have trouble. (I also studied nightly... flows, procedures, profiles, systems... I didn't partake of the nightly free offerings of the Stankbridge like some of my classmates - my sim partner and I were very serious during initial.)

    The 'footprint' for lack of a better term really isn't designed for someone who doesn't have the prior 121 experience. Even though I had a 121 and 1/2 gig - night freight to mexico and charter - gig inbetween the regionals and B6, I knew exactly what to expect during training each time I went to the schoolhouse. I knew what was 'important' and what wasn't - and it was my previous fire hose experiences that trained me up for it. The owl in my class ran a nightly seminar for the corp and mil people in my class because of the lack of preparatory material. When I upgraded... my sim partner (mil guy) could fly rings around the plane... but the cadence of everything else threw him for a loop.

    In both worlds it's a different methodology and I don't know a good solution - that doesn't cost money and time. It's also hard to give feedback because you don't know what you don't know when you get out as you are new... and you are trying to drink from the firehose in all aspects of your new employment.

    I guess it was the whole 2000 hours thing... that set off all my bells and CRC's.
     

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