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Seeking accomodation for groundschool.

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Hi All,

I'll be starting my groundschool with Encore in January in YYC. Looking for a place to stay for 6 weeks for the training. Also can anyone give me some insights on how crash pads work?

please send me an e-mail at kennethcho1030@gmail.com
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Are you saying that Encore does not pay for accommodations during your six week training session??? wtf-How much cheaper do they get? I'm utterly disgusted by the industry in Canada at this point...Paid accommodation should be a basic part of ones initial course.
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FOD_Vacuum wrote: Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:32 am Are you saying that Encore does not pay for accommodations during your six week training session??? wtf-How much cheaper do they get? I'm utterly disgusted by the industry in Canada at this point...Paid accommodation should be a basic part of ones initial course.
I agree.
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Tell them you can't afford a hotel for 6 weeks and will have to decline the job.
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Are you based in yyz? Or are you a commuter based in yyc?
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If he is hired into YYC and the training is in YYC then no accommodations are provided

If he is hired into YYZ and training is in YYC the accommodations should be provided.

This is pretty much standard across the industry.
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No. It isn't.
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FL410AV8R wrote: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:09 am If he is hired into YYC and the training is in YYC then no accommodations are provided

If he is hired into YYZ and training is in YYC the accommodations should be provided.

This is pretty much standard across the industry.
No it's not. Jazz paid for all my accommodation during my initial training.
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FL410AV8R wrote: Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:09 am
This is pretty much standard across the industry.
False, Jazz for example your permanent address could literally be next to the training center and they’ll still offer you a hotel for your entire training. I know of a new hire (yyz based) who even asked for just weekends accommodations for a quieter place while the kids weren’t in school, the training coordinator had no problem with this. I’d assume Air Canada is the same.
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No accommodation provided if you're hired for YYC. Food/refreshments during groundschool also not provided unlike at other airlines.

AC and Jazz both cover hotel costs for initial, regardless of base. They realize it's an incredibly busy and stressful 6 weeks, and they wisely choose to cover a hotel so you can concentrate on your training instead of stressing about a 2 hour commute into YYZ each day.

WJ has and always will do things as cheaply as possible with cost-saving more important than quality of training. I'm surprised people on here are shocked by this.
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I think one difference is at WJ companies you know where you are based before you accept the job, at AC / Jazz you find out what your base is and what you are flying after you start your course.
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After going through the interview process at an airline, and getting offered a groundschool that starts in 2-4 weeks, it only makes sense that the airline should cover accommodation cost for the training period.
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goingnowherefast wrote: Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:04 am Tell them you can't afford a hotel for 6 weeks and will have to decline the job.
:lol: :lol:

Oh man, I don’t know how WJ is still able to attract pilots.

This company is getting worse by the hour.
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Donald wrote: Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:51 pm it only makes sense that the airline should cover accommodation cost for the training period.
It’s amazing that one of our two flag-waving national carriers lags behind so many 703’s.
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fish4life wrote: Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:54 pm I think one difference is at WJ companies you know where you are based before you accept the job, at AC / Jazz you find out what your base is and what you are flying after you start your course.
What about the other airlines where you know your base when you accept the job? Sunwing, Georgian rj? Possibly sky regional? What an embarrassment wj/encore is not providing accommodations for initial training
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I stand corrected.
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Welcome to the big league.
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That's new. Why would you need accomodations if the training happens at your base, when you know in advance for which base you are hired? :smt017

There's plenty of reasons to complain about Westjet if you wish to do so, but this doesn't seem fair or logical to me. Then again, when has logic ever stopped a lynch mob.

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Just because it's your base doesn't mean you live there.
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C-GGGQ wrote: Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:29 pm Just because it's your base doesn't mean you live there.
True, but can you blame your employer for that? The pilot is still responsible to report on time for duty well rested, so that could mean getting a crashpad. Why would that be different for training? Of course a hotel would be nice in that case, but I still can't see why that would be Westjet's problem. You accepted the job with a pre assigned base. Which, as mentioned above, is a pretty big difference between Westjet and Jazz etc.
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