flyinhigh wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:36 am
The last time the flow was three years was about 2 years ago. Simple math now makes it easy.
550 pilots / 75 (this is about what flows per year) flow per year = 7 years.
Subtract the resignations and the few that flow than that number might come down to about 5, maybe 6 years.
doiwannabeapilot wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:52 pm
What's the flow speed now ?
Still 3 years and 1 month for a brand new FO ?
You must be an FO or the only exception. I have many friends at Encore and not one of them has 18 days off a month.
Every Capt I know there is working their bag off in days and getting extended all the time. There are FO's I know who are also NOT taking the upgrade as they see how hard their counterparts are working and say it's not worth it. They're riding it out till AC, AT, SG come calling.
plausiblyannonymous wrote: ↑
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:19 am
Work 18 days a month?
I have 18 days off this month with no vacation.
Just to add some nuance and facts:
Due to a shortage of Captains in YYZ, some scheduling changes were made. To say that every captain works 18 days a month and gets extended and cold called on their days off, is not accurate as a blanket statement.
Just looking at latest scheduling statistics, Captains averaged 13 days off for November, YYC FO's averaged 13 days off, YYZ FO's averaged 17 days off.
My first year as an FO, my T4 was over 60k.
It is true that guys were deferring upgrades this summer. That added to the shortage, seems to have stabilized again.
I do get cold called once or twice a month on days off. I don't answer the phone. Nobody calls again, I have no obligation to answer. I can always call them ahead of time and tell them not to call me.
I have been extended multiple times. The vast majority of pairings I do not get extended.
Speaking with friends of mine at Jazz, various bases various equipment various positions; its the same sh@@ different pile.
Yes, the one list is a mess right now. It's being worked on.
Generally unless you're an entrepreneur or heir to a fortune or some special case... everybody has a job. There are pros and cons, but this is by far the best job I've had. It was worse when I started in 2016. It's gotten a lot better. Don't believe what everything you read on avcanada, folks.