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Old 26th Oct 2012, 17:38
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I am interested to read that some posters reckon they have good career prospects at Jet2. So did some of the pilots in Channex until they found themselves out of work.

Has PM changed his spots?
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Old 26th Oct 2012, 19:24
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Chaps,

Whether I have debts to service or not does not make a difference to the fact Jet2 are offering HALF what Ryanair are. As you rightly elude, I am looking for more than just the bottom line at the end of each month. The combination of Loss of Licence, Pension, expenses paid, life insurance, etc etc.. Makes up for a drop in pay, but not one worth 50%, especially when I am command ready NOW and could be on 6000 pm in a few months.

It is interesting to note that from the people I have spoke to (ok, only 10 or so), ALL have declined the contract. One of my colleagues who applied a few days ago has been offered an interview near immediately because they appear to be short of people who will accept the deal.

Penworth - you describe the situation I aspire to. But it would seem the company is offering these contracts full in the knowledge they will be made 100% at the end of the summer, but are merely using it as an excuse to screw down the wage to save a few bob. All that means is that people with experience will take their toys elsewhere and you'll end up with no one command ready, because they won't take the paycut and internally they all sod off elsewhere in search of better T&C's.

I still have a few days to decide whether to take it. I appreciate all the messages I have from people on here offering their insights, or the inside line on the company. Even after I described everything above, it's still a difficult decision. No one I have spoke to has said they don't like to work there!
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Old 26th Oct 2012, 19:42
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One of my colleagues who applied a few days ago has been offered an interview near immediately because they appear to be short of people who will accept the deal.
Just curious, are all of your colleagues UK native?

Applied like 2 months ago and nothing so far. (2600hrs in the NG)

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Old 26th Oct 2012, 20:10
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Archer,

A lot of them are yes, but are based abroad. It's a big deal for people to be based where they want - one that Ryanair uses to it's advantage. Alas, we are haemorrhaging pilots, especially now that the guys on the old Brookfield contracts are being renewed at a "renegotiated" (Ryanair need to look at the dictionary term) block rate of 83, rather than 85 Euros per hour!
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Old 26th Oct 2012, 20:35
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Ok, thanks.

Was a bit strange to have no answer, no contact, nothing after such a long time and be reading at the same time that they really need people.
Guess they see the passport and think it is not suitable for their english requirements.
Nevermind, considering the t's and c's maybe is a good point not to be called! Won't have to face the difficult decision between choosing to live in Europe (accepting a poor salary) and the

good luck to all!
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Old 26th Oct 2012, 22:09
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Anyone here have any idea if Jet2 have enough TR'd applications to cover their requirements or is there any possibility of them opening up to experienced, non TR'd/ TP bods?
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 22:18
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They have taken un TR before but , now , it looks like TR only. Funny thing is my mate just finished 6 month contract , looking for something else, and they are already advertising for people for 6 months next year.
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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 09:45
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What's best? Integrated or modular?
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 12:45
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Anybody know if any 737 Summer 2012 temporary guys were kept on this year? I think their contract would have ended last week, if they were not.
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 16:07
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The Zenon guys have been asked to come back next season as Jet2 employees on 70% contracts initially.

No summer contract guys have been kept on over the winter as most bases go quiet.
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 16:14
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Many of them were offered permanent 70% contracts starting next summer I believe.
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Old 10th Nov 2012, 10:44
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Hi guys,

the airline I work for is going to be another victim of this crisis and I'm starting to look around for another job position.

I'm a Senior First Officer and, granted that in case of airline bankrupt any job will be fine, I would like to know how long it takes to be considered for a Captain upgrade in Jet2 on the B737.

Thank you.
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Old 11th Nov 2012, 07:23
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Southern bail out

Just watch the southerners bail out of Jet2 as the Red Nose base opens at LGW.
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Old 11th Nov 2012, 09:10
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.....and then watch them get allocated Malaga, Helsinki and Las Palmas base as Gatwick already has a large que forming!!
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Old 12th Nov 2012, 17:37
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Forgive my stupidity

But who is the red nose gang opening a LGW base

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Old 12th Nov 2012, 17:42
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Norwegian. ..
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Old 12th Nov 2012, 18:19
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Cheers
I'm dying in the sandpit and looking for any chance to get back down south
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Old 12th Nov 2012, 21:12
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SpamCanDriver,

Did you apply for Thomson's again? I know you worked there before and flew the 800 with me at Ryan's
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Old 12th Nov 2012, 22:09
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I did but no luck as haven't flown the 737 in over 5 yrs now

Don't think there was many of us that got an interview though

And I'm not sure I would have taken it seeing as how bad the pay is in the first year but would of been nice to have the choice but oh well

Especially seeing as it looks like we are all gonna drop out the BA hold pool aswell

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Old 12th Nov 2012, 23:40
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Hi

Has anyone who went to interviews in Early or Mid October heard anything yet?? I'm 737 rated and went Mid Oct - just wondering if news was out there or if everyone is in the same boat. They seemed to intimate that we would find out sooner rather than later...

Thanks

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