Anyone an airline employee? How are you holding up?

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  1. Derrik Draven

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    I'm an aircraft technician for Delta. We're not sure yet how many of us are going to be canned.
    Those of you that have already lost your jobs, what are you game plans?
    Not really sure what to do since there is no where to go. Usually, if you worked for an airline heading out of business, you could always apply to a rival airline. But, they're all laying off.
    Anyhoo...good luck to everyone, and God bless America.
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  2. Scott Wong

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    I am. full-time employee at Northwest Airlines. I don't have much seniority either (feb. 2000) They haven't made it up to me yet... [knock on wood]. Hopefully, they're done... quite a few cuts were made on Friday.
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    what about with the recent government bailout money thats supposedly going to the airlines? When people start flying again they'll need to hire all these people back. And people will start flying again, holidays are coming up.
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    My wife has 20+ yrs with American and was laid off in the early 80's. They re-hired her about a yr later (and it did not affect her seniority).
    I think she's out of range this time, but my sympathies go out to those affected. Losing a job unexpectedly is one of the most traumatic experiences one can go through.
     
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    My dad's a maintanence control supervisor for American. I talked to him about a week ago and things were slow (they grounded everything everywhere so they had nothing to do) but have been meaning to call him back to see if he's still employed this week. They recently unionized and he has a ton of seniority so I'm hoping that all will help, bu I read they laid off thousands so who knows?
     
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    pretty much all of my friends are airline pilots or instructors waiting for enough time to get a job, and most of them are nervous but ok. The ones that REALLY got shafted had been hired and assigned a training class date, then had them all cancelled last week.
     

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