Monday, January 26, 2009

The "F" Word


Oh my heck. We just got word that Taylor's airline have decided to start the furlough process. Hopefully Taylor's up enough in seniority that it won't affect him, but still...it's scary. Keep your fingers crossed and knees bent in his behalf.

*Update: After scouring the company website, airline pilot forums, and a few news websites, it looks like the brunt of the company structure changes will be administrative. Right now 50 administrative employees between the 4 bases, including base managers, have been laid off. No specific pilot furloughs have been officially announced, but that's the talk in the bowels of the crew room. Taylor's got about 300 FO's below him, so we're safe for the moment.

10 comments:

Rachel said...

Fingers crossed for you guys! My DH's airline dropped the bomb a few days ago too. I don't think it will affect us this time, but I feel for the guys/gals it does.

Mandy said...

dude that sucks ... we've gone thru it TWICE ..... keep us updated;)

Tripacerchick said...

Everything "crossable" is crossed!

Cpt. J's Wife said...

Crap. You guys will be in our thoughts, keep us posted.

Nicole said...

Update 1/27: After scouring the company website, airline pilot forums, and a few news websites, it looks like the brunt of the company structure changes will be administrative. Right now 50 administrative employees between the 4 bases, including base managers, have been laid off. No specific pilot furloughs have been officially announced, but that's the talk in the bowels of the crew room. Taylor's got about 300 FO's below him, so we're safe for the moment.

Thanks for all your well-wishes. It was still disconcerting when Taylor spent the rest of the evening talking to his other 9E FO buddies and talked about all going to fly for the U.S. Border Patrol together...

Quixotic Healer said...

Whew! Let's hope and pray that they don't have to do any more!

Silvie said...

phew...feel sorry for the admin workers of course, but am happy that it does not affect you!

partnerofapilot said...

Fingers and toes are all crossed for you both!

Lori said...

I am praying,hoping and crossing for you guys.

Mandy said...

good to hear ... :)

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