POOLIES: News from Jennifer

Jules

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Just spoke to Jennifer moments ago. She told me that it still looks like I'll be in the late April class, but nothing definite. I didn't pry into too much else. I'm pretty close to the bottom of the pool list, (typed 8 Jan) but still optimistic. Anyone else heard anything?
 

InHot

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April Huh?

Hey Jules,

That sounds great to me. I just dove into the pool last Friday. I interviewed 7 Jan.

When Jennifer spoke with me she said to expect a six month wait for a class date.

If you're going in late April and are near the bottom, well you just made my day!

Keep posting those positive vibes!
 

qxeplt

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WOW

That's great news, I spoke with her about a month ago and she slated me for April or May and I joined the pool Oct 31st. Just maybe I'll get the last March or early April class.

BTW how come not many on the pool list are scheduled for March 14th???
 

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Before everyone getts too excited... I know that SWA has a history of "expediting" females through the process... I'm not saying it is right, wrong, or anything else... But I do know that they try to balance classes if they can, and that can "pull" someone up to a class date sooner. Actually, Jules, I don't even know if you are a female, just a guess.. but anyway, that's great news lets hope it keeps up!!

Another "pool" bottom feeder,

S.B.
 

RightBettor

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Now I reaaallly don't get it!

I keep being told that I "won't make it in by April." Can someone shed some light on this??

Typed on Nov 6, 2001.


Regards,

RightBettor
 

InHot

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No Negative vibes

Alright Starrbuck, lets cut out those negatives waves.

Repeat after me and chant for the rest of the night:"Jules is a guy, Jules is guy Jules is a..."
 

StarrBuck

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InHot,

I know, I know.. Wasn't trying to send any negative vibes, trust me.. And like I said, I wan't trying to engage a discussion on the merits of what I pointed out, just pointing out the facts before everyone goes "nuts" and wonders why they have been told "sometime early summer"...

Anyway I know it can be a sensitive topic, and I meant no offense to Jules or anyone else!!

No vibes, no vibes, no vibes, no vibes...

S.B.
 

specnut

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JM info

I do not post often, however I just was looking over the pool list and wondering how Southwest really determines when you actually go to class. JM told me "it is looking like the late April class" for me. If that is the case then there are Tons of people that are not on the poolie list, or they simply give prefrence to other folks. I don't understand this at all, I wish someone on the inside could explain this. I joined the Pool Oct 22.
 

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There are LOTS of folks not on the pool list. Don't begin to believe the list is anything official or has some extra merit than what it realistically can show. I know of many folks who don't know of this web site or even if they do, don't post their info on it. Again, the intent when it got going was to give a "rough" very rough, idea on where some folks stand. It was & is not meant to be definitive in any fashion or used to hang one's hopes/wishes on for knowing when the call will come. This reminder needs to be read everytime you go & look at that page IMHO. Not trying to say it doesn't have value, just don't put too much on to it or imply SWA endorses it, truly unscientific!
 

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Spoke with Jennifer today

Jennifer told me today that it still looked like it would be an April class for me but it was too soon to tell whether it would be the early or late April class. She said to wxpect to get the word towards the end of March so hopefully the next time I talk to her it will be her calling me instead of the other way around. I was hoping for a late March but it looks like there are a lot of folks going into the March classes that aren't on the pool list. With the number of people going into the Feb classes, I think most of us thought it would keep going but the list stopped shrinking recently. Here's hoping names start being matched with class dates soon!
 

EFC-in-5

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fellow poolie

Magic I am in the same waiting boat as yourself. When was your interview date, I interviewed Jan 21, and was told sometime after April, possibly May or June. I spoke with Jennifer on Monday 3-4 she said that they were adding classes, so that is great news. If you have heared different please let me know, thx\

MO
 

ivauir

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SWA update

I spoke with JM today (6 March) and recieved the following. There are two classes tenetivly for May, and I won't be in them. Of course this is not what I wanted to hear. Previously I was told I wouldn't make the April classes and now I am wondering if I won't make June next time I call.:(

BTW I interpret the month you "don't make" as the month you do. I must confess some frustration at the extimates being given to people who interviewed in January. I am sure SWA has a system that is at least somewhat fair ... I just can't feed that to my kids.

So getting back to feeling the LUV ... if you look at our list you'll notice a gap in poolies between 15 Oct and 22 Oct. Add this information to the fact that we tend to pull 2.5 weeks worth of poolies off the list every two weeks and you can see that it is reasonable to predict that the 28 Mar class could go anywhere from Tweetpilot to McC depending on where the end of the 14 Mar class is. Too bad we don't have that data. Magic/Specnut, I am hoping that JM is just holding out on you until next week.

Another interesting tidbit is that the wait for a class HAS been betting shorter (the average wait for the 31 Jan class was 173.39 days and for the 14 Feb class 167.17 days)

I'd rather be wadding for LUV that furloghed anywhere else!

For Auir!
 

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SWA Class???

I spoke with JM on Monday 3/5. She said I would not to be on property till May. I was hoping for the Aprill 11 class, but I guess it comes when it comes. It seems to be around a 6 month wait from pool to class so I guess I'm getting close. She also told me no classes were scheduled after April...

Does anyone have any thoughts about JM's class projection possibly having to do with protecting class slots to any of the stop loss people in the event they get out, before she makes the call to the non-stop loss folks.
 

ivauir

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JM's estimates

I still hold to my theory: for the average players in this field, JM pads her estiamtes by no less than a month. I asked her today if her estimate was with or without being released from stop loss and the polite non answer I got suggests to me that she has nothing to do/no direct knowledge of these projections. Yes, stop loss ending is going to change the landscape - to not be disappointed I am counting on at least an extra month wait if stop loss does end.

Besides, my tea leaves still say Qxe goes early April ...
 

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Just a quick update spoke with JM moments ago, she welcomed me to the deep end and advised that a formal letter would follow. best geuss at a class date was Mid to Late summer but maybe as early as May. Interviewed on Jan 17, DB on the 20th Feb. Best of Luck to all, See Ya in KDAL.
 

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This is really something!

At least JM is consistently inconsistent.

from Santini:
class date was Mid to Late summer but maybe as early as May
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JM would never make it as an artillery spotter. She needs to learn how to refine her "bracket" somewhat.

Don't get me wrong, I think JM's doing her job the way she's been instructed. I'm just trying to keep the humor quotient up.:D

Happy to be here, but can't wait to get there .

On another note:

Good Luck to those waiting on the 13 Mar DB!
 

Santini

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Hopefully she is walking the rounds in and not out. It seems Hurry up and Wait never goes away. Just like you Iam Glad to be here cant wait to be there. Best of Luck.
Any other recomendations for study material its been almost 5 years since my Type, have Johns Cards anything else??
 

InHot

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737 stuff

Try this site for some generic 737 systems info:

http://www.b737.org.uk/

Can't vouch for the info, wouldn't trust any numbers, but gives an overview of the systems.

Any other info available out there?
 
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