SWA February Interviews Decision Board

Little Deuce

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Does anyone know the decision board date for the February interviewees? We were told 6-8 weeks and the January folks had the date of February 20th and the calls were made 2 days later. It seems like things are moving rather fast!

Based on the January interviews it seems to me there might be a board in early March. Any thoughts?

Thanks, and good luck to all!
 

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March?

I saw some dates on a previous post. Sorry I don't remember what they were.

Try doing a search on SWA for the past week.

Good Luck

Hey, not having a life, I did the search for you. Found this from "Rrtseatrich" from 02/21/02:

I inteviewed on Monday 2/18
They told my group 6 - 8 weeks for a final decision.
And that our info would go to either a 3/13 or 3/26 DB.
But there was going to be 2 DB's in March.
They weren't sure which DB would review our info.

Good luck to all

Rich
 
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Those dates are accurate. Spoke to chief pilot this past week. There will be 2 in March & subsequent months to cut down waiting time. Selection rate was around 33% of those who interviewed. Word will be out within 7-10 working days of the board on your results. Standard, phone call good, letter bad. For those who don't make it pls don't give up. 2 years from previous app is the requirement for resubmitting. A long time but there are many folks who are picked up the 2nd or 3rd time around. For those awaiting the word my prayers are with you.

cheers,
 

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February Interviews

Thanks for taking the time to do the research! I would guess that since my interview was on the 4th, my DB would be on March 13th.

Good luck to all!
 

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CHASE...

Is there any input as to the preference given to military guys?

My waiting, all civilian pilot, (1/15 interview) is on his second try. The first time, he got a follow up letter waiving the two year wait and saying he could try in one. All the guys he talked to said they were full of military pilots and they get first try, but was TOLD everyone who got a letter and re-applied was hired. He was exhausted and working...at the time which was years later... so he let it go, but he mentioned it this time.
Do you personally KNOW people who have LIVED through a third try?
The first time a long time ago, the class was full of military kids. All fresh faced and history free. Now, years down the road and a lot of job struggles, he may not be as pretty as he looked then. I doubt if he could get another letter and try for a third go.

Just done biting fingernails and chewing on my wrist for him
thanks.
 

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3rd Try

My Interview on the 4th was my 3rd try in 8 years. I am all civilian time. hopefully 3 times is the charm!
 

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Three times

Hey Flyboysgal,

I know a great guy who finally made it on his third try with SWA.

ME!!!

I got the call on Friday.
 

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oh no!!!

You mean I may have to do this AGAIN!!!!????
Thanks.
You are cheering me up.
...not him, it would be the end of the world for him, for now....
but we have been there before.
I guess THIS situation, in THIS world and wanting so much to fly for THIS airline is just more of the pressure everyone is going through.
Sure would be fun to be teenagers looking forward to all this instead of grownups. It looks so much more fun in front of you.
Well, at least this chapter should be winding down around Wednesday....
AGGGGGG!
Thanks again,
 

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SWA 3rd time

I got a 737 rating in 1996...had interview, didn't make it..:confused: don't know why they didn't hire me...then in 1998 had another interview..:confused: don't know why they didn't hire me. Received a letter last month...said they would call me for another interview in the future.:) So I am still trying...unfortunately age is not on my side....I felt that age and only having a two year degree instead of a four year degree was my only deterent at that time. Who knows?
 

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Just a guess ...

I have seen lots of older guys get hired by SWA. But I don't know of anybody without a 4 year degree. There probably are some, but I bet you hurt your chances.
 

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Everyone knows that not having a degree will not help your cause, but I know of several people who have been hired with no degree, one without ANY college credit at all (yup, never stepped foot on campus!)
 

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Flyboysgal,

I really hope you guys get some good news this week, I was just reading your prior post and wanted to ask you if I was understanding his situation.. It sounds like you are saying that his 2 year "wait" was waived and reduced to 1 year, that I got. When you said he was "tired and let it go" do you mean that he waited a considerable length of time (beyond his 1 year?) to reapply? If this is the case (and I'm certianly no expert, that's for sure) I would suggest to him that if he gets a third try at it (assuming he does not get it this time) that he has his app. postmarked the morning of the day that he is eligable.. Southwest seems to really like guys that "want" to work there. I'm not saying that he doesn't, just a suggestion.. I think that at SWA you either meet the mins, or you don't.. If you do your fate is in your own hands at that interview, you have to leave them without a shadow of a doubt that you want to work for SWA.. No even more than ever as they are the only game in town..

Anyway, my prayers are with you both as I know how it is (I got "letters" from the first 3 regionals I interviewed with 4 years ago..) and know how hard the wait can be.. Oh yeah, if I read your post wrong..umm... yeah, just forget all that!

S.B.
 

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you read it right.

You must know how hard jumping into the fire is so close to getting burned!
He was able to mention it as a historical reality and yes, it was more than the two years. That was when the type was required before the phone call came.

There was another post back in one of the general forums about the cost of training vs the time and family investment! Our situation was about keeping the job he worked hard for to catch up on the cost of getting it!

Like I said, it is in the hands of the fates. Anyone who ever met him since his type will attest to how much he WANTS to work there, but short of camping on the doorstep, (which I think he tried at one time....) a certain harsh reality can step in the middle.

This is encouraging, tho. This is a lot of great feedback he could have used before he tried again. Sometimes the time you need a job the most is NOT the right time to go for the one you WANT the most. I think a couple of secure years under his belt in whatever he does next will be a better base for the THIRD time.
Tomorrow is the mailbox day.
I thank you for your good thoughts for him and send them back to you! Good luck all.
 

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Amazing Support...

Flyboysgal,

I just wanted to say I am truly impressed by your incredible support for your partner. I know it must be tough at times for the both of you while you wait for the news, no one realizes that the most unless you’ve gone through it before. I couldn’t image going through it very many times and remaining sane. I too have been rejected like many of us have for jobs we so desperately wanted in the past. I think it is a wonderful thing how you continue on a consistent basis to show how much you care for him and his desires in life. My thoughts are with you and I pray for your phone call soon.
 
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