SWA - who got letters?

flyboysgal

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I am not a flyer, but my flyer boyfriend is sitting frying waiting to hear .... I just have the computer.
Is anyone getting letters of rejection?
Sometimes the waiting is what can kill you worse than the failing.
After the board, are they sending the rejections slips at the same time? He was over there interviewing on 1/15.
They gave him the "don't talk to anyone, everyone is different..." thing, so I know it is true. This is his second try through the interview, and when he sent his app, he got a call one month later and one month for the interview. From what I am reading, he is really a different deal, but we still have the letter from his first go around.
Just to see if there is an end in sight, anyone getting the BAD news?
 

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Don't get too upset yet, if Jennifer didn't start calling until friday afternoon, it is very possible that she just couldn't get all the calls made that afternoon.. She is a VERY busy gal, between her own business, and all of the calls that she takes from all of us (Kudos to her for always being SOOOOO polite when I've called to distract her from her job).. Let a few more days go before starting to worry, after all there is nothing that will come from all that stress right?

Try to keep his spirits up!! And good luck!

S.B.
 

cargocanine

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Letters

Calls just started being made on Friday. Everyone should be notified by Tuesday. Letters should start hitting the homes and hearts of brave young lads and lasses by Wendsday. I have kept in touch with other people inour group and no one has gotten a letter yet. A little too soon for that is my guess. The walk to the box takes on a new dimension in terror after Monday and no phone call. The only rule is: Phone calls good. Mail bad.
As for stress... I up reading these posts at 5:30 am because I interviewed on the same day and I have not heard either. I wish they could just post a list of code names on a website right after the board just to get it over with. Until that happens you just have to trust the system and take a few TUMS. I am sure I met your boyfriend. Send a private message if you like. I would send one to you but am too tired to figure out how.

Take Care. CC

P.S. Go out to dinner either way.
 

flyboysgal

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well, I hear crickets, but nothing else

Now, don't tell me we are all so scared that NOBODY has opened their mailbox?

For guys with 9-5 jobs and wives, etc, there seems to be no written rejections... (Friday mail out, Saturday mail travel... MONDAY mail gets there???)

Does that mean there MAY be additional calls?
Oh, I forgot, all I hear is crickets, no phones...
This is the most nerve wracking experience I have participated in!
 

cargocanine

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I hear voices

I answered the phone today and I heard a female voice with a Southern accent congratulating me on my new job! After a short gray out I realized that she had congratulated me on my new son and was trying to sell me some cloth covered books perfect for learning and chewing. I was so stunned that the speil was almost over before I could hang up. While somewhat humorous now, the laughs will not replace any of the 5 years that were removed from my Southwest-less life. At least I still have my son.

Take Care All.

CC
 

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flyboynfla = flyboysgal?

Just wondering if flyboynfla is the pilot you are referring to in your posts since it looks like he finally got the call! If so, congrats and welcome to the pool! It's a bit chilly, but Jennifer said it will warm up for summer time when we should get training dates...
 

flyboysgal

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sorry, no!

my "flyboy" is not a member of the forum, but the pilot you refer to IS on the mailing list. Apparently so far only two from that group have had the phone ring.
I am just the computer... (pay no attention to the gal behind the curtain...!) ;)
 

flyboysgal

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Pulling this to the top

I saw poor alex in his posting was the first to post about bad news from the mailman. I am prety sure my guy will be reporting the same letter later today but like I said, it is really encouraging to know people have not DIED after the second try and are getting in or third run.
Alex's post had a few helpful words for the ones without mailbox confirmation about possible cracks we may slip through, but as hard as it is waiting for the mailman turning a page is a good thing.
Let us know you are ok, post here if you got the letter, because it will let us all help ... well chase around for the next big opportunity with you!!!
Onward and upward...(did I say that already??)
 

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Bad letter

So far, 2 of 5 wannabes got calls, one def letter (me), ex navy 1st hitch, ex Usair (12 years?), Nov types. One civvie and one AF to know yet.
 

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Bad Letter, Veddy Veddy Bad Letter

5 wannabes, one navy 1st hitch, and one ex USAir (12 years?) got calls, me got letter (2nd app), one USAF unknown, one civvie unkown. All typed 2nd week Nov 01, Interview Jan 02.

Life goes on!
 

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Setting things straight

Flyboysgal,

Your "poor alex" remark kind of kicked me out of my initial disappointment. Just to set the record straight, I've been in the AF for almost 22 years having a great time. I just got selected for promotion to Colonel. So, if I retire, I've got a guaranteed income for the rest of my life. If I decide to stay in, I'm guaranteed a job for 8 more years, then lifetime retirement pay from then on. I've also got a great wife. I don't consider myself "poor" in any way, just temporarily disappointed. I think I know how you meant it though-thanks

For the rest--statistical data for rejection
- 44 years old
- Did not have a type (initially scheduled for 17 Sept interview)
- Military, mostly trainer time (T-38, T-37, T-1) (see profile)
- Actively flying the T-1 (I have recency)
- Masters degree in Av Sci from ERAU
- Did the Rob Beeks interview prep (which I still wholeheartedly endorse--an absolute must for those who want to get to SWA, IMHO)
- Thought the interview went great
- SWA called my contacts on the 5-year employment history and those who wrote letters for me within SWA--all gave SWA positive endorsements
- Called to go take a drug test last week, did so a day later
- No skeletons in my driving record, credit history, etc.

Let me know if you want any more data. Might as well learn from my situation.

Good luck,
alex
 

flyboysgal

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Yep! Not so poor!

It is good to see the perspective!
Sometimes it gets all out of proportion. This was an enrichment thing, not a desperation thing. When it looks bad around you, you feel like everyone is swimming with the sharks.
I just advised a friend to tell a pilot they know that it is not a bad time to start feeling the waters on an app. to SWA. This other guy is doing Guard time on furlough and not hurting at present. It is not about who gets in before you, or who is the better guy, or (As I call it "The Willy Wonka Effect") who WANTS it the most.
They have their reasons and they are all good.
They are the boss. They do the judging.

I am happy you are enjoying the life you got, alex. See what you get by being short and to the point!! People (like me) can write a lot into it! Your info IS very helpful and puts other stuff into perspective!
Like I said, I am ready for the next time.

BTW, the mail box was empty....
AAAARRRRGGGHHHH!
Ok, I guess I sign off TOMORROW!!!
;)
 
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