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guineapigfury last won the day on January 4 2017

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  1. guineapigfury

    Is it really that bad?

    As a caveat, the big money contractor jobs usually require an LR qual, timing and a willingness to deploy.
  2. As a guy who plays a role in the hiring process: Don't forget to put your availability date on your resume. It's something that seems really obvious, but most of the resumes I see lack it.
  3. guineapigfury

    Promotion and PRF Information

    Were PRFs mandated for people with negative indicators? Maybe if we're short Majors and the Wing CC says a guy with some marks on his record is deserving of promotion to that grade anyway ... just give him the damn oak leaves.
  4. guineapigfury

    1,000 Retired Pilots Can Be Recalled to Active Duty

    If you're MQ-9 LR qualed, shoot me a pm.
  5. guineapigfury

    We’re doomed

    They step to the Ground Control Station. Some squadrons have those indoors, some in shipping containers outdoors, some have a mix. The MCC/OPS SUP/TOP 3 does just what they would in any other flying squadron: verifies everyone is current, on the flight orders, ORM checks out, etc. The Lt I referenced got annihilated at a naming, passed out in a supply closet and experienced a catastrophic blowout. He was still wearing his flightsuit, which helped contain the damage ... somewhat.
  6. guineapigfury

    We’re doomed

    I'll take the opposite tack: Every flying squadron should have a mascot, and dogs would be serviceable. I argued for keeping a dog in the SOC at my first Reaper Squadron that could bark at Lieutenants when they stepped, but was told no because "it might poop inside". Then one of the Lt's did exactly that.
  7. guineapigfury

    OCPs Arrive Oct 1st, 2018

    So true. I'm off to start my shift in a polo shirt and cargo pants in half an hour and I couldn't be happier.
  8. guineapigfury

    Pilot Shortage Deepens, USAF is SCREWED.

    But we do care about those hours out here in contractorland.
  9. Deployed LR is where it's at. But this game is volatile. I saw a dude go through the cycle of hired-deployed-fired in about 5 weeks.
  10. Defense contracting can be fun, especially if you're still flying. I'm doing that and will make about a quarter mil this year pre-tax. Be forewarned that we could start a "What's wrong with Corporate America" thread that would rival the 140 pager we've got going on the USAF. I work in an office that's primarily old ladies, so I miss being able to drink at work and tell stories about killing people.
  11. Not sure if this is the right forum, but Battlespace Flight Services is hiring for deployed LR positions. I know several people there and the money is excellent. See the ad posted at guardreservejobs.com http://www.guardreservejobs.com/newjobboard/jobs/rpa-pilot-5/
  12. guineapigfury

    Promotion and PRF Information

    I went from declining continuation to actual separation in 1 month. The virtual outprocessing checklist can be completed in a couple of days if you're already done with TAPS and the separation physical.
  13. guineapigfury

    Promotion and PRF Information

    If it's any consolation to Reaper guys not making the cut for that second look, there are much better opportunities on the outside right now.
  14. guineapigfury

    Round 2 of no AirBnB/Crashpads

    2. I don't work for an airline, but I filed my travel voucher with my current employer before I departed on my last trip. Our travel lady filled it out for me, I signed it and had my money before my plane landed.
  15. guineapigfury

    Promotion and PRF Information

    I was notified the day before public release for both my Major's boards. Continuation was offered the day before public release as well.