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About Sneedro

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  1. I had a couple of things show up damaged once before. One was a trash can so badly smashed it could no longer stand up and had pieces falling off of it. Guy brings it inside and says to me (as he lays it down putting multiple pieces on the pile), "Was it like this when you shipped it?" You can't make this shit up... Another damaged item I took countless pics of (before and after), found the place online where I bought it, and added the website and link for it in my claim. They countered with a 1/5th offer saying they found it somewhere else cheaper. It wasn't even close to the same item (not even in the same universe)... Took me numerous calls and more pictures because they couldn't understand how the item they found was any different. Finally they offered me their final offer which was slightly more but still insulting and nowhere near what it took to replace my damaged good. Few days later I get the request for a survey. GLADLY filled that one out with my thoughts and experience, and of course when I clicked submit it said it was unable to submit. Tried many more times over the next few weeks and got the same thing every time...coincidence? I called them up after not being able to leave a review, was essentially ignored, I called them crooks and that was that. Didn't help at all but I felt better.
  2. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    My guess...commuting to reserves or at a regional. No f-ing way otherwise he is at a major and working harder than on AD. Making less...well maybe year one but that's it. Then again, maybe he's just a moron... Even if I chose to work for 90hrs of pay a month (which I have done every month since January this year), I am working FAR less than when I was on AD. Meanwhile, year 2 pay I am making far more money. Butters, have you actually ever flown a plane?
  3. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    I enjoyed every second of my time flying in the AF. Getting to take a KC-10 with a full crew on an around the world week long trip with my buddies as a 24-year-old? Not going to get that opportunity in the airlines. A lot of responsibility but also a whole lot of fun. 4-years of flying the T-6 at UPT as an instructor with the opportunity to have some fun in an AF that at time I never thought I'd get the chance to do? Wouldn't trade that for anything in the world! After 10 years, it was time to make the change. It wasn't a decision that came easy or without its negatives but it was the right decision for many reasons. Then I was flying for the airlines as well as in the reserves. Best of both worlds! Well again things change both in the AF as well as personally. Again after some discussion with the family it was time for a change. It wasn't easy but the right thing for me and my family was the "hang up the wings" and finish out my 20 not flying in the reserves, and do all my flying at the airlines. That worked for me and my family. No regrets. Do I miss it? I miss the "bros" and some of the things we got to do. Do I miss the mess the AF was turning in to? No. I miss the flying every day but it wasn't the right decision for me and my family to continue doing it even in the Reserves. It's all about weighing the pros and cons. So what's the "right" answer? It depends on the person and their situation. Every one is different. What works for one person/family isn't going to work for another. No one is going to be able to give another person the "right" answer when it comes time to make the choice to continue or punch. The "right" answer may not be the right one later on down the road either. C17Dude mentioned the furlough thing...that could happen tomorrow. I made my decisions based on the now and my family's goals. I didn't make flying decisions based on what if I get furloughed. Always a possibility but if I was going to protect myself with that possibility, I would still be on active duty. I haven't regret any of my decisions ever. Do I miss the AF flying...absolutely, but I don't look back regretting not doing it anymore.
  4. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    If you are worried about being within 2 hours while on short call, you can always drive the first 30 minutes or so to get within ~2hrs of the airport and find somewhere to hang out during your short call period. Grab something to eat, run a few errands, watch a movie, or whatever. They call you go, if not you go back home. Not as ideal as sitting short call from your couch but not the worst thing in the world (i.e. better than commuting). There are some who will do that to get within the Delta "readily available" call out range since no distance or time is given. It has been awhile since I have sat reserve and therefore short call so I can't remember how long the on call window is but it isn't an all day thing so you'd only be somewhere for part of the day if you don't fly.
  5. PFC Bradley Manning gets 35 years

    Cry and scream about the Russians hacking yet let this clown go free and say "he's been punished enough". I don't care what he says, between Hillary and now this, this is a dangerous precedent... So why is he/she special enough to get almost 3 decades of his sentence commuted and not this guy? http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/08/19/sailor-gets-year-prison-taking-photos-nuclear-sub.html
  6. KC-10 Extender info

    They're gonna need to narrow down which write-up they are talking about... Seriously though, was this before or after the boom fell off?
  7. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    Meanwhile at other airlines we basically lose a day of vacation on the front end because the company won't guarantee you won't get rerouted and get home late so you can't really plan to leave on vacation day 1. We have light years to go...
  8. Leaving the Air Force for the Airlines

    Based on what I read I take it you are talking about Delta? Then again if I misread I did have the day off and I found the scotch a bit earlier than planned...but I digress. If you got the fix-it email make sure you respond to them letting them know you fixed your app. I had a buddy who found, almost the hard way, that you have to do this or they ignore your app until then. Supposedly an email back or email to whatever is in the fix-it email letting them know you took care of the issues should get the interview ball rolling. Like others have said though, patience...while Delta is hiring a lot because they got themselves into an undermanning hole, so the biggest factor in slowing things down is the amount they can train at a time. Unlike some of the other majors we are still hiring a lot and then just putting them into a holding pattern if there are no open training slots. My advice for those applying to the airlines...look everywhere, apply everywhere, go to any interview, and don't turn anyone down hoping for a different airline. You can always leave to go somewhere else...happens plenty. Best of luck
  9. Roll Call - (Rainman)

    Gents, it's March. He's out at the Deid making sure all mustaches are within regs.
  10. E-4B

    Thanks for info. I was looking for where the application stuff was at but with no luck. Is there anywhere I could start a better search for that type of stuff or is it something you just have to wait for the AMS robot to send out? I saw an AMS email many many months back but haven't seen one since.
  11. E-4B

    Anyone have any info or a link that talks about the minimum requirements for guys to go fly the E-4B? Thanks for any help
  12. Competitive Balance at UPT

    I completely agree with you as far as people having a chip on their shoulder. I am part of a great squadron and any of the guys who fit that mold are pretty good about keeping it to themselves. Not to say that we dont have them, but they dont treat studs who want a T-38 differently because of it. If I found out one of my IPs was doing that, there would be hell to pay. We are in the business of developing these young guys and gals into the next generation of warfighters, and I personally feel it is my job to give every stud the best possibility to get what they want out of T-6s.
  13. Competitive Balance at UPT

    Are you fucking kidding me, we are offended because we couldnt get a fighter? I know it may be hard to believe based on your vast flying experience, but not all IP's wanted a fighter. Yes some did and didnt get one, but that doesnt mean they are going to take it out on the studs. Those dudes are still good guys however. What we take offense to is someone showing up like "billy badass" who thinks he/she is owed a fighter spot. I could care less what my students want to fly. Tell me straight up when I ask and I will help you get there, but dont blow smoke up my ass hoping for better grades because we will see right through that. So what can you do? Study, work with your bros, and ask questions! Too many studs are afraid to ask IPs questions. That is what we are there for so ask. I guarantee if you show a good work ethic and are studying, we will go out of our way to help you out.
  14. McGuire info

    I left McGuire (KC-10s) about 6 months ago, but I knew of a few single guys living in Philly. If you are willing to deal with the traffic/tolls ($3 to leave NJ), then it's a great place to live. If you decide on not living there, as long as you live in a city that starts with "M" you should be ok. Granted some of those cities are better than others. I would recommend Mt. Laurel if you decide on NJ. A lot of pilots live in that area, both married and single. Most people rent (mainly the younger guys) but not all. A 2 bed 2 bath condo is going to run you close to $300K, ridiculous I know. The market, at least when I left, was taking a bit of a beeting as well, but that could of changed since then. NJ sucks, but there is a lot around there to go and do (NYC, Philly, DC, ect...). Plan on being gone A LOT!! The deployment schedule was pretty rough, and from what I hear is still the same. You will be busy that is for sure. Enjoy it though, the KC-10 is an awesome airplane!! If you have any questions feel free to PM me.
  15. Pets in the military (dogs, cats)

    I had to ship my dog, 50lb lab, and used Northwest Airlines. I had no complaints and would use the same company again if I had too. You drop off and pickup the pet at their cargo facilities. They let me into cargo area and stay with my dog until they loaded her on the truck to take her to the plane. There was a 5 hour layover in Detroit. They told me, so I assume they arent lying to me, that they put the cage in their facility there, and leave them be unless you want them fed and watered. My parents met her on the other end and said she was just fine and in good spirits.