the previous statement actually sounded dead on right. I know personally one of the controllers released to NCT and he had been on administrative for nearly 2 years unable to work on the floor at ZOA so of course they let him go, he was sucking the budget dry and not working any traffic!You are DEAD wrong.
The new contract provides several guaranteed options to leave. Read it and appreciate it!
We released two people to NORCAL this summer alone. That's with only like 175 CPC's. We have 18 new hires arriving in the month of November alone.
We fired Raytheon and now all training is by CPCs.
Also: ZOA is possibly the new "Houston" considering the following:
Level 11 Pay
10% CIP from day one ( missed in the above post )
I believe if you do the numbers that makes us the highest paid in the nation.
The Bay area is hurting and housing is getting CHEAP.
Also for new hires going to the ocean:
Only two D Sides for D2
Only two R Sides for D3
... Then you sit around and work radar till a ATOPS class.
Of the 18 new hires i would say that two thirds of them will never reach CPC at ZOA. They lie and say that their wash out rate is really low but thats because they only count the trainees that are fired from the agency as "washouts" instead of all the training failures. This may have improved somewhat since raytheon was fired, but i spent a year there before i washed out and did not whitness 1 trainee in the building reach cpc over that period. Meanwhile aproximatley 20 developmentals washed out over that period.
It is the highest paid facility though...if that makes you feel better.