As far as being wordy...me? Nah!!! Next, you are going to accuse me of making PA's!!!
Have fun with the onslaught!!
You make some good points. I have not been with XJT long at all. That being said I do know how rumors work in aviation (I've been in general aviation over a decade). I was definitely a little too caught up in the idea that "hiring could be over" so when I thought there was intel about it swinging the other way I was pretty happy, especially after people said he might be "in the know."
When I was hired none of the recruiters was promising a two year upgrade per se, but they were definitely not discouraging talk of 3-yearish upgrades. I'm definitely hoping for that - four years is tolerable but much more and things get tough. Like I said, I'm rolling the dice here. I've gambled enough money (and won and lost enough) in Vegas and Tunica to know that things don't always go your way, and you can lose big even starting with a great hand.
My first big hope is that hiring continues strong at least through the end of this year. Of course, I hope it keeps up indefinitely, but I just want to get off reserve since I don't have a particularly great commute. Short call plus commuting blows for sure.
FYI, Bryan was nice enough to PM me and was super cool - that was a good show a character and much appreciated on my part.
I'm now officially relaxed . And plan on relaxing tonight with 2 or 8 beers (first weekend off since end of IOE).