For those of you that have changed this thread into a get to work on time, your missing the point. This is a contract issue that was taken away from us. PERIOD.
I know this is a hot button item for you guys, but I have to admit I can't figure out why. Checking in occurs automatically for me as I print my pairing, and I always print my pairing before I start a trip. Of course, in ATL the bus drops us at the crew lounge.
For those of us on the CRJ, it's been the standard for a long time. Just last week scheduling called because my check in failed and I hadn't noticed. No big deal, I just said I was at the gate, and that was it.
Good luck fighting the good fight, but I doubt this issue will be much of a sticking point or the CRJ guys.
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Just curious: What did your union get in return for having to electronically acknowledge your responsibility to show up for work?
I must admit, I can't believe the CRJ guys are showing up to work more because of the mandatory "check in" process. I absolutely believe they are as professional and responsible as the ERJ guys to show up to work the trips they are supposed to work, so I can't see the reason to mandate a "check in " process in the first place.
I don't care if we get any gains for checking in. I still don't want it.
Don't get me wrong, I agree with all of you that see it as a contract concession, but as someone else stated it's not feasible or practical to do this. Not the way our operation is set up. Can you imagine actually going through security in E, walking to B to check in, and then walking to D to fly out? That is an actual scenario coming soon to a theater near you.
And since it is apparent that our company, for whatever reason, cant even put the fucken printers in the same fucken room as the computers......you will never convince me that they will set up check in's in every terminal.
This is just another example of some dumbass supervisor or manager that has no idea what flying the line entails making yet another decision that puts an obstacle in our way of just getting the job done. I haven't missed a trip in fifteen years, and I haven't seen management do anything to make our jobs easier since they implemented automatic fuel load ordering.
Now I have to get back to trying to figure out how to scan all my documents for the geniuses in Atlanta, because you know, the copies they have now are so obsolete.
And BTW Southerner? If all they do is call you when you don't check in, what's the point? If we don't show up at the gate, they will eventually call us too? Just seems like more work for the schedulers, because like I said, it would be difficult for ERJ guys to get to the crew room for EVERY trip. We don't get dropped off anywhere near the crew room, never have.
I understand why the company likes the check in. It helps to get a ready reserve on the way if someone isn't going to make their flight. I don't understand why we can't check in from any mobile device though. If I say I'll be there, I'll be there.
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