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schoolio

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Not looking to start a debate here.

Any military guys out on leave who are approaching your five year limit or who are over your limit - the company is cleaning up their files. I got a letter two days ago and submitted my resignation today as I am well past my limit.
 

Zero-G

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Sorry to hear. You would have had descent seniority. I bet you’ll probably street hire into wherever you want to go faster than coming back here to use CPP though.
 

blackhawk

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Granted, things may have changed, but when I went over the 5 years they extended it without a problem.
 

schoolio

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Sorry to hear. You would have had descent seniority. I bet you’ll probably street hire into wherever you want to go faster than coming back here to use CPP though.
I've got enough time to get on at a major now. But I've got four years to my active duty retirement, so I can't pass that up.
 

AFdude

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I just got a letter in the mail saying I’m administratively terminated for being gone the past 8 years, violating USERRA.

However, I am technically only 1 year into my 5 year clock due to the type of flying I’m doing. I had to send in all of my orders and and proof of USERRA exemptions. No big deal, but I hope it’s cleared up soon because I would like to return one day.

I can say the union isn’t too happy with this recent audit of USERRA policy though.
 

schoolio

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I can't really argue my situation since, even with exemptions, my five year clock was up about two years ago. But some of the lawyers I've spoken with (I work with several) have said I might stand a chance of arguing that the precedent was set when they did nothing after I hit the five year mark.
 

GasPasser

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When I was Leave/Furlough Chairman before I left XJT in 2013, Delta had begun leading the way in the industry on auditing MIL Leave. They discovered dozens of guys in ART (Technician) jobs on “Mil Leave.” A former IP of mine ended up the O-6 in charge of the USERRA office in D.C. and had leaders from every major airline begin to threaten to go to congress to change USERRA due to the amount of Mil leave being taken (empty threat). But the point remains there is an industry-wide crackdown occurring. If you’re on exempt Title 10 or training orders make sure you keep good records.
 

AFdude

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When I was Leave/Furlough Chairman before I left XJT in 2013, Delta had begun leading the way in the industry on auditing MIL Leave. They discovered dozens of guys in ART (Technician) jobs on “Mil Leave.” A former IP of mine ended up the O-6 in charge of the USERRA office in D.C. and had leaders from every major airline begin to threaten to go to congress to change USERRA due to the amount of Mil leave being taken (empty threat). But the point remains there is an industry-wide crackdown occurring. If you’re on exempt Title 10 or training orders make sure you keep good records.
I would say industry wide indeed. Got friends at Delta and Republic getting certified letters from their airlines asking for proof of service... and they are inside the 5 year clock.
 

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