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AOG-N-IT

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The TPA Hangar was closed for good at 5am this morning!! With no advance notice!!
 
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Channel 4 News just announced 300 Mechanics to be laid off in Tampa. Also Orlando reservation center to close and 2500 employees to be laid off in various departments systemwide.
 

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5am this morning? Jeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Are things THAT time critical that this announcement couldn't have waited a few days?
 

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On 11/26/2002 1:29:42 PM UAL777flyer wrote:

5am this morning? Jeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Are things THAT time critical that this announcement couldn't have waited a few days?
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UAL, In Mr.Friendly's Eyes..they must be exactly that bad. ???

I have always had a gut feeling that TPA was going to bite the bullet ultimately ,when things continued to go south..and when Prestofillipo took over as the VP of Maintenance in September...the comments squeeking out of certain huddles only multiplied or solidified my beliefs.

However the real shock came in the timing and manner in which this was handled. Poor, Shabby and Heartless doesn't do this justice.

The Company has now created a real deep divide between itself and the IAM side of the spectrum...and that has been Dicey at best. Consider the last votes conducted by the group and the NO vote..followed by a sorta narrow margin Yes vote. Then couple that to less than warm and fuzzy feelings toward the IAM itself. You then have some very angry and disallusioned people about.

This TPA Closure will not be without it's share of pitfalls in the coming weeks. What they as a work group have contributed to our fleets integrity is nothing short of miraculous at times.

Now what was a team is a divided and bitter sum in need of being absorbed in other places where possible?

Then when you consider that TPA has a number of Airbus related tooling items that were unique to thier operation only ..that will have to be sub-divided between PIT and CLT as opposed to having mirroring inventories at both , well you can see where things can become a bit askew while these things are in a state of transition from city to city.

Things like this bite us in the buttocks under the most normal of times...now it's an aggravated circumstance beyond belief.