Overheard by Delta employees

Old Jun 15, 18, 10:35 am
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Overheard by Delta employees

I couldnít find a thread on this, so I thought it might be interesting to start a thread dedicated to all of the chatter overheard between Delta pilots, FAs, GAs, etc.

Iíll kick it off with one from today between a middle-aged pilot (letís call him Mike because he looked like Mike McClintock from Veep), and a young pilot (letís call him Ham because he looked like Ham from The Sandlot) in line at Starbucks in DTW.

Ham: Iím going to stick around for a little bit and then go over to United
Mike: (audible sighs) Untiedís gonna break
Ham: Deltaís gonna break!
Mike: I believe in Delta. They take care of their people.
[Some chatter back and forth about a hiring freeze/slowdown at Delta, the details of which I canít precisely recall]
Ham: (foot in mouth)
Mike: Honestly, I donít even know why I hang out with you
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Old Jun 15, 18, 12:23 pm
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I personally don't think it's very considerate to post what we may overhear (unless maybe it directly affects the passengers) Sure, it's interesting to get an idea for the behind the scenes culture, but I think 'exposing' these conversations isn't a good idea. Just my two cents!
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Old Jun 15, 18, 12:42 pm
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Originally Posted by ruckzac View Post
I couldnít find a thread on this, so I thought it might be interesting to start a thread dedicated to all of the chatter overheard between Delta pilots, FAs, GAs, etc.

Iíll kick it off with one from today between a middle-aged pilot (letís call him Mike because he looked like Mike McClintock from Veep), and a young pilot (letís call him Ham because he looked like Ham from The Sandlot) in line at Starbucks in DTW.

Ham: Iím going to stick around for a little bit and then go over to United
Mike: (audible sighs) Untiedís gonna break
Ham: Deltaís gonna break!
Mike: I believe in Delta. They take care of their people.
[Some chatter back and forth about a hiring freeze/slowdown at Delta, the details of which I canít precisely recall]
Ham: (foot in mouth)
Mike: Honestly, I donít even know why I hang out with you

And this is interesting, why??
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Old Jun 15, 18, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by av8rsamr View Post
I personally don't think it's very considerate to post what we may overhear (unless maybe it directly affects the passengers) Sure, it's interesting to get an idea for the behind the scenes culture, but I think 'exposing' these conversations isn't a good idea. Just my two cents!
Have to agree. Also agree with other poster. How is what was posted interesting?
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Old Jun 15, 18, 4:19 pm
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Have to agree. Also agree with other poster. How is what was posted interesting?
As a customer and a shareholder, I find it interesting to know what Delta employee think of the company, their management, new policies, etc.

As far as whether itís respectful to anonymously post things overheard in public spaces, Iím sure there will be disagreement here.

If Iím off-base, Mods please close and delete.
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Old Jun 15, 18, 4:25 pm
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if this thread is disrespectful, so is the one of taking pics people doing bad things on planes and others.
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Old Jun 15, 18, 4:39 pm
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Are you sure these weren't regional pilots? I can't imagine legacy airline pilots ever switching airlines.
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Old Jun 15, 18, 4:53 pm
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Originally Posted by ruckzac View Post
As a customer and a shareholder, I find it interesting to know what Delta employee think of the company, their management, new policies, etc.
I'll save you the effort of spying on private conversations: employees everywhere whine and complain about their company, their management, new policies, etc.

You are welcome.
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Old Jun 15, 18, 5:04 pm
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Originally Posted by readywhenyouare View Post
Are you sure these weren't regional pilots? I can't imagine legacy airline pilots ever switching airlines.
Maybe they were just trying to get a jump seat to go home? That comment could mean a multitude of things.
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Old Jun 15, 18, 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by pbarnette View Post
I'll save you the effort of spying on private conversations: employees everywhere whine and complain about their company, their management, new policies, etc.

You are welcome.
Amen! I'm sure the OP had good intentions with this thread, but I'm pretty sure each and everyone of us has complained about work to a co-worker at some point....
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Old Jun 15, 18, 5:19 pm
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Well, the thread title is completely wrong. I would at the very least, suggest "Delta Employees Overheard."
I can actually see how overhearing a humorous conversation could be entertaining and worth sharing (isn't there a similar thread that is geared toward overheard conversations on Delta flights?). However, the opening post was not at all.
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Old Jun 15, 18, 6:53 pm
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Well, the thread title is completely wrong. I would at the very least, suggest "Delta Employees Overheard."
Am I allowed to blame it on the Woodford?
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Old Jun 15, 18, 7:01 pm
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I would.
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Old Jun 15, 18, 8:35 pm
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I was sitting in a diner in downtown Atlanta right after the merger was done with and a couple former Northwest now Delta pilots were in the booth behind us complaining that they were PDX based and now have to commute to ATL lol.
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Old Jun 15, 18, 8:50 pm
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Well, I thought it was kind of a funny exchange, especially the punch line at the end. And I don't see any problem with relating stuff people say loudly enough in a public space for others to hear. It's not as though the OP was holding a glass to the wall of the employee lounge. Just leave out any identifying info.

I deem this topic as legitimately entertaining. If you are offended, now you know not to read it.
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