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Old 04-23-2020, 01:20 PM   #21
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You guys outta try selling airplanes these days....

LOL...NOT!!!!!
I bet!

I'm hoping patience will score me a good SL600 cheap.
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Old 04-23-2020, 01:52 PM   #22
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You guys outta try selling airplanes these days....

LOL...NOT!!!!!
Honestly, can't even imagine
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Old 04-23-2020, 03:32 PM   #23
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Are they holding the same number of auctions as normal? The number of auctions in the US is way, way down.
Yes and no -- really depends on the country.

Interestingly, in the US, the auctions are mostly going on -- and are moving to virtual. That might be a lasting change that we see -- instead of local in-person auctions, that we could see more national virtual or online auctions. Terms might even change to allow for a post-auction inspection and cancellation/returns (yes -- even on wholesale)...
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Old 04-23-2020, 03:35 PM   #24
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LOL...NOT!!!!!
We're in the same boat...
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Old 04-23-2020, 11:54 PM   #25
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I am actually not sure I will have a job come the Fall.... (with over 31 years)
There is a 'voluntary lay off' proposal that will be coming in a couple of weeks for all our employees.
I will look at it - kinda seriously. If the package is decent... maybe (but prob not).

Still - If I survive "Round One" of involuntary layoffs (that will come after the voluntary ones) - I am sure there will be more cuts coming. So, who knows...
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Old 04-24-2020, 08:18 AM   #27
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I am actually not sure I will have a job come the Fall.... (with over 31 years)
There is a 'voluntary lay off' proposal that will be coming in a couple of weeks for all our employees.
I will look at it - kinda seriously. If the package is decent... maybe (but prob not).

Still - If I survive "Round One" of involuntary layoffs (that will come after the voluntary ones) - I am sure there will be more cuts coming. So, who knows...
I thought i read somewhere that the Everett plant was trying to start up. How is that going?
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Old 04-24-2020, 09:43 AM   #28
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I am actually not sure I will have a job come the Fall.... (with over 31 years)
There is a 'voluntary lay off' proposal that will be coming in a couple of weeks for all our employees.
I will look at it - kinda seriously. If the package is decent... maybe (but prob not).

Still - If I survive "Round One" of involuntary layoffs (that will come after the voluntary ones) - I am sure there will be more cuts coming. So, who knows...
Sorry to hear... It's been a double to triple whammy stretch for B.
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Old 04-24-2020, 09:47 AM   #29
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I thought i read somewhere that the Everett plant was trying to start up. How is that going?
I guess it is going ok....
I am still working at home - have been since March 6 or so.
Only persons who need to actually 'touch' the plane or provide support in person are going in. The rest are working virtually - or have been placed on furlough. I have a few friends who were placed on furlough a couple of weeks ago - with more to come.

We'll see how this goes....
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I guess it is going ok....
I am still working at home - have been since March 6 or so.
Only persons who need to actually 'touch' the plane or provide support in person are going in. The rest are working virtually - or have been placed on furlough. I have a few friends who were placed on furlough a couple of weeks ago - with more to come.

We'll see how this goes....
Awful. So sorry to hear that, Kevin. Even if you're OK financially (and I hope you are), it's a hard prospect to leave a long career before you're ready to go.
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