Bids closed. I got what I asked for...but not what I wanted.
Everyone has priorities when bidding.
I wanted the following:
Maximum Days Off
No Two Day Trips
Monday and Tuesdays off
Maximum Pay (high hour line)
Those were my prefernences in order....and that's where I screwed myself.
Because I weighted pay OVER Christmas off....I'm working Christmas. Additionally I weighted maximum days off over Monday and Tuesdays of....so I'm working all weekends.
What I wanted was day trips...OR 3 or 4 day trips starting on Wednesdays. That way I would have Sunday, Monday and Tuesday off. What I got was a mix of 3 and 4 day trips working all full weekends except for one Saturday.
Pretty bummed. Going to see if I can trade trips around.
My line for December is worth 85 hours and I have 15 days off. Since I no longer commute I didn't care about start and finish times.
My schedule does work for day care which is nice.
Beyond that I'm on reserve till next month. The first 2 days I sat at home on long call. Never was called.
I was off today and yesterday, back on tomorrow....for 5 days.
I'm near the top of the reserve list, but because of so many sick calls there aren't too many pilots under me tomorrow. Hopefully I won't be called, but I will pack my suitcase to be gone for 5 days just in case.
Looking forward to being a line holder again.