Duncan Aviation Begins Layoffs

Mar 9, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KOLN-TV Lincoln

Duncan Aviation will announce layoff plans to workers Monday. The Lincoln-based private aviation company will announce specifics on Tuesday.

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#64
Apr 20, 2011
 
Yes, I've heard about phantom too. I know that FAA calls Mertens other names (not applicable here)
Used to work there

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#65
Jun 22, 2011
 
I used to work at Duncan Aviation - absolutely hated it!
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#66
Jul 12, 2011
 
I hated it too. Arrogant and ignorant owners/Senior management and middle management species.
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#67
Jul 15, 2011
 
So now that wages have been restored, what do you have to complain about? hhhhmmmmm??????

reduced wages? nope
cutting jobs? nope
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Jul 21, 2011
 

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Due to inflation, those restored wages are nothing compare to what it was. Employees lost their money.
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#69
Jul 25, 2011
 
Eeduced wages - YOU BETCHA! TrimMED pay scales?
Cutting jobs?- YOU BETCHA!
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Jul 26, 2011
 

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Workers got screwed by Duncan. They used our money for their own good without paying %. Best bank loan ever!
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Aug 1, 2011
 

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Go to school, get a degree, get out and get a job! Why to spent your life in a hole like Duncan Aviation? Having a dry-clean shirt is not the top of your career achievement, believe me!
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Aug 8, 2011
 

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Anyone who is interested in joining a union at Duncan Aviation, please contact P.L. at QA for info
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#73
Aug 17, 2011
 
Brothers! Let's unionize!
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#74
Oct 3, 2011
 
I would rather die hungry than work for Duncan Aviation again!
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#75
Nov 8, 2011
 
If you are looking for a professional working environment, Duncan Aviation is not for you. Workers do not have any rights, anyone can be fired without a cause. It's OK job as long as you wear a "yes" suit and do a lot of bowing.

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#76
Dec 10, 2011
 
no work is no work, why cry about it, They obviously don't want to fire people and shrink in size if they didn't have to. If business was good they would be hiring, blame who you want but its pointless. Blame life, the world, the wind, whatever. Business is business. Good luck on finding a new job, I work with a ton of illegal immigrants right by where duncan is. Maybe you should ask your police department to arrest them and then you could do their job? Put together the storage racking, or Concrete work, Roofing. It's money. Or you can whine about no work. Your choice.
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Jan 18, 2012
 

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Duncan Aviation is not the best place to work
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Feb 7, 2012
 

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Company freezes or cuts wages every time the economy takes a downturn Company is becoming more about the "botom line" every year. Senior management does not want to hear negative feedback, even if it's true (Aaron Hilkeman got rid of too many good, hard-working folks simply because they were outspoken). Duncan Aviation say they value loyalty, but during the recent wage cut they took a higher percentage away from the long term employees than the newer ones.
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Feb 29, 2012
 

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Duncan Aviation used to be a company where you could be proud to work. All of that changed with the current CEO. There is no regard held for employees. Management considers them a number, and nothing more. I have been with this company almost 20 years, and all of the good work done for the company by Donald and Robert over almost 50 years, has been destroyed by Todd in less than 3.
thankful I am employed

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Whining idiots. The lot of you.
Do you have a job?
Do you get a paycheck? Not enough? Too bad, there are a lot of people out of work that would do it for less.
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#81
May 8, 2012
 
Duncan Aviation is a hole, look for real jobs, guys.
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#82
Jul 10, 2012
 
As several others have posted, the pay is incredibly low at Duncan Aviation, especially for what you are asked to do. Far below the national average for an A&P mechanic.
No chance for advancement, or pay increase. Again, as others have stated, there seems to be a definite "Good ol' boy" system in place, and the few promotion opportunities that open are generally given out on a "who you know" basis instead of merit.
The work environment leaves a lot to be desired. Cluttered, hot, and frustrating. The layout is poor, and you can easily spend half your time walking from place to place trying to track down a tool, part, or piece of equipment.
Due to constant pressure from the "high ups" to accomplish tasks in unrealistic time frame, quality drastically suffers. What once may have been top-of-the-line maintenance is now mediocre at best.
Advice to Senior Management:
First and foremost, Lay off the greed. Pay your employees a fair wage,and take drastic steps to once again focus on quality instead of quantity.
Be much more cautious of scheduling, and spread the work out to prevent over and under booking.
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#84
Aug 10, 2012
 
When hiring, I was always told to hire not the best but the "cheapest", that should tell you something.

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