Which is that ATP cannot promise you a job, so don't expect to walk into an airline when you are done with your ratings. Don't even expect to get an interview, as ATP promises, in the current hiring environment. The hiring downturn is not ATP's fault, of course, though they ought to be more honest in their promotional materials, which lead you to believe they have special relationships with airlines. They don't, or if they do they are not magical relationships that will get you a job when airlines are laying people off by the hundreds. You will get your ratings fairly economically at ATP, and if that is your aim then godspeed. You will not, however, get an airline job. Reduced hiring minimums are only relevant when airlines are hiring. Expect to build time after graduation until the downturn turns around, and that is probably a good idea anyway.