This is direct from a UJC pilot.....
Schedule: 8 on, 6 off. Sometimes less than 8 on. Sometimes more.As it stands right now, OT is not mandatory, and I've never received flack for turning it down.
Pay is $40k/year as a newbie FO in training. Goes to $45k when you hit the line. FO pay increases 3k / year. When you upgrade, you go back to first year CA pay, currently 60k.
CAs here do EVERYTHING, for the most part. Your own flight planning, hotels, rental cars, etc, etc. We do finally have a system up and running to view schedules online. The "powers that be" are making great steps in the right direction, and I believe UJC has a solid future. The only real drawback is that we're flying a dead airplane. Spare parts are not made in great numbers since Fairchild Dornier does not even exist. Management does acknowledge this, and is considering ERJs or CRJs for the future. The current plan, though, is 25 DoJets within 5 years.
Plan about 2 weeks in CAK for ground & indoc, followed by 2 or so weeks in MCO for sim. You are paid during training, receive per diem in training, and get your hotel covered. Also, you and your classmates will have rental cars to share on about a 2 pilots to 1 car scale. That's great stuff.
Recurrent training ... sim and ground ... is unpaid on your off days.
Per diem: varies. Certain locations, such as ACY and MEV, we get nothing because our hotel room and food is comped by the casino. Others, such as PIT and IAD, we get $60 because the company pays the hotel. Generally speaking, we get $190 per night to cover expenses. Out West, it's $220.