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Old 19th Mar 2017, 12:46   #221 (permalink)
 
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From what I hear they're looking to recruit a total of 40 direct entry first officers. The recruitment is divided into five though of 8 each. So from the current recruitment 8 FOs will be taken then 4 other recruitments to follow with 8 FOs being absorbed each time...
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Old 19th Mar 2017, 13:02   #222 (permalink)
 
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Ladies' hair!

The thing about the ladies' hairstyle is so true. Out of the 47 guys who sat for the aptitude on Tuesday there was only one lady. I've never seen anyone that lucky! She was bang on 5'4'' and the height was taken from the top of the hairstyle she had. If she had decided on a clean shave that morning then we'd have been 'Juja boys'! I saw another lady sent away at 5'3.5''! Talk about luck! So any lady going in with a height around that range, see your saloonist
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Old 20th Mar 2017, 08:02   #223 (permalink)
 
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Wow one 1 lady out of the 47! Well if she puts on just a bit of some effort then she would be the luckiest of all the bunch! She is kinda guaranteed a RHS!

The carrier will continue struggling with LHS drivers. Most of the current Senior First officers when they get their commands, they just seat on them for 6-12 months then off to the desert were they are guaranteed "heavy" command time after 4.5-5 years not to forget higher wages than the carrier.

The carrier will employ expert's for LHS positions at one point. KALPA will make noises, this and that but it will all fed away given that they stuffed up their T7 colleagues careers & pay off!
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Old 21st Mar 2017, 00:51   #224 (permalink)
 
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I do not think KALPA shafted it's 777 pilots. They did what they thought was best, they chose to fight a mean spirited action from a management acting in bad faith and unfortunately they lost. CBAs are negotiated as a give and take, the clause 34b from the CBA that the company invoked was given as a show of good faith by the union, if ever the Company genuinely found itself with a glut of pilots in tough economic times. That was never the case, it was being used as a cost cutting measure and a tool to fight the union. Everyone knew the company did not have enough drivers at the time, depending on pilots goodwill to keep the metal flying, but they saw an opportunity to get rid of " expensive" drivers. How do you claim redundancy based on Type while you still have aeroplanes flying, the argument was fleet contraction, but there were fleets struggling with not enough left seat drivers. Let's just say the unprecedented attrition you see at the pride now is not because of greener pastures, the ME3 carriers have always been in existence but never have KQ pilots left in droves like they are doing now. It's a lack of respect and bad faith from management that precipitated the exodus. Ever asked yourself why the management is always so willing and ready to pay market rate for experts on whichever fleet instead of retaining their local talent? You know the bright eyed DEP being recruited now cost a fraction of what they would pay to have expert bums on those jets
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Old 21st Mar 2017, 04:10   #225 (permalink)
 
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Wow one 1 lady out of the 47! Well if she puts on just a bit of some effort then she would be the luckiest of all the bunch! She is kinda guaranteed a RHS!
I agree. She has a very good chance if only she can get herself through the outsourced parts of the interview.
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