I agree that fairs fair. There are plenty of Oz pilots in the UK and if you have residency rights why not give it a go. My point is that there are plenty of out of work pilots in Australia. These guys are being chosen I guess because they have command experience on type. Surely there are enough pilots within VB who are suitable for command. Or if they need FO's I'm sure there is definately no shortage of candidiates in Australia.
Virgin Blue has a serious grudge on Ansett Pilots especially Captains even those of the non-scab Variety.
The recruitment Department will never return calls and there is no way to break down the barriers. JR hates them real bad, its kind of like we had to leave the country in 89 and now all of you from Ansett have too because you had it too good for too long.
I wonder how he will get back at the Qantas Scabs and Pilots, I mean you cant just pick on the ANSETT guys or are you really that weak....
If any pilot can satisfy both Company AND Country employment requirements and get a good job - then good luck to him/her no matter where the job is. Remember the law is the law.
Sure, 1989 in Oz was bad for those involved. Some stuck to their principals and some didn't.
I have no problem with anyone(almost) working legally in any Country for any Company. Fortunately I work for a small company that utilises existing employees when vetting applicants, I have no problem with that.
Therefore whatever critera J.R. wants to use (blue eyes, red hair or ....) to vet his employee's is up to him. You all can talk about it but it all means zip.
The Golden Rule - He who has the gold makes the rules!
Charming ... must remember that one if I have to fly a desk one day
Good point on international employment BIK, it's becoming more prevalent in many industries now not just Aviation - Travel, Hospitality, Tourism, Technology to name a few. Don't see it changing in the short to mid term.
It's an increasingly small world we live in now - better get used to it everyone. Best to hop up off one's own sorry ass and get a wriggle on if one wants to get somewhere in the world today. Nothing much gets handed out on a platter these days, least of all pilot jobs - right Reddo?
(and that's not implying you have a sorry ass ma'am! ... that wouldn't happen to be a SH36 seat you've been sitting in )
(edited to keep BIK from stringing me up by the short and curlies )
Last edited by Cross Check; 21st Mar 2003 at 01:01.
Hell, our company is full of expat Ozzies and Kiwi's, I myself was even born down under, why shouldnt VB look at anyone who meets the minimum employment criteria, no matter what the nationality? Sounds a bit hypocritical from here, besides wasnt it a "pom" who gave the VB drivers a job in the first place?