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Old 10th Jul 2016, 14:24   #61 (permalink)
 
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I know EK is currently short of pilots. What if there was a serious re- structure and there was a surplus . What happens to your resident visa? Also what happens if you own a property and no longer have a visa ? New hires that have bought could be in a tight spot.
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Old 10th Jul 2016, 14:32   #62 (permalink)
 
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There is no requirement to have a residence visa to own property. If you loose your residence status you would have to leave the country but you could rent out your property if you couldn't/wouldn't sell it. I think it would be the least of your problems.

But...i t would have to be one huge restructure to leave us with too many pilots. The loss of face would be too much.
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Old 10th Jul 2016, 15:07   #63 (permalink)
 
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Things ain't good in the hood. Cabin crew recruiting to stop at end of July through Oct. Oops.
Can you please elaborate on this.
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Old 10th Jul 2016, 19:48   #64 (permalink)
 
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Resident Visa and status available if you own a property in DXB.

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Old 21st Jul 2016, 08:01   #65 (permalink)
 
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1st rumour - I believe that in the US they are thinking of laying off some of the backroom ground staff - can't be specific obviously but someone I talked to recently was very worried about whether some of his colleagues would still have jobs in the very near future!

2nd rumour - we are so short of pilots that recently recruitment HR have been cold calling people who either turned down the job / didn't make the grade at the application phase and more surprisingly calling applicants' referees who are pilots asking if they would like a job!!

3rd rumour - some of the A380 options have been cancelled

4th rumour - they don't know where to send the A380! Apparently we have run out of destinations that are capable of taking the A380, that Ek want to send the aircraft to and the load factor is good enough! Hence I suppose the doubling up of services to existing destinations but poor pax figures as a result!

5th rumour - total ban on ground staff / office staff recruitment in Dubai.

6th rumour - AAR has stated that he wants to bring back the hours to 80 hours a month!!

All rumours that Ive heard recently, again they are rumours so don't bite my head off!!
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 08:10   #66 (permalink)
 
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7th rumor: All future upgrade courses have been cancelled or delayed. Oh wait, that one isn't a rumor...
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 08:17   #67 (permalink)
 
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7th rumor: All future upgrade courses have been cancelled or delayed. Oh wait, that one isn't a rumor...
I would be very much surprised as this states just the opposite to what I have heard from official sources recently. If at all delay possibly because lack of trainers...
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 11:30   #68 (permalink)
 
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AAR wants to reduce hours to 80.....

Hahahahahahahahahaha...........
Hahahahahaha.......
Haaaaaaaaa.........

Oh, I needed that for a good laugh!

Haaahahahahahahaha...........
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 13:55   #69 (permalink)
 
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2nd rumour - we are so short of pilots that recently recruitment HR have been cold calling people who either turned down the job / didn't make the grade at the application phase and more surprisingly calling applicants' referees who are pilots asking if they would like a job!!

Even better, they emailed a colleague to propose a career opportunity with EK. The funny bit is, he's already an EK Captain and been here 9 years!! They must be emptying desk drawers looking for any old applications.
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 14:00   #70 (permalink)
 
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Well I saw an email by EK HR sent to my FO (online only for a few months) few weeks ago pleading him to recommend EK to his friends and how EK still wants the best pilots. The best bit was when she stated that the more pilots he recommends the better his rosters will become in the future... ;;;;;;;;;;-))))
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 14:50   #71 (permalink)
 
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He/She must have had balls to show you that.....
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Old 21st Jul 2016, 20:07   #72 (permalink)
 
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It's a standard email to all newish entrants, and any roster improvement alluded to is based on increased numbers taking pressure off the existing pilots, not any personal favouritism. Come on, guys, keep it reasonable.
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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 08:04   #73 (permalink)
 
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5th rumour is 100% true, no rumour. A neighbour VP told me this and have heard from others.

Complete chaos on HR pilot recruitment, a nice HR lady was terminated by AAR recently, now working in another part of the group.

Over capacity is s serious problem, the 380/777 mix is wrong, smaller 350/787 type jets needed. Hence rumours of cancellation of 380 and a big order for 350's doing the rounds.

This whole "Transformation" thing is so badly communicated and handled, typical EK.

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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 12:25   #74 (permalink)
 
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Complete chaos on HR pilot recruitment
A former colleague of mine who is now in his 60s and who applied to EK some time ago as an SFI, was emailed out of the blue a few weeks ago by HR asking if he would be interested in joining as an F/O.

It made us laugh anyway.....
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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 12:43   #75 (permalink)
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the 380/... mix is wrong, ... Hence rumours of cancellation of 380...
A380 fanboys would consider that statement as a violation against human rights. Please take it back.

A380 fanboys strongly demand poor countries to build Code F airports and their citizens to work hard and save enough enough money to enjoy the cabin experience of a EK A380.

There are more A380 fanboys in the world than actual pax flew on a A380.
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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 13:19   #76 (permalink)
 
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Slightly off topic
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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 13:36   #77 (permalink)
 
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Maybe there might be a few less VP's, VPNC and SVP's . Followed closely by a mass reductions of managers that don't manage. Supervisors that don't supervise . That's just for round one . Should go the distance .
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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 14:22   #78 (permalink)
 
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fatty, this would include a lot of de-emiratisation, which cannot happen, but if others have to go ..... who would do the job?
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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 14:53   #79 (permalink)
 
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fatty, this would include a lot of de-emiratisation, which cannot happen, but if others have to go ..... who would do the job?
Sounds like a lot of fun
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Old 22nd Jul 2016, 15:30   #80 (permalink)
 
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Guys when I said his rosters will improve I meant all the FOs rosters improve if more pilots recommend EK to their friends.. Friends like that who needs enemies.??
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