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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 08:59   #81 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
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Ghost rider

Can't speak for South African Scareways, but your last comment is rather far from the truth.

CX pay on both a local contract or NZ based is significantly higher than ANZ over the length of your career.
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 10:53   #82 (permalink)
 
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Yes, but what about your quality of life and your cost of living!
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Old 3rd Oct 2012, 14:45   #83 (permalink)
 
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That's not what was stated nor implied(

"SAA an Air NZ definitely have better payscales than CX. That can be assured."

SA lifestyle? Big house, I guess. Couple of big drawbacks, which no amount of money could solve.

I'll also get upgraded, irrespective of my race or creed. That's a bonus.
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Old 4th Oct 2012, 15:44   #84 (permalink)
 
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Sorry if I offended anyone.
I'm sure you guys at cx have enough to deal with already..

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Old 7th Oct 2012, 11:05   #85 (permalink)
 
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Has recruitment stopped at Cathay? It seems to have gone very quiet!
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 05:26   #86 (permalink)
 
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Is Cathay currently Hiring S/O's?
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Old 8th Oct 2012, 22:04   #87 (permalink)
 
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That's what I was wondering.
I heard from one of my friends who is a S/O that things are not great at the moment. Apparently a lot of cost cutting going on?! Anyone heard anything?
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 04:28   #88 (permalink)
 
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How about FO?
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Old 11th Oct 2012, 13:09   #89 (permalink)
 
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I know that Jetstar Australia/New Zealand and Japan are looking for type rated A320/330 pilots.....

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Old 11th Oct 2012, 14:42   #90 (permalink)
 
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I'm guessing by the silence that no one really has a clue whats going on!
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Old 17th Nov 2012, 15:29   #91 (permalink)
 
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What are the current rosters like?
Do you have to live there all the time or are there enough days off together to commute between duty periods?
If you join with the jet experience greater 20t do you progress any quicker?
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Old 17th Nov 2012, 20:37   #92 (permalink)
 
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Crap.
Potentially but don't count on it every month, and no chance of a base. You will certainly be able to commute to your 400sq' rented apartment though.
Sure, if an expansion is planned you will upgrade more quickly, but not before the guy with 250hrs that joined the day before you, its called seniority.
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Old 17th Nov 2012, 23:34   #93 (permalink)
 
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BBB

Um...you'll find, in the very near future, that as the first of our "zero to hero" types approach the top of the S/O list, that promotions will be merit based. The GMT has already decided that this will happen. You should know that CX doesn't respect seniority in any case. It's whatever is expedient (and saves money).

Expect DEFOs as well, as the upgrade success rate slows. We all know that CX will do it again.

There WILL be bypassed S/O's, and a lot of them. Having flown with a bunch of them on both sides of the competency/experience scale, I'm loath to admit that I agree with this move.
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Old 19th Nov 2012, 00:03   #94 (permalink)
 
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no no no

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Having flown with a bunch of them on both sides of the competency/experience scale, I'm loath to admit that I agree with this move
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And once that goes through next will be JFO to FO merit based upgrade, then FO to Captain merit based upgrade...and the next thing you know we are all backstabbing brown nosers. Seniority MUST stay.
What's the difference if a guy can't cope under the seniority upgrade system or the merit based system. In both systems, if he can't cut the mustard he is gone, however one system is open to corruption and abuse, whilst the other is completely transparent and fair.
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Old 15th Feb 2013, 20:33   #95 (permalink)
 
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The last question yet to be asked... Are there at least good chances to hook up with the FAs ??
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Old 15th Feb 2013, 22:46   #96 (permalink)
 
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Yes, real good especially if you like noodles, walking around shops, and 'Hello Kitty' .
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Old 16th Feb 2013, 01:34   #97 (permalink)
 
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Well. I guess I'm sold. That's really my only motivation for this deal. Should I tell them that in the interview ?
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Old 16th Feb 2013, 02:16   #98 (permalink)
 
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Some are psychos though, get the wrong one upset and you could end up in jail in a far away country with no job!
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Old 16th Feb 2013, 03:48   #99 (permalink)
 
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In the airline world live your life by the old adage, 'don't dip your pen in the company ink.'
It will save you a LOT of hassles and possibly your job.
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Old 16th Feb 2013, 17:27   #100 (permalink)
 
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In addition, the tarts are not interested in pilots who have no housing allowance.
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