Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Ground & Other Ops Forums > ATC Issues
Reload this Page >

Expat ATCOs Fired - Sheik Zayed Center Abu Dhabi

ATC Issues A place where pilots may enter the 'lions den' that is Air Traffic Control in complete safety and find out the answers to all those obscure topics which you always wanted to know the answer to but were afraid to ask.

Expat ATCOs Fired - Sheik Zayed Center Abu Dhabi

Old 6th Aug 2020, 09:53
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Middle East
Age: 47
Posts: 1
Unhappy Expat ATCOs Fired - Sheik Zayed Center Abu Dhabi

Right now ATCs are being marched in one by one and handed their marching papers. Not all expats are being fired and they seem to have chosen the unlucky totally randomly meaning no reference to sick days or performance etc.

Word has it that 15-20 ATCs will be fired before the end of the day.
VinniWP is offline  
Old 12th Aug 2020, 11:25
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ukraine
Posts: 79
So? Fired or not?
TC_Ukraine is offline  
Old 29th Aug 2020, 14:11
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: The frequency jungle
Posts: 975
Originally Posted by TC_Ukraine View Post
So? Fired or not?
16 got the boot.
126,7 is offline  
Old 4th Sep 2020, 11:47
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: on the way to sea
Posts: 238
not expat, migrant worker
kontrolor is offline  
Old 12th Sep 2020, 22:42
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Itinerant
Posts: 704
Originally Posted by kontrolor View Post
not expat, migrant worker
Love that comment, kontrolor! It says so much about the ingrained (cultural) viewpoints we all have. The term "expat" elevates us (in our own minds) to a higher social status but we are of no more value (often less) than a person referred to as a "migrant worker" simply because of where they come from, as opposed to the value of the work they do for the host country or master.
grizzled is offline  
Old 25th Sep 2020, 11:24
  #6 (permalink)  
Pegase Driver
 
Join Date: May 1997
Location: Europe
Age: 70
Posts: 2,861
Good one Kontrolor . When I went to work abroad in the 70s I joked to say I was a development worker . whose definition is : International aid/development workers provide aid and assistance to people and communities in the developing world.
I am sure the UAE would love you to use that term....
ATC Watcher is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.