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Expat ATCOs Fired - Sheik Zayed Center Abu Dhabi

Old 6th Aug 2020, 09:53
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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.
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Old 12th Aug 2020, 11:25
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So? Fired or not?
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Old 29th Aug 2020, 14:11
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Originally Posted by TC_Ukraine View Post
So? Fired or not?
16 got the boot.
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Old 4th Sep 2020, 11:47
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not expat, migrant worker
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Old 12th Sep 2020, 22:42
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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.
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Old 25th Sep 2020, 11:24
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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....
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