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Old 11th Feb 2009, 08:47
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Continuous Hiring? Rejoining Process?

Does EK still have continuous recruitment? Ive heard that that there are not much ab initios being trained as compared to last year?
Does anyone also knows the process of rejoining?I left January 2008 and I am wanting to rejoin. How long does it normally take to process it? I will be rejoining EK soon.
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Old 11th Feb 2009, 11:27
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As far as I am aware, rejoining has stopped , and if you wish to come back to EK, you have to go through the whole recruitment process again!

Im not 100% sure as again, it is just one rumour I have heard!

Good Luck!
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Old 13th Feb 2009, 05:48
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Hmmm

You gotta love Galley Gossip. I was one of the lucky few batches who graduated to Grade 1 (yay ) yesterday and still counting my lucky stars as others in my batch who had their course scheduled for March have all been cancelled. Anyhow, yesterday before graduation, we had a talk with one of the managers and we had a chance to find out some information in regards to rumours.

Recruitment is continuing albeit on a very smaller scale and from March onwards, only one AB Initio per week will be trained. This is apparently happening because EK has already sent out confirmation of employment letters out to people and therefore have to uphold their promise. These were the words of the Cabin Crew Manager who took the session. I am not sure how believable that is.

Next up, the only new route to be opening this year is Durban and nothing else apparently. Nagoya will be going as you all know but Sao Paolo will definitely not be getting the axe and the layover is not getting longer! Brasilian's Rejoice..hehe

Paid leave...not happening unless this storm we are in gets worse, therefore at this point in time, that is not an option we were told.

We were all given a reality check too, and told frankly that the situation is bad, really bad and in the entire time since Emirate's existence, things have never been this doom and gloom. Therefore we are very much lucky to be in the situation we are in to have a job. Did anyone see that last week BA made a loss of 150 million? So, really, why are we still complaining?

I say let the rumour mill churn out more rumours and as long as we have a job and a salary at the end of the month, we all have something to be smiling about.

ps: There are tonnes of Ozzies, Kiwi's and us Brits who are very happy with our jobs, so a little less of this generalisation that we do not gather enough information before packing up and leaving for Dubai.
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Old 13th Feb 2009, 18:59
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ashlaurenn

same boat as you with the macbook
the only thing you can do is by using boot camp & installing windows on your mac...

hope this helps

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Old 15th Feb 2009, 09:01
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Recruitment is continuing albeit on a very smaller scale and from March onwards, only one AB Initio per week will be trained. This is apparently happening because EK has already sent out confirmation of employment letters out to people and therefore have to uphold their promise. These were the words of the Cabin Crew Manager who took the session. I am not sure how believable that is.
Congrats on G1! In regards to what you said above, thought I would let you know that a large portion of us who had our employment letters and medicals all done and received have had our offers withdrawn. Unfortunately for us they didn't uphold their promise! You can see the painful details on the Wannabees page.
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Old 15th Feb 2009, 17:32
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Hello, Im not from this forum, and shouldnt be cause Im not a cc, anyway.. Ive got to speak up, well Ive lived in nz and uk for a few years, and i know by fact that you cant earn the same money they offer you at emirates working in those countries, specially in nz. unless youre graduated and have had the luck to fish a good job if youre not too lazy and still works for starbucks or something like that as many people do and then wonder why its so hard to get another job.. oh but hey they can live from the government!! you just wont be able to get retired thou.. but thats the governement's fault!
anyway what I want to say is that its quite offending to hear that people from "developing" countries have to understand that you've got it better and don't need the job ..so of course" you don't need to work so hard! what do you know about this developing countries youre talking about? not much! right?
so if you choose to go to a foreign country and have the chance to work with people from all over the world my advice is to make the most of it, and learn from the people you meet and not just put yourself on a different higher level and continue to live in your little world.. open your minds!
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Old 15th Feb 2009, 17:50
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I think you are trying to misleading a bit of my says.

I mentioned to you about Australia not NZ or UK. and those people who earned less than $60,000AUD last year will be given the gift $900AUD for the coming month from the government regarding the economic crisis. And we deserved to get this because we pay 30% tax.

Yes, the pay rates is far better than developing country because the law that our people have the voice to speak out and to be listened.

So please listen before you snap it out. We have union in Australia, and I come from developing country as well, I'm just one of the lucky person who migranted here after I graduated and qualified to get the citizenship by skills migrant. So pls not to snap out with people in NZ of UK. It's all about the job satisfaction and if you were here as I am now, you would love to have this freedom, it's not always the money.. I am earning about AUD2500 a month but yes I got some overtimes as well. the pay rates is been set by our government and we are working hard as we have to pay loads of tax, so when we have no job we can use the government support.

Of course, there are some lazy people here as well and they are taking up my tax pay through the government, but should I complain about the system, Nob..because one day I might need it. Yes, we do have superunation plan for our retriement but that is the law.

So please be greteful for what we are having now. You can go ahead with Etihad AD as you are planning and now you know the facts so why don't you just keep being positive to yourself and do the best of your positive mind you have after the tragedy from EK to get the best out from your day with EY. Be mindfulness is the best.


And the person who mentioned about "developing" country on the previous post, she is bkkfly so she is from BKK is Bangkok and it is in Thailand!!!

Please re-read again!! I think you are getting a bit confused.
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Old 15th Feb 2009, 18:16
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hey i didnt write that to you oxen.. i dont know where youre coming from.. and please dont pm me anymore. as far as i know i have the right to an opinion too, and i have read the previous posts fairly well before writing. but definitly not your posts as they make no sense wotsoever.
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ps: There are tonnes of Ozzies, Kiwi's and us Brits who are very happy with our jobs, so a little less of this generalisation that we do not gather enough information before packing up and leaving for Dubai.
Seeing as you couldn't get a job with another carrier, I could only imagine that you are happy to have a job with EK!
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Old 16th Feb 2009, 12:38
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Jacuqi...what a dumb comment. I can tell you that a lot of Aussie CC were former cc back in Oz with either Virgin, Jetstar, and ex Ansett/Qantas crew. I am half Australian. As I have said in other posts most who come to EK, only come for 10 months to a year for travel and to see the world. Aussies are accustomed to their unions, industry set wages and Australian working conditions which is why they don't hang around too long in the middle East. Its to good back in Aus but we dont mind putting up with a year of EK to get what WE want out of it. To say that Aussie,Kiwi UK CC are happy to have a job with EK because they could not get a job with another airline is really misinformed...you sound like the loser
The post from the Brasil person is "sour". Dude - its not our fault that Aussies are perhaps not as "appreciative" of the job as you are. Maybe EK got you out of your slum back in Brasil, but the truth of the matter is that Aussies and Kiwis can go home at anytime and get unemployment pay from the goverment which is like equal to your basic salary with EK. We are not trying to rub your nose in it but thats the truth of the matter. So whilst we are open minded when working with you guys you should keep our position in mind too.
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Old 16th Feb 2009, 13:33
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I like your honesty and being straight up front!
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Old 16th Feb 2009, 15:21
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"dude", youre sadly ignorant when it comes to the world across your borders, hahaha! unions? set wages? working conditions? oh my god! your country is sooo advanced!! im so impressed!!
i dont expect you to understand wot its like being a brazilian, and dont expect you to understand my ways but i dont think i have to understand yours so if working with a brazilian, a russian, an indian, a brit ... do try to understand people should all be treated in the same way no matter where theyre from.
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Old 16th Feb 2009, 15:31
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Please lift this conversation out of the gutter and up to something more relevant and interesting than squabbles about nationalities: It may be fascinating for you, but it isn't for anybody else.
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Old 16th Feb 2009, 15:45
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Routes.... destinations

What do you guys think about which are the busiest routes and which are the empty ones (or almost dead ones)...?
I have the feeling that all the east-bound destination are still a good business for EK while the westbound flights to Europe are quite empty.

It is a bit ice how quiet looks the SZR these day!

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Old 17th Feb 2009, 07:22
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Routes

Flights to South Asia (DAC, BKK, CGK, CMB, SIN, India, Pakistan) are quite busy. Load factors on flights to/from Africa are also not too bad. Flights to SYD, PER and MEL are also doing ok. Trans - Tasman (between Australia and New Zealand) flights are also still busy. Flights to MAN, BHX and London are also busy as fares have been reduced to destinations in India and Pakistan so people are taking up the special offer. EK is fairing better than many other airlines. There are some routes where loads have fallen drastically - KUL, GLA and NCL I think.
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Old 17th Feb 2009, 07:57
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Whew !!! Another FULL flight for me....seems like loads are picking up again ...Has anyone attended the "Business Meeting" ?
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Old 18th Feb 2009, 11:52
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Business Meeting

It is worth going to the meeting as you get a clear picture of where the company stands in terms of its financial position. You also are informed of what various departments are doing to help prop up revenues and reduce costs. Rumours are also clarified and this helps to reduce the uncertainty (eg: EK has not been sold to anyone, there are no plans to defer aircraft deliveries, A380s have not been sold/leased to anyone, only one new route opening this year- DUR, unpaid leave is not going to be offered for the moment, new uniform will be rolled out across the company very soon, no redundancies in the pipeline). As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts, EK is in much better shape than many airlines. It is important for everyone to be thankful that we have a job and we must do all we can to keep the airline robust during this difficult period.
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Old 18th Feb 2009, 18:10
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Then If Everything Is All Right Why Were We Withdrawn??

I always knew that EK is financially well off than most airlines, but can anyone answer as to why recruitment has stopped and all the new EK joiners were sent emails saying their offer of employment has been withdrawn? ( I am one of the withdrawn people)
I mean, they do say that we will be re-contacted as soon as their course start dates are confirmed but will EK keep true to their word?

We are all disappointed about what has happend as we had all been waiting for Final Approvals after submitting medicals...

Even after all this, I Believe in Emirates and makes me want to have this oppurtunity of joining EK more than ever!
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Old 18th Feb 2009, 18:53
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Employment freeze

I feel for you Pinkylicious. You and many other people who wanted to join EK must be extremely disappointed after receiving the dreaded letter. Even though EK is financially much better off than many other airlines that does not mean that EK has not been affected by the economic crisis. Revenues have fallen by a large margin - the airline is not making as much money as it used to. Therefore, economics dictates that the airline must cut it's costs to balance it's books. Unfortunately, this means that recruitment has had to be stopped for the moment amongst other measures. Hopefully, things will improve and then the company will be able to hire more people. Wishing you and all the people out there who wanted to join all the very best of luck. I hope that things improve for you all.
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Old 23rd Feb 2009, 11:30
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UAE ID cards

Has anyone received any information with regard to their UAE ID card application status? I sent my application over three months ago and have not yet received a reference number. The ID authority could be swamped with a lot of applications.
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