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CX Resignation Tips

Old 1st Dec 2017, 09:44
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CX Resignation Tips

For all that are in the process of or have already resigned, please share any tips here. I'm quite sure that this type of advice will be in high demand in the upcoming months/years. I'll start by posing the following:
  • Was your vested Pfund provided without a fight?
  • How did the company treat banked leave with regard to the 3mo notice period?
  • Did you have trouble acquiring security clearance in your home country after working in HKG?
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Old 1st Dec 2017, 09:55
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Apparently the AOA has quite a good list and answers.
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Old 1st Dec 2017, 09:57
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Top Tip

On the way upstairs to resign, stop off at Uniform Stores and order a complete suite of tailored uniforms
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Old 1st Dec 2017, 13:25
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If you have a fully depreciated car, say sub HKD15,000 leave it parked in the CEO’s reserved car park.
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Old 1st Dec 2017, 13:42
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Divert to about a 5000' runway (max autobrake of course)....
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Old 1st Dec 2017, 13:43
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Post a full size halibut to each member of the senior management (aged for about a week first).
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Crew control on autodial, every 15 seconds, continually.
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Old 1st Dec 2017, 22:51
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You would make a great management candidate. Completely lacking in humor. And please, don’t fly us. You would obviously be a complete p.i.t.a. as a passenger. “Old chap”. 🤮
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Old 2nd Dec 2017, 02:22
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Basil, dear chap,
what should worry you more is that most of these posts are from management trolls spreading disinformation.
Would you really want to fly on an airline run by these swire misfits?
 
Old 2nd Dec 2017, 03:30
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Watch AT doing a table dance after you tell her you are quitting: she will be rid of another expensive pilot, who will be replaced by a cheap spikey.

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Old 2nd Dec 2017, 06:41
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1.Go online and request a reference letter from company.
2.Order new uniform.
3.Fill out logbook and get Chief Pilot to sign it.
4.Make a doctors appointment.
5.Return all paperback manuals.
6.Pay bar tab at Dakotas
7. Book FOC back to home country.
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Old 2nd Dec 2017, 08:46
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Having witnessed the decline of a few people close to me both in aviation and corporate, I can honestly say that the most uplifting thing is watching professional people conduct themselves with dignity when their adversary (with the perceived power) is begging for the fight: These sociopaths want the outrage, they thrive on it.

Their adversarial model is developed by practitioners who by their own nature need to generate conflict for their survival. Having seen how corporate HR think and behave even away from the office, it makes me want to have a shower and a good scrub, just in case it rubs off. It is soulless and they know it.

As the saying goes, never wrestle pigs, you get dirty and the pig likes it.

Airline pilots have always been trusted. (mostly deserved). As we are licenced by a regulator airlines neither own us nor set our standard. Stand tall conduct yourselves with resolve, and when comfortably in your own space put the dartboard on the back of the door with image affixed!

This is just my opinion.
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Old 2nd Dec 2017, 09:52
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Jesting......OK, Peanut Jousting might have consequences.
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Old 2nd Dec 2017, 12:43
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Basil. CX would just love it wouldn't they if all of the disgruntled pilots were too frightened to speak out? Well, this pilot is about to leave anyway, so there really isn't much they can do to threaten me. Further, the day that I will cower to the likes of a Swire manger is the day I lose all my self-respect. And that day will never come. I've been posting for 10 years at the Prune, and i'll still be posting long after i've gone. Why, because I take a particular delight in shining the light on the cockroaches...
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If you REALLY don't like where you are (and not to take anything away from the original) I wish the following for good people:

May you find yourself at the controls in your new dream job for an hour before your old boss even knows you are gone.
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Old 2nd Dec 2017, 18:34
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Regarding the peanuts flying, at least Richard Branson had a sense of humour.
It’s a good tale especially for those of us who might be faced with upcoming interviews elsewhere.
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Old 2nd Dec 2017, 22:44
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Originally Posted by Trafalgar View Post
Post a full size halibut to each member of the senior management (aged for about a week first).
Not that it'd necessarily be appropriate in this case (you have to have someone you REALLY don't like) but a Mackerel (or a few) in a mailbox or safe deposit box odiforously makes the point of one's extreme displeasure.
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Largest Halibut ever caught was 550 lbs! Would you have a whip-round for the postage?
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 13:49
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They will pay it out to you. They may also make the last 6 weeks of your three month notice all leave days.

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Old 8th Oct 2018, 14:53
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Originally Posted by DropKnee View Post
They will pay it out to you. They may also make the last 6 weeks of yoir three month notice all leave days.
Not necessarily 100% true.

Anything you have carried over from the previous year they will honour. For the 6 weeks you are owed from this leave year they will pro-rata what you are owed. So if you will work 9 months of the ‘leave year’ they will give you 4.5 weeks leave. They will then roster that as your final 4.5 weeks of your 90 days notice. You’ll also get two office days to hand in all your uniform, iPad, CMC etc. This doesn’t have to be done on these ODs. Just anytime after your last flight.
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