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Wizzzzz Air coming to town..for all ranks.

Old 18th Jan 2018, 09:47
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Wizzzzz Air coming to town..for all ranks.

NON RATED OR RATED....Direct Entry Captains, Rapid Command Captains and Senior First Officers.. are hunted..


OPEN DAY AND INTERVIEW SESSION DATES:

3 February 2018, starting from 8am LT, Hong Kong

Venue: IBIS Hong Kong North Point, 138 Java Road - Hong Kong.


Please note, that pre-registration is mandatory

Wizz Air - Career Opportunities
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 10:33
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And for sure they will still pay absolute peanuts.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 11:22
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But you get to live at home and get away from this crap. Win.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 12:49
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I guess you have no idea about pay, definitely not a win. In the region of EUR40,000 per year gross. Thats for a Captain!
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 12:57
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That is the basic pay. Does not include per diem, sector pay etc.

Luton base captains probably have the best salary at the moment. The sector pay starts around 190 euro for a short sector and goes up 20/40/60% base on the length of the sector.

Different roster choices available from fixed 5/4.
If you dont live in your home country you can commute for free on the Wizz network.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 14:49
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If the first thing you look at is the pay you're going to end up on the same predicament you did at CX.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 15:41
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You'd think that the venue of IBIS North Point would be a bit of a clue.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 15:46
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Exactly! Or as PPRuNe requires Exactly!
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 16:00
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Interesting comparison. CX over promises and under delivers (grossly so). Companies like WizzAir do the opposite. They seem to understate their package, but when you add up the productivity enhancements and other tangible benefits, their salary is quite good. Then when you factor the relative cost of living aspects into each package based on where and how you will be living, all of a sudden you realise that you will be better off with just about any LCC in Europe than living in relative penury in HK.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 17:06
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They do leave a lot out of the description.

Staff travel is not too bad at 25 euro a ticket and the possibility to nominate friends and family for a 25% discount on top of the discount tickets.
Everyone received free Christmas tickets to use anywhere on the network before March 2019.
Yes, everyone!

Crew transport provided on early starts and late finishes.

Unlike another low cost, food and water is provided, though the food is usually not consumed!

The guys and girls working in the headquarters are full of positivity and appear to be very proud of their little pink brigade.

Though, would I pass the opportunity to join a legacy airline to stay here? Don't know, all I know is that Wizz is going to be one of the big European players.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 17:21
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There is not much point in staying/joining a 'legacy' carrier, when that legacy has been thrown to the wolves. CX was once a proud, experienced, immensely safe and vibrant airline. Now, it is nothing but a shell of it's once former glorious self, destroyed by self-serving, greedy and unaccountable, faceless 'managers', who couldn't really manage their way out of a wet paper bag. There is no point in joining CX, and even less point in staying. If you are 45 or under, enjoy a proper career back home. This place will only bring you misery.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 21:04
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And if you are single Warsaw or Budapest base looks even more appealing.....
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 23:57
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Wizzair are among the worst of the worst in European low cost aviation. Takes a massive amount of delusion and cognitive dissonance to conclude this shithole airline is a better gig than CX.

When is your wizz start date Traf? Hope you saved some money to fund your type rating.
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AND bear in mind that in some of the Eastern European bases (which are lovely and have excellent summer weather, great food, fine wines and nice people) the cost of living is a fraction of Hong Kong so your salary goes a very long way.....of course it depends on how old you are and if your motivation is to buy expensive properties in your home country & build up a pile of cash for retirement that you might not live to see etc....
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Old 19th Jan 2018, 07:42
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I have worked there for 4 years. The pay was . But at least it wasnít FR. WZZ works for people that are from the region. Pay is still behind EZY and RYR even factored for costs of living, but the fact that you are not in the UK makes up for that to a certain extent. Still some improvement required in that regard.

Donít go commuting whilst married with children cause thatíll likely lead to problems. If you are mid twenties and single itís a great place to be.
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Old 19th Jan 2018, 08:38
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Guys the comments on here are WAY out of touch with reality. Join (not that you dare) and youí ll see what I mean.
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Old 19th Jan 2018, 10:40
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Well that's an incredibly useful posting isn't it?
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Old 19th Jan 2018, 11:28
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Originally Posted by Trafalgar View Post
Interesting comparison. CX over promises and under delivers (grossly so). Companies like WizzAir do the opposite. They seem to understate their package, but when you add up the productivity enhancements and other tangible benefits, their salary is quite good. Then when you factor the relative cost of living aspects into each package based on where and how you will be living, all of a sudden you realise that you will be better off with just about any LCC in Europe than living in relative penury in HK.
Great! So you will be going along to the recruitment day then Traf?
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Old 19th Jan 2018, 17:39
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No. I think most readers of this forum recognise that I am near the end of my career. The main point is where is the best place to invest your years and efforts if you are at an earlier stage? Your stupid response is recognised as emanating from a failed and panicked CX management that has lost control of the debate. Most informed pilots recognise that perhaps a career in an LLC in Europe is a better bet than working for the LCC in Hk (CX) that can't even honestly describe and relate the true working and living conditions in HK. If you are trying to build time, best a recognised LLC in Europe, where you are at least living in your home country, and not the most expensive place to live on earth, HK.
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Old 19th Jan 2018, 20:51
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You are dreaming if you think Wizz Air will offer guys a better a career than Cathay. Cathay doesn't even come close to an LCC in pay or benefits. If 3500-4000€ a month is true then thats alot less than a CX SO gets. Good luck raising a family on that! And if its simply used as a stepping stone, to where will you go from there?
I think you will find there are more guys leaving LCC's in europe to come work for the likes of CX and KA then there is going the other way.
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