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Scraping the barrel

Old 23rd Aug 2018, 03:09
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Scraping the barrel

Interesting to see we now hire candidates who can’t get through the low cost carrier interview process!
What has this ‘legacy flagship carrier’ become? The job of last resort? Other Hk companies failing pilot candidates and we just scoop them up.
i weep for the future.
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 04:16
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Or on the other hand, we hire well educated, aptitude tested, local kids and rob them of proper training with an MPL.

The proving ground has been KA for a number of years. We can be replaced with the 5 year pilot come captain. Didn't we send someone from the KA training dept over your way to help recently? The mindset here has been experience can be compensated by "world class training".
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 07:02
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The Directors, including our fellow pilot, the new DFO, are all on fabulous COS and bonus packages. They live in beautiful houses with Company cars and a simple instruction. SAVE $1BILLION HKD ON AIRCREW COSTS!!!
Getting Rid of experience and hiring much cheaper "button pushers" is an idea that appeals to them, even though they may be sitting in First Class (again) when aforementioned 'pilots' run out of ideas.
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 07:07
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Mate, when you’ve got a gurning idiot like Kempis as DFO you’re through the bottom of the barrel by a loooong way...
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 09:39
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Originally Posted by Kitsune View Post
Mate, when you’ve got a gurning idiot like Kempis as DFO you’re through the bottom of the barrel by a loooong way...
Can't really say he's wrong.
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 09:06
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Flew with a very nice lad yesterday ( not PC but you get my drift ). Brand new SO.
Why did you join CX I asked ?
"I couldn't get into Qantas or Jetsar but I have a HKID" was his answer.
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 11:04
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and so we take on a HK Airlines recent applicant reject due sim failure I’ve been reliably informed (and so apparently has BlunderBus)

we live in interesting times


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Old 24th Aug 2018, 19:29
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One and the same

One and the same
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 19:31
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A recent s/o was an accountant and his father applied for him!! He’s here until he gets a real job!
True talk
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Old 25th Aug 2018, 02:16
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Management would rather spend a large sum of money on recruiting and training ab initio students recruited off the street than spend a small sum retaining and attracting experienced crew.

Follow the money.
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Old 25th Aug 2018, 06:27
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‘Follow the money’

.. going down the drain?
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Old 25th Aug 2018, 17:06
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Follow the money

....to Management bonuses...
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Old 25th Aug 2018, 17:07
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Follow the money

....to the EFB debacle....
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Old 26th Aug 2018, 03:08
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Follow the money

... to the hedging fiasco...
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Old 26th Aug 2018, 13:39
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Follow the money

....to the basings fiasco....(which started with the 49ers)
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Old 26th Aug 2018, 15:23
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Follow the money.

....to the ASL fiasco...
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Old 26th Aug 2018, 20:52
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Silver bullet freighters
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Old 26th Aug 2018, 23:22
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Follow the money.

....numerous cabin seating disasters... (and our new 10 abreast econ)
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Follow the money.

....the worlds most expensive cargo terminal...
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 00:24
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Follow the money

...to the same A50 J class config as Ethiopian Airlines...
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