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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 04:33
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It's a disease

Originally Posted by unitedabx View Post
Some excellent advice being given here but I recently had a beer with a young Canadian FO and I asked him why he was remaining in CX when he had an offer from AC ? The pay is better was his answer. Over a few more beers he described how he had just returned fro 8 months sick leave afer a botched hip operation here in Hong Kong and his young daughter had been diagnosed with asthma and would be on medicines for the forseeable future. His wife was receiving conselling for depression and had spent most of the last 12 months with her parents in YYZ. We discussed our relative house prices in Hong Kong and his had dropped 15% this year placing him close to zero equity IF the CX housing scheme continued. He faces financial ruin if it is altered in anyway or heaven forbid cancelled in the next 10 years. At the end of the evening I asked him again why CX and not Ac. His answer " the pay is better at CX".
Kindly, "unitedabx" engaged this young fellow trying, no doubt, to open his eyes and see the situation from a different perspective and sadly, with no success.. It is only too obvious the young man has ZERO critical thinking skills and appears to be blindly walking down a possibly very destructive path for all concerned.
Can't see the forest for the trees.

A journey many are making in HK that will not end well.. Sad.
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 02:23
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Maybe more money on paper but you are still living in Tung Chung
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 03:39
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It was a genuine conversation between a recently retired pilot ( me ) and someone who has been in CX for 8 years. I was totally baffled at how blind he was to the pro's and con's of working in Cx and Hong Kong. He seemed oblivious to the opportunities elsewhere and sadly seemed to place little value on his familys health and welfare. He had applied to AC because his father works there, so presumably he knows about AC but this foolish "CX pays better" bullshit had me stumped. I had to hold back from saying "it will mean nothing when your divorce papers come thru" but that is not my place. He left with his blinkers firmly in place. Poor bugger.
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 06:57
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Originally Posted by unitedabx View Post
It was a genuine conversation between a recently retired pilot ( me ) and someone who has been in CX for 8 years. I was totally baffled at how blind he was to the pro's and con's of working in Cx and Hong Kong. He seemed oblivious to the opportunities elsewhere and sadly seemed to place little value on his familys health and welfare. He had applied to AC because his father works there, so presumably he knows about AC but this foolish "CX pays better" bullshit had me stumped. I had to hold back from saying "it will mean nothing when your divorce papers come thru" but that is not my place. He left with his blinkers firmly in place. Poor bugger.
He was only repeating the mantra that the more senior members of the flight deck crew have been saying for years... “I can’t leave because I’d lose my seniority”... which equates to money. Much as I detest the way CX is being managed, the choice as to whether to live in one of the most polluted places on Earth is the individuals. For every Trafalgar there’s another who won’t give up the 4 bars and the dosh, sacrificing his own and his family’s health and well-being on the altar of seniority...
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