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CX Final Interview

Old 3rd Dec 2019, 16:11
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Originally Posted by Natca View Post


Yeah, one highly privileged retired klm skipper, a guy who will never see command before he retires again.
Just more privileged than you Natca? Your overall comment is curious and rather petty. What's his status pre-retirement got to do with anything?
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 16:43
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Originally Posted by mngmt mole View Post
Just more privileged than you Natca? Your overall comment is curious and rather petty. What's his status pre-retirement got to do with anything?
The guy cut a sweetheart deal after he golden egged out of KLM. The point im getting to is the root, the airline is not hiring for career pilots/captains just short term seat fillers.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 18:14
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Could you specify the details of his deal? This is most likely someone that if you piss him off too much he just walks away and take a DEC position elsewhere or just go and work on his handicap.
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Old 4th Dec 2019, 03:04
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this is what it has come to: 'One step above rock Bottom'
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Old 4th Dec 2019, 04:33
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Originally Posted by viking avenger View Post
this is what it has come to: 'One step above rock Bottom'
What makes you think it’s “one step above”?
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Old 4th Dec 2019, 12:37
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Originally Posted by cxorcist View Post

What makes you think it’s “one step above”?
Well the Aussies are still saving fuel and the planet. Its one step above. Personally I have about 26.35 tons to reclaim.
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Old 6th Dec 2019, 08:07
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jsfboat ; See what you started / Still want to go out there ? Final Interview Board have only two questions you will be asked ; When can you start and Where would you like to be based . Heartening to see the old Cx humour and banter surviving, just, by the few , in the challenging , current , political nightmare .
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Old 15th Dec 2019, 22:55
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I’ve heard “Handling The Big Jets” by Davies is a good book to prepare for the technical part of the interview? Any others? FYI, I’m going as a Direct Entry FO. I’m not aware that I asked for an opinion, just for good material to study for the interview. Thank you all for your feedback.
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Old 15th Dec 2019, 23:58
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Originally Posted by jsfboat View Post
I’ve heard “Handling The Big Jets” by Davies is a good book to prepare for the technical part of the interview? Any others? FYI, I’m going as a Direct Entry FO. I’m not aware that I asked for an opinion, just for good material to study for the interview. Thank you all for your feedback.
You’ll get what you’re given and be happy about it if you want to “get along” at CX. As for the interview, a heartbeat will do. The hard part used to be getting hired and through training. Now, that’s the easy part. The hard part is everything that comes after on a dog sh!t contract.
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Old 16th Dec 2019, 02:29
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I was on a type rating course a few years ago with a new joining SO on the same course. In ground school he asked “why do Cathay do it like that?” We all fell about laughing as we explained that that is not a question to ask here, particularly as an SO, you just do it like that. No reason!
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Old 18th Dec 2019, 03:48
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Supposedly hiring has been frozen for the near future. At least for SO’s..
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Old 19th Dec 2019, 00:39
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Originally Posted by Porterboy View Post
Supposedly hiring has been frozen for the near future. At least for SO’s..
Yeah, there’s already a surplus of NJers who know absolutely jack sh!t about flying airplanes. Some of them don’t even really care to learn. Their moms filled out the applications. CX could use some time to figure out which are train-able and which ones just need to go away. Watching NJer training around here is like observing a botched abortion. Sad and excruciating!!! Not sure why anyone would sign up for that can of worms. It’s one thing to train guys and gals who are motivated and have some talent. Most of the current crop lack one or the other. Some lack both.
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Old 19th Dec 2019, 06:33
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Originally Posted by cxorcist View Post

Yeah, there’s already a surplus of NJers who know absolutely jack sh!t about flying airplanes. Some of them don’t even really care to learn. Their moms filled out the applications. CX could use some time to figure out which are train-able and which ones just need to go away. Watching NJer training around here is like observing a botched abortion. Sad and excruciating!!! Not sure why anyone would sign up for that can of worms. It’s one thing to train guys and gals who are motivated and have some talent. Most of the current crop lack one or the other. Some lack both.
Not to mention the current crop of TC's are useless in their own right. Only in that position because they are spineless and selfish.

Great combination CX, well done.
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Old 19th Dec 2019, 08:10
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Originally Posted by jsfboat View Post
I’ve heard “Handling The Big Jets” by Davies is a good book to prepare for the technical part of the interview? Any others? FYI, I’m going as a Direct Entry FO. I’m not aware that I asked for an opinion, just for good material to study for the interview. Thank you all for your feedback.
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Its probably the best book you could read for the technical part of the interview. But these guys aren't kidding, a non-pilot company person will ask you if you have kids/dependents and what neighbourhood in HK you plan to live in; to see if you've done research on rent vs salary and if you know what you're getting into.
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Old 19th Dec 2019, 11:10
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You mean hard tuning VORs for the 07L ILS 😂
Make it TD and NLG...no let’s go heads down at 2500ft and change it to SMT for the missed approach 🤯

Thank god somebody woke up on the 3rd floor a few years ago


Originally Posted by GMEDX View Post
I was on a type rating course a few years ago with a new joining SO on the same course. In ground school he asked “why do Cathay do it like that?” We all fell about laughing as we explained that that is not a question to ask here, particularly as an SO, you just do it like that. No reason!
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Old 19th Dec 2019, 13:13
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Originally Posted by dingodyle View Post
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Its probably the best book you could read for the technical part of the interview. But these guys aren't kidding, a non-pilot company person will ask you if you have kids/dependents and what neighbourhood in HK you plan to live in; to see if you've done research on rent vs salary and if you know what you're getting into.
LOL

"So tell us, given this really s..ty contract, how can you possibly make this work ?"

"Ummmmmm I'm independently wealthy and just want the job as a hobby and to tour Asia shagging cute girls" (probably not the RIGHT answer in that if you're independently wealthy you're likely to walk away when you get fed up which will be soon).

No sympathy ever for anyone who'd willingly put themselves into this situation. While screwing others (and eventually themselves) over.

But I'd suggest someone dumb enough to do this IMHO isn't fit to handle airplanes or sharp objects. Or maybe even letter openers.
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