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Work Visa renewals

Old 22nd May 2021, 20:00
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Any other Ex KA guys going to GBA? I know the former DFO is running the show, but who will he hire? I'm guessing not many ex B scalers methinks?
rumours of HK25k/month?
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Old 23rd May 2021, 14:38
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What? 25k pm for housing?
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Old 23rd May 2021, 14:46
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I wouldn't be surprised if GBA are matching UO's new COS 21 + 5% to attract people. If they don't get enough applicants because the PR are picky about pay they can open up the visas to South East Asia and the Sub Continent.
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Old 23rd May 2021, 14:56
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The implausibly of this rumour takes the cake.
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Old 24th May 2021, 09:42
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Was anyone else here astonished by the lies from that Cargo article in the SCMP ?
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Old 26th May 2021, 01:48
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Anyone managed to renew their work visa recently?
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Old 30th May 2021, 02:57
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Good luck to those receiving their news this week - certainly not going to be an easy time for a lot of people.
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Old 30th May 2021, 03:04
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What news are you talking about ?
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Old 30th May 2021, 03:53
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Clue is in the threat title...
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Old 30th May 2021, 04:37
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The decision on the Australia bases is due to be announced tomorrow too.
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Old 30th May 2021, 04:56
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I still wonder how HR managed to justify to IRD the new Head of Customer Support who as per the hub joined two weeks ago from EY... So absolutely no local or intra company personnel could fill the position? Yet hundreds of pilots are about to get the visa renewal update that we all know what it will be... Oh Cafay...
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Old 30th May 2021, 06:11
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It’s Hong Kong lah. You pay the right people the right money, and voilą!

Jetstar Hong Kong being a classic example. Freebies to Paris, all expenses paid
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Old 30th May 2021, 07:48
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Is there news on the visa's expected this week?
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Old 30th May 2021, 09:05
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Some of you really are sad little

The fact some here are clearly full of joy to see others suffer is so disappointing. Hopefully CX do the right thing and let these clowns apply for an SO position right at the bottom of the list. Hope they've kept their notes from the last time they failed the SO interview, but if not, head over to the CX wannabees forum on here. Does the '3 failed interviews and no more' rule still apply? that will surely reduce the amount of "suitable" candidates immediately! You are suddenly so desperate to join CX I am sure you'll be delighted to join as an SO brushwhinger!

Of course we have those that ALWAYS chose KA not CX (afterall every aspiring aviator in HKG grew up wanting to fly for KA right...) and the very thought of joining CX was sickening no more than 12 months ago! to those whom this may apply please take a long hard look in the mirror and ask yourself are you really that embarrassing?

Regardless of what happens in June I am sure every single one of us at CX can't wait to have you onboard and will greet you with open arms. First round's on you.....
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Old 30th May 2021, 11:15
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If you’re still wondering, CX management and the government meet every few weeks, they talk about how they’re willing to trade say 15 front line crew visas (flight/cabin/engineering) for a visa that can be filled by a local.

This is all hush-hush and CX will never admit do it but all senior management knows it’s going on.

get use to it guys and gals, you’re nothing more than a trading card to the company. Expendable and Dispensable for a more “valued” card. (I.E the head of customer service)
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Old 30th May 2021, 12:11
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ToCatLady

You really are a sad little

The fact that you clearly full of joy to see others suffer is so disappointing.

Most ex-KA drivers are great pilots and great blokes. We are keeping their routes, their planes.
Redundancy should have been seniority-driven. Last in first out. Some KA would have had to go, some CX would have had to go. Some locals, some expats (most of which would have been on a work Visa).
As a pax, I would definitely trust to fly with an ex-KA Captain over a 500h SO who joined less than 2 years ago (local or expat).

What's the point of having a LIFO rule if you disregard it when times are bad? When else would you have redundancies if times were NOT bad?
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If CX wanted to sort the visa problem, they would offer a job to the ex-KA locals and PR. The fact that they don't means that they DO NOT CARE about any of us. But that's something we knew all along.
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Old 30th May 2021, 13:44
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LIFO was company specific. Just because Dragon had the Cathay name didn't mean they had combined seniority lists. In a place without real unionisation and workplace law why would they ever combine seniority? It would only have ever made it a headache.

You have hit the nail on the head about their care about us. There is none. We are a number, just not bound by seniority anymore after COS18.
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Old 30th May 2021, 23:43
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Red face

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what exactly is a proper country captain? and how exactly you contributed to be born in a "proper" country? white people privilege
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Old 31st May 2021, 00:16
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That, in itself, is a pretty racist statement
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Old 31st May 2021, 00:33
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Not exactly white privilege, but look where people are trying to immigrate to:
- EU
- UK
- USA
- CAN
- AUS
- NZ

these are the proper countries.

how many people do you know of say “I wish I can live in CN, or South Africa or DRC”?
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