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So Cathay is now recruiting!

Old 3rd Jun 2021, 08:25
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Awesome news! Good luck to all applicants!
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Old 3rd Jun 2021, 08:28
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will be interesting to see what kind of process the applicants have to go through
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Old 3rd Jun 2021, 11:31
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they probably will just have to be Chinese
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Old 3rd Jun 2021, 11:43
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There are some excellent potential candidates in Germany, Canada, Australia and now NZ. They are even type rated...
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Old 3rd Jun 2021, 12:58
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But they would need their bumps felt if they came back on Cos 21.
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Old 3rd Jun 2021, 17:05
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Naturally; what kind of deadbeat would come back to a job to pay the bills after having had his/her/they’s position made redundant at home?
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Old 3rd Jun 2021, 18:06
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But you signed cos21?
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Old 3rd Jun 2021, 22:37
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Dingleberry Handpump

Of course paying the bills and looking after your people is paramount. However returning to HK on Cos 21 is not tenable; certainly not for anyone with a family, in the absence of any ‘integration’ period for ARAPA / CEA. As will be evident by the mass exodus out of here in Nov 22. As is already evident by people banging out of here to the tune of 8 to 10 a week. And that’s in addition to VSS, which allegedly saw 80 people or so gone.
The recent changes to Oz taxation will
not make commuting ( if such a thing were even possible currently) a viable proposition I wouldn’t have thought. So I don’t see there being an unseemly rush to come back to HK on Cos 21.

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Old 4th Jun 2021, 04:29
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Originally Posted by Globocnik View Post
The recent changes to Oz taxation will not make commuting ( if such a thing were even possible currently) a viable proposition I wouldn’t have thought. So I don’t see there being an unseemly rush to come back to HK on Cos 21.
Commuting to Australia hasn't been a viable proposition in terms of taxation for some years. Some have managed to avoid the ATO, but many have not and have been severely penalised once caught. The proposed changes (they have not yet been legislated) only make it easier for the ATO to catch people in its snare.
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Old 4th Jun 2021, 04:36
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Paying the bills and looking after your people might involve staying current in the only profession many of us know,
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Old 4th Jun 2021, 04:45
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Originally Posted by Globocnik View Post
Dingleberry Handpump

Of course paying the bills and looking after your people is paramount. However returning to HK on Cos 21 is not tenable; certainly not for anyone with a family, in the absence of any ‘integration’ period for ARAPA / CEA...
Make no mistake, many of those who do return from the bases (and anecdotal evidence shows there aren't many), won't hang around for long. They aren't currently employable as pilots in other places, because they haven't flown for over a year and most employers want 'recent' experience, ie within the last 12 months. Many of the returnees will come back for a time, renew their ratings, etc and then join the exodus that is already occurring.
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Old 4th Jun 2021, 05:30
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Shame on you Cathay Pacific, showing the door to an enormous pool of experienced & long serving Pilots who are in good standing while hiring unknowns that will cost a huge amount of time & money to train. You guys really are asleep at the wheel.
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Old 4th Jun 2021, 06:10
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Originally Posted by stevieboy330 View Post
Shame on you Cathay Pacific, showing the door to an enormous pool of experienced & long serving Pilots who are in good standing while hiring unknowns that will cost a huge amount of time & money to train. You guys really are asleep at the wheel.
Like many others, I was gobsmacked at the insensitivity of the recruitment announcement on the same day as they effectively terminated the careers of a number of experienced pilots who had provided decades of service.
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Old 4th Jun 2021, 06:22
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Originally Posted by BuzzBox View Post
Like many others, I was gobsmacked at the insensitivity of the recruitment announcement on the same day as they effectively terminated the careers of a number of experienced pilots who had provided decades of service.
The sooner you come to accept the days of the expat pilot in this part of the world are numbered, the better. Besides, who on earth world want to join CX on COS18?
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Old 4th Jun 2021, 06:37
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A sensible choice to replace pilots who don’t want to be in HK with A320 rated and CX/KA trained local
pilots. They can be checked to line on the Neo very quickly once the sectors are available.
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Old 4th Jun 2021, 09:22
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Originally Posted by Dragon Pacific View Post
A sensible choice to replace pilots who don’t want to be in HK with A320 rated and CX/KA trained local
pilots. They can be checked to line on the Neo very quickly once the sectors are available.
Are ex KA local pilots willing to accept HKE'S COS21? That's the question.
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Old 4th Jun 2021, 09:40
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Originally Posted by Oddball77 View Post
Are ex KA local pilots willing to accept HKE'S COS21? That's the question.
cos21 or nothing? I think you would be very surprised how many will accept cos21, even if it is just to keep current until things pick up.
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Old 4th Jun 2021, 11:19
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Old 4th Jun 2021, 11:20
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Hopefully they’ll have a fast track for those that want a job.
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Old 4th Jun 2021, 12:06
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Originally Posted by Oddball77 View Post
Are ex KA local pilots willing to accept HKE'S COS21? That's the question.
As many as who took COS18 back in Oct20
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