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How times have changed.

Old 20th Sep 2021, 08:12
  #141 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Hong Kong, SAR.
Posts: 183
noboloco

why are you in a cx pilot forum, calling cx pilots self-centred, when you obviously have some sort of problem with cx pilots.

i hope you feel all better now, let it all out, you know?

Doesn’t qf make 6 week or two month rosters? That is pretty good for planning you life.
and that while the clowns over here can’t even come up with a roster a week before it is supposed to start.
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Old 20th Sep 2021, 09:23
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Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Back of Beyond
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Nob is clearly a management troll.

'pilots worldwide are suffering from the same sort of isolation..' - load of crap! It's pretty much just CX and a handful of Asian airlines.
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Old 20th Sep 2021, 10:58
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: LA
Posts: 151
Originally Posted by noboloco View Post
Cathay. Pilots worldwide are suffering from the same sort of isolation requirements imposed by the local governments. But cx pilots are too self centred to realise that.
Absolute RUBBISH!
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Old 20th Sep 2021, 13:17
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Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Oirland
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visa renewal

I'm sure many on here would like to wish Noboloco all the best for his upcoming visa renewal.
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Old 21st Sep 2021, 06:16
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Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: reality
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Not an issue because I already have PR
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 02:47
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Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: one country, one system
Age: 53
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Fake News

So just to get this straight. You are saying "greed is a typical HK mentality", which is already preposterous enough by itself of course, but then this comes out of the mouth of someone WHO MOVED ACROSS THE PACIFIC TO LIVE IN HK FOR THE MONEY ( AND ONLY FOR THE MONEY).

You are really funny.
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 02:55
  #147 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Lonely planet
Posts: 58
Exactly, the only reason why expats came to HK was for the money only. Let's not have any illusions about that one. The only people who will join CX in the future on COS18 are Saffers, locals and low timers.
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 03:43
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Join Date: Apr 2021
Location: 1100 S Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach
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Your statement only highlights your motivations for coming here. It doesn't resonate with my motivations for coming here, your words don't speak for me, no matter how many capital letters you use.
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 05:51
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Join Date: Jul 2013
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Interesting. So it's not the local culture ( greedy, your words),nor the money.

I know! Is it the training department? The climate maybe? No, wait, I got it... it's the quick command, right? 😂
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 05:55
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Join Date: Apr 2021
Location: 1100 S Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach
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One that will never give up till the other conforms.
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 06:20
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Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: HKG
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Oddball77

Been true for a while now. It used to be the $. POS18 was OK for a misfits and the low timers.

Get current, get out. This will not last forever. There will be a boom.
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 06:26
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: HKG
Posts: 35
Fake News

Me neither I found the UK depressing. I actually like living here. It’s a good place to travel from (once covid gets fixed), it’s safe, the food is good as is the weather and I like working with the local guys n gals.
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 09:24
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Join Date: Jul 2021
Location: CGK
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noboloco

how to get pr?
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 09:28
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SW1
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Victoria
Posts: 447
spend7 years in Hong Kong. Might be difficult at the moment 😕
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 09:30
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Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: HK
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Maybe not, I hear 7 years might be the new required quarantine time.
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 09:56
  #156 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Hong Kong, SAR.
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Thank you for that chuckle, I needed it..
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 10:45
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Join Date: Jul 2021
Location: CGK
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Yeet, my longest stay was 29 hours layover.
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Old 23rd Sep 2021, 11:57
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Join Date: May 2019
Location: Aust
Posts: 262
A third rate city with a third rate airline with third rate pilots, what could possibly go wrong.
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Old 23rd Sep 2021, 12:13
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Join Date: May 2019
Location: Aust
Posts: 262
Oddball77

Actually yeah, expats came to Hong Kong because of the money but also the lifestyle. We had it all, mega houses in Sai Kung, boats in Hebe haven, Skiiing holidays in Canada or Europe all expenses paid, kids in the best boarding schools in the world free of charge of course, travel funds, quick commands, top class hotels for overnights, Aviation Club for debriefings, pretty much a free pass on the streets, got to fly with like minded aviation enthusiastic professionals, laughs, we had a lot. Long gone, enjoy.
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Old 23rd Sep 2021, 18:20
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Join Date: Dec 1998
Posts: 103
It is difficult to imagine an airline that has fallen so far from what it once was. The bottom has not been reached yet (hull loss), but sadly I have no doubt that day is coming as well. All the above represented what was once the best career in aviation. The Swires benefited from the reputational accolades that were a result of a highly motivated and dedicated workforce. They have squandered that, along with the opportunity to have remained one of the worlds top airlines. Only the name is the same, but it is a shell of what it once was.
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