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COS18 one year on!

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COS18 one year on!

Old 9th Dec 2021, 16:22
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Why would you take a job in HK knowing the salary then complain that the cost of living is not the same as your home country? Cathay pay will be determined by how many people turn up for the job.

Long weekends in Thailand? Your delusional!!
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Old 10th Dec 2021, 00:45
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Originally Posted by NTSing View Post
Because unilateral 40+ % pay cuts.

Some quoted figures are somewhat exaggerated, however the premise remains - anyone that brings family here will live hand to mouth at best, so the question is, why leave home for this?
So why then are a bunch of gweilos (ex-KA) joining GBA if Hong Kong is such an unaffordable place to live? l havenít seen the contract but pretty sure theyíll be getting paid less than cx.
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Old 10th Dec 2021, 01:26
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Originally Posted by noboloco View Post
So why then are a bunch of gweilos (ex-KA) joining GBA if Hong Kong is such an unaffordable place to live? l haven’t seen the contract but pretty sure they’ll be getting paid less than cx.
Because, to coin Dr Otremba's phrase, they have long pockets. The irony of making many senior pilots redundant, is they could afford to live in HK on a reduced wage, however, would they endure it? I left with a paid off Village House and Mid Levels property. The COS package is affordable though I have chosen to sit this one out for a few years. Many ex-KA have walked away from aviation. I loved Hong Kong, loved the rock-style lifestyle that volare alluded to, but that money is not good enough. If you are local, perhaps it is, yet I would caution, that the money will probably drop further if localisation occurs on a grand scale.

Good luck! Would love to return one day ( I think ).
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Old 10th Dec 2021, 01:37
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Originally Posted by noboloco View Post
So why then are a bunch of gweilos (ex-KA) joining GBA if Hong Kong is such an unaffordable place to live? l havenít seen the contract but pretty sure theyíll be getting paid less than cx.
Because they realize that if they want to stay in the flying game then you need to be current, in addition GBA are giving away free 737 type ratings. They canít survive on that money but in the long term have no intention of doing it for longer than necessary. It is called waiting out the storm.
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Old 10th Dec 2021, 03:44
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Because they realize that if they want to stay in the flying game then you need to be current, in addition GBA are giving away free 737 type ratings. They canít survive on that money but in the long term have no intention of doing it for longer than necessary. It is called waiting out the storm.
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