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Joining Qatar Airways (QR) - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Old 1st Nov 2012, 06:54
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Third rock from the sun
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Black Pudding

Not sure about your rule number 6

Rule number 6

Don't complain about the place to others working here, most are not interested. Get on with it or leave, don' t waste your time complaining, Some are happy to be here for a job.

If everyone was like you we would still be eating with our hands and be living in caves. When things don't work, a take it or leave it "moto" don't make you go very far. However bitching for no reason also
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Old 1st Nov 2012, 10:33
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Av8whore.
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Old 1st Nov 2012, 12:18
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Chuck Noris,

I still eat with my hands.
My house is more or less a cave.
Problem?
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Old 1st Nov 2012, 17:16
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Join Date: Jul 2006
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Chuck Norris, maybe people were more happy back then, eating with bare hands seems rather easy, caves are warm and cheap rent, and other fun advantages like knoking your lady partner and drag her to your cave by the hair. Ah freedom!
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 05:19
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Talking

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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 08:20
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Where aviation management replaces common sense
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interesting read about Qatar via the cables....
US embassy cable - 09DOHA205
but one thing I had to laugh at was this paragrapgh:
Qatar will seek to become a "mega-brand" by marketing itself as an international destination of "global" quality.
Qatar however lacks the services and supplies to sustain its ambitions to become a global "brand name." The poor quality of labor (born in part of a disenfranchised labor force) and sparseness of services may cause major bottle-necks in its infrastructure......with an ill-trained native workforce.
LOL.... really does sum it up.... but i guess you have to be here to really enjoy that slap in the face! Truth is always funnier :-)
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 08:55
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Join Date: Dec 2004
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Which order...?

Hi All,

I was wondering...

Those of us who are in the holding pool... And apparently there are about 500 of us.
Does anyone have an idea in which order they will start to call us? Those who did the assessment first? Those who are type rated with experience? Order of captains, FO, FTSO, NTSO? Those who had a god result of the assessment (ATPL questions, interview and sim)? Or will pilots be called based on something else? Any idea?
I did the assessment in February this year, but I know there are guys/girls who did it even before me and are also in the holding pool.

I heard QR will start calling people starting from December.

Cheers,
cccc
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 09:42
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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: uk
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You are sure they start calling from December? Is it from a confirmed source?
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 09:45
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Join Date: Apr 2012
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hellow ccccc

i also did the interview in feb this year and i think they will call (or probably mail) with these questions
Type rated?
what do we need? (capt of FO)
who has the best experience/ who has the best availability

but that are just my thoughts
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 10:42
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Join Date: Dec 2004
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A friend of mine who recently started with QR on the A320... he told me that the company most probably would start mailing people with a joining date in December. Wait and see what the update mail at the end of November will reveal.
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 12:05
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Join Date: Oct 2011
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also still waiting. passed as ntso november '11. i have lived in doha before and dont intend to leave straight after joining. i know what will come accross me and i really want to go. i hope they will start calling people soon again.
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 13:03
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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: uk
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That is good news,lets hope it happens ! But I doubt they will call people end of November to give them start date in December (2 months notice period is common in most contracts),my guess is if they start calling people end of November they will ask them to start January in the best case or February.
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 13:49
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When they contact you, they will inquire as to your possible start date and plan your joining date/course accordingly...
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 14:08
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Seems to be a trickle of people joining. But I heard that they have the numbers for the current year. Seems to be 3-4 months of hanging around waiting for the Type Rating once you get to Doha.
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Old 2nd Nov 2012, 17:27
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Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Italy
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Qr career website

Hi everybody,

I tried to uptodated my profile on the qr website but i did not find anymore my application .
It recognise my mail and my password but it said I did never applied .
Any ideas ?

I still have the reference number of my application sent by qr HR to me on April.

Any advice is more than welcome
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Old 3rd Nov 2012, 12:16
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Join Date: May 2007
Location: ITCZ
Age: 69
Posts: 15
QR SFI

Have applied for a SFI position with QR. Went to Doha and jumped through the hoops. Have not heard a word, supposedly no news is good news.

Anyone have any insight to the SFI position as I was told it is a newly created position.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 4th Nov 2012, 07:40
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Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Where aviation management replaces common sense
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Not quite sure how many times things have to be repeated for them to sink in here:

  • No news most likely is good news for applicants.
    Dont do anything stupid with your current jobs or future jobs unless you have a QRcontract and a start date in your hand! Chances could also mean that the organisational chaos that is QR office may have also lost your paperwork.
  • If you are wondering why no one replies to your emails at QR or even answers the phone....... is the same thing 'we' wonder and 'we' are in QR!!!
    The organisation here is a mess.... bad systems/templates for office tasks makes for a confusing and often requires "monk like patience" in getting answers to anything.
    Expect to be misdirected, lied too or even just ignored..... Thats the indian/QR way.
  • Yes there will be opportunities for pilots and other staff for a long time.
    but that is not the only thing you need to think of before you come here!
  • Training for FTSO's and S/O's is extremely slow.
    Expect to be told nothing and live frugally untill your done....whenever that is!
    Also note: Capt's anf F/O's (especially type rated ones) are pushing/jumping the que with the training slots..... I understand why, but its a way of treating people and the worst bit about it is your seniority number is getting less and less every time they push someone in front of you! So your fleet transfer and capt upgrade are all being pushed back.
  • Come here if its the ONLY option you have. Its still an o.k place but you will need large amounts of flexibility and patience..... oh expect fatigue.... lots of it.
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 07:45
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Join Date: Oct 2011
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Id be happy to get a call soon! Always stay positive. Waiting since 12.5 months now.
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 08:36
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Join Date: Oct 2011
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Will there be any kind of preferance for those of us who have applied/registered a while back but havent been invited for an interview yet? I applied in April and meet all the requirements etc, but will be rather dissapointed if I have to reapply again from scratch and then wait another 12 months before any interview possibility..
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Old 6th Nov 2012, 08:58
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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: everywhere
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@startright
Thank you for the info and update.
Can you tell us in what order QR will call us to join? On what will the order of joining be based?
Can I assume that the new joiners will join the A320 fleet, as those A320 pilots are going on to the B787?
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