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The Etihad Package...

Old 30th Apr 2008, 07:12
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The Etihad Package...

I have just been informed by the Wifee that the fees for my 5 year old at the British school this coming year will be 45,000dhs.

Checking my schooling allowance I see I am entitled to 25,000dhs per year. So I am short more or less 3,000 pounds!

Regarding the accommodation allowance, what can you get now for 115-120,00dhs? Dip all. Definitely no little villa or nice town house, two beds in a tower block & you'll be lucky to get parking. The available housing in Abu Dhabi is very low.

Coupled with the 30% increase in food prices last year, the perennial 5-10% rental increases and of course the US dollar things are grim.

Is it just me? It seems every time I turn around something or other has gone up 25%

I really hope the salary/package starts playing catch up soon. The way I see it the numbers are not adding up too good at the moment.
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Old 30th Apr 2008, 09:44
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It won't my friend, it never did in the past.....

No need as their roadshows had so many attendants.

In the meantime A330 and A320 pilots fly like carzy...

So much as we are supposed to be fat on crews....

Nobody is leaving and people are still coming, why should they bother ???

Except that standards are running low, and incidents are more and more common.......
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Old 30th Apr 2008, 12:01
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The housing situation is a complete disaster and exemplifies the greed and lack of care of EY's crews and employees exhibited by their incompetant management.

Right now there is not enough housing for crew and pilot's. The company is in the process of renting apartment buildings in Musafah. Look it up on google earth. Musafah is the slum the city built to house all the low income workers just off the island. There is nothing there but metalworks and garages. This would not even be akin to living in Sharjah if you where an EK pilot.

After nearly 5 years in operation they still don't know what to do about housing. The main problem is no one is spending the money to solve the problem. 4 years ago when they ordered 50 aircraft they needed to start building accom for 5000 employees. What have they done, nothing. What are they planning...nothing. This summer we can expect another huge aircraft order plus the additional 20 A320. They need accom for 17000 people by 2012 and they cant even cope with the current 7000 staff.

The latest big developement... all the pilots who just moved into Raha gardens and were told the company have signed three year leases where lied to (again). The company will not renew the AED240 000 leases on these flats and they will have to move again in 10 months. No one in housing or HR warned them it was only a one year temporary fix so all the money they spent on moving,landscaping buying curtains etc. is lost. At best ,in one more year with another 450 pilot's coming this year, these pilot's can hope for is to be offered a flat in the Musafah area. No park's, no shops, thousands of workers... the families will love it.

This is ETD management in normal mode, this is what you can expect from them, lies and dissemination, no forward planning just the all consuming desire to make as much money as they can during there limited tenure and screw those of us who where trying to make a career here.

If only the Sheicks would wake up and see what a legacy these people that they have hired will leave their National Airline in.

"Abandon all hope all ye who enter here"
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Old 30th Apr 2008, 15:22
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Let this be a warning to all prospective EY joiners!

Flying for this lot will cost you money, if you have a half decent job at home stick with it!.
Even paying tax in Europe I would be better off at home...just updated the CV so I am trying to find something back in Europe.

This place has great potential but under the current leadership the conditions and morale are very poor...and there is no sign of things improving.
There are some great people in EY its a shame we have pr##ks in charge
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Old 30th Apr 2008, 20:02
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EY will just have to wake up.. EK are gonna pay out a MASSIVE bonus.. my mates getting around 120,000 yes ONE HUNDRED and TWENTY THOUSAND...

At least fix the package a weeee bit..
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Old 1st May 2008, 13:06
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Etihad Package

Easy to describe. I can even do it in one word :

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Old 1st May 2008, 18:30
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if you want housing update; have you seen that big new ugly building in mussafa? this is where they plan to put pilots with their family.. welcome to the national crap of abu dhabi... this is the best they can do for us otherwise they might not get their bonus!!!
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Old 2nd May 2008, 05:08
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What about bases.........
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Old 2nd May 2008, 09:32
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green lake towers

There is an on-going deal between owners of appartments in the green lake towers ( opposite dubai marina) and emirates holidays is renting it to at least 100 pilots in the waiting of finding them a place to live.
These are beautifull appartments that Ek is probably paying peanuts for but... this is a construction camp.

I own one of these appartment like many other ek pilots. Incoms will be SHIT thrust me
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Old 2nd May 2008, 09:41
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all very well and good but what does this have to do with EY pilots????

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Old 2nd May 2008, 13:47
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Scooter....bases will never happen!

If it ever did you would be killed in the rush!....
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Old 3rd May 2008, 19:36
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This will be your new home. Not built yet on this map...

But around here...

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Old 3rd May 2008, 20:12
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REFUSE this at all costs!

Some other news, in the press today!

Rent climbed 17% in Abu Dhabi

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Old 4th May 2008, 05:09
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I looked but I saw nothing but dirt!! It did look as if there was "some" construction going on.
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Old 4th May 2008, 05:43
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Google Earth is outdated. There is a huge shopping complex with apartments on top, something like Gotham City in Batman (goes with a Black A320 Batmobile that even a parking [email protected] can't detect). The pits!

Far from nowhere and ontop of the industrial side of the city. A last resort.

A tent in the desert would be more interesting, exciting, cleaner and have more character!

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Old 4th May 2008, 11:09
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If EY want to achieve long term expansion plans and become a global airline like EK they have to solve serious problems like housing. The simple truth is that if crews or their families are not happy they will leave.

If they invest in the construction of a large Etihad compound with 500-700 villas it will in the longrun prove to be cost effective, keep families happy, avoid local landlords blackmailing the airline and become a huge asset for the company.

All that is required is some vision and forward planning.
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Old 4th May 2008, 11:29
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Forwhat planwhat ?????????
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Old 4th May 2008, 15:07
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I recently went onto Air-Arabia web site to see what there were offering and the accommodation allowance is AED12000/- per month, a LOW cost airline. What does EY pay per month?
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Old 6th May 2008, 00:09
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seems like i'd made a right decision not to leave my country for EY not so long ago, after a deep thought of the pros n cons, rain n shines still best in my beloved country, even though i'm being paid peanuts in term of the current aviation standard, the utmost importance of all, i'm happy with my family....
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Old 6th May 2008, 01:16
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Congrats , Mate .

BE Happy and you can spread the word it aint the place to come with this COMIC Management we have .

The Working environment ,I mean Flt deck is Great . bUT TOP SENIOR HOGANS HEROES COMEDIANS just S U C K .

Tell every one not everything that shines is promising !!!!!
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