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Old 29th Jan 2012, 17:17
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Originally Posted by showel
So guys, all direct entry cp and fo who were suppose to join in feb and mar are canceled, some were suppose to join on 4th with everithing ready (contract signed, visas ready). Once again GF reveals its true face:-)
Kinda funny that they still have DEC and DEFO positions posted for both Embraer and A320 positions....typical of airline management, though. Hire til they furlough.
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Old 29th Jan 2012, 17:30
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Showel,

Agreed, I've seen how they treat expats, and truth be told that's just the way it works in this region.
The bus guys will be okay, they will downsize, but firing airbus captains or FO's is not likely what will happen as they will be short anyway.
However the embraer guys, not too sure.
Hoping for the best for all regardless.
They shouldn't have any trouble findin a job at QR.
Like it or not, it's better than no job.
For the record, I personally like it.
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Old 29th Jan 2012, 18:00
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It doesn`t look good thats for sure. What is happening with the new 8 airbus coming this year? If thats the case they will need pilots... surely they cant cancel all these contracts? it will cost them more money!! Inshallah!! We see what really happens next week....
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Old 29th Jan 2012, 18:01
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Sorry guys anyone else had the course cancelled in feb?

I personally resigned already and now I lost my job!!!!

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Old 29th Jan 2012, 20:19
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Me too ! But let's face the truth, we have been very naive on this one ...
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Old 29th Jan 2012, 20:53
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Here is another one.I supose to start in march.I left my job 1 month ago..looking for a better place to live and work! not happy at all about this! We'll see what happens..
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Old 29th Jan 2012, 22:12
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You guys should get together and sue those "incopetent basterds"
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Old 29th Jan 2012, 23:47
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Another one to the list... I was supposed to start in march...
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 01:00
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hmmmm...Who do you think will fly the last flight? A Bahraini, or an expat?
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 03:08
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No need to raise the issue of Bahraini vs expat, we are all facing the same issues, however expats are a guest workforce..keep that in mind...
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 06:49
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Saw that happening. What do u expect from an airline whose's offices are filled to the brim with incompetent managers. Starting from DFO who has nothing better to do than issuing threatening letters ( Immediate Compliance). Why is he in such a position. Many issues aside, none of them have the guts to negotiate or at least question the CEO's decisions. Whatever the CEO said, they all followed blindly and whilst amongst themselves, disagreed. All for the sake of retaining their comfy seats and fat wallets fatter. What a disgrace to the word " Managers" . And honestly, are we so astonished to see such a result in GF? Certainly Not.
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 07:34
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Guys to question the CEO is not an issue of guts. To question the CEO it's an issue of being knowledgable, competent, to be able to reason and than argue with what comes out of the CEO mouth and many other things that you all know they are not capable of dealing with (that includes me of course). And you know why? Because we are ONLY pilots. WTF do we know?
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 12:04
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Maybe brassplate isn't the only one who is SAD after all. The whole situation is SAD. The plan is SAD. The whole airline is SAD. He does have a point if he is an expat. He may well be out of a job like me and many others.
...like i said.
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 12:11
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Former Expanair captain, was about to aply to DEC A320, but thoght let's see what's on on PPRuNe about gulf air before. Thanks for saving my time, becouse although i have a lot its valuable.
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 13:18
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Suspended

Well, its the cheek of a two line email suspending the course a week before it is due to start...

frigging cheeky barrstards

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Old 30th Jan 2012, 13:48
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just 2 lines

This poor planning is creating people big troubles!!!

I left my job and now I am out of work because of them....It is not acceptable and they should pay for this.

How should I feed my family now???
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 15:19
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noise of freedom

I feel for you and your situation. That happened to some colleagues of mine a while back and they pleaded with the CP of their previous employer to rescind their resignation... it worked for them.

Good luck.
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 17:06
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After Olbie post, it looks like Gulf Air is expanding not downsizing.
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 17:08
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You guys should get together and sue those "incopetent basterds"
To sue or not to sue, that's the question.

If succesful you would probably not get paid more than the basic salary for the notice period as stated in the contract.

Agreed that the managers should pay big for their negligence and incompentence, however legaly I don't think you stand a chance in this part of the world or anywhere else for that matter.

The best of luck to all!
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Old 30th Jan 2012, 19:39
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The moment gulf air took our prevailage the ship start sinking last year we worked so hard with no appreciation this year gulf air want to get rid of pilots not managers this is gulf air WTF
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