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Old 23rd Feb 2013, 11:36
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Thanks. Glad your experience was less stressful than mine and others. Maybe HR have found a heart in dealing with the current situation. Are you sure you got every cent that you were legally entitled to ? Either way, agreed, an unpleasant process mainly because most of us were really happy there during employment. Every good wish for your future.
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Old 23rd Feb 2013, 13:50
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Bahrain News Agency | Gulf Air Board of Directors Approve Re-opening of Voluntary Ret

Bahrain News Agency | Gulf Air Board of Directors Approve Re-opening of Voluntary Retirement Scheme
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 18:41
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Show me the money

Where is February's pay slip?
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 19:22
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Saudi licence?

What happened to this?

New airline operating licences in Saudi may take 3-6 months - Yahoo! News Maktoob
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Old 26th Feb 2013, 21:59
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Frozen bank accounts

Gulf Daily News Local News Airline staff's bank accounts 'frozen'

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Old 5th Mar 2013, 02:22
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Why this thread is so quiet, 4 A330 & 2 A319 are flying out tonight

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Old 5th Mar 2013, 06:03
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where are the 4 A330s going? back to ILFC or to another airline?
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Old 5th Mar 2013, 08:51
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Just got the phone call from credit card company. a nervous women asking me if i still have a JOB! then ok thanks. so i asked why you call me for this. answer well GF is laying off and we need to know. ok so whats the impact on me? nothing just will freeze your credit limit. so i ask i thought if i made full payments on your international cards my credit limit would go up? yes but not in this case please understand. GF is not stable have a nice day! LOL what a joke, makes me smile and want to get a bottle of JD!
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Old 5th Mar 2013, 10:01
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The Pink Palace

With all the cutbacks to save money and a massive reduction in staff (?) do Gulf Air still need the whole of the (refurbished) Pink Palace? Perhaps the consultants and the board think that the space is needed to accomodate the most important department- HR.
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Old 5th Mar 2013, 19:20
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Masallama new list

Any update on MASALLAMA LIST? How Capt's and F/O's leaving?????
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Old 6th Mar 2013, 10:59
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Very quiet from the usual contributors. Hope there is no mugging order in exchange for leaving benefits. I don't put anything past them ! Banks squeezing credit facility would be understandable albeit very frustrating. The institutions got badly hit by expats, in other areas, just maxed out credit cards & left cars with keys in the ignition at the airport and then fled for home. Stories like that would make Banks nervous although I never heard of this happening in Bahrain.

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Old 6th Mar 2013, 12:35
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The banks are insured in any event,not saying it's ok to stiff them, but taking measures against the law is not right and I hope people sue the crap out of them...
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Old 6th Mar 2013, 21:30
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Never met a banker who wasn't a scum bag....goes with the territory I guess.
However, when they get away with openly breaking the 'law', that's just unacceptable anywhere, indeed that goes both ways as Landflap alluded to when the 'bubble' burst in the land of, Knoteatingham.

Some amazing stories running around about the publication of someone's Indemnity check going viral on the 'social media' networks, and interestingly who did it and why....should be a nice settlement due in the Crown Court I would think. Breach of trust, breach of confidentiality and many more breaches of the law there, for sure...can't sweep that one under the table.

Good thing they have insurance IB, they might need it!

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Old 7th Mar 2013, 23:25
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Everybody has given up over there
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Old 8th Mar 2013, 07:37
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There is no quicker way of generating demoralisation in an organisation than saying "we need to get rid of 20% of our staff, and have just sold 20% of our assets in a bid to stay alive". At that stage, the brightest and the best head for the door, just hoping that the firm stays solvent for long enough for them to collect (some or all of) what they are owed.

The big silence on this thread comes from the brightest and the best deserting the forum and concentrating on polishing up their cv's and writing to (or visiting) prospective employers.

It is sad to see this happening to what was once one of the best airline companies in the Middle East. It is a truism in business that a company either rises or falls: you cannot just just remain in the same place commercially (staying in the same spot is in fact the start of a fall).
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Old 10th Mar 2013, 05:18
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Gulf Daily News Local News Lifeline for pilots
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Old 10th Mar 2013, 09:04
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Now we can, at least, double the number of foreign pilots to be made redundant in GF...
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Old 10th Mar 2013, 09:53
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That's true, GF is offering positions for rated DEC and DEFO for nationals only at the Gulf Air Careers website to make it official.
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Old 10th Mar 2013, 11:29
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I did make the comment that, in my opinion, GF were doing the right thing, albeit with casualties. Downsizing, chopping unprofitable routes etc, with the inevitable job losses. By topping up staff numbers again with the Bahrain Air pilots, GF are showing compassion but the ineptitude that led them into disastrous straits in the past ! As an expat GF pilot myself, I feel total compassion for the expats still there. You will now feel unwanted, unprotected and unappreciated for the excellent work you have contributed in the past. As IB in typical, eloquent fashion, once said "Time for another farm". Noteworthy is that this forum, still mighty in views and replies has been overtaken in the same field by the Qatar Airways jobs thread. Sign of the times. Terribly sad though.
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Old 11th Mar 2013, 15:25
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You heard it little late they are history and the remaining two are leaving tonight ( Early Morning)
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