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Emirates (EK) Interview - all you need to know about it (threads merged)

Old 18th Mar 2019, 22:38
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Hahaha yeah 100% true. People often only think about money money money, when are u gonna enjoy all u earn if never have a day off u not destroy!
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Old 18th Mar 2019, 22:51
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Can someone tell me how long are the waiting times for assessment nowadays?
do they still love the Ryanair FO’s even just with minimum hours?
SOPS u seem to know it quite well, any suggestions?
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 08:29
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I can tell you this for a fact. My old next door nieghbour was a Captain at Ryanair and came to EK as an FO. When it was time for him to do his upgrade at EK, he declined the offer and went back to Ryanair as a DEC.

Think about that....
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 09:21
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Any idea what the waiting period is to get a confirmation after successfully completing the assessment in dubai?
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 13:29
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Stop complaining

I see always people moaning about EK here , common guys!
let's be honest , a lot of people are complaining about weather like that EK keeping it a secret or they can control the weather , it's a desert it's clear that's gonna be hot in summer , everything is Air conditioned the biggest heat you will experience is from the building to your car ,
People talking about rosters and 90 hours a month , Emirates doesnít owe this stuff a secret ... you knew they pay and they tell you what they expect, there is some people theyíll only be happy when they can sit on their a** all day and do nothing. And still get all the benefits and get paid, otherwise they will complain , it's human nature who cares.
There's few companies in the world give you as much as Emirates does , and dubai is not that expensive to be honest, and as a pilot for EK you have almost no expenses you even get discount on your fu***** coffee

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Old 19th Mar 2019, 18:02
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Originally Posted by SOPS
I can tell you this for a fact. My old next door nieghbour was a Captain at Ryanair and came to EK as an FO. When it was time for him to do his upgrade at EK, he declined the offer and went back to Ryanair as a DEC.

Think about that....
yeah I see your point and I fly with those guys often, they all think they come to paradise but ryr only have two positive things, u sleep at ďhomeĒ if u lucky to get the base u want, most of the DEC do, and 4 days off after flying lots during 5 days in a row with min rest time of 12h in between.

I wanna move from ryr now just before my upgrade, maybe stay some years, see the operati, destinations, lifestyle then back.

any idea how many FOís they need this year? How long does the entire process takes?
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 19:25
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Dubai not expensive? WT.... ? Never complained about the heat . Kept the BBQ close to the door , beer in fridge and friends closer! Dubai Slowly kills you and so does EK . Both are toxic . Only when you or your close friends have been gone for awhile will you see the difference. It will never improve.
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Old 19th Mar 2019, 23:21
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Originally Posted by SOPS



Your question should be... can I survive a 100 hours a month long enough to spend the money.
Someone can answer please.
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 00:13
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Originally Posted by AIMINGHIGH123


So true.

We had a guy come back to our TP operator from ME. He was happy to be back in the uk and thought the flying would be easy. He paid his bond left after 6 months to return to ME. Couldnít stand the disruption, 4 sector days, 12 hrs min rest 3-5 days in a row.

Some people are never happy and from what I have gathered the more unhappy ones are people who have never lived in a city before who complain about DXB.
It's human nature buddy some people are never happy
If you are flying 90 hours you are not flying it for free you get well paid for that and EK pilots are very well rewarded for that , accomodation is paid , electricity paid , school is paid , special deals for phone and internet , medical insurance , you get discounts everywhere i cantc understand people saying salary is not enough !!
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 04:45
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Originally Posted by Dz_flyer
It's human nature buddy some people are never happy
If you are flying 90 hours you are not flying it for free you get well paid for that and EK pilots are very well rewarded for that , accomodation is paid , electricity paid , school is paid , special deals for phone and internet , medical insurance , you get discounts everywhere i cantc understand people saying salary is not enough !!
When you're coming from the "Afrika korps" places, jungles from SA or crappie places like, yeah ! ME is a "damn paradise" ...enjoy the honey moon ...
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 08:08
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I meet all the requirements as stated on the website (2000hrs on 20t etc), applied and was placed on a selection shortlist. The radio silence for a couple of months, after which I decided to write to recruitment.

They told me that they want me to have at least 1500 hrs on Airbus (I am Airbus TR) before they will consider me for FO on A380. Anyone else have a similar story?
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 09:37
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It would seem the wannabes know all about the place .Even without experiencing it . For those reading this thread, ensure you work out who is who before taking advice .
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 11:22
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Originally Posted by Dz_flyer
It's human nature buddy some people are never happy
If you are flying 90 hours you are not flying it for free you get well paid for that and EK pilots are very well rewarded for that , accomodation is paid , electricity paid , school is paid , special deals for phone and internet , medical insurance , you get discounts everywhere i cantc understand people saying salary is not enough !!
dear DZ
yes a agree with u that you could love what u do here- very true, but the environment you find yourself in here is very toxic as the whole system is built in a way locals never have to take any reposibilities and if they brake their rules they are protected - and this makes the story here very abusive. Beside a certain culture which builds their existence on lieing at any occasion they can

medical insurance comes with deduction from your pocket above a certain amount
they discount on your coffee is not worth a chewing gum and makes it as expensive as in Switzerland (on of the most expensive countries in Europe)

the special rate on your internet is still triple the price than in Europe ( in Germany 1000mbs for Ä60 a month)
carefour is between double and 4 times the price in Europe
if u donít live here check it - if u live here go check again



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Old 20th Mar 2019, 13:13
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Just to add some balance to the discussion. The minority of colleagues including myself will not put our present overall level of remuneration at the top of our list of grievances. However, there is a concern at the current trend and how our salary does not keep pace with the rate of inflation of some goods. For example, the current rate of inflation for clothing and footwear has dipped to what is still an uncomfortable level of around 9% (from tradingeconomics.com), which outpaces any pay increase we are ever likely to get. So there is some concern when one looks to the future, in the years ahead.

The main concern for many at present is the lifestyle. There is a never ending struggle of spending time trying to find roster swaps to find the trips or days off you are looking for, after not getting what you bid for initially. For all intents and purposes, the bidding system is flawed after being heavily manipulated and micromanaged by the company and of course, to the detriment of the employee. As has been mentioned already, leave is a variable conundrum depending on who you speak to. Part time working is a concept that we will probably never see, which as far as I am concerned is the biggest failing of the company, as it would probably help to keep people here a bit longer.
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Old 20th Mar 2019, 22:25
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It's rather comical to listen to wannabes and newbies know it all's. Let them learn from their own experiences and standby for the next wave of EK/Dubai experts . I've said this before and believe it still stands - it will not get better , but hey , go find out for your self . 2 bucket concept!
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 11:05
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Originally Posted by Z786
Any idea what the waiting period is to get a confirmation after successfully completing the assessment in dubai?
Made my assessment in january, waited for 1 month and unfortunately got a NO and a 24 months minimum to reapply. Got successful on assessement and medical exam approved. I have no idea why I did not get the job offer, and even if I had that wouldn't change the result.
As they say, passing the selection proccess does not guarantee a job offer. It all depends on higher management decisions.

I hope you get a better outcome!
Good luck.
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 13:24
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You really donít need to defend your decision to come out here mate.
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 14:19
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I would say this. All the ones who wanted to leave had never lived in a large city.
I answered the questions of are you read for Dubai and I got mostly Bs a few As and Cs. ( this is a quote from a previous post)


Well I lived in a large city. 3 in fact. And yesterday was my 4 year anniversary of leaving EK.. and Iím back home.. living in a large city and never been happier.
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Old 21st Mar 2019, 17:36
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Originally Posted by Yorkshire_Pudding
You really donít need to defend your decision to come out here mate.
You could clear out a decent sized rainforests worth of trees to print out the reasons NOT to join EK. A 4/5 paragraph logical and well put rationale for the Dubai dilemma is put forth and thatís your best response?

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Old 21st Mar 2019, 20:39
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If there is any doubt about EK today just look at the demographic of new joiners
Examples?

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