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Old 2nd Mar 2010, 16:02
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Wet Vee Two,

I hear what you are saying about depreciating assets...etc. Thats the way life goes in the UAE. We needed an SUV whether we liked it or not, 3/4 of my annual salary vs the value of my family's life and I got the one with the most air bags and reinforced sides. Have you been on Emirates Road and Shiekh Zayed Road?

We could go on and on about maid or no maid. I went without one for many years but thats the cost of having one in Dubai. Please do not get personal with me or involve my wife in this topic.

Someone asked for the cost of living in Dubai and I spent some time researching and posted it, now leave the thread creep aside and stay on topic and help the guys out.
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Old 2nd Mar 2010, 16:42
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New Joiners

Guys,

Please take this job when offered. We are so understaffed and I need some days off.

My fellow pprune posters have got you so scared, it's having a negative effect on recruiting. If you won't come here, then how can I take my leave or attend an upgrade course.

Many new aircraft are on the way and we need a few hundred pilots, why not do both of us a favor and be one of them.

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Old 2nd Mar 2010, 17:23
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Thanks Fellow

Fellow...

I made the question, which absolutely important to me; thank you very much for your answer, it was exactly the kind of picture I needded to take a look about something which is totally unknown to me.

Appreciate your job, I see you research some info, no doubts about it when you take a look at the post; once again, Thanks.

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Old 2nd Mar 2010, 17:24
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Please take this job when offered. We are so understaffed and I need some days off.

My fellow PPRuNe posters have got you so scared, it's having a negative effect on recruiting. If you won't come here, then how can I take my leave or attend an upgrade course.

Many new aircraft are on the way and we need a few hundred pilots, why not do both of us a favor and be one of them.
If you take this job for the current offerings, don't complain later. If you get fired for making a wrong turn in training, don't complain. If you still don't get your leave, because they haven't hired enough, don't complain. If you still don't get your command because they hire DEC's, don't complain.

Don't you understand? It is never getting better, unless they have to seriously increase T&C's to attract to people to STAY, and at the same time attract people to COME.

If youre tired, call in SKF. Protect yourself.
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Old 3rd Mar 2010, 07:57
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Hi guys, it seems that EK is not a wise choice if you have already a job somewhere else in the world where you enjoy freedom and lifestyle. But what if you are already here, living in Dubai flying for a low cost? Is it worse than having the same 100h a month and 900 a year, flying 2 to 3 nights in a row with around 15 trips a month? And yes, I drive there myself on my car doing around 100km each day I go to work. Money wise seems to be better but then you have to pay for everything, housing and DEWA included.
My question is: Is it worth the move to EK if you are already stuck here in the sandpit? I see couple advantages like ID tickets and so plus most of the disadvantages are already here. So any thoughts on that?
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Old 3rd Mar 2010, 15:55
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If you don't already know about the latest debacle at EK then read on. The following example should adequately explain how Emirates views its employees. (just one example of many during my time at EK).
One of our CC went to the medical clinic complaining of abdominal pains. Apparently tests were taken and somehow the results were misplaced (rumor about the lost results) but anyhow, she was released to continue to work. (basically you have to be dead or have your physical appearance objectionable to get some sick days as a CC)

On her subsequent pairing she fell ill in her hotel room and gave birth to a premature baby. Hotel staff, medical staff and everyone else involved in this event were by all accounts fantastic.

Unfortunately, she has NOW been left on her own because EK has absolved themselves of all responsibility.

SO........a new and surprised mother with a premature baby in a foreign country and the company has already declared they will not cover any costs, let alone a continued stay in the crew hotel. She was fired of course, left to her own devices with her premature baby, while on a layover working for Emirates Airline.

Yeah, she violated the ridiculous pre-marital sex laws in this country and yes she probably should have known she was pregnant...... but SHITE happens! It happens to locals too but I'm pretty certain that is taken care of in a manner that is not detrimental to mother or child.

For a company to use excuses to wash their hands of this woman is despicable. So if you think that coming to EK is a wise move, consider the fact that this company views pilots in the same light as Cabin Crew.

We are employed to work for the company, completely abide by the rules (no matter if they are insane and changed on a weekly basis), never ever get in ANY kind of trouble, consider our days off as a 'gift' on the part of EK (quote AAR) and basically be treated like children...... then Dubai SHOULD be your new home!

I guarantee though, the first time YOU offend someone of stature, or in any way get caught disparaging this comedy show, you will change your tune.

I am sure that 10% of the pilot population will side with the company on this one and to those individuals.... you deserve a sad fate. Think long and hard before you defend the company's position on this one!

Is this not the year 2010?

ps. this is based on a forwarded email of a newspaper article and 2 accounts from CC friends (one of whom says she knows the girl but has not spoken to her yet) and also based on the fact that a Fund has been set up to help out this woman. Hopefully these events have been exaggerated, but I doubt it.
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Old 6th Mar 2010, 08:42
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Old pool holders.... New interview

Hi folks,

Some of the old "polies", interviewed during 2008 and being in the hold pool until the application approval expiration has been called for a new interview? If yes, someone knows if they plan a full assessment for them? Or might be posible an special one (I mean shorter) for whom was already successfull with EK? Appreciate any comment around it!!! Thanks
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Old 14th Mar 2010, 23:33
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when hired, always take your decision to join if you know where the exit door is and that you can easily take it. Nothing worse than having to bitch, regret things and being stuck in.

for those going to the selection program, RELAX!!!!! be yourself and have fun doing it.
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Old 18th Mar 2010, 00:13
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I have done a search but come up negative.

Does anybody know if recruitment has a direct number or email address separate to the generic application one?

Thanks in advance
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Old 18th Mar 2010, 18:45
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OK, I have the Emirates Interview Book, and I have downloaded some company info off the tinternet so I will just suck it and see. I have absolutely no chance with the technical exam but will go for C or the longest answer!

I have to ask though, I am a Skipper in a UK LOWCO and am thinking of coming out. There is a lot of negativity on the forum but it could be by a small vocal minority. Is there real problems in EK and should I go to Etihad instead?

Please can someone please tell me in relation to Sterling what the monthly take home is after sector pay and allowances. That would help me compare apples with pears at least!
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Old 18th Mar 2010, 18:54
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People are just pulling your leg. It's actually totally awesome working for EK.
Come on over....... best thing you could ever do for your career.

Give me a f***'n break. It might even be worse than what you read here.

Cav.
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Old 18th Mar 2010, 21:30
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Hello All

What's the difference with these two...are they the same...

1. Hourly Flying Pay
An Hourly Flying pay is paid on block hours up to a threshold of between 83 to 92 hours.

2.Productivity Pay
Productivity Pay is also available for block hours worked above the monthly Hourly Flying Pay threshold of between 83 to 92 hours.

and what are the rates. Thanks.

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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 18:05
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I know Im taking a big risk by asking this, possibly being blown out of the sky by everyone who sounds very negative about joining Emirates at the moment. However for the average South African white male pilot, facing reverse apartheid, and actively being discriminated on by the local flag carrier, the only other possible way to fly heavy jets is at Emirates. The current political situation in our country also leaves Dubai as a very attractive, safe option in which to raise a family away from the politics we face at home. Now back to my question, what are the realistic requirements? I am aware of the requirements posted on the recruitment page; however only about 1000hrs of my medium jet time is above 55 tons, with 1300hrs above 40 tons. I have the required 4000hrs total time; my application status is currently under review. What are my realistic chances of being offered an interview? Any positive input will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 23rd Mar 2010, 18:21
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Your chances should be very good, they are desperate.

Your reasons to come here are very valid. However, having said that, there are many guys from SA who regret the move to EK.

Good luck, and keep your eyes open.

CAV.
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Old 24th Mar 2010, 19:01
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Emirates Interview

I have an interview with Emirates in April. Has anyone been through it lately who can shed some light on the process?
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Old 25th Mar 2010, 21:36
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Hi, can I ask you when have they called you for the interview?
I have applied 5 days ago.
Thank you so much
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Old 26th Mar 2010, 07:15
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@Tamagotchipilot
Is the application process still on? if so when is the deadline?
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Old 26th Mar 2010, 16:20
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Minimum time from A330 to A380 FO Seat?

Mate of mine just lost his job on the A320/A319. Understanding that EK is a horrible place to work according to everyone on this board, if one were to get hired onto the A330, what is the earliest chance in years for advancement to the right seat of the A380? Two years? Three years? I understand something like 8-9 A380s will be added in 2010 and a similar delivery rate thereafter.

Thank you for any serious responses.
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Old 26th Mar 2010, 17:08
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Interview Offer in April

Hello all.

I have been watching this thread for about 6 month, and I have read all 99 pages of it.

I was short listed back in the summer of 09, and then asked last month to update my application.

I did that, and I received an offer to interview about 3 weeks later.

EK is going to fly me from ANY EK city to Dubai for the interview roundtrip, so at least that part is looking better, and shows what the urgency level has become by EK recruiting.

Any real info on the interview process would be appreciated.

Please, I have already read the 4,798 DONT COME HERE POSTs.

I, along with every other potential new hire, would like to have some real honest info and answers.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 26th Mar 2010, 22:08
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Seriously, dont come here.

You'll be selling your health for a few meare dirhams. . We are still here because It was never this bad before and we tolerated it because of other positive aspects of this job. We are now stuck here and some of us here have too much to lose to uproot our families and start over somewhere else. You have a chance of not making the same mistake.

I have an entire month of back of the body clock flying, coupled with annexe 1 duty extentions with the minimum days off. Its not hard to see how your health and your ability to operate safely will diminish over a short period of time.

EK is not interested in your well being, please read the recent EK management banning of all community activities in DSO. Kids drama, ballet and adult cardio and other positive family programs will no longer be allowed to run in an Emirates compound, even if they are exclusively of residents only. Pilots health, who cares about pilots? EK certainly doesnt... let alone keeping your family sane and happy
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