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Qatari Pilots 60% pay increase

Old 18th Mar 2013, 17:15
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Black pudding,
For sure it is!
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Old 19th Mar 2013, 15:17
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Heard some Spanair A320 guys got kicked out of Qatar for not having the 500 hours PIC that their log book showed as having..any truth?

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Old 19th Mar 2013, 18:34
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This thread is only for those that want more money and are angry at the Qataris' pay rise its not about Spanair pilots and their fudged logbooks, start a new thread.

At the end of the day I suppose QR and the Qatari govt has to throw money at people to keep them happy, expat or local, its the only way to placate that rage that is fermenting inside.

And BTW the phenomenon of the fudged logbooks is not a new. Those that fudge things blatantly and get jobs that they are not fit to hold should be put behind bars for endangering the safety of the public. However, when you have a wife and kids to feed and you live in a country where you can see unemployment sky rocketing and no hope of finding another job and you look at your logbook and see your maybe 40 or 50 hours short...well its wrong and if it is true then its right for them to be fired, but I'm not going to stand in judgement of such people.

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Old 24th Mar 2013, 23:29
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"the same in the UK or Europe we'd be racist, sexist, ageist, discriminatory, nasty, slave dealing infidels"

1.Would you employ expats in the UK or Europe?

2.Whoever told you life is fair, lied to you.
How come I haven't heard any expat pilot flying for certain Far eastern airlines complaining about their semi-god status, which is way above the local pilots? These expacts treat the locals like second class citizens in their own country. Would you like to discuss this issue ? I don't think so.
So take it from me Life is NOT fair. Learn how to live with that innequality.
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Old 25th Mar 2013, 00:18
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How come I haven't heard any expat pilot flying for certain Far eastern airlines complaining about their semi-god status, which is way above the local pilots? These expacts treat the locals like second class citizens in their own country. Would you like to discuss this issue ? I don't think so.
Riiiiiiiight! Where is that? Because in China, Japan, Korea, Taipei, Hong Kong, you start being an ahole! They will get rid of you very quickly, quite the opposite is true
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Old 25th Mar 2013, 19:46
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Any company should get rid of any pilot who tries to be an a.....hole.
Isn't that fair ?
The vast majority of us perform our duties as per our contracts. If we don't like it, we leave for greener pastures. If they don't like us we get the sack and we are replaced by ppl they like. Isn't that reality ?
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Old 29th Mar 2013, 04:58
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What im interested to know is, how much does a local Qatari Second Officer earn in US dollars. Maybe Qantas pilots arent the highest paid pilots after all.
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Old 29th Mar 2013, 07:19
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Very well said

Plus its your country too, WTF?? Damn foreigners lucky they can have a job in QR cause there's nothing happening in EU or US.
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Old 29th Mar 2013, 07:26
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Lucky they ( qataris)have all this expats(80% of the population) to build up and develop THEIR country.
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Old 29th Mar 2013, 08:09
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Qataris get their payrise congratulate them. You blonde guys if not happy then leave try go back to you blonde country and get a job, stop coming here and bitch thinking you are colonial masters. Simple as that. Oh i forgot, you got no job back home.
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Old 29th Mar 2013, 09:02
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Bamboo. You England speak good. Stay in noodle land. You need us. We certainly don't need you in our country. Unless we need taxi drivers. An Asian CPL should be suffice.

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Old 29th Mar 2013, 14:06
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Qataris get their payrise congratulate them. You blonde guys if not happy then leave try go back to you blonde country and get a job, stop coming here and bitch thinking you are colonial masters. Simple as that. Oh i forgot, you got no job back home.
Your an idiot of the highest order.
However, just wait until there is jobs in Europe, you will then see how many people will leave; And you sir can rub your loins in pleasure as you have to work with more morons like yourself.

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Old 30th Mar 2013, 05:10
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Kijamgnim

1- once again...I have nothing to do with management.

2-my thread is not insulting anybody,simply a true fact.yes 80% of the population are expats,and who is building roads,infrastructure,buildings,shopping mall,properties..in this country.....?
Tell me....

Bamboo,
" colonial Masters"???
Do you remember when a British guy was killed years back in a bomb attack at the national theater here.
The next day,Qataris starts sh...in their pans,so scared that all the expats are gone leave the country,and they organized immediately an hypocrite demonstration on corniche on "support"for the expats community,with slogan like , " expats we like you, don't leave the country...."

" colonial Masters"???
Or maybe are you talking about all this poor asian workers forced to work by 45 degrees+ building the country for you, a sent back home every summer in coffin after dying from an heatstroke..
Sure you aren't! Otherwise feel free to take their job!

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Old 30th Mar 2013, 06:47
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Touchy subject guys. Will clearly attract the trolls who feed on such conjecture. Recognize it as such & please try & maintain your composure in the face of such vitriol. Ignore (I understand it's difficult) these shallow taunts.

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Old 30th Mar 2013, 07:48
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A few years back Expats at JAL were on about 1/3 of the local pilots. So this is nothing new . Along the same line, local pilots in China are on way less than the expats, so maybe they should get a 60 % pay increase. Don't compare the expat package with the local period.
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Old 30th Mar 2013, 09:28
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Fatbus,
As far as I known local pilots here( Qatari) has never been paid less than expats.
On top of that they already have extra benefits that expats doesn't have like pension for example,free educations..
Following that logic I would have think that expats instead deserve a pay increase.

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Old 30th Mar 2013, 11:15
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It's a 2 way street....the expats are there as it was a better option then they were facing at home. The local Qataris can not do it by themselves...there just isn't enough people in the country. I think a little mutual respect goes a long way. If they treat people poorly they attract a poorer quality of pilot.
However as long as they honor the contract you signed they can be as generous as they want with their own people and it shouldn't change things.
I see one problem it does cause is inflation....if everybody starts making more money there is a certain amount of inflation....cars, homes, schools etc....all are getting more costly and the housing and school allowance is inadequate.
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Old 30th Mar 2013, 12:30
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Lobster Pail

In the Northeastern USA, they have a analogy that reflects this thread. When a catch of lobsters are placed in a pail, several may try to escape by climbing up the sides. Inevitably, the other lobsters use their claws to grab their tails and pull them back down to share their fate.

We all arrived here after signing a contract. Though some might say they were "forced" to accept the conditions because they had no alternatives, this is not true. There are always alternatives, possibly not in the aviation industry. Therefore, we agreed to the terms and found them satisfactory.

With very few exceptions, the contract terms are being fulfilled satisfactorily. Therefore we should have no complaints. The Qatari pilots work under a different agreement. Their Government is fortunate enough to be is a position to reward them for their diligence. This has absolutely NOTHING to do with us and in fact, we should be pleased with their good fortune. We are NOT lobsters.

A suggestion. If you are NOT satisfied here, move on. Otherwise, put your head into our profession, go to work with a positive attitude, and do the best and most professional job you can on EVERY flight. Respect your crewmates and encourage conversations and opinions. On every flight I learn extraordinary things both related to aviation, and culturally. The experience and knowledge you gain will fare you well in the future. Consider THIS your reward.

Edit to correct typo.

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Old 30th Mar 2013, 12:53
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Well said Flytdeck.......:

Hopefully should end the debate on how the local government rewards its own citizens.

Bottomline is, that this was mandated by their governmant for their citizens and not by Qatar Airways, ONLY for their local employees
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Old 30th Mar 2013, 22:47
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Flytdeck, you are very wise indeed.
The people who are bitching, are the ones who cannot find solutions to their own miseries and blame the whole world for their missfortunes.
Very sad indeed.
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