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Old 15th May 2013, 12:01
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I got the email...but they spelt my name wrong.
How do I interpret that?
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Old 15th May 2013, 12:02
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Guys and Gals,

who actually writes this stuff? its amazing.

If the goal was to write a clear and meaningful pay review, this would have been graded an "F" in school by my old English Teacher.

SUMMARY
3.5% it is (for those who are eligible) 0.5% for those who are not.


Pay Reviews / Badly Worded, Convoluted FCI's
come on, how about you raise the bar a bit
how about a bit of clarity in the future,
leaving no room for doubt! too much to ask?

P.S. Looks like more investment for Dubai?
I thought they were broke?

10 mega projects to adorn Dubai | GulfNews.com
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Old 15th May 2013, 12:07
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Nothing seen.....go around Flap 20....

I did get 3 emails from various investment brokerages that somehow "managed" to get past the company spam filter...
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Old 15th May 2013, 12:12
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To those who got the email, was it individually addressed to your name or was it via a DL? If they writing a different name on all the email then I can understand why some of us hasn't receive it yet. Someone must be typing the hell away at a keyboard now.
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Old 15th May 2013, 12:18
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individually addressed

Mine was addressed to me directly like every year.
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Old 15th May 2013, 12:19
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Ex 380 is right on the money...6.5% total. Further down in the paragraph, there is a sentence that starts with "As well as" so it's 3.5% for everyone and 3% for those eligible.
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Old 15th May 2013, 12:25
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Maybe the letter should have tried to simplify OM A- Chap 7 also

3.5% or 6.5%
Now, I am totally confused

I am going for a long walk to find a Brick Wall so to bang my head against !
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Old 15th May 2013, 12:30
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So Now the Pay Review....

Completely frustrated now as I still don't have an email to be confused about!!
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Old 15th May 2013, 12:30
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Got it eventually !
TCAS strikes again !! I sort of understand it is 6.5% but it is open to any interpretation one more time ... just like every year.

Wait and see.
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Old 15th May 2013, 12:46
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I think I'm gonna go have a few cold ones... maybe then it will make sense. I'm guessing whoever wrote this was of a similar frame of mind by the looks of it.

Surely, writing an email of such importance cannot be that hard to mess up due to the lack of certainty and vagueness.

I'm actually more confused now then i was when i first read it.

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Old 15th May 2013, 12:51
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Anyone else still not received the mysterious, and apparently confusing, email?
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Old 15th May 2013, 12:55
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Must have been written by the same person who did the one about visa renewal...

Do you think there's a special course they send them on in how to write emails giving as much info as possible but in a way that the general workforce struggles to comprehend what they are actually talking about? (And this is the native English speakers, I do wonder how the ESL crowd get on trying to read some of these bizarre missives)
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Old 15th May 2013, 12:56
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I am out and about. Has anyone checked their adjustment on HR to see if it is reflected there. That should clarify the actual amount.

Why it needs to be this confusing is beyond me. Maybe they're having a laugh!
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Old 15th May 2013, 13:02
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This is the wording:

"... I am therefore pleased to announce the company has approved a 3.5%
increase which includes a step increase fo all eligible flight crew (those who
have been employed on or before 31st December 2012 and who are below top of
scale) as well as an adjustment to the salary step with effect from 1st May
2013.
Take out the situff in brackets what do you get???

"... I am therefore pleased to announce the company has approved a 3.5%
increase which includes a step increase fo all eligible flight crew as well as an adjustment to the salary step with effect from 1st May 2013.

This looks like 3.5% to me! Keep up you hard work guys! Itīs really worth it!

Very p***** o**!!

Hello tomorrow
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Old 15th May 2013, 13:04
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Angry

Itīs not reflected in HR yet. I think they are confused too!
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Old 15th May 2013, 13:18
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So Now the Pay Review....

It's not out on our contract adjustments yet and until such time it will remain a mystery to all of us unless the author of the letter sends out clarification.
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Old 15th May 2013, 13:22
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Deliberately misleading is how I read the letter.

It is a 0.5% increase to the salary scales and everyone goes up a step (except those on the top step who have now had a 0.5% increase in the last 2 years!)

Why it cannot be simply written to be specific is beyond me. He would get a 1 for COMM.

A certain rot seems to have set in here. They are deliberately lowering salaries. Time to cast eyes towards other jobs. We have time, but the writing is on the wall.

As for the "extra mile".....
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Old 15th May 2013, 13:27
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Yearly inflation here must be higher than that, so we just took a pay cut....
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Old 15th May 2013, 13:31
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Just read it, none the wiser, will wait till the contract letter comes through, I read it as 0.5% to the steps and a move up to the next step.
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Old 15th May 2013, 13:33
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I agree with disconnected (which is exactly how I feel). We are looking at a deliberate squeeze on terms and conditions as the company finds out how far it can go without affecting recruitment and retention too much. Just look at how well rewarded the people who have been here the longest have been- 0.5% in two years!

Make the most of it, you will never be as well paid (in real terms) in this company as you are now. Every year you will find your salary will buy a little less and you will work a little harder.
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