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Old 15th May 2013, 14:53
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From JA on a wash up today: the yearly step of 3% has increased to 3,5%. That's all we've got, 3,5% on basic, halas.
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Old 15th May 2013, 15:02
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The 3.5% will be reflected on the MAY 26 paycheck. Basic salary is paid for the current month, its hourly flight pay that is paid for the previous month. I went back and checked and the letter from last year was worded "effective May 1" as well and the increase started on my May check.
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Old 15th May 2013, 15:10
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Not sure if it applied to all accomm allowances, but someone asked the question on Open House recently, due to rising rents would it be going up, and the response was the usual "competitive, we assess according to market standards, blah blah blah.... not at this time"

Wouldn't hold your breath on that one...
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Old 15th May 2013, 15:10
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So let me get this straight...

The company makes over 3 billion dhs in profit this year and we get no profit share and a 0.5% increase in salary.

Wow... I sure do feel the love.
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Old 15th May 2013, 15:12
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0.5%

Time to wake up and smell the coffee.
Because that's about what you can buy for your 6 dirhams pay increased per day. (6 year Captain)
At Mc Donald's that is.

Enjoy.
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Old 15th May 2013, 15:33
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You get to keep your job

But that option is yours

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Old 15th May 2013, 15:41
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So why bother posting this non information
You're quite right White Knight I do apologise, I shall strip naked and thrash myself until I bleed.
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Old 15th May 2013, 16:34
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that increase wont even buy me enough beer to make this rubbish funny...maybe donate it back to them...they seem to really need it! fakkin ey.
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Old 15th May 2013, 16:34
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givemewings,

Regarding the housing allowance. That would be great if they assessed according to the market, as the Dubai housing market has gone up about 30-40% in the past year. But maybe they are basing it on the excess supply of pilots still willing to join ek. In that case it will be cost neutral...
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Old 15th May 2013, 17:36
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big pay raise

Mine, according the adjustment letter went up a whole 1080AED or 295USD.
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Old 15th May 2013, 17:48
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0.5% pay raise.

I mean its actually funny at this stage.

Have any of you guys who have been in wash-up got a sense of their understanding of the anger out on the line...or are they completely ambivalent?

f.

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Old 15th May 2013, 18:23
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Originally Posted by cloud bunny
You're quite right White Knight I do apologise, I shall strip naked and thrash myself until I bleed.
Apologies. That was a bit harsh of me
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Old 15th May 2013, 18:26
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Yes fliion.

They know it perfectly well and they get a badly concealed kick out of it.
It's the drug called power, the effect is contempt and arrogance.
This "raise" is clearly a calculated provocation, some sort of test.

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Old 15th May 2013, 18:32
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another dubai first ever?

seriously?
...anyone ever heard of a 0.5% pay rise...world wide?
is getting together to share feelings and thoughts not done...illegal?
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Old 15th May 2013, 18:50
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White Knight
Apologies. That was a bit harsh of me
Not a problem Sir, thick skin and a blinding sense of humour no offence taken!! Only thing stopping me from bursting in tears over the last few days!
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Old 15th May 2013, 19:29
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Now that is a small raise for such a wealthy airline!!!!!!

For those Americans out there I hear American Airlines will open up applications in July/August, United Airlines is currently accepting applications and Delta could start in the latter fall or early 2014 according to another forum.
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Old 16th May 2013, 02:20
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This is an exact repeat of two years ago. Back then we received a similar confusing letter and pilots were arguing whether or not we had just a step increase or a step increase and a pay increase. Thankfully it turned out to be both which resulted in a total 8% increase.
You would think that they would learn from their previous mistake and this time spell it out more clearly but obviously not.

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Old 16th May 2013, 07:33
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Iver 4 Americans are resigning in June with more sure to follow.
Ex-pat taxation, crap pay, treatment of pilots and living in a 3rd world country get very tiring after a few years not to mention the thievery that happened this week. How much more can one take?
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Old 16th May 2013, 08:03
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As I said before, with the major US airlines starting to hire again, there will be a significant number of americans headed home and very few deciding to come this way. I know management and the rest of the pilots probably don't care but thats the reality. As long as there are guys lining up from crap LCCs, we won't see a raise or a bonus. Hopefully they will soon run out of candidates who have a history of paying airlines for the privilege to fly.
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Old 16th May 2013, 08:44
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Do you really think EK cares if the US pilots leave? NO. You guys need to get over yourselves. The facts are you can be replaced , there is 2000 applications that they are working through and the hiring is slowed right down at the moment and can also be cranked up just as fast .
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