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Old 16th Feb 2015, 12:48
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On the lighter side, here's one from The Onion on Dubai's working conditions. For those that aren't familiar with The Onion, it is a satirical news site.

Dubai Unveils Plans For World?s Largest Human Rights Violation | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 13:00
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Pucka, don't even think of swapping CX for EK. I understand that you fine guys get threated there badly as well but at least you got more money for the pain and some rules. Here the money is not enough for all the bad things happening as of lately. And rules??? Don't even get me started
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 13:11
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You successfully dragged me into it BG:

The real reason why Emirates Airline plans to employ 11.000 new staff | Truth about Emirates Airline Management
Truth about Emirates Airline Management is now blocked when you try to access it from the UAE. Looks like Dragana really got under managements skin if they go to the length of influencing the UAE authorities to block the blog of one(!) ex-employee.

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Since none of these apply to Dragana's blog they need to add a 14th one: "Stuff we don't like".
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 13:18
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Works here.
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 13:22
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Are you on etisalat? It's definitely blocked on du.
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 13:23
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Yep with the slut. That's the government one right?
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 17:14
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Can someone please check this DU-Etisalat information? I need the right info on where and how it's blocked. Thank you.
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 17:32
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Can someone please check this DU-Etisalat information? I need the right info on where and how it's blocked. Thank you.
It's definitely blocked on Du:

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Old 16th Feb 2015, 17:37
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Thanks.

Edit: so this is not a governmental decision.
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 17:57
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https://vtunnel.com you will get a webpage with an address bar and then type in the URL...that should take care of it.

Now before anyone gets excited this doesn't really work for videos
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 18:06
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je suis VPN

Wrt:
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but only if the religion being ridiculed is Islam.
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 20:39
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Guys/Gals,

Whatever the recruitment people may spin to you at the roadshows there are some simple truths that you should know (I am open to correction by anyone that disagrees):

1. You will never get 42 days holiday in a year. The days you don't get assigned will just keep building up until you're fed up and resign. In the months that you do get leave EK will roster you the max hours possible in the remaining days of that month i.e. you still work as many hours in that month as in any other month.

2. The bidding system no longer functions - therefore do not expect to have more than 3 days off per month in a row. We are also heading for a max of 8 days off per month. This is not enough due to the rostering pratices at EK. You will fly lates to earlies...earlies to lates with minimum rest in between. The result is that you feel like a zombie and can not spend quality time with your family. You will be fatigued and irritable most of the time. This is all legal because the GCAA allow it. GCAA is Emirates & Emirates is the GCAA = you get screwed.

3. Education allowance will not cover the cost of your Kids education and depending on how many kids you have, and which schools you find a place in, you will be out of pocket. This can be a large part of your disposable income.

4. The inflation in Dubai greatly exceeds any miserly step pay increase you may receive - therefore year after year your actually real income is decreasing.

5. Profit share: May or may not happen. Looks like it's a thing of the past. If you get any then it will not be much...especially not the 12/14 weeks promoted at the roadshows.

I could go on and on. But the single biggest issue is that your health will suffer. Whatever else has been said, this is the greatest issue. You will feel fatigued all of the time and your health will suffer...along with it your lifestyle and quality of home life.

By the way, I hope you do decide to come as we need all the people we can get....maybe then we can get some leave.

From the sinking ship.........
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 21:30
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The post above is as accurate as it is damning of the current situation in EK. Especially the part at the end about our long term health and how little regard they have for it. This is the single most important issue here (amongst many others) and one that only seems to be getting worse.

I would however disagree on hoping people ignore all this and join anyway. It would seem to me that the only time things will improve overall is when they have to park aeroplanes due lack of crew. Until then their sheer arrogance will not allow them to acknowledge that there is any problem in the first place.

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Old 16th Feb 2015, 22:07
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I guess I can open hundreds of new blogs for DU users:

This blog has been blocked in UAE | Truth about Emirates Airline Management

For all DU users this is the alternative website address where they can read news:

Josephineq.org
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 22:49
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I have recently been offered employment with EK as cabin crew. I have been reading reviews for the past few hours from a variety of websites and there seems to be a few common themes.

1. Cabin Crew are worked like dogs
2. The managers bully their team and favor some over others
3. Labour law issues (no union)
4. Work/life balance

Can anyone give me some more insight?

I have lived in other countries, have a university degree and am 28. I keep going back and forth on whether or not I want to accept this position. Can anyone help me out? This is a huge life decision for me and I don't want to make the wrong move.

Thanks
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 23:45
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We are also heading for a max of 8 days off per month.
Will this be the final straw for many? I personally will be voting with my feet if this 'stunt' is pulled off.
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Old 17th Feb 2015, 02:19
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This will take care of any pay rises.

https://en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/gu...-business.html

5. Profit share: May or may not happen. Looks like it's a thing of the past. If you get any then it will not be much...especially not the 12/14 weeks promoted at the roadshows............................continued

6. The Meydan labour camp.

7. New flight time limitations and bidding system (it won't be for our benefit).

8. Increased sub load ticket prices disguised as an extended eligibility scheme.

9. Megalomaniacal managers.

feel free to add to the list
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Old 17th Feb 2015, 04:29
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Ask your TRE...

Some of them got introduced to the new Lido Roster which is already parallel running to the current overloaded one.

In a washup there where Rosters put up on the wall... BRACE FOR IMPACT.

Min off days is Max... 8 days in a month.
Max 3 days in a row and not a day more ( and you cannot swap for more)

4 US flights (only stick time counts, makes it 2 one is doing for free)
3 European Flights plus 2 avail days. ( will transform in local turn arounds and could be double sectors).

This new SCREWING system makes EK not to worry about resignations.
They can loose 500+ people and still fly the rest into the grave.

Who ever thinks of coming here.... EK doesn't care about you or your family.

If you get sick too often you get a threat email bu your chief pilot telling you that you should ask yourself if this job is the right job for you....
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Old 17th Feb 2015, 04:32
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@shania

You summed it up already.

Simple answer...

Read and decide...

You have been warned!!!
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Old 17th Feb 2015, 04:45
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I have heard the same story about the new rostering system, flap.
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