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Emirates working conditions.....

Old 24th Feb 2015, 21:58
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Machspeed is correct but I think another reason for the number of people leaving is the demographics of the hiring over the last few years. Emirates has been hiring more younger people without families of late. That looks great to the accountants because it saves on housing and schooling. However, these people can also leave relatively easily as they don't have to worry about spouses and children. If they get fed up they can quit tomorrow and relocate anywhere in the world much more easily than somebody married with two or three children in school.
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Old 25th Feb 2015, 00:56
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If you have any debt in Dubai ................ It has to be paid off first. If you skip town without paying it ............. you will be thrown in jail if you ever set foot in Dubai again.
There are worse travesties than that, and debts should be paid off.

This is the story of a 78 year old doctor from CPT who treated a patient who died some years later from the terminal illness for which he had treated her. Transiting the hub of hypocrisy and double standards 10 years later, he was arrested and jailed. Full story ...........

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Old 26th Feb 2015, 04:40
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New Leave Awards from April leave planners "reconsideration" are in the air already.

At least my rejected requests are...

I read that priority would be given to those with a long period of non-leave, and I'm gonna be close to a year without any, but no April days where granted...

What to do!
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 14:21
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There is one way the 9th floor could try and improve moral and actually retain people whose bucket is slopping over, actually ask folk which type of routes they actually want to fly.
Short haul, turns out to 4 hours and back.
Medium haul, layovers with 4+ to say 6.30 legs.
Long haul, layovers 6.30 to 9.30 legs
Very long haul, everything that is left.
Whatever but at least ask?

I know that it would be difficult to manage initially and to fill the schedule the occasional blip one way or another but an online survey on the portal would cost nothing and give the brain trust some useful info.

Just my 5 aed worth.
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 15:32
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There is one way the 9th floor could try and improve moral and actually retain people whose bucket is slopping over, actually ask folk which type of routes they actually want to fly.
Isn't that what CRS is? Each month we put a request in for where we want to fly to and then two or three weeks later we find out where the company is actually sending us. If we're lucky there might be a mild resemblance between the two. Until a few months ago I did quite well. More recently not so well and next month I have over a 100 hours of flying east when I bid just west.

Meanwhile on the swaps board all the trips west I want to do are there but I can't swap onto any of them because my schedule is too tight or there's a secret rule banning the swap. The trips west are up there for swap because the people who bid east were given west. Figure that out.

CRS is only in place to bring up at roadshows and selections to give the impression of a forward thinking and employee minded company. It doesn't need to actually work.
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Old 26th Feb 2015, 16:01
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OR....for the less than desirable fleet, the choice of:

War zones vs. non war zones
Flt segments less than 1 hr. vs flt segments more than 1 hr
Possible ebola African layovers vs typical African layovers

It's all relative...

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Old 27th Feb 2015, 06:23
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I agree, though my point was even when CRS was allowed to work there was always some junk (subjective) thrown in for good measure.

Just having an idle stroll the E swap and there are many people looking to swap lay overs for turns and visa versa.

My point was to gather actual data to see what people would prefer flying. To be given a roster that already has your preferred pattern type rather than having to spend hours trying to jiggle a swap would be a step in the right direction and cost zip.
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Old 27th Feb 2015, 08:47
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Emirates working conditions.....

In a wash up last week TCAS admitted to the use of manual inputs prior to roster release. He said it without knowing it and then was questioned about it right afterwards. There was a lot of back peddling.
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Old 27th Feb 2015, 09:16
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EK Engineers

Emma (EK Engineers).

I asked ours on my last flight about this. He said that they/he are/had complaining(ed) to their manager and was told directly by the manager that they don't have a staffing issue and that everyone here was happy. He was asked what his problem was. He gave them his 3 mo notice the next day.
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Old 1st Mar 2015, 20:45
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Hi all,

Not sure if I've missed something or not but was just looking up the FAQ section on the careers website for FO jobs and saw that they have the bond written there as 3 years and 36k. For some reason I had in my head that it had risen to 5yr and 45k?

Can anyone verify the info in the FAQ section as current or recently superseded?

Sorry if I've missed something already said here somewhere before.

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Old 16th Sep 2016, 09:03
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I recently submitted my apolication to EK, and am undergoing the recruitment process. However, after resding all these, I am considering to withdraw my application 😐
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