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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 15:01
  #121 (permalink)  
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Don when I joined I did do due dillegence contrary to what you wrote. At the time 777 FOs were "only" flying 65-77 hours a month spending on who you talked to and no one was not getting their leave. If they weren't I didn't talk to them and it wasn't posted on PPRuNe that I saw.
I was looking in 2011-12 not 2003. That is my reference. Was it bad when i was looking, maybe. But it was probably worse for the captains than the FOs.
The difference is when i don't like something I do something about it. We all know Emirates is not a good airline and it is only going to get worse for sure. So why stick around?
Was EK as bad 3 yrs ago as it is today? If it only is gong to get worse at Emirates and if tomorrow is going to be worse than today why stick around or why join? There are so many good options out there.
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 15:06
  #122 (permalink)  
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Cry us all a river, don. Be happy that "your" issues are now everyone's.

Yay! Right?

But the difference is, of the people who joined in spite of your infinite wisdom in the early 2000's, many still did very well. Long hours on your fleet, forced relocations may have been around - but so were quick commands and decent rosters back then and for quite a few years after that.

Now? Not so much. Talk to anyone and the honeymoon period is shorter and shorter - FO resignations outpacing captains for a start. 2015 is not 2003, now matter how you want to spin it for your "I told you so" moment. Those joining now are joining a completely different animal.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 02:51
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Pilot Workload at Emirates Under Question - WSJ

According to current and former pilots, Emirates, the world’s largest airline by international traffic, underreports time on duty to the aviation regulator in the United Arab Emirates, meaning pilots at times exceed daily-duty limits that exist to protect their health and the safety of flights.

i think its safe to say hopefully something will be done about this...tough times right now but i think the future is bright, at least its out there now!
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 07:20
  #124 (permalink)  
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The WSJ article-

Rory Jones

April 9, 2015 9:59 a.m. ET
Let's see- April, May, June, July August.....

Nope- don't think it had much impact (apart from losing the "Timeline" , which is a pain in the asre.)
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 07:22
  #125 (permalink)  
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Old news striker...nothing has changed...apart from that notorious briefing timeline. As many have said,its going to get a lot worse.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 07:23
  #126 (permalink)  
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Wiz beat me too it😊
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 14:00
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another good link from the WSJ, LMAO


good old Brian, I wonder if he is still in the pit?
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 03:18
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So the TP guys are being called, will they consider guys with time on 757s with about 1500 hrs on it and tt about 2200, ATPL and ICAO 6 ?
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 07:43
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You have not only proven clueless so far but intelligently deficient too
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 08:10
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Pulk , depends on a few other things . Such as operator, nationality , LHS/RHS , country of licence . Oh and one more thing , education.
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 09:10
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Funny, i got today an email from recruitement stating their requirements have been changed. I was really amused with the following sentence: "You could be living in dynamic Dubai, enjoying a sunny lifestyle while earning a tax-free salary ....."
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 10:25
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I don't know why you were amused.

Dubai is dynamic and you can enjoy a sunny lifestyle.
No surprise there.

Whereas the tax free myth is a blunt lie.
Nothing to be amused by that. Get used to be lied to day in, day out.
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 10:41
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lol, thank you am not sure 😝😝😝

Yes Fatbus - thank you will send you a PM soon.
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 15:17
  #134 (permalink)  
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Are there ANY positives at EK nowadays?!

I created a profile a few years ago for a laugh despite being nowhere near the minimum requirements.

On Monday last I got the email from EK asking me to update my profile then email them back if I was still interested in a FO position with them!

I've about 1550hrs TT on TPs even lighter than ATRs/Dash 8s

Desperation it seems indeed!
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 18:09
  #135 (permalink)  
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Hi Primary Governor, I also got an email from EK telling me to update my profile and send an email to a specific email stating my interest in joining Emirates and the position.

6000 hours on ATR, Training Captain.

I think we are all getting the same email, has anyone got an invitation for the interview??
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 18:16
  #136 (permalink)  
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To answer your first question: No, not really (been here +10y)

By all means, come and do the interview, but make sure you talk to some line guys while you are here. Recruitment will blow sunshine up your backside like you've never felt before.

It could be a great option for you to consider, just don't be surprised when we have to say "told you so" in a few years.

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Old 4th Aug 2015, 18:40
  #137 (permalink)  
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Yes it was a generic email for sure.

To be honest having read all here and spoken to a few people I know thereI don't think I would consider it. It sounds fairly miserable.

Of course when I embarked on my training I would have hoped/envisaged to operate for an airline on equipment such as an A330 or 777 but not at all costs.
I've turned down a few P2F schemes already.

I've an ok life now, one month away from home on duty, then one month off (completely off) at home.
Good money but no stability/career advancement really.

In the unlikely event I get called for the assessments/interview and get offered a place on the 332 for example; and I chose to remain where I am, in the RHS of a B1900D then the career/industry is truly hopeless!
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 19:01
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Be with them for 5 years PG,(or get the rating, make 1000,pay them and leave in between) right seat of a B1900 to A330 is too good to believe. It's a good opportunity. Fortunately we jet drivers have some options at the moment. It all depends how it goes with you, whether they improve or detroriate with time etc.

I personally know 2500 hrs + TP guys with no prev command exp transition to 737 LHS, few of them were excellent and some had habits like kicking excessive rudder etc. again it depends on how well a person can adopt to speed and other changes in cockpit.

It's a game of demand & supply ! Today they just need Atpl, once they needed 2500+ on aircaft more than 75T and in the far futute it might be a min of 1000hrs on type ! Who knows...
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 19:06
  #139 (permalink)  
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Cheers flyboy,

I'm realistic, I know it was a generic email sent to all in their database so I don't believe they will actually look at someone with my low level of experience!
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Old 4th Aug 2015, 19:15
  #140 (permalink)  
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It could be good. But it's not. Very little would have to happen to fix it, and a large portion is cost neutral to them. Part of the frustration. IF you do get offered the 777 ask them to etch the offer into a 5 kg gold bar that you will return to them after completing the 777 course.
One of their biggest issues at EK is promising you the 777 or 380 then switching you to the 330 a day or two into the welcome course. And surprise they have the 330 sims and instructors waiting for you! I have flown with many FO's that this has happened to. Some very recently. Emirates knows you don't have a job to go back to so they figure you are stuck. Personally, I would accept nothing but the 777. If you get the 330 you will be here as an FO till the fleet dies in 3-4 years then you will be moved over to the 380. However, once on the 380 ALL the Captain slots will have been filled or spoken for and you will be a career FO with a very interesting type rating. Best to look for smoother waters. It's gonna be a rough ride here for the foreseeable future. Love your schedule! I would stay put!
Your other option is to do it for 18 months then take your new type and go.
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