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Old 15th Oct 2016, 17:33
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HR pilots resigning?

Word is HR pilot resignations looming due latest.

Can't imagine how one could continue to fly amongst their colleagues while selling the A scale product on a B scale package.

Bravo to those who I have heard are voting with their feet.

To the ones who stay and support it....might be some interesting conversations down route
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Old 15th Oct 2016, 17:43
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That's what happens when you 'test' the market, it can have an effect either way!!!
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Old 15th Oct 2016, 21:13
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HR Pilots? What's them? Just curious.
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 02:35
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I think it's the pilots involved in recruitment they are speaking of
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 03:35
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Filion,
The pilots involved in recruitment are not selling anything . They are accessing candidates. The marketing of the job is not theirs to do .
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And actually Filion I just realized that at the end of your message there is a tone of a threat . Firstly as stated you do not actually know what the recruitment pilots do . Secondly how many times have you gone to see management to complain about what is happening . How many emails have you sent ? Thirdly, the very fact that all of us are doing nothing as we have colleges who are being downgraded to F/O for no reason , not even allowed to come to 777speaks volumes . All of us on the line have done nothing to help them . How many of us not effected have emailed concerned and popped into the office to voice concern .? How many of us called in sick to protest ?
A B scale is wrong . But get your facts right before you threaten a fellow college . Come to think of it you better call in sick and see a doctor because I am not sure I want someone so presumptive , so angry and belligerent in the cockpit .
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 03:45
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fliion,

If you do mean the recruiting pilots I think its a bit unfair to pass any of the blame onto them. They have no vote nor say on what is offered. It is, however, important that some pilot input is kept in the recruiting process. To have the blunties (affectionate term to describe non aviators ) have full control of the process aint gonna end well.
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 06:15
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Pilots Lost

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I think we lost when MK left. Recruitment couldn't even keep their office. They are being stripped of any authority and being forced to basically do the bidding of HR and one other individual. There is a reason the recruitment department is remaining headless. Which makes the whole process much more dangerous for us still holding the line.

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Old 16th Oct 2016, 06:32
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I hear ya CR.
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 08:28
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And actually Filion I just realized that at the end of your message there is a tone of a threat . Firstly as stated you do not actually know what the recruitment pilots do . Secondly how many times have you gone to see management to complain about what is happening . How many emails have you sent ? Thirdly, the very fact that all of us are doing nothing as we have colleges who are being downgraded to F/O for no reason , not even allowed to come to 777speaks volumes . All of us on the line have done nothing to help them . How many of us not effected have emailed concerned and popped into the office to voice concern .? How many of us called in sick to protest ?
A B scale is wrong . But get your facts right before you threaten a fellow college . Come to think of it you better call in sick and see a doctor because I am not sure I want someone so presumptive , so angry and belligerent in the cockpit .
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Chill your beans on 'threat', did nothing of the sort , read again slowly.

The interesting convo down route is the same situ I have gone through with pilots of other airlines when I have had to defend why I stay. It is no different than than what a recruitment pilot would also be asked by colleagues.

As to we have all done "nothing" . Respectfully disagree. I think a lot of people have done the little things that they can without mentioning specifics.

Up to and including leaving an additional role, beyond getting from A to B - which is what I'm hearing is going to happen in recruitment.

I say again bravo.
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 12:48
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Recruitment pilots do play a vital role and I would agree that in normal conditions, needed for hands on feedback to future candidates. There are some great guys on the team and they do a commendable job.

However, regardless of what some may say, they are 'recruiting' for the Company and by the very nature of that requirement, have to place an element of positivity on that process. They are 'selling' the product. They represent that product and are part of the brand. If they can, hand on heart, recommend people to join, with the current debacle of specific age requirements for command, hours, new salary scales and other policies that change weekly, they either have little integrity or are blind to the deteriorating circumstances around them.

If they have even a modicum of integrity, then they should resign. It really is as simple as that. They're not resigning from the Company. That would send a very clear message to those above that enough really is enough. If they stay, they are in effect endorsing the current policy. We are sold the message that Emirates is a career airline, part of Dubai culture and somewhere to work and live. It's a lifestyle experience. Well, with the latest policy, that negates that idea in one single move. We have now become a 'contract' job but without the other benefits. Yet! So, where as a Company do we draw the line? What if they don't get sufficient responses? Perhaps another 5000dhs for a scale 3 along with month off, month on? There is absolutely nothing to stop them doing so. This is, without doubt, the thin edge of the wedge and everybody should write in and express their disagreement with the policy.

Anyway, I'm sure there will be plenty of new pilots on scale 2 who can fulfil the role of recruitment pilot.....to attract those that will be joining next year on scale 3!

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Old 16th Oct 2016, 13:16
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Well said, Harry.

Any pilot volunteering to do anything more than his core job, especially in attracting new pilots, is effectively complice to the company and its culture. This includes trainers.

This could be a nice thing to say about colleagues, today it's not.
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 13:45
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The HR pilots take the coin. Hence they have to sell the product and the weekly changes. Harry and Flion are on the money here. There are certainly some good guys in recruitment, however, their integrity WILL be questioned if the stay.
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 15:25
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Most of the recruitment pilots are guys without a current medical. If they resign from recruitment, they're out of a job.
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 15:44
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Fair point.

However, if they have indeed lost their licence, the Company would pay out. Only in circumstances where there is no clear permanent revoking of their licence is it prudent to remain gainfully employed. I accept that it's easy to be morally judgemental when one is fortunate enough to still be flying.

For the line pilots though, my opinion remains unchanged.

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Old 16th Oct 2016, 16:13
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Gentlemen ,

I will say again that recruitment pilots do not sell the company . It's not their job . They access the suitability of a candidate in accordance with the guidelines determined by the company . But if you have decided that is not the case then so be it . As far as the threat , I recant . Did sound a little threatening though . As an organization we are in a mess . People would be mad to come here but everyone always seems to think the grass is greener .
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 16:50
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Gentlemen ,

I will say again that recruitment pilots do not sell the company . It's not their job . They access the suitability of a candidate in accordance with the guidelines determined by the company . But if you have decided that is not the case then so be it . As far as the threat , I recant . Did sound a little threatening though . As an organization we are in a mess . People would be mad to come here but everyone always seems to think the grass is greener .
Baloney.

They absolutely sell the company. Roadshows, Q & A throughout the assessment days. Of course they will spin it half full. Even I expect that.

What HR Dept would accept recruitment pilots who would do anything to undermine actually getting the numbers.

But the A scale has crossed the line and is beyond the pale.

Notwithstanding the medical guys, if you are in there interviewing guys who have never set foot on the property and know that you (the face of the Co.) are offering them more money than guys you work with & have been here years - you own it.
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 16:51
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Since when does a Loss of Licence payout guarantee a good quality of life for ever? Are you seriously saying they should resign their jobs and go back home? Please, I expect better than that.

A lot of finger pointing going on here. Blaming the recruitment pilots. Glofish even blaming the trainers! And when you run out of people to blame, who next? Yourselves?
Glofish, you're flying for this company! You're also the management's servant and as 'bad' ( according to you) as anybody else......
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 17:04
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Recruitment

Part of the whole assessment process involves a simulator detail . The recruitment pilot & a Tre are present , the Tre, s assessment ((pass fail) is the overriding criteria
used to qualify the candidate for further consideration or not . As was mentioned almost all of the recruiment pilots have either lost or have their medical suspended , why shouldn't they have a job if they want it ? at a considerably lower salary than before I might add .Those that are still actively flying have quit the position some time ago as their conditions & promised terms were abused , so in effect this is old news .The recruitment Tre sells nothing , says little , & receives no extra pay above the regular Tre allowance .
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Old 16th Oct 2016, 17:41
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I have to throw my hand in here and say that knowing several of the selection pilots, I can confirm that in true, time honored PPRuNe fashion, a lot of what is being written is simply wrong.

1) The selection team are all current on fleet. There are less than ten of them and all of them have current medicals, and are flying rosters.

2) They get a daily rate of pay for doing the selection.

3) They do the job as best they can to keep the quality of new joiners up, as difficult as that can be.

4) HR do the roadshows, not the selection team.

If they all resigned, who is to say that the company will simply cut the pilot's input into the recruitment process altogether? Remember Ansett? Think what you may think, but don't be so naive as to think that the company won't simply cut them out of the equation if they make some sort of stand...
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