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HD throws in the towl

Old 25th May 2017, 09:34
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HD throws in the towel

Well he did say if he couldn't change things for the better after 12 months he would go, and true to his word.

Well done H, plenty more to follow.

The wheels really are falling off.

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Old 25th May 2017, 09:43
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Two heads of flight ops in less than 2 years.. Yep.. Everything is fine..
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Old 25th May 2017, 10:26
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The GCAA will be seriously failing in their duty if they don't start asking some serious questions, about EK and it's management given the fact that two senior Flt Ops figures have chucked in the towel in quick succession.
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Old 25th May 2017, 10:35
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The HoDfather is going.

Say it ain't so !
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Old 25th May 2017, 10:41
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As I stated earlier, its the "rats leaving the sinking ship analogy".

No level of manager is going to associate his name with a failing/failed operation.

According to Mueller, he has always stated that the only way to save a failing company is to replace all senior managers at once. Lets see but my guess is that Tim and Gary are next.

Its all going to hinge on who takes the top job.

I wouldn't be buying any big ticket items just now.
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Old 25th May 2017, 10:42
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Next rat is leaving, more to follow!
The whole company is a deadly spiral dive. Wheels have flown off a long time ago.
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Old 25th May 2017, 11:53
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Sorry to say to those having to stay, but this is really a circus and a clown show. It is actually fun to watch, since there was never any loyality shown to us. Again, apologies to those just joining and those with reasons to stay. I wish you luck, sincerely. Less than 90 days to go.
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Old 25th May 2017, 12:07
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Just another thought.

He wasn't exactly a "yes man" and I'm sure had his fair share of disagreements with those "managers" above him. Is it possible he was asked to resign?

Not defending him in anyway. However, as an observer I imagine him and others like him to be like Lion cubs hunting Buffalo. They can roar as loud as they like but the Buffalo will barely glance in their direction.

The buffalo in this story are of course local "management".

I will say no more.
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Old 25th May 2017, 18:18
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Enjoy your turkey this Xmas TICH.
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Old 25th May 2017, 22:32
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I saw HD in HQ recently. He looked older and rounder. Then I realised, so do I. Time to go.
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Old 26th May 2017, 00:05
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No one is forced to stay at Emirates. With just about every airline hiring in every region of the globe there are no pilots "having to stay" at Emirates.
Why stay with what the company has shown us? There is no loyalty and no reason to stay.
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Old 26th May 2017, 06:24
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HD tried, couldn't push through his ideas so he's left. But he tried.

And Puff, it's 'towel'

Alan
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Old 26th May 2017, 08:35
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He and JA has some good ideas , in favour of the pilots, but we don't know how hard or how far they attempted to push them ie jump seat for one.
Personally I think both are jumping before it sinks , read - next hull loss and the accountability becomes an issue.
Truly now GF2, sad when you think it could have been a great place to be . Stand by for more senior expats to jump ship.
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Old 26th May 2017, 09:50
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Both of them has less than 7 years here. Hardly a senior.... Without results they are long overdue
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Old 26th May 2017, 09:53
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I'd agree with Fatty and AP,

The two gents in question did try to make positive changes but kept getting thwarted by ATC and STC, the problematic ego's are in this area.

But as RK states, there is no one making any of us stay. The company has graciously invited each and everyone of us to leave, why not take take advantage of such a kind offer?

Of course there are some who still find this place attractive just as some keep snakes and rats as pets, I guess to each their own.

May 1st is the start of the new company year so expect to see a lot of "egress" in the near future.

Any proof of a chance of recovery will be which office/role CM fills.
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Old 26th May 2017, 12:27
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Originally Posted by AlanPardew View Post
HD tried, couldn't push through his ideas so he's left. But he tried.

And Puff, it's 'towel'

Alan
Thank for stating the obvious Alan. keyboard key issue not spellin
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Old 26th May 2017, 13:09
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Originally Posted by puff m'call View Post
Thank for stating the obvious Alan. keyboard key issue not spellin
spellin...g
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Old 26th May 2017, 13:23
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Originally Posted by KippaLippa View Post
spellin...g
I am sure everyone is most grateful that you caught that.

We have a topic about severe admin problems in a major airline, and some think it important to pick spelling & typo errors....grief!
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Old 26th May 2017, 15:34
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takin'it easy

yes, the subject is really serious.
that's why is nice to be a bit lighthearted.
don't take it personally, please.
I apologize if that made you feel bad, or you took offense for it.
No hard feelings.
KL

ps: it is damn serious, but, can we do anything about it?
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Old 26th May 2017, 15:49
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HD is headed back to the Éire along with his wife and his soon to start university going lass. Ironically or even coincidentally - perfect timing. His wife was a grade 10+ and he was a 12+ -- in these here desert areas that's wads of earnings. He did try - he honestly did - but with an heavy s a c k of € meant heart he is bidding goodbye. Who can blame him

And most importantly don't forget one thing - he was colleagues with the CM - bigger bolder news is coming. HD leaving isn't even close - best news so to speak is - if you done with your 5 years - PACK THOSE DELSEYS!
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