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Old 21st Jan 2018, 13:46
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Earnt more in one month than 10 months in previous job. Shows were hiring from some quality airlines.
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 13:49
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Originally Posted by GMC1500 View Post
I don't know about the rest of you, but I came here to work and make money while I'm here, not sit in Costa.
More hours = more overtime = more money.
Last December I got called out on stby ULR for a SEA flight when I was already at 92 hours. The paycheque was impressive. I made in that one month what it took me ten months to make in my previous job.
Sign me up.
either he is in Costa, a new joiner, or simply mad...
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 13:49
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Originally Posted by glofish View Post
Are you one of those "professionals" who's first action in cruise is to install a birds nest with 3 cussions and a duvet, only to tell the surprised colleague that you have a hard roster and damn the company, that you want to close your eyes for 20 and snore your way through a whole hour?
😈
Don't you just love those 'professionals' 😂
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 17:04
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Originally Posted by GMC1500 View Post
I don't know about the rest of you, but I came here to work and make money while I'm here, not sit in Costa.
More hours = more overtime = more money.
Last December I got called out on stby ULR for a SEA flight when I was already at 92 hours. The paycheque was impressive. I made in that one month what it took me ten months to make in my previous job.
Sign me up.
And if you would have been here a few years ago when the overtime threshold was much lower you would have made some serious money.

(Please man up and upgrade your GMC 1500 to a 2500 Diesel)
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 02:29
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Originally Posted by sealear View Post
Don't you just love those 'professionals' 😂
Maybe Im missing something here.

Would someone please explain to me why taking longer than 20min controlled rest with all the accoutrements is - unprofessional?
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 02:52
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Been here over 9 years, the overtime threshold was upped to 92 hours during my initial training, so almost never saw it back then. That sucked.
As for previous job, I was an FO there, and I earned that big check as a capt here, so apples to oranges in a sense. Nonetheless, pay in Canada sucked then and it still does, and it certainly does not indicate the quality of the company I came from.
BTW I don't own the 1500 anymore, but I'm not going to change my screen name to my current wheels.
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 03:03
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Originally Posted by Craggenmore View Post
Jeez,

This forum has more ex-EK posters than current posters.......

#breakfreeonceandforall
Haha! So true...
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 04:32
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Let it go..... Let it go.......
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 05:01
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Originally Posted by fliion View Post
Maybe Im missing something here.

Would someone please explain to me why taking longer than 20min controlled rest with all the accoutrements is - unprofessional?
Not at all, in fact controlled rest is (sadly) an integral part of making ek tolerable on an almost daily basis. But if you read the original post again carefully, we all know someone who does this.....

Anyway, not here to attack my colleagues!!!!!
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 08:38
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GMC1500 said he is neither in Costa nor a new joiner, so SOP do you think he is simply mad?
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 09:27
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Originally Posted by GMC1500 View Post
I don't know about the rest of you, but I came here to work and make money while I'm here, not sit in Costa.
More hours = more overtime = more money.
Last December I got called out on stby ULR for a SEA flight when I was already at 92 hours. The paycheque was impressive. I made in that one month what it took me ten months to make in my previous job.
Sign me up.
Ideal job for someone with no friends, hobbies , and no desire to spend time with their family..........
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 11:02
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Maybe I’m missing something here.

Would someone please explain to me why taking longer than 20min controlled rest with all the accoutrements is - unprofessional?
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http://flightsafety.org/asw/dec09-ja...n10_p38-42.pdf
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 12:08
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Question is...is it possible to fly a 90+ hr Boeing roster at EK without controlled rest, I consider myself fit and sane and I couldn’t safely manage without it...
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Old 22nd Jan 2018, 12:29
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It's not a question about "if or not", it's about how and its overstretch.

Read the above pamphlet and the faa recommendations of (if i'm not wrong) 2008 and subsequently 2010 (google it, i'm a little lazy posting the links).

Everyone uses napping or controlled rest, but there's some important findings about the "how" and, as i sarcastically stated above, it is not intended to compensate for abusive rostering by the company or greedy bidding, just as not intended to compensate a lavish lifestyle and making "heaploads of money" at the same time.

Your colleagues are not supposed to pick up anything like that.

The main reason has to be addressed: The company rostering up to the max!

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Old 23rd Jan 2018, 00:56
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This thread should be shown to all the 12yr old "Aspiring Emirates Pilots" who think Emirates is the best airline in the world. Oh how naive....
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