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Old 13th Apr 2019, 06:22
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Originally Posted by rflies View Post
It looks like they are offering their DECs a 3 year renewable contract, instead of permenant positions..now that's not particularly encouraging for an airline in the ME..wondering what's up their sleeve?? .. any updates??
@ rflies, gonna be an underwater theme park... https://www.independent.co.uk/travel...-a8756916.html
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Old 13th Apr 2019, 06:28
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Originally Posted by mutt View Post
Flew out of BAH a few days ago, there is an aircraft parked on some reclaimed land to the east of the airport, is this a restaurant or something?
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Old 13th Apr 2019, 06:30
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Originally Posted by rflies View Post
It looks like they are offering their DECs a 3 year renewable contract, instead of permenant positions..now that's not particularly encouraging for an airline in the ME..wondering what's up their sleeve?? .. any updates??
2 years, 3 years, open-ended, all of them are 3 months notice anyways
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Old 13th Apr 2019, 21:23
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Originally Posted by BLSA View Post
2 years, 3 years, open-ended, all of them are 3 months notice anyways
there is a difference between how they are required to pay you between time specific and open ended if the employer terminates the contract
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Old 13th Apr 2019, 21:25
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Originally Posted by McMax View Post

@ rflies, gonna be an underwater theme park... https://www.independent.co.uk/travel...-a8756916.html
yah, with an average 2 meters visibility on a good day...all the best with that
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Old 14th Apr 2019, 08:50
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IB. Don;t wish to get too bogged down in legal specifics that might drift too far for the thread but mate of mine was one of the previously referred to "Age over 60" pilots transferred to A340 on one year contracts. He was booted out for being too noisy over the deal , within the one year period, He even had to fight very dirty for the three month's pay in lieu of notice. He suffered having to sign off on legitimate sick leave being taken from annual leave bank ! Not being a whizz at mental arithmatic, he thought he came out of it with 3000 dinars more than expected, blasted off to the Mall & bought himself his leaving gift.

One year contracts still required three month's notice on either side. While three months pay in lieu of that would be easy to recognise, are you suggesting that since it was a one year contract, terminated within one year (even three months), more compensation would have been appropriate ?

Too late now because all those terminated are required to a sign a "full payment" obtained with "no redress" after leaving the island. If you didn't sign, you didn;t get anything. Charming.

He signed, glad to get out of it and gave himself his leaving gift.
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Old 14th Apr 2019, 09:00
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Slow, I see your spelling is worse than my arithmetic. Interesting to note that in addition, there was a three year bond on a one year contract. Go figure that ! Point is, really, that these gigs work only in favour of the employer if you fall foul. Even "deemed" to be foul. You win, only if you get what you want out of it and slip away. Still enjoyed my stint for all the good bits and still wearing my leaving watch that I bought myself.
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Old 14th Apr 2019, 09:11
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for fixed term contracts, the company was required to pay out 3 months OR 50% of the remaining contract, which ever is greater as they painfully found out a few years back when the genius CEO from the military cut some pilots, that they needed back 3 months later...some made out pretty good in that payout

the over 60 thing finally got fixed, nowadays one flies to 65, no issues..
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 06:42
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Originally Posted by ironbutt57 View Post
for fixed term contracts, the company was required to pay out 3 months OR 50% of the remaining contract, which ever is greater as they painfully found out a few years back when the genius CEO from the military cut some pilots, that they needed back 3 months later...some made out pretty good in that payout

the over 60 thing finally got fixed, nowadays one flies to 65, no issues..

Yep. We got paid out the remainder of the 2 year contract without issues. (>3 months) Made good money out of it. The whole process was quit efficient. We told them at the 'dismissal meeting' that they would need us again the same year as many guys were leaving to EY/QR and just hadn't resigned yet as they waited for a start date. We even offered to take all our leave and voluntary leave to remain in the company. Not interested. Months later they inquired if we wanted to come back. Yeah right...
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 08:17
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IB; Thanks. I got nothing like that and although three months pay in lieu of notice was authorised, Head of HR ( I use the term politely) kept me waiting for three hours before signing the pink slip. Still, memories of playing drums at the Rock 'n' zee on a Thursday night take away the bad taste and leave the sweet memories lasting rather than the bitter.
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 09:28
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Hi guys

I am wondering if they are still hiring NR Fo’s for the A320.

Got unemployed 9 weeks ago and still looking for a job.

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Old 15th Apr 2019, 21:20
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Blimey. What with slowjet /spelling and Gordomac /mental arithmetic I am for once speechless. I can however understand now why they are mates.
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Old 16th Apr 2019, 06:57
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Originally Posted by Enigma01 View Post
Hi guys

I am wondering if they are still hiring NR Fos for the A320.

Got unemployed 9 weeks ago and still looking for a job.

tx
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Old 16th Apr 2019, 08:55
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Gypo still licking his wounds in the Sergeant's mess we see ! Anything mildly interesting to say about Gulfair Developments ? Ah, no, by your own admissions - speechless. Do us all a favour and stay that way Corporal .
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Old 16th Apr 2019, 12:09
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Grrr

Guess originality not your strong point LF! Your obsession with the Sergeant's mess says a lot as to your background methinks. Watch out for the men in white coats is my advice.

You clearly are incapable of recognising friendly banter when it is staring you in the face. What a joy you are.

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Old 16th Apr 2019, 20:58
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Can you ladies take the fight elsewhere? thanks
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Old 21st Apr 2019, 09:35
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... secondment between ****** and GF. Late 1st of April's joke...
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Old 21st Apr 2019, 10:22
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... secondment between ****** and GF. Late 1st of April's joke...

the offer of secondment to Emirates wasn't very successful so I heard, can't see one to GF being so either...
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