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Old 14th Feb 2019, 07:02
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According to the SVPs latest newsprint it seems now that our preference bids get little or no preferential treatment!
So look forward to only getting your 1 request in the top 2 bid months and the rest of the time.......... who knows! Wave goodbye to the vaunted 10 days off - 5 requested days followed by 5 preference days - because thats becoming a rarity!!

We all know that the system has to fulfil business criteria, but are they seriously saying the present system cannot even manage to give a few preferences each month! Maybe taking out all the company restrictions, letting the system run as it was designed unshackled by stupid additions i.e. give unlimited preferences and unlimited requests (YES this is how it was designed!) would help!

And you know what really gets me - SVP says this is how it is, he has not once said that they are looking to try to improve it! A windbag, all hot air and no action!
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 08:05
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A windbag, all hot air and no action!
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 15:57
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I love that you bid for trips and donít get them, (but get stuff you donít want) only to find people trying to get rid of stuff you bid for but didnít get! Then you canít swap because of company rules.......
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 07:32
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Latest rosters are absolutely abysmal, this is not a bidding system at Emirates. Totally useless and waste of time bidding. Quality of life at EK takes another step into the crapper. Such shame, as it doesn't need to be. Maybe I should manage my expectations

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Old 17th Feb 2019, 08:14
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Having watched all my preference bids fail over the last 10 months itís fair to say as far as Iím concerned the system is not fit for purpose and Iím wasting my time placing them
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 10:59
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This is the truth. Bidding system completely broken
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 11:10
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And with AAR in control of it, this comes as a surprise?
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Old 17th Feb 2019, 12:42
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Originally Posted by Sheikh Your Bootie View Post
. Quality of life at EK takes another step into the crapper. Such shame, as it doesn't need to be. Maybe I should manage my expectations

SyB
Maybe you should set your sights somewhere else. Like an airline that doesnít treat its pilots like crap.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 17:26
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Unfortunately itís very simple! SUPPLY & DEMAND!! If you donít like it then thereís the door! Your replacement is a phone call away. SURPRISED?
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Old 28th Apr 2019, 15:29
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Still ridiculous, bid to go east get sent west, bid for turnarounds / short trips get sent on 10 day cargo flight, impossible to swap anything.
no seniority / experience / time in company benefits on preferences in rosters is ridiculous (note that seniority is a banned word)!
noticed TCT seems to have disappeared from most company comes or is that me not giving a s*it anymore!
It seems that EK is being run by dementors (ref Harry potte films) they just suck the life and soul out of you!
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Old 10th May 2019, 04:02
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Originally Posted by Pif Paf View Post
It seems that EK is being run by dementors (ref Harry potte films) they just suck the life and soul out of you!
Duh. Of course they are.
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Old 12th May 2019, 17:55
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Merely adjust your CI to suit your level of roster satisfaction.
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Old 13th May 2019, 14:18
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^^^ Been my avenue of “satisfaction” for years^^^

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Old 30th May 2019, 02:57
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MM

Despite your desperate desire to rid yourself of this region, you can't quite let go can you? Nothing has changed I see, still offering your wonderful words of wisdom, dispatched with the same mix of arrogance, petulance and a heavy dose of immaturity.

Do we also detect an element of schadenfreude in your post? Anyone with half a brain would see it. Because profit share is no longer an option for you, those that remain should forgo the future potential of extra income? So, a rallying cry to the ex troops to be vindictive in fuel burn should do the trick. Well, trying to sound cool and clever on PPRuNe is one thing, actually behaving like a **** on the flight deck is quite another.

You obviously lack the maturity to realise that the vast majority of pilots here do their job professionally and to a high standard. Did you not see that during your tenure in EK or where you too busy teaching your techniques to the hapless and captive audience sat opposite.

Anyway, haven't you got better things to be doing with your time, such as demonstrating to those F15 pilots what an ace you are in your.....er....Hawk?

Harry

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Old 30th May 2019, 03:09
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Well, this ought to be good!
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Old 30th May 2019, 03:30
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It's about time someone threw a grenade into the ME forum, it has been stale for far too long!
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Old 30th May 2019, 03:47
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Originally Posted by The Outlaw View Post
Well, this ought to be good!
Right on. Where's the 'like' button?
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Old 30th May 2019, 10:15
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And it only took two weeks for that reply from WK... guess the rosters really did get worse if there's no time to PPRuNe from a Sandpit forum stalwart...

Another friend flew the coop this week, and another last month with no job lined up no worries unemployment is still attractive compared to the crap the rostering dish out.

Relevant point to original topic: it wasnt just crew offering "other" paymemt; there were a few chaps known to call up female crew to offer them better trips/days off for.... "payment".

They tried it on me once I told him to foxtrot oscar and yes the call was recorded since they recorded us no permission required for me to do same and would be happy to present to manager and police as necessary, especially if suddenly my rosters became even more shit.

Never heard from.him again.
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Old 30th May 2019, 14:46
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Originally Posted by givemewings View Post
Relevant point to original topic: it wasnt just crew offering "other" paymemt; there were a few chaps known to call up female crew to offer them better trips/days off for.... "payment".

They tried it on me once I told him to foxtrot oscar and yes the call was recorded since they recorded us no permission required for me to do same and would be happy to present to manager and police as necessary, especially if suddenly my rosters became even more shit.
Yeah but it's often the crew who never get propositions that complain the loudest about such sleazy moves
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Old 31st May 2019, 02:42
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Originally Posted by felixthecat View Post
I love that you bid for trips and donít get them, (but get stuff you donít want) only to find people trying to get rid of stuff you bid for but didnít get! Then you canít swap because of company rules.......
look who does all of the bureaucratic functions and mid level work in The Sandbox. Head bobble...
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