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Returning to EK

Old 25th Jul 2019, 10:03
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Returning to EK

Hi all,

I recently met an ex EK pilot by chance. He told me he is thinking about going bak to EK but wasn't sure if he has to apply as a new joiner or what. I told him I had no idea about how to proceed.
Anyone has an idea about who to ask or where is it written?
PD: He left in good terms.

Thanks in advance
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Old 25th Jul 2019, 10:25
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Pass the butter and salt!
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Old 25th Jul 2019, 10:37
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I have a friend who went back at the beginning of the year. He had to apply as anew joiner, do all the interview process and the entire training again. I hope that helps
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Old 25th Jul 2019, 16:51
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Im thinking of resigning and reapplying lol

it seems those with experience on type now join half way up the payscale
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Old 26th Jul 2019, 18:32
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It took me 4 months to get a normal sleeping pattern again. I would have to be really desperate to consider a return.
Several guys have returned, all for their personal reasons, which I respect.
I'll never say never but I can definitely say "Highly unlikely".
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Old 27th Jul 2019, 02:26
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Thanks, do you remember how long since he left?. I heard you keep your seniority if you come back before 1 year.
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Old 27th Jul 2019, 03:24
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Why on earth would you want to return to EK?
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Old 27th Jul 2019, 15:06
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Originally Posted by a/p-off View Post
Thanks, do you remember how long since he left?. I heard you keep your seniority if you come back before 1 year.
Why worry.. seniority means nothing in EK
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Old 28th Jul 2019, 16:26
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A few have chosen to return to the region recently (Ryan Air/Norwegian/etc) and have chosen not to return to EK but to join QR.

That should tell you everhiting you need to know...

OW

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Old 29th Jul 2019, 00:21
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Perhaps, mostly for the money
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Old 29th Jul 2019, 05:36
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Perhaps, mostly for the money
Perhaps, mostly because EK wouldn’t take them back and QR pretty much takes anyone with a pulse?
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Old 29th Jul 2019, 06:34
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I'm obviously ignorant of the specifics but in this day and age rejoining EK. Wow! One muss be really desperate...
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Old 30th Jul 2019, 00:45
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One must be equally desperate to join QR... same shit different name.
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Old 30th Jul 2019, 01:55
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@300 leave every year , how many return? 3/ year?
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 04:06
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Originally Posted by my salami View Post


Perhaps, mostly because EK wouldn’t take them back and QR pretty much takes anyone with a pulse?
Oooh low blow my salami. I take it you haven't got a pulse.
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 08:23
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Oooh low blow my salami. I take it you haven't got a pulse.
CDRW, out of interest, are you with QR?
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Old 5th Aug 2019, 17:56
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I think most genuinely honest Ex EK bods will tell you that the place sucks the life and soul out of you in a variety of ways, armed with this knowledge I’d argue that you can in theory mitigate a lot of that. Does that mean I’d personally contemplate returning to EK? never in a million years would I get to that point because simply speaking there is nothing worth or worthy at EK that could get close to tempting me.
Yes a few have returned, many are from Southern African failed states along with a few victims of circumstance who have been left without a chair when the music stopped.
The numbers returning as far as I’m aware is minuscule but good luck to them, at least they are making a truly informed decision.
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Old 6th Aug 2019, 11:10
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Originally Posted by Monarch Man View Post
Yes a few have returned, many are from Southern African failed states along with a few victims of circumstance who have been left without a chair when the music stopped.
Which should inform everyone of what circumstances are like in those "Southern African failed states", should it not?

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Old 7th Aug 2019, 02:27
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Originally Posted by MrBernoulli View Post
Which should inform everyone of what circumstances are like in those "Southern African failed states", should it not?
Yes life must be terrible in these "Southern African failed states".... It is just ironic that quite a few of us elected to return back to these states by choice. It just shows how bad things are at EK....
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Old 7th Aug 2019, 08:26
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If you type in Emirates and British Airways into LinkedIn you can see how many have gone from one to the other.

I counted 6 from BA to EK. 3 EK to BA.

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