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A sad day for the first batch of the FIRED 600

Old 13th Sep 2020, 04:57
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A sad day for the first batch of the FIRED 600

So the day eventually came. The first batch of the redundancies the ‘600’ leave to pastures greener today.

I leave here with mixed feelings. I will leave Emirates, seeing it without the heart and soul that it had when I joined. No longer the family and community that it once was and that I was proud to have been a part of.

To the many profession pilots, cabin crew, engineers I have met in Dubai over the many years I thank you for your friendship, humour, and your resilience and memories you have given me. It was my pleasure to serve with you all.

To the gutless cowardly, management who didn’t have the common human decency to take care of your loyal staff, or even acknowledge them during mass redundancies, I wish you what you reap.

To the remaining pilots, crew, engineers and staff, I wish you safe and COVID free skies. Do remember that ultimately you are just a number on Emirates spreadsheet, dont sacrifice your lives to them, they will not even say goodbye as you leave.

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Old 13th Sep 2020, 11:11
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I'm with you - first batch, it is more sad that no-one has commented. Mate I wish you all the best for the future and I reckon you will feel a breath of fresh air as you leave the toxic wasteland of the Middle East behind. It has been a great great experience, but the empire is well and truly irrevocably finished.

oh and you EK for trying to charge me for 7 kg excess baggage on a flight that had 25 pax....
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Old 13th Sep 2020, 13:54
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Good luck to you Rex. I hope you managed to get that 7kg for free in the end. That does aptly demonstrate their true colours doesn’t it !
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Old 14th Sep 2020, 05:11
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It is with bottom of my heart that better things are ahead. Awakenings only will bring better to us all. I know many of you were pissed when I started the other thread but it had to be put out there. It wasn’t a joke it was what was yet to come and honestly still happening. May line up and wait be a short wait Fired600 Capn Rex Havoc
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Old 14th Sep 2020, 12:20
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Capn Rex Havoc

mate they did the same to me. And if just watched several J class "klingons" get let through with 4 pieces of hand luggage each. Even joking "it's only one kilo per year of service" got zero smile from the robot at the counter. When I questioned why they bent the rules for the staff relatives in front of me with 2 excess pieces each, and not for me, on a flight that wasn't even 60% full, the jobsworth told me to leave and go check in at regular check in or he'd call security on me. Very warm farewell after the better part of a decade!

Sorry to all whoalerent yet ready to go, hoping better and brighter things are downroute for you all...
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Old 14th Sep 2020, 18:17
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Serious question: What is a "Klingon?" I don't get the reference.
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Old 14th Sep 2020, 19:44
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Something to do with Uranus?

Humour aside; All the very best to those leaving here through forced redundancy. I hope that those who wish to continue flying as a career get a toe in a door somewhere soon when things pick up! For those of you giving up the flying enjoy your retirement or whatever new career you plump for... Blue skies!
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Old 15th Sep 2020, 19:34
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Best of luck to everyone leaving and those who are still there. I was there just under 14 years and canít imagine how difficult leaving under these circumstances must be.

I moved on to a new career in transportation and itís honestly the best thing I ever did. It might be difficult to see right now but if you truly embrace it and take advantage of this, hopefully this as an opportunity. I actually enjoy flying again, privately!

Like most of us who have left to truly greener pastures back in our own or newly adopted countries, you will really see how bad EK treated us and almost be thankful your out of there.

It will probably take about a year to readjust to moving back but youíll get into a normal life routine soon enough.

The memories of the good times, great friends and those trips with some of the greatest coworkers youíll ever have will stand longer than the bad ones.

Welcome home, stay positive and look at opportunities outside aviation. Your skills do translate well into a lot of different areas, any amount of flying at EK is the equivalent of a full career at most other airlines.

A lot of people are thinking about you guys, there are better days ahead.
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 18:10
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Wishing all the very best to those leaving sooner than they would have wished. I hope the future brings you happiness and fulfilment in your new surroundings.
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Old 16th Sep 2020, 19:39
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True words 👍🏻
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 03:08
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Originally Posted by Left Coaster View Post
Serious question: What is a "Klingon?" I don't get the reference.
When you don't make any contribution for the benefits you receive, expect everything for free, live the high life, while others graft and pay their full wack, like tax, then moan and complain that they are off loaded unexpectedly, to make their way 'home', to a place they avoided paying for, but will accept them none the less. A Klingon, by and large, never appreciates the irony when it's pointed out to them. If you are one or have been one, see it for what it is and don't complain about it when you are not treated as fairly as those who paid their full wack.

Sympathy yes, but you knew what you were getting into. Outbound First Class, return in Economy. To the airline, you are just a bum on a seat. To the PAX payers it's parasitic. The rights to all the privileges comes at a price.
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 12:09
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Troll alert...
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 17:24
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 17:43
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Fired600...points to you on your comments. There was once many reasons to be at EK, I don't see many now.
Sorry so many got the exit on EK's terms and not their own.

Even more sorry that the entire EK pilot group stuck their "proverbial head" in the sand when it occurred.

To those that are still there, I have a simple question...how itchy is your beard getting?
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 19:19
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Ex 380, what is your point exactly? I understand you frustration but it is unfair to bash those remaining, it's not their fault that you were made redundant.
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Old 17th Sep 2020, 20:10
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Point? Just a statement regarding complementing what the original poster said.
Frustration, nope...see next.
Redundant, nope. I left well before this current EK travesty.

The part I never got was why the Buffalo never just form an offensive line and charge the Lions. I'm pretty sure I saw the Cabin Crew do just that over a few days some time ago. Sadly, I would not -as in- never expect the Pilot Group to do the same. Not saying the outcome would be different, maybe just the methods...as EK has shown no regards to decency at the minimum. Of course, if you allow someone to "roll over" you for so long...

All the best to those that remain after the last "culling of the herd" and good luck to those that remain through the next "culling".

If i was to have a point...it would be "good luck". After years of the Pilot Group watching idly the injustices and wrongs committed by EK against Pilots, "luck" is all that left in the group.
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Old 21st Sep 2020, 15:33
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Its amusing now what derision a few who left received over the last few years to chose & fly a narrow body out of wet & windy Manchester or the industrial wasteland of Leeds .

It may be a 737 and off to Malaga, but heaps better than the min rest 14 hour redeye return.

We are all still happy , solid contract, part time flying or receiving the gov furlough. Commiserations to those who stayed on the beach too long.
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Old 21st Sep 2020, 23:58
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Regardless of the logo on the tail fin, I don't think any of us at this stage are able to gloat about much at the moment.
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 21:28
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Indeed troll alert
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Old 26th Sep 2020, 21:54
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Originally Posted by Xulu View Post
But boasting about hopefully being paid £2k a month to fly 80 sectors from Leeds next summer? Thatís £25 per sector.
So, if Summer is April to September, that's 6 months and if you fly 80 sectors, that's 13.3 sectors per month and at £2k per month, that's £150.37 per sector - or maybe you meant something else.

Some of us have no desire to fly through the night and waste the rest of our lives in hotels only to return home to sleep it off.

Please don't kid us that long haul is a glamorous or rewarding life....it isn't.
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