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White Sausage 22nd Jan 2018 21:05

Duty free allowed again!
 
Just landed and asked customs guys in HQ and they confirmed that it is back to the old system: Booze and ciggies as before, no duty, no freaggin trip to T3. Of course no email from our esteemed leaders...again, not surprised at all, loss of face anyone?
Cheers to all ��

pilotguy1222 22nd Jan 2018 21:48

This could quite be the best news of year!!!

Eau de Boeing 23rd Jan 2018 03:40

If it's the case then a huge thank you to everyone who wrote, complained, researched and took the time to not let this go. I will raise a glass to everyone!

Viking777 23rd Jan 2018 05:13

Nice job everyone telling off these clowns. Still leaving. Canít get out of here fast enough.

Ketek400 23rd Jan 2018 05:44

Good News
 
Anybody done a trial run lately? Flew a week ago and they were still collecting bottles.:ugh:

donpizmeov 23rd Jan 2018 06:27

This will be considered as pay review complete. Guess it could be worse.

TooLow 23rd Jan 2018 07:24

Can anyone confirm this?? Need to know asap!

felixthecat 23rd Jan 2018 07:42

Having asked the ladies behind the desks it is definitely back to normal.
Just waiting for the email from the Bouncy Castle claiming that they managed to change it after a hard fought battle and how wonderful they are ;)

Python27 23rd Jan 2018 07:48

".... Ooohhh, the package is getting better!!"

Cloud Bunny 23rd Jan 2018 09:28


Originally Posted by donpizmeov (Post 10028548)
This will be considered as pay review complete. Guess it could be worse.

Spot on. Classic management tactic of take something away, make it look like it was all out of their control and theyíve fought with every fibre of their being to give it back to us. Make themselves look like heros to the great unwashed masses and weíll call that your pay rise. Regardless of potential bumper profits. Donít forget they still havenít set a profit share target, so effectively that is out of the window too.

sealear 23rd Jan 2018 10:32

Confirmed. Can't wait to see how management will spin this!

harry the cod 23rd Jan 2018 11:14

Cloud Bunny

Not necessarily. Several years ago, we received 2 weeks profit share despite NOT making target. That fact that the haven't set one for this financial year does not equate to no bonus, it just gives them even more flexibility than they'd normally have.

Meet me behind the bike sheds and I'll wager 100 dits we get 2 weeks! ;)

Harry

Mach.888 23rd Jan 2018 12:38


Originally Posted by harry the cod (Post 10028837)
Cloud Bunny

Not necessarily. Several years ago, we received 2 weeks profit share despite NOT making target. That fact that the haven't set one for this financial year does not equate to no bonus, it just gives them even more flexibility than they'd normally have.

Meet me behind the bike sheds and I'll wager 100 dits we get 2 weeks! ;)

Harry

We all know you are not so good with numbers but this time Iím sure youíre right.

BANANASBANANAS 23rd Jan 2018 12:49

Emirates has put itself between a rock and a hard place.

It will, no doubt, state that it cannot afford either a pay rise or a profit share.

On the other hand, it cannot NOT afford a profit share AND a substantial pay rise if it wants to check the attrition rate and attract sufficient new joiners to service the status quo, let alone further expansion.

We hear all sorts of statements from employees regarding profit share and pay rise each and every year. This year, Emirates should take very serious note.

GMC1500 23rd Jan 2018 16:02

Back on topic, this thing about no duty on smokes and booze is temporary, only until they figure out a better way to collect the duties, so stock up on every trip!!

White Sausage 23rd Jan 2018 18:15


Originally Posted by GMC1500 (Post 10029126)
Back on topic, this thing about no duty on smokes and booze is temporary, only until they figure out a better way to collect the duties, so stock up on every trip!!

My thoughts exactly!! They canít be trusted, thatís been proven over and over again. So brace for impact...:mad:

Wingman82 23rd Jan 2018 18:49

There will be neither a pay rise nor a "profit share" ever. Dont you people realize where this company is going towards? If I fly with people from certain countries who are happy to fly 95h every month with no expectations at all, shows me that ek has reached its goal. There are enough pilots who would even fly without salary if they join ek. I would be even surprised if they will be a 3% step in the salary. Ek will get any pilot at any time to make their aircraft flying - qualified/experienced or not! The queue is long and those who have imaginary expectations will be replaced by those who dont have. The exchange has started long time ago...

cheerios 24th Jan 2018 03:08


Originally Posted by White Sausage (Post 10029263)
My thoughts exactly!! They can’t be trusted, that’s been proven over and over again. So brace for impact...:mad:

White Sausage,

GMC1500 wasn't just speculating. Login to your Crew Pulse, it says right at the top. "Customs Restrictions Temporarily Lifted"

sealear 24th Jan 2018 03:40

I agree, don't expect anything for a long time. They are seeing just how low they can go without a mass exodus. The fact that a target hasn't even been set when we are looking at a massive profit tells me that there won't be anything.

KippaLippa 24th Jan 2018 04:55


Originally Posted by Seaman Staynes (Post 10028586)
Can someone ask if we can have the confiscated stuff back!

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Thank you. I needed some good laugh.
KL


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