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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 06:52
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Hello Captain K, I see you are advertising again. How nice for you.

If you can afford your adds then you can afford to pay your employees the wages you owe them.

Please pay the all outstanding wages and entitlements (including allowances and superannuation) to your current and past staff before wasting any more of our money on your deluded advertising campaign.

No one will work for you when they know you will skimp our on the money like you have in the past. You see, if you paid what you owe to people, then people would listen to you and treat you with respect.

Let me see if I can put it another way that even you can understand,


Awwww, forget it. I think it is in that bible you use to hide your nasty little acts behind. You should actually open it and read it some time. After all, it really was not designed to be the fashion/business accessory you use it as.
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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 08:02
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Can anyone confirm the situation with the Chief Engineer or whether this could possibly be another company in WA. ?
Yes can do, Spoke with them about the position. The owner is offering remuneration comensurate with a 457 entrant from third world country.
In fact he intimated that his previous chief was a foreign national.
His engineering staff are also from melanesia.

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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 10:23
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Well said NTChicky.

Anyone interested in working for this mob should be very wary of what is offered, promised, and expected!

What is offered is usually much more than can ever be achieved.
What is promised is usually just a lie or a lure.
What is expected is much more than is in the position brief.

On the last point, any efforts you make above and beyond the position brief (as is expected) to help improve things is squashed by the arrogance, lack of foresight, and lack of intelligence of the leader. Eventually you get sick of this and realise you've been had!
The good news is that most recover and are able to find a decent job in aviation. Even after the leader calls your future employer to bag you out! Be careful!

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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 10:28
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I remember a mate of mine having the prospect of a E-110 (banderante) dangled in front of him back in 1998!

On the bright side last I heard he is now a 330 Captain in EK.

ps. Not saying they didn't come good on the deal as he left soon after.
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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 12:12
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CP has a nice heart, just has never been allowed to do his job by k.rusel the luv muscle.

It is quite common in small aviation business - owner hires in people who will do what they are told and not rock the boat, then tries to micro-manage the entire operation. Good thing is most chief engs work that out eventually and have the fortitude to tell him to get f*cked. Pity the CP hasn't told owner same thing.

Owner spends so much time trying to not spend a cent on maintenance, it ends up costing him a fortune (break downs away from base, etc. etc.) This guy has not worked out (after so many years) the more money you spend on maintenance, the less it costs (ie pay the money to do it right the first time and it costs less than taking the cheap arse approach 5 times over). This is how they have lost a lot of their prime contracts - aircraft constantly going U/S.

Check your super quarterly with your fund, and report it to the ATO immediately if it is not being paid.

When they run out of money on pay day (don't laugh, happens all the time), they will pay all staff other than pilots. Expect calls from the bank as to why you have defaulted on mortgage payments (ie pay slip says you have been paid, when you haven't).

Hotel rooms for overnights are often denied when checking in because the account hasn't been paid. Don't pay on your own credit card and expect reimbursement - wont happen. The only way to get them to pay for a room on the company credit card is to threaten them if you don't have a room you are getting in the plane and flying it home empty so you have a bed to sleep in. Suddenly the money will be there.

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Old 3rd Nov 2011, 23:56
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Think about the costs

With the money on offer - fairly poor for a C+T Captain - take into account the costs of living in Broome.
It's a mining town, and rent goes for $650 to $2000 a week, so be prepared to have little cash left at the end of the week, unless there's a big Company-paid rent subsidy.
Feeding, educating and clothing kids? You might not be able to buy gas for the car.
If GEA don't get a C+T soon, the operation will grind to a halt.
Look at the pay, and think about Darryl Kerrigan's words - "Tell him he's dreaming!"
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Old 22nd Jan 2012, 11:59
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So what's happened with the chook?

I see skippers are taking over their RPT flights with a conquest.....

A 1900d is a quick way lose money on RPT unless they are chockers or chartered at an hourly rate. Great aircraft, uncompetitive against a Metro or the like.
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Old 23rd Jan 2012, 11:59
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BTW - Where the heck are they going to do with A340-500's?
Wow, no coincidence that the fleet update on wikipedia was one minute before your post?
Old 25th Jan 2012, 11:51
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They aren't doing much flying . But they do have the freight contract with the Seneca still and I think a mail run.

Engineering looks busy in B town at least.

The Budgie might go the way of the Dodo?
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Old 14th May 2012, 06:09
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At last, a possible breakthrough. LOOK!!

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Old 27th Jan 2014, 23:45
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Does anyone know what's left of Golden Eagle these days if anything?
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