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Old 29th Mar 2006, 23:50
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Well, despite the troubles, life goes on. This is a video of the latest flight safety meeting in Warri. (Those of a nervous disposition may wish to turn away at the end!!)
http://www.zippyvideos.com/6852252794565666/movie_0001/

All characters depicted in this motion picture are fictional and any resemblance to reality is purely coincidental. No animals were harmed in the production.

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Old 30th Mar 2006, 02:36
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Amazing what a few cases of Gulder will do for you!

Looks like just another night at the Beachcomber....sort of anyway.
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Old 31st Mar 2006, 05:01
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I thought aerobics had gone out of fashion ?

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Old 31st Mar 2006, 07:54
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It's easy to see why!!
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Old 31st Mar 2006, 08:01
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Not long ago you'd have been in that chorus line................ The mind boggles
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Old 31st Mar 2006, 11:18
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6and 6 no pay change

The company has forced us to supplement our CLA. We currently have three nightly shows and one Matinee weekly. Oh and stu said to remind you all the camera puts on ten....twenty....thirty kilos.
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Old 31st Mar 2006, 13:19
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6 and 6 in your dreams mate !! Funny, doesn't look like it added anything to Stu, he looks the same as always.....
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Old 31st Mar 2006, 14:55
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It's just for fun, and everybody had a good time that night. Still no news for cla raise???
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Old 31st Mar 2006, 15:00
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Fun? Good times? They'll soon scrap your CLA altogether.
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Old 31st Mar 2006, 15:26
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Cut out the CLA....then how will the English guys take half of it home on leave as they do now?
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Old 31st Mar 2006, 20:23
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...after they traded the other half into hard currency already?
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Old 1st Apr 2006, 15:42
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Trouble at mill?

Can anyone confirm what's happening in Lagos, I have heard that there are several engineers and a number of pilots jumping off the Bristow ship. I've been offered employment but hesitant to accept incase I'm making an eroor.

Are the rumours that CHC are offering better deals true?
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Old 1st Apr 2006, 19:51
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It seems like Bristow's ship is at drift.
CHC new deals are better on a long term but bristow pays more on a short term. Depends on how long you intend to stay in the country.
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Old 2nd Apr 2006, 00:25
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6 Bristow pilots leaving from Lagos says rumor. Quite a few CHC pilots put in for transfer and 3 or 4 left the last few month. Bristow 7/5, CHC 6/6. Bit more m oney with Bristow, but you work more. CHC pay review due soon. You take your choice.
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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 04:30
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Bristow are going to have their annual pay review soon too aren't they ? Rumours of 6/6 there too. How will the Brits cope with the tax situation if that happens ?

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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 05:20
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Hi Neo,

As the number of Brits continues to decline it becomes a shrinking problem.

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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 05:39
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Musket,

You're right, but Bristow are "Brit heavy" compared to CHC even though there aren't as many as used to be. They'll have to think up something radical to stop the losses. Morale not particularly good with either at the moment. 6/6 alone doesn't appear to have made everyone at CHC ecstatically happy, they are losing people too.

What will they do ?

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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 06:57
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NEO,
The Brits were having problems with the taxman when the system went from 8/4 to 7/5. Now they are moaning even more with the "threat" of 6/6 hanging over their heads. Can't they go married accompanied or spend a few weeks a year in Rumania (cheap, cheap) to solve their problem?
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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 07:18
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archos,

A dilemma, I agree. Problem is, if a guy has a wife with a career of her own in UK and/or kids in school they can't just pack a bag and go off on holiday at the drop of a hat and I don't think the Missus would appreciate them going on their own !!

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Old 3rd Apr 2006, 09:57
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NEO,
exactly: why is that so hard for people to grasp??

Having played a small part in the period that led to the introduction of 7 and 5, I was particularly p****d off that was what we got, and not a pay rise whilst remaining on 8 and 4.
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