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14th Nov 2022, 02:05
Replies: 6
Views: 5,246
Posted By controlledrest

Direct Entry Commands

There is a joker who retired off the 777 at age 55, became a sim instructor and has asked the GMA to return as a Direct Entry Training Captain. The Witch hasn't said no.....
28th Sep 2022, 03:52
Replies: 29
Views: 10,556
Posted By controlledrest

Your probably right, but what the company also...

Your probably right, but what the company also must know is that not letting us out on layovers is a significant driver of crew tacking 1 or 2 months off, not just a few days for a mild cold or flu.
25th Sep 2022, 13:42
Replies: 29
Views: 10,556
Posted By controlledrest

If restrictions aren't dropped asap, I am taking...

If restrictions aren't dropped asap, I am taking the next month or two off. I really have had enough. With recent tragic losses there is no push back with crew needing the time off, even from the...
21st Sep 2022, 02:50
Replies: 20
Views: 10,840
Posted By controlledrest

Everything is fine. GMA's little bitch, Jack...

Everything is fine. GMA's little bitch, Jack Bennett, says so:The same planners who forced a bunch of pilots off the 777 onto the mini-bus over a year ago to meet the forecast high demand, who...
10th Sep 2022, 04:44
Replies: 378
Views: 227,072
Posted By controlledrest

When ever did I wish HKG to die as a hub? I...

When ever did I wish HKG to die as a hub?

I like HKG and enjoying living here. It is a tragedy what HKG and PEK administrations are doing to HKG as a place to work and live, both for the locals...
10th Sep 2022, 04:39
Replies: 12
Views: 3,513
Posted By controlledrest

It is the principle of treating your staff with...

It is the principle of treating your staff with respect and as an asset, rather than with contempt and as a revenue stream. Whilst the locker charges are small, I believe my employer should provide...
10th Sep 2022, 03:50
Replies: 378
Views: 227,072
Posted By controlledrest

They don't care about suicide, it was the...

They don't care about suicide, it was the airlines saying HKG as a hub is dying.
10th Sep 2022, 03:48
Replies: 60
Views: 25,142
Posted By controlledrest

The third was a guy in the UK. CX don't count...

The third was a guy in the UK. CX don't count that one as he was no longer an employee, so he matters even less to them.
10th Sep 2022, 03:47
Replies: 9
Views: 3,887
Posted By controlledrest

Yes and it appears to only apply to crew of HKG...

Yes and it appears to only apply to crew of HKG based airlines. They claim this is science based too.
10th Sep 2022, 03:05
Replies: 9
Views: 3,887
Posted By controlledrest

The HKG Govn press release: In view of the...

The HKG Govn press release:

In view of the latest developments of the epidemic situation, and after reviewing the relevant data, the Government announced today (September 9) the adjustments to the...
9th Sep 2022, 06:39
Replies: 60
Views: 25,142
Posted By controlledrest

In today's teams meeting GMA made it very clear...

In today's teams meeting GMA made it very clear there would be no change to the transition to POS18 housing, expressed no concern about attrition rate, but was excited by the coming recruitment to...
8th Sep 2022, 07:06
Replies: 22
Views: 17,124
Posted By controlledrest

With all due respect I recommend you adopt the...

With all due respect I recommend you adopt the attitude of 'who cares'.

The board have decided on POS18. RH and GMA are implementing it and more. All departments are encouraged to treat aircrew...
8th Sep 2022, 05:51
Replies: 12
Views: 3,513
Posted By controlledrest

Smart Lockers

Yet another example of how CX views their employees. Smart Lockers now available at dispatch, but we have to pay for them!

I'll just continue to take my stuff with me as carry on. The company can...
11th Aug 2022, 02:01
Replies: 10
Views: 4,780
Posted By controlledrest

Why yammer?

Yammer is a place for employees to let off steam and for mis-managers to identify trouble makers. Why post there?

We should be hitting the CHP with demands for science based procedures and the CAD...
11th Aug 2022, 01:52
Replies: 31
Views: 16,181
Posted By controlledrest

Who cares? It is all smoke and mirrors with...

Who cares? It is all smoke and mirrors with transfer pricing between the companies. Regardless of figures you will never get a profit share or 13th month.
25th Jun 2022, 04:49
Replies: 26
Views: 10,646
Posted By controlledrest

Totally agree. Even if no SOs are left in the...

Totally agree. Even if no SOs are left in the AOA, this is something the AOA should take up with immigration. The company has created the pilot shortage. Every direct entry pilot takes a promotion...
28th May 2022, 02:49
Replies: 5
Views: 4,189
Posted By controlledrest

Last base to close

https://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking-news/section/4/190609/Cathay-tells-U.S.-union-of-plan-to-close-last-overseas-pilot-base

Any talk of review or consultation is a lie. The USA bases will...
5th May 2022, 08:15
Replies: 11
Views: 9,537
Posted By controlledrest

Extra leave, allowances and restoration of COS

If a crew member has COVID they will be awarded an extra 2 weeks of paid leave.

If a crew member operates to a China port they will get an extra HKD15,000 for the added hassles and risk of...
1st May 2022, 02:47
Replies: 24
Views: 11,335
Posted By controlledrest

POS18 has nothing to do with what other airlines...

POS18 has nothing to do with what other airlines pay or what it costs to live in HKG. It is entirely about total control over the work force and about paying the minimum to crew a flight. The recent...
11th Mar 2022, 08:58
Replies: 29
Views: 19,122
Posted By controlledrest

What about the based guys, told by the company...

What about the based guys, told by the company they didn't need visas, thrown under the bus? Aviation, with its stupid seniority, is the worst possible industry to lose a job in.
11th Mar 2022, 08:55
Replies: 25
Views: 15,317
Posted By controlledrest

All just wars. Just not always the best ending.

All just wars. Just not always the best ending.
11th Jan 2022, 06:34
Replies: 378
Views: 227,072
Posted By controlledrest

Time for a reshuffle

Now with the potential of legal action against CX, Hughes and Kempis should resign, make it clear as managers they take responsibility for their employees. This would really highlight the hypocrisy...
9th Jan 2022, 02:29
Replies: 378
Views: 227,072
Posted By controlledrest

No covid in the motherland either: ...

No covid in the motherland either:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/georgecalhoun/2022/01/02/beijing-is-intentionally-underreporting-chinas-covid-death-rate-part-1/?sh=1c1cf8a14352
7th Jan 2022, 01:17
Replies: 11
Views: 8,432
Posted By controlledrest

This is the company which also delivered: Limited...

This is the company which also delivered: Limited IFE movies as the passenger 'does not want to be overwhelmed with choice', fire proof shirts (never mind your balls) which looked like shit, S bend...
6th Jan 2022, 05:36
Replies: 29
Views: 12,709
Posted By controlledrest

All is good now

Today we receive emails of thanks from Kempis and Tang. 'Thanks' from these two only makes matters whose for all the front line staff who are suffering under the current work conditions. Many of...
5th Jan 2022, 01:35
Replies: 11
Views: 8,432
Posted By controlledrest

GMA has just announced some more details on Temp...

GMA has just announced some more details on Temp Bases (TERPS). As the witch is a typical CX mis-manager she can't bring herself to admit fault or error, so I strongly recommend that we call the...
4th Jan 2022, 05:10
Replies: 11
Views: 8,432
Posted By controlledrest

So you could do a pattern to LAX, test positive,...

So you could do a pattern to LAX, test positive, end up in hospital, maybe in ICU, use up all of your medical insurance, still owe thousands. Have the days docked as sick days and have your salary...
3rd Jan 2022, 22:58
Replies: 11
Views: 8,432
Posted By controlledrest

Want a temp base?

Anyone out there want to be based out of HKG? Say no to extended duties, say no to Closed Loop.

The GMA (who is joined at the hip with Hughes) closed the bases as they wanted the whole pilot group...
26th Dec 2021, 23:24
Replies: 86
Views: 52,872
Posted By controlledrest

They were doing a sim renewal of their EASA...

They were doing a sim renewal of their EASA licenses as part of their exit plan.
23rd Dec 2021, 02:29
Replies: 246
Views: 132,224
Posted By controlledrest

If only we had crew based in Aussie (and...

If only we had crew based in Aussie (and elsewhere).
17th Dec 2021, 00:46
Replies: 38
Views: 23,016
Posted By controlledrest

Overall this is excellent news. Assuming the...

Overall this is excellent news.

Assuming the plastic shields at the food outlets he visited in Mong Kok failed to stop the virus this could well be a massive out break in one of the most densely...
17th Dec 2021, 00:40
Replies: 38
Views: 23,016
Posted By controlledrest

Because people have bills to pay. A...

Because people have bills to pay.

A dangerous situation to be in. Financial pressure, stress of 'health' measures, fear of sacking, extreme fatigue, complete lack of support from DFO / GMA......
9th Dec 2021, 02:42
Replies: 86
Views: 52,872
Posted By controlledrest

Here are some things we should and can do: ...

Here are some things we should and can do:

1. Do not volunteer for Closed Loop or Extended Duties
2. (Using burner emails if need be) advise HKG CAD, SCMP, BBC etc of the stress you are under ($,...
4th Dec 2021, 01:53
Replies: 6
Views: 5,900
Posted By controlledrest

Another pay cut for the workers

A 1.5% increase doesn't keep up with HKG inflation - so another pay cut for us in real terms.

mis-Managers return to pre-COVID packages. Leading by example.

They claim POS18 is industry...
3rd Dec 2021, 05:50
Replies: 19
Views: 11,062
Posted By controlledrest

I think you were dumped as the company was tired...

I think you were dumped as the company was tired of having to follow a contract and also of being in legal battles (and failing). They want to be able to do as they wish, when they wish. Hence POS18...
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