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Old 11th Mar 2021, 02:36
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Originally Posted by polax52 View Post
You know the reality. There are too many Pilots in the World. Employers will always have the upper hand. When you choose to become an expat, you choose to give up the rights and protection that you'd expect at home. Many find that the only tool they have is to abuse their employer on PPRuNe. Look at Emirates, Qatar, Cathay etc. Yet it's the same people year after year in the same company with the same stories.

If you want to go expat then do it. Don't come back here complaining in 6 months time.

You have the basic info from this thread that you need. Late salaries, No commuting, you pay for your upgrade. If that's alright with you then go for it.
You are quite correct as far as you go but there is, for many, a bit more to the story. I started my expat career in the 1990's and the enhanced, tax free salary, and general terms and conditions made the 'other' factors more than bearable. Since then, of course, the conditions and treatment have got steadily worse while, in real terms, the salary has also gone backwards. However, for a guy currently in his late 40s, early 50s it is still better (less bad?) to continue as an expat rather than go to the bottom of a seniority list (assuming he can find employment of course) back home.

Thankfully I listened to the advice I received on day one of my expat career and saved hard during the good times to build up a war chest to protect my family through the bad times. So, currently I am unemployed in SE Asia and looking for another opportunity, anywhere.We are not worried about paying bills but there isn't a lot left over each month. And yes, I know that puts us ahead of a lot of other people. I have had a great time as an expat and regret very little of it. That said, the sooner we get out of this Covid-19 induced mess the better for us all.
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Old 15th Mar 2021, 13:24
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Vietstar info

Does anyone have any previous/current experience with the company Vietstar that could give me some gen? Company culture? Do they pay full salary and on time? Accommodation provided or not? Some general information would be great..

Thanks
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Old 15th Mar 2021, 19:26
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What does the Skype interview for a Captain’s position feel like. What are they quizzing about.
Any input welcome.
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Old 19th Mar 2021, 11:13
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Not too sure about the Skype interview. But when I last asked a friend who interviewed more than a year ago ( last cycle ), it was mostly theory questions pertaining to ATPL followed by a face to face I think. I’m not quite sure. Would be nice if anybody in this forum could throw some light on the interview details. A lot of senior seasoned aviators here.
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Old 19th Mar 2021, 23:34
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10 min Skype Interview, strictly technical, about your aircraft type.
If A320, loss of braking will likely be asked.
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Old 20th Mar 2021, 04:58
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Well done my dear friend. Those scammers are just paying with Crews.
Expats are NOT wellcome by managers but they have no chance
Plan is to have Cadets on Right seat and maybe new low fare Captains on the LH paying bribes under the table (18,000 USD)
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Old 20th Mar 2021, 05:40
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Thumbs up The Company of H o s p i t a l i t y

The question in Bamboo is the same... they will never get back to previous salaries and Vietnam is going to recover from this COVID situation in Years.
No commuting and lower salary will be your destiny without the chance to see your family if not quitting your contract. Leave is not foreseen.
As Expat you are no one in this company and you are just a number for them. They quit commuting and the only option available now is 5/1.
They will be always demanding your holidays since they are unable to plan. The roster is changing several times a day and you will be always available.
Salary is paid on time for direct contract only but in 2 tranches every 15 days. They create different groups on Viber to avoid people sharing any unwanted information, all controlled and screened by managers.
ONLY Vietnamese reports are considered and those are used to blackmail crews. Recently they would like to get rid of several "unwanted" Crews but with their planning is difficult.... maybe some spare is coming from VNA f they will give them the release, maybe
Priority is for Cadets paying to fly and you will be always on stby for free. Prepare your own funds to pay and sustain your time here... at list 3-4 months without any salary.
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Old 20th Mar 2021, 10:05
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Originally Posted by safelife View Post
10 min Skype Interview, strictly technical, about your aircraft type.
If A320, loss of braking will likely be asked.
Thanks safelife.
Looking for some info on the theory quiz too if possible.
What can be expected and how do they hold a theory exam on Skype ( online maybe …?? ).
Thanks again for the above.

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Old 22nd Mar 2021, 14:18
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Originally Posted by bitemyhardly View Post
The question in Bamboo is the same... they will never get back to previous salaries and Vietnam is going to recover from this COVID situation in Years.
No commuting and lower salary will be your destiny without the chance to see your family if not quitting your contract. Leave is not foreseen.
As Expat you are no one in this company and you are just a number for them. They quit commuting and the only option available now is 5/1.
They will be always demanding your holidays since they are unable to plan. The roster is changing several times a day and you will be always available.
Salary is paid on time for direct contract only but in 2 tranches every 15 days. They create different groups on Viber to avoid people sharing any unwanted information, all controlled and screened by managers.
ONLY Vietnamese reports are considered and those are used to blackmail crews. Recently they would like to get rid of several "unwanted" Crews but with their planning is difficult.... maybe some spare is coming from VNA f they will give them the release, maybe
Priority is for Cadets paying to fly and you will be always on stby for free. Prepare your own funds to pay and sustain your time here... at list 3-4 months without any salary.
Anger management courses anyone?
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Old 22nd Mar 2021, 16:39
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Originally Posted by ia1166 View Post
Anger management courses anyone?
Hahahaha … 👏👏👏
On another note, anybody done the 787 Skype. Share your experience pls. Appreciated. 🙏
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Old 25th Mar 2021, 16:55
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Gentlemen. Quick question.
What is the approx time gap between theory quiz and Skype interview please.
And how do you know that you are through to the interview stage.
Answers appreciated.
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Old 25th Mar 2021, 17:10
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They will contact you if you are through to the interview stage pretty quickly and also if you have passed the Skype interview.
if you fail they just don’t communicate
Their communication skills and ability to think outside the box is non existent
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Old 25th Mar 2021, 18:39
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Thanks SVC1972. Could you describe ‘pretty quickly’ 🙄.
A couple of days, or maybe a week ?
Similar spot different equipment
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Old 25th Mar 2021, 18:42
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one - two days
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Old 26th Mar 2021, 00:55
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Originally Posted by SVC1972 View Post
one - two days

Mate don’t take that as gospel, things change here with the wind. They may be dealing with a change of plan for the year.

Keep hopeful, this will be over soon and we’ll be in demand again.
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Old 3rd Apr 2021, 16:52
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Just did the E190 Tech quiz last night, woke up with email saying I passed, and that they will be in touch regarding Skype Interview.

I am currently flying E175, but figure there isn't much difference for moving on to the E190. Anyone else going down the Embraer path too?

Any current Bamboo E190 pilots up in here?
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Old 4th Apr 2021, 12:54
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Can we enter the country for interview
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Old 4th Apr 2021, 14:14
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Thats where the fun starts dealing with the HR department
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Old 4th Apr 2021, 21:53
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Originally Posted by pfvspnf View Post
Can we enter the country for interview
No. Interview via Skype.
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Old 4th Apr 2021, 21:55
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Originally Posted by safelife View Post
No. Interview via Skype.
Have you done the interview yet?
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