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Old 16th Oct 2020, 21:40
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Recalling Expats to Vietnam - LAST Bamboo blackmail

Dear all Pilots, after cutting your salary 50%, changing commuting roster to 8/2 or and paying salary 3 months later with an undefined amount monthly changing.....

FCD would like to inform about the new procedure for the pilot willing to come back Vietnam by their own booking commercial flight
and the policy on Entry of Bamboo Airways’ foreign employees in Vietnam as follows (this policy will be applied retroactively from the previous desperate group )
1. The Fees for entry procedures
Any foreigners who come to Bamboo Airways to work shall pay 100% fee for the visa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the border checkpoint,
and fee to lobby for the Immigration Department,
also they must pay any fee required by immigration department.

2. Flight ticket fee
For routes that BAV operates the employee will pay 100% for the fee to moving to BAV’s pick-up point and initiatively find suitable flights.
For routes that other Airline Company operates, Employees pay 100% for the transportations fee to Vietnam’s border checkpoint.
Employee actively find a suitable flight according to the entry documents. (the immigration letter shows port of entry).

3. Fee for quarantine as regulated
-Test cost: BAV pays according to the regulations of the state and place of residence.
- Per diem and meal cost: BAV pay 30% for the per diem and meal cost but shall not exceed VND700,000/person/day during quarantine according to Contract between BAV and accommodation establishments.
The rest of 70% per diem and meal cost: BAV will advance pay for the hotel; these expenses will be deducted monthly from the employees’ salary after being qualified to the assigned position.
The monthly deduction shall not exceed 30% of the employees’ monthly salary and will be deducted continuously each month until 70% of the advance payment exhaust.
- Accommodation: The employees can choose single/ couple room.
Employees shall pay other living expenses

4. Working commitment
Employees who signed Labor Contract or Service Contract guarantee to work for the Airlines at least 06 months from the date of being qualified to the assigned position. (Working time does not include: unpaid leave, sick leave with total time incurred 15 days onwards or 15 consecutive days).
Number of committed months is based on the current training regulation.
In case of resignation before the working commitment, the employee will refund total expenses that the company has supported up to the time of resignation.
In case of unfulfilled training courses, the employees will refund all cost prepaid by BAV.
*** Hereby is the cost of quarantine activities for your reference:
RE ENTRY VISA 175 USD
HOTEL 1450 USD
PICK UP FROM AIRPORT 50 USD
TOTAL 1675 USD
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 07:37
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and they will ask you money in advance to "organize" your tour in Vietnam, at list the 4kk VND for the government authorization...
that is the cost of our lives for the Big Family
it sounds like the usual expansion plan is fake, they don't need pilots but just puppets at zero cost to feed the company future gaps
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 07:49
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and you really believe that they will detract you 30%
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 07:53
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This is the last break of the original contract they plan? Policies are changing quickly in BAV
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Old 1st Nov 2020, 12:18
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Interview 787 fleet

Anyone did an interview recently for B787 fleet? Any outcome of it? More than 2 weeks and I havent heard back from them. Any idea about the job conditions?
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Old 2nd Nov 2020, 09:39
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Same here but have seen if you join 3 1/2 months without salary. Only start receiving salary once start line training and then it is reduced salary
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Old 3rd Nov 2020, 00:42
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Juanki. May I ask when did you apply. And was this for a Captain position?
Also, was this via the website
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Old 3rd Nov 2020, 08:28
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I had sent in the application form about a week ago for Captain position. No reply yet. 🤔🤔🤔
Wondering why.
Could it be they are sorting the FO applications first …

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Old 3rd Nov 2020, 10:07
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I see Bamboo are still advertising for crew.

Is it really that bad? Are they flying much at present?
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Old 3rd Nov 2020, 13:29
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I have a feeling they are buffering up their pilot requirement for their immediate future while the pilots are still cheaper and more available than normal.
Once flying resumes as it was pre covid, most full fare airlines will pay top dollar for experienced pilots. That would then be unaffordable for low cost carriers.
Thus the recruitment drive now.
My 2 cents
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Old 4th Nov 2020, 03:44
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Great sarcasm!
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Old 4th Nov 2020, 05:17
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Originally Posted by Icarus2001 View Post
I see Bamboo are still advertising for crew.

Is it really that bad? Are they flying much at present?
According to a friend flying there, yes it is bad, company is crap, training is crap and salary delayed and not according to his contract, he is getting 2,000usd instead of 8000+ , but nowhere to go and at least they are still flying so,,,,,
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Old 4th Nov 2020, 05:32
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Originally Posted by Lucifer786 View Post
I have a feeling they are buffering up their pilot requirement for their immediate future while the pilots are still cheaper and more available than normal.
Once flying resumes as it was pre covid, most full fare airlines will pay top dollar for experienced pilots. That would then be unaffordable for low cost carriers.
Thus the recruitment drive now.
My 2 cents
Ahahahah sure.

Also, in case someone hasn’t noticed, full fare airlines as you call them are good for 2 things: businessmen and long haul. You see where I’m going here?
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Old 8th Nov 2020, 08:56
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I believe Lucifer could be correct. No salary for 3 1/2 months reduced pay and bonded for 3 years. I believe once in you are stuck there for the 3 years
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Old 8th Nov 2020, 13:41
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Originally Posted by SVC1972 View Post
I believe Lucifer could be correct. No salary for 3 1/2 months reduced pay and bonded for 3 years. I believe once in you are stuck there for the 3 years
Yes sir.
They would have you by the short n curlies until end of your written contract ( whatever that might be …)
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Old 24th Nov 2020, 05:24
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Wondering if anyone has done an interview or evaluation with bamboo lately. They seem to have collected lots of data but nothing after that. Or is it just me.
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Old 24th Nov 2020, 09:01
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Communication is not one of their strengths, so I can imagine decision making is lacking as well
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Old 24th Nov 2020, 09:24
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i have applied through fci . on their website its still just collecting cv, no active recruitment yet.
i also tried applying direct to bamboo but only auto acknowledgement .
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Old 25th Nov 2020, 08:51
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I'm actually doing the interview with them, Technical Questionnaire and (still to be done) a Skype Interview.
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Old 11th Dec 2020, 18:56
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Bamboo Family is well know for

LATE Salary....at last 2 month and unknow amount since policy is monthly changing
NO roster, is daily changing and for few days only
NO commuting, only chance to leave is UNPAID and waiting salaries until you come back
YOU have to pay for quarantine, transport, paperwork, license, health insurance, housing,
Crap Training, on ground and in flight with unprepared young instructors, few of them are reliable
NO support from HR department, lack of management and business plan changing day by day
Cadets are mainly from VINGROUP, pay to fly as usual practice in aviation now, trained by new instructors.
I deeply suggest you to check written condition only in a formal contract before coming in Vietnam at YOUR OWN EXPENSES

DO NOT FALL IN THIS TRAP; THEY ARE LIARS AND THEY WILL NEVER CHANGE BEHAVIOUR

BAMBOO MOTTO IS " MAYBE", you will NEVER forget that

N E V E R !!!!
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