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Dream Land 24th Jun 2008 16:19

FWIW you must be a bit flexible here, rostering is doing there best to keep locals and expats happy, some people here do not get along with the staff and receive an unbalanced amount of flying due to their inability to work with the company, this situation can occur at most any company where staffing and available lift varies from month to month, the staff in rostering are cordial and friendly, I have submitted requests for certain days off a couple weeks in advance and not had any problems, others may have a different experience- in any case, if the company is not treating you fairly, it can be easily resolved by notifying the contractor, certainly not by making wild ass accusations about fellow expats.

ia1166 26th Jun 2008 14:14

when you get 5 days off in 5 weeks and work 50 hours duty a week, there's not much scope for being flexible. Is not like they can call me on my day off is it?

doh

kiwilad 29th Jun 2008 23:18

I think what has been discussed has to do with the A320 roster etc, is the ATR similiar?

If anyone can enlighten me on a weekly roster pattern for the ATR that would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers:ok:

stardustcologne 1st Jul 2008 18:47

Someone told there would be 2 new A330 coming to VAC. Is it true? Are they still coming?
The last existing job opportunity for A330 F/O is not available anymore and they kept me hanging for lots of weeks. Not very nice. Well done. :yuk:
So good luck for the rest of you.

saviboy 7th Jul 2008 05:01

I am not familiar with contract work.\\\

If the contract is supposed to last 3 years, does that mean I not free to take another job during the 3 years. can i break the contract.
are there any penalties?

thanks

Boxshifter 7th Jul 2008 06:48

No, normally you can terminate your contract as the contract agency can terminate your contract.

Contract work has usually nothing to do with slavery, well at least in this respect.

NVpilot 7th Jul 2008 07:26

Each contract is different, some contracts give you a bonus upon completion, essentially holding back your pay, some contracts will include a clause that charges you some amount of money if you do not remain for the contract term, this is to cover the fine that they pay for you leaving early. Most contracts require a notice of leaving period, maybe sixty days, if you choose to ignore this period you risk burning a bridge. In any case, a contract IS negotiable, if there is something you don't like, tell them it's unacceptable.

555orange 8th Jul 2008 13:23

You guys do TPE layovers? Just wondering....

olepilot 8th Jul 2008 15:18

Yes, me thinks so, but most of the layovers go to the locals.:ok:

varigflier 11th Jul 2008 04:27

If you choose the 6/2 option and then wants to chance to 5/3 or vice versa, can you do it?

kefz 11th Jul 2008 05:25

with ur hours.. u'll probably get direct command :)

Blue320 12th Jul 2008 06:33

I did a search on 2 questions that I have and did not find anything on the subject so if they are posted somewhere please forgive me!

1. Regarding a contract; do you pay any taxes out of your contracted wages?

2. How is the social life for a single fellow? Are there many non-local women to meet out at a pub or just locals?

Thx!

jumpdrive 12th Jul 2008 07:31

1. No

2. Good & Yes

Blue320 12th Jul 2008 18:19

JumpDrive,

Thanks for the non-dramatic reply mate!

Lost in Saigon 12th Jul 2008 20:38


Originally Posted by Blue320 (Post 4238719)
2. How is the social life for a single fellow? Are there many non-local women to meet out at a pub or just locals?

After a few weeks in Vietnam, you will ONLY want to meet "Local" girls.

This was part of my initial briefing at Mulligan's Irish Pub in the Omni Hotel the first night I arrived in HCMC. I didn't take it seriously at first.....

varigflier 13th Jul 2008 00:08

So can you switch between the roster patterns or no???

THRidle 13th Jul 2008 10:52

How about just asking one of the agencies concerned !!!

tamie 14th Jul 2008 18:39

Hello folks!
I found this thread and read all the pages (uuh, a lot of...).
There was a lot of good information here, and I decided to apply for the job A320 as first officer a while ago. I have a current rating and about 3000 hrs on Airbus.

Can someone here who is working there already tell me if they stopped hiring new first officers? I didn't hear anything from the agencies. I thought to get at least the possibility to do a screening or interview or so...

It looked like VAC needs crews desperately as the agencies are posting ongoing starts and improving their conditions. But no reply for weeks now. I asked them and they told me they would contact me when there would be any news :bored: so no news obviously. Not enough hours? Wrong gender? Wrong history? :(

Well, maybe I had the naive idea... thought I could come along and start there immediately :ouch: no, I won't as it looks like.

Any idea? I need work, so will try something else, but I would prefer this job in Saigon.

Thank you for any information!

tamie 14th Jul 2008 18:41

uuups sorry, this was sent twice!!

Lost in Saigon 14th Jul 2008 19:05


Originally Posted by tamie (Post 4264419)
Hello folks!
I found this thread and read all the pages (uuh, a lot of...).
There was a lot of good information here, and I decided to apply for the job A320 as first officer a while ago. I have a current rating and about 3000 hrs on Airbus.

Can someone here who is working there already tell me if they stopped hiring new first officers? I didn't hear anything from the agencies. I thought to get at least the possibility to do a screening or interview or so...

It looked like VAC needs crews desperately as the agencies are posting ongoing starts and improving their conditions. But no reply for weeks now. I asked them and they told me they would contact me when there would be any news :bored: so no news obviously. Not enough hours? Wrong gender? Wrong history? :(

Well, maybe I had the naive idea... thought I could come along and start there immediately :ouch: no, I won't as it looks like.

Any idea? I need work, so will try something else, but I would prefer this job in Saigon.

Thank you for any information!

Make sure you apply with all the contractors. Occasionally one or more of the contractors will be overlooked by VNA when they are looking for pilots.

Usually it is because someone at the contractors head office forgot to provide a little brown envelope under the right door in Hanoi.


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