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Old 6th Nov 2015, 07:51
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Interview and Selection process

Hi Everyone

Any ideas on the assessments and selection process?

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Old 6th Nov 2015, 16:04
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One of the many reasons I left after 19 years of full time at aged 54. No proper part time available any more. Just every w/e//bank holiday to work and then random part time days off. That said may change back in the future but too late for me!

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Old 7th Nov 2015, 19:18
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Does anyone have anymore details as to what Monarch are actually offering? Is it definitely 85% contract etc? What's the average monthly take home pay for a year 1 FO? Are they looking for guys to put onto the new 737's? Or will it be onto the A320? Details on the website as usual are fairly limited.

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Old 8th Nov 2015, 01:29
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Where did you go ? Retire or overseas? Just curious as im over 40 too
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Old 8th Nov 2015, 08:55
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Difficult to retire after that 'restructure' scrubbed our pensions! Gone to the sand long haul. Feels a little like retiring!

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Old 8th Nov 2015, 13:07
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Recruitment is onto the Airbus, in order to be online by summer 16.

Boeings don't arrive until Apr 18.

Company have agreed a return to 100% by May 17 for everyone. What happens in the meantime is up for negotiations. Hoping for a halfway measure by next summer.
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Old 13th Jan 2016, 16:12
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Any details of the assessment for TR guys?
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 09:51
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Any news as to whats happening at Monarch - see they are advertising for a new Head of Pilot Traing, so is another one leaving?
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 15:08
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Previous has only been there 2 years or so.
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 16:32
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........ and a very good guy he is too.
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Old 10th Mar 2016, 19:59
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Going to Virgin, might be missing flying big stuff as he came to us from emirates (A330), nothing secret about it or people jumping from a sinking ship, people move on simples, you can rest easy now !!!
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Old 15th Mar 2016, 17:22
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Ask any BALPA member, employed by Monarch "Is Monarch a career airline, or a stepping stone airline?"
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Old 27th Mar 2016, 11:19
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Just to complicate matters, the Sunday Times today (Sun 27th) is reporting that Greybull have put MON up for sale.
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Old 27th Mar 2016, 15:37
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A good time to leave, I think.
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Old 27th Mar 2016, 15:40
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ST may have embellished but probably only in the speculation on who has been approached. In one case, if its true, definitely time to leave.
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Old 27th Mar 2016, 17:24
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Surprise surprise - not.
Good luck guys & girls again !!
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Old 28th Mar 2016, 13:35
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As far as I know, not only have Monarch cut considerable costs fom their operation and become more efficient they have also been profitable over the last financial year. It is not a loss making airline any more! Only Greybull know why they bought it in Autumn 2014!
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Old 29th Mar 2016, 02:04
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You have to take this profit bit with the pinch of salt the new purchasers will. When the new company came in they slashed salaries, got rid of pensions etc etc. On top of that the price of oil has nose dived. This does not indicate a company out of the woods and on a high, it indicates pure luck. Any potential investor will see this. Some of the top people that are left are now leaving. The infrastructure of the airline is still completely mismatched. The left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. The slots at lgw are a nice thing but if the company is left to crumble those slots whont disappear for the vultures. Unfortunately for the good guys at Monarch they already find themselves yet again worried for the future. They will either have another new boss soon who will no dowt want to cut salaries once again before purchasing or they will shut down. A crap outlook either way. I hope the good guys get out and sharpish. Unfortunately the Pilot management now in charge don't give a toss about the standards that made M great, they are just yes men and looking after themselves. Greybull have done exactly what you would expect. There's no loyalty to the M pilots anymore from the company. I just hope they all realise this and search elsewhere. Good luck to the GOOD GUYS
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Old 29th Mar 2016, 12:31
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Can I just point out that the negative views that get expressed on this thread are being copied and used by an invidious Facebook site that has dedicated itself to demonising Monarch.
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Old 29th Mar 2016, 13:01
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I couldn't agree more, people need to be careful with expressing some opinions on a public forum! The dog eat dog mentality of many pilots springs to mind when I read some of the comments here! A bit more support for colleagues and friends at Monarch would be better than this negativism and cynicism which always surfaces at times like this! We are a miserable bunch sometimes!
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