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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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Old 29th Mar 2016, 14:13
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Crosswind. I know what you mean. When we were made redundant at GSS those kind folks at British Airways defaced our lockers, and not with kind words
I hope that Monarch gets itself sorted and doesn't get passed around between a load of hedge fund carpet baggers. Best wishes to the crews.
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Old 29th Mar 2016, 16:17
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When we were made redundant at GSS those kind folks at British Airways defaced our lockers, and not with kind words

Shame on them . . .
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Old 30th Mar 2016, 05:09
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I'm afraid I don't agree guys. So are you saying we should only say positive nice things about companies? Has this nanny state even entered our profession? This site is for most of us a place to get an honest open portal by which to make certain decisions. We have different opinions and ideas on things and when you,start worrying about what will be taken and used then the spine starts to crack and it will never end. I like to think I post a fair appraisal of a company I know quite well. If you don't want to listen then fair enough. If you don't agree then fair enough. But don't start telling me what and what not to say. If a company is failing then people need to look frankly at why that's so. Not stick their heads in the sand and get angry with people that try and yank it out.
Having said that as I have said many times I worry for some of my colleagues that find themselves in this position again, it's terrible and most of us have been in a similar position. I hope I am wrong and Monarch are doing as well as some think. Time will tell and the best of luck to my friends and colleagues
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Old 30th Mar 2016, 07:24
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I don't mind what people say - they're entitled to their opinions and the future of the company won't be decided by PPRuNe, will it!
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Old 30th Mar 2016, 09:19
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Mesh, nobody was trying to sensor you, they were simply highlighting that anyone can read this forum and some of those people might actually believe you know what you are talking about and use your ill informed speculation to enhance their own agenda.

I have no interest in engaging in an argument about the success of Monarch mostly because I have no idea what's true and what's not. All I will say as someone who still works for them is that despite everything I still hold them in high regard. I have never enjoyed working for a company as much as I do Monarch (and there has been a few) and I hope and pray that everything will work out. I have my own brain and like most people employed at Mon, capable of making my own decisions regrading the future but being told how I am on a daily basis is not helping and frankly not a useful contribution.
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