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Old 8th Jan 2019, 12:37
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Would someone explain junior the difference between a local contract vs an agency aka confair? You seem to know more about this company then the ones working for it. I leave you to it, Iíve got better things to do
happy new year everyone!
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 13:12
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Originally Posted by intheblue View Post
Would someone explain junior the difference between a local contract vs an agency aka confair? You seem to know more about this company then the ones working for it. I leave you to it, Iíve got better things to do
happy new year everyone!
So you think I don't know anything about Wizz?

If you are on 6/4 roster, you want 10 days leave, you get 10 DAYS LEAVE only, even if 4 of these days already are OFF days.
In normal good company, you should get 10 days off, when using 6 leave days in such a roster pattern.

Few years ago hundreds of pilots was employed in Wizz by paying xx.xxx amounts of Euros, to get into the flight deck, both Captains and FOs

I know about Confair contracts, local contracts etc and the Contractor contracts.
I know how crews in Romania was fired when they tried to start a union, and Wizz was forced to employ them again, only for people to spread rumors that these crews was unsafe to work with.

I know how Wizz nearly crashed a A320, when inbound Sofia in 2016 and they retracted the Flaps by mistake.

I know of the case when a Wizz was positioning an empty A320, with only Cabin Crew onboard, and some IDIOT Captain tried to check some protections or flight maneuvers in the cruise, and the Cabin Crew went flying in the ceiling of the aircraft, and afterwards tried to blackmail the Captain for money, all ended with the whole flight deck and cabin crew getting fired.

I know how Wizz call people on their OFF days, constantly disturbing people in their rest time, and how they wipe AIMS if you have to position before a flight, and it can impact on your flight time limitations.

The Confair contracts when analysed are not worth the paper they are written on, at least the ones I saw was not even legally correct.

I know a lot more about Wizz than most the people working there now does. Specially interesting when some ex Air force Greek Captain tries to take off with a little ice / snow on the wings, and the FO has to stop him.

Of course no fatigue program, I guess fatigue is not an issue with Wizz? Or are people to afraid in case management will call them in for a meeting?

Enjoy your soggy sandwich, and don't forget to bring your own coffee.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 16:32
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2unlimited offers valid opinion. Plenty of other safety issues in Wizz Air, as the Hungarians still think they have a flying club with 3 aircraft.

Crews trying to get out of hard EGPWS warning by using OP CLB, LTC hand flying for 1h+ in RVSM in alternate law to destination after switching off 2 ADIRSs by mistake. The case with cabin crew flying around was a Safety Captain.

Base captains involved in above said bribes to join the company.

Please join.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 17:50
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Originally Posted by brushcounsel View Post
2unlimited offers valid opinion. Plenty of other safety issues in Wizz Air, as the Hungarians still think they have a flying club with 3 aircraft.

Crews trying to get out of hard EGPWS warning by using OP CLB, LTC hand flying for 1h+ in RVSM in alternate law to destination after switching off 2 ADIRSs by mistake. The case with cabin crew flying around was a Safety Captain.

Base captains involved in above said bribes to join the company.

Please join.

Wizz recently got highest 7 start safety rating from AirlineRatings.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 18:34
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Originally Posted by flightbooking View Post
Wizz recently got highest 7 start safety rating from AirlineRatings.
Yes it shows how much those safety ratings are worth!

i have plenty more factual stories I could tell you, But whatís the use, there is dangerous culture within Wizz, and I am not talking about 200-300 low hour cadets.

I know most Wizz air pilots do not stand together out of fear of management, as Mr Varadi will try to CRUSH any union inside the company.

So just continue dig your head in the sand.
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Old 8th Jan 2019, 19:58
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Originally Posted by 2unlimited View Post

Yes it shows how much those safety ratings are worth!
Sure. But we are lucky that you are here to enlighten us about the truth.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 06:33
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Originally Posted by flightbooking View Post
Wizz recently got highest 7 start safety rating from AirlineRatings.
Wow. Safety rating from a website that has ZERO insight into the airline's safety system. Three of those seven stars for safety are just for IOSA certification, which any airline that pays 60k USD to IATA eventually gets it.

Are the THREE airspeed unreliable events on a single day last year included in that reliable 7 star safety rating?
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 10:52
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Hey guys. If someone have a local contract in Romania and get paid 6500 gross as a SFO in Wizz it takes almost 3500 net according to some free tax calculators. What about if get paid through confair? Is he obligated to pay social or health insurance in Romania.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 14:53
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Originally Posted by skyboy83 View Post
Hey guys. If someone have a local contract in Romania and get paid 6500 gross as a SFO in Wizz it takes almost 3500 net according to some free tax calculators. What about if get paid through confair? Is he obligated to pay social or health insurance in Romania.
IIRC Romania has recently changed it's tax and social contributions policy, so that the whole burden is on the employee. In most countries you pay some part of social contribution while the employer pays the rest - so the "gross" salary is not really your gross because your employer still pays something on top of that to the government. Now you see the full contribution, that's what makes the tax seem so high.
To offset that, Wizz has introduced a 1.45 salary multiplier for local romanian contract - in the end they spend (roughly) the same amount on you, the state gets (roughly) the same amount of money and you get (roughly) the same net salary as before (roughly, because we all know every such change is an opportunity to skimp a few cents off the employee).
If you choose the contractor route, you will not be paying those high taxes, but at the same time the 1.45 multiplier won't apply to you, so your gross will be smaller, net should be similiar
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 14:59
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So an SFO I know based in Romania told me he was being paid net around £5300 Euros, 0% tax contribution.

How is that explained, I am curious.
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 16:25
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Originally Posted by 2unlimited View Post
So an SFO I know based in Romania told me he was being paid net around £5300 Euros, 0% tax contribution.

How is that explained, I am curious.
As a contractor, you are probably responsible for paying the taxes, not the company - simplest explanation is that he was in fact getting Ä5300 gross, he just choose to dodge the taxes
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Old 9th Jan 2019, 18:31
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Originally Posted by BarryMG View Post
As a contractor, you are probably responsible for paying the taxes, not the company - simplest explanation is that he was in fact getting Ä5300 gross, he just choose to dodge the taxes
Nope he is on local contract 14/7. Inc. Soc Sec + Pension.

Update on latest safety issue at Wizz, an experienced FO at Cruise level, heavy aircraft, gets sudden overspeed warning, disconnects AP and starts climbing to reduce the speed at FL 380.
Yes what more can I say.
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 08:52
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Originally Posted by BarryMG View Post
If you choose the contractor route, you will not be paying those high taxes, but at the same time the 1.45 multiplier won't apply to you, so your gross will be smaller, net should be similiar
So... on the above example that means that if I will be based in Romania and get paid through Confair I will get paid 6500/1,45= 4500? And this will be net salary for me? But what about social health and pension in this case?
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Old 10th Jan 2019, 11:49
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Are they actively recruiting now? Also NTR cadets with experience on other CS-25 aircraft?
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Old 14th Jan 2019, 21:53
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Good Evening,

someone told me now Wizz offers the possibility to start the duty from your own town, obviously you must live in a city connected by Wizz to your assigned base, is it true? How it works?
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 07:50
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No, that is not possible, yet. They are experimenting with a reverse roster in OTP and CLJ. If it works then this might possibly be implemented in other bases.
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Old 20th Jan 2019, 12:12
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Reply after interview

hi guys, how long after the sim assessment did you get a reply from wizz if you were sucessful or not?
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 06:32
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But what about social health and pension in this case?
If you dont know who pays what as a contractor make sure you are NOT on a contractor contract
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 18:42
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Questions!

Good evening everyone!

Really interesting to read everyone's thoughts and opinions on Wizzair and the whole cadet scheme! I'm just about to do the video interview with a assessment hopefully in february out in Bucharest if things go well!

I'd really appreciate if anyone could reply or PM me with any details on the questions that might be asked in the video interview? I've prepared answers as best as I can to the usual suspects!

Also I had a question about NTR First Officers to be based in Luton? What kind of salary would I be looking at for that? Net each month based roughly on xyz? Trying to get an idea if it would be worth me moving, paying a bond of some sort etc etc for the salary each month? I'd really appreciate any help! Many thanks!
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Old 26th Jan 2019, 13:28
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Choosing between Katowice and Cluj for my base... whats the best? accommodation, lifestyle, ect ect. Any help much appreciated. thanks
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