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Old 21st Sep 2021, 15:39
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You prob get to find out that CP wasn't as bad as you thought and the bottom is way way deeper
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Old 21st Sep 2021, 19:20
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out of self interest: where will you go and be a contractor?
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Old 22nd Sep 2021, 09:59
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calypso - I very, very much doubt that. I've been here 20 years, so know the score, and in the highly unlikely event that you're correct, then I'll leave the industry altogether. It's just not worth the agg anymore.

SG - a European cargo operator.
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Old 23rd Sep 2021, 10:06
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calypso

This. 20 years in a cushy bubble with golden T&C's.....the horrors of contract work in Europe will be a rude awakening.
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Old 23rd Sep 2021, 19:12
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Nah, not when it's on my terms thanks!

I've made plenty, so can retire now at 47. So happy to readjust, drive a wagon, or work in a coffee shop.

Thing is, I've got a bit more in me unfortunately, maybe I enjoy flying. But I certainly can give a bit back, and do a bit of training.

Don't be jealous about it, because it comes across as a keyboard warrior with sour grapes.

But yes, I joined Cathay on B scale, and walk away with 2 million USD cash in my back pocket after 20 years, free and clear (smart property choices on the housing allowance and the provident fund). Nice one.

I'll get me tin hat, but it's not exactly my fault is it?
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Old 23rd Sep 2021, 19:41
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And yet you seem to be very bitter about it
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Old 23rd Sep 2021, 20:11
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Ugh....groan
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Old 23rd Sep 2021, 21:25
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calypso - how on earth do I sound bitter? Just relieved that I and many colleagues had a good run, and it's time to leave HKG to go down the khazi, which is quite unfortunate. It wasn't on the plans, that's for sure.

Anyway, moving right along. I think we can have gone waaaaay off thread.

And a groan from someone with Yellow Fever, blimey. If I had yellow fever I might miss the place, but I don't and won't.

I think we'll just call it a day on this thread then.
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