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flyingstickman
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Foreign Pilots in China being sent home?

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I'm being told at least 5 Chinese airlines on the mainland have either released their pilots or have sent them on leave indefinitely without pay as a result of the economic effects of the coronavirus. Can anyone corroborate this and/or add any details? I haven't seen anything in the news aside from now today Cathay asking their workers to take 3 weeks unpaid leave
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flyingstickman wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:32 am
I'm being told at least 5 Chinese airlines on the mainland have either released their pilots or have sent them on leave indefinitely without pay as a result of the economic effects of the coronavirus. Can anyone corroborate this and/or add any details? I haven't seen anything in the news aside from now today Cathay asking their workers to take 3 weeks unpaid leave
Meh, those three weeks will only cost them what I make in 12.
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plausiblyannonymous wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:51 pm
flyingstickman wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:32 am
I'm being told at least 5 Chinese airlines on the mainland have either released their pilots or have sent them on leave indefinitely without pay as a result of the economic effects of the coronavirus. Can anyone corroborate this and/or add any details? I haven't seen anything in the news aside from now today Cathay asking their workers to take 3 weeks unpaid leave
Meh, those three weeks will only cost them what I make in 12.
These kinds of comments are why pilots suck. Always have, always will.
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https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/tra ... ong-crisis

Gotta pay the bills no matter where you work. As a former expat pilot I can tell you that as a "guest worker" we were fully aware that we would always be the first to go when sh*t started.

That was the trade off for a decent wage.
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yycflyguy wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:59 am
plausiblyannonymous wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:51 pm
flyingstickman wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:32 am
I'm being told at least 5 Chinese airlines on the mainland have either released their pilots or have sent them on leave indefinitely without pay as a result of the economic effects of the coronavirus. Can anyone corroborate this and/or add any details? I haven't seen anything in the news aside from now today Cathay asking their workers to take 3 weeks unpaid leave
Meh, those three weeks will only cost them what I make in 12.
These kinds of comments are why pilots suck. Always have, always will.
It sorta sounded like a self deprecating joke to me?
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Sad thing is in Canada the Expats will be the last to go as it would offend the liberal left.
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Tacoma wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:54 pm
Sad thing is in Canada the Expats will be the last to go as it would offend the liberal left.
To which Expats are you referring?
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Sent home from China with a PowerPoint showcasing their FDM "violations" and "public punishment".
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Ton of euro expats in Canada....
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