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It could be worse: You could be working in Qatar

Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 05 Feb 2014 7:20 pm

http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/the-tru ... r-airways/

This piece makes Singapore sound like a paradise on Earth of foreign worker's rights and freedoms.

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Postby AngMoG » Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:42 pm

That is some really f*ed up stuff. I don't think I would last long there... :P

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Postby AngMoG » Thu, 06 Feb 2014 9:46 am

Strong Eagle wrote:That's mild compared to the construction worker abuses in Dubai.

http://www.hrw.org/news/2006/11/11/uae- ... ction-boom

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/featur ... 51541.html


The same, and worse, has been reported about Qatari construction workers. Reading the AJ article, their situation does not seem much worse than SG, except for the lower pay and higher temps.

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Re: It could be worse: You could be working in Qatar

Postby AndrewV » Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:05 am

zzm9980 wrote:http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/the-truth-about-the-luxury-of-qatar-airways/

This piece makes Singapore sound like a paradise on Earth of foreign worker's rights and freedoms.

don't they have welfare in sweden , and isn't being on welfare better than being subject to such basic human rights violations (such as whom you can and cannot talk to) :o

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Re: It could be worse: You could be working in Qatar

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:21 am

zzm9980 wrote:http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/the-truth-about-the-luxury-of-qatar-airways/

This piece makes Singapore sound like a paradise on Earth of foreign worker's rights and freedoms.


Need those World Cup stadiums built Dude :o
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Re: It could be worse: You could be working in Qatar

Postby the lynx » Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:24 am

AndrewV wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/the-truth-about-the-luxury-of-qatar-airways/

This piece makes Singapore sound like a paradise on Earth of foreign worker's rights and freedoms.

don't they have welfare in sweden , and isn't being on welfare better than being subject to such basic human rights violations (such as whom you can and cannot talk to) :o


This article is publish on a Swedish news portal about a Swedish experiences working for Qatar airways. All these human right violations mentioned happened on Qatari soil and Qatari airspace/aircraft.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:39 am

Strong Eagle wrote:That's mild compared to the construction worker abuses in Dubai.

http://www.hrw.org/news/2006/11/11/uae- ... ction-boom

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/featur ... 51541.html


Sorry to sound cynical and grim, but I expect this shit to happen to laborers and I imagine it's just as bad in Singapore. But Flight Attendants and Pilots (generally seen as 'higher class' work than labor) from Western Countries ? Unexpected.

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Postby Primrose Hill » Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:48 am

There's always going to be somewhere worse or being upheld like a hugh beacon of hope

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Re: It could be worse: You could be working in Qatar

Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 06 Feb 2014 1:18 pm

Barnsley wrote:Need those World Cup stadiums built Dude :o


Talking of which has anyone been watching the news pieces on child prostitution in Brazil? So utterly sad :-(

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 06 Feb 2014 2:27 pm

This 5 stars reputation of QA, where does it come from? Business and first class? I made a round trip with them to Europe, economy, via Doha this summer and at best can call them average.

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Postby Barnsley » Thu, 06 Feb 2014 2:45 pm

x9200 wrote:This 5 stars reputation of QA, where does it come from? Business and first class? I made a round trip with them to Europe, economy, via Doha this summer and at best can call them average.


I was contemplating using them to go to UK also , but the reviews for Economy were not so favourable.

They say Doha airport not the best either.
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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 06 Feb 2014 2:57 pm

x9200 wrote:This 5 stars reputation of QA, where does it come from? Business and first class? I made a round trip with them to Europe, economy, via Doha this summer and at best can call them average.


Same thing for Emirates IMO. Those who like it are used to US Domestic, and are taking their first trip to Asia, India, or the Middle East on one of those two airlines. That's why they love it. Those of us used to SQ, Cathay, etc., won't find anything too grand about it.

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 06 Feb 2014 2:57 pm

@Barnsley: No, it's not, at least the terminal I landed in. Sort of worn off ambience mixture of old parts of Heathrow with Singapore cofee shop but with very limited infrastructure.

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Re: It could be worse: You could be working in Qatar

Postby AndrewV » Thu, 06 Feb 2014 6:10 pm

the lynx wrote:
AndrewV wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/the-truth-about-the-luxury-of-qatar-airways/

This piece makes Singapore sound like a paradise on Earth of foreign worker's rights and freedoms.

don't they have welfare in sweden , and isn't being on welfare better than being subject to such basic human rights violations (such as whom you can and cannot talk to) :o


This article is publish on a Swedish news portal about a Swedish experiences working for Qatar airways. All these human right violations mentioned happened on Qatari soil and Qatari airspace/aircraft.


I got that, what i mean is why go through all this trouble and suffer to such an extent when you can just go back and claim welfare ?

i know some people don't like the idea of being on the dole, but suffering to this extent? sounds a bit over-dramatized to me


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