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Postby Matt10 » Mon, 12 Jun 2006 6:53 pm

They will have an advertisement in their website and also in the newspaper(Classified), most likely it is on a saturday. Go to Executive Appointment. :D

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Anyone flying to doha on the 12/08/2006

Postby Deshi » Wed, 21 Jun 2006 7:00 am

Hey peepz! anyone here got selected for the last round??when thru' the pre medical check up and signed the bond and will be confirmed flying to Doha state on the 12/08/2006?? coz i only only know one galfriend of mine that will be flying together with me... and it would be really nice to know if there's more fellow Singaporeans flying on that day with us.. :D


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Postby queenie-me » Wed, 21 Jun 2006 12:05 pm

Qatar will have another recruitment soon in July.
So, go to their website and apply.
I just received an invitation for 22nd July 2006 @ Hilton Hotel. anyone have the same invitation?

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Postby starla » Wed, 21 Jun 2006 9:01 pm

hi queenie. ive received an invitation too. so, will u be going? :)

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Postby janhui » Thu, 22 Jun 2006 1:25 am

queenie-me wrote:Qatar will have another recruitment soon in July.
So, go to their website and apply.
I just received an invitation for 22nd July 2006 @ Hilton Hotel. anyone have the same invitation?


Hi, i've received the email too. :) Still thinking whether to go or not. :roll: PM you if i've decided to give it a try, so that we'll have companions and not be bored :lol:

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Postby winney » Thu, 22 Jun 2006 9:17 am

I got the invitation too. Do we have any current or ex crew from qatar? It would be great if we are able to get more info. As you see this thread seem so dead :shock:

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Postby queenie-me » Thu, 22 Jun 2006 9:50 am

Hi all,
yes... i will be going. he he
I will pm those who got their invitation for my contacts. so, maybe we could go together...

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Think about it before joining Qatar Airways

Postby qatarbabe » Fri, 30 Jun 2006 12:15 am

Hi you all.

I notice that everyone is very eager to join Qatar Airways. I currently work from them now and frankly, before accepting the job offer (if you get it), you should ask yourself a few questions.

1) Doha is a Muslim state, means you have to be rather modest in your dressing. The police and company do not tolerate the short skirts and skimpy wear that some of us may be used to. (The workers there have harassed Crew because of the way they were dressed. Note: what is normal to us, isn’t normal to them)

2) The weather in Doha is crazily hot during the summer time (we are in the middle east after all). Of course we do have winter seasons (Dec – Apr), but other than that, temperature can hit 50 degrees Celsius.

3) Entertainment in Doha is quite little as compared to what we are used to in Singapore. All the clubs are mainly found in the hotels as no establishment can have alcohol license if they aren’t linked to a hotel. And given that Doha is that small, we see the same group of people at the clubs every single time.

4) Work Culture is also very different. The culture in the country as well. Some of us may think that Singaporeans are bad enough, well.. wait till you meet some of the other nationalities.

5) DOHA IS NOT DUBAI.

6) Unless you speak the Malay Language, you may not always get a chance to operate a flight back to Singapore as to them, the official language of Singapore is only Malay. So be prepared that you may not get to come home that often on work duty.

The reason why I am writing this is because there have been cases where Singaporeans leave Doha within one week of joining. In all honesty, money is good if you’re willing to work hard and grit your teeth amidst everything. (I've been here 3 years)

Life is much more slow-paced compared to Dubai or even Singapore and regardless of what some people may say, some rules are placed for the safety of the crew (e.g. After 10pm, no visitors allowed in your accommodation).

[b]Qatar Airways[/b] is a growing airline with great potential. You just need to have A LOT of patience to deal with the different wants of different nationalities.

Note: our passenger profiles are not at all like what we see traveling on Singapore Airlines. We also carry workers from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, as well as many expatriates..

Hope this helps in some way. And looking forward to welcoming you guys on board!
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Postby Plavt » Fri, 30 Jun 2006 1:01 am

Qatarbabe,
A good post which outlines a number of points that myself and others have tried to point out. I hope people will read it and take note since it is not all 'cherries' getting a job with a foreign airline and living in country with which one is not familiar especially the middle east. Do share any other experiences with us too many here simply don't think.

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Postby singaporegrrl » Fri, 30 Jun 2006 1:19 am

Yes, I got invited as well and I'll be going to the interview next month. See you girls there.
Jangan tanya soalan merepek boleh tak?

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Postby mcchicky27 » Fri, 30 Jun 2006 2:41 am

hi, does the interview on 22/7/2006 is strictly open to those who got the invitations? those who does not have the invitations, can we just walk in?

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More "facts" to think about

Postby qatarbabe » Fri, 30 Jun 2006 8:22 am

In all honesty, I did not think when I joined QR. I just saw the ad, went to KL (that was where it was held in the past for Singaporean/Malaysian), and landed myself in this job. Next thing I know, 3 yrs has passed.

So, if its an adventure that you seek, it would be an eye-opener. If its a career you seek, it may be a good stepping stone as promotions are fast (but not necessarily fair) in this company. There are other middle eastern airlines that you guys should consider as well (Eg. Etihad, Emirates, Gulf Air). A best way to find out more about these companies are through forums like pprune.org. It contains a lot of gossips about the airline industry (interesting read. Afterall, there must be a reason for these gossips)

As for Doha:

1) Major works in preparation for the Games in December. Road works everywhere, buildings being built everywhere. Its just like a huge construction site. Super dusty right now. It is working towards being the next Dubai (if not better). So patience is needed if you want to see the fruits of their labour in like .. maybe 5 - 10 years time.

2) People here drive like maniacs. Mostly roundabouts (like newton circus). Traffic lights are still not a very common sight here. And everyday is a new way to crash your car. *cars are cheap here though. very cheap, fuel is cheap too!*

3) Men here (not talking about QR staff) act like they've never seen a woman in their lives. While you are walking on the streets in BROAD DAYLIGHT!, they can drive really up close to you and ask you to be "friends". If you ignore them, the most they can do is curse you. If you curse them back, thats when trouble happens.

4) QR crew are mostly made up of Filipinos and Indians, every other race is a minority. For now, if I'm not mistaken, there are about 80 Singaporeans here. But, despite the fact that there are so little of us, major backstabbing and company politics are in play here amongst OUR VERY OWN PEOPLE. (I've yet to mention the other nationalities). Its frankly rather disappointing. But, if you plan to lead a very low profiled life, you will probably live here a day longer. I do know a few Singaporeans who are very happy here because of the lack of "drama" in their lives. (*if you can, make friends outside the company, alot better. Its hard enough as it is when your friends are also your colleagues*)

5) Doha isn't like Singapore. Things we can normally get done in 1 hour, usually takes them a day to do it. Most of the major shopping malls are open every day, but during the hours of 12pm - 4pm, some shops/offices do take an afternoon siesta.
Ramadan period is hell. Nothing opens till after 7pm. No drinking (water even) or eating in public allowed. No smoking allowed in public till after 7pm also. (**by the way, no smoking allowed in company accomodation ya**)

6) For men planning to come here. Better make female friends fast. During the weekends (which by the way, is on Friday ONLY), if you want to go clubbing, most clubs won't allow you to enter UNLESS you're with another girl. Girls enter free but drinks are not cheap.(Some clubs have discount for crew).. If you wanna know how many clubs there are.. Hmmmm.. max about 10 (i'm counting bars too hor!)

Ok, I think thats way too much info to digest.

Have fun reading it. And if its still something you want to try. I welcome you. If not, I don't blame you.

P.S. The current Singaporeans who've been here a long time are very proud of the image we've worked so hard to build (Hardworking, Friendly, Fun loving(both at work and off work), Intelligent, Brave etc).. Unfortunately, there are also a few individuals who've done nothing but create a bad name for us in an attempt to get attention. Its something thats highly disappointing. Enough said.

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Postby eereena3 » Fri, 30 Jun 2006 10:26 pm

i supposed is a walk in coz qatar alway walk in,i think whose who send in via email will attend the 2nd interview with those walk in one.that wat i heard my fren who got into 2nd one during the walk in

[quote="mcchicky27"]hi, does the interview on 22/7/2006 is strictly open to those who got the invitations? those who does not have the invitations, can we just walk in?[/quote]

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Things to Bring to Doha

Postby qatarbabe » Sat, 01 Jul 2006 1:00 am

Hey Deshi,

I'm new in this forum so can't PM as of yet but hopefully I can answer some of your questions here.

1) Dresscode in the office is business attire (very strict abt it esp during training.) No jeans, or even capri pants. If u want to wear skirt, remember -below the knee. Jackets or Cardigans are fine (its chilly in the office). No such thing as casual days.

2) Make Up: Note, either on the 1st or 2nd day, you will have to take your ID pictures in uniform, so make sure make up is nice and suits the maroon uniform. It stays with you for a long while so I suggest looking really good in that. You aren't even allowed to smile with your teeth revealed.

3) Make Up: during training, it doesn't have to be so thick. make sure make up suits the weather here (hot and humid). No fancy nail polish(clear color is your best bet of getting out of trouble). If u want to have a pony tail, make sure the length (after tying up) does not reach 5 inches. If not, have to bun it up. Once you get your uniform though, then u must adhere to the make up requirements (spot checks are done super regularly once u are flying especially), and the CEO is very particular about the image of the company when in uniform.

4) Code of Conduct in the office: NO MOBILE PHONES, NO CHEWING GUM, NO EATING IN THE HALLWAY(of the office), NO DRINKING IN CLASS (bottled water can but best not left on the table during class as CEO does spot checks). Once you've gotten your wings (when u start flying), you'll learn how to secretly bend the rules a little.

5) QR accommodations are spread out throughout Doha. So I can't really tell you what are near your accommodation.

6) Make sure you have your visa ready with your air tickets ( i remember collecting it from the Paragon office ) when you are at the airport. No one will be there at Singapore Airport. But once you arrive in Doha, there's usually someone waiting for you. You'll see the sign or some strange lady calling out for you. Then they'll assist in you getting through immigration and luggage collection. And then, off to your accommodation.

7) Everything you can get from Carrefour (located at City Centre), or from LuLu Hypermarket (cheaper). Depends alot on who you are living with. If you are living in an old accommodation with another crew (already living there), then u might have stuff there already. If not, take a cab(after settling in) to City Centre to get yourself a Pre -Paid mobile phone line (Hala Card), and on to shopping. **They usually give you an allowance to buy some stuff, but change some extra US dollar just in case.**

8) Things provided in Accommodation: Toaster, Plates, Cups, Iron, Ironing board, basic furniture, clothes hanger(for drying clothes) and some hangers for your clothes.

9) Things to buy (recommended):
from Singapore-> Magic Kleen Mop/Wipe (very useful when u start flying and too lazy to even clean the house)
from Doha -> DVD player, Microwave Oven,Rice Cooker

10) Taxis are the only mode of public transport around here. Of course, they've got private limos also. But thats more expensive. The green kharwa taxis cost more than the orange ones. But if you take the orange ones, make sure they switch on the meter. The conversion rate is same as the Malaysian Ringgit.

11) **Bring some nice clubbing (but not soo revealing) clothes.. You'll never know when your batchmates might decide to let their hair down.**


Hope this helps.. Anything else just let me know la. :)
Welcome on Board! :lol:

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Re: Things to Bring to Doha

Postby Deshi » Sat, 01 Jul 2006 9:15 am

qatarbabe wrote:Hey Deshi,

I'm new in this forum so can't PM as of yet but hopefully I can answer some of your questions here.

1) Dresscode in the office is business attire (very strict abt it esp during training.) No jeans, or even capri pants. If u want to wear skirt, remember -below the knee. Jackets or Cardigans are fine (its chilly in the office). No such thing as casual days.

2) Make Up: Note, either on the 1st or 2nd day, you will have to take your ID pictures in uniform, so make sure make up is nice and suits the maroon uniform. It stays with you for a long while so I suggest looking really good in that. You aren't even allowed to smile with your teeth revealed.

3) Make Up: during training, it doesn't have to be so thick. make sure make up suits the weather here (hot and humid). No fancy nail polish(clear color is your best bet of getting out of trouble). If u want to have a pony tail, make sure the length (after tying up) does not reach 5 inches. If not, have to bun it up. Once you get your uniform though, then u must adhere to the make up requirements (spot checks are done super regularly once u are flying especially), and the CEO is very particular about the image of the company when in uniform.

4) Code of Conduct in the office: NO MOBILE PHONES, NO CHEWING GUM, NO EATING IN THE HALLWAY(of the office), NO DRINKING IN CLASS (bottled water can but best not left on the table during class as CEO does spot checks). Once you've gotten your wings (when u start flying), you'll learn how to secretly bend the rules a little.

5) QR accommodations are spread out throughout Doha. So I can't really tell you what are near your accommodation.

6) Make sure you have your visa ready with your air tickets ( i remember collecting it from the Paragon office ) when you are at the airport. No one will be there at Singapore Airport. But once you arrive in Doha, there's usually someone waiting for you. You'll see the sign or some strange lady calling out for you. Then they'll assist in you getting through immigration and luggage collection. And then, off to your accommodation.

7) Everything you can get from Carrefour (located at City Centre), or from LuLu Hypermarket (cheaper). Depends alot on who you are living with. If you are living in an old accommodation with another crew (already living there), then u might have stuff there already. If not, take a cab(after settling in) to City Centre to get yourself a Pre -Paid mobile phone line (Hala Card), and on to shopping. **They usually give you an allowance to buy some stuff, but change some extra US dollar just in case.**

8) Things provided in Accommodation: Toaster, Plates, Cups, Iron, Ironing board, basic furniture, clothes hanger(for drying clothes) and some hangers for your clothes.

9) Things to buy (recommended):
from Singapore-> Magic Kleen Mop/Wipe (very useful when u start flying and too lazy to even clean the house)
from Doha -> DVD player, Microwave Oven,Rice Cooker

10) Taxis are the only mode of public transport around here. Of course, they've got private limos also. But thats more expensive. The green kharwa taxis cost more than the orange ones. But if you take the orange ones, make sure they switch on the meter. The conversion rate is same as the Malaysian Ringgit.

11) **Bring some nice clubbing (but not soo revealing) clothes.. You'll never know when your batchmates might decide to let their hair down.**


Hope this helps.. Anything else just let me know la. :)
Welcome on Board! :lol:



Hey gal!!

Thanks for the info :lol: it was really useful... i will forward it to my galfriend whose also gonna travel with me on that day ya :wink: hey hey one more thing .. just wanna check when would they like really pass you your visa's and air tickets, coz i heard from one of my mates that they actually email it to u instead.. and as for the visa how does it go about? btw did you bring all your original certs or just photocopies of em'? and do they really require a testimonial from your previous employment? and issit really that expensive to call back to singapore from doha??

Cheers
Deshi :)


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