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Postby JerBearo » Mon, 22 Oct 2007 8:13 pm

no matter how bad the situation is ... or living environment in the middle east.
Being a CC in any airline will always be the same for any individual. Its how much u wish, how much u can offer & how much u can commit to being a professional in this line.

Rules & regulations & several lines comes with the job. If u think u dun have enough X-drive to push urself to comply with 'e code, than even being a CC in Qatar will be a failure.

Above all, I believe if anyone has that heart-burning urge to be a CC, no matter how hard n long it takes, at 'e end of the day, u'll still pursue this profession with all it takes.

To all that is with me, KEEP on trying cuz I'll will too.
Till the day we become who we wish to be.

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Postby Fina » Tue, 23 Oct 2007 8:47 am

JerBearo wrote:no matter how bad the situation is ... or living environment in the middle east.
Being a CC in any airline will always be the same for any individual. Its how much u wish, how much u can offer & how much u can commit to being a professional in this line.

Rules & regulations & several lines comes with the job. If u think u dun have enough X-drive to push urself to comply with 'e code, than even being a CC in Qatar will be a failure.

Above all, I believe if anyone has that heart-burning urge to be a CC, no matter how hard n long it takes, at 'e end of the day, u'll still pursue this profession with all it takes.

To all that is with me, KEEP on trying cuz I'll will too.
Till the day we become who we wish to be.



I totally agree with you

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Postby Hate » Tue, 23 Oct 2007 1:49 pm

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 23 Oct 2007 4:00 pm

Hate wrote:This gals fall frm her apartment and she died you guys know what happened ?? They did call for parmedics but guess what they took 45mins to arrive to the scene the gal wasn't dead at the point of time when they arrived. There is hospital just 5 mins away frm the apartment... The ambulance took her to the hospital and the first hospital rejected her.. cos they think is a sucide case.. so the ambulance took her to the second hospital she die on the way there.. dun you guys think is inhuman ?? It's a life and yet they rejected becos of stupid reasons...


The trouble with stories like this is they are often devoid of detail as yours is; why did she fall from her apartment, seems an odd thing to do? Why did the paramedics take 45 minutes to arrive? There could be a number of reasons and another crew or former crew member mentions the traffice in Dhoa is pretty heavy at times. I am not sure you actually know the reason for the first hospital rejecting her there may well be more to it than what you mention or actually know - compare Japanese hospitals who have been known to turn people away because they were not insured.

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Postby CassFan » Tue, 23 Oct 2007 7:42 pm

Hi....

Ive been reading threads and posts abt Qatar Airways... Im currently a crew wif QR and hv been here for almost a yr...

Being part of QR, i juz hope to clear doubts and the injustice that have been pointed against the co.

I guess alot of things r personal perceptions n as they spread they get amplified and distorted...

Frankly, though there r things tat might be silly and unacceptable at times, but overall personali i like being in QR for the crew esp and the flts...

It all depends on frm which side u wan to look at. If u have already a negative perception then little things tat r being heard will b taken reali badly...

They r strict to certain extent, but overall if u do your job and take things on a wider view, its defintely acceptable, and of course, enjoyable being in QR. Doha might b abit layback in terms of e place itself, but being a cabin crew most of the time u wil nt be at base, and if u r, it wil b reali for u to rest and enjoy e comforts of being at home wif friends....

Crew are nice, most of them, i truly enjoyed practicalli all my flts, wif laughter and much fun wif the crew... =) trust me, it can b reali a memorable experience depends on hw u wan to look at it... =)
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Postby eendaa » Wed, 24 Oct 2007 12:39 pm

CassFan wrote:Hi....

Ive been reading threads and posts abt Qatar Airways... Im currently a crew wif QR and hv been here for almost a yr...

Being part of QR, i juz hope to clear doubts and the injustice that have been pointed against the co.

I guess alot of things r personal perceptions n as they spread they get amplified and distorted...

Frankly, though there r things tat might be silly and unacceptable at times, but overall personali i like being in QR for the crew esp and the flts...

It all depends on frm which side u wan to look at. If u have already a negative perception then little things tat r being heard will b taken reali badly...

They r strict to certain extent, but overall if u do your job and take things on a wider view, its defintely acceptable, and of course, enjoyable being in QR. Doha might b abit layback in terms of e place itself, but being a cabin crew most of the time u wil nt be at base, and if u r, it wil b reali for u to rest and enjoy e comforts of being at home wif friends....

Crew are nice, most of them, i truly enjoyed practicalli all my flts, wif laughter and much fun wif the crew... =) trust me, it can b reali a memorable experience depends on hw u wan to look at it... =)


Is the pay for qatar wise enuff?

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Postby CassFan » Wed, 24 Oct 2007 2:06 pm

With regards to the pay, reali depends also wat u base it on...

frankly to me, having been in silkair b4, i consider qr to b quite a well paid airline.

To be more detailed, this is hw it looks:

- basic pay: approx S$1.3k per mth for 1st 6 mths, after confirmation is revised to S$1.5k. If u compare tis wif other airlines in Spore, its considered pretty high.

- Hourly allowances; approx S$12 per hr, its considered pretty high as well if u compare to like $4.50 or $5.

- Meal allowances; depends of course where u fly to n length of stay

- Transport and laundry; there r none as there r free transport pickup frm accomodation to tech bldg aka reporting place. Free Laundry for uniforms as well thus no laundry allowances.
For Spore based airlines there r such allowances as we hv to take our
own transport n send our laundry.

- there r no overseas daily allowances though.

So if u based on comparison, it is pretty wise a pay. On average, u can earn abt 2.5k to 3k per mth. and sometimes even higher reali depends on ur roster. Destinations r international, though there r quite a handful of turnaround flts for intra-gulf.

Frankly, airlines r gd paying jobs on e average in my opinion, as for e output we give, we work abt 60 to 70 over hrs per mth, which are blocked hrs in e air, and during e flt, out of a 7 or 8 hrs flt, sometimes we merely work for like 4 hrs and rest of the time is sitting and relaxing. Of course there are flts that r more demanding and reali require 8 hrs of nonstop walking n service cos paxs r more demanding.... i.e. UK sectors.

Hope i did not paint too beautiful a pic, i juz want to affirm that there r pros n cons in every job, it reali depends on wat u r seeking after....

For me, its e crew, and after every flt to noe tat u hv bring ur paxs frm pt a to pt b and they thank u wif a smile, tats satisfaction. Recieving compliments when u least expect, and reali work frm the heart. Tats professionalism. =)
fAiLuRe dOeS nOt mEaN GOD hAs aBaNdOn yOu, iT oNlI mEaNt HE hAs a bEtTeR iDeA...

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Postby FlyingBabe » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 11:25 am

Cass, I completely agree with you, though I'm still not in Qatar, but I'm moving in a few days to work for QA as a CC.
Before deciding to confirm my job acceptance, someone I know who works for the company told me that the best thing I could do was not going, for the same complaints that have lately been spread around forums over the Internet.
I then decided to collect more views about the job and the country and I came to the conclusion that the situation is like everything else: it has its good and bad things.
Seems like the QA's rules have strictened lately, being that the main reason of so much anger between workers. But thing is, new people joining the company won't know any other reality but these new rules.
Even though I was told that I had to stay home 12 hours before every flight or standby, not leave home on stand bys, not be out until after 10 p.m., I decided to go anyway. But if I'm going it's because I'm all prepared to take these rules and dedicate myself to my job, because if I leave my country to work, then that'll be the rightest thing to do. So I just got a bunch of videogames, books, movies and music not to get bored on my stand-by days.
I'm leaving with a neutral view, trying my best to transform it into a positive view. I wanna follow all the rules, do my job the best way I can and become to like it. Actually, I'll meet tons of new people and new places.
And plus, each experience is an experience.

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Postby Sara4528 » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 4:30 pm

Babe:P

when you going to Doha , ill be in batch of 31 Dec , let me know if you r in same group ,

soo happy to see your comments as well as Cassfan , this is really what im gonna go for

see you there :)

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Postby FlyingBabe » Wed, 12 Dec 2007 4:40 am

Hey Sara,
I don't think we'll be in the same group, since I'm going this Saturday. But we'll probably meet up during the course? :)

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Postby Sara4528 » Wed, 12 Dec 2007 4:51 pm

too good , all the best , ill be there on 29th Dec ,

see youuuuuu ;)

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Postby Sara4528 » Wed, 12 Dec 2007 9:12 pm

FlyingBabe wrote:Hey Sara,
I don't think we'll be in the same group, since I'm going this Saturday. But we'll probably meet up during the course? :)



hiii again ,

need your help pleaseeee, can u tell me how you have got your visa , and was it just by emil or u have got orginal visa ,

and also please tell me how long perior to your flight u got it , kz i havent get my visa yet :cry:

thank uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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Postby FlyingBabe » Thu, 13 Dec 2007 10:24 am

Sara, I recieved my Visa yesterday, which was 4 days before my flight.

Your Visa will be sent by e-mail from 1 to 2 weeks prior to your course start date. You're staring on December 29, so you still have a couple of weeks to wait.

You'll recieve your Visa by e-mail and you'll need to print it out, along with your flying ticket. :) Good Luck, and read all the e-mails they send you carefully. They explain everything there.

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Postby FlyingBabe » Wed, 26 Dec 2007 8:05 am

Hello, again :)

Here I am writing you from my new apartment's room in Doha. I have no swimming pool or gym, but I got such a huge apartment shared with another girl from my country, who came along with me.
I'm currently a trainee, having extensive (tiring!) classes.
Until now, I'm loving this. Everyone from the Qatar Airways offices seemed pretty nice, all of them are from outside the country, some of them living in Qatar since it was still... almost nothing and Qatar Airways hadnt even started flights yet. And all started as Cabin Crew.
The rules are strict, yeah, but you can handle them. They're very strict with the grooming, cellphone usage and we always have to be on time, or before time.
I like the country. It's pretty safe and quiet. I heard so many negative things about the country before coming here. Especially about the males. They stare a lot, its true, they often try their luck with you. Most of the times their originallity to try something with you, or just to watch you (for example driving their cars around the block over and over again just to see you on the sidewalk) is even funny. And even the way they stare is funny. Like if theyve never seen any female in their lives. But they dont disturb me at all. The next day, I was used to it. And males who are at service, like on shops, supermarkets, taxidrivers, guards, etc, are soooooo gentle. Sometimes, I even feel like a princess, or so.
Anyways, this is all over my expectations, in a positive way. You just have to understand this country's culture and the company's policies. If u manage it, then you can feel at home :)

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Postby Sara4528 » Thu, 27 Dec 2007 6:23 pm

FlyingBabe wrote:Hello, again :)

Here I am writing you from my new apartment's room in Doha. I have no swimming pool or gym, but I got such a huge apartment shared with another girl from my country, who came along with me.
I'm currently a trainee, having extensive (tiring!) classes.
Until now, I'm loving this. Everyone from the Qatar Airways offices seemed pretty nice, all of them are from outside the country, some of them living in Qatar since it was still... almost nothing and Qatar Airways hadnt even started flights yet. And all started as Cabin Crew.
The rules are strict, yeah, but you can handle them. They're very strict with the grooming, cellphone usage and we always have to be on time, or before time.
I like the country. It's pretty safe and quiet. I heard so many negative things about the country before coming here. Especially about the males. They stare a lot, its true, they often try their luck with you. Most of the times their originallity to try something with you, or just to watch you (for example driving their cars around the block over and over again just to see you on the sidewalk) is even funny. And even the way they stare is funny. Like if theyve never seen any female in their lives. But they dont disturb me at all. The next day, I was used to it. And males who are at service, like on shops, supermarkets, taxidrivers, guards, etc, are soooooo gentle. Sometimes, I even feel like a princess, or so.
Anyways, this is all over my expectations, in a positive way. You just have to understand this country's culture and the company's policies. If u manage it, then you can feel at home :)


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thank you sooooooooooo much :) so soo sooo happy to read all these , and feeling much better now :P

my visa has not come yet , im still waiting , and also praying for bldg with pool :wink: hehe

hope the training is not too much :P

see u there , have fun and enjoy flying


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