EK staff testimonials

Since this blog is receiving many emails and comments with testimonials of people who are working or worked for EK, this blog will come out with an (free) E-book of a collection of all (anonymous or not, as every each one of you prefer) testimonials.

If you want your story to be recorded for others to read, please contact me on

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4 responses to “EK staff testimonials

  • SheenaMeena

    Utterly insane to expect you to survive on 2dhs per day – ridiculous in the extreme!

    Is this a world-leading executive company and National Carrier… or not?


  • Hyperhogg

    Much respect to you Dragana

    I’m a manager and I know what it is to have to balance the needs and entitlements of staff with those of the business – often they complement each other, sometimes they run against. There are certain rules that you stick by regardless and treating people as people is one of the most important ones. As somebody once told me when I got my first senior post – ‘if you look after your people well, the rest will look after itself”. The nature of the response to this website from people of all backgrounds is proof positive that you have a valid point.

    I’ve been frank throughout that mistakes were made – but again, who doesn’t make those, you did not have the advice and support you normally would have had anywhere else. None of them detract from your courage and sincerity – must have taken a lot when everyone else is bending and bowing, no doubt fearful for their own jobs and livelihoods. Yet you came off best and won – well done.

    Asking someone’s salary when it is probably already in the public domain, is generally not a good ide – in some places it’s considered rude. I understand why you asked, when the core workforce in EK is scraping by in a miserable life and told to take 2-dirham lunches…

    Saying ‘your job is’ is a phrase normally to be avoided as it instantly gets backs up and makes people feel both patronised and under attack. Yet again, I understand why you did so having listened to the audio of an ‘Open Forum’ that was anything but!

    I agree with you on many things, but some phrases – even if true – tend to sound extreme or as of you’re ranting. ‘Rule of fear’, ‘Slavery’, and a letter criticising management has to be crafted carefully. This doesn’t mean that you were wrong or incorrect, but the phrase ‘iron fist in a velvet glove’ best encapsulates what you are trying to achieve.

    But, like the Pistorius trial, if we go back to core principles – what actually happened and what can be directly or indirectly proved? It is fascinating to hear EK Management condemn themselves in your audio recordings.

    Yes – you have been done badly by, were bullied, and yes, there is a bad culture and methods. Anyone who doubts that just needs to listen to the incoherent responses in both of your audio tracks.

    Yes, you were brave and bold and told them what others were afraid to – the phenomenal response to your website is proof enough of that.

    Yes, this commands respect and, to go by many posts, is offering almost a cathartic form of healing for many wronged EK employees!

    Every flood starts with a first single drop…

    Good Luck Dragana

    Stay Strong!


  • Ritva

    The only company that give a 3 month training in 10 days is non other than emirates.
    Staff are being forced to under go a 10 day training in ticketing with no previous back ground in ticketing and reservations.
    Ticketing and reservations normally takes atleast 3 months course.
    The facilitators have also hinted to the management that this training is ment/ favorable for people with a back ground in ticketing and reservation.
    The management is depressing staff with warning letters and threats of termination if one does not take up the training.
    Staff and under alot of pressure at ticketing counters making discrepancies on a daily basis and getting warning letters.
    Stop bring misery to staff please
    There has been no negotiation on added responsibilities to our job description as added responsibilities come with added pay..
    Emirates has no value for staff they never respect the contract thus enslaving staff.



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