A comment from this blog about cabin crew conditions in Emirates Airline.
Emirates Cabin Crew management bullied me as well – for SICK days – I was always polite with the local managers (UAE Nationals) since I’m a guest in their country, although some of their comments were at times questionable, ethically speaking. The European ones, French and British in particular were very dismissive, rude and arrogant and tried to put me in my place – and I subtly put them in theirs.
There is NO WAY these WESTERN EUROPEAN mangers would ever get away with that behaviour in their home countries!
Sure, everybody wants to earn a payckeck, but at what cost? Some people don’t mind trading in their humanity for this straight jacket we call success.
Furthermore – take a look at the two Sirs. Sir Richard Branson and Sir Tim Clark – watch how they speak. Both in the airline industry – yet two very different world views.
Here are some common Emirates Airline Cabin Crew grievances: When presented to Emirates Cabin Crew Senior Management (Terry Daly and Kevin Griffiths) were again, dismissed and forgotten about – if you don’t like it leave – because we want new blood anyway – “WE LIKE FRESH BUBBLES IN OUR CHAMPAGNE.”
Rest on ULR flights is not enough
Long duties – 12 to 17 hr night duties – no rest
Combined Rest + Minimum Rest
Services take too long
Some ULRs – flying times are longer than the layover
Extra flying hrs – busy rosters
Flying with tired and sick crew
Increasing workload onboard
Oversized luggage out of DXB
Constant Updates – new services that don’t work (economy)
A380 Crew Rest – not sufficient rest – not legal
It’s physically impossible to follow the standards at 100%
Crew food is embarrassing – at outstations its much better quality.
No Maternity Leave
Called into the office on days off
Curious how Emirates chooses it’s leaders?