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Employment contracts are regularly discarded and generally worthless

You will become a liability to this company the longer you stay as they are one of the few airlines that do not use a seniority based redundancy system. They prefer to discard employees who have worked tirelessly and performed exceptionally once they advance so that costs are kept low. Promised salaries and work conditions are arbitrarily and illegally changed by forcing employees to accept poorer terms or else face (legal) dismissal. Current practice is to pay a fluctuating hourly wage that can be changed at any time, which is based on productivity. Due to being massively over-staffed a fair monthly income can never be achieved. Their headquarters are located in the world's most expensive city for expats, a city that has poor labour protections, poor freedoms and tiny and extremely expensive housing. They often seek to divide different employee groups and create conflict so that infighting distracts from the reductions to pay and benefits. They enforce a ban on free speech imposed by the government. Expressing an opinion, even if respectful can get you fired.

Pros

They hire people that are easy to work with

Cons

Dishonest managment, no job security even for high performing staff

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4.1

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