Qatar airways crew's accomodation
Qatar airways really sucks not only downgrading hotel accomodation to airport hotels nowsaday but cabin crew's accomodation in Doha as well. Before i joined QR i was from an UAE airline but i regretted that i left my previous airline to join QR. In my previous airline, majority of our apartments are 2 bedrooms and we have our own individual bathroom but in QR we all stay in 3 bedrooms apartment and some units have only one bathroom n three of us need to share it .It is so unhygenic, inconvenient and no privacy especially we need to use it at the same time before a flight.Moreover we are not allow to choose our housemate or choose which buliding that we want to stay but in my previous airline YES. Not only that, we can go and have a look first the building b4 we decide.Furthermore our buildings all are strategically located near corniche, shopping malls, restaurants, hotels and convenienve stores are plenty downstair our building but in QR if you don't have a car you can't go anywhere n the private taxi will charge you a lot.In QR visitors needs to leave crew's apt at 10pm but my ex co at 1am. Cabin manager has own apartment no need to share but QR even you are CM u need to share.ID 90 n 50 tickets are meant for immediate family members but my ex co we can give to anyone that we want. WE are given discounts in F&B in hotels, restaurants n pubs BUT in QR nothing at all.QR Standby if no call you will have nothing but my ex co we will get PAID. ABB wants not only to cut cost by putting all his crew at airport hotels but also wants to control our social life even out of base because we can't party in the city anymore by stayibg at airport hotel
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Company Policy, can't change that until Person sitting at 7th floor of QR Tower wishes too.... ;)
The curfew is horrible. I am an adult yet I still have rules Arrrgh!!!
The curfew is horrible. I am an adult yet I still have rules Arrrgh!!!
hi guys am in Doha now visiting my family am and i want to apply for Qatar air ways as cabin crew what should i do dose any one know where i o can go?
dont tall via web-sit ..
QA should consider all these calim.....
dont destroy you peace and dont spoil your life joining here whts wrong with these people
Its almost impossible to understand your English.
Write in lower case.
Use short simple sentences.
You always should ask and negotiate about these details before you sign an employment contract.
Since you knew and agreed to all these, it's really not cool to vilify any company like this.
You can at any point just talk to them and ask for improvements, if you don't receive anything you are free to leave any company.
Money you can earn (+/- 15%) everywhere. The main thing is to be happy.
I was told that there are girls from airline companies in my building, but since i am rarely home, i haven't seen any of them to ask if they are happy:)))))))
i heard that doha is pretty unsafe for girls... i mean the sheikhs and all....its freaking me out and yeah they government has no say in anything ,its just the rich who rule..!!! apart from that the exit visa might be a problem if you wish to quit , they suck the life outta u and not let you get out of the country! ouch...it all sounds spooky ...its doha actually so bad!! and yeah i read it somewhere that the local men (natives) are big time perverts ... :( :'(
anwarji, smoke and victroy...thank you...i see that these forums are really helpful.. :)
let me clean shave my beard then decide who looks better!
I was looking much better 20 years back at your age ;D)))
Sorry for little hijacking.
okay come move in with one of the QL hunks if not me :)
I feel sorry for the staff.
Shame on you.........!!!
If you are not happy with your job/company just why don't you leave it or do something to improve the situation within your organization instead of wasting yours and everyone's time on this public forum.
LOL victory we almost said the same thing like we are twins thinking together....only i'm much better looking than you :P
theislander, to every kind of job there is the negative and positive. IF flying as cabin crew is your passion no amount of restriction or rules should put you down coz at the end of the day you are doing something you are passionate about. yes you will have to deal with the region and company's strict rules but if you do you job well there shouldn't be any problems. Go ahead for the interview and good luck! :)
to start a fortune......Qatar is the BEST place; once you have the experience tag of QA; you may switch to any other MN Airlines in Future; It is NOT as bad as shown above; if followed the laws of the land carefully.
One has to take ceertain measured risk in LIFE to achieve High goals.
All the best for the interview.
"Wear your heart on your sleeve" its not a big deal if your a solid girl/women.
i was planning on appearing for the recruitment process in india! i already have my tickets booked but these forums have got me really appaled :( . though i am happy with the fact that consumption of alcohol and tobacco is not permitted but the rest scares me ! i just read it somewhere that the city isnt safe for girls!! and the accomodations are crappy ...this makes me rethink wether i should go for the interviews or not!! though god only knows if i'll get selected or not but yet i have so many confusions running in my head now...it spins ! i have long been waiting to be a part of qatar but all these negativities make me rethink....suggest please!
Well, I Respect Your Opinion, There Are All Ways Good And Bad People In Every Company, This Is Life, We Have To Deal With This Situations.
Company Will Answer That This Is Their Personal Matter, And Company Does Not Come Into Their Matters...
Which In My Opinion Is Rubbish, It Affects Company's Reputation As Well
Yes They Are Making Accommodation For Qatar Airways Crew In Bin Mahmoud. I Also Did Saw It 2 Weeks Back.
i thought they are making accommodation in Bin Mahmoud area for Qatar crew and I saw the big space and now under progress am I wrong?
plus, people say they see the world .... not true .... they see world's airports
whatever u say, but i wouldn't want to be a cabin crew member for any airline LOL .... serving people is not my style
cctv is not in Aircraft Engineers Residence, And Cockpit Crew Residence, And All The Senior Staff. They Have CCTV For Cabin Crews
Aviate, Navigate, Communicate
cctv .....!!!....may be everywhere...for everything
Have A 2 Bed Room Appartment At Qatar Airways Senior Staff Residence In Bin Mahmoud. The Housing Dept Is Forcing For A 3 Bed Room Accomodation But I Refused
Aviate, Navigate, Communicate
i heard the opposit
If you are not happy in a job, leave it, find another one that suits your taste. Dont blame the company for it. The company has its own rules and regulations. The company did not force you to join them.
Well i'm about to join QA as C/A... I've never been 100% convinced about it, and now i'm doubting more and more...
At least, i've been thinking, my cv would have a great reference when looking for another job, you know...
i thought cabin crew job was so easy, i dreamed of that before to be one of them.
yeah it true, my x-gf was working in QA before and now shes in Emirates and can choose any room mates in dubai.
Tru..Thr comes once in awhile pple who pray, burn the midnight oil, do wht it taks to pass a dream offer and once it materialises starts to whine abt the nittigritties...!!!!DISGUSTING, Think of the thousands who would happily be in their shoes,UNCOMPLANING!!!
You can be HOT or COLD to me, spare me LUKEWARM!!!!
C'mon Lady,Just remember the day u got prepared for the QR interview and u r wishing abt the outcome!!!
Now that u r hired this is u r dream come tru so enjoy it no matter what,i am sure u know u r much better off than most girls of u r family/ frnds circle.
The way u hav listed out u r SAD DUTIES above is pathetic.What did u expect u r job profile to be any way!!
You can be HOT or COLD to me, spare me LUKEWARM!!!!
I'm on my way to Doha to work for Qatar.
Get over the tuff living.
Your in there company getting paid well and getting to fly all over the world.
You should not smoke and drink to much anyway.
Its for you own health and to be lady like.
Im not saying its going to be easy. But atleast its a good job unlike doing dishes at a stupid resturant for shit money.
Why dont you say something posiative instead of bagging out the airline thats paying for everything.
Everything is better when you stay posiative even if you think its shit.
Its what you make of it!
Hi friends need to know if anyone knows a lady called Nandini krishnamurthy working in Qatar Airways
i looking for my friend who is comming fm singapore.she is working in qatar airways as a crew.her name is nandini.recently i had she is in doha.my name is ahamed i am also fm singapore my mobile 6843295
at your complaints children of...
while youre still working for them.
dnt bite the hands that feed you.
A word of advice from your fellow country mate - leave the company if you really feel so unfairly and unjustly treated. By bashing the airline on a public forum like this, you're just shaming your fellow country men in front of an international community. And I'm really not proud of it ...
it is too early for you may be after 2 yrs.
"Helping HANDS r better than praying LIPS"
Than why are you working here? Go back and work at Singapore Airline.
I know you can not get this type of job in your country.
You choose to live here. You have to take what ever.
can anybody tell me the monthly salary and benefits given by QR to cabin crew staff?
Is not the most mature thing to say now is it. And people list negatives a about Qatar but can you name any positives.
:-( .... ... ....
ill whisper it in your ear then ya ..
( screw the company )
if they didn't sign the contract....
Screw the Company ...
Freedom of speech ** * * **
company will find out who you are...
suckss....I dont like it...Not all that good...Flying prison....etc...
Who cares..Its 5 star.
its got the right crew and service standards on routes that matter.
QA chicks a STUPID period .
Y don't u focus on all the good things about being in Doha and QR instead of being so negative... Once u do tht things should seem better for u ... Instead of being here n whining about everything possible...
The grass always looks better on the other side.. Once ur in EK or etihad u'll find something else to complain about!!
A lot of QR staff wish to work in EK and EY instead.It is true some ex EY and Ek crew joined Qr because of no choice got terminated there but some are not. I wish to join SQ but i am above 28 eventhough i fit in their appearance requirements . SQ girl main criteria is that your complexion must be very smooth, very slim, and beautiful in order to wear the figure hugging uniform which is a marketing strategy for SQ
If ur so unhappy about it.. Whats stopping u from packing up n goin bck to where u came from..
wahoo still QR manage to get 5 stars raiting 5 years in row for service excellece, well done cabin crew
Children from the sky....we here cannot do anything. We just read your complaint only. Nothing happen then. Just resign from QR and join SQ or MH...he he he
They are just lucky coz they can travel around but they do get very small salary you wont beliave...EY and EK is a dream of every staff who works QR. and theres no any staff who came from those two airlines to join QR, if you see one then he/she got terminated there and had no choice. their accomodation is nice indeed but they dont have job security and gets small salary. ground staffs are worse treated.
I dont live with example..Rather I prefer to be an example!
Our job is tough and it's not that easy as you think.We've to read n remember everything in our safety,first aid manuals b4 every flight cos there will be a test during briefing and if we can't answer the questions we will b grounded n will face disciplinary action.Then on board the a/c we've to check safety equipments and our designated area.Some have to set up trolleys prepare welcome drinks ,carry heavy newspapers display n etc.Coordinate with catering, arrange the carts. When boarding assist guests in seatings ,storing bags.Seatbelt sign off , change to service black jacket,distribute n collect towels and amenities
Set up and heat the meals on time n load them in the MANY carts alone.Distribute the trays, prepare the drinks,top up more meals and drinks , collect them within the time given, throw away leftover and rubbish clean the cabin and galley.Answer requests promptly, clean and tidy up toilets all the time,write documentations, check the cabin all the time, prepare 4 the next crew, collect back blankets and etc.And change back to maroon jacket and touch up our make up and hair.DO you think that's easy???Qatari girls will not do this kind of job. It is not just waitering, we must be vigilant, alert all the time especially when people are sleeping, we are working!Physically and mentally fit and hv to watch our back not to do any mistake to prevent other crew and passengers to take advantage to stab and report you.
And it is TRUE, after all these hard work and pressure, we get to relax and forget when we stopover in different countries to enjoy the scenery ,food, culture and etc.IN fact i like this job BUT would prefer to work for a better airline which treats their crew better.
Anyone who gets to leave the Country as much as the QR girls are the lucky ones.
Not sure I agree with Darksindeep above there, boys, alcohol dancing are all what makes life worth livingtake any of those away you might as well not bother with it.
blah blah blah .....
boohoo hoo hoo
grow up , life is harsh ...
your jobs is the easiest of em all , you guys just gotta fake out a smile and act like a little robot thats it ..
and u guys get well earned and live in cozy flats .. and get to visit different countries ..
GROW UP ...
your living the easy life ..
u wanted freedom , boyz , alcohol ?
change your professions , a strip dancer / bar dancer is the best job for your whiny little existence ( you don't matter to this world of ours )
thats the truth many qr people have told me that
Dear go and complain to ur HR department
no meaning here
Of course we as a staff we know the owner. The owner is Qatar royalty.He entrusted the ONE that you mentioned sacking anyone on the spot without second chance and valid reason.And he is not original Qatari but he wears like one. My freind almost got sacked when he spot check during her flight because of her grooming. Her hair was a bit messy because of the hat she wore. Maybe she didnt arrange her hair after taking the hat off. Few years ago i heard a pilot got sacked because he took his hat off and did not wear it.There is no job's security in QR, we will get fired anytime without a valid reason. If the top people do not like ur face, that's it.There is no labour law and union to protect us here so we are always working in FEAR and ANXIETY.I shall stop writing and revealing the TRUE COLORS OF QR beacuse i am risking myself and dig my own grave. THE TOP QR PEOPLE ARE READING THESE TELL THE TRUTH MESSAGES>
U r complaining in this way. I think u know about the owner of QA. I heard that he doesn't forgive anyone and fired immediately without any reason.
If he came to know about you or other, I think he will do as his habit....
Of course you cannot get life of Singapore or Malaysia here (freedom!). You have to pay the price for which you have headed here (Money!!).
Virtually you are SLAVE here... you accept it or leave it -This is bitter truth of this place !!!
You like it or not, accept it or not!!!
cheena told me there's a seminar in the preliminary. so she knows the rules even before she got accepted. ;o) and how could flight deck crews complain, they earn at least QR60,000! ;-))
Why are u Cabin Crews complaining? At least yours is better, what abt the Ground staffs that are not even allowed to have a male visitor just for 5 mins in their accommodation? You travel out of doha when ever you are on duty,you get to see other places, what about the ground staffs who av curfew from 1200am? Iam sure none of these staffs was aware of these kind of working conditions before moving over here. i just hope one day,
QR Management will switch hands of their operations and Policy implementation. Iam tired of this Slavery, i want my LIFE back. Kallas!
I can assure you guys there are lots of complaints from OTHER flight deck crew and cabin crew as well .Pls type the website Qatar Airways Nazi Camp and Pprune under middle east airlines and Qatar Aiways. You will read more pilots complaining there.So those are happy must be unfairly treated very well by the management or they are the top management themselves.And QR has never been fair.And pls for goodness sake why QR got the most bad comments compare to other airlines???read and compare urself!Under our contract if we leave QR less than 2 years we have to compensate QR around 8000 riyals so i can't resign right now.And before we sign the contract it did not state that the 10 pm curfew and off days must sleep ur accomodation and etc." the contract should have clearly stated that you are being watched by cctv at our QR accomodation also
Please if u don't like Qatar Airways Please resign and go from Qatar. I love Qatar Airways so much u can't imagine Qatar Airways next year wait and watch.
i have cabin and flight deck crew friends and I'm pretty sure they love their accommodation. They don't moan a thing about Qatar Airways. Those are QA rules and before they signed the contract, the airline made them aware of the rules. So i don't see any reason for them to complain.
Don't be so sick. Get a life.I think you were dumped by one QR girl.
And don't put the gun on my shoulder please. What you said is very repulsive. I did not say so.
flying prison with qatar airways crew slaves even if you spit on their face or kick them like donkeys they will work because thats what they are donkeys
but your airline sucks, the crew sucks..
maybe you are an exception, so pls dont take it personally..
this airline is a rubbish airline .looks like the crew is in k.g or first standard cant smoke can drink in accomidation curfew .really its a airline prison.
ahhh i've always wanted my very own cabin crew pet! when can i adopt you?
Anyways i know about this stupid situation QR staff are facing as i have friends there too, never liked QR anytime and i dont fly with them anymore :) they always come up with some problem every time. In the end look on the bright side..you get to fly to different countries where u can enjoy there :p seriously what is there in Qatar for you to do after 10 ;) early to bed and early to rise habibi.
Good Fortune always comes knocking at your door...when you are sh*tting in the toilet!! :)
Frankly speaking QR accomodation is not that bad after all and it is considered expensive to live in our QR standard bulidings for average salary people .And it is free for cabin crew.Of course QR can't compare to other gulf carriers accomodation's standard which is higher. The major drawbacks are the stupid unreasonable rules and how QR treats its staff.I hv read one comment fr pilot at pprune. AAB said that we crew are cheap he can easily replace any of us!
have heard qatar airways employees are pressurised evn n work......hope for a better one.
i never like em Cabin Crew people ne who ..
blah blah blah ..
Let me clear something here.do u know that it is very hard to get Karwa taxi especially during peak hours?If you are rushing and without a car!Somemore karwa is scarce.It is very bad to condemn private taxi drivers.They are mostly sri lankan and indians that earn a decent living by driving under the brutal hot sun during summer.Do you think they want to jeopardise their own rice bowl by involving in illicit activities? I think cabin crew are safer in private taxi hands rather than those drivers that who offer a free ride to hot chicks in the street waiting for a taxi!!! And regarding QR,the curfew at 10pm is reasonable considering other housemates BUT not allow to go or sleep somewhere else during off days and expect us to stay at home all the time is too much. We are human being that have feelings and we need to unwind during off days especially Qatar has not so many interesting places to go unlike Dubai or Abu Dhabi. We are not robot and QR is treating us like servant rather than an asset. That's why many crew left QR to join EY and EK because there is quality life over there ,more salary and more happiness because crew's welfare is well taken care of.
Sorry I keep doing that QR I apologise.
It's not really the same the World over is it, BA are not hiring barely literate girls from the Indian Subcontinent now are they. QR and Gulf Air and Emirates are probably the only ones actively doing this.
Are girls hired by BA forced to live in a City with officially the most lop sided male female ratio in the WORLD. IN A MUSLIM Country, where men dominate. Not really.
Now I know that many girls actually enjoy the job and don't think too badly about the Company as they understand why the rules are there, and I have to say in the most part I agree with them, just not the draconian way they are sometimes implimented.
Look at it from the Girls point of view, imagine being away from home for the first time in your life and having your own money then imagine doing all that In DOHA.
They have only my deepest sympathy to be honest.
QR, QR, QR! Qatar Airways code designation is QR, people! (Sorry, deep breath, pet peeve of mine.) And yes, it does suck to be a new hire for ANY airline. And even once you get to be a senior mama, there are days that can still give you fits. But most flight attendants wouldn't give it up for all the tea in China. Give it two years, that seems to be the make it or break it time frame. Good luck.
I am in love with your post ..
well said , well said .
totally agree 100% with ya aviduser
Take it easy darksindeep, I did not say they are thick, being illiterate is a product of poor education standards in the girls home countries they are not stupid, they just have different standards perhaps to more industrialized nations.
The problem is these girls are away from home for the first time they are young naive and have money in their pockets, and sadly some people do take advantage.
Other more experienced girls do warn them about the MMDs (My Mohammad is different syndrome, if you are wondering) but time and again sadly fall for it. Add in the availability of alcohol a sex starved Muslim majority population and bingo a recipe for disaster.
The rules probably do more good than harm in the long run.
Also the rule that prohibits people staying over past 10pm was for two reasons.
1. Prominent Qataris were using some of the girls as prostitutes and their wives were not happy.
2. Some girls from the less industrialized nations were moving their families in for extended periods of time.
Elephants have very big sized brain.
what ever aviduser said
i know a lot of people who work as cabin crews for QA ..
and 97% of em got a brain smaller then my left nut .....
aviduser well putt .....
these rules are kept for the better of you guys and the company ..
you guys are v v v easy pickings
geez! you are being shadowed by QA. Don't you feel some one is stalking you. They are monitoring your private lives with CCTV. gosh!!like Truman show.
You have to be with the company for three years before you can marry.
I heard a story recently about the airline, they hired a dozen Swiss Girls, they quit after 2 weeks disgusted at the way people were treated.
QA is not a great airline to work for, AAB has created a situation where the reputation of the airline for crew is so bad that they simply cannot get decent qualified crew, this has forced them to hire crew that no one else would touch, the girls are barely literate and can barely believe their luck when they are hired.
The problem is these girls are not very well behaved or well mannered and has caused problems for the airline, hence draconian measures came in to control the girls and hastening the downward spiral. Shame. The service is generally good.
think about it ..
they start getting married .
complications might arise .
Qatar airways cabin crew , how many years in a row now ?? you guys are at top compared to the rest . why because of the rules implied ... getting married bring a lot of responsibilities and even additional pressure on a person .
you guys need to be on your best every single day ..
come to think of it , i kinda feel sad for you guys now :-(
u guys need to get permission to get married / fall in love .... that is heeee sorry , that is just not right ...
but still for the better of the company ^_^
by the time you joined the cabin crew team, you are not allowed to marry someone within three years..
not only that...for girls if they want to get married they have to ask for permission even ground staff,airport staff ..even old ladies who divorced if want to remarry must ask for permission lol
I dont live with example..Reather I prefer to be an example!
darkskindeep, of course i have a car! I'm just basically stating a fact.
who the hell would want to go in a private taxis!!!!
and why ?
Qatar Airways chicks are top priority in the meat market u know !!! private taxis not safe at all 0% ...
what Qatar Airways is doing with the curfew and all is for your own good .. they know its not safe for you ladies to be out at late night , when people like me are in town ...
stay inside be safe
why did u mention the private taxis ....
whats wrong with u ..
Gawd, imagine what the passengers feel like!!!
also they wil keep watching who is in who is out...
You can't even sleep outside during you off days. There will be cctv in the apartment to monitor your in and out.
yeah, i can feel you too! unlike any other airline, we are not allowed to laugh in the airport, we are not allowed to drink any other beverage than water inside the fleet, not allowed to smoke or drink in the flat, we are not allowed to ride private taxis and mostly, the 10pm curfew, but aside from that, i love everything! QA is as strict as the military because they are concerned about the crews. i hate GCC turnarounds! i hate more than 13 hours of flight including JFK!
as for the accommodation, i was impressed the first time i got in! its not that bad, you know.
i used to work in Gulf Air BTW.
one of my neighbour is in QA... he is also unhappy with it...
Unfortunately that is how things are here. I hope it would get better, but I doubt it.
Can't you get housing allowance and you get your own place elsewhere?