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Can anyone tell me what rates can a trainee pilot tech (freelance) expect to get working over the christmas/new year period?
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hey bud,

i am also freelance trainee as we discussed last week. I dont think your rate will be any different to your normal day rate work working that period? do you guys get enhanced day rate ?
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I worked with a couple of long term direct day rate trainees on a Dubai SubOcean job 3 years ago, both were on £250 per day. Am not sure what trainees get these days but I guess it would be a touch more.

If it were me I'd also be asking for double for Christmas and New Years Day, although as a trainee I guess it's harder to stand your ground.
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Freelance trainee or casual day-rate trainee?
Rolling Eyes

In an ideal world, with proper penalty rates, here in Oz, triple time would be expected. In the real world you get nothing, it's just another day.

Enjoy and Happy Christmyth!
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Freelance, you can usually double your dayrate for the 4 holiday days of christmas and new year or negotiated an enhanced rate for the whole of your trip over the period.

Supply and demand, if they are short and you are willing to do it, more likely to get extra.

Salary, your company may or may not pay something extra for those days, they seem to vary each year. One year we got £250 extra for each of the 4 days, other years you got between £70-£120, then others, nothing.
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Muttely wrote:
Can anyone tell me what rates can a trainee pilot tech (freelance) expect to get working over the christmas/new year period?


Don't ask us.... ask the comapany you work for... before you go out over Christmas and New year.

I strongly suggest you don't leave it until you are actually out on the job during the festive period, or your pay packet may not be anywhere near as festive after the event!
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You would be expected to receive as mentioned;
Double pay for 24th - 25th Dec and 1st - 2nd Jan inc.

Many agencies ARE currently offering this as they have done for many years.

If you accept anything less, then I suggest you brush up on you negotiating skills or change agency/company.

ANYBODY, trainee or what have you, that doesn't have the savvy to earn this should not be in the game and is damaging the freelance industry.
I was on the kettle!
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T-Boy
Get off your "Old Man of The ROV Ages podium". Your bluster and bullying is not welcome and serves no purpose. The guy asked a legit question and deserves a comeback without your T-Bag of hot air.

The uplift/holiday bonus is NOT determined by the agency. They can convey, if requested and if they feel like it, a request for the bonus from the employing company. It is determined by the company providing the work. Sometimes it is as stated : full extra day for the four days, sometimes not offered at all, sometimes some days are bonus or some days are half rate bonus.

The bonus , like most contract peripherals (travel pay, expenses limits, standard of hotel accommodation) is contingent on whether the industry is in a busy period, what location in the world you are deployed, what the company is presently offering its regular staff -- mainly by whatever they believe is the minumum required to get you to accept the contract and get on the plane.

If you take anything away from the above exchange, this bit will serve you well :

"Don't ask us.... ask the comapany you work for... before you go out over Christmas and New year."

With that at least you'll have no surprise.
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Thanks for the replys. V helpful..

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