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Fired Qatar Airways employee billed $145,000 training costs

Fired Qatar Airways employee billed $145,000 training costs
Qatar Airways airplane mid-flight Credit: Pexels/Sohel Patel

In a letter sent on May 7, Qatar Airways terminated one of their employees without notice, stating stating "We regret to inform you that your services with the company are no longer required," and charged him QAR529,000 ($145,000 or €135,000) for "the expenses undertaken by the company for providing the Commercial Pilot Training". Qatar Airlines has cut hundreds of employees during the Covid-19 pandemic, it's unclear whether other pilots were asked for compensation. Many trainee pilots are required to sign a training bond in which they agree to compensate the airline if they leave the company within a set period.

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