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CRACKHEAD

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I've been offered a job in China flying cargo in a heavy. The pay is way better than any ACMI trash hauler can offer me as a frst year F/O. The schedule is a lot easier too. They will pay my living expenses (3 bd/apartment & utilities), and since I will be out of the country for more than 330 days it will be all tax free.

Now I plan on doing this gig for a year or two and then coming back to the US with a lot of $$ saved up. My question is this:

How do the US employers view potential employees being gone out of the country for 2 years in relation to doing a background check?

Would it be difficult to get a job because I wasn't flying under FAR121?

If you've ever done something like this let me know I would be interested in hearing what you have been through.

CH
 

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I've been offered a job in China flying cargo in a heavy. The pay is way better than any ACMI trash hauler can offer me as a frst year F/O. The schedule is a lot easier too. They will pay my living expenses (3 bd/apartment & utilities), and since I will be out of the country for more than 330 days it will be all tax free.

Now I plan on doing this gig for a year or two and then coming back to the US with a lot of $$ saved up. My question is this:

How do the US employers view potential employees being gone out of the country for 2 years in relation to doing a background check?

Would it be difficult to get a job because I wasn't flying under FAR121?

If you've ever done something like this let me know I would be interested in hearing what you have been through.

CH
FedEx requires that you must have resided in the US the last 5 consectutive years to you getting hired. Has to do with the Postal contract. If you work in China it will make FedEx a moot point for you.

FWIW

Past.....
 

Thedude

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What conutry will you be based in ?

After flying with a few guys that supposedly worked in Africa and the Middle East...my comapny has become more wary of guys that have been over there for the last few yrs.ie lying on there resume...skills not matching what they say they can do.

Some countries will verify your logbook with an offical stamp. I would plan on getting one of those if they offer such.
 

767pilot

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I don't think it would be a problem at UPS. Go for it!!!
 

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And I would check up on the tax situation if you are a US citizen. My understanding is that US citizens are liable for US taxes no matter where they reside in the world, although the first 80k is not taxed and foreign taxes paid can be deducted.
 

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And I would check up on the tax situation if you are a US citizen. My understanding is that US citizens are liable for US taxes no matter where they reside in the world, although the first 80k is not taxed and foreign taxes paid can be deducted.[/quote

I believe the first $82.5k is tax free in the US as long as you are, either out of the country for 330 days, OR a 'bone fide' resident of a foreign country i.e if you are a pilot or traveling businessman with over 35 o/n's in the US that will be acceptable. Cannot confirm this but i believe with the new law signed by Bush last year - if your compnay provides you with free housing - you must submit this as a 'benefit in kind' and be subject to Federal taxes on that portion also - anyone shed some light?

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federico

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Take the Job. Trust me a foreign carrier is much better than a 121supplemental if being overseas isnt a problem. Besides Ups Fedex Southwest wich is like the greencard lottery in Mexico your much better off overseas when it comes to equipment treatment of crews on day by day basis. The bad part is no commutting or jumpseats.
 

80for80

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UPS is hiring lots of Cathay guys, so it can't be that great over there.
 

Little Bubba

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UPS is hiring lots of Cathay guys, so it can't be that great over there.
So far UPS has picked up 2 (two) guys from CX...
 

Little Bubba

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I think the reason guys are leaving CX for UPS is for the same reason guys left UPS for UAL, DL, AA (pre 9-11). Although they had a pretty good deal at UPS, they still could find a better gig somewhere else.
 

ACT700

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FedEx requires that you must have resided in the US the last 5 consectutive years to you getting hired. Has to do with the Postal contract. If you work in China it will make FedEx a moot point for you.

FWIW

Past.....

You could get around that by maintaining a US address. I know, it would screw up your US tax-free situation, but what is it you're trying to accomplish at the end of the day?
 

dojetdriver

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I think the reason guys are leaving CX for UPS is for the same reason guys left UPS for UAL, DL, AA (pre 9-11). Although they had a pretty good deal at UPS, they still could find a better gig somewhere else.

.......at the time.
 
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