10th May 2012, 03:08
Helen Davey: Cracks in the Cover-Up (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/helen-davey/cracks-in-the-coverup_b_1419749.html)
Working conditions have worsened to the point that along with emotional invincibility, physical invincibility is being demanded as well. Extremely long workdays, constant time changes, irregular schedules, and the feeling that their companies don't have their backs, are wearing down the employees to an extent I have not seen before. After all, no human being ever "gets used to" jet lag, exhaustion, sleepless nights, or the feeling of not being valued.
10th May 2012, 11:44
We do not care if you are happy, tired or jet lagged. Show up for work or you will get terminated!!!!
The CPG provides a stress free environment. We do not have issues of continued contract abuse, lowering of contracts, pressure from management, tax issues for based crew, defunct basing agreement, pressure to take less fuel, obsolete rostering, etc, etc, etc. These and many others do not exist within The CPG.
We are a caring company. We pay vast amounts of money to buy these awards and we are a caring company because we told you so.
Our crew has emotional invincibility because we tell them so. If not, we will withdraw your license and leave you without a job.
We know our crew has emotional invincibility by our acts of 2001. Only two died in the aftermath of OUR treatment of the aircrew, which states much of our Management Team at the time. The Management Team at that time invented “We are a Caring Company”.
To Our Management Bonuses, even in these difficult times we still get paid.
10th May 2012, 15:47
Only two died in the aftermath of OUR treatment of the aircrew
wrong, it was three asshole.....now delete your post you insensitive prick.
12th May 2012, 11:09
Yes aircrew are being subjected to enormous stresses by management. One thing they also need to deal with is the daily exposure to toxic chemicals. Several Cathay pilots have become seriously ill and some permanently injured due to toxic oil contaminating the cabin and flight deck. These pilots have been swept under the rug, the company considering them expendable. Are you expendable? Is your career? Is your family? If the answer is no then I am sure you will join me in wanting to fight back. There is something that we can all do to fight the airlines in their cover up of this enormous problem. Firstly, be aware that EVERY time you go to work you are being subjected to toxic exposure. secondly, pressure the medical officers at Cathay Pacific for information on the subject of aerotoxic syndrome. Thirdly, get a blood test. Please contact me for further details. Symptoms of aerotoxic exposure are explained on various websites. If you display ANY of these symptoms please do not delay in having blood tested for toxic exposure. Chronic effects of exposure can be devastating. What is your company and its medical officers doing to protect you? Short answer. Nothing. Fight back!!