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Merged: Bye Geoff, you wont be missed

Old 28th Nov 2008, 07:57
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the dictatorship ends....
the most hated CEO in QF history.... great legacy Geoff!
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 08:20
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Does anybody in here really think that 'tricky dicky' after having scammed millions off the backs of the real workers at `QF will give a rats ar*e about what we think? This guy is obviously a criminal in every sense of the word but he has shown no conscience. He won't care less about what we think.
Corporate thugs like him have no heart.
Out Govt needs a foot up the ar*e also for allowing corporate greed to reign, then again we are talking about pollies I guess!

We can only hope that 'karma' is a very real thing.

Good bye & good riddens GD, you make the underworlds behavior look like kiddies stuff!

'lowerlobe' that movie you refer too "Wall Street" is a terrific storyline of greed, again GD makes that movie look like "The Sound Of Music in comparison!

Now all you QF employees can re-"Joyce" in what maybe in the months years ahead, good luck to you lot too
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 09:47
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I had the pleasure to attend todays Qantas AGM, and I must say some staff had balls to get up and say what they thought about how Dixon has treated his staff.
Near the end it became a personal attack by staff to Dixon, and I must say Clifford handled the situation very well, even though, most questions were never answered in full.

Yes its the 37,000 Qantas staff that have made Qantas what it is today, but the staff always seem to come last.

Some simple advice for Allan Joyce, is not to crap on your staff, and not make them feel threatened everyday with rumours of outsourcing, selling off various divisions of Qantas, and try to win back the loyality of your staff, because believe me now its rock bottom, and it reflects on service, which then annoys passengers, who in turn fly with another airline if they have a choice.

Its not rocket science, put staff first, customers second, and shareholders third.
happy staff = happy customer = lots of money = happy shareholders, is this really that hard to do ?

Worried about future on a daily basis = bad service, and I don't give a toss attitude which is happening now in all areas of Qantas + very unhappy customer = not so much money for Qantas = very unhappy shareholder.

Geoff Dixon was a great leader, he has steered Qantas through some very tubulent times, but please show some respect to your staff.

I hope Allan Joyce reads this.
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 17:53
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Having a listen to the head of the remuneration committee justify the payout to Dixon was comical...

James Strong almost sounded believable, except of course for his enduring 35+ year "friendship" with Geoff.

It is way overdue that our corporations act attempt to govern and regulate rather than allow the continued wealth transference that occurs daily as "executives" transfer wealth away from the aggregate and into their own pockets.

Dixon did serve the interests of the shareholder...One in particular him.
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 20:35
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Geoff Dixon was a great leader
There are many components which make a great leader, and Geoff Dixon exhibited very few of them despite his commercial success.

Dixon inherited a strong company. On top of that, he managed not to do anything to screw it up despite his best efforts (APA bid, for example, which most likely would have caused Qantas to now be in receivership while allowing Dixon enough money to buy a penthouse, yacht, and private plane in Monaco).

Did he steer Qantas through the turbulent times? Or was Qantas lucky enough to be in a strong enough position before those times to survive, and he just took the usual austerity measures one would expect of a company surviving in a tough economic situation?

I can find few endearing qualities in his leadership at all.
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 20:56
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His kind typifies what us 'commoners' despise of the corporate hierarchy - greed, arrogance, hypocrisy etc etc.

And what do they care? He and his 'mates' would have retired to a quiet dinner and chuckled about the AGM whilst downing a box or two of very fine Grange.

Can't help but recalling John Singleton's characterisation of Dixon in a double page spread a couple of weeks back. A man of who cares not for money, but dresses well and likes a good red. A man who cares about the indigenous cause and a philanthropist.

Gees, what a human.
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 21:44
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Geoff Dixon my have been many things, but being a good leader is not one of them. Someone else said he was one of the most hated CEO's in
history. Maybe thats a bit much, but he was certainly disliked with such venom that he could not be accurately described as leading. He was a pusher and not a leader. I have had the pleasure of working for people whom I was happy to follow, even if I did not always 100% agree with what they were doing. At the end of the day though, GD will go off on his merry way saying "the winners can laugh and the loosers can please themselves" because thats just the type of person he is.
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Old 28th Nov 2008, 22:04
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Never really understood the point of an AGM. The institutions ensure management get their bonus schemes anyway, a few disgruntled employees get up and have a bit of a rant, and a bunch of pensioners with nothing better to do offer suggestions on how the company should be run. What a waste of time. Understandably, GD spent most of the time staring at the ceiling and trying to stop yawning.

GD's address was very good though. Thanked the board (for the cash), thanked the shareholders (approved the cash), heaped praise upon himself (tried to justify the cash) and then sat down. Not one word of thanks to the staff! See Ya Pal!
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 03:03
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Angry Insperation

Good leaders INSPIRE.

I found nothing in G.D. INSPERATIONAL
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 03:29
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Most people have no problem with million dollar salaries etc if the person recieving them actually built the company up from scratch ie Reg Ansett, Alan Scott etc. The trouble is most of these so called "captains of industry" have never built anything in their lives,but have greased themselves into management positions through a mates network and the ability to fool boards into believing they have. Once in the position they then pay themselves as if it is actually their company all along.
This practice is by no means unique to aviation either.
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 04:58
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He is one of many many past and present commercial and government Aviation officials who had no level of governance or control imposed whilst in office and will have no level of accountability after leaving office. Those who permit these things to continue are the real incestuous incompetants; the voters, those in public office and shareholders. Look right in front of you for cause and effect.
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 05:08
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FOG the Virgin

Guess who travelled BNE to CNS yesterday. Free travel on VIRGIN. A letter was sent to cabin crew to extend the greatest privelges to Mr & Mrs FOG.

Didn't take long. Such a loyal CEO. He hasn't even left the coop yet.
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 06:59
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A great leader requires a balance of vision and courage. Dixon had neither unless you are talking about lining his own pocket. The man was a joke as a CEO as history will prove.
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 08:43
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I wont waste my time to think of anything intelligent to write except FOG.

PS; Farewell party at a soon to be announced pub in Wagga.
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 22:18
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Just a thought.......why are they virgins in the first place???!!!.......could be a form of hell no?
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Old 29th Nov 2008, 23:56
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Well GD is a consultant now so he is just a pleb like all the other QF staff.

If I was he I would be a little worried travelling QF without being the top dog!

Service with a smile,
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Old 30th Nov 2008, 00:12
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So why did he travel to Cairns with Virgin?
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Old 30th Nov 2008, 00:39
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Maybe he's thinking about F#%king up another airline now
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Old 30th Nov 2008, 06:36
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After pushing J* on Australians I find it funny that he didn't think it good enough for himself to use for his flight to Cairns...

Is this an indictment on J* or Darth?
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Old 30th Nov 2008, 07:17
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Wasn't Jetstar his bastard progeny?
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