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Nay-sayers' challenge

Old 26th Jun 2011, 05:44
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Nay-sayers' challenge

Here's a novel idea: as there's so much negativity posted here and elsewhere about Qantas and its management, is anyone able to post anything positive? If so, don't bottle it up, and let's read about it!
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 05:54
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I'll start..
I'm positive Qantas management are A**Holes
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 05:54
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You are correct it is a challenge. I get paid on time , the super scheme is good and I like the people I work with. I enjoy what I do most of the time.
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 06:16
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I love my job,and staff travel/interline travel does OK as well.
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 06:24
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I love flying the 737 and I fly with great people.
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 06:59
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I enjoy flying for Qantas DESPITE the senior management.
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 07:31
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Last time I flew them they had a really good butter chicken.

Oh wait that wasn't Qantas it was JetConnect.
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 07:32
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I look forward to the day when I read something said or done by the Execs of this company that don't make me feel seriously outraged.


A press release is about to be issued that there are mass sackings in the Exec ranks and Board.
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 07:39
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I like how our Ops managers provide a value added service.
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 07:53
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I get to fly with some pretty good blokes. Beer in every port is cold. The bus is a super machine. I have never laughed so hard on the flight deck as the times where we watch China S*uthern fly straight into cells that we are 50 miles L/R of track for.
I love my job because it is what I have strived to do for the better part of my entire life. Its awesome to achieve what I have always dreamed of doing, and I hope to continue for another 30 years.
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 07:54
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 08:27
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Heres another novel idea, as Ken said, in light of the intense negative QF threads/postings.

In the past I personally have had a manager that I would walk over hot coals for.

Are they all that bad at QF.....really?

Do any of you QF guys/gals have a manager that you think is good at what they do?

If so post here.

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Old 26th Jun 2011, 08:38
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Our manager is that little golden nugget of corn, in a steaming pile of poo.

...and trust me....that is about as positive as I can get!
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 08:50
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I heard they are good if you get a major injury or sickness that knocks you out for a few months or maybe more.
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 10:07
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I always enjoy havin' a few pints with the 380 guys at Chijmes in Singapore. Maybe it's the EK hosties that
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 10:38
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the free earmuffs are great,
i find they provide some respite.
combine that with darkglasses and
not reading their emails or printed shite
and it's not a bad place to work.
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 10:48
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Talking Qantas are a great company to work for:

1.THEY....Pay people what theyíre worth, not what you can get away with. What you lose in allowances you gain back several-fold in performance bonus'.

2.QF......Take the time to share their experiences and insights. Labels like mentor and coach are never overused. Letís be specific here. Employees learn from those generous enough to share their experiences and insights. They donít need a best friend or a shoulder to cry on -we have management.

3. QF Management....Tell it to employees straight, even when itís bad news. To me, the single most important thing any QF boss can do is to man up and tell it to people straight. No BS, no sugarcoating, especially when itís bad news or corrective feedback.

3.QF....manage up Ö effectively. Good QF bosses keep management off employeeís backs. Most people donít get this, but the most important aspect of that is giving management what they need to do their jobs. Thatís what keeps management away.

3.QF Management.... Take the heat and share the praise. It takes courage to take the heat and humility to share the praise. That comes naturally to great bosses like AJ; the rest of us have to pick it up as we go.

3.QF.......Delegate responsibility, not tasks. Every QF boss delegates, but the crappy ones think that means dumping tasks they hate on workers, i.e. s**t rolls downhill. QF bosses delegate responsibility and hold people accountable. Thatís fulfilling and fosters professional growth.

4. QF encourage employees to hone their natural abilities and challenge them to overcome their issues. Thatís called getting people to perform at their best.

5, QF Build team spirit. As we learned before, great groups outperform great individuals. And great leaders build great teams. Hey -just take a look at the latest engagement scores.

6. QF ...treat employees the way they deserve to be treated. You always hear people say they deserve respect and to be treated as equals. Well, some may not want to hear this, but a) respect must be earned, and b) most workers are not their bossís equals. QF rock

5. QF .....inspire their people. They motivate people, but few bosses have the ability to truly inspire their employees. How? By sharing their passion for the business. By knowing just what to say and do at just the right time to take the edge off or turn a tough situation around. Genuine anecdotes help a lot. So does a good sense of humour.




Qantas are the biggest bunch of a___holes I have ever had the displeasure of working for.

Its war,.... don't get mad get even.....

Apologies for the brain snap Ppruners.....back in your box Ken , Mc CLown.I'm not a convert.....yet [email protected]!
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 11:58
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Had trouble like the rest of us doing your, "DAMP" course ??

You know, the online one that proves the QF IT adage, " yesterday's technology, tomorrow..................maybe".
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 12:49
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I positively am hugely grateful for the pi$$poor experience I had as an employee at the place.
I appreciate that QF management were able to show me how it isn't done in so many ways, so much so, that now nothing really surprises me at all, and as my expectations are so low, I am really easy to please and my engagement in my career is again very high.

Thank you QF, thank you very much.
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Old 26th Jun 2011, 23:47
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I like the fact that I can pay for my interview, then pay for my own cadet scheme and can pay for my own type rating and can fly a fancy new Airbus within 18 months of leaving high school!

I like it how I can call myself a Qantas pilot and I get paid $1.75 an hour!

I like the uniform, I wear it even when I'm not at work. It suits me when I mop the floor at McDonalds so I can save up to buy my first car!

I like going to work 6 days a week and not spending much time at home.

I like the fact those pretend Qantas pilots fly Boeings think I am so awesome and they wish they had the job I do!
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