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Jetstar Aiming for 50% Gender Spilt in Interview Candidates

Old 8th Aug 2017, 06:43
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Originally Posted by neville_nobody View Post
Because it doesn't fit the Feminazi agenda.
Absolutely. They want power positions. I don't see them fighting for a 50% gender split in the plumbing sector.
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 08:17
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The Feminazi days are numbered as the experiment is, and was always going to be, a failure.
Poorly thought out and executed, a not uncommon trait, it suffered at the hands of its own bullyingly belligerent incompetence. Normalcy will ultimately return, as unavoidably (albeit sadly for the "culture & diversity" team - yes, there is one..), there's actually an airline to run in there somewhere...
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 12:23
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On AM radio talk back this evening the subject of male teachers came up. Many schools said they would love more male teachers but when a position is advertised you get 100+ applications. Maybe 5% will be men. When 95% of the applicants are women then usually the top applicant is a women.

"As much as we would love more male teachers we have to hire the best applicants. If the best applicants aren't men then there isn't really much we can do".

So that is pretty solid proof that having a quota would mean that not the best applicants are getting hired.
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 12:55
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There's one place I'd like to see gender equality. HR.

It's no accident that this positive discrimination BS is coming from HR as they're 90% women.

When I see gender equality in HR demonstrated by HR then I'll give due credence to the concept. Until then I'll view it as the nonsense that it is.
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 13:26
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 15:03
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It's no accident that this positive discrimination BS is coming from HR as they're 90% women.
Which probably explains why the Jetstar Pilot interview process contains no technical questions but lots of warm and fuzzy stuff on getting on with the captain and resolving differences of opinion on the flight deck.
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Old 9th Aug 2017, 04:50
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Originally Posted by sheppey View Post
Which probably explains why the Jetstar Pilot interview process contains no technical questions but lots of warm and fuzzy stuff on getting on with the captain and resolving differences of opinion on the flight deck.
Or when they ask military pilots: "When did you exceed your customers expectations?"

"Ummm.... by bombing them twice."
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Old 9th Aug 2017, 06:39
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"The Old Girls Club which is at least as powerful as the old boys network”

Really? Fewer than a dozen CEO’s in Australia of the top 200 companies are women, less than 5% and yet they wield as much power as the old boys network?

“Anyway quotas means that any female that applies and is remotely qualified will be appointed.

You may have missed the point here; the argument is not exactly what constitutes a quota but rather are quotas actually in play. Which is why after 12 months I returned to pose the question: “how many female pilots have been awarded cockpit jobs with Jetstar following the quota system…..”

The answer thus far being precisely zero.

“This. Why is it so hard to comprehend??”

Not difficult to comprehend at all, it’s very much the case that women don’t see airline flying as a viable career of choice. The two questions that arise are firstly why and secondly what can be done about it.

“They want power positions.”

I suspect they want to be able to choose any career path society offers, just like men. Power, maybe, some people are like that. Are you implying that its bad when women seek power but not when men do?

“The Feminazi days are numbered as the experiment is…..”

I am keen to know exactly what this experiment entailed? Can you shed some light on exactly what you think feminism is about?

And more importantly, what exactly is “normalcy”?

“There's one place I'd like to see gender equality. HR.”

Human resources is a people job and such women tend to gravity towards the role more commonly than men. Should the imbalance be addressed? Of course it should, I am all for it.


“When I see gender equality in HR demonstrated by HR then I'll give due credence to the concept”

How would you like to see this inequality addressed?

“Which probably explains why the Jetstar Pilot interview process contains no technical questions but lots of warm and fuzzy stuff on getting on with the captain and resolving differences of opinion on the flight deck.”

Airlines all over the world are moving away from the technical side into more behavioral based questioning. A technical quiz can be easily gamed and is done so regularly. Behavioral, not so much and yet still important.
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Old 9th Aug 2017, 07:13
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There's one place I'd like to see gender equality. HR. It's no accident that this positive discrimination BS is coming from HR as they're 90% women.
It's actually worse than that they actively discourage male HR leaders to leave as companies see HR as an easy way of having women in senior leadership. There was a big article in one of the newspapers on this very issue, with men being told unofficially they will never be promoted, so they had to go and reinvent themselves somewhere else.
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Old 9th Aug 2017, 07:28
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Originally Posted by Orange future View Post
“ it’s very much the case that women don’t see airline flying as a viable career of choice. The two questions that arise are firstly why and secondly what can be done about it?"

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Human resources is a people job and such women tend to gravity towards the role more commonly than men. Should the imbalance be addressed? Of course it should, I am all for it.
Orange future (sic), your warped idealogy stands out for all to see. Your questions are not necessary. Nothing needs to be done about airline flying not being a viable career of choice for women. You asked your question like this fact is a negative or a problem in the industry. It is not. Everyone has choices in life, everyone is entitled to attempt any goal or achievement in life but the nature of many many things in society has delevopled to the extent that somethings in our modern world just aren't suited to everyone.

What can be done about YOUR issues? Nothing. We don't need to change an entire industry so mum can work part-time and be home everyday for school pickup and make the family meal. Unless you can design an aircraft that can fly at speeds that will cover the distances that the market dictates so you can be home every night, stop bleating that there exists a "problem" in our industry.

On the contrary, you should applaud all the people who willing chose their airline career and spend endless nights away from home, yet still love their job and don't complain that their job doesn't suit their lifestyle. (And don't demand or expect someone to foot the bill so you can stay at home to have children too!)

Additionally, to address your point about gender imbalance in HR - why does this need to be addressed? To address the bias that female HR delegates have for other females? Why are you "all for it?" To reiterate, we're all very lucky in this country that we have choices for virtually every facet of our lives, so to insinuate that all "inequalities" must be addressed is ludicrous. This is starting to sound like the breakdown of a civilised, structured, educated modern society.
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Old 9th Aug 2017, 07:29
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Not difficult to comprehend at all, it’s very much the case that women don’t see airline flying as a viable career of choice.
Well, respectfully, I disagree. I suggest that, like others have said, women are less inclined to WANT a career in airline flying - why do we need to artificially alter what they are interested in doing?
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Old 9th Aug 2017, 15:55
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Here is a thought. Is there a quota for female truck drivers? How about female garbage collectors? Female concreters? Of course there isn't because they are blue collar working class jobs. There is an acute shortage of male teachers and nurses but I don't see anyone making a fuss about that.

Pilots, CEO's and politicians. Now they have some standing in the community. They are "high profile" jobs. Better get some quotas in quick to appease all the action groups and grab some quick votes.
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 08:52
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orange future,, Google has just given the world an excellent example of just how authoritarian the feminist left actually is. Then of course there was the trader who was fired a few months ago for criticising a senior management hire decision that just happened to be a woman - he didn't even mention her gender.


As for the only X people in the top 200 are women, you might like to add government institutions to your survey.

But that is not all. It is legal and regarded as charitable to run mentoring and promotion classes for women and positively discriminate (see Emily's list) for a man to do the same for men would be universally condemned. Thats how PC we are.
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 10:03
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Bugger! Got three sons and two want to fly Should have had daughters. The worlds gone f***ed.

Oh and my wife just said "they should interview at least 50% to be midwives to be male!" She thinks JetStars policy is pathetic!

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Old 16th Aug 2017, 04:17
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Perhaps the place to start would be ensuring 50% of candidates starting flight school are woman?
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 08:34
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Sorry sir, we can't take your money for flight training as we have a gender quota - said no hungry flying school ever.
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 09:19
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Deborah Lawrie from Tiger talks about the gender issue in this clip. Worth watching.

22:40, 40:00 are the parts.


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Old 16th Aug 2017, 11:12
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How about the quota for LGBTPDGW*, for conjoined twins (there is only one pilot seat per side), for atheists, for blind people, and why don't cockpits have wheelchair access?



*the last few letters are for the dunces and gecko-watchers, who all need to be represented in aviation.
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 12:07
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Thats it. What makes women so special that they have special rules set up for them?

How many left handed people were recruited by Jetstar? How many Asian Jews? The list goes on forever.

One rule. Best person for the job.

The end.
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Old 17th Aug 2017, 07:56
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Airlines all over the world are moving away from the technical side into more behavioral based questioning. A technical quiz can be easily gamed and is done so regularly. Behavioral, not so much and yet still important.
I strongly disagree with what you are saying here. My bolding.

It is just as easy to prepare for the "warm & fuzzy" relationship questions as it is the technical.

The evergreen "tell us about a time your disagreed with a supervisor/captain/superior and how you dealt with it" Very easy to have a story ready, true or not, it does not affect the outcome.

There are many HR and consultant companies only too happy to teach you how to "pass" these questions. Some even have question banks for specific airlines.

Also your statement "airlines all over the world..." can you name two with specific examples? Otherwise it is a motherhood statement.
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