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Turbulent times at Nauru Airlines

Old 29th Jun 2019, 22:42
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Originally Posted by lemonandlime View Post


@dirtysidedown - Again, I ask, why not leave the thread if you are not interested in whatís being said. Bye Felicia
the only people interested in this thread are the 14 people that work at Nauru Airlines.

The nauruans donít give a darn- otherwise they would do something .

Let nature run its course.
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 11:37
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Dirtysidedown,

well, make that 15 guys interested...Nauru was an airline that certainly sparked my interest, so nice to hear what one might step into.....informed comes to mind.
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Old 1st Jul 2019, 03:36
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Originally Posted by dirtysidedown View Post


the only people interested in this thread are the 14 people that work at Nauru Airlines.

The nauruans donít give a darn- otherwise they would do something .

Let nature run its course.
I'm also interested. How about not dictating what people can and cannot discuss?
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Old 1st Jul 2019, 07:28
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I'm also interested. How about not dictating what people can and cannot discuss?
Unless of course it suits someone for this discussion to stop.
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Old 1st Jul 2019, 10:04
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obie

So, how many pilots does Air Nauru have these days?
Any left from my time, circa 1998?
Had a great time there, shame to hear about the current situation.
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Old 4th Jul 2019, 12:49
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For someone that finds this boring, DSD, you seem to frequent this thread often enough and make comments. Possibly 27/09's comment of "Unless of course it suits someone for this discussion to stop" is what you're here for. Usually if you're bored, you'd just ignore something - strange that you can't seem to. You'll be back - you won't be able to help yourself.

Spy, I'm not sure you are correct about the dinner being for all - just invitees is the word I've received - the ordinary staff that were there were cabin crew doing waiting duties. No, it wasn't for all, the ones that keep the show on the road were overlooked - not surprising - except for being subjected to a session of little interest from a Chairman's mate.

The entertainment group as alluded to by Spy (Teajay and the Hangers-On) was rather large - PR people, a media mate or two as well, Taiwanese ambassador and the usual cohorts. Lots of smoke being blown and the usual reference to someone's Qantas days - now, DSD, that is boring but gets thrown into most conversations.
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 05:22
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Copy and paste 🤔

Rumour has it the latest edition of Take Flight may have some plagiarism in there.. maybe it was hoped no one would notice the copy and paste... 🤔
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 12:20
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Dirtysidedown,
You may not be interested but, by the 55,500+ views, a lot of people are. Somewhat more than "the only people interested in this thread are the 14 people that work at Nauru Airlines."
It looks like you are in the minority.
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Old 6th Jul 2019, 00:39
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After taking a break, I come back to the yesterday’s news that yet another senior manager has resigned – allegedly due to illness but it’s common belief that it was allegedly as a result of certain management decisions, decisions some believe were meant to wear him down with the inevitable result. Him, a different senior manager a few weeks ago and another Captain resigning – how the numbers are adding up. Great people management skills – not.

Was also yesterday told the story today of how the FOM at the time the new management came along was disposed of. Seems the FOM under training at the time was pushed into the job months ahead of the long planned transition date and the outgoing FOM offered the position of “Special Projects Manager” – one of his tasks was allegedly to be sourcing a second cargo aeroplane. The outgoing FOM accepted the post - silly him had faith in the new guard – and was never called upon for any project, none what so ever. That seems at odds with the Chairman’s clear announcement at a pilot meeting shortly after the Sanctuary Cove junket, sorry, Strategy Meeting for the Board members where he stated a second cargo aeroplane was a high priority . Given the outgoing FOM had already identified several prospect aeroplanes, it would have made sense for him to continue that effort – but, no – and there is still no second cargo aeroplane. Does it make you wonder what the real intent was, it does to me?

That Strategy Meeting, incidentally, was the same meeting where the several months away from being appointed CEO fellow was in attendance – how appropriate was that? But, he was a mate of the chairman ……. not any more though after being shafted for raising real concerns about interference. I have a copy of the letter he wrote, I might post it one day for you to ponder why CASA hasn’t done something about it.

I’ve also had feedback from Naru on Monday’s charade – a recording is being sent to me which exists of some of the speeches. That should prove entertaining.

Haha, Lemon and Lime, I’ve heard similar and have been sent examples. Watch this space.

Lastly, would the person that messaged me about Zapways and other stuff get in touch again as any return messages to the email address you gave bounce. More info would be appreciated.

I imagine the Courier Mail journalists would be still following events?
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Old 6th Jul 2019, 05:13
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Failing leadership looks a lot like this..
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Old 6th Jul 2019, 07:51
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You may not be interested but, by the 55,500+ views, a lot of people are
You piqued my interest so I looked at the two current pages in "Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific".

Forty-four threads of which only nine have more hits than this one. Looks like you are somewhat off the mark, regarding interest, dirtysidedown.

At the time of looking, now all but 56,800.
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Old 9th Jul 2019, 02:22
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Using someone else's words in a presentation without acknowledgment is pretty poor - is this the case here?

I expect it’ll be probably argued that others wrote the piece but the fact remains that if anyone allows something to be published under their name then the responsibility rests with them, firmly. If the original article was written by someone else – a PR consultant or similar possibly – then I’d be asking for the money back.

There is a caricature already doing the rounds as a result and if it was me in that I’d be concerned at becoming the laughing stock. I’ll refrain from posting it here – already a dozen plus people have sent it to me for me to believe it is widely available.

From the airlines newsletter piece followed by where the passages appear to come from after a simple internet search - with appropriate highlighting for comparison. There is one editing in the copy sent to me here where the word ‘chair’ has crossed out and ‘internet’ added – otherwise as originally published.

Relevant links to allow verification as a result of using https://www.paperrater.com/plagiarism_checker

https://www.mckinsey.it/idee/when-th...starts-at-home

https://www.servicefutures.com/excellent-service

https://www.mckinsey.com/business-fu...starts-at-home

I make no comment - you be the judge …………………….




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Old 9th Jul 2019, 04:02
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Geez.....It's appropriate that TJ is heading up Naru, when all that sounds so much like the ra ra we got during the beginning of the end of Ansett,

At a corporate re-branding, staff bonding thing (that cost millions) I tried to say to a marketing type "Look, our job is the pick people and stuff up at point A and drop it at point B".

No! No! No! Customer experience! Brand recognition! The best lounges and the best meals!!

Meanwhile, our OTP was rubbish because of penny-pinching on maintenance, spares and crewing numbers.
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Old 9th Jul 2019, 07:16
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Geez.....It's appropriate that TJ is heading up Naru
What have you got against Nauruans? There are many in the airline that would disagree with you.


As for the "Superior Customer Service Airline in the Pacific" - I'm intrigued how that'll be achieved in places like Tarawa, Majuro and Ponape. The majority of islanders just want to get from one place to the next - and as cheaply as possible because island wages are pretty low. They couldn't give a rat's rrr'ce about the frills and the extra costs on a ticket it all brings.


p.s. I've also seen the caricature/cartoony thing take on the original article. WOW!!!!! Not surprised Pac Spy won't post it.

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Old 10th Jul 2019, 11:22
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Professional - hmmm, doubtful?

Embarrassing - undoubtedly.
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Old 11th Jul 2019, 22:23
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Would the poster who messaged me on 1st June and again on 13th June please get back in touch. I missed your messages completely but the content you allude to is interesting, especially that one individual.

Thanks,

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Old 12th Jul 2019, 11:27
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Where is an ad for a replacement for today's departure of a senior (CASA Accountable) manager? The resignation was submitted a month ago but no overt attempts to replace him. Not even an internal ad. Is there a another crony lined up?

Likewise for the July 31st finish date for a different senior manager - no ad apparent that I've been able to find to replace him either despite the resignation going in about two weeks ago.

And this one, another ad I can't find but willing to be shown evidence that it was. A common period of 4 years in Ansett but I'm sure the appointment was just a coincidence?
  • Barry K Parsons


Chairman of Board Audit & Risk Committee

Company Name Nauru Airlines

Dates Employed Nov 2018 – Present

Employment Duration 9 mos

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Old 13th Jul 2019, 10:16
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Well, here’s more evidence that Trevor Jensen’s association with AA Nova goes back beyond what was first claimed - i.e mid-2017.
This is from a report on the APATs conference in Singapore in August 2016 – paragraph 10.

https://bluetoad.com/publication/?i=352232&article_id=2625441&view=articleBrowser#{"issue_id" :352232,"view":"articleBrowser","article_id":"2625441"}

Fake News comes to mind when I recall the “the company was established in June 2017 …………”

Plagiarism, misstating facts – hardly the stuff any decent chairman should be exhibiting.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 12:44
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Plagiarism, misstating facts – hardly the stuff any decent chairman should be exhibiting.
No decent manager should, or would.

p.s. dirtysidedown - nearly 70,000 hits - I think you are correct, no-one is interested.

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Old 16th Jul 2019, 04:32
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And another position filled with still no apparent advertising yesterday.

“Executive Manager Operational Projects and Ventures.”

Around 5 years common time in Ansett ………………………….. make of that what ever you like.

At least this one has been in a job apparently for more than a couple of years unlike many – including some at the top. I’m always suspicious why that is when I sort through applications with a string of short tenures anywhere.

It’s not a good look over all and if advertising has occurred – high time those that believe it hasen’t were shown some evidence because the perception of “jobs for mates” just grows and grows. Show proof these jobs have been advertised (and interviewed) and I’ll be the one discredited for a change. Ball’s in your court but to date this far the silence is deafening and only adds to worse perceptions. Whatever you do, though, make sure it’s not someone elses stolen words.

They’ll be scratching for office space in Creek Street with this latest created position. Will the Chief Operations Officer get bumped to an even smaller one – I hear he wasn’t happy about recently losing the big one he had, especially after crudely tipping the then FOM out of there on a few hours notice.



How did a former Miss Myanmar enjoy the trip to Majuro (covered in the local press there and Linkedin) …………. and how did any expense for that serve in Nauru Airline’s interests? Was that the same former Miss Myanmar that was mentioned in the Courier Mail as a director at AA Nova?

Is flying a production team (Creative Synergy Inc. – a number of their Miss Marshall Islands videos on Youtube now) from Manila to Majuro justified and did the DK Jennings outfit possibly help arrange that? Just asking - but I imagine a very expensive exercise (and who paid?) when there are suitable capable businesses in the Australia/Pacific region that wouldn’t have needed flying from Asia. From Australia yes, but not Asia. According to Linkedin, a senior manager in Nauru Airlines is also a partner in DK Jennings in Manila – refer to Courier Mail 12th June, too.

At a time when Ontime Performance is being pushed, you’d think the elderly chief commercial officer would be aware of that and not delay a flight for 15 minutes from Majuro. I wonder how they’ll whitewash that delay in the next Ontime Performance output. Probably won’t matter because nobody who’ve written to me takes much notice of them anyway. Was it that Phillipino team that had something to do with the delay?
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