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Will Jayne Hrdlicka be the new CEO of a reborn Virgin Australia?

Old 1st May 2020, 12:19
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She might finally do something useful for the Qantas Group and stuff Virgin Mark 2. Very charitable and will not cost a cent. Annnd she knows a great female chief pilot.......
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Old 1st May 2020, 12:23
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Janyne has had 2 stints with Bains for a total of 17 years.
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Old 1st May 2020, 21:26
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Originally Posted by Ollie Onion View Post
She will also implement a policy of 50% of the pilots left must be female, the Chief Pilot must be female and she will insist on flexiworking (for herself) and will not move from Sydney but will phone in where required.
....like some of the current VA execs?

As said above, she left A2 in pretty ordinary circumstances. The Board essentially sacked her - and they came out in the media and all but said that. I thought it odd at the time because in those circles you never get sacked, you always resign for family / health / personal issues.
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Old 1st May 2020, 22:53
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Originally Posted by Colonel_Klink View Post
....like some of the current VA execs?

As said above, she left A2 in pretty ordinary circumstances. The Board essentially sacked her - and they came out in the media and all but said that. I thought it odd at the time because in those circles you never get sacked, you always resign for family / health / personal issues.
The V2 Board were very happy to see the back of her after such a short tenure. It goes to show just how parlous things were, and how quickly it got to that position. CEO’s earn what they earn because it is a 24/7 role and it becomes your life. Having someone earn half a mil per year and also benefit from a few million dollars in shares and incentives only to work 6 hrs per day Monday to Friday and have the phone switched off at all other times doesn’t match a CEO criteria.
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Old 2nd May 2020, 00:25
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Annnd she knows a great female chief pilot.......
Yes - and what a combination that was. The Laurel and Hardy show on steroids. I'll leave it to others to work out who was Stan and who was Ollie. Those in the know will easily identify who was who.

Interesting that when one left, the cord between the 2 was severed and the second half of the show left very soon after.
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Old 2nd May 2020, 00:43
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Is Miss Jayne the only one around with a work ethic problem? In January I was at the airport having a coffee with a buddy. He had just been made redundant from his team leader position at VA – booted out. Obviously very upset. As we shared a brew, over in an adjacent coffee shop were two VA “managers”, suitably attired in their work issued suits. As they sat slurping their brews various VA staff joined them, came and went. After 75 minutes they got up and walked away.

My buddy said “see those two, they are the two who have kept their jobs in the round of redundancies – the jobs I was bidding for. And look at em, 75 minutes on their arses in a coffee shop. And these are the goats VA says are the ones for us.” Says you I said, you’ve been here with me all that time. “Yeah he said, but mate Ive got two weeks to unemployment, two weeks to how do I feed my kids, largely due to “management” incompetence. What do I owe this mob?”

But yes, the management team selected earn their pay in a coffee shop. Too many in Australia have a sh!t work ethic.
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Old 2nd May 2020, 00:49
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If a private equity firm gets hold of the entrails, stand by for more sackings - hopefully including the 75 minute coffee shop experts. These people won't last 5 minutes in a perform or go environment.
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Old 2nd May 2020, 00:54
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Originally Posted by rodney rude View Post

But yes, the management team selected earn their pay in a coffee shop. Too many in Australia have a sh!t work ethic.
You obviously havn't heard of the "Campus", where people walk around with coffees all day going to "meetings".
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Old 2nd May 2020, 01:45
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Originally Posted by unobtanium View Post
You obviously havn't heard of the "Campus", where people walk around with coffees all day going to "meetings".
Is it any different over at Bourke Road?

Not from what I’ve seen.
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Old 2nd May 2020, 01:51
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Originally Posted by unobtanium View Post
You obviously havn't heard of the "Campus", where people walk around with coffees all day going to "meetings".
The horror! People working as a team, to take coordinated action! Anyone responsible for hard product replacement who sits down to talk to someone responsible for planning deep maintenance or fleet planning, or god help us, finance, should be shot!

Seriously, there's more to running an airline than the cockpit. Different parts of the head office need to meet with and work with each other. That kind of work looks different to working above or below the wing. You see the same thing in any business or professional setting.
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Old 2nd May 2020, 02:34
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And where does basket weaving fit in SA?
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Old 2nd May 2020, 02:40
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Originally Posted by CaptCloudbuster View Post
And where does basket weaving fit in SA?
Having a bit of respect for, and understanding of, indigenous culture?

Also, if you want to cherrypick something that takes up maybe an hour of time, usually over lunch, out of a work year and use that to stereotype what a workplace is like - take care. It'd be pretty easy to come up with some shocking stereotypes of our work culture too, if we take that approach.
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Old 2nd May 2020, 03:08
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Originally Posted by KRUSTY 34 View Post
Is it any different over at Bourke Road?

Not from what I’ve seen.
I think you meant Bourke STREET, and in fact they have been at Victoria parade for a few years 😆
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Old 2nd May 2020, 03:29
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Originally Posted by SecretAngel View Post
The horror! People working as a team, to take coordinated action! Anyone responsible for hard product replacement who sits down to talk to someone responsible for planning deep maintenance or fleet planning, or god help us, finance, should be shot!

Seriously, there's more to running an airline than the cockpit. Different parts of the head office need to meet with and work with each other. That kind of work looks different to working above or below the wing. You see the same thing in any business or professional setting.
So SA, why are there 10,000 people still stood up?
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Old 2nd May 2020, 03:54
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Originally Posted by Street garbage View Post
So SA, why are there 10,000 people still stood up?
​​​​​​Probably better to ask them yourself.

My best guess - because some of those functions need to continue, even while the airline is grounded (maintenance, pay, managing leases etc), some will be dealing with major changes to the business because of the pandemic (renegotiating contacts and loans, wargaming and setting up plans for different pandemic durations, working with regulators on things like currency and slot retention), and some of them will be working to ensure that we're positioning ourselves for the best restart possible (what to do with Sunrise, bringing forward maintenance and refurbs, figuring out which routes are likely to start up first and making sure we have everything in place for them).

I have no idea whether we have too many or too few staff stood up at the moment. But, at face value, there's still plenty of work to be done even if we're all grounded.

There's more to running an airline than us.
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Old 2nd May 2020, 03:56
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Secret Angel sounds like he was one of the coffee shop malingerers to me. You sure as shit were not doing business that day in the coffee shop, would have at least expected to see a notepad and pen mate
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Old 2nd May 2020, 04:12
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no it's called the village.....

Originally Posted by unobtanium View Post
You obviously havn't heard of the "Campus", where people walk around with coffees all day going to "meetings".
'Virgin Village' is in Brisbane, head office. And it IS filled with village idiots. So apt.



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Old 2nd May 2020, 08:13
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Grrr

As said above, she left A2 in pretty ordinary circumstances. The Board essentially sacked her - and they came out in the media and all but said that. I thought it odd at the time because in those circles you never get sacked, you always resign for family / health / personal issues.[/QUOTE]

So- the board that EMPLOYED said lady were fairly quick in SACKING said lady?
Doesn't say much for their due diligence before signing her on the dotted line.

Alternatively a board/committee who can wear they made a mistake and correct it.
Couldn't be that though - such a concept only apparently exists in business mythology!
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Old 2nd May 2020, 09:49
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Maybe the dynamic duo can come together to save the world and make Virgin great again.

Which one is Batman and which one is Robin ????
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