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Old 2nd Feb 2003, 15:55
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You boys at it again??
Ever heard the expression " let it go!"
I'd sooner see guys working than sticking their head in the oven..
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Old 25th Feb 2003, 09:24
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Just when it looked like this Gilligan character had rightly disappeared into oblivion, a good sorce tells me that he has applied for the CEO vacancy at Air Nuaru. Unfortunately he appears not to have responded directly to the advertisement in the Friday Austalian some time back but has chosen to go directly to his mates in power to push his case. It is intriguing that, if he felt he was genuinely competitive in his pursuit for this position, then he would have been happy to be pitched on his merits directly against the other half dozen or so aspirants. Instead, it is said, he has had to resort to dubious means to try and get somewhere. What worries me is that the fellows currently employed there might find their jobs threatened again, as they were in the recent past, with his overtures to get cheaper pilots in place - and to whose ultimate advantage?

leopards NEVER change their spots.
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Old 26th Feb 2003, 01:01
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This advertisement brought the usual run of drunks, skunks, mercenaries and misfits out off their park benches and alleyways.
Fortunately, there were also a couple of good applicants, at least one of whom I am told did the job very well in the past, but would not grovel to some of the silly demands the government of the day put on him, so had to leave.
Let us just hope that the new government is enlightened enough to appoint someone who WILL stand up to them if necessary to look after the airline's interests rather than those of individuals.
If Gilligan comes, I predict that the high pilot turnover of the past will start all over. His el cheapo sandcrabs won't save the airline any money in the long term and you can bet his own expensive tastes will soak up any short term money that the government might think it is saving.
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Old 26th Feb 2003, 04:42
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This may all be academic anyway.......................justplanes.com is reporting that Air Nauru are about to cease operations due to money problems.
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Old 26th Feb 2003, 22:41
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pollies to the rescue

chimbu,
air nauru has always been on the verge of folding. there is money to pay for it's leases and whatever debts they have. the good old pollies over there always leave it to the last minute and will even allow delays, disruptions, general panic, etc before stepping in. in fact, the longer they leave it, the more they look like heroes when they all of a sudden swoop down from on high to save the umbilical cord of the small republic. don't forget, it is election year. the man who dishes out to save the island wins the votes. (usually from embezzled republic funds anyway) the pollies would then thank the peoples republic of china or the republic of china or even australia for rescuing them, just to divert a little bit of attention away from themselves. the main thing is whatever it is that'll make em stay in office just a little while longer.....to really clean up the house!!!
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Old 19th May 2003, 10:11
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Obviously this didn't work out but I have heard someone was recently employed by Virgin.
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Old 21st May 2003, 16:42
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Am I correct ? Is this airline:s abeviation start with the letters PA or is gilligans PA???
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Old 21st May 2003, 18:50
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...I can't believe it...the illiterate is here too!

Back to your swamp matey!!
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