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Rated De 23rd Dec 2018 22:58

It was the night before Christmas
 
A familiar echo is heard throughout the world as administration and management offices in airlines throughout the world fall silent.
That echo is occasionally interrupted by the footstep of the sole security guard and the hum of air conditioning quietly keeping those empty offices at an optimum temperature.

Whilst over at the terminals far away from Waterside, Cathay Pacific City or the aptly named Coward Street, life goes on.
Those staff generating the revenue, day after day continue to keep 'the show on the road' whilst bloated administration scoffs down another helping of plum pudding.
With Christmas hampers, bottles of signature wine, staff travel discounts and high priority on-load in their stockings ',management' although absent, never care to notice that without them the whole things keeps sailing along.
What little Christmas cheer is provided not by the company but the staff themselves. Clever HR (now on vacation) long ago stripping out anything resembling 'goodwill' and employees receive only a contractual entitlement never a cent nor mince pie more.


The customers don't have the comfortable whir of air conditioning, nor do they feel the largess and generosity of airline management.
They get crammed in as flights are cancelled, all in the name of yield management, and growing crew shortages, whilst dutiful pilots leave air conditioning off to save a few precious cents for management incentives.

Dark Knight 23rd Dec 2018 23:45

And, A Merry Christmas to You and all who are doing `Managements' bidding.

Merry Christmas
Prosperous Healthy New Year
to all at PPrune



DK

V-Jet 23rd Dec 2018 23:45


gordonfvckingramsay 24th Dec 2018 02:04

Amen....

Mass absenteeism by front line staff is called a strike and management go to the FWC and the government in a state of panic.

Mass absenteeism by management is called a well earned break and we all just go on as usual, possibly even a little more mirthfully.

If there was ever proof that we make the world go around it is this.

Merry Christmas guys and dolls!!

dragon man 24th Dec 2018 02:32

Santa flying around in a hot sled because management says turn the AC off, no chance. Santa very busy so his his foot is to the floor at cost index150/200, every chance.

drshmoo 24th Dec 2018 04:48


Originally Posted by dragon man (Post 10343388)
Santa flying around in a hot sled because management says turn the AC off, no chance. Santa very busy so his his foot is to the floor at cost index150/200, every chance.

Wouldnít you be sitting at cost index 0 across the pacific complaining/ranting about the B787 contract?

dragon man 24th Dec 2018 07:17


Originally Posted by drshmoo (Post 10343416)


Wouldnít you be sitting at cost index 0 across the pacific complaining/ranting about the B787 contract?

Why would I bother , itís not my problem. The only zero in a cost index with me is after a 10, 15, or 20. Merry xmas.

GA Driver 24th Dec 2018 07:26


Originally Posted by dragon man (Post 10343478)


Why would I bother , itís not my problem. The only zero in a cost index with me is after a 10, 15, or 20. Merry xmas.

indeed!

Instead of wasting another second worrying about Alan or infact anyone from coward street (the only exception is that video where Alan gets a pie in the face) I suggest a scotch on the rocks and a cheers to all the loved ones close by!

Cheers and Merry Christmas to all my high flying friends!

link added Incase you need a laugh...

machtuk 24th Dec 2018 07:54


Originally Posted by GA Driver (Post 10343486)


indeed!

Instead of wasting another second worrying about Alan or infact anyone from coward street (the only exception is that video where Alan gets a pie in the face) I suggest a scotch on the rocks and a cheers to all the loved ones close by!

Cheers and Merry Christmas to all my high flying friends!

link added Incase you need a laugh...
https://youtu.be/-gNaOimfdfY

That was the best thing to have witnessed in a long time, so many would have wanted to do that, he got his just deserts!:-)
To those rostered to work on Xmas & NY's day, thanks for taking one for the boys club:-):-)

drshmoo 24th Dec 2018 08:34


Originally Posted by dragon man (Post 10343478)


Why would I bother , itís not my problem. The only zero in a cost index with me is after a 10, 15, or 20. Merry xmas.

Fair enough!

that pie 🥧 guy should get a group present 🎁!

Rated De 24th Dec 2018 11:07

Thanks GA driver...
By way of background the business function where Little Napoleon got his cream pie (is that a double entendre?) had a diverse audience.
Little Napoleon was rather distraught when the incident occurred.
Prior to the incident he had been happily recounting tales of wonder, among which detailed the moves he made to single handedly 'transform' Qantas.
Suffice to say he was rattled and spent a considerable time off stage.
Surrounded by minders he returned and feigned indifference. It may not have been terribly convincing on camera it was even less so if in the room.

It is rumoured the the personal protection team was told that they needed to be much closer to the asset...

Fantome 24th Dec 2018 14:58

It is an Irish tradition to throw money into an open grave just before it is filled. Seamus was standing graveside with a long pointy stick in his hand. He fished out a twenty pound note, pocketed it, then took out his cheque book and wrote one for a hundred quid, tossing it into the grave. (Surely he has an equally cunning and conniving cousin awaiting his come-uppance in the colonies?)

Rated De 24th Dec 2018 20:01


Originally Posted by Fantome (Post 10343778)
It is an Irish tradition to throw money into an open grave just before it is filled. Seamus was standing graveside with a long pointy stick in his hand. He fished out a twenty pound note, pocketed it, then took out his cheque book and wrote one for a hundred quid, tossing it into the grave. (Surely he has an equally cunning and conniving cousin awaiting his come-uppance in the colonies?)

Brilliant!

What is perhaps the most disappointing part for staff of Qantas is that the CEO is simply devoid of empathy, lacks connection to his fellow human and has forgotten all that growing up in difficult times in a country and time where poverty and underprivilege was widespread would have shown him.

Airlines are a labour intensive team sport, perhaps one of the most dynamic businesses there is.
Little Napoleon has a big pile of money and has achieved unparalleled success in uniting the staff, against him. That is a spectacular achievement for somebody who ought know the value of community.

That he needs constant protection every time he sets foot out side his little insulated office is perhaps the most ironic legacy he will leave.

machtuk 24th Dec 2018 21:13


Originally Posted by Rated De (Post 10343915)
Brilliant!

What is perhaps the most disappointing part for staff of Qantas is that the CEO is simply devoid of empathy, lacks connection to his fellow human and has forgotten all that growing up in difficult times in a country and time where poverty and underprivilege was widespread would have shown him.

Airlines are a labour intensive team sport, perhaps one of the most dynamic businesses there is.
Little Napoleon has a big pile of money and has achieved unparalleled success in uniting the staff, against him. That is a spectacular achievement for somebody who ought know the value of community.

That he needs constant protection every time he sets foot out side his little insulated office is perhaps the most ironic legacy he will leave.

Well composed, he will be remembered for sure, mostly for all the wrong reasons:-)
Anyway it's Xmas, somewhere out there even the Leprechaun is loved, by someone:-)

dragon man 24th Dec 2018 21:18

Well composed, he will be remembered for sure, mostly for all the wrong reasons:-)
Anyway it's Xmas, somewhere out there even the Leprechaun is loved, by someone.

Not by any of the pilots I fly with. 75% disengagement in the pilot ranks, a great Xmas present from Napoleon to the shareholders.

SRFred 25th Dec 2018 07:54


Originally Posted by GA Driver (Post 10343486)
link added Incase you need a laugh...
https://youtu.be/-gNaOimfdfY


That guy looks like the Rev Fred Nile!

Stationair8 26th Dec 2018 21:20

Don’t forget the hard done by management people that have to work from home in the lead up to Christmas.

Likewise the ones that seem to have very flexible hours that allow them to start late, finish early, or simply disappear into the the ether for half day.

Merry Christmas and a happy new year, to the flight crews, airline staff, refuellers, ATC, BoM, fireies, safety officers etc working over the Christmas/New year.

bazza stub 26th Dec 2018 22:46

Steady on there Atationair8! There are clauses in their agreement that stipulate flexible working hours so they can manage a good work life balance. Managers are people too you know :}

C441 26th Dec 2018 22:47


Don’t forget the hard done by management people that have to work from home in the lead up to Christmas.
And those that have their company phone with them whilst holidaying. Duty travel categories are only just enough compensation for that! :cool:

The Bullwinkle 27th Dec 2018 21:39


Mass absenteeism by front line staff is called a strike and management go to the FWC and the government in a state of panic.

Mass absenteeism by management is called a well earned break and we all just go on as usual, possibly even a little more mirthfully.
The only difference is that nobody even notices if the management are absent.
They could all drop dead tomorrow and the airlines would still keep running.
Front line staff on the other hand.............


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