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Old 8th Apr 2014, 04:18
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Due to the demise of my present hat which has served me for several years (it finally disintegrated), I approached uniform stores to obtain a replacement.
I was informed that "due to quality control issues" no hats were in stock of any size, and none were expected in the forseeable future.
So can we expect some guidance as to what to do regarding this state of affairs?
Is it now acceptable to report for duty without a hat? Unless I appropriate one of the tatty examples always lying about in the dispatch area, I have now no choice but to do this. Do I need the Captain's permission to go without a hat, especially if I am on a line check? And if a crew member does not possess a hat, should all the crew be similarly attired?
Perhaps an opportunity to come into line with our more enlightened colleagues in KA?
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Old 8th Apr 2014, 04:36
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Wear the fox hat.
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Old 8th Apr 2014, 06:41
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bonzaboy to me you are clearly stressed about the situation and this is no doubt causing issues with your sleeping habits. I suggest that you report Unfit for the foreseeable future, at least until a NTC comes out stating you no longer need to wear your hat, or new ones become available at Uniforms.

PS On the plus side, think of the fuel savings if no one wore them.
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Old 8th Apr 2014, 07:01
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A note from your mum?
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Old 8th Apr 2014, 07:34
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Just go to work in a Cow Boy hat.
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Old 8th Apr 2014, 09:05
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Old 8th Apr 2014, 11:51
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The NC seems happy to add "Rostering" to the pay negotiations, so maybe they can add "Hats" to the discussions as well? "The Pay, Rostering and Hat committee had a productive week....."
I might stop wearing mine now in anticipation of a 4 month back-dated no hat policy(to be confirmed late 2015)
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Old 9th Apr 2014, 06:36
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I never missed my hat - until it was gone....
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