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6th Dec 2013, 14:31
Replies: 36
Views: 10,702
Posted By Doug the Head

Hand in hand? Perhaps not, but maybe they just...

Hand in hand? Perhaps not, but maybe they just totally fail to grasp the big picture?

Reading such naivety certainly brings back memories from this good old thread: BALPA - UK facing shortage of...
6th Dec 2013, 11:40
Replies: 36
Views: 10,702
Posted By Doug the Head

Really?! All the empty promises turn out to be...

Really?! All the empty promises turn out to be just that: empty promises? Who would have thunk that? ;)

Oh dear, where is Capt. Happy-Happy-Joy-Joy...
2nd Oct 2013, 12:48
Replies: 2,006
Views: 1,323,589
Posted By Doug the Head

Hehehe. You might wanna read up on some of...

Hehehe.

You might wanna read up on some of the verbal sparring sessions I did many years ago with AdM. Don't say I didn't warn you! ;)

AdM is just a management lackey, making sure that...
24th Sep 2012, 15:55
Replies: 101
Views: 25,382
Posted By Doug the Head

Spot on Superpilot! :ok: Unfortunately most...

Spot on Superpilot! :ok:

Unfortunately most of the old boys and the unions are still comfortably numb and blissfully ignorant...

This thread is a painful reminder of what our industry (not just...
24th Sep 2012, 11:03
Replies: 101
Views: 25,382
Posted By Doug the Head

So basically your predicament is everybody else's...

So basically your predicament is everybody else's fault, or what are you trying to say?

FANS has hit the nail on the head in posts #24 and #54. :ok:
23rd Sep 2012, 05:58
Replies: 101
Views: 25,382
Posted By Doug the Head

Generation Z; blind trust in the sales talk of...

Generation Z; blind trust in the sales talk of flying schools, bankers, second hand car salesmen, autoflight and politicians. :ugh:
22nd Sep 2012, 13:36
Replies: 101
Views: 25,382
Posted By Doug the Head

Hate to say "I told you so," but : I TOLD YOU SO!...

Hate to say "I told you so," but : I TOLD YOU SO!

I guess it will only be a matter of time however, before the usual suspects like Alexander de Meerkat or Norman Stanley Fletcher will post ...
5th Sep 2012, 14:03
Replies: 338
Views: 114,233
Posted By Doug the Head

My 2 cents

Well, treat it like any technical problem in the aircraft! http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/wink2.gif

1) The first and most important thing to do is to...
4th Sep 2012, 16:17
Replies: 338
Views: 114,233
Posted By Doug the Head

Good morning ROBMEDIUM, welcome to the real...

Good morning ROBMEDIUM, welcome to the real world! This is what I've been saying for years! ;)

The permanent introduction of more and more "McJobs" based upon ever degrading substandard contracts...
17th Aug 2012, 20:13
Replies: 338
Views: 114,233
Posted By Doug the Head

Originally posted by AdM: Oh dear, don't tell me...

Originally posted by AdM: Oh dear, don't tell me that our beloved direct entry, management *ss kissing, dark orange spectacled senior training captain has finally seen the light? :D :rolleyes: :ugh: ...
29th Jul 2012, 10:28
Replies: 338
Views: 114,233
Posted By Doug the Head

Yep, and then you selfishly blame the new guys...

Yep, and then you selfishly blame the new guys for the demise of the T&C's when you've been sitting on your lazy selfish ass for 10 years on your old contract doing nothing for new joiners! :D
21st Feb 2012, 11:52
Replies: 207
Views: 43,002
Posted By Doug the Head

Harrier pilots?

There are probably thousands of unemployed and skilled civil pilots out there with thousands of airline hours under their belt. Why is everybody so hung up about Harrier pilots?

The main issue is...
19th Feb 2012, 22:13
Replies: 207
Views: 43,002
Posted By Doug the Head

Indeed! The more they paint themselves into...

Indeed!

The more they paint themselves into a corner with their selfish and self-contradicting sales talk, the longer their posts need to be in order to confuse the few remaining sheeple that...
19th Feb 2012, 10:29
Replies: 207
Views: 43,002
Posted By Doug the Head

Well well well, you have some interesting points...

Well well well, you have some interesting points AdM and believe it or not, I sort or agree with you! Sort of... ;) Where we will most probably disagree is the root cause of all this mess.

IMO...
17th Jan 2012, 15:21
Replies: 46
Views: 24,194
Posted By Doug the Head

Well, any union is only as strong as it's weakest...

Well, any union is only as strong as it's weakest link.

As long as weak (pro-)management pilots like AdM don't outright condemn this kind of behaviour, companies will get continue to get away...
12th Jan 2012, 14:32
Replies: 431
Views: 191,776
Posted By Doug the Head

Grrr Any update on 'Project Vaseline' and the new LIS...

Any update on 'Project Vaseline' and the new LIS base from Alexander de Meerkat? :rolleyes:

easyJet A320 Captain Position - Lisbon - 1401327314 - Flightglobal Jobs...
12th Nov 2011, 16:55
Replies: 431
Views: 191,776
Posted By Doug the Head

Dear Alexander, there never was and never will be...

Dear Alexander, there never was and never will be a 'new broom' approach.

Be it ol' Ray Webster, be it ol' Andy Harrison, or now good ol' Carolyn McCal: it will always be the same ol' game of...
9th Nov 2011, 15:16
Replies: 431
Views: 191,776
Posted By Doug the Head

happy happy joy joy?

So AdM...?

Any positive 'feel good' update on "Project Merlin," DEC's in LIS, FlexiCrew and the improvement of industrial relations? :rolleyes:

Happy Happy Joy Joy ~ Ren & Stimpy. - YouTube
21st Oct 2011, 00:15
Replies: 431
Views: 191,776
Posted By Doug the Head

Grrr How convenient to leave out that many of these...

How convenient to leave out that many of these naive young kids (with no experience in the aviation industry!) only did so after being encouraged by A-scalers like yourself, NSF and AdM! I've...
20th Oct 2011, 14:56
Replies: 431
Views: 191,776
Posted By Doug the Head

aviator3200, don't confuse cheap & young pilot...

aviator3200, don't confuse cheap & young pilot with unsafe pilot!

Training standards (thanks to A-scalers like NSF and AdM :ok:) are excellent, but someone who joined at 22 can be a captain before...
20th Oct 2011, 12:18
Replies: 431
Views: 191,776
Posted By Doug the Head

Angel So a company that uses your labour skills, does...

So a company that uses your labour skills, does not owe you a contract? Typical naive thinking, and then people still wonder why T&C's are dropping so fast... :ugh:

Spot on, unfortunately, people...
7th Oct 2011, 05:58
Replies: 431
Views: 191,776
Posted By Doug the Head

Ow please Alexander, if you're looking for a new...

Ow please Alexander, if you're looking for a new job then do your own research! :p One hint: look past the shiny 4 stripes DEC jobs, chasing those jobs is all same shit different name, something...
4th Oct 2011, 23:13
Replies: 431
Views: 191,776
Posted By Doug the Head

Okay, fair enough, so you're basically just...

Okay, fair enough, so you're basically just another (or the same...) NSF who missed the boat to a real career airline. Well it's good that you like those grueling long 4 sector days because at >50...
4th Oct 2011, 05:48
Replies: 431
Views: 191,776
Posted By Doug the Head

Hey Full Left Rudder, I really hope it works out...

Hey Full Left Rudder, I really hope it works out for you and I fully understand your 'it's now or never' move.

All the best! :ok:
3rd Oct 2011, 20:23
Replies: 431
Views: 191,776
Posted By Doug the Head

Welcome to the real world folks! This is what...

Welcome to the real world folks! This is what I've been saying for years: that low-cost airlines are not career companies!

The way they treat people the grueling hours, the total lack of any real...
19th Sep 2011, 15:27
Replies: 18
Views: 6,181
Posted By Doug the Head

fish Manipulating prima donna alert!

Well come on 16024, you have to admit, this whole thread is absolutely preposterous! What on earth is this world coming to..?!?! :eek:

We're not taking about a new handbag here which has to be...
17th Aug 2011, 11:41
Replies: 61
Views: 23,676
Posted By Doug the Head

Wink Here we go folks, more proof that appeasement...

Here we go folks, more proof that appeasement NSF-style does NOT WORK!!

CNN.com: "Nice guys earn less." (http://edition.cnn.com/2011/BUSINESS/08/16/money.and.meanness/)

But hey, BALPA appears...
17th Aug 2011, 11:38
Replies: 61
Views: 12,286
Posted By Doug the Head

Grrr BALPA wakes up?!?! The paper tiger? Has woken up?...

BALPA wakes up?!?! The paper tiger? Has woken up? Reeeeealy?

Hahahahahaha! that's about 5 years too bloody late!

CNN.com: "Nice guys earn less."...
15th Jun 2011, 11:19
Replies: 61
Views: 23,676
Posted By Doug the Head

Give these children (read: cadets) supervised by...

Give these children (read: cadets) supervised by teenage babysitters (read: captains) a new CEO (read: father/mother figure) to look up to while simultaneously broadcasting more empty promises over...
25th Mar 2011, 00:40
Replies: 21
Views: 8,507
Posted By Doug the Head

The mere fact that RYR is even giving credibility...

The mere fact that RYR is even giving credibility to this suggests that lot's of people are leaving! They must be getting desperate! ;)

Go go go go! :ok:
19th Feb 2011, 21:50
Replies: 72
Views: 37,017
Posted By Doug the Head

Interesting point dannyalliga! Hmmm let's see, a...

Interesting point dannyalliga! Hmmm let's see, a race to the bottom whilst everybody is looking the other way because they think it's in the interest of the greater good or are easily intimidated to...
15th Jan 2011, 11:47
Replies: 26
Views: 12,421
Posted By Doug the Head

I know it's difficult, being from America and all...

I know it's difficult, being from America and all that, (;)) but please try to read carefully:The way they treat crews is a lot like any low cost operation. Just read the stories in this thread about...
10th Jan 2011, 18:39
Replies: 1,107
Views: 402,026
Posted By Doug the Head

Hi Damianik, Sorry for having blown some of...

Hi Damianik,

Sorry for having blown some of your statements a bit out of proportion. I was merely having a bit of fun with the pro-communism angle. ;)

In general I mostly agree with the idea of...
9th Jan 2011, 18:02
Replies: 26
Views: 12,421
Posted By Doug the Head

Thumbs down PTI is nothing more than a low-cost operation,...

PTI is nothing more than a low-cost operation, cleverly disguised by a premium product earning it's respectability from it's once glorious past as a VVIP operator for one of Europe's richest...
9th Jan 2011, 17:51
Replies: 1,107
Views: 402,026
Posted By Doug the Head

Interesting theory Damianik, First you make...

Interesting theory Damianik,

First you make a capitalistic deal with the devil selling your soul to the highest bidder in return for a shiny jet and a quicky upgrade. Then, when this lo-cost hell...
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