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Michael O'Leary talking about pilots

Old 21st Jan 2012, 14:15
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"Pilots are like glorified taxi drivers" "Aer Lingus pilots are like overpaid under worked peacocks" "ideal customers are those with a pulse and a credit card"

That's how much he thinks of his staff and customers!!

It's all in the interview.
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 15:34
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Originally Posted by Kernow 101 View Post
Last year I did 800hrs (F/O). Add on the 45mins prior (official, but 1hr 15m in reality) and 30mins after, gives me 1800hrs duty with no allocated breaks or lunch period. I am then forced to take 6 weeks a year hols. Meaning the average working year (due to our roster pattern) means I work 10 months and one week.
Kernow, I don't believe your calculations are correct. 1800 hours hours of duty is not possible.
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 15:44
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FR Pilots...

Did ANYONE ever actually get the 60 application fee back as he seemed to think was standard practice?

All I got was a bill for another 25k odd and a base in the middle of shitsville
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 18:42
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To correct a few of you, he said "pilots fly 18 hours a week" never said anything about work!!
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 19:29
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At a certain stage of the interview Ryan turbridy asks does he know any pilots?
MOL came back with a comment about the only pilot he knows is the head of IALPA
only to realise he was sued before and could be again so he changed the subject..

FR pilots the trend in our work has been on a slope for 10 to 15 years why would you think it would get any better.
Look at our peers in easy jet they are on envious contracts compared to us ask yourself why?

JOIN IALPA ! THE RYANAIR PILOTS UNION !
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 19:31
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I normally get 80.5 per hour for my 800hrs. But when you factor in the extra (official) report times then I am actually only earning the equivalent of 35 per hour for my total time at the 'office'.
Kernow, I earn 9 an hour in a supermarket, wanna swap?
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 19:36
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Binder

And when O'leary moves on what then?

I would be surprised if his replacement also thinks more of his horses than he does of his own workforce.

He is a one man band!
Come off it Dave, all airline management hate the aircrew.

Spud

FR Pilots...

Did ANYONE ever actually get the 60 application fee back as he seemed to think was standard practice?

All I got was a bill for another 25k odd and a base in the middle of shitsville
I love your post, I do, I think you've hit the true state of the industry, spot on mate!

Now, where's the thread about what pilots think about Chief Executives?
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 19:44
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Kernow 101 - as well as 45 bef/30 after, you are forgetting the most stressful part(s) of the day, those 25min "rests" (I guess MOL would call them)

Widered - "enviable" is the word you are looking for

Shiver - do you really suggest comparing us (you included ?) with shelf stackers? if so, please F.O. to another website, as you will be in for a bit of abuse here
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 19:51
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 21:04
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DDee....best post on this thread....take a bow....
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 21:12
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Its still a mystery to me;

why haven't Ryanair pilots joined IALPA?

Why???
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 21:18
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Kernow, I don't believe your calculations are correct. 1800 hours hours of duty is not possible.
You are right. In my haste I added the extra work per hour instead of per day. So it would nearer half that at 987! .....teach me to try and post with a stinking hangover
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 21:31
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Thumbs up

I knew it! The hats really bother him
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 21:45
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Kernow, I earn 9 an hour in a supermarket, wanna swap?

Shiver. You really should have worked harder at school!
I suppose that you think that the consequences of being hit by a rogue supermarket trolley compare with a bad day at the "office" for a pilot?
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Old 21st Jan 2012, 22:43
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I sympathise with my fellow professionals at FR.

I use that term loosely.... Because your all taxi drivers driving a complex taxi! Lol

His terminology of calling pilots that doesn't bother me in the slightest, it's his attitude towards his staff that work within the airline. Can 3000 glorified taxi drivers be more than just 1 ******** in a cheap suit from primark?

I don't work in Ireland, work for another UK carrier and member of balpa. I'd urge you all at FR to stand together for once and say no to his cavalier attitude.

Awra best lads!

And btw....the prospect of flying new shiny 737-800's looks great to me too but I just feel for the guys working for that airline with all the horror stories I hear
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Old 22nd Jan 2012, 01:51
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Don't expect any support, with the exception of your group, family, and family pet until you guys organize, and get your message out to the public.

You all are so close. How much more abuse and abasing can you take? What's it going to take before you start, yes I say again, start to gain your self respect as pilots?

Organize and organize now!

Take back your airline and good luck!
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Old 22nd Jan 2012, 04:45
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How about this:

The next time MOL is on RTE ask the interviewer to ask the following;

1. If pilots only fly 18 hours a week then perhaps MOL will sign a statement on air and binding to all flight crews, that when they reach 18 hours flight time in any period of seven days they can go home.

2. Ask him to tell all the viewing public if it is true that all Ryanair flights never fly anywhere in cloud without radar cover.

3. Ask him to read out all the checks we have to do during turnarounds, line by line with a watch running.

4. Ask him to read out some of Ryanair safety reports and safety audits where pilots have missed things like checks and other aircraft.

Perhaps some pretty little diagrams illustrating some of the above could be used so that MOL could wave his fingers about all over them, pointing out where black is white and so forth.
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Old 22nd Jan 2012, 10:47
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He may be a little s**t, but you FR guys only have yourselves to blame!

You pay him to type rate you, you even pay him to interview you, you effectively pay him to treat you like dirt, you are in a sh1tp1le of your own making. Your only ways out are to leave or to get organised!
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Old 22nd Jan 2012, 16:38
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MOL is really such a nice person: he was looking to be so much involved to raise money for charity. It almost made me cry. No doubt that with such a spirit, RYR staff must really be very well looked after. I would believe that a considerable part of his working day is dedicated to help and try to make RYR a better place to live.
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Old 22nd Jan 2012, 21:35
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Shiver - do you really suggest comparing us (you included ?) with shelf stackers? if so, please F.O. to another website, as you will be in for a bit of abuse here

Who said I was comparing? I would happily take my 9 and fly a big shiny jet every day and someone on here complains that he 'only earns' 35 an hour when loads of people would gladly grab his shoes.
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