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5th Oct 2019, 00:52
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Posted By Rated De

Little Napoleon and his bunch of carpet baggers...

Little Napoleon and his bunch of carpet baggers would not have spent a Red cent on anything related to pilots unless there is a supply issue long term.

There is, its name is demographics.
26th Sep 2019, 23:06
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Posted By Rated De

Assumptions being what they are, would suggest...

Assumptions being what they are, would suggest that any prospective applicant carefully check the fine print.
21st Sep 2019, 06:41
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Posted By Rated De

Quite right CT. A little bit of product...

Quite right CT.

A little bit of product placement (The Qantas reference) is the bait...The fine print tells a different story...The switch sees the newly indebted graduate at any of the increasing...
1st Mar 2019, 11:46
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Posted By Rated De

No one does. Would anybody spend three hours in...

No one does.
Would anybody spend three hours in traffic in Perth?
1st Mar 2019, 07:47
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Posted By Rated De

A frame of reference.

As Qantas is heavily recruiting, some new hire pilots might consider commuting cross continent. It is important to understand the difference between opinion, personal experience and regulatory...
26th Feb 2019, 23:14
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Posted By Rated De

Whether it suits your company or not is...

Whether it suits your company or not is immaterial. That it works for you is great, however leaving aside the practicality have you considered how the court would view it?

British Airways are not...
23rd Feb 2019, 06:06
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Posted By Rated De

It would be a brave person to stand before a...

It would be a brave person to stand before a judge and say that commuting across a continent before a long TOD meets the rest requirements.

In the UK, British Airways have banned the use of staff...
18th Feb 2019, 05:48
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Posted By Rated De

In demographics is destiny. QF are not...

In demographics is destiny.

QF are not immune.

A genuine question, has the stream lead and the merry band secured a location, AOC and instructors yet?
Has the QF pilot academy turned out a...
31st Jan 2019, 21:13
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Posted By Rated De

With a glossy cadetship setting one back $150,000...

With a glossy cadetship setting one back $150,000 it may be wise to read the fine print.
It might be called bait and switch, but Qantas are 'fine upstanding corporate citizens'.

Caveat Emptor
30th Nov 2018, 06:28
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Posted By Rated De

The lost decade?

The lost decade?
12th Nov 2018, 22:31
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Posted By Rated De

Precisely. It is even more nefarious than...

Precisely.

It is even more nefarious than that.
As there is growing correlation between high altitude exposure to radiation and the continued circadian rhythm disturbance for long haul night...
12th Nov 2018, 05:45
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Posted By Rated De

That is an interesting point you raise. In...

That is an interesting point you raise.
In Europe the parasite consumed the host a while ago: Recruitment became the domain of HR. Always looking for 'self justification' many flight operations...
11th Nov 2018, 22:43
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Posted By Rated De

Literature abounds with regard to the QF...

Literature abounds with regard to the QF Industrial Relations model.

Whist there are more extreme postures, QF is adversarial.
Treating front line (Customer facing) the way they do would seem a...
2nd Sep 2018, 07:20
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Posted By Rated De

With relationship models derived from a...

With relationship models derived from a perception of unlimited supply, airline management were able to push otherwise internal costs (like training, car parking and indeed uniforms) at employees....
17th Jun 2018, 11:58
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Posted By Rated De

The problem for many airlines is that HR is...

The problem for many airlines is that HR is wedged into every conversation, everything that generates 'performance management' is a work input for them. Generating 'work' is self fulfilling: Control...
7th Jun 2018, 10:43
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Posted By Rated De

In the other thread we spoke extensively on the...

In the other thread we spoke extensively on the impact of fuel. Fuel prices are 21% higher than 12 months ago.
Qantas due fleet composition are more exposed than those carriers who re-equipped a...
29th May 2018, 06:51
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Posted By Rated De

It would appear that the forebears that...

It would appear that the forebears that negotiated this element of the contract, did so with a clear understanding of how fickle airline management can be.

Anything that adds cost and complexity...
23rd May 2018, 23:37
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Posted By Rated De

In demographics is destiny.

In demographics is destiny.
12th Apr 2018, 01:58
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Posted By Rated De

It is even more insidious than that; it was by...

It is even more insidious than that; it was by design.

If you carefully review the testimony of Peter Gregg Ex CFO given to a Parliamentary hearing you will see several key phrases.
...
24th Mar 2018, 09:09
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Posted By Rated De

For decades they set pilot groups against each...

For decades they set pilot groups against each other, they actively stopped progression, promotion and transfer. Whole empires were built on it.

As it unravels it must be amusing to watch them...
24th Mar 2018, 06:26
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Posted By Rated De

Depends on which point of view..:E For the...

Depends on which point of view..:E

For the eager HR practictioner an endless work cycle requires more resources. More resources mean more staff, more staff mean bigger empires..

Wash, rinse and...
23rd Mar 2018, 12:17
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Posted By Rated De

Exactly... It is amusing watching them do...

Exactly...

It is amusing watching them do everything except acknowledge that their model of employee relations, of which terms and conditions are a component is a failure...
23rd Mar 2018, 06:57
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Posted By Rated De

The battle for relevance is on..Getting HR/IR...

The battle for relevance is on..Getting HR/IR tentacles out of the Flight Operation takes a lot of undoing
Weasel words aside, Qantas careers have been a stagnant pond, with all growth directed at...
22nd Mar 2018, 10:09
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Posted By Rated De

Anyone holding onto to the Australian...

Anyone holding onto to the Australian exceptionalism as it applies to a pilot shortage may need to re think the validity of their position.

Qantas are short..
6th Mar 2018, 10:02
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Views: 2,761,408
Posted By Rated De

It is a demographic structural shortage. ...

It is a demographic structural shortage.

Qantas IR succeeded, they drove terms and conditions to the gutter. They kept down labour unit cost. People no longer see aviation as a well remunerated...
2nd Mar 2018, 09:17
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Posted By Rated De

Noted tongue in cheek... With a SH command...

Noted tongue in cheek...

With a SH command at BA another 'legacy' carrier running around 7 years, it is my understanding, were one want to stay within range of schools,family etc on the east...
25th Feb 2018, 00:11
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Posted By Rated De

It was just another sound bite for the ever...

It was just another sound bite for the ever dwindling readership of the mainstream media to reprint, let's them spend column width on something other than Domain adverts or Kim Kardashian tales...
...
24th Feb 2018, 06:52
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Posted By Rated De

Management prerogative can be a two way street....

Management prerogative can be a two way street. Most effective organisations choose to partner with their staff.

Have a read of this,
...
24th Feb 2018, 00:17
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Posted By Rated De

Sure Justin. Plenty of books to read, lots...

Sure Justin.

Plenty of books to read, lots of journal publications too.

If you wanted to understand the 'partnership' versus 'adversarial' model then look no further than Southwest airlines.
...
23rd Feb 2018, 23:45
Replies: 3,096
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Posted By Rated De

For the best part of three decades management...

For the best part of three decades management held the upper hand.



The employee relations model is ill suited to the reality that demographics are not supportive of adversarial relations.
...
23rd Feb 2018, 23:00
Replies: 3,096
Views: 2,761,408
Posted By Rated De

When Red Q was announced with much fanfare, it...

When Red Q was announced with much fanfare, it seemed irrelevant that there was not a country, nor a base chosen other than 'somewhere in Asia', maybe Singapore, maybe Malaysia.

With Megaphone...
23rd Feb 2018, 10:03
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Posted By Rated De

Could be kids with dreams too. We stated the...

Could be kids with dreams too.

We stated the shortage was global. The research supports a structural and demographic shortage. Australia is no different.


Airline management with their...
22nd Feb 2018, 23:20
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Views: 2,761,408
Posted By Rated De

Everything they do is predicated on unlimited...

Everything they do is predicated on unlimited supply.

They may try to address this and control supply at the same time, but the fundamental issue remains unchanged; the shortage is structural, it...
27th Nov 2017, 07:43
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Views: 2,761,408
Posted By Rated De

Nexttime "Never give in, never give in,...

Nexttime

"Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, ...Sir Winston Churchill

Cold consolation when you aimed for it. The reality is life never follows a Hollywood...
14th Nov 2017, 22:35
Replies: 3,096
Views: 2,761,408
Posted By Rated De

If you think conceptually about the role they ...

If you think conceptually about the role they 'fill', HR is really irrelevant.

They have invented a role, invented relevance and wedge themselves where ever they can; creating conflict where...
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