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JAL Fearing F/A Uniform Sales To Fetishists.  
User currently offlinePLANEGUY From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 336 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 10094 times:

Well it looks like eBay is about to get steamier. According to Der Spiegel, JAL management is fearing that many of the 1300 soon-to-be laid off and disgruntled F/A's may plan to sell their uniforms to fetishists. Although highly desired and popular amongst this societal 'segment', JAL uniforms, according to the article, had been very hard to come by. Apparently, this may not be the case anymore.

Link to article (sorry folks, it's nur auf Deutsch):

http://www.spiegel.de/reise/aktuell/0,1518,681665,00.html

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User currently offlineseemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 971 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 9911 times:

English version:

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Bus...ms_To_Sex_Industry%2C_Carrier_Says



seemyseems
User currently offlineLondonCity From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 1527 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 12 hours ago) and read 9911 times:

Here's an English version in the Daily Telegraph:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...ack-market-in-flight-uniforms.html


User currently offlinem11stephen From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 9565 times:

I really don't see what the big deal is... Anyone who tries hard enough can go to a department store and throw together something that is basically identical to an F/A uniform. I actually had a friend who wore an outfit basically identical to the NWA F/A uniform without realizing it! lol As long as the F/As aren't giving away their ID's or other credentials there really isn't any big deal.


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User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 8 hours ago) and read 9263 times:

I would have thought they would be made to hand in their uniforms especially if its still a current outfit, as I don't think your allowed to sell current uniform pieces online.

User currently offlinenws2002 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 927 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 9095 times:

Quoting m11stephen (Reply 3):
I really don't see what the big deal is... Anyone who tries hard enough can go to a department store and throw together something that is basically identical to an F/A uniform.

+1. With a trip to Macy's I could recreate a very convincing copy of ours.


User currently offlinejolau1701 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 8375 times:

I think the Japanese have a similar worry over school uniforms too.

User currently offlinefsnuffer From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 5518 times:

Sounds like a good way to get some revenue. Instead of charging passengers surcharges for such things as fuel, baggage, and copilots, the airlines could bring in extra revenue by selling their old, worn uniforms  

User currently offlinemotopolitico From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4933 times:

I think if they want to have a say in the matter, they should not have run the business into the ground and laid those people off. Typically, at least in common law, non disclosure and non compete agreements hold no water when an employee has been laid off (made redundant) by his or her employer. The same principle should apply here. JAL has the power to stop this: Keep the F/As on the payroll. Laying them off, then demanding they not profit from their former employment is sheer gall. I wonder if the F/As had to purchase their uniforms? If they did, then it's an open and shut case in their favor.


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User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3367 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4552 times:

 Wow! There are some very sad people out there.

But, "What ever floats your boat"  



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User currently offline0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3749 times:

Quoting motopolitico (Reply 8):
Typically, at least in common law, non disclosure and non compete agreements hold no water when an employee has been laid off (made redundant) by his or her employer.

Actually the validity of non compete/disclosure agreements depends more on the reasonableness of the agreement and not on the fact that the employee was laid off or fired. Example... a national non compete agreement (no matter how long the time frame) would likely be invalid while a local non compete agreement would be enforced if the time frame was "reasonable" - and I think 6 mo. to 1 year is "typically" reasonable.

[Edited 2010-03-05 10:10:17]


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User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4277 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2718 times:

JAL should worry about something else... that's their company and their future.


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