Red Panda
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I'm So Sick And Tired Of All CX Arguements Now

Mon Jul 09, 2001 1:09 am

I am sorta disappointed and annoyed by all those CX labour movement and stuff now. When the hell the mess would end?! Who knows. Will CX fire more pilots? Probably. What about the ground crew? ...they are all getting emotional and stressed, and as what I said, sick and tired of the whole mess. Hell........[sorry for my language here] How about the pax?? Some of them have really low EQ and bad temper. And some of them are not really civilized at all. What would you do if you were a ground staff? Yell back to the pax?! Yell to the pilots?! or the air crews?! For me, all I can do is to kick the luggage, especially those are oversize and over weighted. And probably those with "rush tag" on it.

How about other CX ppl? What do you do to bust the stress? Yell to your pets? Or those cats and dogs in the baggage hall?!

r panda
 
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RE: I'm So Sick And Tired Of All CX Arguements Now

Mon Jul 09, 2001 1:27 am

I fully understand CX ground crew's frustration, Red Panda. I believe yelling is a stupid thing to do but I understand ground crew and pax alike, many passengers just want to fly to their destinations asap. Thus, very few people will support the CX pilots, IMHO; if they became so red-eyed for the 5.5 billion profit, why didn't they organize their own airline? Oh of course the engineers and mechanics can demand a salary hike too, without them the pilots cannot even fly the planes.
 
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RE: I'm So Sick And Tired Of All CX Arguements Now

Mon Jul 09, 2001 1:30 am

BTW, while I do agree pilots are responsible for many people's lives and should be paid dearly, by the same logic, doctors, policemen and firefighters can demand a hefty increase too. Yet I don't think they are paid in the same scale as a CX pilot!
 
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RE: I'm So Sick And Tired Of All CX Arguements Now

Mon Jul 09, 2001 2:04 am

Red panda, I am a passager.
what i can say is CX ground staffs are great especially in these few days!
 
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RE: Cathay250

Tue Jul 10, 2001 5:41 am

Thank you for your support Cathay250. We all understand that our pax are affected negatively, but all ground staff are just normal ppl, so plz don't expect them to know everything. We have no inside information, even the management doesn't know when the mess will end.
anyways, thx for your understanding.

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RE: I'm So Sick And Tired Of All CX Arguements Now

Tue Jul 10, 2001 7:06 pm

Red Panda,

My complete respect to the ground crew. Well, most of them anyway. Not the ones that have insulted the pilots because the management told them to....and not to the ones that wrote personal e-mails to pilots telling them what they thought, although the company has apologised for that one!!
When I flew the other day, our dispatcher had been on duty for 36hours non-stop through the typhoon. I felt very sorry for him. His eyes were red and blood-shot and he was just in a heavy rainshower and was soaked. The staff should stand up for themselves. This kind of thing is unacceptable and my utter respect to all their dedication, but when you have crucial staff awake for 36 hours then dispatching an aircraft, it becomes a safety concern. Hopefully the company doesn't pull stunts like this and sorts it all out. Also, if a preferable settlement is agreed with the pilots, every department in Cathay will have the complete support of the pilots when they ask for their increase in benefits.
 
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RE: I'm So Sick And Tired Of All CX Arguements Now

Wed Jul 11, 2001 3:04 am

I don't know that there are staff insulted the pilots. This sort of behaviours should not be encouraged no matter what. I don't know if the management told the staff to do so, but after all this is a very unaccpetable management approach.

anyway, good luck to your job. CXflyboy.
brgds // r panda