The thing I find really interesting in all of this is that the many people in the countries that do not share the "modern" equality employment laws think that these laws are plane (intentional) stupid. I lived in the Philippines for many years. Many shops (still) have hand written signs on...Jump to post
I get the fact that pre-clearance *should* allow you to use otherwise dead time (after check-in but before boarding) to go through the necessaries. What I don't get is why the US needs to do this in the first place. The goal is not to make things easier for the passenger. If it was, the TSA wouldn't...Jump to post
I managed to snap this at BOD yesterday as the interior fitters were being shuttled to the hangar.
Hey guys, Elon Musk is very big news here in Australia for arguably the first time ever due to his selection by the South Australian state government to build a battery farm in South Australia to assist with their energy needs. He has been on the front page of newspapers and in major reports on TV ...Jump to post
I think that many of their claims are just a little premature right now. A small sled travelling at 70mph is more of a threat to 1930s automobiles than 21st century jets. Also, claims that the technology is safer than aviation? Well, I'd need some convincing. 700mph in a partial vacuum where catastr...Jump to post
Blue is the way to go. The red on the 747 is a dog and a pathetic attempt from someone to appeal to Chinese based on what they saw in a Indiana Jones movie. Person probably is a 'cultural enlightened' liberal who does not know the difference between China and Korean Depends if they are comparing si...Jump to post
I once saw a flipflop coming down from a belt at MIA I had to read that twice and reign in my political incorrectness (if you lived where I lived it might make more sense). I first read your comment as "I once saw a flipflop coming down from a belt at Manila", and thought to myself, why i...Jump to post
yup, and so far i haven´t heard a single good reason why an employer should have any effect on deeply personal decisions at all I'm quite certain that you never will. All the best sir. So why do you insist they should and why only against women? Best regards Thomas Let me try to clarify. Can I ask ...Jump to post
tommy1808 wrote:yup, and so far i haven´t heard a single good reason why an employer should have any effect on deeply personal decisions at all
As the employer I wouldn't (without a pregnancy test). However the candidate would have a much better chance of knowing that they might be, don't you think? Not necessarily. I myself was conceived despite birth control, 10 years after my parents had been "trough" with kids. But by that lo...Jump to post
How do you know that they have been aware of the pregnancy before they applied, which can be month before an interview? As the employer I wouldn't (without a pregnancy test). However the candidate would have a much better chance of knowing that they might be, don't you think? I also don´t see how t...Jump to post
No I don't. good, at least something... A person doesn't choose their DNA Why you are less productive does concern your employer exactly how? Some risk factor in your DNA is exactly the same for them as a pregnancy: a cost risk. I would have no problem taking a full blood test, urine test or whatev...Jump to post
Do you think companies should also be allowed to test applicants DNA to check for risk favors? Ask for medical records to sort out people that have above average sick days? Deny handicapped people jobs? No I don't. A person doesn't choose their DNA any more than they choose to have an accident (alt...Jump to post
My understanding is that separation is based on transponder reported altitudes, so the actual separation of, let's say 1000 feet is not a clear 1000 feet between all parts of an aircraft, but closer to 1000 ft from their centres (therefore 1000 ft separation between two A380s would be less separatio...Jump to post
All of you have it right. This is first, rather sad. A human being was killed doing something hundreds upon hundreds have done before & for the most part it's been safe, but it's always been dangerous. The huge danger sign in the picture clearly shows that the government there is asking people ...Jump to post
The percentage of drop outs, either because of pragnancy, incompetance or because they simply don´t like the work, is pretty constant and can just be factored in. True, however the same can be said about theft in a retail business. It is pretty constant and can be factored in. This doesn't mean you...Jump to post
ubeema wrote:I get reminded of that every time I lose arguments with my wife. Even worst now I lose arguments with 4 year old daughter.
Virtual737. No flaming necessary. You do have a point but Iberia and a small business are not comparable. Iberia decided to take a unnecessary and illegal shortcut and they got caught doing it. What makes IB management so scared of a pregnant woman? You kinda have to think that to take such extreme...Jump to post
"The arbitrator ultimately sided with the latter group, finding that "any aircraft" described in the expiration clause truly meant any aircraft, even if the type wasn't a part of American's fleet when the deal was reached." This seems to be the main clause at issue. Can't imagine...Jump to post
Trying to check a can of Foster's might have warranted an oversize or overweight charge.... ;) Nobody drinks Fosters here, haven't even seen it in any stores...I'm sorry, I need to say that Australian, I have never seen it at the bottle-o's or any pubs. As a Pom I am both entitled to have and clear...Jump to post
You're shortsighted analogy directly discusses only the short/medium term need for leave, but fails to see that once trained (and given the appropriate leave) that employee can have an entire mutli-year/decade career with the company. Pregnancy is a temporary situation. Ask your mother, and thankfu...Jump to post
anshabhi wrote:Why is this a news..?
in fact worldwide problem wherever white people are the majority. It's not just where white people are the majority, although admittedly that is the biggest case. I live in a foreign country, am white, and see pure racism against me every single day. It only seems to be called racism where white pe...Jump to post
There's another pretty obvious angle that people are ignoring amidst all the race hoopla. To me, this looks like a pretty simple case of celebrities acting like celebrities and being shocked at being treated like Joe Average. To be fair it is the "celebrities" themselves (or at least thei...Jump to post
Reminds me of one of the UK police reality TV series during which a thug (who also happened to be black) was caught bang to rights stealing. He shouted to the camera crew something along the lines of "they is arrestin' me coz I is black innit". Stamp out racism. There is no place for it. W...Jump to post
....and no, my comments are not for real. Apologies for me having one of my failed humour attempts :( It was not a failed attempt.....I found it quite funny. Thank you sir. No, National Express didn't exist in 1960. Might have been Eastern National though (probably a Bristol MW6G with ECW body), an...Jump to post
ei146 wrote:And unfortunately most of them seem to come form a certain Nation in Northern America. And this Nation is not Canada or Mexico.
Looking at the clothing being worn, I think they are British package tourists flying RyanAir out of Stansted. I can say this with some certainty, because I'm British. Are your comments for real? Btw 'Package holiday makers' are more inclined to fly Thomson or Thomas Cook rather than Ryanair (one wo...Jump to post
The US can do what they like with their gun laws. I'm not a citizen and I now rarely visit. However, when US citizens want to preach that in their opinion they are safer or feel better or feel bigger or whatever because of their rights under the 2nd amendment then perhaps they should also listen to ...Jump to post
I'm always intrigued when a US citizen gets anywhere close to the "ignorance of the law of a foreign country" argument. USA itself is a single country, but in reality it is not in terms of the law. Driving from Lake Havasu back to Las Vegas in the late 1990s I was stopped by police soon af...Jump to post
The cost of this incident is sunk. The cost of terminating the employee, litigating it, dealing with union protests or whatever... might be more trouble than it is worth to just keep the employee. It's not like there's value for shareholders in being punitive here. What a mess, though. Very good po...Jump to post
Why should the thread be locked? It's public info that he was a nonrev. Because more and more non-rev/employee violations are coming to light and PR teams don't like a bit. It's in the mainstream media (eg http://news.sky.com/story/flight-attendant-hit-brawling-man-on-the-head-with-bottle-court-hea...Jump to post
you are liable for every action of someone traveling with your benefits, they represent you. I'd be interested to see how that stands up in law. I'm not sure how one adult can be held responsible for the actions of another, especially if they were not physically present (not that I think that shoul...Jump to post
Are there any conditions in the contract of employment about the conduct of those using dependent passes and the possibility of disciplinary action on the actual employee for something not directly in their control? The passenger is 23 years old and well past the age of being criminally responsible....Jump to post
What I would like to know is... what is a real GROSS pay amount for one of these staff? I've seen "take home" pay described as around £1000 (why did you accept a job in London even 6 years ago for that rate?). I would like to see this gross figure with all payments included for an average...Jump to post
Bad idea. I don't want to be the ass who says he deserved it, but I do think he ought to have been wiser... Agreed. However, should have known better and he deserved it are 2 completely different things. Yes, he should have been more careful, but to say he deserved it is basically saying the thieve...Jump to post
Why the fixation on the amount of cash? Many people do not lead the "normal" lives that you lead. I do not have a bank account in the country I reside in. Opening one is a right royal pain in the rear and I just do not trust banks here anyway (Cyprus anybody? this place is potentially wors...Jump to post
CARST wrote:Why have 4k cash with you? For which reason? Even if you tip a lot, you probably need a few hundred in cash, not 4k. It's just not smart in these days. And we don't need to go into the favelas of Rio to know this.
CARST wrote:Carrying so much cash with you is highly stupid and dangerous. I hope he doesn't get a penny back...
PEK777 wrote:Why was the employee showing his girlfriend? Is this allowed by company policy? Why wasn't he doing his job? UNACCEPTABLE
You can move around with your Data on an encrypted storage. SSD drive, or memory stick or something similar. You can set up systems were removal of that encrypted storage will remove the traces of that storage, for example all programs you run are situated on that removable storage. I have a device...Jump to post
Just received an email from them: If you are planning to travel to the US in the near future, we wanted to let you know that you can now take all your electronic devices on board our US flights from Abu Dhabi. The US Immigration facility at Abu Dhabi Airport not only enables you to clear US immigrat...Jump to post
For those suggesting that those who signed up for a job should never be allowed to strike or just simply be sacked - see this brief wikipedia article about the strike which started in Bow in East London 129 years ago today. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_matchgirls_strike_of_1888 Yep, unions ...Jump to post
So much hate for striking crew on this thread, we get you're all the big chief armchair CEOs of Buttercup Airways et al....no need to go on about how superior you are to everybody else, we've all heard it a thousand times before, we understand the fact these Cabin Crew can't afford to eat doesn't c...Jump to post
Would you accept that? Unions exist to prevent employers taking the **** and while Unite gets too left wing for me, never lose sight of the good they have done. For example, take union free Qatar, is that an employment model you'd want for your kids? They already did accept that, when they took the...Jump to post
Pressure? Fear of losing your job? Pressure from who? BA? Did be pressgang them into working for BA? Fear of losing their job? At the time of signing they weren't BA employees so it wasn't a BA job they were losing. Isn't that between them and their previous employer? I might be missing something, ...Jump to post