|Quoting Zvezda (Reply 8):|
No!!! Xmas is offensive to many non-Christians. Prosletizing on the job (or at any time while in uniform is unacceptable).
How is that proselytizing? According to Merriam-Websters the definition as is follows:
Main Entry: pros·e·ly·tize
Inflected Form(s): -tized; -tiz·ing
1 : to induce someone to convert to one's faith
2 : to recruit someone to join one's party, institution, or cause
transitive senses : to recruit or convert especially to a new faith, institution, or cause
- pros·e·ly·ti·za·tion /"prä-s(&-)l&-t&-'zA-sh&n, "prä-s&-"lI-t&-/ noun
You are way off on this one guy. Christmas is offensive to many people? Yea SO what! Many things people do or say around me I think is offensive, but it happens and that's called life, its not always fair or happily ever after.
|Quoting LPLAspotter (Reply 10):|
I'll agree that it's hard to have a good attitude when you never know if you will have a job the next day.
Imagine if we all sat down for a moment and realized that we never know if we are even going to wake up the next day. I've had jobs end and I've been laid off from jobs it sucks but just like any other major event in life, you go on, one day at a time.
|Quoting YOWza (Reply 18):|
The fact is an FA should not be wearing anything on his/her uniform that is not issued by the airline they fly for period. Christian symbol or not. It's an issue of decorum, something a lot of US carriers need to learn.
I used to see a lot of F/A's wearing ribbons for different reasons on their lapels, what is wrong with this? They are supporting a cause and showing the support they bring to it. Hell if I was an F/A..I'd surely like to wear a certain button that was given to me by a pilot in 1999, it had a white background and in black letters across it was the name "Lorenzo" and in red was a circle with a slash across it! A wreath pin- so what? Its meant to remind people of good times coming up and reasons to be upbeat while dealing with the ups and downs of air travel which I think we can all agree equally that is demanding at times.
|Quoting Xkorpyoh (Reply 20):|
About the uniforms, makes me think of the "Southwest effect", in this case, in appareance. I was in shock the first time i flew WN and saw the shorts and t-shirts as uniform. IF other airlines are using WN as benchmark to lower costs and standarize a "low cost" service, then we get an idea where the standards of appearence are going.
I work on a loading dock of a catering company, I am not a caterer but a security "coordinator" (yea yea yea its dumb lol) who checks out all the equipment boarded onto aircraft, in the summer it can be pretty hot and steamy here in CVG
. The caterers are allowed to wear shorts, however since we the security people are to look "professional" we are required to wear stifling pants all summer long, that can be a bitch in mid July and late august and surely affect your work performance! Hell even postmen are allowed to wear shorts, and we are mostly on the dock sometimes on the field breaking the seals on the catering trucks so we are mostly out the publics view anyway and when they do see us I'm sure they have no idea what we are doing, I'm not sure even the DL
rampers know what we are doing out there exactly. Dress for the occasion and dress comfortably is what I say. Praise workplaces that make this possible.
|Quoting FL1TPA (Reply 27):|
Oh, and I don't buy the argument that F/As and Pilots only have one skill set and that's all they know how to do; that's crap in a hat.
I like that!
Your perception or mine maybe our reality but rarely is it "the" reality.
a quote-Perception is reality
no it is nothing untill you know the whole story.
|Quoting Zvezda (Reply 51):|
I don't believe passengers should have to worry how to evacuate the FAs in the event of an emergency.
Most pax I see when I fly don't even pay attention and when it came to crunch time I bet you they would be more likely to have trouble getting out of the aircraft than any F/A.
|Quoting Semsem (Reply 56):|
It was caused by pilot error. I prefer a good trained pilot over a crew with nice hair.
Just because it was ruled pilot error, and the pilot did commit an error doesn't mean him or the entire crew was not properly trained. Not sure if that was what you were getting at but that's how I took it.
There has been alot of talk about how F/A's are better if they are younger and more attractive and slender, what ever else you may throw in. But let me tell you something I'm 24 and I'll tell you straight out, alot of young people just suck! Attitudes, work ethics if they have them, and the reason for this is because they see what they do and no one calls them out on it. I've met some very nice looking girls in clubs and through work and around the airport but once you get past the nice face, they are usually self-centered and uncaring about anyone but themselves. It makes me sick to see girls (especially little ones) wearing rediculous t-shirts saying things like "princess". I would much rather deal with older people in almost any situation especially a business setting, than a young person as the older folks are from a generation when manners were taught and used and expected. Where you were to respect someone just for being a stranger, before you even spoke a word to them. I think most of the young kids today have lost that and it will only get worse as they have children and do not teach thier children these important manners. Sry bout the rant.
They don't call em' emergencies anymore. They call em' Patronies.