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Farquaad fiddled while OneSky burned

Vinny

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[FONT=&quot]On Friday April 15 in Bangkok the Thai festival of Songkran http://www.bangkok.com/information-festivals/songkran.htm# was winding down, while in Cleveland Ricci[FONT=&quot]'[/FONT]s henchmen were calling 40 recently recalled pilots to furlough them again and turn their lives upside down. But amid the revelry and street parties that shut Thailand down each year, Ricci was unconcerned. After all, he was in the midst of a worldwide tour in his new Gulfstream V and Bangkok[FONT=&quot]'[/FONT]s ubiquitous Ladyboys were eager to entertain him. He had only brought these pilots back from furlough as part of an effort to reduce the pool of eligible yes votes in the recent representation election and with peak travel over for the year he no longer needed them. When Ricci doesn[FONT=&quot]'[/FONT]t need something anymore he rids himself of it. Pish Posh![/FONT][FONT=&quot]
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[FONT=&quot]Besides, he had set it up so the union would take the blame. But, so far from home and with the Ladyboys distracting him, he could hardly be aware of the events that were unfurling 8600 miles away in Cleveland. You see his MO was getting stale and the pilots were on to him. When faced with a problem, in what had become an increasingly obvious pattern, he would deliver an ultimatum to the union and he would make it something he knew they would reject. In the case of the Hawker displacement it was pay protection for junior pilots, during the abortive CitationAir acquisition it was violating McCaskill/Bond, now it was a unilaterally structured voluntarily separation agreement. He knew, going in, the union would insist on negotiating with him and reject his ultimatum. So on Friday, as instructed, his accomplices let it slip as they made their calls, [FONT=&quot]"[/FONT]We don[FONT=&quot]'[/FONT]t have to furlough at Flex, because they have a voluntarily separation agreement.[FONT=&quot]"[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=&quot]
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[FONT=&quot]It would have been brilliant if we hadn[FONT=&quot]'[/FONT]t seen it all before.[/FONT]
 
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It would not ever have been brilliant. It would have been, it is and ever shall be, soulless.
 

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[FONT=&quot]On Friday April 15 in Bangkok the Thai festival of Songkran http://www.bangkok.com/information-festivals/songkran.htm# was winding down, while in Cleveland Ricci[FONT=&quot]'[/FONT]s henchmen were calling 40 recently recalled pilots to furlough them again and turn their lives upside down. But amid the revelry and street parties that shut Thailand down each year, Ricci was unconcerned. After all, he was in the midst of a worldwide tour in his new Gulfstream V and Bangkok[FONT=&quot]'[/FONT]s ubiquitous Ladyboys were eager to entertain him. He had only brought these pilots back from furlough as part of an effort to reduce the pool of eligible yes votes in the recent representation election and with peak travel over for the year he no longer needed them. When Ricci doesn[FONT=&quot]'[/FONT]t need something anymore he rids himself of it. Pish Posh![/FONT][FONT=&quot]
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[FONT=&quot]Besides, he had set it up so the union would take the blame. But, so far from home and with the Ladyboys distracting him, he could hardly be aware of the events that were unfurling 8600 miles away in Cleveland. You see his MO was getting stale and the pilots were on to him. When faced with a problem, in what had become an increasingly obvious pattern, he would deliver an ultimatum to the union and he would make it something he knew they would reject. In the case of the Hawker displacement it was pay protection for junior pilots, during the abortive CitationAir acquisition it was violating McCaskill/Bond, now it was a unilaterally structured voluntarily separation agreement. He knew, going in, the union would insist on negotiating with him and reject his ultimatum. So on Friday, as instructed, his accomplices let it slip as they made their calls, [FONT=&quot]"[/FONT]We don[FONT=&quot]'[/FONT]t have to furlough at Flex, because they have a voluntarily separation agreement.[FONT=&quot]"[/FONT][/FONT][FONT=&quot]
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[FONT=&quot]It would have been brilliant if we hadn[FONT=&quot]'[/FONT]t seen it all before.[/FONT]


F'ng Classic!!!
 

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Interesting concept Vint

Hmmm, pretty sure you got his name wrong, but attempting to use someone's real name is a tos violation. Mods?
 

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Hmmm, pretty sure you got his name wrong, but attempting to use someone's real name is a tos violation. Mods?

Thank God you're here to keep me in line! I truly appreciate it. Where would this forum be without you!
 
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doh

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I'm not here to keep you in line. You can't fix stupid.
 

GlorifiedCabbie

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Voluntary separation agreement? I know pilots that would have taken it but, The deal this time wasn't event the same as they offered previously to the FO pilots. So I understand that there were Flex pilots that took the substandard deal. Didn't they know what the previous deal for VSP was? They just sold themselves short.
 

FR8DOG777

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Interesting concept Vin

How's that? Short for "Vinny" of course


So..........work at Ford and Harrison for very long? I bet you have better pay, retirement, and QOL than the hard working pilots at both companies. Welcome to the discussion Mr. 4 poster
 

BlueNose

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C'mon, sing along now...

Everything is awesome, everything is cool when your part of Kenn's team
Everything is awesome, when you're living Kenn's dream

KR says so himself:
- You have a managers who trust, who are willing to admit when they're wrong and defend everything they do.
- You have an unlimited meal allowance.
- You have all the input on where you want to stay (for the most part).

http://ibmag.com/Main/Archive/2013_Best_Places_to_Work_Life_Lessons_From_Kenneth_12434.aspx

You all obviously just aren't prone to trust. Bet you didn't even complete your last annual review.
 

shanes123

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Who votes on these things????? Let's ask the OCC, Mechanics, dispatchers, flight Attendants all of who haven't had a pay raise in 15 years where their moral is at? Let's poll the RIF pilots and the ones that have been furloughed again and again what they think. Actually the only group in this company that has received any kind of pay raise is the pilots. And that was cause of the contract. Can you imagine how low our pay would be without it? We would have Gulftream captains making 50k a year.
 
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