Mark. First of all, there is a scarcity of jobs in the aviation industry so it's nigh on impossible for a pilot to move jobs other than to another industry, most likely on a significantly lower salary with a loss of ancillary benefits such as a pension.MarkF wrote:Nothing surprising in it, certainly nothing new, where as the "story", no maintenance isuues which I would have concerned me most. If that was investigative journalism at it's best then they had better hang on to their RA uniforms
I haven't noticed Jet2, Easyjet or Flybe staff taking any more notice of my passport than RA's.
Every business should, of course, comply with all H&E directives but then we would be up in arms because business's could not then possibly function like a consumer would wish.
The aircraft were sometimes dirty........big deal.
I think it's a great company, as a customer I think the other 3 carriers I mentioned are great too, I bet the shareholders think it's a great company also. Why denigrate it and it's boss.
The staff are unhappy, so what? Move jobs! Talk to staff at Tesco, B&Q or any other large corporation with lots of unskilled staff on low wages, the story will be just the same.
I'm surprised that you have no qualms about their training process. You do realise that CC are there primarily for your safety and not simply to doll out cans of coke and sandwiches? Their attitude to CRM was a joke - does it not bother you that none of the crew saw fit to mention the low slide bottle pressure on the emergency exit?
Who would you rather have evacuating the aircraft? Someone who's paid the company £1500.00 for their training where they have been coached to pass an exam (with an open book policy) or someone who's been taught properly and knows what they should be doing?
The whole Ryanair culture is shocking, particularly the culture of fear amongst the staff, regularly reinforced by demotions etc of any whistle blowers. The IAA cannot cope and O'Leary has no intention of allowing Ryanair to come under the auspices of the CAA because he knows that some of the barriers that are 'pushed' by the company would not be allowed by them.