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  1. Hey Kip, it's been a while. This is going to be a bit of a threadjack but what the hell. It's always amusing for me to read people's take on this stuff and their perception of history, and Johnny's is not even close. I can answer this one definitively for you. When WestJet started, grooming was part of the flight attendant job description. Full stop. There was no pilot or "voluntary" grooming it was just the flight attendants. There certainly was no culture of "we are all equal" in fact back then the pilots were all considered management. None of the original flight attendants,
  2. All of which has absolutely nothing to do with the topic of this thread or my post. Unless of course you're trying to promote the fantasy that this individual was fired for not buying into the culture.
  3. That is one steaming heap of crap right there. Since you don't know even half the story you'd be much better off keeping your opinions private. It will save you from looking really foolish when all is said and done.
  4. Dave: This is a sad embarrassment. The Gittel's of the world are all around us. Deal with it openly, as did we years ago. Let Them accuse us of harassment. It'll go away fast!


  5. I guarantee you won't be getting an apology. You disappoint me.
  6. That's a pretty vile statement John. There isn't a pilot, or any employee at WestJet for that matter, that has friends high enough to protect them from a sexual harassment charge. I'd expect better from you.
  7. Pretty exciting time for you inchman. Being the front runner on a brand new type is pretty cool, somewhat less so when the inevitable teething problems happen but still a once in a lifetime experience for most of us. I've had a couple of tours of the 87 and I have to say, the front office looks like an awesome place to work. Enjoy the ride. Dave
  8. Really John? Employee engagement has been a cornerstone at WestJet since day one and I'm pretty sure you know that. If anything, the failure of the last TA has made senior management a bit more sensitive to the issue but it certainly has nothing to do with the WPPA.
  9. Mitch, I checked the plot, she is in excellent hands. Left on time too.
  10. Mitch, I recently stumbled on a new TV series called Wonders of the Universe (on Oasis HD) with Dr. Brian Cox. Cox is a British physicist/chemist, a brilliant mind and eloquent speaker. If you haven't already, check it out. In the first episode I saw he explained the creation of the universe and everything in it in a such simple terms that even I could understand it. In the second episode he explained gravity and the third, time. Absolutely mind boggling and spectacular cinematography.
  11. Funny, I remember that story too... That's a triple whammy Mitch. Always liked Lazy, huge Bonamassa fan and anything with nasty Hammond organ in it gets me going. This is my favourite Bonamassa tune and video right now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0lIZHspjXU
  12. CAT3DUAL, Chill dude. There is no proposal before the pilots, no vote pending so nothing to “unduly influence”. This a dialog, a post mortem if you will. I’m really trying to understand what happened. Bonhomme, Do I still feel WestJet puts employees first? Unequivocally, yes. I see examples of it regularly. I will come back to your point about erosion of culture. boestar, Uncommon common sense. Duster, Some of us are not welcome there. hammerhead, Here is the crux of the issue in my view and if we want to talk about the erosion of culture that Bonhomme brought up, let’s start right here.
  13. I guess I’m not done. Seeker, I guess I should have added one of these or these too, obviously I don’t think you are rubbing your hands together in glee. I was trading on some of our previous duels and it was a lame attempt at humour that obviously missed the mark. My sincere apologies if I have offended. Bonhomme, I think I understand very well how those “less fortunate” than me feel and I genuinely believe I am looking out for their future. I am not just looking at these next five years, I’m looking 5 or ten years beyond that. We are facing some really significant challenges. We are goi
  14. This will really be my last word on the subject. Parakeet, I used to go on the WJPA forum occasionally, mostly to address technical questions or procedural stuff that came up. A few years ago I tried to log on and couldn’t get access, when I enquired about it I was told that it had been decided “management” pilots couldn’t have access (openness and transparency is a two way street BTW). So this is the only avenue I have left. You don’t like what I have to say? That’s okay, I still stand behind my words. toga, geez DUSTER, thinair and all those of you who have PM’d me, thanks for your sentime