Qantas pilots want spas, massages, facials included in work entitlements

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/mo...t-class-luxuries/story-fn7x8me2-1226110441970

    In the first industrial action in 40 years, the captains and first officers are making announcements to passengers over their concerns about what they claim is the possible outsourcing of a proportion of Qantas pilot jobs, should the airline set up a subsidiary in Asia.

    But their claim as part of the enterprise bargaining agreement also includes a demand that pilots on duty get discounted access to Qantas first-class lounges, where extra personal services are available.

    Australian and International Pilots Association vice-president Captain Richard Woodward said the issue of Qantas pilots flying passengers who had booked a Qantas ticket was paramount.

    Read More: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/mo...t-class-luxuries/story-fn7x8me2-1226110441970
     
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    If this article is trustworthy, the pilots demands are outrageous and they come across as spoiled children. :eek:
     
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    Have to agree if this is true it truly does seem ridiculous just like the last one I read where the pilots wanted family members travelling with them to be in the first class cabin.
     
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    Maybe these pilots also want the special CX Pilot perk from Qantas FA's...???

    :eek:
     
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    Have you seen some of the Qantas FA's? :)
     
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    I want spa access!
    I want free flights!
    I want free flights for my family in First!
    I want Free flights for all my friends in First Class!
    I want access to the FLounge!
    I want!
    I Want!
    I WANT!!!

    Gimme a break. All this sounds like a little kid running around and screaming, because Mummy didn't want to buy them a chocolate or something. If this was any other workforce, in any other country, they would be fired and replaced with people who want to work and are willing to work hard.

    Seriously people, I want FLounge access to, but if I go on strike because I don't get it, no-one will care!
     
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    It does sound pretty close to that :)
     
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    My 6 year old whines and complains less than these guys!
     
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    Pilots are known to suffer from Prima Donna complex.... guess this is case in point...?
     
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    You should see the complex that fighter pilots have .....ubersomething......complex
     
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    Surgeons are also known to have similar issues...
     
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    On a related note... if you look at many of the protests going on in Europe, I kind of relate that to the above noted I WANT I WANT I WANT concept. Im getting a little worried about this idea that we all want and demand lots of nice things but dont really want to work or earn them..... In my view this is a rather troubling concept... :mad:
     
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    Agree. The reality of no one owes you anything needs to sink in. You want it, work hard and go get it!
     
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    Indeed... I dont know where this rebirth of wanna-be Socialism is coming from.... its scary.
     
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