Qantas to axe another 1,000 jobs: report

Discussion in 'Qantas Frequent Flyer Program' started by Yada Yada, May 18, 2006.

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  1. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    Maintenance staff will probably breathe a sigh of relief!
     

  2. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    20% is fairly significant - outsourced calls to India anyone?
     
  3. NM

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    How much "management, support and administration" fit into the scope of an off-shore call centre?

    I also which 20% of the executive management team is included in the 1000 positions?
     
  4. Reggie

    Reggie Established Member

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    They'll probably get rid of the frequent flyer call centre. If there are no award flights available, why have a help line. Also why help ff'ers get those missing points, they may actually want to use them at some stage
     
  5. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    20%!

    Clearly CEO, CFO, COO, CIO etc are all very important so they must be excluded. Then we find 20% of the rest of the executive is 2.9 people, which must get rounded down to 2. One of which is already on leave and the other is near retirement so that leaves, well 0. But it really is 20% - have to lead by example!
     
  6. Nobby

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    Often with these kinds of this it's "middle management" that gets most of the cuts, making the organisation "flatter". The idea being that the top guys are indisposable because of their vision and leadership, and the bottom guys are indisposable because without "grunts" there's no one to get things done. So they often find that there are layers of middle management that aren't necessary, and consolidate
     
  7. serfty

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    Qantas union could strike over cuts
     
  8. jakeseven7

    jakeseven7 Active Member

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    yawn what else is new!

    sometimes i feel a little sorry for Qantas, under the microscope 24/7. a company associated with mine just announced internally it would do the same to twice as many employees (and this has occured for about 2 years running) and didn't even make the papers.
     
  9. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    They can easily achieve the same savings by getting rid of only 3 positions, CEO, CFO, CIO. The only thing Geoff Dixon does well is look for ways to get rid of workers so he can increase the size of his Christmas bonus.

    The board of directors can still make any key decisions and middle management can ensure that any directives issued by the directors is carried out by the employees.
     
  10. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    aint that the truth - some companies the media love to bag while others just slip under the radar
     
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