Member since 22 Dec 2012
Total posts 12
Did anyone hear about this? Seems Qantas is copping a bit of heat for asking staff to volunteer their time (for free) over Christmas.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 344
It IS voluntary so its not like people who ARE supposed to work aren't getting paid. It's those who doesn't have to work that are being invited to volunteer. Of course, whether that results in a cut of paid staff is another debate but for now, no harm in this.
Member since 29 Jul 2014
Total posts 143
Do it for the sake of the Company , I don't think so.Change the Rules
Member since 13 Feb 2016
Total posts 40
If it’s he Execs, then it’s a good thing for them to be amongst customers, especially during the Christmas rush...
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 339
Member since 27 Jan 2016
Total posts 9
Here's a thought. Why not some of the executives act as volunteers? This will show Qantas' commitment to genuinely spreading the Christmas cheers.
Member since 10 May 2014
Total posts 83
Yes, unless we see Alan Joyce and the rest of the Senior Executive team out there every shift, every day, we know it is just garbage.
Member since 30 Nov 2018
Total posts 3
You’re union will have a field day on this one
Member since 08 Aug 2014
Total posts 6
QF just paid some 10 billion in tax for the first time in over a decade (or something like that), so as if adding irregular goodwill activities could be dubbed as cost cutting measures.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
I heard about Unions trying to make a mountain out of a molehill, this happens at almost every airline and I'd see it as a good thing for most frontline staff.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 04 Jul 2015
Total posts 21
Qantas are only doing what a number of large companies do over the Christmas break. Go into any Woolies or Coles (or BIG W or K-Mart) and you'll see loads of volunteers from their support offices working in store, filling shelves, bag packing, supporting customers. Support offices are quiet, stores are at their busiest. It makes sense.
Member since 29 Aug 2013
Total posts 33
It’s not volunteer for free, like some garbage pick up on a Saturday at the beach, it is volunteer your time instead of taking leave over the Xmas period. It has a two way benefit - more staff at the busy time of year at airports, and when it’s quiet in the office those normally on leave can save the leave up for other times in the year. Plus they are getting paid normal salary, it’s not free.
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