Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Penny wise pound foolish..

Nowhere else will one be able to find a true example of the above statement "Penny wise Pound Foolish".

Our great leader Rahul Baba travels by Shatabdi to save the government some Rs 20546 odd (Now don't ask me how I come up with these numbers !! But trust me its probably thereabouts in range).

Some children throw stones at the train, which is a common happening in India across the country and I don't remember the railways ever taking note of this.

Now the government will spend Crores worth in investigating who threw the stones and if there was any terrorist organisation involved in the act. Probably the security level will also be upgraded and will become from Z+++ to ZZZZZZ++++, which may cost the country some more money (Yawn !! I am sleepy looking at the number of Z's).

My simple question here is WHY THE HELL DID HE WANT TO SAVE Rs.20546 !! Can someone please explain !

Friday, September 11, 2009

Unprofessional employees

I am appalled by the behavior of the jet pilots.

Normally I always believe that most of the companies will not care about their employees as soon as the tide turns negative and all talks about the company being a family will be tossed out of the window. We saw that on display recently. No company will ask its investors who have made super normal profit during good times, to fund the salaries of its employees during a rough patch and when I say most companies I mean practically 90%. So when I make this comment about the employees this time around, I think they have crossed the limit.

I think the employees (pilots) of Jet don't deserve any sympathy for calling in sick and inconveniencing thousands of passengers, who finally pay their salaries. This is the worst display of unprofessional attitude that any employee of an organisation can display towards its customers and I hope that Jet airways has the guts to terminate all such employees who have taken leave on a false pretext.

I definitely do not believe any more that Jet Airways can deliver on its promise of customer satisfaction, as its employees are just not interested in the problems of the customer and any compromise with this unprofessional bunch does not solve the problem for future.

I also wish that all these pilots are blacklisted and not hired by any airline company in the country so that we are sure that the other airlines are not being run by a similar set of unprofessional people who will leave you stranded midway if it suited them. In any case there is no dearth of pilots in this country, I am told that there are more than 3000 + pilots looking for a job in these recessionary times, one can easily tap them and get them trained to fill the vacancy.

I definitely am going to move on from Jet Airways and will only fly when it is the last option available.

I hope the HR teams of the airline companies and their management have the guts to take a bold step and ensure that its customers are not exposed to the blackmailing tactics of such employees.