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11 hours ago, Non-Believer said:

For the salaries that some of these people are undoubtedly on, they should be on call 24/7. Like many other salaried workers in this world.

Unlike you to post stupid comments... why should salaried workers be on call 24/7?

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You're having a laugh! Because bad organisation always starts at the top. IOMG is the epitome of the expression "over managed and under led" and that's how they like it....

Blowing in the wind by now, Gladys. Along with any other truths about what goes on over here half the time, due to a total culture of unaccountability and responsibility within certainly, the upp

Contacts within the airport tell me that the director has issued an email to all airport staff basically exonerating the management team of any responsibility and slapping the blame firmly on Aurigny.

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10 minutes ago, Neil Down said:

Unlike you to post stupid comments... why should salaried workers be on call 24/7?

Rather depends on job description and T&C. But if you work in a service like ports, airports, police, hospital, emergency services you’ll not only have shifts you’ll also be on call.

 

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Most "salaried" jobs I have had the t&cs state your normal hours of work but also say you may be required to work outside of these hours if required by the exigencies of the job. 

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36 minutes ago, Neil Down said:

Unlike you to post stupid comments... why should salaried workers be on call 24/7?

Very often part of of the T+Cs in my experience? Though admittedly within the private sector.

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Don’t know what the arrangements are currently but in “the old days” either the Airport Director or Operations Manager were on duty standby and available on call 24/7.  

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Airport has just remembered its FB page. My emphasis added. The get out clause 

GA Aircraft may now take advantage of the Guernsey Air Bridge further information is available at https://covid19.gov.im/general-information/private-vessels-and-aircrafts/.  Additionally, any GA Aircraft intending to land anywhere on the Island that is arriving from outside the 12nm Territorial Limit is required to land at Ronaldsway IOM Airport (during normal opening hours), and clear all relevant Border Entry procedures before continuing on to their destination.  Charges for landing in order to clear border controls will be waived providing the aircraft departs the Airport within 1 hour of arrival.

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2 hours ago, John Wright said:

Airport has just remembered its FB page. My emphasis added. The get out clause 

GA Aircraft may now take advantage of the Guernsey Air Bridge further information is available at https://covid19.gov.im/general-information/private-vessels-and-aircrafts/.  Additionally, any GA Aircraft intending to land anywhere on the Island that is arriving from outside the 12nm Territorial Limit is required to land at Ronaldsway IOM Airport (during normal opening hours), and clear all relevant Border Entry procedures before continuing on to their destination.  Charges for landing in order to clear border controls will be waived providing the aircraft departs the Airport within 1 hour of arrival.

Yes this ended in a row as well, where if I am reliably informed, the owner of a light aircraft was cleared by the relevant government departments to depart for Guernsey, but was prevented from doing so by the airport as he didn't hold an AOC ! WTF an AOC has to do with the virus is beyond me !

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8 hours ago, Cypman said:

Don’t know what the arrangements are currently but in “the old days” either the Airport Director or Operations Manager were on duty standby and available on call 24/7.  

Someone should be. But they need time off. The Chief Constable is technically permanently on duty.

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1 hour ago, Derek Flint said:

Someone should be. But they need time off. The Chief Constable is technically permanently on duty.

Everyone needs time off, that is why you have deputies and assistants.  

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11 hours ago, Gladys said:

Everyone needs time off, that is why you have deputies and assistants.  

How often previously might they have actually been called upon to work unusual hours, too?

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1 hour ago, Non-Believer said:

How often previously might they have actually been called upon to work unusual hours, too?

Lewis Hamilton. Every time EasyJet landed and departed late outside normal hours, and particularly three at once.. Flybe planes from Manchester or Liverpool being delayed in the evening.

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2 minutes ago, John Wright said:

Lewis Hamilton. Every time EasyJet landed and departed late outside normal hours, and particularly three at once.. Flybe planes from Manchester or Liverpool being delayed in the evening.

So extraordinary hours working isn't an unusual occurrence then and we could reasonably assume that the management is structured to accommodate and accustomed to it?

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7 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

So extraordinary hours working isn't an unusual occurrence then and we could reasonably assume that the management is structured to accommodate and accustomed to it?

Apart from Hamilton it’s normally tagged on to the end of an existing shift/opening hours. Hamilton was preebooked.

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When an organisation is running a vastly reduced service, torpor can set in.  What strikes me is the complete lack of leadership displayed by persons who in times past would seize the opportunity to get their profile in the press - of cause this would usually be in response to more positive situations, however, real leadership should deal with negative aspects in a timely and transparent fashion. These people are well paid and have to be accountable.

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