Comments on: Tears, threats, triumph in Jet Airways layoff drama http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Kapil P http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/comment-page-1/#comment-2303 Thu, 30 Oct 2008 18:00:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/#comment-2303 As a potential shareholder, the best course would have been to give a reasonable severance package to the employees but do whats required to manage costs. Otherwise, the company could go in a downward spiral with higher personnel costs leading to higher operational costs leading to higher ticket fares and as a result less passengers.

This decision makes me not want to be an investor in such a company.

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By: Shrivathsan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/comment-page-1/#comment-2237 Fri, 24 Oct 2008 11:53:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/#comment-2237 Pretty faces wins the race !!! Guy why dont you do the same thing for 2500 employees of lehman bros in India and 1000’s of others losing job in the global meltdown. Politician fight for media friendly faces to leverage votes. If the parties were so concerned about this flamboyant chikini babes, then they should have created jobs for them in maharashtra electricity or water boards…

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By: Siddharth http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/comment-page-1/#comment-2197 Sun, 19 Oct 2008 19:59:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/#comment-2197 The majority of the people only influenced by TV coverage and white skinned babies crying for their jobs but no body talks when a big giant mnc acquires a big land from thousands farmers whose ancestoral way of life (agriculture not agribusiness) destroyed without no job guaruntee and at a price much below the market price.

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By: Raju Cherian http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/comment-page-1/#comment-2196 Sun, 19 Oct 2008 11:27:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/#comment-2196 Afterall who cares about Jet, This is owned by Davood and Naresh is his proxy. I have not much sympathy with employees as well, they got this job because of their fair complexion and glamour and I dont think majority of Indians have any chance to get jobs like this because of the colour of their skin and the racisism in India against the brown skinned ones.

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By: Nikhil Sharma http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/comment-page-1/#comment-2192 Sat, 18 Oct 2008 22:51:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/#comment-2192 To those talking about this episode ‘threatening investment in India’. Seriously?

It is like people were claiming how the Singur episode would threaten investment in India. Companies know the risk when they enter a region, and they still come because they need the money. Claiming that such episodes threaten investment is just dumb and unrealistic.

India isn’t Pakistan that countries would just throw up their hands in the air and say, “Oh screw this. Forget billions we would make or save entering the Indian market in the future. Let’s just leave and never come back.”. That’s stupid and won’t hapen ever.

Also, just because the previous generation and people in the west like to bend over as the companies fire them to save money, doesn’t mean that next gen has to do the same. When you say ‘times are changing’, this is pretty much part of that change. Live with it and stop your whining.

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By: asterix117 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/comment-page-1/#comment-2191 Sat, 18 Oct 2008 19:00:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/#comment-2191 Well I guess Mr. Goyal’s and Mr. Mallaya’s personal expenses for a month exceed the combined salaries of all the retrnched workers. If situation is so bad why dont these people start travelling in economy class, give up their personal yatchs, cut salaries of executives and managers. If all these means have alredy been used, then only Jet should have laid off employees. We have increasingly been adopting a system where we snatch bite out the mouth of the weakest one before the richest loose their extra wealth. Though I hate MNS for its regional leanings but it alone had the guts to come out openly against Jet. Not forgetting that the lay offs were illegal. Companies exist for the welfare of people and in good times you are taught that one should be loyal and dedicated towards your organisation. Yet in bad times you are the first one to be thrown out. I sincerely hope that thsi dog eats dog cpitalism does not plague our economy and minds of people. Those extra smart people who think they are secure should think again. Maybe the next axe falls on your neck all of a sudden, one morning you get up with a phone call informing you that you are fired.

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By: ramrajya http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/comment-page-1/#comment-2189 Sat, 18 Oct 2008 18:29:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/#comment-2189 Jet has acted in immatured manner, would have averted the ruckus with politicians threatening, media sensationalising and young crew members baby crying (also Mr. Goyal not getting sleep, conscience etc.) Should have helped these young lads to secure a job in other sectors where they could be assets than a liability. After all aren’t BPO complaining of unemployable job aspirants.
On the other hand Govt. taxing heavily to those who are managing to earn a decent life. Yet giving free hand to big and small corrupt politicians/ govt. officials and businessmen dealing in parallel economy without creating a safety net for those , being taxed. Capitalism is OK,

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By: Mahesh Botre http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/comment-page-1/#comment-2188 Sat, 18 Oct 2008 18:26:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/#comment-2188 financial crunch would not happen immediately. Jet has shown a very unprofessional attitute with so called family members. There are many ways to handle such situations.People have their sentimentes and they are not machine that you could scarp them anytime.
Raj has done a great job supporting thise needy people on time and with positive frame of mind.

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By: jagdish http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/comment-page-1/#comment-2187 Sat, 18 Oct 2008 18:17:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/#comment-2187 This was the most humiliating situation for any business man who wants to do a fair business in india. Such gonda-raj politics can only scare any further investments in india. Airlines are suffering, and they are always looking for a reason to cut down cost or close down the airline. After such embarrasing media interview where Mr. Goyal had to swear by his mother, iam sure he may slowly start to close or sell the airline and this is certainly not good for the remaining employees some of whom have helped the airline start from the scratch. Really bad goverment politics .. Mr. Chidambaram and Mr. Deora here was a real chance to show you real Knowledge, politics and concern for the industries ….

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By: Sameer http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/comment-page-1/#comment-2184 Sat, 18 Oct 2008 11:31:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2008/10/17/tears-threats-triumph-in-jet-airways-layoff-drama/#comment-2184 This episode has shown that kids of today have not grown up. They still behave like school children, petualent, with no idea about harsh reality of real life. For them, life is one big party.

It will be interesting to do a survey and find out how many of these spoilt kids actually send money home. I have serious doubts!

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