Cranky on the Web (February 27 – March 2)

Accidents/Incidents, United

It’s Not Actually News When a Plane’s Landing Gear Doesn’t Go DownConde Nast Daily Traveler
A United Express flight had its nose gear fail to extend earlier this week. This shouldn’t be news.

In the Trenches: Defining RolesIntuit Small Business Blog
Trying to define roles in a small business is tougher than it might seem.

Many cities lose out in Southwest-AirTran mergerUSA Today
I was interviewed about the loss of service from Southwest in smaller cities.

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6 comments on “Cranky on the Web (February 27 – March 2)

  1. It would be interesting to know those statistics. Nose Gear Malfunctions, as you put it. I’ve flown for almost thirty years as a flight attendant and have only once had this issue. That’s approximately over 10 THOUSAND flights in my career. Also, it seems to be an issue with commuter aircraft, more then larger jets. ie. Jetblue.

  2. Did the Saturday posting now move to Fridday morning? I came here Sunday to see if there was ever a Saturday posting and see it before the normal Friday posting. Did leap year mess up the wordpress calendar……lol

  3. In todays smart phone instant media access world, everything is made a big deal. The JetBlue in L.A. live news coverage is a good example to at least show when the event does seem dangerous and life threating, it can end ok with no drama.

    I think I would really be mad at someone who sent me a text saying “I’m about to die in a plane crash” and then a few minutes later text “Never mind, I’m in the airport at Starbucks”

  4. The problem with small business is you have to do all the planning yourself and are the biggest risk taken in the company since it’s your company.

    Maybe the way to go is to take a big company’s employee hand book and taylor it down to a small business level. My big company doesn’t define each workers job duties. It’s actually the indiviual workers that makes things run smoothly.

    When I worked in the office I swear out of 70 people only five of us would open a cabinet in the kitchen, take out a new roll or paper towels, tear off the plastic, and replace the empty roll. Or put more paper in the copy machines, fax machines, etc. It’s hiring people who know everyone needs to work together to keep things moving along and if you have to dump your own waste bin, put a new ink cartridge in, or bend over and pick something up off the floor, it won’t kill you.

    You just need to set the tone on how things will be when hiring someone by saying no one has a set job duty and it’s everyone pulling together that makes things work.

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