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Ryanair Punishes Pilot by Sending Him to Lithuania

You are likely aware of Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary’s occasional pronouncements about his staff, not least of which was a recent suggestion that a 737 only needs one pilot, while a trained flight attendant could help out in a pinch.  Whatever.

In response, a Ryanair pilot sent a letter to the Financial Times suggesting that the CEO of the company be replaced with a  “probationary cabin crew member currently earning about €13,200 net a year”.  There ya go.

In response, the airline has transferred the pilot, an American named Morgan Fischer, from his cushy base in Marseilles, France, to the hinterlands of Kaunas, Lithuania.  After his base was closed, other pilots were offered spots in Spain, France and Italy.  However, the pilot believes that because of the letter he wrote he was only offered a spot in Lithuania.  In response Fischer quit, saying he would rather return to the US and work for an American company.

And that is why you don’t say mean things about your boss in the newspaper.

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  1. Coming from an American also employed with a European Airline..I’d say he made a wise choice.

  2. I’d say that is why you DO say things about your boss in the newspaper. O’Leary is a complete a$$hole.

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