Thought for the day….’ When one door closes, another door opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully at the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us” Alexander Graham Bell.
I used to fly a lot with Norwegian Airline. In the beginning they were reliable and good, but recently have decided to outsource their cabin crews. Just before Christmas they made their Swedish-based staff redundant but the staff were able to continue to work via an employment agency (albeit with worse working conditions). Redundancy must have been a lovely Christmas present from the company to its staff. Not only that, but the airline is crewing its new long-haul flights with Thai staff, presumably because it is a lot cheaper. The same thing happened onboard ships earlier, the end result being that jobs are lost in many countries when the workers are replaced by cheaper foreign crews. So now Norwegian Airline is at it too. So from now on I will try and avoid flying with Norwegian Airlines. Companies that treat staff like this do not deserve support.
Looking almost like a painting in the soft light of evening, the photo today is from Spotswood in the Canterbury region of New Zealand. This area is a big sheep farming area, although vineyards are also becoming popular as well. Just crossing the lower part of the picture is the main north-south railway line which nowadays only sees one passenger train a day during the summer months, as well as regular freight trains.
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