The hierarchies in our operations here are pretty flat. Sometimes Mike tells me what to do, sometimes I tell Mike what to do. But when I look at the stories from all my friends who work in “normal” companies, the tales of company-internal communication are enough to make your head spin and wonder how many companies out there manage to generate profits at the end of the day.
I think this flip side of the freedom of speech is as important as freedom of speech itself. At least I know a few people who would otherwise have to be stripped of their First Amendemt right, because it’s an ordeal to listen to them. And, after all, it’s exactly unpopular speech that needs protection.
I can neither confirm nor deny that this really goes on in aviation. Nor will we ever know if Julio ever got his raise but the ones of you who work in aviation every day might recognize this situation
Also, I want to remind our US readers to please get their Christmas shopping done early this year. It’s another reason why we’re giving a 20% discount on all available aviation comic books this week. (Remember to use the promo code “CHICKEN”).
There will be a 2 week break for us here at the US Online Shop but we won’t completely stop. All orders coming in during the first 2 weeks of December will all be sent out on December 14th so the should make it in time for Christmas Eve.
Our European shop will not be affected and continue normal operations.
Actually, a lot of problems *do* go away if you wait a little while. I use this tactic sometimes in real life, although it takes some kind of discernment to tell the appropriate cases from the inappropriate ones.
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I just wanted to remind everybody that there are only 2 days left until we pick a winner for the Photo Contest!
Another product idea for our a novelty item for our shop! Now we just have to work out if we should make them out of rubber or out of lead. Depends on your work environment, I suppose!
This is the follow up strip to the one we posted last Saturday. But I’m afraid we might have to end the story line here and not show you how Chuck actually flies. After all, we don’t want to upset your fragile and delicate minds!
Well, if they built parking brakes into these things, one wouldn’t have to bother with the chocks at all! Actually, I assume airliners do have hand brakes, otherwise how would they be able to pull off maneuvers like these here?
Well, well, I wonder if we get any hatemail about “demeaning pilots” with this strip! Or maybe feminist hatemail. That’d be a first! Although many a woman has commented privately that they think Sally is quite the sexist stereotype. (Well, then you try drawing a chicken that’s easily recognized as female). You’d be surprised about what goes on behind the scenes here sometimes. We’ve been thinking about creating a section with all the feedback that just makes you go “whu..?!?” here, but haven’t yet gotten around to it. (One more item for the never ending “nice to have” to-do-list).
We got a lot of feedback from professional or hobby mechanics about this strip. Though it’s not surprising, it’s definitely comforting to know that obviously everybody who ever wielded tools for a significant amount of time, has been in Chucks and in Julios place. Usually more often than once.
And let’s face it, no matter how great the feeling is when you’re smart, organized, concentrated and something works out perfectly according to plan, the times when it isn’t usually make much better stories!