Some companies or organizations require new employees to follow certain rituals. These initiation rites can be fun, difficult, and sometimes humiliating. No matter how hard the initiation is, the novices are supposed to endure the test. They have to prove that they have what it takes to be a part of the group.
However, these new employees have to consent to the practice. They have to be willing to undergo the rite because that’s what separates it from bullying or whatever form of oppression.
That is exactly what several flight attendants from Kunming Airlines in China wanted to point out. They are saying, “NO” to the airline’s unofficial tradition:
Forcing the flight attendants into cramped overhead luggage bins
For years, the male security officers have been stuffing flight attendants into the overhead luggage bins after completing their first 30-50 hours as a new employee.
Many of them fear that other flight attendants would defeat them;
hence, they went through the ritual against their will
Those who refused to undergo the ritual were labeled “asocial” and “cocky”.
The flight attendants filed complaints against the company, but their requests were ignored. They also said the company did not investigate the matter, and the ritual persisted for almost five years.
Recently, some of the flight attendants from the airline voiced their concerns on social media to stop the practice.
Their protest went viral over the internet
It was only then that the officials from Kunming Airlines finally gave an official statement.
The executives vehemently denied knowing about the unofficial tradition and of ever receiving complaints from flight attendants. They claimed the ritual was an individual act and that it transpired after the plane has landed. It neither affected the safety of the flight nor their customer services. The company also said they would educate the misbehaved employees to prevent its recurrence.
Other foreign airline companies allegedly observe this ritual
It has been viewed as a delightful trend for some time
As these couple of images show, some flight attendants were even smiling at the cameras while inside the overhead bins.
Chinese netizens agree, however, that the flight attendants have to consent to the practice; otherwise, it could be offensive indeed.
How about you? What can you say about this matter? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
Man Pronounced Dead Wakes Up Minutes Before His Autopsy
He woke up just in time! Creepy!
An Indian man declared dead came back to life just a few minutes before his post-mortem examination was supposed to be conducted.
The homeless man identified as Prakash was found unconscious at a bus stop in Mumbai, India before he was brought to a hospital on Sunday, BBC reports.
Dr. Suleman Merchant, department head of Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, revealed that Prakash was reportedly “lying around for at least six or seven days”.
If You Can See A Baby In This Picture, You’re Probably Psychotic!
Find out if you have the predisposition of developing some mental disorders by looking at this picture. Is there a baby in there? Or two cows?
Online brain tests are becoming popular nowadays. Aside from personality tests and IQ tests, you can check your tendencies for psychosis too. Curious to know if you have the tendencies to develop psychosis? Take this very easy brain test now.
Look at the picture below for a few minutes. What do you see? A baby? A black and white abstract canvas?
Do you see a baby?
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Think of all the pumpkin pies this baby could fill…
A farmer entered a pumpkin weighing contest with his humongous white pumpkin and took home the championship ribbon when his entry topped in at 1,969 pounds!
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A flat lazy-looking colossus with droopy arms.
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