12 Sep 2014


The  first email below is from a young person who is taken the Ryanair cabin crew training at present.Locations written in email have been blanked to protect the person from being identified by Ryanair management.

Dear Mr. Foley, please don't show my name if you ever post this message on the blog, which is actually more an outburst so I don't know how useful it might be, but it's been a while since I wanted to write you. I've always been passionate about foreign languages and travelling, to follow this passion I've been studying 4 languages in 4 different countries, I graduated successfully in foreign languages and put a lot of effort in it. After my graduation I read about a recruitment day in my hometown, so I went and I was successful at the interview. My parents were having really lots of doubts, not for the money but for the way cabin crew are treated. I wanted so much to be independent, to have some money for my own, to make a new experience... Moreover, my country ........... is passing through a really bad economical crisis and I couldn't find a job. So I decided to go. I paid 500 for the registration fee and 700 euro more for the accommodation. But day after day I began to have more doubts... I spent hours and hours on the Internet reading interviews, articles, opinions and I understood that I was taking the wrong way... Especially your blog opened my eyes. I'm so scared now, I'm not scared of hard work but I couldn't stand psychological pressure and being bullied, I would really suffer so much, I recognise I'm to sensitive and I get hurt too easily sometimes but what happens if I can't stand the situation anymore and want to leave immediately? I have to pay... as usual... I have to keep paying my training costs. the uniform and refund 1200 euro that they give you as soon as you begin to work for them. SO basically If  I Leave to soon I will have a lot of debts!! I feel so frustrated and lost, I just wanted to work honestly and my parents paid so much for me... I want to work but I can't waste my dignity for them! All my respect to all the cabin crew, but I have a degree and several language certifications and I can't waste them to be a slave, and I don't say this because I feel better than other people with no qualification but just because I have invested a lot of time and money in my education and I deserve more than being a number. I'm so sorry for having wasted this money, I feel so guilty towards my parents, i feel in a cage, I just wanna lay the whole day in my bed, I wish I never went to that assessment day... and paid the fee.. I don't really know what to do, as I told you I don't want to waste the money that my parents have spent, but on the other hand in this very moment I'm sure I wouldn't be able to stand 3 days working for them according to what I read... but i can't risk because as you know and as I wrote before, if I leave too soon I will have so many debts... I wish this never happened, it was supposed to be a new beginning in my life but it turned out to be a nightmare even before I started... thanks for your blog, i wish I had read it before. Kind regards


The emails below are from a Ryanair cabin crew member who has left recently.I must point out only a few emails are posted here and any locations written in email have been blanked to protect the person from being identified by Ryanair management.

Hi John,
It feels really good to have been able to talk to someone about Ryanair as it has really effected my life and my perception of a sane work environment. Also as you can imagine they have knocked down my confidence and self - esteem  to a deeper level and it felt like I was alone and in no way capable of let the world know the level of abuse , bulling and intimidation we all have to put up with. I have so much to tell and many information to provide to you.
I like to gather some of those and send them to you. Also I recently meet up with some of my colleague in ........ while attending an interview for ........ airways. 20 out of 30 people called for interview where in Ryanair desperate to get out.
They have brought so many memory of frustration , emptiness and defeat I felt so angry and upset that this company is getting away with murder every day.
I am glad I read your Blog and I will do anything to make a valuable contribution in standing up against the cancer of O'Leary and  his gang of criminals in a suit.
I will chat to you soon john and bring other information to you.
Kind Regards
 Hi John,
thank you for your e-mail, it actually makes me feel much better to know that i am not going crazy by saying - i find nearly impossible to get over it right now - but as you say, spreading the words and open doors to awareness is the key to bring Ryanair down.

I truly believe that together we are stronger and our voice will be heard !!
I am reading about your story and i am prepare to be an active part of your amazing campaigns and work.
Whatever it takes! 

You are really brave and thanks to you and your courage i am not feeling defeated anymore!!

Take care John and will chat soon:)
HI John,
How are things ? :)
Thank you for your recent e-mails and sorry for the late reply , I was pretty busy with exam's
I appreciate this info and I will use this info as I did with ............. Journalist.
I also trying very hard now to speak to people I know, friends to make them really think twice before booking wt Ryan. Also I am writing to papers and challenge my own community . I think its awful the publicity that O'Leary is getting on TV an papers and the lies about the Increase in passengers since he allowed an extra hand luggage!! I just hate that people thinks suddenly Ryanair will deliver great customer care with nice smiling Cabin Crew when the reason why is so cheap is because the staff is overworked and underpaid !
I will fallow your tip and let you know.
thank you John and take care , god bless You

5 Sep 2014

AIR SCOOP The European Low-Cost Specialists..Ryanair Facts Behind Figures...EMPLOYMENT SCAM OF Cabin Crew,,,''RYANAIR''...

Today Ryanairdontcare Campaign founder John Foley received an email from  AIR SCOOP the European Low-Cost Specialists which can be viewed below.

Dear John,

How are you doing?

It has been a long time since our cabinet and you did not get in touch.
First, we would like to thank you for your support following a Court's decision that we find unfair.
Second, we would like to offer you the access to our new report "Ryanair Facts Behind Figures" (direct download here)

This report focuses primarily on:
- Tax Optimisation System (with Ryanair affiliates in Hong Kong, Cyprus, Jersey...). We came to the conclusion that the airline only pays 3% of tax in Ireland, not 12,5% like it claims.
- Cabin Crew and Pilots : following your publications on St James, we decided to investigate and we found interesting links between Crewlink, WFI and Cabin Crew International. We'll let you discover it in our publication.

Please come back to us once you've read it. And don't hesitate to share it around (it is on our website too).

Best regards,

Klaus Berger
Chief Editor at Air Scoop

John said,
 Ryanair Facts Behind Figures can be viewed below.


Air Scoop must tread carefully when it comes to Ryanair with fear of Libel.
David Bonderman and Michael O'Leary do not scare me one bit.
I would like to comment about page 38 of this report.
Ryanair on paper outsource cabin crew recruitment and training of its cabin crew when if fact Ryanair set up and own Crewlink Ireland Ltd.As for Ryanair outsourcing (on paper) cabin crew employment this is done for two reasons.Firstly keep the termination rate of new recruits to a high figure of up to 60% which is a profitable model for recruiters (Crewlink and Dalmac) to receive their profit.Secondly and the main reason is the hourly rate of pay SCAM which makes Ryanair Millions each year from Cabin Crew and Pilots with no fall back on Ryanair.
St James Management Services was run on paper by John Mudge ( who i know from my court cases with him) who involved M2 training Ltd in Ryanair cabin crew training and recruitment,setting up one more MAZE with Work Skills Ltd gaining over £1.5 million from UK Government Department Skills Funding Agency for Ryanair cabin crew apprenticeships.
I can say that emails i have received from Skills Finding Agency have confirmed that no more funds will be given to any company or directors connected to St James Management,M2 Training Ltd,Work Skills Ltd and Ryanair for purpose of cabin crew.
Training managers at the Ryanair cabin crew training programme (which cost new recruited cabin crew 3K Euro) are Ryanair employees.
''Doomed To Fail Michael'' AGM Next..................


28 Aug 2014


The Irish government continue to ignore Ryanair's exploitation of thousands of young cabin crew.
Today the Irish government were tracked visited this blog twice which has never happened before.
We are sure the post yesterday from ex cabin crew was of interest to them,but still they do nothing.
Do not be fooled as Ryanair have friends in high places.

You can see the tracking information below.

Irish Government ( Label IP Address  0 returning visits
Ireland FlagDublin, Ireland    

  www.google.ie/ (Keywords Unavailable) 
28 Aug09:15:55
Irish Government (   Department Of Social Welfare  0 returning visits
Ireland FlagDublin, Ireland    

28 Aug09:36:13

26 Aug 2014


Please read the comment below from ex Ryanair cabin crew which was sent to this blog.Paul Ridgard was treated very badly by Ryanair's senior management namely SCUM BAG Darrell Hughes.See him below.

Exact Words from ex Ryanair cabin crew below..
Every time I read the story of Paul Ridgard , my heart just breaks over and over again. As a ex Cabin Crew for RYR, I can confirm and support the tragedy that comes with the unfair mental and psychological pressure that this company and its unprofessional and uneducated management and sub- management , inflict in each individual Crew Members. I was diagnosed with depression after few years working at RYR and they try to fire me and bullying me while I was sick! Paul Ridgard represent just each one of us, he just could not cope any longer with the cruel, cold, calculative , manipulative and antisocial, criminal approach of a this " Tacky , Improper Company". Many years ago I was desperate to get a job and could not get any " Proper , Professional Airline " to hire me , as I did not have the basic two years experience required. I decided that RYR was the only hope to get in the Industry in Ireland.
I remind you that Dublin Airport is the only Airport in Ireland that can offer some work opportunity with RYR, Aer Lingus or City Jet only base Airlines.
This country is very small and widely corrupted and very easy for RYR Gangs to dominate and control the market with the help of their friends in the Government seats. I end up stay 5 years. During and after RYR no “Proper “ company would hire me.
I realized that working at RYR, do not give you the necessary skills a “PROPER “airline requires.
John Foley is right in his fight for the truth! RYR recruits anyone, with no regards to the basic Cabin Crew requirements. They overlook all the important personal skills a person should embody to be able to face the job. RYR just want NUMBERS! This number is constantly recruited as they are the FINANCIAL CORE of this company. They don't survive because people fly more with RYR that any other Airline in Europe, they survive because hundreds of new recruits PAY RYANAIR TO WORK.
In the end it’s one choice to go for RYR, and the same choice I was forced to make to survive. Ultimately NONE will hire you coming out of Ryanair,( unless you truly own the real skills of a cabin crew, and many of my colleagues now are coming from RYR, but are the very best and gone though selective process, physical, mental and academical because you will still have not the required Standard skills to become a Real Cabin Crew. Plus Other Airlines view Ryanair as Cheap and Unprofessional and You will indirectly represent them even after you left! The chance is that you will get fired unfairly and none will hire you because of that. Paul will be never forgotten and one day I believe that “CAUSE AND EFFECT" will discharge is unforgiving power against this bunch of uneducated gangsters and we will see the end to it.
I have absolute indestructible faith!!
Respect yourself, Go and get a REAL Cabin Crew Job. Emirates, Ethiad, Thompson .Young recruits are being used to support RYR financial needs. Only YOU pay RYR bills at the end of the Mont and never EVER have a penny for yourself. NO HOPE.
This is my story you can choose yours.
Remember: Paul Ridgard.


                  Placed at John Lennon Airport June 2014

15 Aug 2014


Ryanair have been wrecking the lives of young cabin crew since 2004 when a David Bonderman got involved and became chief..Charging new cabin crew recruits up to 3000 Euro with up to 60% being terminated under 12 months before any legal employment protection is in place...  

Ryanairdontcare Campaign's facebook page was sent a comment which was shocking but  expected from Ryanair..
Read the comment below

Mike Harris

10 Aug 2014

RYANAIR RECRUITMENT OF CABIN CREW.CREWLINK DALMAC..London Budapest Bologna Dublin Airport Athens Palermo Milan Bergamo Lisbon Dublin Airport London Pisa Rome Perugia Manchester Dublin Airport Madrid Budapest Thessaloniki Bucharest Lisbon Porto London Barcelona Plovdiv Malaga Valencia Catania Krakow Milan Bergamo Bari Rome Lisbon London Pisa Glasgow Palermo Kaunas Dublin, Ireland Lisbon, Portugal Dublin, Ireland Dublin, Ireland Lisbon, Portugal Porto, Portugal Barcelona, Spain Malaga, Spain Valencia, Spain Lisbon, Portugal ..RYANAIR EXPLOIT YOUNG PEOPLE.

Ryanair are at the peak of their summer with up to 5000 cabin crew working on their aircraft.With up to 60% of new recruits being terminated in September 2014 recruitment days have been stepped up by Crewlink and a very new website by Dalmac.As you will see both website look very professional and you can see how you people wishing a career in aviation as cabin crew would join Ryanair. Do not be fooled as Ryanair's termination rate of new recruits all depends of how many are recruited by Crewlink and Dalmac.Look at the cabin crew recruitment days below which are for the Christmas 2014 period at Ryanair.December January March being low season but Ryanair have 48 recruitment days in a 6 week period. Ryanairdontcare  campaign have targeted Ryanair's recruitment days in 2014  which has seen the numbers of young people joining Ryanair at an all time low which is the reason why recruitment days have been increased.Even with a low recruitment turnover by Ryanair the increased  48 recruitment days can still achieve 1000 new cabin crew.Why would any company have 1000 jobs available  in their quite time ?
Answer TERMINATION.More recruited More Terminated.
            ''A SCAM''


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