Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:06 pm
Always two ways of looking at such things.
Criticism is often a positive.
If it is given for a good reason.
Business owners should welcome criticisms, they may not act upon them, but knowledge is power!
The worst would be criticsm in the background, and behind a person’s back.
There is nothing more hateful than back stabbing, and I’ve seen too much of this in this business.
As CFI, running a school, I imposed the minimum regulation, and the maximum trust, and so far I have seldom been let down.
I refuse to impose the penalties deserved by the few onto the many. This often leads to a reduction of safety, and an increase in background crime!
Back in British Columbia the school with the most rules has the most accidents.
On my watch the school I set up had one incident where a Katana went off the side of the runway... No damage.
But all the usual incidents, taking off without a clearance etc... If you are training people expect some problems with various infringements. We mitigate these with the quality of our training, but there will always be a percentage.
Since I left my position I have watched the rules be increased at the school, becoming more in line with the bigger school, and there has been an accident or two... No-one hurt, but I do wonder at the relationship between more regulation and the occurrence of accidents.
As an instructor I have been a mentor to many people, seen them through to successful careers and/or lives.
You might read between the lines in a recent article in the competitor’s magazine...
Even here I get the occasional message for help and advice. I do my best.
As a mentor though, I do need my hands!
In spite of everyone else's ‘successes’ I don’t seem to have mentored myself very well. Everyone needs a mentor from time to time in their lives, me no less than anyone else.
It’s that second opinion, an alternate view.
Always look at everything from two angles.
Wandering the World