ECON­OMY CLASS

The West Australian - - WEST BUSINESS -

When it comes to ob­fus­cat­ing, there’s few bet­ter than the banks and air­lines.

So af­ter a stiff shot of scotch, the Bull re­luc­tantly “reached out” to Eti­had’s me­dia depart­ment to in­quire whether it was true that the car­rier had closed its only Perth of­fice.

The re­ply was quick. “As part of our global re­view we have im­ple­mented a more flex­i­ble work­ing en­vi­ron­ment which negates the need for a fixed of­fice pres­ence in a num­ber of lo­ca­tions, in­clud­ing Perth,” it said.

Given “more flex­i­ble work­ing con­di­tions” of­ten means some­one is out of a job, we asked for spe­cific in­for­ma­tion.

“It means we’re sim­ply clos­ing the phys­i­cal of­fice but no jobs will be cut as a re­sult,” came the re­ply.

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