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Times are hard and friends are few for the civil aviation industry. Airlines are going titsup left and right, while fuel prices rocket and passengers tighten their belts, metaphorically speaking. Now comes shocking evidence from inside one of the world's leading carriers that the malaise is even more serious than we'd imagined …

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Whooosh!..... Missed the joke?

Surely, that's intended to be on the site?

The link is simply a "boss key" that a browser may click if their boss is coming, and quickly look as if they're doing something productive.

I assume that folk looking for employment with Virgin are disgruntled with their current jobs, and hence morale may be a little low.

It's just Virgin injecting a little humour into their site.

Stick. Wrong end of.

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Boss Screen

Surely this is a Boss Screen for people found looking at a careers site of another company?

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Sierra Online

If I recall correctly, games like Space Quest and Leisure Suit Larry used to have a "Boss Key" built in that hid the game and popped up a spreadsheet. Very handy. Glad to see it's spread to the interwebs.

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Boss key

Isn't this just the equivalent of the 'boss key' that used to be popular in DOS games, i.e. a button that would change the screen to a seemingly work-related, but entirely fictional graph?

Or is that explanation not exciting enough?

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only if your boss allows you to browse virginatlantic

there was a time a few years ago where the virginatlantic website was blocked by my employers webfilter no doubt on an assumption that any site with "virgin" in it was NSFW !

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So then...?

Where is the "boss key" for The Reg?

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isn't this just a screen cover, to stop the boss seeing what you are browsing? Especially useful when it is alternative employment, Hence the chart may be correct for your current job!. It doesn't seem that the figures purport to anything at Virgin..

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Poor photo

What I don't understand is why the photo in the middle of the site is so rubbish. It looks like it's got a scratch across it. Couldn't Virgin provide a better graphic of a Virgin aeroplane?

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@Matt Underwood

The photo is fine, just those aircraft are not what they're cracked up to be. Ta-dah!

Okay, okay, I know...

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@Matt Underwood

It's a pitot tube (part of the speedometer).

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oops

It seems that that whole site is NSFW here:

Your request to website <<removed for brevity>> was denied because of its content categorization: "Job Search"

Now let's just hope they don't log IPs...

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@Matt Underwood & Drew

The line is actually the split between the two rudders on a 747, as the photo is of the tail assembly.

See here for comparison:

http://www.airchive.com/airline%20pics/LHR%20Compressed/LHR%20VG747%20TAIL.JPG

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Biggles!

The implication is clearly that someone job-hunting needs a boss key that pops up putative stats for the job-hunter's current company, not Virgin, thus fostering the impression that all is normal below decks.

Cheers,

Algie

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Forget Luton ... send them to Heathrow T5

... Send them to Heathrow T5 and maybe I'll see my luggage this side of never never!

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Boss Key...

...can we have one for The Reg please?

Pretty please?

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