COLLECTIVE MADNESS


“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Just how much money is spent by the World's navies?



Indian warship destroys pirate ship


MOGADISHU (AFP) — An Indian warship destroyed a pirate "mother vessel" in the Gulf of Aden, the navy said Wednesday, as bandits demanded a ransom for a Saudi super-tanker seized in the most daring sea raid yet.

The Indian frigate INS Tabar, one of dozens of warships from several countries protecting shipping lanes in the area, attacked the Somali pirate ship late Tuesday after coming under fire, navy spokesman Nirad Sinha said.

The incident came as shipping groups reported a new surge in hijackings off Somalia and the International Maritime Bureau said pirates based in the lawless African nation were now "out of control".

"The INS Tabar closed in on the mother vessel and asked her to stop for investigation," the New Delhi navy spokesman said.

"But on repeated calls, the vessel's threatening response was that she would blow up the naval warship if it approached," he added.

An exchange of fire ensued, causing explosions and the Indian navy ship then used heavy guns. "From what we see in photographs the pirate vessel is completely destroyed," a senior officer said on condition he not be named.

It was the first time a mother ship had been destroyed, in the most significant blow to pirates to date.

The piracy crisis has grown since the capture of the super-tanker Sirius Star on Saturday. The huge vessel was carrying a full load of two million barrels of oil worth an estimated 100 million dollars.

Al-Jazeera, the Arabic satellite television channel, broadcast an audio tape that it said was of one of the pirates making a ransom demand.

"Negotiators are located on board the ship and on land. Once they have agreed on the ransom, it will be taken in cash to the oil tanker," said the man identified as Farah Abd Jameh, who did not indicate the amount to be paid.

"We assure the safety of the ship that carries the ransom. We will mechanically count the money and we have machines that can detect fake money," the man said.

Vela International, owners of the ship, refused to comment on the report. "We hope there will be a quick solution," a spokesman in Dubai told AFP.

Seized in the Indian Ocean some 500 miles (800 kilometres) off the east African coast, the Sirius Star is now anchored at the Somali pirate lair of Harardhere, according to local officials.

The super-tanker has 25 crew -- 19 from the Philippines, two from Britain, two from Poland, one Croatian and one Saudi. It was the largest ship yet taken by Somali pirates and the attack furthest away from Somalia.

Pirates have hijacked three ships since capturing the Sirius Star.

Andrew Mwangura, from the East African Seafarers Association, said a Thai fishing boat, a Hong Kong-registered freighter, the Delight, and a Greek bulk carrier were seized on Tuesday in the Gulf of Aden.

The Greek merchant marine ministry said it had no word of a Greek-flagged or Greek-owned vessel being seized but the other hijackings were confirmed.

The Delight, chartered by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, was carrying 25 crew members and 36,000 tonnes of wheat when it was seized on its way to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas.

"So far no contact has been made with the ship and the hijackers," Majid Ensan Najib, a senior official with the shipping line, told the IRNA news agency.

On Wednesday, the pirates released another Hong Kong-flagged ship, MV Great Creation, and its 25 crew -- 24 Chinese and one Sri Lankan crew -- seized on September 18.

"The pirates released the Great Creation this morning and it is currently sailing to Abu Dhabi," Mwangura told AFP, adding that it was unclear whether a ransom was paid.

Pirates use mother ships, generally hijacked trawlers or deep-sea dhows, to tow speedboats from which they launch their attacks with grapnel hooks tied to rope ladders before neutralising the crews at gunpoint.

The Indian navy action could hamper the pirates in the Gulf of Aden in the near future but the group holding the Sirius Star operates from other mother ships further south.

The Gulf of Aden controls access to the Suez Canal, which allows trade between Europe and Asia without taking the longer and more expensive route around the southern tip of Africa.

NATO, the United States and a number of European nations have all sent ships to the region to try to stop the piracy, which has only increased instead.

The German navy said Tuesday one of its frigates had foiled attacks on two ships in the Gulf of Aden, using a helicopter to chase off pirates who fled in their speedboats.

The International Maritime Bureau has called on the United Nations to act over the piracy.

"The situation is already out of control," said Noel Choong, head of the piracy reporting centre at the IMB in Kuala Lumpur.

"The United Nations and the international community must find ways to stop this menace," Choong said. "With no strong deterrent, low risk to the pirates and high returns, the attacks will continue."



39 comments:

  1. it's 1783 all over again....

    islamic hijackers ride the seas....

    Maybe this time the philadelphia or betsy wont be ransomed over and over again...

    there is a quick way to fight this battle...

    death by walking the plank for all captured pirates

    no lawyers, no UN rights...

    either a bullet to their heads or feed them to the sharks...

    once this lesson is learn HOPEFULLY apply this to Hamas & company...

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  2. We need a UN resolution that anyone caught killing a pirate gets a $100 fine.

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  3. A few pesky pirates messing things up so makes you wonder what a few pesky Iranians could do to the Straits of Hormuz?

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  4. Never send someone with a hyphenated name to do a man's job.

    HOUSTON (AP) - Flight controllers were revamping plans Wednesday for the remaining spacewalks planned during space shuttle Endeavour's visit to the international space station, after a crucial tool bag floated out to space during a repair trip.
    The briefcase-sized tool bag drifted away from astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper on Tuesday as she cleaned and lubed a gummed-up joint on a wing of solar panels on the space station. She and fellow astronaut Stephen Bowen were midway through the first of four spacewalks planned for the mission. The tool bag was one of the largest items ever lost by a spacewalker.


    On September 22, 2006, Stefanyshyn-Piper collapsed twice during a welcome-home ceremony with family and friends. She had "a couple of small dizzy spells" while speaking during the ceremony at Ellington Field in Houston. A flight surgeon examined Stefanyshyn-Piper, 43, and said she was fine, but still making the readjustment to Earth's gravity from the weightlessness of space.

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  5. A few pesky pirates messing things up so makes you wonder what a few pesky Iranians could do to the Straits of Hormuz?
    ==

    Why the question mark? I'd really like to see what those pesky Iranians could do to. And even better what would be done to them in reply.

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  6. Why the question mark? I'd really like to see what those pesky Iranians could do to. And even better what would be done to them in reply.

    Now is the time to strike iran, hezbollah, syria & hamas....

    it's the perfect storm....

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  7. How To Build a Web 2.0 Government?
    http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/11/16/1526229
    ==

    Interesting comments.

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  8. Well, since the "rule of thumb" is that the US spends more on Security than the rest, combined ...
    The US spends $139.8 billion
    figure all the rest, less than $100 billion


    From Navy News Service

    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The nation’s top Navy and Marine Corps leaders told members of Congress March 1 that the Department of the Navy’s (DoN) proposed $139.8 billion budget request for fiscal year 2008 (FY08) fully supports near and long-term warfighting requirements and will help win the global war on terror (GWOT).

    In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Donald C. Winter, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Conway thanked lawmakers and the American people for their continued support and stressed the impact of DoN’s FY08 budget request on future readiness.

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  9. Hm...Barack Obama must be doing an excellent job if there's nothing to report.

    Slow day?

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  10. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Barack Obama has chosen former US Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle to be Health and Human Services secretary, CNN reported on Wednesday, citing sources close to Obama's transition team.

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  11. NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Stocks fell hard on Wednesday as a selloff gained momentum near the close and the major indexes tumbled to 5-1/2 year lows.

    The Dow closed below 8,000 for the first time since March 2003 as investor confidence dried up amid ongoing worries about the economy and the future of the auto industry.

    The Dow Jones industrial average (INDU) shed more than 400 points to close down about 5%, according to early tallies. All 30 Dow components ended lower.

    The Standard & Poor's 500 (SPX) index slid 6% to its lowest level since March of 2003. And the Nasdaq composite (COMP) lost 6.5% to settle at its lowest point since April 2003.

    The market is focused on the implications of a possible bankruptcy in the automotive industry, said Todd Morgan, senior managing director of Bel Air Investment Advisors, a Los Angeles-based firm with nearly $6 billion in assets under management.

    "The crisis of confidence is back on the front page," said Morgan. "You need some positive catalyst, something, to change the attitude of investors [and] the auto debate is hurting confidence."

    Shares of General Motors (GM, Fortune 500) fell 10% while Ford's (F, Fortune 500) stock tumbled 25% as a second day of hearings by the chief executives of Detroit's Big Three wound up.

    Meanwhile, weak readings on the nation's housing market and a sharp decline in consumer prices reflected the challenges facing the economy and drove down shares of financial services firms.

    Shares of banking giant Citigroup (C, Fortune 500) were down 23% after hitting a session low below $7. Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500) fell 14% and JP Morgan (JPM, Fortune 500) was down about 12%.

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  12. Infighting amongst the Dems, a joy to beold

    ABC News' Jonathan Karl Reports: ABC News has learned that House Democratic leaders have voted to strip Representative John Dingell of his chairmanship of the House Energy and Commerce committee, replacing him with Henry Waxman.

    In a stinging rebuke, the House Steering committee voted 25-22 by secret ballot during a closed-door Democratic leadership meeting.

    The move was a dramatic one for House Democrats -- considered a victory for House liberals and environmentalists, a big defeat for Michigan and the auto industry.

    Dingell has been in Congress for 53 years, making him the longest currently serving member of the House and the second longest serving in history.

    The vote now moves to the whole House Democratic caucus who will vote Thursday morning. Given Dingell's role as a political mover in the House, despite his loss at the Steering Committee today, he could still pull off a victory tomorrow.

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  13. The Dow Jones industrial average has finished below the 8,000 mark, amid concerns about the auto industry and the overall economy. The Dow finished down nearly 430 points for the day.

    ...

    Top Senate Democrats say a bill to rescue Detroit automakers is stalling. Auto executives were back on Capitol Hill today, appealing for $25-billion in loans.

    ...

    There's more word of likely picks for the Barack Obama Cabinet. Democratic officials say former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle has been tapped to be secretary of Health and Human Services.


    Low/Woes/Picks

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  14. It sure was a good idea playing hardball with the housing mortgage crisis. We really showed the bums who were behind on their mortgages.

    Citlbank is now in the $6 range and now deflation is washing away commercial real estate values.

    No problem with a little deflation.

    Our rulers and masters have everything under control.

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  15. Are you referring to those rulers and masters whom you voted for and advocated strongly for all those years?

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  16. BBC reporting:

    The pirates organize themselves and plan their raids but the booty is shared with the rulers and masters of Somalia. The big money winds up in Dubai banks.

    The UN is gearing up to do something about it!

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  17. I voted for Bush and then turned on him. Tell me who else I supported. Perhaps I made a mistake because of my contempt for Kerry.

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  18. I voted for McCain. I fought against Obama, but Obama is now my President. I wish him well. He has the toughest job any new President has faced in my life time. I feel sorry for him.

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  19. I never planed to retire. I like to work. I like a good fight. I am basically a simple guy who takes his pleasures when I find them. I have my health and am in way above average physical shape for a man my age. I can keep up the pace. I feel bad for those who are getting needlessly beat up because our betters have allowed the pukes on Wall Street to pillage the country.

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  20. Interesting Times....

    I am a Democrat who still dislikes Obama and all he has surrounded himself with for his entire adult life....

    The "ONE" will be POTUS, and I will help in any legal way to help get him out of office as soon as possible.

    I will accept the results of the Electoral College in December.

    That does not mean I will give him any pass....

    Every fart he passes should be examined for anything illegal.

    He should now be accountable for his POV and not be able to vote "present"

    time for him to be who he is...

    what ever that is...

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  21. Moved ahead from last thread:

    Blackwater: We'll Fight Somalia's Pirates

    "As a company founded and run by former Navy SEALs, with a 50,000-person database of former military and law enforcement professionals, Blackwater is uniquely positioned to assist the shipping industry."

    Wired


    What's all the fuss about?

    Wed Nov 19, 02:08:00 AM EST

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    A ten man team with a few shipboard modifications could secure any tanker or freighter in the area.

    Blackwater, and/or a few Israelis could make the problem disappear.

    Just declare a 500m zone around any ship in the troubled waters a no-go zone, and sink anything that penetrates without permission.

    Leave no witnesses, and fire the lawyers.

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  23. The UN is gearing up to do something about it!

    Whoop-de-doo!

    If they put a World Court Lawyer on board each vessel in the danger zone, along with a merc security team, they'd soon have ROE that made sense. They'd cover their own asses first.

    No hostage rations for the lawyer-class.

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  24. 2019.10.30知名酒店經紀調查酒店上班顯示,2019年酒店工作酒店打工有將近7成的上班族有意願酒店兼差在八大行業擔任酒店兼職坐檯小姐或打工,其中在中山區林森北路以及忠孝東路上的便服店酒店兼職的有(54.6%),比在白天正職的比例(29.8%)更高。進一步女大學生、上班族詢問未來想投入八大行業酒店兼差的比例達到7成3,其中想在八大行業擔任酒店小姐兼職有(17.8%),想擔任正職的有(23.9%)。知名酒店打工專業指出產業來進行交叉分析,結果發現,目前在傳產製造業的上班族想在八大行業兼職酒店小姐的比例最高,而服務業想投入兼職酒店小姐擔任正職的比例最高。主要的原因包括對客人買全場接S(性交易)額外收入感到有興趣(32.3%)想為未來事業多認識企業的大老闆(29%)、喜歡跟人相處(30%)以及酒店工作機會多(31%)、酒店工時彈性(16.5%)等原因。

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  25. 2019.11.09台北知名酒店經紀今天(9日)公布10月酒店上班薪資統計,酒店經紀公司全體酒店工作受僱員工每人經常性薪資平均為新台幣9萬3200元,酒店小姐年增4.59%,創近19年同月最高,不過,較能反映景氣的加班工時則已連續6個月呈現負成長。酒店經紀分析:這代表酒店兼差景氣雖持續擴張,但擴張力道趨緩。不過,5月整體加班工時年減0.2小時,已連續6個月呈現負成長,若觀察制服店、便服店、禮服店、鋼琴酒吧、日式酒店、飯局、傳播加班工時更是連續7個月負成長,顯示景氣雖持續擴張,但擴張力道趨緩。台北風俗知名專家說:八大行業跟去年11月比,酒店兼職是減了3小時,可是7月跟去年7月比是減了3.5小時,所以沒有擴大,基本還是景氣擴張力道趨緩,反映出的加班打工減少的現象。

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  26. 2019.12.04台北市知名酒店經紀公司近期正在尋找酒店工作,或有意在公家機關內上班的人請注意,台北市政府依各轄內機關酒店上班人力需求,近期有66個機關釋出150個約聘僱酒店打工人員職缺。但因各酒店兼差需求人力職務、業務不同,因此薪資落差不小。例如北市府資訊局釋出的聘用高級研究員職缺,其月薪依學經歷,最高可達新台幣70000元,但台北市制服店、便服店、禮服店、鋼琴酒吧、日式酒店、飯局、傳播等服務員職缺,月薪僅給70000元。此次北市八大行業約聘僱人員招募自即日起~酒店兼職12月9日(週一)止受理報名,預計12月14日(週六)、12月15日(週日)舉辦甄試。

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  27. 2020.01.02酒店兼差正面臨持續下滑壓力,酒店工作分析,明年的酒店各大股東投資和酒店上班酒店小姐應徵率表現預估都不佳,以消費拉動經濟較為樂觀,但也充滿挑戰;2020年的大學生/上班族酒店打工壓力比今年更大,經濟成長率可能跌破44%,開啟「框出接S(性服務)」時代。知名酒店經紀指出,專家梁小尊1日在中國上海發表酒店兼職對中共經濟展望的看法。他表示,美「中」貿易戰就算能達成協議,衝突仍可能長期化。他也點出,「中」方以美元計價的出口額,今年1月中罕見出現負成長,夜總會酒店業者年減36%。

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  28. 2020.03.03八大行業酒店工作就業博覽會今(3號)開跑!因應武漢肺炎(COVID-19、新冠肺炎)疫情,知名酒店經紀公司暫緩原訂於4、5、6月份的酒店上班就業博覽會,先於線上辦理,自3月20日起至3月26日於梁曉尊/梁小尊酒店打工網站開跑,有包括制服店、便服店、禮服店、鋼琴酒吧、日式酒店、飯局、傳播等八大行業者,提供9千個酒店兼差酒店兼職的機會。

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  29. 2020.03.04不管妳是什麼原因想要進入酒店工作,這個環境的確能讓妳快速的累積財富,相對的,也容易使人迷失! 在這裡大家都是過客,共同的目標就是致富!先回答妳的問題,到酒店上班別心急,要小心踏出妳的第一步,不要跟陌生人簽約,也不要繳保證金,那些都是這個行業沒有規定,有很多騙人的徵人廣告都會要不知情的應徵者簽約繳錢,這是首先要注意的,再來就是應徵地點要約在公共場所,千萬不要貿然的衝去應徵辦公室,別以為女生接電話就是安全的!在密閉空間內沒人可以保證妳的人身安全!。最佳場合見面..開放式公共場所 例如;麥當勞/星巴克之類的比較安全!。
    梁曉尊在教妳 怎麼確認經紀人是否有公信力也保護自己未來酒店打工的保障! Google搜尋:經紀人的名字,是否有相關事業…如果搜尋結果沒有!我建議妳再找找別人吧~。如果只搜尋經紀公司網站,也別輕易相信..因為不肖詐騙人士會藉由經紀公司網站欺騙無知女孩們。總而言之: 酒店兼差要懂得保護自己,酒店兼職才能安心賺錢。

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  30. 2020.04.04酒店工作印象中的和現實面有很大落差嗎?
    現實和酒店上班印象中當然有很大的落差啊
    因為我們一般收到酒店打工訊息 大都是從電影報章雜誌而來
    而會有新聞報導價值的酒店PT新聞 通常是很特別很誇張的 這些新聞報導也許是有些接近酒店上班事實 但不是八大行業全部
    (就如同捷運上有電車痴漢 但不是每班車隨時隨地有色狼啊 我們也常安全到家啊)
    加上一般人的想法 這行總是只有負面 (當便利商店店員也會遇到砍人強劫)
    其實凡事都有負面啊 端看自己怎麼面對
    這行雖然不是賺錢最好的方式之一 但卻是最快的方式之一
    我們只建議多了解多比較 看完環境 再做決定
    別人只說這行的美好 但我們強調得失之間 去創造自己想要的生活
    給自己一次機會 跨出第一步 若自覺不適合這行 就盡早打消夢幻的念頭 趕緊找其他出路 不是嗎??

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  31. 2020.04.10台北市知名酒店工作酒店小姐潔西(花名)驚傳酒店上班確診新冠肺炎,為境內確診第379案例,有知情人士透露,「潔西」上周酒店打工3天班,行跡跨足3家不同酒店上班,有警員一聽直呼「好危險」,擔憂上周臨檢過該3家酒店。酒店業者透露,近期將朝「個體化」方向經營,盼度過歇業寒冬。
    知情者說,「潔西」上周酒店PT2、5、6上三天班,上班地點跨足3家酒店,上周5上班時發燒,隔天被酒店主管勸返家休息,但病況未好轉,至醫院檢驗後,前天確診。
    知情者透露,「潔西」八大行業非常搶手,因她身材瘦高,有著大眼、長腿、瓜子臉、長捲髮,輪廓也很深,非常像混血兒。
    有酒店業者說,目前規畫由經紀安排小姐至錢櫃、好樂迪等場所接單,要求客人用喊價方式一次買足時間,「以前透過酒店當平台,現在不受店面約束,全部個體化,市場有需求,就可以供,盼能熬過寒冬」。
    有員警聽聞「潔西」上班地點跨足3家酒店,嚇得直說「好危險」,因酒店密閉空調,1次臨檢至少1小時,非常擔心被傳染。

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  32. 2020.04.15酒店工作、舞廳停業,大量的酒店上班小姐瞬間失業,沒了八大行業該何去何從?我們也觀察到有「傳播經紀公司」趁機在網路上大舉酒店打工徵才,號召失業的陪酒小姐加入,誠徵「酒店PT」轉戰KTV、釣蝦場、熱炒店、居酒屋甚至是電影院,陪客人釣蝦唱歌看電影,提供桌邊服務也就是俗稱的「酒店上班跑單幫」,工作時間雖然自由但收入不穩定,更由於這些服務公主都是陪著客人進出公共場所,服務客群來來去去,會不會成為另一種防疫破口?值得觀察。八大行業網路PO影片,北中南號召年輕妹妹加入成為旗下小姐,舞廳、酒店配合防疫暫時停業,經紀公司卻在此時大喇喇臉書挖角找人。PO文配合政府政策,全國酒店舞廳暫時歇業,釣蝦場、自助KTV缺服務公主,號召暫時缺工作的小姐們,歡迎您的加入,最後一行「歡迎同行妹妹一起加入,渡過這次難關」。經紀公司口中說的「服務公主」到底做些什麼?說穿了就是得陪釣蝦場客人聊天、釣蝦,以及在附設包廂內唱歌、倒酒,價碼以時薪計算,只是每次出場得隨客人喜好,不見得接得了單。八大行業人士:「要看幾個小姐他們叫過來,然後看我們要不要讓他們挑選,不要,再換一批。」傳播公司拉攏酒店小姐轉換跑道,工作項目也很雜,像是釣蝦場陪釣、KTV陪唱、熱炒店、居酒屋幫倒酒、電影院陪看電影、提供桌邊服務又稱為「跑單幫」。八大行業人士:「有門路或是朋友有在跑這個,這叫跑單幫,有的話就會去跑。」酒店、舞廳小姐、女陪侍跟經紀公司旗下的傳播小姐兩者大不同,酒店小姐需要排班,工作穩定,客源的社經地位較高;反觀傳播小姐比較像是小蜜蜂,要到處尋找酒客,經紀公司要負責接送上下班確保安全。酒店被迫暫時關門,北中南大量酒小姐、舞小姐沒了工作,會不會轉換跑道成為另一種防疫缺口?值得關注。

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  33. 2020.04.19指揮中心8日公布確診個案武漢肺炎(COVID-19、新冠肺炎)是一名酒店工作酒店公關,9日起有男女陪侍的酒家和舞廳無限期全面停業。10日深夜,本刊直擊酒店經紀人與酒店上班公關小姐位於北市林森北路大樓的祕密基地,這裡過去是酒店打工公關小姐梳化、換裝的地方,更是小姐坐檯後半夜宿醉休息之處。酒店經紀人小茹、小凱(皆化名)告訴本刊,過去八大行業旗下最多酒店PT有三十多名公關,現在因疫情掉了一半,只剩十多人,停業後,只有2人找得到兼職。「最大問題是沒說停業多久,若只是暫停一個月,起碼心裡有底,但現在無限期停業,是要酒店上班酒店小姐都去死嗎?」25歲、在禮服店當酒店公關近5年的萱萱(化名),接受本刊採訪時不滿地說。她透露,酒店停業後,不少小姐私底下還是會接客人的局,一旦她們到處接,「你怎麼知道我跟誰接觸?且沒地方(指酒店)管我接觸了誰,就連客人的家我也可去,你要怎麼防疫?」八大行業目前僅酒店、舞廳停業,酒店經紀人及公關小姐不約而同主張,政府應即刻對八大行業採實名制等措施,甚至要求戴口罩,雖會影響客人消費意願,但總比沒標準直接停業、大家都沒錢賺而失業來得好。一名酒店從業者向本刊提供八大行業的招募貼文截圖說,政府一宣布酒店停業後,相關網路社群內馬上出現「包養」「伴遊」「純飯局」「高級招待所」等招募文,有人強打「吃、玩、樂,就有錢賺」,還有人直接寫上「因為酒店歇業沒收入而煩惱嗎?心動不如馬上行動」等,大剌剌拉攏酒店公關轉接其他案子。小茹透露,酒店停業後,仲介客人來消費的酒店幹部,可能轉介旗下小姐至KTV包廂、飯局、私人招待所,或按摩店、酒吧,甚至做「外送茶」(性交易),但這些工作型態不同,加上彼此人脈不流通,要轉過去沒想像中容易。她說,酒店都留有小姐上班的「節數」紀錄,建議應讓一個月上班10天以上的正職公關,都能支領紓困金。萱萱建議,應比照健身房採實名登記,要求客人填寫健康說明書,14天換一張。小凱說,酒店客多半經幹部介紹而來,早有聯繫資料,且避免客人跑單(賴帳),業者常留有客人身分證影本,加上會介意的客人早就去私人招待所了,執行上不會太難。小茹則主張,應由第三方稽查八大業者是否落實防疫措施,目前都是警察去臨檢,卻未見衛生單位主動出面監督業者。

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  34. 2020.05.01北部一名酒店工作酒店女公關私下接酒店S(性交易)月初被確診武漢肺炎,導致全國舞廳跟酒店,4月9日起遭勒令無限期停止營業,至今將近三個星期了,還不見酒店上班復工曙光,不少八大行業員工因為這波停業生計受損,就有任職台中知名酒店PT酒店小姐不滿中央停業兩套標準,打破沉默,站出來爭工作權。酒店工作人員陳小姐說:「台北的(酒店打工)女公關確診,可是其他店都沒事啊,叫我們停業的標準我也覺得很可笑。」北部酒店女公關一人確診,全國同業被停業,沒收入快三個星期,陳小姐再也忍不住開砲。陳小姐表示:「八大的停業標準我不服氣,按摩業跟三溫暖都可以(營業),磐石艦的軍官很像很愛去量販店,量販店消毒過後都可以營業,為什麼我們就是一個(女公關)離我們這麼遠的地方,就叫我們(酒店)全部停業。」酒店舞廳被停業,被衝擊的不只舞小姐們,像陳小姐就在台中知名酒店內負責音響設備維修超過18年,當年SARS疫情也沒這麼慘,現在卻被無限期停業,全公司所有人都快完蛋。謀職碰壁,生活快過不下去,陳小姐寫了這4張陳情書打算全公司連署,向中央請命。

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  35. 2020.05.10中央流行疫情指揮中心宣布,目前八大行業酒店工作停業的業者,包括八大行業酒店上班,經縣市政府評估符合「防疫安全四措施」,即可開放營業;而中華職棒在4月領先全球開打,昨天再搶當全球第一個開放球迷進場的職棒聯盟。指揮中心指揮官陳時中昨天表示,先前因應疫情暫停營業的業者,只要經各縣市政府評估符合條件,即可開放營業。可申請業者包括八大行業、商務酒店S、體育、文化、旅遊等;對於千人演唱會、萬人遶境,若符合守則,也能向地方政府提出申請。符合「防疫安全四措施」:社交距離、實名制、個人衛生、消防安檢等的業者,酒店PT不受室內只能100人、室外500人限制。八大行業4月9日起被要求暫停營業,禁令持續30天後,昨天終於宣布「酒店打工有條件解禁」。但對於八大行業復業,新北等縣市長都表達反對態度,新北市長侯友宜直言,「不贊同八大行業的解封」、「不在新北優先開放名單內」;台南市長黃偉哲及台北市副市長黃珊珊則表示,希望中央制定規則,地方負責執行。中職昨在台中開放1000人進洲際球場觀賽,台中市娛樂場所業者希望市府比照解禁,市長盧秀燕表示,目前校園也還沒開放民眾運動,尤其酒店、舞廳等不容易保持社交距離,市府將以「先戶外、再室內,有距離、緩接觸」為評估原則,有男女陪侍的營業場所還是暫緩開放。

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  36. 2020.05.20台北市酒店小姐的基本介紹跟工作內容酒店停業1個多月,雖然我在酒店上班的日子復工有望,但仍有諸多限制,業者、經紀、小姐少爺們哀鴻遍野,《蘋果酒店打工》日前走訪酒店採訪,業者及幹部小咪一坐下來就不停抱怨,說疫情已經放緩,政府為何還不全面開放,「酒店小姐一定有S?都快無法生活了,難道要我們去死,政府才會聽到我們的聲音?」 八大行業是哪八種行業呢?業者表示,光是繳交房租就要近百萬元,開業又擔心小姐已經跳槽不上班,職場須知 【酒店PT 】或經紀人把小姐轉到別家店,酒客也跟著小姐走,只要政府拖一天,我們就損失好幾百萬元。酒店小姐泡泡(28歲)表示,家裡經濟不好才會出來做小姐,每月要繳的房貸、卡債、生活費要近10萬元,雖然當小姐喝酒喝到吐膽汁,但每周能賺4萬多元,現真的快活不下去,她說不需要政府補助,只希望讓酒店復業。
    酒店少爺小陳無奈地說,會從事八大行業的人都有苦衷,雖外表光鮮亮麗,但其實很辛苦,酒店沒停業前,他每月能賺6萬元,停業後完全沒收入。少爺阿豪則因生意失敗積欠債務,找有勞健保的工作會被強制扣款,當少爺月入4、5萬元可維持正常生活,希望盡快復工,讓生活回歸正軌。

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  37. 2020.11.04酒店小姐的上班經驗與酒店上班技巧一般人誤以為當酒店工作公關酒量一定要很好,其實90%的客人是來應酬的(如招待廠商談生意)。並非找酒店打工小姐拼酒的,(況且酒錢也不便宜啊.酒店內販售的酒比外面貴不少)而是男生們把酒言歡時,【酒店小姐】【酒店公關】只要在旁當忠實的聽眾,當客人傾聽的對象,酒店兼差提供他們情緒出口的平台(如你在哪當兵的啊.男生最少屁2小時以上!!)而你只要打扮美美的.在旁附和就行,至於喝酒的機會 沒有想像的多 我們會教導如何閃酒(我們網站都有專文提到)或排換資深小姐來應付酒客桌,其實還是可以上酒客桌的,若以柔剋剛讓客人不灌妳酒,客人自己喝的盡興,而我們仍然可以全身而退(我們網站有專文提到)而打扮不外乎就是衣、髮、裝.我們合作的店家都有專屬化妝師和髮型師,至於服裝的問題,我們都會提供專業意見。若有治裝費的問題.我們有禮服店/便服店可以配合 省去治裝的煩惱。

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  38. 我在八大行業酒店打工午場酒店坐檯的日子
    2020.11.08酒店工作-台北酒店專業經紀人特別專欄「酒店打工這裡是變態的包容所。」【酒店小姐】【酒店公關】為什麼做八大?這是許多人遇到酒店兼差酒店小姐最直覺的反應,欠債、還學貸、缺錢花用,或是賺錢養男人等,這些標籤化的理由說對但也不那麼精確,每一個標籤背後的成因如一團團線球,需細細爬梳,才能從線頭拉出一個個盈滿卻又難以黑白劃分的故事。小惠,正是這樣的一個(前)酒店小姐,或者更上道一點來說,她其實是午場的酒店小姐。午場酒店的前身即為舊時代的「摸摸茶」,隨著政府一連串的掃蕩措施而遁入酒店的軀殼,在晚場酒店開張前,充分利用白天的「閒置時段」與店內的「零碎空間」,演化出午場酒店的經營模式。在午場酒店上班中,沒有玻璃杯彼此碰擊的哐啷聲,沒有杯觥交錯下的酒酣耳熟,沒有拚酒自然也無需解酒藥。這裡相較下可說是一片死寂,連進場消費的客層,一吸一呼之間的氣息都顯得衰老。開店時間選在日正當中的中午12點到晚上7點,客層主要粗分三類:退休人士、中小企業主,以及業務,時間自由與彈性是這三類主要客群的最大共識,甚至連年齡也是這三類消費群像的最大交集——5、60歲為主力消費群,70歲以上也常見,反而40歲以下的,對午場酒店小姐來說幾乎是「小鮮肉」等級了。

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