Majura Park’s newest busboy, Stephen Byron

By 31 March, 2012 20

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A reader who wishes to remain un-named has sent in this snap of Canberra Airport supremo Stephen Byron cleaning the tables at Majura Park.

Well done that man.

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20 Responses to Majura Park’s newest busboy, Stephen Byron
#1
blub3:21 pm, 31 Mar 12

Bit hard to tell from the pic if its definitely him. But if it is, that’s awesome. That’s something I love about the private sector, if someone calls in sick, essential services like cleaning don’t just stop. In a well-run organisation the people at the top will do the job when no one else is available.

You just don’t get that in the public sector.

#2
Sammy4:00 pm, 31 Mar 12

Undercover Boss Canberra?

#3
bloodnut4:15 pm, 31 Mar 12

Not uncommon for senior managers at major airports to be helping with bags when ground handlers go on strike – cleaning tables? also not surprising.

#4
c_c4:32 pm, 31 Mar 12

Stephen isn’t just the MD, he’s Terry Snow’s son. So it’s not as if he needs the cash from cleaning tables.

For all the barbed comments about the Snow family from Canberra folks, I’ve always gotten the impression that they’re fairly down to earth, practically people. The whole family seems to be involved in the airport in various ways, they’re not in a walled castle somewhere letting paid minion runs the place. I’ve worked for bosses who have gone out and started cleaning trash off the sales floor.

#5
I-filed4:33 pm, 31 Mar 12

PR stunt.

#6
Anna Key8:05 pm, 31 Mar 12

Regardless, it will probably result in a new fee being levied

#7
goggles139:34 pm, 31 Mar 12

blub said :

Bit hard to tell from the pic if its definitely him. But if it is, that’s awesome. That’s something I love about the private sector, if someone calls in sick, essential services like cleaning don’t just stop. In a well-run organisation the people at the top will do the job when no one else is available.

You just don’t get that in the public sector.

have you worked in the public sector?

if not, please stop making incorrect statements.

#8
bloodnut3:59 pm, 01 Apr 12

goggles13 said :

blub said :

Bit hard to tell from the pic if its definitely him. But if it is, that’s awesome. That’s something I love about the private sector, if someone calls in sick, essential services like cleaning don’t just stop. In a well-run organisation the people at the top will do the job when no one else is available.

You just don’t get that in the public sector.

have you worked in the public sector?

if not, please stop making incorrect statements.

I work in the public sector and that is a pretty accurate assessment.

#9
Thoroughly Smashed6:43 pm, 01 Apr 12

bloodnut said :

goggles13 said :

blub said :

Bit hard to tell from the pic if its definitely him. But if it is, that’s awesome. That’s something I love about the private sector, if someone calls in sick, essential services like cleaning don’t just stop. In a well-run organisation the people at the top will do the job when no one else is available.

You just don’t get that in the public sector.

have you worked in the public sector?

if not, please stop making incorrect statements.

I work in the public sector and that is a pretty accurate assessment.

Here in the real world, I’ve never seen my CEO behind the reception desk.

#10
milkman7:07 pm, 01 Apr 12

bloodnut said :

goggles13 said :

blub said :

Bit hard to tell from the pic if its definitely him. But if it is, that’s awesome. That’s something I love about the private sector, if someone calls in sick, essential services like cleaning don’t just stop. In a well-run organisation the people at the top will do the job when no one else is available.

You just don’t get that in the public sector.

have you worked in the public sector?

if not, please stop making incorrect statements.

I work in the public sector and that is a pretty accurate assessment.

I agree. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been working for a guvvy department and am waiting on something only to have the usual excuses trotted out:

“Fred was sick so it didn’t get done”
“That team’s under a lot of pressure at the moment”
“They had to do a job for the minister”
“It got sent to the wrong team and they didn’t pass it on”

and so on.

#11
Frustrated7:19 pm, 01 Apr 12

bloodnut said :

goggles13 said :

blub said :

Bit hard to tell from the pic if its definitely him. But if it is, that’s awesome. That’s something I love about the private sector, if someone calls in sick, essential services like cleaning don’t just stop. In a well-run organisation the people at the top will do the job when no one else is available.

You just don’t get that in the public sector.

have you worked in the public sector?

if not, please stop making incorrect statements.

I work in the public sector and that is a pretty accurate assessment.

I beg to differ!

#12
vg7:49 pm, 01 Apr 12

“Stephen isn’t just the MD, he’s Terry Snow’s son”

No he’s not

#13
goggles139:04 pm, 01 Apr 12

milkman said :

bloodnut said :

goggles13 said :

blub said :

Bit hard to tell from the pic if its definitely him. But if it is, that’s awesome. That’s something I love about the private sector, if someone calls in sick, essential services like cleaning don’t just stop. In a well-run organisation the people at the top will do the job when no one else is available.

You just don’t get that in the public sector.

have you worked in the public sector?

if not, please stop making incorrect statements.

I work in the public sector and that is a pretty accurate assessment.

I agree. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been working for a guvvy department and am waiting on something only to have the usual excuses trotted out:

“Fred was sick so it didn’t get done”
“That team’s under a lot of pressure at the moment”
“They had to do a job for the minister”
“It got sent to the wrong team and they didn’t pass it on”

and so on.

so how does this relate to whether senior public servants do menial jobs or not?

#14
c_c9:18 pm, 01 Apr 12

vg said :

“Stephen isn’t just the MD, he’s Terry Snow’s son”

No he’s not

You’re an idiot.

“Stephen [Byron] is a third generation member of the Snow family and a long-term resident of Canberra…

Together with his father Terry Snow, Stephen recognised that the sale of Canberra Airport by the Commonwealth in 1998 would provide a new era of opportunity for Canberra, the ACT and the surrounding region.”

http://www.canberraairport.com.au/air_aboutAirport/board.cfm

#15
BelcoMan9:39 pm, 01 Apr 12

vg said :

“Stephen isn’t just the MD, he’s Terry Snow’s son”

No he’s not

Hair meet Splitter :)

I believe he is Terrys stepson. Huge Difference – NOT

#16
vg6:42 pm, 02 Apr 12

c_c said :

vg said :

“Stephen isn’t just the MD, he’s Terry Snow’s son”

No he’s not

You’re an idiot.

“Stephen [Byron] is a third generation member of the Snow family and a long-term resident of Canberra…

Together with his father Terry Snow, Stephen recognised that the sale of Canberra Airport by the Commonwealth in 1998 would provide a new era of opportunity for Canberra, the ACT and the surrounding region.”

http://www.canberraairport.com.au/air_aboutAirport/board.cfm

Son in law

You’re the idiot

#17
jessieduck9:38 pm, 02 Apr 12

Funny someone just happened to take a picture…

#18
Holden Caulfield11:25 pm, 02 Apr 12

vg said :

c_c said :

vg said :

“Stephen isn’t just the MD, he’s Terry Snow’s son”

No he’s not

You’re an idiot.

“Stephen [Byron] is a third generation member of the Snow family and a long-term resident of Canberra…

Together with his father Terry Snow, Stephen recognised that the sale of Canberra Airport by the Commonwealth in 1998 would provide a new era of opportunity for Canberra, the ACT and the surrounding region.”

http://www.canberraairport.com.au/air_aboutAirport/board.cfm

Son in law

You’re the idiot

Related by marriage. Must be a close family?

From the airport website: “Stephen is a third generation member of the Snow family and a long-term resident of Canberra…”

#19
dungfungus7:36 am, 03 Apr 12

If indeed the person in the photo is Mr. Byron, he should not be lampooned for participating in the family business by doing what seems to some people to be menial tasks. While I don’t agree with his concept for Canberra Airport to become a 24 hour freight hub I respect the man for his vision and dedication. It is his and his families money invested there and he is setting a fine example to other people who risk their own money.
Incidentally, I haven’t seen any photos of Mr. Stanhope or Mr. Mackay clearing picnic tables at the National Aboretum lately; but wait, that isn’t their money invested there is it, it’s your and mine.

#20
Thoroughly Smashed9:05 am, 03 Apr 12

dungfungus said :

If indeed the person in the photo is Mr. Byron, he should not be lampooned for participating in the family business by doing what seems to some people to be menial tasks.

I guess it’s lucky he isn’t being lampooned then.

dungfungus said :

Incidentally, I haven’t seen any photos of Mr. Stanhope or Mr. Mackay clearing picnic tables at the National Aboretum lately; but wait, that isn’t their money invested there is it, it’s your and mine.

That would be a tremendous waste of the public money that pays their salaries.

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