Its not just the students of Whitley Bay High School that don't always have a pen. The staff at RyanAir may also sometimes find themselves without a pen as RyanAir Michael O'Leary does not buy any pens for its staff. "We use our own biros and I tell the staff not to buy them, just pick them up from hotels, legal offices, wherever. That's what I do. Recently I did an interview and I was sitting there with a hotel pen I'd nicked from somewhere. I was asked why and I said: 'We at Ryanair have a policy of stealing hotel pens. We won't pay for Bic biros as part of our obsession with low costs."