Notdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 915 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1585 times:
During my last day at work management held a drawing for gift certificates ranging from $50-$1000. Not all were winners. From what I heard only 40 percent were winners and I only heard of one person of around a couple of hundred winning the top prize. Many employees were not very happy at the outcome as they did not win. At the time of the drawing I was told this was a small thank you for the difficult time over the holiday period but when I returned home and had time to read the enclosed letter I found that the drawing covered the entire year. Over the last year DL has had one of its best years ever profitwise. How does this make you feel? How do you feel when you read the news and see that AA will be splitting 300 million with their 100,000 employees? For most DL employees gone are the days of profit sharing, raises, bonuses, and stock options. What are your opinions?
Notdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 915 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1331 times:
Thanks for the reply. Perhaps DL IS giving us a bonus. One million split amongst the 75,000 of us as compared to AA sharing 300M with their 100K employees but of course not all of us were "winners" in the drawing but it sounds that you came out ahead of most others. I hope you can use your new binoculars to see into the future and the future of DL!!! Were you a silver or bronze winner?
Notdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 915 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1304 times:
So if you're in management this is not just great but excellent as it raises jealousy amongst local station employees by keeping their vision focused locally amongst co-workers and pitting them against each other in a "contest" (drawing) and distracts the employees from the overall big picture while the management tends to other things such as the next way to make employees happy without having them a raise, bonus, or anything else. The next time you see a pilot feel free to ask him what he/she won in the drawing. RIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHTTTT!!!!!!!!!!
Notdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 915 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1290 times:
I'm not saying that everyone at AA is a millionaire but nowadays they seem a lot closer than the lowly DL employees. The latest "Aviation Daily" from 1/24/01 shows the productivity index in graph form of the combined IATA airlines as $183,000 per employee, while at DL this same index was $189,041 per employee. (YES, PER EMPLOYEE!) The average RPK (revenue passenger kilometer) per employee was 1.9M while at DL alone it was 2.3M. I'm so happy and feel chills down my spine that the DL management could dig deep in their pockets and was able to give out some binoculars and pocketknives to 40% of their employees while leaving the other 60% as losers in the faces of their coworkers. Now would any other DL employees out there wish to discuss loss of morale or lagging service issues?
Notdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 915 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1288 times:
Dear "Uncle Leo", I praise you and your every word!!! Please speak more!!! Your "Simply Random Rewards Program" is just the best. Please allow me to kiss your feet. What could be better than turning employees against each other in the name of a trinket prize to parade around in front of your loser co-workers who weren't good enough to draw the "correct" envelope while at the same time distracting them from other priorities??? You are just way too smart for the rest of us to comprehend. I'm just so terribly happy that my co-worker in San Francisco got a pocketknife and binoculars instead of the average $3000.00 each that the AA employees got. It just brings tears to my eyes dear uncle. Could I possibly purchase a tissue from you in my time of need?
Delta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 5 Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1209 times:
Hey I dont think you all should be complaining that much! Right now I am typing this on my brand new laptop that I saved About $1500 on, and during the past year my family and i have taken about 300 flights combined in which we paid absolutely nothing for except international taxes to Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Bombay, and Grand Cayman which i think added up to a grand total of twenty bucks. Also more than half of those were in first class. Oh, and my mom; who works for delta quit her job with American a couple years ago and is making 2 dollars more an hour than she did there.
Aaron atp From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 533 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1180 times:
Please Help Feed Delta Pilots
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It's just not right. Thousands of pilots in our very own country are living at or just below the six figure salary line. And if that wasn't bad enough, many of them may go several weeks or months without a paycheck if they are forced by Delta Airlines management to strike.
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For you, three hundred dollars is nothing more than half a month's rent or mortgage payment. But to a pilot, three hundred dollars a day will almost replace his or her salary.
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"HOW WILL THEY KNOW I'M HELPING?"
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DALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2366 posts, RR: 15 Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1144 times:
I think the timing of this half baked "reward" program was very bad to coincide with AA announcment. I also have a problem eith the attendance "reward" program that FA's might get but tech ops wouldn't because our attendence is already good.
As for that laptop that Delta15 is now using, you didn't get great deal. Go shop around on the internet. Similar deals are out there.
UAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2131 posts, RR: 11 Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1132 times:
Don't feel bad. At UA, with all the BS we had to put up with over the summer, we are making no progress whatsoever with the company on our contract which was up in July 2000. We want raises and job security, they want us to take paycuts and lay us off.
Wpr8e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1126 times:
Continental Employees Receive New Vehicles for Perfect Attendance
HOUSTON, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL - news) today will reward eight employees, who had at least six months of perfect attendance last year, with deluxe, 2001 Eddie Bauer Edition Ford Explorers. Since the program started in 1996, the airline has given away 83 sport utility vehicles -- including tax, title, license and gift tax paid by the company -- worth $3.3 million.
On the front lawn of company headquarters in downtown Houston, the eight lucky winners will receive the keys to their new SUVs from Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gordon Bethune and President and Chief Operating Officer Greg Brenneman.
``Our perfect attendance program continues to pay big dividends for both Continental and the employees,'' said Bethune. ``Everybody wins when we all show up for work and provide our customers with the best airline service in the world.''
``This is such a blessing, and I am so grateful to Continental and my co-workers,'' said winner Wendy Pignataro, a reservations agent from Tampa. ``My mom has been on dialysis for four years, and my father just had triple-bypass surgery in December, so I moved home to take care of them. My co-workers ... have been driving me to work or letting me use their cars to take my parents to the doctor.''
Winners were drawn from a pool of more than 14,980 eligible employees who had perfect attendance from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2000. The winners are: Tampa Reservations Agent Wendy Pignataro; Orange County, California, Maintenance Lead Technician Syed Rahman; Newark-based Flight Attendant Kevin Nguyen; Houston Airport Service Agent Silvia Azar; Headquarters Information Technology Specialist Marvaette Washington; Houston GSE Mechanic Ruben Trevino; Houston-based Continental Express Flight Attendant Deltrese Jones; and Newark-based 757 Captain Fred Miller.
Wpr8e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1112 times:
And this is just for people showing up to work like they are suppose to. They also give bonuses up to $100 for every month they are in the top three in on-time performance. Or course that hasn't happened for a while.
However, they are some of the lowest paid in the business. But programs like this have a tremendous effect on employee morale. Just look at the comments above to get an idea of how people feel about this.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1091 times:
Actually, CO employees did get their bonus for the December on-time performance. They also got another bonus last week to celebrate "Independance Day" - the repurchase of 17% of their stock from Northwest.
There is a reason that the labor at CO loves Gordon, and his innovative programs like this and the "Gordon and Greg Roadshow" (where him and Greg Brenneman travel around the country and hold town-hall meetings with frontline employees at various stations) are a huge contributing factor.
Delta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 5 Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1074 times:
Yah i wonder what percent of continental employees get one of these cars; .005%. They really picked out a program that gets all the employees involved if they have perfect attendance. Way to go Continental!
Notdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 915 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1063 times:
Don't worry about Delta15. In another 10-15 years his umbilical cord will be severed/clamped and his story will become the same as most of the rest of us out on the block. Let him post then and see what he has to say to all.
Bigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 22, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1062 times:
Looking at it from a business POV, I don't blame Delta for wanting to save every penny. They have a very expensive strike in the near future, combined with a slowing economy. They also are behind when it comes to ordering new planes.
Come on guys, Delta is not some hippy CO-OP- if the company makes good profits it should be able to use that money to increase it's cash position, buy new equipment, and expand its business without worrying about employees wanting to strike.
This attitude with you airline people (especially pilots) that not only are you entitled to a job, but in addition you are entitled to continuous raises, bonuses, whatever, is crap.
Notdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 915 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1061 times:
Like I said to DL15, come talk to the rest of us in 10-15 years when your umbilical cord is cut and you don't have mommy to suck off of. Let me ask you this: On whose backs out on the front line did DL make their 1B year 2000 profit on. If I listen to you it's from management alone. Go back to you playpen and be a good girl now.
Bigo747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1061 times:
At least I'm not some middle-aged loser making $50 bonuses and complaining about my employer on the Internet like a baby!?!
As a 21 y/o Computer Science major, I've probably made more working as an intern programmer than you have in your petty little career! And when my umbilical cord is cut and I begin working full time next year, I'm sure I'll have better sense then to stay up an bitch about my job. And I'll make more $$ then you too.
25 Notdownnlocked: Like I said in my last post and let me reiterate to you: come and talk to us later when you have your umbilical cord cut and you no longer have mommy
26 Alpha 1: Only 8 employees with perfect attendance receive the Ford Explorer, that is correct-and many simply sell them afterwards and take cash. But EVERY empl
27 Wpr8e: Sorry that was my mistake. Continental Airlines Ranked No. 1 for On-Time Performance in 2000 HOUSTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Airlines (NYS
28 Exusair: AA and CO employees are getting cash bonuses. The bonuses are taxed at 43% unless they are rolled into their 401k's. I'm glad they are getting bonuses
29 Wpr8e: Exusair, Since when is income taxed at 43%? Last time I checked the maximum tax rate for federal in the US was 39%. That is if you are in the top tax
30 Alpha 1: Sure, CO is still lagging behind a little in pay, but look at it in this light: In the 6 years since Gordon and Greg took over the reins of CO-January
31 Toxtethogrady: ...and right now, the CO employees are really happy, if being Airline of the Year is any measure. Southwest has a low-paid bunch, but the stock option
32 COexERJ: As Alpha1 stated, CO has begun the long climb to industry standard pay. In the short time that I've been with CO, my base pay has increased 15% and I
33 Toxtethogrady: I had not heard the 500's were going in favor of the 800's. So the seats per plane will be going up. That's good news for the hubs...
34 Tool: Hey check this out. I got something for free. A $50.00 gift certificate? Sweet!!!! What the hell are you complaining about. Not everybody can be a win