Well being a DL
employee, I think that I can touch on this subject a little bit based on personal observations here at DFW
, and when I was in ATL
a few weeks ago.
First lemme talk about an experience I had in ATL
. I was non-reving, however I was wearing a suit and no Delta ID
badge or anything. I was walking through terminal A I think it was, as I had just arrived from SEA
. My next flight back to DFW
was in Term D and I was feeling a bit hungry. I asked this woman CSA who was walking by if I could ask her a quick question. She seemed a bit annoyed but stopped anyway. I asked her if there were places to eat in Term D. She replied that there were. I asked her to name a few places for me so I would know if I should eat here (Term A) or in Term D. She replied very sassylike "Look, I don't have time to stand here and list all of the places there are to eat!" and with that she turned around in walked off. To be honest I was dumbfounded at the least.... if I had been some Platinum Medallion flier or even Joe Blow on a discounted ticket, Id be pissed - and probably would have complained.
Now as for things here at DFW
, I think the latest numbers are if your hire date is younger than 84, you are out of a job at DFW
. Morale around here has been pretty dismal. People are on edge, and easily snap if you catch them on the wrong day. People don't really worry anymore about planes pushing late or picking up a bag on the ramp that fell out of somebody's cart. In fact the other day when it was raining, I picked up a bag that was laying on the ground and it was wet and covered in mud. Turns out it should have gone out on a flight 6 hours earlier, yet nobody bothered to pick it up, despite the fact that it was in plain view.
On top of that, supervisors are out on a witch hunt looking to write people up for anything - and I mean ANYTHING. I, along with others, believe it might be pressure from ATL
on the supe's to fire or get people to quit so DL
doesn't have to pay out anykind of unemployment or severence. I'll just be glad when its all over. Jan 31 is my last day with DL
because I don't have enough time to stay in DFW
, nor do I want to move to Atlanta, so I'll just go back to school and finish up my bachelors so I can make something of myself.
I do wish the best to Delta tho, and hope it recovers. It was my favorite airline before I worked for them, and will remain so after I leave.