|Quoting Vega (Reply 3):|
Everytime that I see these figures, I ask myself why anyone would stand at a ticket counter, interact with a typically non-inspiring public for 8 straight hours and take home $65. Unless, of course you don't need the money and just do it for the kicks of working for an airline and it's travel benefits. I mean you can't even afford to buy yourself an airport lunch on that salary.
One of the funny things about the HP
/US merger is the completely different working cultures. On the US side, most employees are full time and they work for the money as well as of course for the benefits. On the HP
side (at least at the hubs) you have a majority of part-timers bent on trading shifts working lots of doubles in order to get as many days off as possible to actually fly places. So at HP
, most of us work as little as possible just for the flight benefits... so I can tell you why some of us do it. The ones at US who were used to better pay, did it for the actual job moreso... you find a lot less part-timers there. Anyway I sort of rambled on, but that's my two cents.