|Quoting Kappel (Reply 1):|
Too bad not another airline.. a lot of them (ahem.. DL... ahem NW..) could use his help.
|Quoting Dl1011 (Reply 4):|
NW and now DL are VERY anti-employee and Dl appears determined to drive as many people out the door as possible.
|Quoting Kappel (Reply 5):|
That's why those companies need him the most, to turn that around.
|Quoting Airwave (Reply 8):|
Simply because he turned around one airline doesn't automatically mean that he'd be able to accomplish it at another. Every airline has its own situation, financial and otherwise. Bethune was very fortunate that things lined up for him at Continental as they did back in the mid-90s. However, I don't think it's a smart policy to expect that he'd be able to pop on down to ATL, wave a magic marker, and bibbity-bobbity-boo! make everything right as rain at DL.
|Quoting Antoniemey (Reply 3):|
They might get the same or close to the same benefits by their current management reading his book. Since that book pretty much is a step-by-step guide to how he turned Continental around, it's not exactly a big secret how it was done, it's just that peopel tend to forget that it's the simple things that count the most
|Quoting Gigneil (Reply 7):|
Gordon took over the most anti-employee airline in history and made it somewhat pleasant to work for.
I think he could handle DL or NW
|Quoting DL1011 (Reply 11):|
should have added that I would very much like to see a CEO like Mr Bethune turn DL around. I have absolutely zero faith in the current Management and employee morale (at least in my dept) is at an all time low. A majority of people (once again, in my dept) that I know are actively seeking other employment, returning to school to finish their educations or researching/starting their own business's.
Sorry to turn this into a dl rant. Mr Bethune would be a welcome addition and if he feels the need for a major challenge then dl would be it!