AirnerdTX wrote:MIflyer12 wrote:Southwest has had some fine achievements but those are past achievements: now the execs need to manage for today's realities, and workers need to understand the need to brings costs into line with revenues. The gap is too big to fix by tinkering with work rules or once-a-week leisure routes. If workers don't want lower wages or significant cuts to minimum hours there will be reductions in employment. If WN doesn't want to spend $ Billions to put forward very generous voluntary departure plans (the way DL did), it can use furloughs (the way AA and UA did).
Southwest did offer voluntary buyouts, about a quarter of their employees participated. Bought them out, not just temp leave.
Voluntary separation was nowhere even close to a quarter of employees, what are you talking about?
Most people took extended time off, NOT separation.