DoctorVenkman wrote:If you take this deal you better be ready to go into a different industry. It's not like there's anyone hiring out there.
N649DL wrote:DoctorVenkman wrote:If you take this deal you better be ready to go into a different industry. It's not like there's anyone hiring out there.
That's not necessarily true. I work for a consulting firm and all our manufacturing clients are still going strong. Construction is especially still active. I'm on brief Medical Leave for a potential Heart Condition (for testing to make sure it's nothing severe.) However, before I took leave we had a team of almost 15 people working on this particular client on various technology and marketing consulting projects. Our team even expanded during the spread of COVID-19 because we actually had a large backlog of work available.
I would think the United Cargo branch could be an OK division to step into if you're a front line employee. Yet based on the messaging, it just sounds like UAL wants to cut headcount in general so they can slim down payroll expenses in the short term. You have to figure that eventually this is all going to end and they'll need to increase headcount once again at some point. Benefits don't seem horrible, but if I were to take the deal I'd want consistent pay for at least 3-6 months.
Also keep in mind, UA has been probably wanted to pull a plan like this off in some way at corporate in Willis Tower for a while as well. They've always have had way too many highly paid middle management roles (likely with bloated overlap between divisions; stemming to when they brought some CO folks up from Houston after the merger) and figure this is a good time to consolidate HQ headcount.
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