MIflyer12 wrote:WayexTDI wrote:Prost wrote:I’d be curious what % of employees of DL were around pre-merger. The employee ranks (even management) are much different now.
Given the merger happened 13 years ago, and given the average job tenure in the US was 4.3 years in the Transportation Industry (source) right before COVID hit, there is a great chance most of NW/DL employee in 2008 are either retired or moved onto new jobs.
I'm not sure the broader Transportation Industry is a great proxy for air carrier employment, but DL did say that the average (not median) tenure of the 18K people who took voluntary buyouts was over 20 years (although I'm now struggling to find a source for that). So, DL is a lot more junior that it used to be.
Pilots took the buyout in very, very small numbers, so there are surely plenty of pilots still around who were on property in 2008. DL says the avg age of the pilot group is fifty.
https://propel.delta.com/content/propel ... delta.html
Average age of pilot group being 50 has no bearing on how long they've been with DL.
Also, the people who took voluntary buyouts had over 20 years on average with DL; meaning they started to "get up there in age", and their buyouts were most likely quite substantial as well: someone with 30 years at DL got much more money than someone who had 2 or 3 years. That's not a good way to measure.
Overall, in the US, on average, people stay 4 to 5 years with their employer; DL might be higher than that, but the number of people with over 13 years of seniority are not in great numbers.