I find it quite “funny” how some are arguing about working standards at FR and how FR needs to be locked out of most countries while sitting in their living room, wearing pants made by children in Bangladesh (or another country or a different piece of clothes, you get what I mean). And don’t forget to go out and eat at some places where your server will go home after a long shift with like 20 or 30 bucks in his or her pockets due to it being a slow night with almost no tips. Oh and be sure to take an UBER to get there as you always do, because they are known to treat their people with respect and pay acceptable salaries.
This is business. No one is forcing anybody to accept it and work for FR. Don’t like it? Quit! Have no where else to go? Do it until you have somewhere else to go. Can’t do either? Quit and enjoy the benefit of being eligible for unemployment payments in most countries in Europe.
And what else no one here seems to think about is that Lauda didn’t just furlough it’s employees in Vienna, they were all given the “Kurzarbeit” which means that the employee doesn’t just get the 50 or 55% (of the last income) unemployment payment, they get at least 80, mostly 90% of their income while the country pays back up to 90% of the salary to FR. Still at least 10% the company has to cover while not making a single buck.
Do I agree with everything FR does? Heck do I fly them? No. But it’s business, and at one point they won’t find enough employees anymore, forcing them to make corrections. But that’s the only way it should work, not through some union representatives who only care about their own butt instead of doing what they’re supposed to do - represent union members, who clearly voted FOR it, knowing they’d still be better off with this at the time being, and also knowing that as soon as it picks up again, they will be able to make a decision and quit and work somewhere else if they don’t want it anymore.
Kurzarbeit is not paid by the company but by the government or the related social security insurance.
That’s simply wrong. Please do your research before quoting someone else and throwing wrong information out there. Up to 90% is being paid by the government to the company, so at least 10% of the salaries is the amount a company has to cover.
Source: myself, business owner in Austria
on a 10:90 relation in worktime:salary
the employee gets 90% of its full salary
the employee has to work 10% of its full working time
the business owner gets a about 90% refund of that empleyees salary from the goverment
but then: surprise, surprise ... the business owner has to pay the full „urlaubs und weihnachtsgeld“ to the employee and dont get any refund
as those two salary parts are 1/6th of the annual summary the 10% from the goverment PR does not mean 10%
so a 10:90 relation really means for the employee
about 28% of the original salary, payed by the business owner
about 62% of the original salary, payed by the goverment
and about 10% of working time, provided by the employee
in the moment in austria
about 500.000 employees are jobless
about 1,100.000 employees are accepting the „kurzarbeit“ modell, described above
a lot of them now earn a few % below the usuall minimum ( but only work 10% of the total they get payed for)
but well, vida could not accept it for the 300 FR employees ...