On 3/13/2003 4:25:31 PM bagsmasher wrote:
If management really wanted us to get behind these pay cuts, they would take the cuts first. Before they cut the workers pay. That is called "LEADERSHIP". Right now, if we give in, and it turns this ship around, management will recieve huge bonuses, (as they should), without having to ever take a PAY CUT.
Excuse me, but management already has led by example.
While the TWU and APFA saw contract increases this year, and the APA has seen their step increases under the terms of their now open contract, and the agents got their annual increase last year, management recieved nothing.
If going without even token raises for the past two years doesn't count for anything, why would taking a cut now make a difference?
There's no guarantee that taking a cut will motivate anyone. My opinion is that even if management worked for nothing, you'd still have people looking to drag out the process and keep pay cuts at bay as long as possible.
The only fair thing to do is make -all- of the cuts effective on the same day.
Also, the way that the bonus plans worked in past years, there are no performance bonuses paid out unless profit sharing was paid out. When y'all were enjoying your last profit sharing check, those in the performance bonus plan got a thank-you letter and zero profit sharing. While y'all were out putting down down-payments on bass boats and a new dualee, I was off buying one of those inflatable rubber boats at Walmart (couldn't afford the one at Target) and wondering how much longer my dino-Jeep was going to keep running...
Time for a brief reality check, folks.
The people that y'all are 8itching the most about (senior management) comprise less than 1% of management (51/9000).
Why not focus all of that energy on something that actually will make a difference?...