On 8/21/2002 2:43:22 PM
Allow me to elaborate more on my comments. The attitude that mastermechanic seems to present is an attitude that his helping to kill UA for good. It's an attitude that must be eradicated from this company if we're to survive and prosper. It's time for the employees of this airline to stop laying blame on someone else's doorstep and stop pointing fingers and instead devote their focus to fixing this company and ensuring we survive and thrive. If people like mastermechanic think they're so marketable that they're nonchalant about the prospect of UA dying, than I say quit today and best of luck to you. We don't need people like that at this company. Those are the kinds of attitudes that we need to fix.
Have the employees of this airline gotten a raw deal over the years from lousy leadership and Senior Mgmt? Absolutely. Have the employees given to this company in the past? Again, absolutely. But does that give employees the right to adopt an attitude of &quot;I'm not giving anything; They can shut down the airline for all I care?&quot; I don't think so. Because an attitude like that doesn't have an ounce of regard or respect for the 84,000 other people at this company who just might want UA to be around for awhile. So, in my opinion, anyone with that attitude should either leave on their own or be terminated, because they are part of the problem, not the solution. Complaining is one thing. We all do it, myself included. But promoting the destruction of this airline to preserve one's &quot;dignity&quot; is another thing entirely.
Believe it.... do I have an axe to grind perhaps. The selfishness you hint at was established long before I arrived. It's also not about being better than other groups either. I am what I am, have earned every bit of it and will not apologize for it. I do not rest on laurals, I contribute everyday. What is to come is not my fault. I did not do this to my fellow employee. But I will not vote for a concession and maintain status quo. "Oh the times they are a changing"...Bob Dylan----------------
On 8/22/2002 6:33:13 PM
Don't go pulling a muscle as you pat yourself on the back. You are not the sole backbone of this company. The backbone consists of each of the groups/departments whose functions are vital to the airline operating each and every day. It isn't just mechanics, that's for sure, it's everyone. One of the biggest problems of this airline is that certain people/groups think they are better than everyone else and that their contribution is the sole contribution that drives this airline each day. That's pretty selfish and casts the rest of the employees of this company in a poor light.
If you're a hard-working, energetic, motivated mechanic, my hat is off to you. We need more people like that here. But based upon the attitude you seem to show in your posts, I have a hard time believing that. If you don't want your desire or ethics questioned, than perhaps you should proof-read your posts before clicking &quot;submit&quot;, because you come across as another selfish, finger-pointing malcontent with an axe to grind.