I don''t think Mike is anxious to go into BK. I can''t believe anyone would be in their right mind). But the truth is AMR has always treated us (the flight attendant workgroup) with contempt. Folks I know you don''t believe it, but you should try working for this company as a flight attendant. From the day we arrived at the charm farm until the day we leave they treat us like stupid children. They rule by intimidation. I can give you petty examples like, fingernail checks at the charm farm and on the line while on probation. Checking the hem of your skirt. Measuring your ponytail to make sure it is not too long. We are not allowed to sit on any non designated seat on the airplane, we can now fly to Osaka and not get a meal. We can have a 14 hour duty day with 4-6legs, no time to eat, and then have a supervisor ghost ride us and try to fire us because we may have sat for 15 minutes on a pax seat during our last leg. Sure we can have the union fight it for us, but the conditions can be horrible. Try dealing with this for any length of time and see how angry you become.
This is why people like Mike and me too feel this T/A was shoved done our throats. This is the way they deal with us. I for one will accept it, just as I have accepted all their crap from the beginning. Because when we don''t have the supervisors (they go thru periods where they really try to enforce all this bs)this can be a fun job. It is something I have wanted to do since I was a little girl, I don''t think we are overpaid, the cashiers at the grocery store make ore than I do, we want some respect and to be treated as adults. Look at Southwest, we want to lower our cost to match theirs and we are willing to help but AMR must treat us with the same respect SW treats their employees.