On 1/28/2003 1:40:38 PM Bradly71 wrote:
"You are Union...a lot of good that has done to keep people from getting furloughed and have their pay cut.Times have changed and unions are weaker than they have ever been."
I have to agree totally with this comment. The unions have just done a wonderfull job of protecting employees and all the other things they once promised - LAUGH. However, as stated above, times have changed, unions are weaker, and at the end of the day may not even be at US Airways.
Some of the posts on here take me back to the "CHAOS" days, what a way to inspire ones coworkers and gather support. That was the begining of the end for inter-work group relations in the company, but that is off the point. You state that in res/cust svc things seem so good because we had the ability to sleep in our own bed and eat from our own fridges. Well, last I checked I didn't have anyone paying me to do my job, then paying me some money for the down time I had at home, paying for the room I slept in, and allowing me a per diem for some food. If I have missed a sign up sheet for that, I'd like to get a second chance at it because I wasn't exactly high on the seniority list in my dept and didn't make what people would like one to think we did and I sure as h*** didn't work M-F 9 to 5.
As for the pay issue, which was the original topic of these posts, I have friends that are FA's, they don't make much money, but they love their jobs and would do it no matter what the pay. Sure the pay could be better, I never said it couldn't. What I did say, is that like many have said on here, if some one is that unhappy with their job, move on. I loved my job with US, I planned to retire from it.. then I was furloughed. Now I do work M-F, 8 to 4, weekends and holidays off, and make $8.50 more on the hour than I did at US. However, even with that.. if they were to reopen our office and call us back.. I'd be there in a heartbeat, that is how much I loved the job. I wish I could have transferred to stay with the company but I couldn't for family reasons (before anyone even brings that up).
I've rambled on and I do appologize, but I stand by my statement, my opinion only..not the gospel by any means.. "If you don't like the pay and it bothers you that much, move on.. no one makes you stay with the job".
You are speaking as a furloughed employee. One could make the argument that you perhaps are hoping or trying to convince those who speak of their plight and "unhappiness with the present give backs, that they should leave or quit. One might make the argument that your words make one feel guilty for having such emotion and since no one has a "gun to the head" to stay, then leave...hmmm, interesting. One could surmise that you want folks to leave so you can get called back.
Let me give you a perspective from one that has been here for many, many years, we folks who are left here have just as much right to voice a discontentment than one who has the right to voice submission and "I just love my job at any cost" retorhic. For many who have been forced to concede because of those who are fearful of "what the world would be like without USAirways", will complain, and that in the future that complaint will elicit change for those of you may and will come back.
Have I personally done other jobs, and do I presently...damn straight! Do I think this job is the greatest there is...damn NOT! Do many of us stay because of the years of investment, and closing on retirement vestment... damn straight! Most normal thinking folks do not love a job that can not afford them a respectable living. No one wants to work two or theree jobs to make ends meet. If and when econoomy turns, so will the demands...get it? So, looks like you will have to wait a little longer, cause we aren't leaving and we will still press on and voice for MORE!