Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Work for free? Me???? Are you crazy?

Times are tough where a lot of us work but not as bad as they are at British Airways it seems. The airline is urging its staff to work for nothing to save the company money.

You read that right - WORK FOR NOTHING.

British Airways PLC is struggling to come up with ways to save cash after reporting its biggest full-year loss since the former national airline was privatized in 1987. BA chief Willie Walsh has said he would not draw a salary for the month of July, and urged other employees to work for blocks of time without being paid.

Right. Let's see how many takers he gets.

Of course, some critics of layoffs at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have said Superintendent Peter Gorman should work for free too.

Umm. Who do you think should help the bottom-line (CEO or otherwise) by working for free?


Mary said...

Rather than work for free, everyone who has more than they need should give what extra they have to those who don't have enough.

Michael said...

Ah, but gentle Mary, remember John D. Rockefeller's answer when he was asked how much money is enough:

"Just a little bit more."