It's a numbers game...

July 16, 2009 3 Comments A+ a-

This is a copy of part of the letter I received a month ago. It tells me that, based on my seniority at my airline, I am subject to being furloughed (laid off) on August 31.

I am so low on the totem pole that there is only one thing I can do: pray. I don't want to lose my job. The Company has offered voluntary furloughs to those that want to not fly for awhile. They have also offered partnership flying, which is job sharing with another Flight Attendant. I signed up for the voluntary furlough--but I am so junior that it doesn't make much of a difference. I also signed up for partner flying with my classmate from Barbie Boot Camp, Sue. The partner flying would be the best situation that could occur for me.

So, out of 16,000 Flight Attendants, the Company needs 2,150 to volunteer to furlough, or to partner fly. The deadline to volunteer is 0800 tomorrow morning, and we'll know how it all shakes out the following week. As I write this, 1,222 have volunteered to be furloughed in the last 4 weeks. (Including me.)

Only 16 hours left and an additional 928 volunteers needed...



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Beach Bum
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July 16, 2009 at 10:38 PM delete

Saying a prayer for you. Hope things get better for us all soon.

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July 17, 2009 at 12:38 PM delete

So sorry to hear about that. Hope you can at least get the partner fly! Good luck!!

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Lucas
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July 22, 2009 at 12:18 PM delete

Long time, no updates!!!

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