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Outsourced Northwest Airlines Employees Down In The Dumps(ters)

This also belongs in the What The Hell Were They Thinking? category. And maybe I missed it but why do the local papers not have anything on this yet? The local evening TV news is covering it.


Northwest Airlines gave 50 soon to be outsourced employees, ground workers including baggage handlers, a 150-page packet called “Restructuring Q&A and Employee Support” and includes a four page booklet  “Preparing for a Financial Setback”. For a while it was posted on their web site.


In it are 101 money savings tips including:

Idea No. 46 - "Don't be shy about pulling something you like out of the garbage."

There is more:

They suggest asking friends and family for hand-me-down clothes, ask a doctor for free samples of their prescription drugs, shopping in thrift stores, and taking a date for a walk along the beach or in the woods.

And this:

If you have saved some money, pat yourself on the back -- you deserve it.

Northwest Airlines says production of the booklet was outsourced, that the airline did not proofread it, and some if it may have been insensitive.


Insensitive, there’s the understatement of the day…


Ruth Ohlemeyer

Reading this only reassures me that I made the right call back in April when, after 10 years of working for Northwest, I accepted a travel agency job. Northwest has a history of horrible labor relations, insensitive management, and corporate greed. Their only bright spot is in the wonderful staff of their Assist program.


mm dumpster diving yeh thats a bit naughty as hackers use that to sniff out usefull info on targets.

What next steal your neibours wirless internet connection.

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