I was reminded the other day by an Employee at a local blood bank about one of the best things about working at Southwest Airlines. She was describing her recent change in employment and said, “I’ve been here three months and I STILL love my job.” That really stuck with me.
A small testimony to that fact was confirmed today at The Dallas Morning News "Best Place To Work" luncheon. Southwest Airlines received second place honors as the "Best Place to Work in the Metroplex". Although this is a local award, it really is an honor for the work environment that ALL of our Employees create because they LUV working here, LUV working with each other, and LUV serving our 90 million+ Customers across 68 cities.
I am so proud of our People and this honor, in part because Dallas/Fort Worth has such a large number of really great places to work, and in part because we have persevered through one of the toughest economic environments in history. The great attitudes of our Employees give each other energy and optimism to see us through the difficult times. Another great honor we received was for our CEO, Gary Kelly. He was named by The Dallas Morning News as "The Best CEO" (for companies with more than 500 Employees).
Congratulations to our Employees and to all the other "Best Place to Work" companies in Dallas/Fort Worth.