I think Southwest is full of crap. My husband works long hard shifts everyday and barely makes enough to get by. Southwest is doing nothing to make life easier for their employees. MONEY is what comes FIRST to Southwest Airlines...not their employees. These guys can't even take a sick day without worrying about getting fired because this company thinks these employees should eat, sleep, and breath Southwest Airlines. They treat them like slaves....not human beings. I hear story after story about how some guys work all day long, busting their butts and then others get away with sitting around and sleeping. Why is that? Is it because of the color of my husbands skin that he can't take a 5 minute break? The management completely stinks....they are racist as far as I'm concerned. There are guys there that almost kill fellow employees by not doing their jobs right but get away with it ...but my husband has to fight to keep his job because he took A day off, due to having the stomach flu? That's garbage. The union needs to step in and do something or the men and women of Southwest (Ramp) need to take further steps towards getting what they deserve. I'd like to see any of the big shots come down and do what these people are doing because if it weren't for Ramp Agents, Southwest would go under. They are the spine of the company. The big shots can't even lie and make people believe it. One day they profited $120 mil (talking to employees) and the next they are telling WallStreet they profited $320 million or something crazy like that. Well, which on is it? Either way....they are making MILLIONS of dollars all because of the EMPLOYEES efforts and hard work.....they can spare to give these people a raise....a LONG OVERDUE raise....one that keeps up with COST OF LIVING. Southwest Airlines has NO RESPECT for it's employees or customers. The leaders of this company are selfish, greedy, and ignorant. All they are after is how much money they can put in their own bank accounts. They don't care about anyone else and I pray to GOD that this business one day crumbles. Greed gets you nowhere. What goes around, comes around. The benefits are horrible too. They sound good to start but when my husband got hurt AT WORK...doing his job, they sent him to some chop shop doctor, who barely spoke ENGLISH, did nothing or close to nothing for his injury, tried to make him pay out of pocket for the bill AND THEN, tried to find a reason to fire him for being out on OJI. Tell me, how are those GOOD benefits? Tell me how Southwest Airlines is a GOOD employer if it's employees have to FIGHT for the little they have? Tell me how Southwest Airlines puts it's employees first? Cuz I think it's a crock. No, I KNOW it's a crock. I really hope this negotiation goes sour and that this is brought to the media so the public finds out the truth behind this "great company". They need to know how they REALLY treat their employees and hopefully they are smart enough to not fly with them anymore. The planes are cramped, the flight attendants are trashy, I rather cover myself with a peice of paper then their stupid "blanket" and their overall service to customers sucks.
The big shots of this company need to look back to before they were big shots and remember how it felt to be UNDERPAID for the job they were doing. This economy is the way that it is due to Greed and selfishness and Southwest is just contributing to it. These people NEED A RAISE!!!
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