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AKAAB

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JetBlue just announced that Russ Chew is stepping down and will be a "senior advisor" until he retires next year. So far, there is no wail of grief or gnashing of teeth from the employees over this announcement.
 
JetBlue just announced that Russ Chew is stepping down and will be a "senior advisor" until he retires next year. So far, there is no wail of grief or gnashing of teeth from the employees over this announcement.

Good riddance. He lost me with the "you can give yourself a raise by being more productive".
 
Good riddance. He lost me with the "you can give yourself a raise by being more productive".

Yes ... I agree.

I'm glad to see Rob Maruster moving into the COO position, and Dave back as President and CEO.

Russ did some good work getting the ramp to operate better in JFK, and in other areas as well, but I think he was promoted too high. He lacked the skills to run and build an airline.

He was better at keeping the ranks in line.

Best of luck to Russ in retirement.

Now that SWA is losing money and could shut down any day now, we might have a chance at survival.
:)

DW
 
Was Chew a practicing dentist before going to AA in the 80's? Maybe he is going back to the chair.
 
Um, that would be called a profit sharing program.

Not really. Just the latest version of the old "you can increase your pay by leveraging your seniority for better trips" line. Individual pilot effort has little or no correlation to overall company profitability and therefore, our profit sharing. The only way to increase pay is to work more, but that has become much more difficult with such unproductive pairings, so even that avenue has been closed for most of us.

No, Chew's line was nothing more than tying the carrot in front of our nose, trying to encourage us to work more, knowing all the while that we'd be unable to do so given the constraints on our pairings. A mind game, nothing more.
 

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