Fortune 100 Best Places to Work- CAL couldn't buy the award in 2008

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And sorry SWA, but you guys don't make the cut either.

Looks like CAL and SWA will just have to keep telling their employees how great they are as it appears most believe it. Do CAL and SWA pilots get to take those banners home and put them up on their walls or does Larry and Gary come over each night and tuck you in?

Hopefully in 2009, the awards will cost CAL and SWA less and they can again afford to buy one.

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/bestcompanies/2009/full_list/
 

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Who cares?!?!?!
Only those who posted all those stickers on the doors and jetways of the planes. And those who put up all those 5 by 10 banners in the hallways. And the companies who plastered it all over their inflight magazines continuously, spoke about it on their commercials, bought bill boards bragging about it continually, printed it on their napkins. And repeatedly claimed they were the greatest places on Earth to work. SWA went so far as to write a book call NUTS. And CAL wrote one called from Worse to First.

And all their little goose stepping employees chanted the slogans.

JD Power and Associates. Fortune 100 Best Places to Work. Those awards are purchased. Sold as employee moral. And it works because the employees who thought they worked for those companies bragged about how great it was without any sense of reality.
 
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So you are saying that CAL and SWA are not good companies to work for?
 

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Still missing your point. There is only one airline in the list and it isn't even a passenger airline. No passenger airline made it. Can you elaborate?
 

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I know SWA pulled themselves out of these magazine/poll "contests" several years ago because it involved taking time filling out paperwork, giving tours, getting interviewed, etc etc and they felt it would be a better use of employees' time not to help a magazine create a sensation article. Anytime one of these magazine or poll outfits calls SWA headquarters, SWA basicly tells them to take a hike, they have an airline to run.
 

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...SWA basicly tells them to take a hike, they have an airline to run.
I'm sure glad they told that to all those camera crews following them around for their little TV show.

Oh, wait... :rolleyes:
 

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CAL Sucks... I am out here as soon as SWA, FedEx, UPS or Delta start hiring...
Feb is a vacation month... Lucky me, I get to do 5 crossing instead of 6...
Next month, I get to do training on my days off and just wait until summertime...
 

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UAL did make the top 100-- of the worst places to work and it was number 1
 

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CAL is a best place to work. LOL

Maybe if you don't want any health insurance or respect or a life. LOL

I heard that anyone who went to CAL from Express really regrets the decision. I'm really glad that I decided to stay where I'm at. Plus, I heard that tons of people left CAL after a few months because it was so bad.

I guess Larry needed more turtle wax for his forehead, so he decided not to pay for the awards this year. LOL
 

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CAL is a best place to work. LOL

Maybe if you don't want any health insurance or respect or a life. LOL

I heard that anyone who went to CAL from Express really regrets the decision. I'm really glad that I decided to stay where I'm at. Plus, I heard that tons of people left CAL after a few months because it was so bad.

I guess Larry needed more turtle wax for his forehead, so he decided not to pay for the awards this year. LOL/QUOTE]

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CAL Sucks... I am out here as soon as SWA, FedEx, UPS or Delta start hiring...
Feb is a vacation month... Lucky me, I get to do 5 crossing instead of 6...
Next month, I get to do training on my days off and just wait until summertime...
That might take a while! Please let us know when you leave I am curious which airline will hire you first. I envy your guts to chase that nice green grass. I on the other hand, would rather just work on my lawn.

The problem with CAL is the employee group has voted in the worse contract in CAL history. (with the exception of scope sorry Pocohole) Everything else at this airline is looking good. but if you are not happy here, then please go. I am sure no one will stop you and unfortunately, you will not be the first to leave. However, I do think you will be one of the last.

I just can't imagine being at the bottom of any one of those airline's seniority list, especially Delta, 12,000 plus pilots! no thanks.
 

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CAL and SWA pilots need to keep saying the slogans they are told and believing they work for the best airlines in the industry.

And keep up the good attitude when you are suffering from fatigue after your five crossings on your light schedule getting paid for four because of your sick call. And after you get your min rest after a double divert home. And brag about your $5000 per month gross check with $2500 of take home pay after you have funded your retirement, paid hundreds of dollars for the health insurance you just got, paid back the loan you took out to survive the first year a few years ago, made your student loan payment and flight training credit card 19% interest payments, paid for your new uniforms, luggage, and recent medical. And then get to live in those wonderful bases or suffer a commute to work the next time into a snow storm or thunderstorm area without a commuter policy and supervisory pilot ready to dock your pay. Oh, and don't call in sick or your busted!

But hey, you got a slogan and you can tell everyone your company has bought a few JD Power Associate Awards. What a feather in your cap.

And then there is the corndog 737 lifer who thinks an international overnight is anywhere out of Texas. What time is it in Texas when your in Paris? Who thinks autopilots are for wimps, everyone is a Kentucky Fried Chicken Colonel. Who thinks pilots should fly till their 70's now and plan to push for the next change and currently like flying with over 60 pilots. Who think six legs or more a day is a walk in the park. And doesn't care if its company inspects its aircraft by FAA standards or not. And needs a new flight manual issued every six months to keep the good-o-boys 30 years of stunt flying a little safer after a few recent high profile Evil Kinevals off the ends of a few runways in Burbank and Midway. But hey, Colleen sends you a birthday card and you get to wear those cool fighter pilot jackets and look like you just got off your 25 missions over Germany.

So enjoy your slogans and keep bringing the industry career standards down to new lows to undercut the competition. And buy a few more sparklers and tinsel to go with your corndogs and maybe someday you will all learn how to use the automation Boeing delievered the airplane with after your company puts the boxes back in the aircraft if they can find the pawn shop they sold them to.
 
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CAL and SWA pilots need to keep saying the slogans they are told and believing they work for the best airlines in the industry.

And keep up the good attitude when you are suffering from fatigue after your five crossings on your light schedule getting paid for four because of your sick call. And after you get your min rest after a double divert home. And brag about your $5000 per month gross check with $2500 of take home pay after you have funded your retirement, paid hundreds of dollars for the health insurance you just got, paid back the loan you took out to survive the first year a few years ago, made your student loan payment and flight training credit card 19% interest payments, paid for your new uniforms, luggage, and recent medical. And then get to live in those wonderful bases or suffer a commute to work the next time into a snow storm or thunderstorm area without a commuter policy and supervisory pilot ready to dock your pay. Oh, and don't call in sick or your busted!

But hey, you got a slogan and you can tell everyone your company has bought a few JD Power Associate Awards. What a feather in your cap.

And then there is the corndog 737 lifer who thinks an international overnight is anywhere out of Texas. What time is it in Texas when your in Paris? Who thinks autopilots are for wimps, everyone is a Kentucky Fried Chicken Colonel. Who thinks pilots should fly till their 70's now and plan to push for the next change and currently like flying with over 60 pilots. Who think six legs or more a day is a walk in the park. And doesn't care if its company inspects its aircraft by FAA standards or not. And needs a new flight manual issued every six months to keep the good-o-boys 30 years of stunt flying a little safer after a few recent high profile Evil Kinevals off the ends of a few runways in Burbank and Midway. But hey, Colleen sends you a birthday card and you get to wear those cool fighter pilot jackets and look like you just got off your 25 missions over Germany.

So enjoy your slogans and keep bringing the industry career standards down to new lows to undercut the competition. And buy a few more sparklers and tinsel to go with your corndogs and maybe someday you will all learn how to use the automation Boeing delievered the airplane with after your company puts the boxes back in the aircraft if they can find the pawn shop they sold them to.
forget your meds today?
 

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CAL and SWA pilots need to keep saying the slogans they are told and believing they work for the best airlines in the industry.

And keep up the good attitude when you are suffering from fatigue after your five crossings on your light schedule getting paid for four because of your sick call. And after you get your min rest after a double divert home. And brag about your $5000 per month gross check with $2500 of take home pay after you have funded your retirement, paid hundreds of dollars for the health insurance you just got, paid back the loan you took out to survive the first year a few years ago, made your student loan payment and flight training credit card 19% interest payments, paid for your new uniforms, luggage, and recent medical. And then get to live in those wonderful bases or suffer a commute to work the next time into a snow storm or thunderstorm area without a commuter policy and supervisory pilot ready to dock your pay. Oh, and don't call in sick or your busted!

But hey, you got a slogan and you can tell everyone your company has bought a few JD Power Associate Awards. What a feather in your cap.

And then there is the corndog 737 lifer who thinks an international overnight is anywhere out of Texas. What time is it in Texas when your in Paris? Who thinks autopilots are for wimps, everyone is a Kentucky Fried Chicken Colonel. Who thinks pilots should fly till their 70's now and plan to push for the next change and currently like flying with over 60 pilots. Who think six legs or more a day is a walk in the park. And doesn't care if its company inspects its aircraft by FAA standards or not. And needs a new flight manual issued every six months to keep the good-o-boys 30 years of stunt flying a little safer after a few recent high profile Evil Kinevals off the ends of a few runways in Burbank and Midway. But hey, Colleen sends you a birthday card and you get to wear those cool fighter pilot jackets and look like you just got off your 25 missions over Germany.

So enjoy your slogans and keep bringing the industry career standards down to new lows to undercut the competition. And buy a few more sparklers and tinsel to go with your corndogs and maybe someday you will all learn how to use the automation Boeing delievered the airplane with after your company puts the boxes back in the aircraft if they can find the pawn shop they sold them to.
Might I suggest a possible carreer move to rapster music or hip hop...!!?! :puke:
 

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CAL Sucks... I am out here as soon as SWA, FedEx, UPS or Delta start hiring...
Feb is a vacation month... Lucky me, I get to do 5 crossing instead of 6...
Next month, I get to do training on my days off and just wait until summertime...

I'll second that, CAL is a joke.
 
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