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United flight attendants plan system-wide protest Dec. 17

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United Airlines flight attendants plan to protest at a number of cities globally on Thursday, December 17. The union has identified the following airports for the protest: Boston, MA; Chicago O'Hare, IL; Denver, CO; Frankfurt, Germany; Guam, Hong Kong; Honolulu, HI; Houston Bush Intercontinental, TX; Las Vegas, NV; London Heathrow, England; Los Angeles, CA; Tokyo Narita; Newark, NJ; San Francisco, CA; and Washington, D.C. (unitedafa.org) More...

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dc3orbust
dc3orbust 3
I was always taught that If your job is that bad, you dislike it that much or the conditions that bad.... Quit ! Move on to something you enjoy and more suited to your skills.
Ruger9X19
Ruger9X19 4
I have this on my toolbox at work as a reminder. It's from Mike Rowe's foundation. http://profoundlydisconnected.com/skill-work-ethic-arent-taboo/

“The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge”
(Skill & Work Ethic Aren’t Taboo)


1. I believe that I have won the greatest lottery of all time. I am alive. I walk the Earth. I live in America. Above all things, I am grateful.
2. I believe that I am entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Nothing more. I also understand that “happiness” and the “pursuit of happiness” are not the same thing.
3. I believe there is no such thing as a “bad job.” I believe that all jobs are opportunities, and it’s up to me to make the best of them.
4. I do not “follow my passion.” I bring it with me. I believe that any job can be done with passion and enthusiasm.
5. I deplore debt, and do all I can to avoid it. I would rather live in a tent and eat beans than borrow money to pay for a lifestyle I can’t afford.
6. I believe that my safety is my responsibility. I understand that being in “compliance” does not necessarily mean I’m out of danger.
7. I believe the best way to distinguish myself at work is to show up early, stay late, and cheerfully volunteer for every crappy task there is.
8. I believe the most annoying sounds in the world are whining and complaining. I will never make them. If I am unhappy in my work, I will either find a new job, or find a way to be happy.
9. I believe that my education is my responsibility, and absolutely critical to my success. I am resolved to learn as much as I can from whatever source is available to me. I will never stop learning, and understand that library cards are free.
10. I believe that I am a product of my choices – not my circumstances. I will never blame anyone for my shortcomings or the challenges I face. And I will never accept the credit for something I didn’t do.
11. I understand the world is not fair, and I’m OK with that. I do not resent the success of others.
12. I believe that all people are created equal. I also believe that all people make choices. Some choose to be lazy. Some choose to sleep in. I choose to work my butt off.

On my honor, I hereby affirm the above statements to be an accurate summation of my personal worldview. I promise to live by them.


Signed_______________________________________ Dated____________________
n914wa
Mike Boote 2
I used to work for the State of California. I put into practice #7. I arrived early. I worked late. I worked weekends. I volunteered for the crappiest assignments. I distinguished myself, all right. It resulted in my ostracism by my colleagues. Government employees see this behavior as a danger to their lifestyle.
joelwiley
joel wiley 2
As another CA civil service alumnus, I understand completely. Some of us had a 'hobby' of doing a good job, which carried a number of deadwooders whose highest and best use was to keep a commode warm for 8 hours.
joelwiley
joel wiley 2
There are those who would find that hard to follow. You can tell them by their first question, "What's a toolbox?"
MikeMohle
Mike Mohle 1
Amen, I second....
alsise2
Ditto. We have choices, exercise them.
joelwiley
joel wiley 2
Nice blurb, but it says nothing about the issues. Maybe a bit more on that here if anyone not intimately involved with the action is interested:
http://ourcontract.org/news/2015/12/10/december-17th-stand-together-for-better
SWEATINTHSWAMP
I understand the business side but I really have a lot of sympathy for those attendants too. I just don't think this is the way to gain support from the traveling public.
Bernie20910
Bernie20910 1
I suppose we could do away with flight attendants all together. Put some vending machines back where the galleys are, put seats back there like a buss or subway, and have no connection between the cockpit and the cabin. Just turn the passengers loose back there and let 'em fend for themselves.
Hollywoode135
Kinda hard to quit a job when you make 100-200k a year for serving drinks. Most flight attendants make more money than pilots.
MikeMohle
Mike Mohle 0
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Lots of people are looking for jobs nowadays.....
alsise2
I wonder if the new contract provides for a "safe zone" in the cabin when things aren't going their way, a guest looks at them wrong or, God forbid, asks them for something.

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