Some AirTran workers bail ahead of buyout
Some employees have left AirTran Airways as the company prepares to be acquired by Dallas-based Southwest Airlines in the next few months, but AirTran chief executive Bob Fornaro said he expects Southwest to try to maintain much of AirTran's work force.
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Since: May 08
#1 Apr 1, 2011
Ah the out of touch CEO who will be making his money strikes again. Why are people leaving, we will try to offer them jobs? They might have to uproot family and move to Texas. Those leaving have jobs that will be redundant or non exsistant at Southwest. If you can get a job elsewhere and acrue seniority and vacation in you new job, why wait for the axe to fall. They won't have the multi million dollar bonus and "consulting" job to fall back on. Here is the real world. People have homes, families, perhaps with kids in school. In a real household the spouse also has a job. Normal folks need two incomes to make ends meet. The application asked if you are willing to relocate. Yes, when you got hired or was younger, but that option does not really exsist anymore.
#4 May 16, 2011
That's the Bizz for better for worse. I knew it when I got into it. I have a home, a family AND kids in school. Luckily my job allows me to cammute. I can now finally drive to work (MCO), but may have to go back to commuting. I'd rather not but again, that's the Biz, you won't see me crying about it.
#5 May 18, 2011
hey rob dumb ass learn to spell
its commute NOT cammute.
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