Now I remember

You know, I have been so busy this week with remodeling my kitchen that I almost forgot to take some time to hate United Airlines. No worries, though, they stepped up to the plate like champs… as they always do. See, United went bankrupt a couple of years ago because of super bad management. Super bad! Don’t tell me it was after effects of 9/11, or any of that horseshit. Southwest kept flying and kept making money. Anyhow, United demanded the government bail them out and pay all of their debts. The government, wisely, told them to f themselves.

So then United, in an effort to prove how horrible they are… canceled all of their employee’s pensions. This leaves the Federal Govt (ie; you and me) to pay for these pensions for long time employees. Problem also is that the pensions would only be paid out to lifetime employees at about 40% of their original promised value.

That was then, this is now. We don’t worry about them anymore because we fly Southwest Air now to Denver. Guess what United decided today, with the company still failing in bankruptcy, and still nowhere near ever making a profit?

United CEO could get $15 million in stock

Three executive vice presidents at United would pocket restricted stock and options worth $6 million each, and four senior vice presidents would each receive equity grants worth $3 million. Thirty-one other company officers would each get $750,000 in grants, and 366 other managers would receive $100,000 in equity.

Wow. I mean, just… WOW. The company went teets up, laid everyone off, went into bankruptcy, reneged on the retirement for all their employees… then gave the suits Millions. Come on, what the shit is that? No wonder the company can’t stay aground, they are too busy paying off management. Long story short, don’t fly United.

United Airlines Sucks

If you are a longtime reader here, you know I hate United Airlines. They have consistently been a major pain in the ass to Denver. Obviously the jobs they provide aren’t terrific, because their folks are ALWAYS on strike. They aren’t bringing much to the economy of Denver because they haven’t been paying their gate fees to the airport (which the city owns… meaning our tax base counts on those dollars). They treat the city horribly and are always threatening us to give them new stuff for free.

Now they are asking the Government to pick up their retirements. That means if you worked for you United and spent 20 or 30 years socking away savings with the company… you are about to get Enron’d. Here, let them say it:

how does it save them money when the executives and upper management continue to get pay raises and bonuses and their pensions are not harmed?” Porter asks. “United is also putting millions of dollars into a new renovation at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Why are they spending the money to do that instead of taking care of their people, their front-line customer service people who have given them so many years of loyalty?”

 

Where I come from we call that getting ‘Enron’d’ and all of those a-holes are in jail now or soon will be. In the meantime, America… fly Frontier!