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PeedeeShaolin
9/01/2004 4:20pm,
With our economy BOOMING United Airlines has just announced six thousand more layoffs so CEO's can continue to collect multi-million dollar salaries for doing nothing while working Americans stand on the bread line.

USA!

katana
9/01/2004 4:31pm,
Airlines have always been sketchy business regardless of the economy. I'm certain I could find layoffs happening no matter what boom or bust cycle we've been in. With the 9/11 attacks, slim margins, union contracts, fierce competition, strong seasonal cycles, etc. it's difficult to remain cashflow positive in that business.

With that said, a lot of airlines are poorly managed. They could learn alot by looking at how Southwest airlines does things.

Phrost
9/01/2004 5:00pm,
Ok PD, should the government hand them MORE Corporate Welfare you like to bag on, in order to keep these jobs in an industry that's been bloated and run over budget due to HIPPIE BULLSHIT OVER REGULATION AND SOCIALIST, FREE MARKET CHOKING LEGISLATION?

Seriously, the Airline industry's fucked simply because the government started bailing it out in the first place. Let the unprofitable airlines go under, and better ones will arise to take their place.

Phrost
9/01/2004 5:04pm,
BTW, I'm not yelling at you, just fucking HATE HIPPIES.

Anyone who thinks they're owed anything (including a job, a house, food, etc) simply for drawing breath pisses me off.

But PD is still the ****, even if he leans to the left a bit. :D

katana
9/01/2004 6:16pm,
Originally posted by Phrost
Ok PD, should the government hand them MORE Corporate Welfare you like to bag on, in order to keep these jobs in an industry that's been bloated and run over budget due to HIPPIE BULLSHIT OVER REGULATION AND SOCIALIST, FREE MARKET CHOKING LEGISLATION?

Seriously, the Airline industry's fucked simply because the government started bailing it out in the first place. Let the unprofitable airlines go under, and better ones will arise to take their place.

But wait Phrost! The socialist/hippy mantra is that industry can be managed and planned for the equal benefit of the workers and the greater good. Are you suggesting that government sustaining unprofitable enterprises encourages the continued unprofitable management practices? Surely you jest. Everyone knows that business exists for the people and never for profit.

Phrost
9/01/2004 7:39pm,
I'd wager that just flew over everyone's heads.

I realize now I totally crapped all over PD's thread. I really need to stay out of this forum. Being the site director shouldn't imply any superiority of my personal opinions, nor should I allow it to by engaging in political discussion.

Sorry bro. My apologies.

punchingdummy
9/01/2004 7:45pm,
PeeDee...read my post in the "I hope I'm wrong..." thread regarding the economy.

CaptShady
9/02/2004 7:57am,
This is where there's a big political split. Why, oh WHY after 9-11 is this Bush's fault?
(I know you didn't say that PD, but many are).