Let’s look at the unique was that United Airlines has decided to reward their employees:
“Even if they’re in a memo. Especially if they’re in a memo sent by a senior executive to all of his 86,000 employees.
“I felt a peculiar twitch just above my eyebrow, therefore, when I read some words sent by United Airlines President Scott Kirby to all those who work at United.
“The words concerned the removal of their quarterly performance bonuses, to be replaced by a lottery, in which someone could win $100,000 and others could get a few other prizes. Such as $20,000. Or, um, $2,000.
“It could be you.
“Then again, it most likely won’t be you, as there aren’t that many prizes.
“Which means if you work for United and are eligible for a bonus, you’ll be out around $1,200 a year — the amount normally received by many employees. “
So performance bonuses—which usually are designed to reward improvement—are now going to be a lottery? Um, I have a funny feeling a lot of luggage is going to be lost really soon. Seriously, why bother?
But it’s good to see rapacious airlines deciding that the windfall tax breaks that they received should be a golden ticket for a couple employees. I wonder how they justified it?
“The reason for this change goes to the heart of our strategy: offering meaningful rewards will build excitement and a sense of accomplishment with more bang for the buck,” says Kirby.”
Oh. So the employee of the month really didn’t deserve the recognition in the old system.
Imma guess that buck will get banged in the boardroom.