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    Would you work for nothing? (British Airways)

    British Airways is asking its 40,000 staff to work for nothing.

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    Original Poster

    I think it is shocking that a company can ask this from their employees. And I thought Ryanair were bad

    not for my employer i wouldnt

    Voluntary though, bet the queue will stretch a long way with applicants.

    See the boss is giving up his pay for July £61,000 for the month :w00t:

    greg_68;5505814

    See the boss is giving up his pay for July £61,000 for the month :w00t:




    exactly i reckon its around 4 times what most of his staff earn in a year


    lose a month wage, recieve millions in bonuses if company pulls thro with this idea

    Nope. I work for money, not for the sake of it.

    Hahahahahaha, are they having a laugh???

    civms47;5505860

    Hahahahahaha, are they having a laugh???



    I think he is trying to save money haha, even if all some do volunteer would thy make there losses back?

    Original Poster

    Better use your credit card when booking with BA

    All i can say is that a recession hits everybody, from a managing director of british Airways to the cleaner who sweeps the floors, we are all in difficult times at the moment. who could work a month for nothing at the moment. Maybe if my name started with Sheikh i could possibly give a week lol

    Would look good on your cv!

    Perhaps an incentive could be work for free for a month. When things turn around (which they invariably do) we will repay you 6 weeks wages say.

    This way the company saves now when it needs it and when it's back on it's feet repays you for the commitment.

    I think more people would go for that.

    As stated who can forgo a months wages these days, especially the lower down the ladder you go.

    greg_68;5506020

    Perhaps an incentive could be work for free for a month. When things turn … Perhaps an incentive could be work for free for a month. When things turn around (which they invariably do) we will repay you 6 weeks wages say.This way the company saves now when it needs it and when it's back on it's feet repays you for the commitment.I think more people would go for that.As stated who can forgo a months wages these days, especially the lower down the ladder you go.



    :thumbsup:

    mr.potato_head;5505993

    Would look good on your cv!



    Yep....Im sure it would, companies would grab you :w00t: .... Matching your wages there of course :thumbsup:

    On a serious note it would look good if you have no experience i guess...

    I've volunteered to work for free in the past when my company or my department has been in a time of need. Sometimes, you just have to make short-term sacrifices for the long-term payoff. Or sometimes, it's good to just do a favour, since when you need it returned, it's much more likely to happen. In this case, if the company wanted to treat this unpaid time as some sort of a loan, if the deal workd out in my favour ultimately, I'd go for it.

    Ok, after my initial fit of laughing, the thing I would "offer" to do is work unpaid overtime, as most people do this already although this way you might actually get recognized for it....

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    i think you have to look at the bigger picture.......work a little for nothing and have a job in the future

    or have no job

    we had similar at leeds during our low point of administration

    oo i would..... get discounts on tickets!!

    but i think the novelty would wear off ater a week

    Banned

    yes I would too, for the greater good. Also as a public servant I would happily take a pay cut - serious

    kinda worrying. not gonna pre book any flights bout now lol

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    ClarityofMind;5509671

    kinda worrying. not gonna pre book any flights bout now lol



    Actually thats a good point. This stunt could actually cause damage.

    What makes me laugh, is this director giving up his months salary. The guy don't need the money. He won't miss it one bit. But the rest of the staff are expected to follow suit to ensure he gets a bumper bonus! When he says he will give up his months salary AND his bonus, I'll give him a lttle credit.... but we know fat cats don't play that way.

    guv;5509719

    Actually thats a good point. This stunt could actually cause damage.What … Actually thats a good point. This stunt could actually cause damage.What makes me laugh, is this director giving up his months salary. The guy don't need the money. He won't miss it one bit. But the rest of the staff are expected to follow suit to ensure he gets a bumper bonus! When he says he will give up his months salary AND his bonus, I'll give him a lttle credit.... but we know fat cats don't play that way.



    Yes it seems unfair to expect someone who has a mortgage to pay and kids to feed to do the same as a fat cat who obviously isn't short of a few £

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    ClarityofMind;5509802

    Yes it seems unfair to expect someone who has a mortgage to pay and kids … Yes it seems unfair to expect someone who has a mortgage to pay and kids to feed to do the same as a fat cat who obviously isn't short of a few £



    It's all publicity - and IMHO a very poor show by this guy to do it, without giving up something that really would represent a big loss to him personally. A months salary for him won't.

    All well and good saying "it will help to keep your job"... but in that there are questions. Is it a vieled threat? Is there any security being offered to those who comply? One thing is sure. Mr Fat Cat will still have his pension to look forward to - even if his leadership crashes the airline!

    guv;5509903

    It's all publicity - and IMHO a very poor show by this guy to do it, … It's all publicity - and IMHO a very poor show by this guy to do it, without giving up something that really would represent a big loss to him personally. A months salary for him won't.All well and good saying "it will help to keep your job"... but in that there are questions. Is it a vieled threat? Is there any security being offered to those who comply? One thing is sure. Mr Fat Cat will still have his pension to look forward to - even if his leadership crashes the airline!



    Yes, same thing as my hubby said " him taking a pay cut isn't anything like the other staff working for free... all the fat cats take a cut and no-one else will have to ".

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    ClarityofMind;5509966

    Yes, same thing as my hubby said " him taking a pay cut isn't anything … Yes, same thing as my hubby said " him taking a pay cut isn't anything like the other staff working for free... [COLOR="Blue"]all the fat cats take a cut and no-one else will have to[/COLOR] ".



    Repped...... Now that I like! :thumbsup:

    Edit... damn... I cant!!! It wont let me!!!

    I'd work for nothing.
    I'd love to work for nothing.
    I'd love to do nothing.

    "Nothing" : She must be beautiful, honest.. faithful and funny :P

    I used to work for BA and every year we would get a bonus from the profits. I was not a manager or anything like that, just a nornal worker.

    I did 4 years with the company and each year picked up a hefty bonus. I think the best one was 12 weeks additional pay but each year it was similar and well worth having.

    So, bearing that in mind, I think those who can afford to take a little unpaid leave and certainly those who have benefitted like I did, it wouldn't hurt to give something back.

    Obviously it is all down to personal circumstances but if I were still with the company I would definately try & help out.

    It is a great pity that Neil Kinnock cannot help BA .
    Allegedly Air France and Alitalia were bailed out on his watch .:whistling:

    Hell no! Not for a big company anyway. I refuse to do any unpaid work, and that includes unpaid overtime. When my shift ends, i leave, whatever. That is my contract.

    If it was a small one man shop, run by someone i knew well and got on with, then i'd consider it.

    Quite simply - no. This isn't because of the selfish need for money, or the absence of a belief in short term sacrifice for long term gain, but because of the way statutory redundancy payments are calculated - they are based on your last x weeks pay; if you reduce you average pay by taking a cut, or nothing, you reduce the cost to make you redundant.
    If I were the MD I would therefore get rid of those stupid enough to work for nothing as soon as they are unwilling to carry on doing so, and save a fortune in redundancy payoffs.
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