Did UA fire you and that's why you went to AA? Really, hating on your old employer show indignity and disrespect.
How did this "UA as my former employer" thing start? Hell no! Since when?! UA wishes I was a former employee
Just the thought of working for them makes me nauseous! A PR wreck! And if ever offered a job with UA or any subsidiary of theirs, I'd tell them they can go and pound dirt.
But back on topic. Does UA need a new livery? Yes...Yes they do. Desperately.
Sounds like you have an axe to grind against your former employer. You're obviously still emotionally charged over it, but I do take offense when you make comments demonizing the many of us at UA that call the best from within each time we go to work. There are many excellent flight attendants and other employees at s-UA.
The service level that you described you provide at AA...I've been providing that level of service...with passion...at s-UA for more than twenty years. So when you come on social media and repeatedly hurl insults at and berate the s-UA folks, it's offensive. And when you say that keeping the globe on the tail is an insult to the s-CO crowd, you insult some of the excellent, empathetic, and very hard working men & women at UA...many of whom were hired AFTER the corporate merger.
Your personal upset with UA bleeds sideways into just about every posting you post here and it's not relevant to the discussion at hand. Nor is it productive. I am making a request request that you refrain from making any further counter productive postings with regard to this specific topic. Your unresolved anger isn't relevant to the discourse. Thank you.
The amount of damage UA has done to it's PR and image over the last several years is staggering, and I shouldn't dislike UA? No. I think I do. The culture is vastly split. Out on the line, I meet plenty of pmCO crews, mainline and Expressjet, with the same mindset as me. Why is it that CO crews are kind and fun to be around and UA crews are rude and snobby? Seems cultural, and I needn't look further than some of the pmUA crowd on here, how they constantly berate their peers.
UA embodies everything wrong with flying!
What everyone, including myself, doesn't realize is your personal angst for United; which is more befuddling since you don't have a personal connection to them as you pointed out.
I've witnessed the UA merger and went through it. My parents are sCO. They are currently split not by divorce but by location because of UA. UA gave me my fiercest job interview ever. UA put both of my parents through psychological hell because of the limbo of my mom's job in the beginning of the merger and now where they will live because of my dad's job here on the tail end of the merger; all of that affects my future because as a college grad as of only 2 months ago I still rely on them because I don't know what I will do on December 9th, the day after my internship ends. I witnessed front line employees who became close family friends (some who were there 20+ years) call Jeff Smisek the "next Frank Lorenzo" during my first job at IAH. I saw the backlash over sUA employees losing the Tulip. In the past 7 years, where UA was and has come to today is nothing short of extremely impressive and a miracle. I noticed sUA and sCO crews and gate agents going from totally depressed/pissed off, to loving life again and every UA flight I've had in at least the past 3 years never didn't have a smiling crew member. I've witnessed the merger as a dependent, vendor, passenger, and through my parents eyes. Say what you want but every single United Airlines employee today has gone through loads of bullshit and the fact they still go to work with a smile on their face and (more recently) with pride in their jobs is one of the most beautiful things I've seen in my life so far.
As someone in the industry, it is an unwritten rule that you are supposed to maintain an underlying respect for everyone else in it.
When the times are bad, you will all suffer together (9/11 for example). When times are great, you all bask in the glory (recent economic upturn and massive expansion post-merger).
Watch this video. It's a great one. I make my bed every morning as a result. If you don't to watch the whole thing, skip to 4:49 and pay particular attention to the phrase uttered at 5:14. Every United employee has felt the same sentiment you do now, about 5 years ago, and got over it. And they have a lot more staked in the company than you do.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6OoCaGsz94&t=2s
The mic has been dropped and I'm out of this thread.
I never had the honor to work for CO, so I cannot possibly know the horrors of the merger that you and yours went through. While it's nice to know some employees are becoming just dandy and prideful in their work, it cannot change my experiences with the airline, the final straw being last year, resulting in me swearing "Never Again."
Don't get me wrong, I will always respect the employees of UA and other carriers, especially my counterparts, as we usually give them rides from point to point.
It will not keep me from hating UA as a company, and if that offends some people, SO BE IT.
I too take pride in my work, my service, and my willingness to help others, and my peers contribute. I believe good service is essential, and I hope that UA passengers see how we treat others and become AA passengers.
But I will watch your clip. Perhaps I can be enlightened a bit. Thanks
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