This from the Sept.4, 2006 Business Week magazine, page 11, “Verbatim” box (subscription required).
Apparently, Northwest Airlines sent some of its employees a memo with helpful hints on how to survive pay cuts and layoffs. Tip no. 8: Replace 100 watt bulbs with 60 watt. Tip no. 39: Shop in thrift stores. Tip no. 46 is really helpful: Don’t be shy about pulling something you like out of the trash. What is this, the ownership society?
OK. I know the airlines are really hurting, given fuel and security costs, not to mention lost business from the threat of terrorism. But why then were the CEO’s raking in millions a year? Where’s the stewardship? Do the employees count for anything?
Way back in 2000, the Urban Institute estimated that approximately 1% of the U.S. population experience homelessness each year, 38% (October) to 39% (February) of them being children.
(Illustration courtesy streetroots.)