Friday, April 4

ATA Files Bankruptcy, Strands Employees

Lost your job in the recession "downturn"? At least you were in your home city when it happened. We try to stay impartial around here, but this has to be one of the biggest middle-fingers to a company's (former) workforce that we've seen in quite some time.

Needless to say, the Pilot's union is not really happy*:

"ATA's customers and employees had absolutely no warning that the airline was
going out of business," Staples said. "This abrupt withdrawal is the airline
equivalent of getting on the last helicopter out of Saigon."

(ATA Pilots Blast Management's Late-Night Decision to Cease Operations via PR NewsWire).

Come on, ATA. You're ridiculously in debt. You've already got the runways reserved. Even if you're going to screw your passengers (look at that poor little kid in the picture), at least fly your laid-off employees home.

*More on this later.