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Personally I don't take sides in this argument. But… @delta clearly knows nothing about the known dangers of @fortnite addiction. Truly a debilitating condition. In countless double-blinded studies, it has been shown that for many, Fortnite and other games DO help many people overcome things like having to socialize, maintain personal hygiene, and be contributing members of society, but they should ONLY be played and used under the careful supervision of an experienced and trained professional gamer. Certainly not an airline…. #atc #flying #squawkdirtytome #delta #Fortnite
That hasn’t gone over well. I think we can all agree that’s a rather dumb and patronizing approach. I think my favorite comment was, “Delta’s CEO got paid 44,000 Nintendo Switches last year.”
Delta out here trying to bust unions like pic.twitter.com/nkOz9k6rk3
— legitimate business man (@shocks) May 9, 2019
Why not make the same argument this way?
- Factor inflation and multiply the $700 out over the average Delta employee career. Tell employees they’re going to pay the $42,000 while they’re working for Delta.
- And then do the math on what they could do with that $42,000 instead. An employee investing it at a 7% annual rate of return will wind up with about $190,000.
So Delta simply says union dues will effectively cost each employee $190,000 over their career. Thanks to profit sharing, they are already the best paid in the industry. They didn’t need to give up $190,000 to get that.
- They’re making as much as they can (based on industry comparables) without a union
- A union will cost them
- It will cost the company, too
- And profit sharing is what’s driving the ability to compensate employees at current levels
If employees want to be paid like their unhappy unionized peers at American Airlines and pay $190,000 for the privilege, Delta supports the right of workers to decide for themselves.