Wow, British Airways are doing it tough. As part of a cost-cutting scheme they've asked for volunteers to work for free or to take unpaid leave. Apparently the CEO is up for it, and he's trying to rally the troops.
That's a tricky one for an employee to consider. On the one hand, if you've got a bit stashed away and can afford to go without pay for a wee while, then I can see someone taking a hit for the team. When you consider a week or so unpaid work against the possibility of joining the dole queue if your company goes bust, then it's not such a bad idea if it contributes the survival of your job.
Yet on the other hand, in this environment can anyone afford to go without pay? Interesting.
I'm not sure what I'd do if Barnes and Noble asked its managers to volunteer for unpaid leave or unpaid work. I'd be like, "Yo, it already feels like you don't pay me! Boom! Boom!"
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