[rescue] Divide and conquer
Brian.Dunbar at plexus.com
Wed Jul 23 14:37:54 CDT 2003
Mike F [mailto:lists at mikef.dyndns.org] on Wednesday, July 23, 2003 2:29 PM
> On Wed, 23 Jul 2003 14:13:48 -0500
> Brian Dunbar <Brian.Dunbar at plexus.com> wrote:
> > Apples and oranges but .. Southwest Airlines did better than projected
> > this past quarter. I think the news reader last night said this was
> > their 34th straight profitable quarter. If Southwest can make money
> > flying airplanes in a lousy economic climate, why can't Sun do well
> > making (by most definitions) great computers?
> IIRC, one
> of the most remarkable things about them was that they had _always_
> been profitable. They also made every effort to not layoff people
> when times were tough... all food for thought...
I attended several of SW's career fairs in Dallas. Always mobbed, even
during the boom times, and despite salaries that were a bit lower than the
prevailing standard in Dallas. EVERY SW employee seemed to like their job,
low turnover was the norm.
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