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Final Clear
02-09-2018, 09:27 AM
Southwest Airlines Employees to Get $543 Million in Profit Sharing:




After another profitable year, Southwest Airlines is sharing the love with its employees in the form of a profit sharing payment worth a total of $543 million.

That’s equivalent to about five weeks of pay for each of Southwest’s 56,000 employees.

It’s something of an annual tradition for the Dallas-based carrier, which has weathered the ups and downs of the airline industry to be profitable for 45 straight years. A year ago, employees got $586 million as a share of their share of the profits the carrier made.


“Our employees never lose focus on connecting our customers to what’s important, even in a year of great triumphs and great challenges,” Southwest’s CEO Gary Kelly said in a statement. “They continue to be the primary reason Southwest stands apart from the rest, and it’s a pleasure to be able to reward their hard work and dedication to our success.”

I’m proud to report we are sharing $543 million through our ProfitSharing Plan with our Employees for 2017, which is about 11.3% of each eligible Employee's eligible compensation—roughly more than five weeks’ pay. They triumphed during a difficult year, and they earned it!
— Gary Kelly (@gary_kelly) February 7, 2018


In 2017, the company reported a profit of $3.5 billion, boosted in part by recent changes to the U.S. tax code. The company announced separate $1,000 bonuses for employees last month tied to savings from the tax legislation.

The profit-sharing payment translates to about 11.3 percent of an employee's pay. The company said 10 percent of that will be put into retirement accounts, with the remainder paid out in cash. Both of those payments will be made on March 15.

North Texas' other carrier, Fort Worth-based American Airlines, also has a profit sharing program that was instituted in 2016. That program pays out a smaller percentage of the company's profit, with a total payment of $241 million for employees based on 2017 earnings.




Just another failed model, huh uncle joel...

Hey jetblue...FUPM,

FC


Xtreme87
02-09-2018, 10:44 AM
But but... Caring. We have caring, it’s written on the wall. That’s as good as money.

All they care about is their bank accounts. That’s how you know this airline will fail with it’s current culture. Any compny that doesn’t put their employees first is doomed to fail.

queue
02-09-2018, 11:05 AM
And the "culture" doesn't stop there!!! Don't forget you signed a legal contract that says you WILL clean the airplane or else you cannot commute to work. And if you still don't clean, the EVP of some department will have a talking to you which no doubt is to demonstrate the core value of "caring" by firing you. So expect the SS informants to rat you out for not having enough "culture" on a commute some day.


Xtreme87
02-09-2018, 11:39 AM
And the "culture" doesn't stop there!!! Don't forget you signed a legal contract that says you WILL clean the airplane or else you cannot commute to work. And if you still don't clean, the EVP of some department will have a talking to you which no doubt is to demonstrate the core value of "caring" by firing you. So expect the SS informants to rat you out for not having enough "culture" on a commute some day.

That’s the problem with this place. We WILL get a contract at some point in the future. This culture might NEVER change. If you want to work for a place that values their employees and generally wants to have a good relationship with them, this is NOT the place for you. If you want to work with your head down, just trying to fly under the radar, coming in to be a seat filler, then by all means, come to JB.