RANT: My how quickly things change

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I used to love Northwest airlines. Their service and response was phenomenal, their flight attendants were top-notch, and every agent I dealt with was friendly and helpful.

But now, I've read that Northwest is laying off 2600 flight attendants and will replace them with foreign workers who are willing to work for less money and reduced benefits.

This announcement comes AFTER the United States government granted Northwest $249-million in bail-out money. That money was promptly used to buy 10 Airbus (built in France) aircraft, rather than for paying employees and keeping things on the up-and-up with the people who make their airline function on a day-to-day basis. Northwest then declared bankruptcy, and has now announced they plan to layoff 2600 American workers.

It's ridiculous. I'm sooooo sick of the way companies abuse us that I'm ready to move to Canada. And worse yet, our government will probably try to bail-out Northwest again... afterall, it's only our tax dollars, right?

I e-mailed Northwest and told them to take my WorldPerks airmiles and shove 'em. I'm done with them. They acted as though they were shocked that I'd leave their airline over this "standard business practice." Ugh.


And how about we nuke China? That insane government of theirs insists that their people "Enjoy democracy and freedom of religion," yet 250,000 Chinese citizens are in "re-education through labor" camps for not following the government's political and religious agendas. Add to this the fact that China is a Petri-dish for the Bird Flu and the government refuses to admit that there's any evidence of the bird flu in their country, and I say we just give Russia a beautiful south-eastern oceanfront view.

And, did you hear that 125 illegal immigrants were discovered working for a certain US company today? A same company that has repeatedly denied that it employs illegal immigrants? These aliens were building a distribution center.... for Wal-Mart.

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