October 15, 2008

Jet Airways to give Pink Slips to it's employees!!!!!!

Jet Airways has shown the gates to more than 850 flight attendants according to the news media.

This comes as a shock to not only the employees who have been sacked but also a number of students who are on thier way to build their career in the aviation sector.

This comes shortly after the plans of a cost cutting alliance between Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines.

Shri Praful Patel says 'I have full sympathies with the employees who have the situation of having to face losing of jobs... But it is an HR issue of the airline and the government can do little about it," .

The following thoughts come to my mind in reference to the above:
  • It's an HR issue and beyond
  • It's an ethical issue
  • Steps must be taken to provide employability training[By the Company and/or Government] to the sacked employees in alternate sectors or they must be provided with an alternate employment oppurtunity in the aviation sector.
  • HR students must deeply think on the topic 'What they would have done if they were the HR Associate in Jet Airways in this situation'.
  • Personally; I would have stopped this from happening in the best of my capacity and if failed then I would have joined a different company with immediate effect.
  • My only message to the sacked employees from Jet Airways is that ' Life might seem tough now but have patience and a towering belief in yourselves. Please don't be bogged down. You have enough and more reasons to follow your heart now. I am sure better days are ahead for you all so be strong and confident than ever before. God bless......

1 comment:

Baidik said...

I just blogged about this yest! On a different note though.

Apart from sustainability skills when a down turn is imminent, whats the HR way fwd ?