SAA = Zimdollar
Working for SAA for 10 years made me see how a once proud airline became arrogant and money-hungry. The airline is falling apart - techies, resources to name a few are being neglected or even non-exist. Employees are treated like dirt, this while management gets ALL the rewards. It has turned into a 'make-a-plan' airline, and I fear it's in the same trend as the Zimdollar - downwards ever, forward never. There are a couple of managers who really want to help their staff, but most of the management team squash them, as they are a threat to the 14th and retainment cheques. Some of the departments in SAA have become DHL departments - no new test equipment, no new courses, nothing. Techies are doing work what they were not trained very expensively to do. Empires within SAA are created, protected and hidden behind corrupt figures from the people who count. Even Alec Erwin don't care about the happenings in SAA - as long as they stay out of the media, and his office.