According to the New York Times, after many employee complaints, United Airlines said it was “pressing the pause button” on a plan to replace its modest monthly bonuses with a lottery system that would have offered large rewards to a few workers at random.
- Why were the employees furious and what did they do about it?
- What were the qualifiers on the program?
- After reading the article, why do you think United wanted to go to the lottery reward system?
- What was the most interesting thing you learned in the article?
Source: Caron, C. (2018). United Airlines Pauses Lottery for Bonuses After Employees Rebel Online. The New York Times, March 4 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/05/business/united-airlines-employee-bonuses-lottery.html)