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Westjet culture

#1 Post by Rockie » Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:12 am

The definition of harassment and a caustic work environment courtesy of their CEO. Your orders are to drink the koolaid and drive out those that don't.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/westjet ... -1.3515255

"At one meeting. there was talk about personal spirit and employees having the right tools to do their jobs, but it wasn't all cheerful.

"There are WestJetters who don't contribute positively to the culture," said WestJet CEO Gregg Saretsky at one of the meetings. "We've read the stories on Westnet [WestJet's internal forum], we've seen their comments and we need to bring these people back into the fold.

"And if we can't bring them back into the fold, we have to make it uncomfortable for them to stay here. They need to find their happiness elsewhere."

That comment was received with loud applause from hundreds of WestJet staff at the meeting, but it was also seen by some as a jab at unionization efforts at the airline.

WestJet declined an interview for this story."
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Re: Westjet culture

#2 Post by pilotbzh » Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:21 am

I know a few lawyer that would love to use that quote in a bullying at work case..... They'd make millions....
Great company culture, heard it before, Mickey Mouse from the outside, Kim Jong-un in the inside...
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#3 Post by Rockie » Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:08 am

The CEO is deliberately creating an "us" vs "them" division between worthy westjetters and unworthy ones, and he's leaving it up to individuals to determine who is unworthy. Then he is whipping up a mob mentality exhorting the true believers to target those they deem unworthy and make their workplace uncomfortable with the explicit purpose of making them quit. Tactics they use to accomplish that are apparently left to their discretion.

I can think of dozens of adjectives to describe this and none of them are good.
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#4 Post by rxl » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:40 am

So what happens to the productive Westjetter with an impeccable work record who has been deemed by a co-worker to not "contribute positively to the culture"?
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Re: Westjet culture

#5 Post by Transonic » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:12 am

Nothing.
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Re: Westjet culture

#6 Post by nottellin » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:25 am

Sounds kinda like the church of scientology :rolleyes:
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#7 Post by Splash » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:45 am

It's speculation on my part that they keep files on all employees with anything that can be used at a later stage to terminate the trouble-makers if needed. It's very unfortunate that the perceived culture may not be that what is portrayed.
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#8 Post by mantogasrsrwy » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:33 pm

It's speculation on my part that your speculation is the biggest load of BS I've read today.
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#9 Post by privateer » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:18 pm

A guess its a slow day when you have to pick on WestJet's culture. Not ever airline needs to be run like taxpayer funded Air Canada.
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#10 Post by Shady McSly » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:49 pm

Rockie wrote:The CEO is deliberately creating an "us" vs "them" division between worthy westjetters and unworthy ones, and he's leaving it up to individuals to determine who is unworthy. Then he is whipping up a mob mentality exhorting the true believers to target those they deem unworthy and make their workplace uncomfortable with the explicit purpose of making them quit. Tactics they use to accomplish that are apparently left to their discretion.

I can think of dozens of adjectives to describe this and none of them are good.



Settle down.
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Re: Westjet culture

#11 Post by Rockie » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:33 am

Shady McSly wrote:
Rockie wrote:The CEO is deliberately creating an "us" vs "them" division between worthy westjetters and unworthy ones, and he's leaving it up to individuals to determine who is unworthy. Then he is whipping up a mob mentality exhorting the true believers to target those they deem unworthy and make their workplace uncomfortable with the explicit purpose of making them quit. Tactics they use to accomplish that are apparently left to their discretion.

I can think of dozens of adjectives to describe this and none of them are good.



Settle down.
The CEO is the executive ultimately responsible for providing a harassment free and safe workplace, something he swore up and down was Westjet's policy a short while ago if you recall. Do you think that's what he's doing with these latest comments? Not only is it reprehensible and completely contrary to what he promised all Westjet employees just a few weeks ago, it's illegal.

By dividing employees like that and inciting institutional harassment of almost half of them he is breaking the law and creating a poisonous workplace, which is already becoming increasingly caustic without stupidity like that. Believe me, the language I'm using to describe this is as dry as possible. Hope that you don't ever find yourself on the receiving end of such treatment at your workplace.
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Re: Westjet culture

#12 Post by digits_ » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:01 am

Sounds like high school. If you don't like the same parties, you don't belong to the cool kids :roll:
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Re: Westjet culture

#13 Post by Arctic84 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:15 pm

Hey Rockie, not one factual rebuttal from the 3 attempts.
You might like this artical.
http://thetyee.ca/News/2016/03/22/WestJ ... stigation/
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