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Delta Asking Staff to Volunteer to clean Skyclubs due to staff shortage!

Old May 10, 21, 4:05 pm
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Delta Asking Staff to Volunteer to clean Skyclubs due to staff shortage!

With DL now asking employees to volunteer (without pay) to clean the ATL SkyClubs - maybe they could take the same initiative with phone center agents.

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Old May 10, 21, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyerBeek View Post
With DL now asking employees to volunteer (without pay) to clean the ATL SkyClubs - maybe they could take the same initiative with phone center agents.

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Are they too cheap to staff custodial services at this point?
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Old May 10, 21, 10:43 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyerBeek View Post
With DL now asking employees to volunteer (without pay) to clean the ATL SkyClubs - maybe they could take the same initiative with phone center agents.

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If true, and no reason to believe itís not, then this is lower than low, and reveals just how bad the staffing situation is across the board at DL!
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Old May 10, 21, 10:53 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyerBeek View Post
With DL now asking employees to volunteer (without pay) to clean the ATL SkyClubs - maybe they could take the same initiative with phone center agents.

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Why would anyone volunteer to clean the SkyClubs?
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Old May 11, 21, 3:17 am
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Originally Posted by lsquare View Post
Why would anyone volunteer to clean the SkyClubs?
No idea. The Delta Cool Aid must be strong among some work groups in ATL. A DL pilot friend sent me the notice asking for volunteers (needless to say, he wasn't volunteering).

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Old May 11, 21, 3:29 am
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Originally Posted by FlyerBeek View Post
No idea. The Delta Cool Aid must be strong among some work groups in ATL. A DL pilot friend sent me the notice asking for volunteers (needless to say, he wasn't volunteering).

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It makes no sense to me whatsoever.
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Asking for volunteers to clean, does not mean they are not paying them. When I worked my first job at an Old Navy back when I was 17, they asked for volunteers who wanted to clean the bathroom when the custodian broke his hip. Didn't mean they weren't being paid just that they were volunteering for the job. Those who did it ( I wasn't one) actually got a 100 dollar gift card for clothing that wasn't announced.

It's a job that doesn't fall under their job description, I wouldn't be surprised if those who did volunteer to take on the extra duty wouldn't get some sort of prize or something from Delta.
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Originally Posted by lsquare View Post
Why would anyone volunteer to clean the SkyClubs?
Free entrance to the club? What if they ask non-employees? Would it be first-come, first allowed entry
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Originally Posted by HWGeeks View Post
Asking for volunteers to clean, does not mean they are not paying them. When I worked my first job at an Old Navy back when I was 17, they asked for volunteers who wanted to clean the bathroom when the custodian broke his hip. Didn't mean they weren't being paid just that they were volunteering for the job. Those who did it ( I wasn't one) actually got a 100 dollar gift card for clothing that wasn't announced.

It's a job that doesn't fall under their job description, I wouldn't be surprised if those who did volunteer to take on the extra duty wouldn't get some sort of prize or something from Delta.
I agree that they're likely paid, but this whole thing does reek of desperation. Especially contacting pilots, I would be shocked if the union didn't put an end to that nonsense immediately. Other employees are unfortunately out of luck and probably could be assigned to the task.
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Old May 11, 21, 9:44 am
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Could this be a way to allow crew who are sitting at the airport on reserve duty to pick up some extra money or other goodies instead of just sitting and waiting?

Others who have had their hours (and income) cut might appreciate this opportunity rather than seeing DL hire more staff for these positions or pay for outsourced contract workers.

Still, I wouldn't expect most volunteers to be efficient cleaners.

BTW, I had assumed that SC cleaners were outsourced positions, like the food service SC workers seem to be.
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Originally Posted by FlyerBeek View Post
With DL now asking employees to volunteer (without pay) to clean the ATL SkyClubs - maybe they could take the same initiative with phone center agents.

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What's the source of this story?
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Old May 11, 21, 9:56 am
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What's the source of this story?
It seems to be an email sent to a pilot friend of the OP, presumably not dated April 1st.
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What's the source of this story?
I find this story VERY difficult to believe.
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Old May 11, 21, 11:23 am
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They are outsourced; the only DL workers are at the check-in counter.
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Old May 11, 21, 11:30 am
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I wouldn't expect most pilots to be at all willing to help clean lounges.

In some organizations, volunteering to pitch in and help the employer would be viewed very favorably by management.
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