In the annals of poor management decisions, UAL’s decision to replace a performance based bonus program with a lottery takes the cake:
Employees of United Airlines used to get quarterly bonuses if they hit certain performance targets. Now, they’ll all be entered into a lottery, out of which one—and only one—lucky person will win $100,000.
United president Scott Kirby broke the news in a memo on March 2, calling the change “an exciting new rewards program.” He noted that, in addition to the $100,000 award, quarterly prizes would also include luxury vacations, smaller cash awards, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedans. Instead of getting individual bonuses each quarter, workers who achieve their performance goals will be all entered into the drawing, from which winners will be chosen at random.
The change is not sitting well with employees themselves. ………
Gee, the employees aren’t enthused at getting f%$#ed by the worst airline in the United States.
I think that United will be enjoying its time in the cellar.
This is the very apotheosis of American management culture.