With airberlin having filed for insolvency and eventually likely being sold off into parts, it’s not surprising that some people are already looking for new jobs. Several days ago I wrote about how airberlin’s VP of e-commerce and online sales set up a website basically offering the services of his 60+ person team.
I suspected the site wasn’t company sanctioned, though I found it admirable that the guy was looking out for his entire team. He could probably quite easily find a job somewhere else, but rather than focusing on just that, he was hoping someone would hire their entire team (or maybe just entire departments).
YHBU notes that the Berliner Morgenpost had a story about this situation today, noting that the airline wasn’t amused by Dr. Volz’s “posting.” The website offering the services of the entire airberlin e-commerce team has been taken down, and apparently Dr. Volz has been fired effective immediately.
I can see both sides here. On one hand, if someone did in fact hire the entire airberlin e-commerce team overnight, the airline would be in an even worse situation than it already is. On the other hand, in reality the airline will likely be out of business soon enough, and it seemed like the guy was trying to line up jobs for the team for when they’re let go. He had nothing bad to say about the airline, but rather just wanted to do what he could to give the team opportunities.
So yeah, I think the guy had the right idea, and I think he meant well, but it also shouldn’t come as much of a surprise the company didn’t take kindly to what he was doing. Then again, there’s not all that much downside for him, as he’d likely be out of a job within a few weeks anyway.
What do you make of this situation — was the VP wrong for trying to get his team new jobs?