Northwest Airlines Teaches Employees The Art of Dumpster Diving

Beleaguered by bankruptcy and the hysterical shrieking of their steward constabulary, Northwest Airlines issued a pamphlet, “101 Ways to Save Money”, with this winning tip for their employees:

    The four-page booklet […] contained suggestions such as shopping in thrift stores, taking “a date for a walk along the beach or in the woods” and not being “shy about pulling something you like out of the trash.”

    The booklet was part of a 150-page packet to ground workers, such as baggage handlers, whose jobs will likely be cut after their union agreed to allow the airline to outsource some of their work, Blahoski said.

Eating out of the garbage: excellent advice for anyone who might soon find himself unemployed! And that walk in the woods tip? Genius. Save money for a hotel room and just have sex with her amongst the compost!

Northwest advised workers to see treasure in trash [Reuters] (via Upgrade Travel)

UPDATE: Download the booklet here. [49kb PDF] (Thanks to Triteon!)


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  1. ChzPlz says:

    However… we don’t recommend garbage picking while you’re on that walk on the beach with your potential ladyfriend.

  2. sp3nc3 says:

    I sure hope that “the trash” doesn’t get interpereted as “people’s luggage.”

  3. Triteon says:

    In Northwest’s defense, the booklet is a generic publication of NEAS that is (allegedly) distributed through client HR departments to future former employees. I’d like to see how NEAS responds after the skewering of the pamphlet by the MSM and certain consumer-centric blogs.
    Rule 74a: NEAS recommends “The Grapes of Wrath” or “Roger & Me”

  4. North of 49 says:

    I remember seeing something similar given to welfare recipients south of the border in one of the issues of a low income monthly free paper that you could get if you were on income assistance. It was from somewhere in the States and it suggested to the recipients to go dumpster diving as part of their search for income sources.
    How low can one go? I hope the people who got that packet decide to do a class action or defamation suit against the company.