NWA Scores Awesome Dumpster Dive Find: Shame

NPR covered the list of 101 money saving tips Northwest Airlines sent out to its 60 fired employees last week. You know, the one that advised the recently unemployed, “Don’t be shy about pulling something you like out of the trash.”

One pinkslipped NWAer, Brian Diezel, read the list aloud to his fellow workers. At first there was chuckling but he says, “as I kept reading, I noticed some of the people, the chuckling was dying down, and when we got to the part about don’t be afraid to dig through the garbage, I looked up and some of the gals that were in the room with me had tears in their eyes.”

Northwest has since apologized for including “insensitive material” and is investigating how it “slipped through” the HR department. Hmm, let’s see… how could that have happened….maybe BECAUSE YOU’RE BANKRUPT?

Northwest’s Advice to the Laid Off: Dumpster Dive” [NPR]