Boeing Corporation announced that they will shut down their Wichita, Kansas business operations by the end of 2013 resulting in the loss of 2,160 jobs. Of course what choice did they really have after only making $3.3 billion in 2010 and handing out $19.7 million in compensation to CEO James McNerney.
As long as we have “job creators” like Boeing helping the economy, how can anyone criticize the top 1%?
MSNBC News had an interesting report on Boeing settling over cabin air quality with a flight attendant:
A former flight attendant is believed to be the first person in the U.S. to settle a lawsuit against the Boeing Co. over what she claims is faulty aircraft design that allowed toxic fumes to reach the cabin, triggering tremors, memory loss and severe headaches.
Of course Boeing still claims:
…that cabin air is safe to breathe and studies by independent researchers have consistently shown that existing systems for providing cabin air to passengers and crew meet applicable health and safety standards.
So according to Boeing the cabin air is safe but nonetheless, here Ms. Flight Attendant, please take what is presumably a large sum of money for your time and effort.
My guess is that Boeing isn’t a particularly litigious company and that they would prefer to pay out some cash rather than get a bunch of lawyers involved.
I just wish that more people & companies would just act like Boeing and admit they are right but nonetheless pay when others say they are wrong. That is a perfect system.
BTW Boeing, I’m pretty sure your planes have given me a bad case of “Uromysitisis“. I’ll expect my seven figure check ASAP. Thanks!