Musn't grumble: British Airways asks staff to work for free

Aaron Crowe

As if working on an airplane -- whether serving drinks, flying the plane or fixing it, among other jobs -- wasn't hard enough, now British Airways is urging its staff to work for free to help the company save money.

British Airways chief Willie Walsh says he won't take a salary for the month of July, and is urging others to work for blocks of time without being paid, according to an Associated Press story.

"I am looking for every single part of the company to take part in some way in this cash-effective way of helping the company's survival plan. It really counts," Walsh said in a company publication.

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