Saving tips from the edge of financial ruin
Back in August, Northwest Airlines made a huge gaffe when the company passed out a handbook,"Ground Operations Restructuring Q&A and Employee Support" to employees who received pink slips. The handbook included a section on coping with job loss which featured, 101 Ways to Save Money. Among the suggestions, from a company on the brink because they mismanaged their finances and had to claim bankruptcy, was this gem, "Don't be shy about pulling something you like out of the trash." Needless to say, the employees on the chopping block that received these helpful hints weren't amused.
One recently released NWA employee took the handbook to heart. Here's his video on YouTube: My Summer Vacation.