I am extremely happy that I work for American Airlines. I like my job, at times I even LOVE my job. (At times I am not as thrilled, but that's usually when there are a lot of weather related issues)
It's a great company to work for, benefits are pretty good (except insurance - 2000.00 deductible not so great) But other things make it amazing, non -rev travel, flexibility to swap hours with co-workers, and many other things.
But one great thing is not about me, or the job itself.. It is about American Airlines. And what they did for 287 children of employees.
This week the American Airlines Education Foundation gave away a total of 287 scholarships.
Here is a breakdown graphic that I borrowed from our company site -
Our daughter Jessica was one of the recipients of a $2500.00 scholarship.
She was so surprised when she was notified, I think she honestly thought she wouldn't have a chance, but she did it.
We are so very very proud of her.
|Jessica with Doug Parker - Chairman and CEO of American, and Elise Eberwein Executive VP-People/Communications at American|
Jessie just finished her first year at Tarrant County College, with a 3.833 GPA
She will attend there one more year, and then intends on transferring to a 4 year university.
She is looking at
University of Texas (Austin, or Arlington)
Texas Women's University
or University of North Texas
With a goal, in the end of a History degree, or perhaps dual major with English.She loves both subjects, and is quite brilliant in those areas.
Anyhow, thanks to American Airlines her tuition this next year is covered completely.
Very VERY proud of Jessie.
And so grateful for my employer.