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    Default God I sure miss Nwa

    Nwa was the best. Never knew how good it was till we lost it. The people were happy and we had fun working there. The people who work for delta are nice enough but there is not much fun to be had. Most former nwa empolyees really dread coming to work everyday. Between a really messed up hub and a very old hard to learn computer system work is pretty depressing.


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    That's how it felt for the Western people 23years ago. Wow! was it really that long ago Western/Delta merger? Time flys!

    Give it time. I know it sounds cliched, however, you will one day come into work and it won't feel so awkward.
    Sort of like when you move to a new city, it takes awhile to learn it and to make friends.
    You can't force the fun it has to come naturally.
    However, you can try to make it fun for yourself and for those that you come in contact with, it's an attitude thing.
    And sometimes it's a "Let's get the Party started!" thing.

    I know how hard it is to lose one's airline identity, that's not so easy to overcome.
    But before you know it time will have rushed by and you will be OK with it.
    Glad to have you with us. This really is a Delta family and it comes will all the good, bad, ugly, dysfunctional, crazy, goofiness that is part of being a combined family.
    If you've ever been divorced and remarried with kids from his/hers and ours you'll know what I mean.
    Just a bit of advice, remember to keep an open mind, heart, and attitude.
    We have all been through this before and it might not be the last time we will go through this, but we are all in it together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gana2win View Post
    That's how it felt for the Western people 23years ago. Wow! was it really that long ago Western/Delta merger? Time flys!
    It cetainly does.
    Welcome aboard Gana2win, this should bring back memories YouTube - Western Airlines -- The only way to fly
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjjohnson View Post
    Nwa was the best. Never knew how good it was till we lost it. The people were happy and we had fun working there.
    Welcome aboard cj, thought you might get a kick of this. YouTube - Northwest Airlines- The Sun Will Never Set video
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    Cj i couldnt agree with you more.since ther merger all i do is take leaves and mope,thinking how great we had it at nwa,and i know im not alone.alot of my flying buddies feel the same way,its not the same,

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    great attitudes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gana2win View Post
    That's how it felt for the Western people 23years ago. Wow! was it really that long ago Western/Delta merger? Time flys!

    Give it time. I know it sounds cliched, however, you will one day come into work and it won't feel so awkward.
    Sort of like when you move to a new city, it takes awhile to learn it and to make friends.
    You can't force the fun it has to come naturally.
    However, you can try to make it fun for yourself and for those that you come in contact with, it's an attitude thing.
    And sometimes it's a "Let's get the Party started!" thing.

    I know how hard it is to lose one's airline identity, that's not so easy to overcome.
    But before you know it time will have rushed by and you will be OK with it.
    Glad to have you with us. This really is a Delta family and it comes will all the good, bad, ugly, dysfunctional, crazy, goofiness that is part of being a combined family.
    If you've ever been divorced and remarried with kids from his/hers and ours you'll know what I mean.
    Just a bit of advice, remember to keep an open mind, heart, and attitude.
    We have all been through this before and it might not be the last time we will go through this, but we are all in it together.
    Well said! (everyone needs to keep the fun in dysfunctional!)

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    ms 767. I think we all went in with a good attitude,at least I know I DID. But dl makes it really hard to keep one up. I have done my best to learn the archaic system system but it seems when you think you know what yoyr doing your wrong. And the gate system,while ok, is not nearly as good as aop. Even the dl people will agree with that. I have been told that in my case the nonsense is more of a station problem than a company problem. I.m not too sure about that but that is what they say. Dl just seems very backward and is not moving into the future. The customers are really really spoiled and it is really hard to enforce policy when they are so spoiled. And also the dl folks do not treat the nw folks as equals. we are like the orphoned stepchildren of the company. So we are trying but it is very hard to deal with such an illogical out of touch company.

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    I understand it's not easy to be "absorbed' or "morphed" into a different atmosphere, with different systems etc. but you said a few things that are important to remember. so far, you have't been able to change your station problems; I guess if you really can't adapt, maybe it isn't for you any more. Your quote, "The customers are really really spoiled" speaks volumes. They are YOUR customers now. Read the last of your OP--seems to me, lots of DL employees learned the "old hard to learn computer system" Hopefully you'll learn it, too--good or bad, it's what you have. Once you get past that hurdle, maybe you can have fun at work again.
    I'm sorry if I misinterpreted your OP--but it was pretty whiney to me. From the viewpoint of a DL Skymiles member since 1980, a frequent revenue passenger on major airlines all over the world since 1972, it wasn't what I expected from a Red Coat professional at Delta Air Lines. Hope your station and job improves for you and your customers.
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    I'll admit, I haven't used either system, but I am a computer science student. It seems like with a lot of times when changing systems, it's not so much that a new system is harder or easier, it's different. That is, it's not the new system that's the problem, but the change itself. Kind of like the 3 laws of Facebook I thought of, for those that use it: 1. Every 6 months, they change their layout. 2. Every time the layout changes, people complain about it. 3. When the layout changes 6 months later, they want the old layout back (the very same one they originally despised).
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