LOSING your job is bad enough – but adding insult to injury, pilots working for the collapsed Monarch Airlines in the UK had to pay a pretty price to hear the unfortunate news.
Monarch pilots were invited to hear details of the airline’s demise in a series of meetings, with those who were unable to make it in person told to dial in on a special “0844” premium rate number.
The calls took more than an hour, with some pilots saying that led to a whopping 40 phone bill.
Union group BALPA was outraged and successfully put pressure on the Monarch administrators, KPMG, to reimburse the cost.
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