It's not unusual that troubled companies ask their staff to take unpaid leave or to work shorter hours. But according to the BBC, British Airways has come up with a new idea:
British Airways is asking thousands of staff to work for nothing, for up to one month, to help the airline survive.
In other words: Hey, we can't afford to pay you. So if you want to keep your job, please volunteer to work for free.
The appeal was sent to 30,000 workers per e-mail. Apart from unpaid work, it also offered unpaid leave. According to BA, roughly 1,000 workers have applied. But we are not told how many wanted the unpaid leave, and how many were workaholics.