WestJet offers what seems to be a fair offer to Nova Scotia cycling team that WestJet bumped from a flight. Personal beliefs clash with company beliefs? Judas Cow.
The spokesperson “says WestJet believes the compensation it has offered is fair” … though in legal terms a corporation is identified as a person, at issue here is that “WestJet” is not a person, WestJet is not something that forms thoughts and speaks. It is the people working for the company who do that. The spokesperson is coming from a position that the offer of compensation is fair based on costs to WestJet. The point is, would the person, Lauren Stewart, believe that the offer was fair to her? I doubt that. I doubt that a person would believe that the $1500 compensation for two days lost time X (number of people affected) X (factor for others affected directly or indirectly by the flight bumps) is sufficient.
This is the problem of employees. Employees are required by their employers to act as though they honestly believe that the company is correct when in fact they do not personally believe in what the company is doing is correct (forced to be hypocrites). The company is asking the employee to be a Judas Cow … the lead cow, the cow the other cows follow … into the slaughterhouse. The job of the employee is to convince consumers that their company, for example, WestJet, is being fair when in fact the company is not, are Judas Cows. The consumers are being led where they would not like to go.
Chew on this.