Are you struggling with job loss, company collapse, or huge changes within your industry as a result of the current financial crisis? The experience of the employees of Pan American World Airways, an iconic company that went out of business over 20 years ago, may offer you insight into the traumatic reactions you’re having now. While the names and details of various companies are different, the underlying feelings of trauma and disruption in the lives of employees remain remarkably the same.
By telling my personal and professional experience through the lens of the larger story of the fall of Pan Am, I believe you will find this to be a story that is as relevant today as it was 20 years ago.
To find the video of my speech at a convention of World Wings International to 400 former Pan Am flight attendants in September, simply go to YouTube Pan Am Helen Davey, or click on this link.
The experience of job loss for Pan Am employees has many valuable lessons for the world today.