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    United Airlines Replaces Bonuses With Employee Lottery

    They’re united against this. The airline’s opted to replace quarterly bonuses with a “lottery” in which workers could potentially win cash or prizes, suggesting it would “build excitement and a sense of accomplishment.” The drawing, which would reward about 1.6 percent of employees, is only open to those who haven’t taken any sick days. Many workers are calling the scheme “divisive” and arguing that random drawings actually disincentivize hard work. The program’s part of a new customer service initiative started after a passenger was violently dragged off a flight last year.

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