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Southwest: The Magazine’s February Star … Maurice Alexander

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If it’s broken, Maurice Alexander can fix it. As a Systemwide Senior Field Technician in St. Louis, Maurice spends his days keeping our airport terminals in full working order. Maurice’s journey with Southwest Airlines began in 1997 when, with a little nudge from his wife, Rosalind, he decided to give up being a self-employed general contractor to apply for a job at the... read more

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Looking for Leaders to Soar at Southwest

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If you’re an aspiring Leader, I hope Southwest Airlines is already on your radar. But in case you need more convincing, Southwest ranked #7 on Chief Executive’s 2015 “Best Companies for Leaders” list. Now is your chance. Southwest is excited to announce a first-time opportunity for external Leaders who are interested in joining our Emerging Leader Development Program,... read more

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Southwest: The Magazine’s January Star … Sue Snyder

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In her more than 21 years as a Southwest Airlines Employee, Sue Snyder has never taken a single sick day. That’s right: not one. Her incredible spirit for the Company she LUVs keeps her coming in, workday after workday. That explains why Sue’s Coworkers repeatedly use the words “hardworking” and “dedicated” to describe her. As a Pilot Base Coordinator, Sue... read more

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Inspiration from Martin Luther King, Jr.

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My favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. quote is: "People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they have not communicated with each other." At Southwest Airlines, we have always had a Culture of treating each other and out Customers like Family.  As our Employee and Customer... read more

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Flashback Fridays: 25 Years of Culture

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It’s hard to believe that it was 25 years ago when Colleen called 15 Southwest Employees to come together to talk about our Company’s Culture.  It was probably the first official meeting where folks sat around and actually discussed this phenomenon. I was very blessed to be a member of that special group that became known as the Companywide Culture Committee.  At that... read more

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Happy Holidays from our Heart to Yours!

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Please enjoy this poem by San Diego Customer Service Agent Bernardo F. Olvera.   A Southwest Christmas The crowds have cleared and the planes have all flown. With Christmas in the air my job was to get people home. To be with their loved ones and to enjoy this day, my gift was so that others could love, laugh and play. So, I felt a little sadness land in my heart, for I've... read more

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Southwest Recognized as Best Place to Work by Glassdoor

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At Southwest, we LUV our Employees and the hard work and passion they show.  Thanks to their commitment, we’re been named one of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2015! This is the sixth consecutive year for us to receive this recognition. We’re #15 on the list, the only airline to make the list, and the highest-ranked Company in the travel industry to receive this... read more

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Food From The Heart

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For the past six years, I’ve organized the Southwest Airlines Technology Department’s Annual Canned Food Showdown benefiting Metro Relief, a food pantry located in The Colony.  Metro Relief is unique in that their entire staff is volunteer or self-supporting, so all the money donated goes toward helping those in need rather than paying staff.  Metro Relief provides... read more

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My Time With the Oldest Living World War II Veteran

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As a Customer Service Supervisor for Southwest Airlines at DCA, it’s my pleasure to spend time with many veterans flying in and out of the area.  I was particularly honored to bond with Sergeant Richard Overton, who is the oldest living World War II veteran at 108 years old. Sergeant Overton came to Washington via an Honor Flight chapter last year, and I wanted to thank... read more

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Oh, The Places Southwest Has Taken Me

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When my children were younger, I loved to read them Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss.  Back then, I never imagined all the different places I’d go and opportunities I’d have by working at Southwest Airlines.  Most recently, I had the opportunity to volunteer with the Fireman Rob Foundation and help raise the spirits of sick children at Methodist Children’s... read more

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