Local Businesses And Big Companies Come Together To Offer Jobs And Freebies To Ex-Thomas Cook Staff
After what must have been an exhausting and draining day for Thomas Cook staff, your faith in humanity is about to be restored slightly.
Amid stories of huge bonuses taken home by some of the bosses of the liquidated airline, the real victims are customers who've saved up for their holidays and loyal employees who have dedicated years of their lives to the job they loved.
But, as usual, in times of need, people have come through for those less fortunate than them and the outpouring of kindness for those affected by the collapse of the famous holiday operator has been huge.
From big brands to independent companies and individuals, people have been offering all sorts on Twitter to try and make the next few weeks easier on people who have lost their livelihoods and savings.
Taxi companies across the world have been offering free rides to people who have been affected by the company going bust:
Thought I'd chuck it on here just incase it helps anyone, my work, Coastal Cars in Montrose, will do free taxis from any Scottish airport back to Montrose for anyone affected by the issues with Thomas Cook. Call 01674473073 or message the FB page to book:thumbsup: pic.twitter.com/u6PLj9zYfD
- Aidan (@MackellarAidan) September 23, 2019
Please retweet for anyone this may be applicable to... BROADWAY TRAVEL BARNSLEY OFFERING FREE TAXIS FOR THOMAS COOK STAFF LIVING IN BARNSLEY BOROUGH #ThomasCook #freetaxi #barnsley pic.twitter.com/4YIBYLg4Zt
- Lisa (@Toddli24) September 23, 2019
Sports clubs have offered free tickets:
PHANTOMS OFFER THOMAS COOK STAFF FREE TICKETS FOR SUNDAY'S GAME
Following the news of the collapse of Thomas Cook, the Phantoms would like to invite Thomas Cook employees to Sundays game against Basingstoke Bison, free of charge.
Full story: https://t.co/Wh1ndJIyom#GoPhantoms pic.twitter.com/ONYJtTeUtv
- Peterborough Phantoms (@GoPhantoms) September 23, 2019
The Imps are offering local @ThomasCookUK employees free coach travel and free tickets to our trip to Blackpool this Friday as a small gesture to show our support following this morning's sad news.#ImpsAsOne
- Lincoln City FC (@LincolnCity_FC) September 23, 2019
People have been offering up services like hair cuts, meals and CV writing for free:
My wife being relentlessly sound there - if you know anyone this might help on Merseyside get in touch via Instagram #ThomasCook pic.twitter.com/ajDoG8nyV2
- :dark_sunglasses: (@JohnnyMilburn) September 23, 2019
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The Village Centre Cafe , Maxwell Drive, East Kilbride is giving free meals till the end of the month to any Thomas Cook former employee on production of their old Thomas Cook I.D. Card.
- Willie JOHNSTON (@WillieJ19554992) September 23, 2019
So sad to see the news about #ThomasCook and their incredible employees. I am not in a position to help financially/offer a job, but I'm willing to help make a CV for any employee who needs it in their job search, FREE of charge. Example below. If you need help, get in touch. X pic.twitter.com/6h0BfoAT0w
- Mairéad (@MaireadMcMahon) September 23, 2019
And there has even been offers of employment, with one company giving encouragement, saying: "When one door closes, another one opens."
Anyone who worked in the marketing, web or social media department of Thomas Cook feel free to send your CV our way. :envelope_with_arrow: Remember when one door closes another one opens. [email protected] RT
- Yapa (@YapaApp) September 23, 2019
Please get in touch if you've been affected by this. We are always on the lookout for good people to join our team. You can see our vacancies here - https://t.co/ZiHIBtERUM https://t.co/1cVqipmun5
- McDonald's Preston (@mcd_preston) September 23, 2019
And of course - for some light relief, these lot jumped on board:
Offering free rides to stranded @ThomasCookUK passengers all night :thumbsup::taxi:
- Fake Taxi :taxi: (@FakeTaxi) September 23, 2019
To all those affected by the #ThomasCook collapse - employees, travellers - we're giving away free access to xHamster Premium. Because the one thing that alleviates stress more than a holiday ... is porn. https://t.co/DrgrcSTbe6 pic.twitter.com/exNrKAb9d5
- xHamster (@xhamstercom) September 23, 2019
Passengers on the final Thomas Cook flights today (23 September) have also done their best to support staff, organising a whip round for crew members who had just learnt they'd lost their jobs.
One passenger on a flight back from Vegas claims they managed to get together £5,000 ($6,200) to give to crew members.
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