Okay, despite all the fear amidst the two tragedies befalling MAS, I still was not expecting this.
I can understand that morale must be low.
The staff are no longer working for what was once known as a fairly prestigious airlines.
The way MAS officials and the Malaysian government handled the crises was less than exemplary. They were defensive, uncoordinated, perpetually confused and clearly unaccustomed to dealing with a tough international media.
The average Malaysian was embarrassed.
I get the impression that MAS staff were even more embarrassed.
Their families were worried for them. And consequently, nearly 200 cabin crew have resigned from Malaysia Airlines within the last 7 months.
That's a pretty big number even for an organisation of 19,500 employees.
Frankly, both the incidents were beyond MAS culpability. They were random, unforeseen and highly unlikely to occur again.
However, those tragedies were probably the straw that broke the camel's back, and now the employees have had enough.
Enough of the corruption, the constant debts, cronyism and poor management of the airlines.
The business model was not bad, but too many parasites wanted a slice of the pie.
What a shame.