Jet Blue Flight Attendant Quits Job In A Dramatic MannerAugust 14th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 14, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater has notched up an impressive following of his own after he quit his job in a rather dramatic fashion. Although he has been hailed as some kind of a cult hero ever since, what he did surely cannot be termed as professional. In fact, he seems to lack the temperament for his kind of job.
So why the big deal about celebrating his being unemployed? He has dared to do what a lot of us would like to, playing the part of the unappreciated and overworked employee who never got his due. And to say exactly what he likes that too publicly is indeed heroic. But the general public constituting the working force in the country perhaps doesn’t know that he helped himself to a couple of beers before opening the emergency exit and sliding down?
But why did it all boil down to this? Steven Slater, had apparently had enough when a particularly unruly passenger behaved in a despicable manner. He lost it completely, cursed and shouted at the loudspeakers, had the beers and made a very public exit out of the aircraft.
Slater told the reporters on Thursday that he was touched and amazed by the amount of love and support that he has received from fellow workers, friends and his industry in general. CBS reports that he is possibly enjoying his 30 minutes of limelight.
His legal representative, Howard Turman, stated that Slater had injuries on his head which occurred when the passengers were shoving their bags around and one hit him accidentally.
The Port Authority police personnel, however, declines to believe it saying that none of the passengers agreed to his version stating instead that he had boarded the flight with the injuries. The police also described him being led away with blood shot eyes and smelling of alcohol. They added that he had difficulty standing and was unsteady on his feet.
Slater has now been suspended by his employers, Jet Blue and there is no indication of his being reinstated despite his public statement that he wants his job back.
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