Fed up Flight Attendant!

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Fed up Flight Attendant!
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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 1:20pm

Slater (the fed up flight attendant) has become an overnight symbol of the fed-up wage slave who's just not going to take it anymore.

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Wed, 08-11-2010 - 4:20pm
Edited: bummer I see now it was a hoax (link at the bottom). It was very funny though.

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Edited 8/11/2010 4:21 pm ET by harmony08
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Wed, 08-11-2010 - 4:32pm
From the article in the OP:



"That's when Slater reportedly took to the public address system, dropped the F-bomb, declared that he was quitting his job and then grabbed some beers from the galley before deploying the plane's emergency exit chute and sliding to the ground."



From another article: "Slater took to the jet's public address system to curse the flier. He then bid the flight — and by his own acknowledgment, his job — adieu....." http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/travel/2010-08-11-1Aattendants11_CV_N.htm

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Wed, 08-11-2010 - 4:34pm

"That's when Slater reportedly took to the public address system, dropped the F-bomb, declared that he was quitting his job and then grabbed some beers from the galley before deploying the plane's emergency exit chute and sliding to the ground."

Which paper was this from?

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Wed, 08-11-2010 - 4:34pm
Also the quote about him having been in the business 28 years seems off. The guy is only 38 years old.

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Wed, 08-11-2010 - 4:35pm
See the Original Post.

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Wed, 08-11-2010 - 4:36pm
Yep, I read 19 years which would make him 19-20 as I read he is 39.
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Wed, 08-11-2010 - 4:37pm
It is not linked anymore.
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Wed, 08-11-2010 - 4:38pm
Thanks, but honestly, it's OK....I believe you.
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Wed, 08-11-2010 - 4:42pm

Latest news:

JetBlue is finally talking about its famously flippant flight attendant, sort of.

In a company blog posting, the airline poked fun at the attention directed at the case of Steven Slater, who cursed out a passenger over a plane’s loud speaker on Monday and then jumped down the emergency slide.

��Perhaps you heard a little story about one of our flight attendants?” the blog joked.
JetBlue didn’t disclose any information on the case, saying it will let “people speak on their own behalf.” In a posting titled “Sometimes the weird news is about us,” JetBlue noted while it isn’t talking, plenty of others have formed opinions.

“Like, the entire Internet,” the entry read. But “it wouldn’t be fair for us to point out absurdities in other corners of the industry without acknowledging when it’s about us.”

The airline, which is based in Queens, attracts passengers with ads that mock the often-uncomfortable and high-priced travel experience on other airlines.

JetBlue also acknowledged that Slater’s action has resonated beyond airline employees, saying the event “may feed your inner 'Office Space,' ” a reference to the 1999 comedy about disgruntled technology workers.

Slater is currently suspended pending a further investigation.
Public comments on the blog overwhelmingly urged JetBlue to give Slater his job back.

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