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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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 2:02pm
I saw that this morning and while I truly sympathize with the guy, I couldn't help but chuckle when I heard that the flight was from Pittsburgh to NYC.

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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 2:38pm
Apparently, his step father had recently died of a horrible disease and his mother is dying of cancer. Sounds like he has a full plate and snapped.
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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 2:44pm
Ouch, now I hope even more that they go easy on him. That's so very sad :(

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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 5:13pm
I read the story this AM in the news, and I can see why he would become a folk hero. The last several years I have flown a fair amount and often on short flights (I am cheap, so I will take flights with a stopover). As an ex-waitress I am amazed how hard the flight attendants work, serving a couple of hundred people drinks, snacks etc in a cramped space and in a short time. They are nice, they are polite and even gracious, and it really must be a tough job.

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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 6:39pm
If he's in the midst of a personal crisis, it's a little more understandable. Beyond that, I don't see how he'd be a hero to very many. 38 years old, out of work, arrested, all because he let some jerk get the better of him. How's that going to sound when he's sitting at the next interview?



Interviewer: Why did you leave your last job?

Fed Up Flight Attendant: Um.....

Interviewer: Have you ever been arrested?

Fed Up Flight Attendant: Well......

Interviewer: Can you tell me a time when you were under pressure and how you handled it?

Fed Up Flight Attendant: I'd just rather not....

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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 6:52pm
I'm sure it is a tough job. But it's also a tough job to be a traveler sometimes. My dh would never survive flying every week if he didn't lower his stress level before getting to the airport, and take every miserable, unfortunate turn of events in stride. Delayed flights, cancelled flights, rerouted flights, missed connections, getting half way to his destination, no second flight, having to drive all night to make the meeting, rude passengers, rude airline workers, red eye flights with a man snoring so loud it is impossible to sleep, and so on and so forth. Week after dreadful week. Then again, getting to his destination is very important to him and that is the sole reason he puts up with it all. Maybe for this guy the job suddenly became very unimportant. If you don't care, it's probably easier to throw caution to the wind, verbally throw up on a whole flight of people, steal some beer and then make a dramatic and costly exit.

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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 8:24pm
Are you even legally allowed to ask if someone has been arrested at an interview?
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Tue, 08-10-2010 - 8:56pm
Whoops, scratch that. Let's assume since there is no doubt he did this, that he is convicted, and the interview question is have you ever been convicted. He's still in the same predicament, having been convicted due to his behavior after have lost his cool while dealing with a customer on the job, is really going to look bad. However, good call on my improper interview question. My apologies.

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Wed, 08-11-2010 - 2:30am
Yes, it can be tiring to fly.

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Wed, 08-11-2010 - 7:48am

I think the point is that he is a folk hero.


A hero, in reality or mythology, who is loathed by the rich and powerful but idolized by the common people, often stealing from or rebelling against the former to make life better for the latter.


Billy the Kid, Bonnie and Clyde, Calamity Jane, Steven Slater


You go boy!

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