Flight-attendant Steven Slater is dominated google headlines after he quit his job in an outrageous display. Shortly after landing on the tarmac at Kennedy National Airport a passenger got up to pull down his luggage prematurely, hitting Slater in the head. Slater asked for an apology but was instead cursed out by the passenger.
The Thirty-eight year old Steven Slater then got on the intercom, ranted a bit saying “to the passenger who called me a (expletive expletive, expletive) you. I’ve been in this business 28 years. And that’s it, I’m done.”
He then grabbed a beer from the beverage cart, pulled the lever for the emergency-evacuation chute and slid down. He then ran to his car and drove home.
To the passenger who called me a (expletive expletive, expletive) you. I’ve been in this business 28 years. And that’s it, I’m done.
Later police swarmed Slater’s residence and arrested him. Apparently releasing the emergency slide can be dangerous as it drops quickly and can injure or kill someone standing below. But on the other hand JetBlue made the statement that “At no time was the security or safety of our customers or crew members at risk.”
Most of us have at one time fantasized of making a grand statement at an awful job but few of us do it. Have you or someone you know ever quit a job in an outrageous way?