Flight Attendant Quits Job In Style (Including Beer Snatching And Emergency Slide Exit)

August 10, 2010


Steven Slater, seen here stroking a flying phallus, is a 20-year veteran of flight attendant-ry who just couldn't take it anymore. So what did he do? What any self-respecting attendant of the skies would: jumped out of a moving plane.

One passenger stood up to fetch belongings from the overhead compartment before the crew had given permission. Mr. Slater instructed the person to remain seated. The passenger defied him. Mr. Slater approached and reached the passenger just as the person pulled down the luggage, which struck Mr. Slater in the head.

Mr. Slater asked for an apology. The passenger instead cursed at him. Mr. Slater got on the plane's public address system and cursed out the passenger.

Then, the authorities said, he pulled the lever that activates the emergency-evacuation chute and slid down, making a dramatic exit not only from the plane but, one imagines, also from his airline career.

On his way out the door, he paused to grab a beer from the beverage cart. Then he ran to the employee parking lot and drove off, the authorities said.

YES! Now THAT is how you quit a job. Pfft, and I thought dipping my manager's hand in a deep fryer was good. You, sir, have taught me a thing or two about terminating employment. Beer, that's what I was missing.

Fed-Up Flight Attendant Makes Sliding Exit [nytimes]
JetBlue Flight Attendant Uses Emergency Slide to Escape Dispute [nytimes]

Thanks to Ed and lil co., who would have raided the airplane bottles as well because they're classy.

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