August 13, 2010 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM
A week ago Steven Slater was just another flight attendant telling passengers to have a good day. That all changed Monday when he told a passenger where she could stow her carry-on. Continue Reading
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I think what Steven Slater did was really a good thing. People in service professions like his, (clerks, attendants, sales people) are expected to put up with way too much. If more people called them out and rebelled against this type of abuse, maybe they would knock it off!
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That drama queen should be fired, put in jail and a rule slapped on him that he can not make any money off of this idiotic behavior (e.g. realtiy shows.) Also, it’s time these stewardesses learn to behave like people in the SERVICE industry. We pay good money for the flight and the in-flight service. We have a right to expect SERVICE. They are there to SERVE us, not the other way around.
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lovenorthdakota. Obviously you have not worked for very long in any type of service profession. People are not polite the way they once were. Folks are mean and look for fault constantly. I know because I was in sales for years. People misread sale ads, are angry about store policies, and etc etc. And they take it out on the clerks, who are the lowest on the totem pole and have nothing to do with policy. I can see this guy finally getting fed up with the abuse. What’s wrong with standing up for oneself and telling the customer off?! The customer IS NOT always right. This lady had bonked him on the head and called him the F word. She should have been arrested for disorderly conduct, not him.
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Sorry Handsome, that doesn’t even make sense.
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I don’t want anyone in charge of my safety on a plane who can’t control himself and be in control of the situation. The more that comes out about this guy, the less it looks like the supposed rude passenger was the problem. The attendant was reported to have been drinking on duty and behaving erratically during the entire flight.
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Barb, actually that is exactly what you do want.
If someone hits a flight attendant in the head and swears at them, I expect that person to get their a55 kicked on the spot, or at the very least thrown off the flight and left to walk back on the tarmack.
Rude passengers are the problem on flights, not rude attendants. Or maybe you just haven’t flown much to know.
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I expect the person causing the disturbance to be contained and removed ASAP. I don’t think the flight attendant throwing a tantrum and bailing off the plane in a hissyfit accomplishes that.
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I don’t think accomplishing that was his primary objective once he decided to quit. I’m sure he couldn’t have cared less about the flight or containing anyone on it at that point in the event.
The guy seemed to be a bit dissatisfied with his job to arrive at that point. I don’t think he was using the dramatic exit as an intentional interview for his next flight attendant gig at a competing airline. That’s why your comment about how you don’t want the person in charge of your safety acting a certain way nonsense was valid in my opinion.
I’m not picking on you or your opinion, Barb. But I don’t think you can judge his entire persona as being “unable to control himself or the situation” by this single event.
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Having flown all over the world I am constantly amazed that no matter the culture, people still think since they are paying for something that they can treat another human being as an object. If you got bumped from a flight, had to spend a night in a fleabag hotel, eaten another voucher meal at Denny’s and had to wear the same clothes you wore the day before, yeah, I can see your frustration. The flight attendant wasn’t the cause of your misery. The emergency escape violates FAA rules and was over the top, but telling the woman to literally, “stuff it” was a reaction I’m surprised I don’t see more often. Reprimand him and let him go back to work.
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Once again, I must say–if your comment is meant to ironic, it’s hysterically funny. If it’s not meant to be ironic, well, you know, it’s kind of dumb.
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Viking; The flight attendant was the cause (at least this time) of the problem. Right or wrong a flight attendent must be in control his actions. Barb may have gotten a thumbs down but she is right. I have not read this but drinking on the job is a no no for any job.
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Drinking on the job? Seems like he didn’t drink until he quit the job.
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My experience has been 100% negative when dealing with airline/airport employees. They are rude uncaring and think they are some kind of gestopo.
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Obama is questioned and the Area voices blog site closes the article on it when the liberal leader is questioned? Why and what is this process called?
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