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Jet Blue Flight Attendant Freak-Out

Have You Ever Stormed Out of a Job?

Earlier this week, Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater became (in)famous — and ended his in-flight career — when he was forced to deal with one rude passenger too many. After being cursed at and hit in the head with a suitcase by the offending passenger, Slater took to the intercom, let loose some profanities of his own, grabbed a beer from the beverage cart, activated the emergency evacuation chute, and slid away. Slater’s not exactly home-free — he was arrested later at his house in Queens and held on bail until last night — but I’m guessing his little episode felt pretty good in the moment.

At some point in our careers, most of us have probably fantasized about having a Jerry Maguire-style freak-out at work, but have you ever acted on it? Give us the details below!

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Spectra Spectra 7 years
No, I've never done that, but I did quit a job after only five weeks of being there. I basically called up and said "I'm not coming in today; I quit. This job conflicts with my ethics too much". It was true; I was a telemarketer and it was a horrific job.
amber512 amber512 7 years
*And to be fair I would have given notice at both, but the first one my arm was in a the point was pretty moot since I couldn't work anyway. And the second one...they didn't deserve to be given notice!
amber512 amber512 7 years
I have walked out on two jobs, but not angrily. I just walked in said I was done, explained my reasons, and walked back out. Huge senses of relief both times!
weffie weffie 7 years
I did once, nothing as elaborate as his exit but I once screamed at my bosses that they were the most disgusting racist pieces of shit I'd ever met and I couldn't spend one more second in their presence... I was in tears as I walked out but I was grinning ear-to-ear by the time I got home, and I've never regretted burning my bridge to those a-holes. I'm still kind of proud that I had the guts to actually stand up to them instead of silently fuming another day away :)
RoseraDesigns RoseraDesigns 7 years
There's plenty I would just LOVE to say to some people I work with. I take verbal beatings everyday - not just from customers, but from co-workers as well. In the industry that I work in (Plumbers) it's clear that most of them weren't taught how to respect and treat women. What I do appreciate is the fact that I have a job that I do very well... with all the stress that comes along with it, I think it's also helped me tough'n up a bit! I'm not afraid to tell someone when you're crossing the line with me, but I work really hard to keep my confrontations as PC as possible, for the sake of 'keeping' my job... but YES, I do dream about doing things that aren't so PC LoL...
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
Yes but it was not as dramatic. I had an unreasonable boss, I asked him in front of our HR rep if things were going to change, he said no so I said this is my 2 week notice, he said just go and the HR rep couldn't believe the whole thing.It was scary to quit but that was almost 10 years ago and in the long run it hadn't hurt my career.
secondstar secondstar 7 years
No, but I've wanted to many times. I early in my career though, and I'd be terrified of ruining my reputation and jeopardize future chances.
ladysonoma ladysonoma 7 years
lol... this guy's story is so funny. This story says the passenger hit him in the head, but another article says the guy was beating him in the head with his suitcase. Not sure which is true, but he should've had that guy arrested. I can't believe a passenger thinks he could get away with that, and I guess there was no air marshall on the plane to interfere.
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
No, I just find that unprofessional. I've also been lucky enough to love my job(s), though.
WarEagleNurse WarEagleNurse 7 years
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