Flight Attendant’s Dramatic Resignation Lifts Him to Hero Status

By David Schoetz

Aug 10, 2010 3:46pm

 Flight Attendants Dramatic Resignation Lifts Him to Hero Status 
Steven Slater is quickly becoming America's newest folk hero after the former Jet Blue flight attendant had a legendary on-the-tarmac tantrum at JFK airport yesterday and walked out on the job. The 38-year-old Queens resident snapped after an argument with a rule-breaking passenger who had hit him in the head with her luggage.

Slater got on the intercom and announced "to the passenger who called me a (expletive): (expletive) you. I've been in this business 28 years and I've had it." He then grabbed a beer and his luggage, deployed the emergency slide, and left.

Although Slater has been charged with reckless endangerment and criminal mischief, for many, he has become a folk hero by quitting his job in a spectacular fashion that most of us have only dreamed about.

So we want to know, do you have any spectacular job resignation stories of your own?

Tune in tonight for an update on the fate of Slater and a look at some of the other dramatic sign-offs from film and real life.

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