August 9th Officially NATIONAL DIVA EXIT DAY!

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    Aug 10, 2010 7:48 AM GMT
    Summary:

    Flight Attendant Steven Slater grabs two beers and toboggans down aircraft's inflatable emergency slide in a theatrical proclamation of his resignation following a rude customer exchange. He is a brave hero of sorts, and his valiant effort shall be hereby enshrined for all posterity and commemorated for generations to come.

    Legacy:

    Take no shit from no man! And when fight comes to flight, you better dazzle 'em, baby!
    So here's to that bitch of a customer! ...and here's to an adieu so lofty as to be worthy the title of Diva Exit!

    Motion:

    I move to declare August 9th as NATIONAL DIVA EXIT DAY in honor of our brave brother Steven Slater.

    Who's with me??!

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    http://gawker.com/5608503/flight-attendant-uses-inflatable-slide-for-dramatic-job-walk+out
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    Aug 10, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
    Ok... someone has to second the nomination....icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 10, 2010 3:35 PM GMT
    I second the nomination, as long as someone seconds my nomination for any RJer who feels a need to post drarmatically that he's leaving RJ.
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    Aug 10, 2010 3:44 PM GMT
    fastprof saidI second the nomination, as long as someone seconds my nomination for any RJer who feels a need to post drarmatically that he's leaving RJ.
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    LOL! Good point! I so second your nomination.
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    Aug 10, 2010 4:26 PM GMT
    HAHA! Anyone in particular?
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    Aug 10, 2010 4:32 PM GMT
    ewe_nik saidHAHA! Anyone in particular?


    Nah. There have been a bunch of them. I guess I'd throw in the other RJers who give in to their sob, sob, sob dramatic exits. They often come back and announce "I am back. The world can rejoice now."

    (Note: I am not referring to some of the seriously disturbed/depressed RJers who really were so desperate that they felt they needed to post an exit note. That's sad and those folks need help.)
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    Aug 10, 2010 4:38 PM GMT
    lol...You mean like this:

    what an exit from People of Resource on Vimeo.

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    Aug 10, 2010 4:41 PM GMT
    I third the nomination! icon_biggrin.gif
    I love it! If youre gonna quit your job, thats the way to go.
    Or strip the mannequins on the windows of Hugo Boss and position them as if theyre having an orgy, hahaha! icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 10, 2010 4:41 PM GMT
    ewe_nik saidlol...You mean like this:

    what an exit from People of Resource on Vimeo.



    Exactly. Many of them start the "Is The Guy Above You Hot" Forum threads.
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    Aug 10, 2010 4:43 PM GMT
    HAHAHA...but those threads are so much FUN!!icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 10, 2010 4:53 PM GMT
    ....And speaking of Diva Exits, check this out:

    http://thechive.com/2010/08/10/girl-quits-her-job-on-dry-erase-board-emails-entire-office-33-photos/
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    Aug 10, 2010 4:53 PM GMT
    I've seen some pretty cool diva exits from people quitting, but this guy definitely takes the cake.
    I really don't blame him, though. The airlines have become too stressful for me to even bother applying.
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    Aug 10, 2010 4:58 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI've seen some pretty cool diva exits from people quitting, but this guy definitely takes the cake.
    I really don't blame him, though. The airlines have become too stressful for me to even bother applying.


    ...except this one was irresponsible. He actually could have caused a panic....I'd think the guy was crazed, and was fleeing the plane for a reason that might have to do with a threat to the plane (or that he was a terrorist).
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    Aug 10, 2010 5:17 PM GMT
    I usually would be a little embarrassed for him, but for some reason this one really made me chuckle.

    Here here to his nomination.
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    Aug 10, 2010 5:21 PM GMT
    i 3rd this he did what all of us wish we could do when we were pissed off at work lol .
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    Aug 10, 2010 5:25 PM GMT
    fastprof said
    paulflexes saidI've seen some pretty cool diva exits from people quitting, but this guy definitely takes the cake.
    I really don't blame him, though. The airlines have become too stressful for me to even bother applying.


    ...except this one was irresponsible. He actually could have caused a panic....I'd think the guy was crazed, and was fleeing the plane for a reason that might have to do with a threat to the plane (or that he was a terrorist).
    I agree. But I also realize that stress overload can and does cause irresponsible behavior.
    Just this past March, I was working out of state and got so stressed that I walked off the job, left the plane there, came home, and took two weeks off. No damage done, but it did cost the company quite a bit of money to recover the plane and equipment. Fortunately the boss understood my situation and allowed me to come back to work.
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    Aug 10, 2010 5:27 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Just this past March, I was working out of state and got so stressed that I walked off the job, left the plane there, came home, and took two weeks off.


    Oh. Sorry to hear that. I hope you're OK.
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    Aug 10, 2010 5:43 PM GMT
    Development:

    In court, an assistant district attorney, Benjamin Martell, said that Mr. Slater said over the plane's intercom, "Those of you who have shown dignity and respect for 20 years, have a great ride," before making his final exit.

    When asked why Mr. Slater chose to avoid the conflict by taking the emergency slide, Mr. Turman
    [his court attorney] replied, "It was right there."

    Response:

    WERQ BITCH!

    lol

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    http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/10/jetblue-attendant-held-on-bail-as-his-lawyer-offers-details-of-flight/
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    Aug 10, 2010 6:47 PM GMT
    After that, he deserves a vacation! icon_biggrin.gif

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    Aug 11, 2010 7:06 PM GMT
    It's on my calendar for 2011 and I'm having a party to commemorate it!
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    Aug 11, 2010 7:22 PM GMT
    ewe_nik said....And speaking of Diva Exits, check this out:

    http://thechive.com/2010/08/10/girl-quits-her-job-on-dry-erase-board-emails-entire-office-33-photos/

    That's wonderful! I love it! "Spencer" must be fuming, and I hope his own bosses hammer him. Though in a brokerage house, they're likely even worse jerks than he is.

    But I'm not sure I would call her's a Diva Exit. Funny & clever, but for that diva flair don't you need more drama and disruption? More noise and negativity? More temper and tears? But I would certainly give this woman an Honorable Mention, and wish her future success. Thanks for sharing.
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    Aug 11, 2010 7:30 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidJust this past March, I was working out of state and got so stressed that I walked off the job, left the plane there, came home, and took two weeks off. No damage done, but it did cost the company quite a bit of money to recover the plane and equipment. Fortunately the boss understood my situation and allowed me to come back to work.

    Remind me next time to sit on the opposite side of the restaurant booth from you, not alongside you. icon_wink.gif

    Actually I didn't get the impression who were a person that susceptible to stress. Most pilots I've known are not, because you always have to remain calm at all times, as you know. But maybe it's that enforced & unnatural calm that gets to a person after a while, huh?
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    Aug 11, 2010 7:39 PM GMT
    ewe_nik said....And speaking of Diva Exits, check this out:

    http://thechive.com/2010/08/10/girl-quits-her-job-on-dry-erase-board-emails-entire-office-33-photos/


    I saw this yesterday, absolutely love it...but it's been revealed as a hoax:
    http://thechive.com/2010/08/11/a-word-from-jenny-16-photos/
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    Aug 11, 2010 7:58 PM GMT
    scorpiodncr saidI saw this yesterday, absolutely love it...but it's been revealed as a hoax:
    http://thechive.com/2010/08/11/a-word-from-jenny-16-photos/
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    I'm very disappointed. She's certainly attractive and endearing, but most of the fun for me was believing it had really happened. It SHOULD have happened. I just don't know what to believe in anymore... icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 11, 2010 7:58 PM GMT
    scorpiodncr said
    ewe_nik said....And speaking of Diva Exits, check this out:

    http://thechive.com/2010/08/10/girl-quits-her-job-on-dry-erase-board-emails-entire-office-33-photos/


    I saw this yesterday, absolutely love it...but it's been revealed as a hoax:
    http://thechive.com/2010/08/11/a-word-from-jenny-16-photos/
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    HAHAHA! Wow... That's just too bad!!

    Freakin LIAR!