Gotta Watch: They quit! (A Labor Day special)
September 5th, 2011
11:33 AM ET

Gotta Watch: They quit! (A Labor Day special)

It's Labor Day, a day that honors all the contributions workers make to the well-being of the United States.  For many of you, Labor Day is a work-free holiday.  So, while you're out enjoying your barbecues and last days of Summer, we thought we would bring back some videos that highlight some less than exemplary members of the workforce.  

Curse-and-slide technique - It's almost impossible to forget the infamous JetBlue flight attendant who gained notoriety in 2010 for his ability to quit in truly spectacular fashion.  Forget giving two-week notice. This guy cursed out a customer, grabbed a beer and slid down the emergency chute.

'Everybody wants to be a princess' - Apparently a job really wasn't too important for this Kansas City woman when she decided she's rather attend a wedding than get a consistent paycheck.

Luck was on his side - Some of you would have thrown in the towel if your boss wouldn't give you a day off for a prior engagement. Well, one Michigan man did and it really paid off.

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  1. edvhou812

    His claim to fame to throwing a temper-tantrum and acting like an **s. His mother must be proud.

    September 5, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • What's that?

      Excuse me, sir, could you step down from your pedestal?

      September 5, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • MP2

      I think that person who cussed the flight attendant was an a**. I have never cussed any worker of any industry because I know working sux. YOU may be married to your work but there are many of us who aren't. Many people in the service industry do not enjoy their jobs and are often treated badly by customers just because the customer may not feel well or because they had a bad day. I've seen how much flight attendants make and I would have to really love to travel ( and not be able to pay basic bills like rent or electricity) just to take that job.

      September 6, 2011 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. larry

    @leeintulsa; Don't be fooled the rebellions in the middle east isn't about freedom it's about religious fanatics trying to get into power.

    September 5, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @larry: I disagree.

      But, still, religious psychos are just another option. Whatever they choose, i hope they keep the right *to* choose. Suppose it's up to them..

      September 5, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      If the party that gets into power abolishes democracy, then it's not really democracy, is it?

      You need to think things through, buddy.

      September 6, 2011 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
    • larry

      Hang on? That's what I just said!

      September 6, 2011 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Greggq

      We have plenty of religious fundamentalists in American politics. Look at the Republican candidates and how they have to pander to religious zealots to win their primary. It's ironic and sad that the Republicans almost certainly will nominate someone who the right wing wackos love but has no chance in hell of winning in November 2012.

      I wish the Republicans would root out the religious nuts in their party - until they do I won't be voting that way (and I'd like to - Obama is not a good president).

      September 6, 2011 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. Brad

    Of course he got a suspended sentence, about a year and a half of probation, must attend counseling and AA meetings and pay a fine. So he didn't walk free from all of this.

    September 5, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. leeintulsa

    CNN controls the comments. These are fake. I love Michelle Bachmann.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  5. larry

    Pssssh. Not me, I'm voting for Rick Perry. Hair matters.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. RayJacksonMS

    That flight attendant was physically and verbally assaulted by that passenger. You seem to have left that out of the story.

    September 6, 2011 at 4:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. Ywgwie malmsteen

    america get off the dem teet! get to work! make this country what it used to be a country of proud workin americans! yea right like thats gonna happen! In the mean time you lazy asses can go to

    September 6, 2011 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  8. Ellie

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    August 11, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
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