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. skippy

    The dud, kinda looks like Jim Carry in (the mask) LMAO

    September 5, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT© ( elf slayer & 15th lvl warrior )

    'Everybody wants to be a princess' more like "lazy lady wants to collect unemployment"

    September 5, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Anna M.

      You can't collect unemployment if you quit or are fired for cause. But she is strange, I'll say that.

      September 5, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      not too bright, eh?

      September 5, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hehe101

      That ,my good friend, is why I want to work for the (UN,CIA,State Dept., etc.) when I graduate college. That way, I can attend a royal wedding and get paid to do so!

      September 5, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. aatami

    RUFFNUTT© ( elf slayer & 15th lvl warrior ) Judgmental donkey!

    September 5, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. RUFFNUTT© ( elf slayer & 15th lvl warrior )

    hey... all i can say is there is a thing called video tape..
    jobs are harder to find.. and she could have always taken the bride and groom out to dinner and spent some time with them or done something else and still had a job...

    September 5, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      She went to the Royal wedding of Prince William and Kate she didn't know them.

      September 5, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT© ( elf slayer & 15th lvl warrior )

      WELL i sent them a letter and invited them to goto chucky cheese with me and my kids... i'm sure they call soon..and rsvp

      September 5, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. FedUp2

    Life sucking Sissyfuss,

    September 5, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. CatMom

    Will work for food...or rent...or electricity...or internet so I can still job hunt...and phone, don't forget the phone...did I say food? forget the food, how about just running water?

    September 5, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RUFFNUTT© ( elf slayer & 15th lvl warrior )

    if dogs do it doggy style how do cats do it?

    September 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    By throwing a hissy fit?
    Or they can only make when they have 'Cat Scratch Fever'?

    September 5, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©


    And only while listening to Cat Stevens.

    September 5, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff Frank ( R - Ohio )™ "Leave no stone unturned."

    ....or can wind up in catTASTROPHY. If they get hurt, then they go to the hospital for a CAT scan.

    September 5, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  11. zoundsman

    Everyone about to go postal, please remember Slater. You have an option.
    I've been at wits end like a lot of people. I'm so happy I didn't go ballistic and waste all that energy.

    September 5, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mag

    The flight attendant story is still the best ever. I would love to go out that way. Good for him, although the reality of his situation has to be setting in. Its going to be tough finding a job.

    September 5, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Thinking7

    CNN has two more gay articles today. Please stop glorifying the gay agenda. This is not news. It is just a political tool.

    September 5, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @thinking7: you're counting them? Which ones are the gay ones?

      September 5, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hehe101

      How the f*** is this article gay? It doesn't even mention anything related to the topic. It's just a stupid-@$$ flight attendant, a lottery winner, and someone (a woman, BTW) who quit her job to go a wedding. How's that a part of the gay agenda?

      September 5, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Ron Qunynghamm

    You know, each of these folks did just what they wanted to at that time. Maybe there wasn't a whole lot of forethought involved, but it was their decision to quit, and in America, as long as it's legal you're pretty much at liberty to do so.

    September 5, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeremy

      Agreed Ron. Plus, in the case of the woman who quit her job to attend the wedding there is a principle about not letting your boss walk over you. You need to be careful about where you draw the line in the stand, but if the company had approved the time off and then receded that approval after she bought her travel package it reflects poorly on the company too. Right now many companies are getting away with treating their employees poorly. However, in time the pendulum will swing the other way especially for those with any education and/or skills.

      September 5, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. leeintulsa

    @ron: one of the golden truths is 'there's always options.' But that's anywhere, really. Some of the people in the middle east and north africa are *finally* starting to figure that out.

    September 5, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
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