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Jeff Slater Now Collecting Unemployment

In what could be America’s longest public firing, JetBlue has released slide expert Steven Slater from his corporate blues. Slater’s camp insists he wasn’t fired, but resigned. Wait, so he can’t collect unemployment, can he? Somebody call Howard Bragman and find out; he doesn’t take our calls.

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By:          Max Simon
On:           Sep 6, 2010
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    • S

      Please, enough about this man.

      Sep 6, 2010 at 12:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Swimmer - Chicago

      Slater should be sent to jail instead. At least he can’t harm the citizens anymore – I don’t think any airline will hire him!

      Sep 6, 2010 at 1:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rick Brannon

      @Swimmer – Chicago: Harm citizens?

      How? By being fat and unattractive?

      Sep 6, 2010 at 3:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brent

      You most certainly can collect unemployment under a “forced resignation” scenario. AKA- If I didn’t quit, I was going to get fired.

      Sep 6, 2010 at 4:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      Now that Project Runaway Flight Attendent has some time on his hands, he may be looking to reconnect with his long lost Father………


      Sep 6, 2010 at 4:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Richard

      Yes, I too am interested in hearing how this man…who was attacked by a crazed customer…”harmed citizens”.

      Sep 6, 2010 at 6:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael

      The net effect is the same. He’s not working for Jet Blue anymore, which is what he wanted.

      Sep 6, 2010 at 7:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks

      His lawyer said he resigned. If you settle with your employer by resigning you can bet one of the conditions is you waive the right to collect unemployment.

      Sep 6, 2010 at 9:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scott

      I think that telling a passenger over the intercom “FU”, and saying “thanks for the memories” to all the rest, then deploying and jumping down the slide, and not assisting any needy passenger to disembark is the same as saying “I QUIT!” There’s no doubt. No unemployment. Jet Blue should have made that clear the day after the event. Under no circumstance should he have been allowed back on company grounds.

      Sep 8, 2010 at 4:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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