As a parent, I try to teach my children work ethics. The values of hard work, sticking with the job, learning as you go, being respectful, finishing the job, being kind.
But those values fly in the face of the recent news story about a JetBlue flight attendant who quit on the job, literally, by sliding down the chute of the airplane after spouting profanity at a passenger he was fed up with.
Now, pop culture America is calling him a hero? For representing the working class? That is not a hero in my books.
It goes back to our general trend in society where people have to always be right and their pride gets in the way. This flight attendant has to realize that he is in a customer service field, and dealing with passengers who are grumpy is part of the job. Sure, it cannot be easy, but neither are hundreds of other jobs out there.
Other people are not sliding down an escape chute to get away from their work situations. Instead, they work day in and day out to support their families. They are the real heros.
In ouI am not sure what is worse. His actions, or that he is being called a hero for what he did.