Monday, August 16, 2010

Steven Slater Snags Slice of Reality Pie

Steven Slater, the man who got into an altercation with a passenger while working as a JetBlue flight attendant, then drank a beer and exited by way of the emergency slide, has been offered a reality show. The topic? How to quit your job.

Seriously, America, what does this teach us? Do something utterly ridiculous at work and get rewarded? Don't get me wrong, I'm a reality TV junkie, but this is a bit much even for me. This guy tarnished (or maybe enhanced) the reputation of his employer, JetBlue, and he's being rewarded with instant fame.

This is the reason we have people like Octomom! Instant fame!

Anyway, the show will feature people quitting their jobs in extreme ways. I'm not sure how Steven Slater will fit into this - maybe as a host? And how are people going to quit their jobs without their employers knowing that their exit is staged? They'll have to sign releases to get the cameras in the building and their bosses on camera!

Maybe I'm just a cynic. Steven Slater, it's your turn to prove this reality television blogger wrong.

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