Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursday Poll



I think by now, pretty much everyone has heard of the Jet Blue Flight Attendant that dramatically quit his job this week. Steve Slater, a 38 year old Flight Attendant for Jet Blue dramatically and somewhat dangerously quit his job this week following an altercation with a passenger. Mr. Slater was struck in the head by a bag of a passenger that stood up while the plane was taxing to the gate. Instead of apologizing, the passenger told Mr. Slater to F*ck Off (or something to that effect) and a verbal altercation between the two ensued. Finally Mr. Slater had had enough. He allegedly got on the airplane's P.A. and cursed out the entire plane, grabbed a couple of beers, opened the exit door, released the inflatable slide and slid down onto the tarmac. Mr. Slater then raced across the tarmac into the airport and then to his car. He drove to his home in Queens. NY and waited for authorities to arrest him later that evening. Now, what Mr. Slater did was extremely unprofessional and dangerous. I'm not denying that. But who here hasn't thought of quitting in a dramatic style? Perhaps not in a way that may endanger others, but hey, telling a plane full of passengers where to stick their luggage..so to speak..sounds like a secret fantasy of many flight attendants I have met. Let's face it. A lot of jobs in this world suck. You have to deal with all sorts of personalities and you can't always tell them how you really feel. Those that work in a customer service orientated position really understand the plight of Mr. Slater. I know there are many time when I have fantasized about telling my cow-workers (Intentional misspelling) how I really feel about them. Of course this fantasy involves winning an obscene amount of money in the lottery first and THEN quitting...it's never good to burn bridges....no matter how much you hate the people you are working with. That is why Mr. Slater isn't as clever as I would like him to be. He was having a particularly bad day and he quit. He has no back up job, no plan, nothing. Sure the Web is embracing him as a folk hero, and sure there have even been movies made about such a exit. Remember the character Howard Beale in the 1976 movie Network? The famous line. "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this any more!" but Mr. Slater is probably never going to work as a Flight Attendant ever again. Of course that is probably a good thing for him and any future passengers of his, but you get my drift. So what is to become of Mr. Slater? Jail, Probation, a Reality Show? Oh goodness. None of those options sound very appealing. This is really a lesson in restraint. Had Mr. Slater shown some, sure he wouldn't have his 15 minutes of fame, but he might still have his job and wouldn't have a criminal record!
On To The Poll!

1. Lip Of The Day? - Dior Creme de Gloss in Fig Nectar. I already reviewed it a while ago here. I think I'm coming to the end of this tube. I might have to repurchase!

2. Do you think Steven Slater is a Hero or an Idiot or both? - I think he is kinda both! See above,

3. Current Lemming? - Burberry Lipstick in Rosewood. It's sold out corporate wide at Nordstrom. I am trying to wait patiently for it to be restocked. It's not an easy thing to do.

4. Have you ever quit a job in a dramatic or non professional way? - I worked at an Italian restaurant in college. The head waitress had a big chip on her shoulder against college kids and treated me and my friend who worked there like trash. She started screwing with our shifts so when spring break came around we both said we were going out of town.....and then never went back to work. It was very unprofessional of me, but I was young and the boss was a turd!

5. I am a ____ ho and I am a ___ hater. I'll wear/use anything by____, but nothing by______. - I am a Taupe ho, Frosty Light Blue eyeshadow hater, I will wear/use anything by Guerlain or Chanel, and nothing by Sugar Cosmetics/Pop Beauty.

12 comments:

  1. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Mac CB96. Weird name, gorgeous color (for my taste, at least)

    2. Do you think Steven Slater is a Hero or an Idiot or both? I think he's a victim of our stressed way of life. And a bit of a hero for deciding not to take it anymore :)

    3. Current Lemming? - Burberry everything. Of course, it's not sold here.

    4. Have you ever quit a job in a dramatic or non professional way?
    No, never. But I had a friend in college who once pretended her fiance had died in a car crash so she could leave the office and never come back again. Talk about an exit.

    5. I am a foundation ho and I am a nude (concealer type) lipstick hater. I will wear/use anything by Nars or Mac and nothing by any company that uses the name b!ch or its equivalent as a brand.

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  2. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Today is a can't be bothered day, so its a Sleek lip conditioner in Electro Peach

    2. Do you think Steven Slater is a Hero or an Idiot or both? - A bit of an idiot, but I can understand where he's coming from. I hate my job but I hate being unemployed even more!

    3. Current Lemming? - SugarPill Poison Plum e/s, Illamasqua Jo'mina nail polish... purple stuff.

    4. Have you ever quit a job in a dramatic or non professional way?
    No :(

    5. I am a peach/coral ho and I am a white lipstick hater. I'll wear/use anything by Barry M, Sleek, Mac and Benefit, but nothing by Lime Crime, ever.

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  3. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Guerlain Kiss Kiss Cherry Shine

    2. Do you think Steven Slater is a Hero or an Idiot or both? - Idiot with a cool exit. Both FA's & passengers have gotten extremely rude over the years. Chances are he was an idiot before he was an FA. Flying now is like having to change buses at the greyhound depot at midnight in Los Angeles. (everybody's miserable)

    3. Current Lemming? - RBL 5 hour sale. I know it's not technically a lemming but I really really want it.

    4. Have you ever quit a job in a dramatic or non professional way? - My last job. I quit on my b-day the company was a joke and our poorly handled parting was inevitable. It was either me or them.

    5. I am a ____ ho and I am a ___ hater. I'll wear/use anything by____, but nothing by______. - I am a Purple nails ho, yet a pink nails hater, I will wear/use anything by Illamasqua and nothing by so many brands it's impossible to list.

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  4. 1. Lip Of The Day? - MAC Hot Tahiti over Prep/Prime Lip.

    2. Do you think Steven Slater is a Hero or an Idiot or both? both - he's never going to work again and if he does, it'll be doing porn with Amy Fisher.

    3. Current Lemming? - I want a MUFE l/s and that dumb UD Naked palette - I swapped for an ulta GC ao it will be mine soon. I got that stupid blush btw. I love eet.

    4. Have you ever quit a job in a dramatic or non professional way? - No - I was always a good girl...always had a job...built a strong resume...zzzz....

    5. I am a champagne ho and I am a bronze hater. I'll wear/use anything by n/a - I don't love everything from any one brand, but nothing by n/a - I won't rule anything out.

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  5. 1. Lip Of The Day? - I actually just woke up lol, but I'm gonna say something paired with Chanel Galactic. :D

    2. Do you think Steven Slater is a Hero or an Idiot or both? - Both... but definitely more on the side of idiot. Did you see the story about the girl who quit by sending her entire office whiteboard messages? Now SHE's a HERO!

    3. Current Lemming? - Still the tokidoki Pittura brush set! Aand a ton more Chanel Rouge Allures and Glossimers... and I guess I really have to check out the Burberry lipsticks too since they're getting SO many raves!

    4. Have you ever quit a job in a dramatic or non professional way? - I quit my second retail job on zero days notice after only working three weeks but honestly ... even the assistant manager who took my resignation laughed when I told her (we'd both worked together the day before) and didn't blame me for it. It was a horrific place to work and everyone there hated it! The head manager was slightly insane and we all joked that at other stores most of the customers are pretty nice and once a week you get that b*tchy customer but at ours it's once a week you get that nice customer. I worked Labor Day (with no overtime) and we were verbally threatened by some random lady who had torn her skirt in our store a few weeks back and demanded we take some sort of action about it (WTH?!), our entire computer system went down so we couldn't sell anything and got screamed at by most customers who were frustrated by that, including a lady with two kids that actually cussed us out and then stormed out stealing two photo albums, etc, etc, etc. And while that was the worst day I had, it was actually not that much worse than normal days. I went and found myself a nice quiet desk job instead.

    5. I am a ____ ho and I am a ___ hater. I'll wear/use anything by____, but nothing by______. - I am a peach blush ho, raccoon-eyes eyeliner hater, I will wear/use anything by Shu Uemura, and nothing by Juicy Couture.

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  6. 1. Lip Of The Day? - LORAC cream lipstick in Baby doll. Love this soo much!

    2. Do you think Steven Slater is a Hero or an Idiot or both? - Both! I'd love to do what he did, but I don't think I ever could.

    3. Current Lemming? - Kat Von D Liquid liner in trooper b/c my friend Gia always does perfect cat eyes with it.

    4. Have you ever quit a job in a dramatic or non professional way? - I've only worked one job, but I didn't quit dramatically. I left a school dramatically though!

    5. I am a ____ ho and I am a ___ hater. I'll wear/use anything by____, but nothing by______. - I am a lipstick ho, Frosty Lipstick hater, I will wear/use anything by Stila, and nothing by Burt's Bees.

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  7. 1. Lip Of The Day? Nothing on my lips yet today!

    2. Do you think Steven Slater is a Hero or an Idiot or both? - Definitely an idiot, but I still admire him for it. I'm too timid and passive aggressive to go out like that.

    3. Current Lemming? - Clarisonic and NARS brushes and duos, particularly the Yachiyo and Eurydice duo.

    4. Have you ever quit a job in a dramatic or non professional way? - My senior year in high school, I worked at a Linens-N-Things. The general manager was a man who thought more highly of himself than he really deserved and on one particular night, he shushed me as I was trying to ask him something in front of a customer. I was so mortified, I actually started to cry and left him a post-it note stating that I quit. However, later that year- Linens-N-Things filled for bankruptcy and he lost his job which I see as the Universe over-compensating for the minor injustice done to me.

    5. I am a eyeshadow ho and I am a MAC Hue hater. I'll wear/use anything by NARS, but nothing by Tarina Tarantino.

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  8. 1. Lip Of The Day? -
    MAC Spiced Flower or something like that.. a dusty rose color.

    2. Do you think Steven Slater is a Hero or an Idiot or both? - Sort of both. I guess I'm leaning more towards 'hero', because I just recently starting working retail again and I've wanted to tell some customers off. I swear we allow and almost praise stupidity in the retail world - it doesn't take a genius to read a coupon and see it's expired.

    3. Current Lemming? -
    Urban Decay Naked Palette - my local sephora said they aren't getting anymore in. Then again the people at my local sephora are asshats.

    4. Have you ever quit a job in a dramatic or non professional way? -
    I worked for a small hole-in-the-wall company that sold sunglasses. Everyone in the office was korean, as were all the pirated programs I had to work with. (Graphic design and photography were what I was hired for.) I'd sometimes sit there for my entire shift trying to get a program into english. If I asked a question, I didn't get an answer - they'd completely jump onto another subject. I was getting a 30 min break each shift and paid under the table, until my boss lowered it to fifteen minutes and not off the property of the office. He continued to pay me under the table though. I finally got so fed up with it, on top of my college work, and just didn't take their calls anymore. Unprofessional, I know.

    5. I am a ____ ho and I am a ___ hater. I'll wear/use anything by____, but nothing by______. -
    I am a nude lipstick ho and I am a blue eyes/coral lip combo hater.
    I'll wear/use anything by MUFE, but nothing by Almay/POP beauty/cover girl.

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  9. 1. Lip Of The Day? - I didn't wear anything! Oh wait, I think I put on Korres Pomegranate Lip Butter.

    2. Do you think Steven Slater is a Hero or an Idiot or both? - HERO

    3. Current Lemming? - some of the new Estee Lauder eyeshadows

    4. Have you ever quit a job in a dramatic or non professional way? - One of my jobs, yes. My supervisor was let go, and she was the only thing that made it bearable so I cried and walked out with her!

    5. I am a ____ ho and I am a ___ hater. I'll wear/use anything by____, but nothing by______. - I'm just a ho! LOLLLL

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  10. 1. Lip Of The Day? - nothing but Shiseido Therapind lip balm *gasp* I didn't feel like wearing much makeup today.

    2. Do you think Steven Slater is a Hero or an Idiot or both? - lil bit of both

    3. Current Lemming? - Clarins Double Fix Mascara and Kat von D Ludwig palette.

    4. Have you ever quit a job in a dramatic or non professional way? - nope can't say I have, but I've only had two jobs in my life.

    5. I am a ____ ho and I am a ___ hater. I'll wear/use anything by____, but nothing by______. - I am a lippies ho, smudgy mascara hater, I will wear/use anything by Lancome or Kose, and nothing by ...well it used to be Wet n' Wild,k but it looks like they've revamped everything lately.

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  11. 1. I had on Yankee Candle Vanilla Cupcake lipbalm while at the hospital.
    2. Both
    3. The PERFECT blue-based wine eye shadow for fall. Still looking.
    4. No, never have.
    5. I am an Aqua/Teal ho and I am a brown eye shadow hater. I'll wear/use anything by Fyrinnae, but nothing by Bare Escentuals.

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  12. 1. Lip= Just slumin it at home with Revlon Power Pink gloss.

    2. Steven Slater = Is both a hero and an idiot. Yes indeed.

    3. Lemming= Bobbi Brown Extra Tinted Moisturizing Balm spf 25

    4. Dramatic Exit= Yeah I've been a rebel like ole Steve here.

    5. I am a Bobbi Brown ho and a Wet n Wild HATER. I will use anything by my BB and NOTHING BY WET N WILD.

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