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JetBlue Memo -- Steven Slater Was Reckless

8/10/2010 7:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE 6:45PM PDT: Slater's $2500 bail was posted, and law enforcement sources tell us he left the jail within the last 15 minutes.

TMZ has obtained an internal memo emailed to JetBlue inflight crew members, making it perfectly clear -- the airline is pissed at Steven Slater.

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According to the memo ... before Slater went into high-drama mode, the plane was already parked, attached to the jetway and the passengers were in the process of deplaning.  According to the memo, sent by Vicky Stennes, VP of Inflight Experience, "...the forward service door was purposely re-armed and the slide intentionally deployed, endangering lives and equipment."

The memo goes on:  "Some media outlets are portraying yesterday's event as a humorous example of what individuals may consider doing at a point in their careers -- walking off the job in a very public fashion.  However ... deploying a slide is a forceful event and yesterday's deployment endangered, and could have severely injured or even killed."

The memo also offers crew members counseling ... we're guessing it's not about deploying the slide.

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136.

Cynt    

Do we know who the woman is that hit him, we should find out more about her. HOORAY for him. You all know some days you wish you could do it too!

1472 days ago
137.

Kerry    

Hey Dennis,
What would you know about Dan, companies should look after their staff, they are also people you know.

that lady should be charged who does she think she is, & for as far as Slater went, I an sure a lot of other people would have loved to do the same accept most of us wouldnt have the balls to do it.
Hey slutty hoares rock lol, dont call him a homo but I do agree with everything else your sayin ;-)

1472 days ago
138.

Mike    

Oh my god what is the big f*ing deal about this? So what he put some stupid woman in her place but for the love of christ this is so ridiculous! Steven Slater is no hero, you know who the heros are? The people serving in Iraq and Afghanistan right now, 9-12 months at a time. The people who deffend this nation for a living but you never hear about that do you? Is anyone interested in a reality tv show about the life of a military person who has spent years in the middle east trying to adapt back to life in the states? Why? Why does this guy deserve a reality tv show? What's going to be the name of it "The Pathetic Life of Steven Slater"? This crap has gotten blown way out of proportion. Steven Slater is obviously an idiot who can't manage self control. He should have been arrested for blowing out the slide and lost his job for displaying poor customer service. Whether the lady did that or not you don't blow up, you are still the employee representing the company, and they are still your customers. I am sitting here watching this crap on the news. It is sad and pathetic that not only the media is covering this but that anyone cares. I wish I saw more comments like this but unfortunately everyone seems to be way to deeply wound up in this crap. Get a life people.

1471 days ago
139.

md mom    

I totally agree with " Mike"--America get a copy of "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Latrell and you will know what a HERO is--
Please get off the Hollywood bicycle and realize that these so called "celebrities" are really miserable, disfunctional people who should not be up on pedestals!
Let's use the word hero a little more selectively--we all know a Vet in our lives--would any of you compare them to Steven Slater?????

1471 days ago
140.

Cheryl    

There are many elements to this story, some passengers feel entitled to behaviour that they would not normally show in normal life. If you look at the situation from the beginning, no mattter what the ending, the passenger displayed behaviour that was not abiding by the rules. Passengers have to be held accountable for their behaviour on planes, if indeed this passenger did get up before the announcement, the airline industry needs to address it and charge that person.
Cabin crew in general are there to take care of passengers, if that same passenger fell down and hurt themselves because the plane lurched, they would sue. I am not a member of the union just a fellow traveller and I am sick and tired of being pushed shoved, stepped on, luggage falling on my head from the barge aheads. We all meet up eventually at the baggage area or customs.
As for Steven's behaviour, that is not acceptable, but how many of us would have loved to say the same thing to thoes self important, oversized carry on, garmet bag, blackberry texting, cell phone business meeting people multi tasking getting off the plane.

1471 days ago
141.

GEL    

"yet not a word about the ignorant passenger who hit this guy with her bag and how that could have severly injured him." Dan...they are NOT going to show support for an employee who blatantly violated FAA regulations (which by the way...is the law in regards to the airline industry and applies as law until the plane is docked at the terminal.) In all honesty...what the passengers did or didn't do...is irrelevant when they are discussing his actions/reactions. He has been trained in the policies/procedures/regulations regarding how to handle unruly passengers...he did not follow those regulations and did blatantly react in a manner that disregarded the safety of many people, that included all employees on the ground at the time who would not have known that slide was being deployed. He could have seriously injured someone on the ground by what he did.

The unruly passengers are separate issues...I wouldn't expect the airline would support or back him with what he did. Because of him they face some severe fines from the FAA.

1471 days ago
142.

sanity    

The amn is a menance to any of his co-workers. He culd have killed someone deploying the emergency slide. Saying that he did not is not an excuse or jusitfy i=his childish behavior. Most of us work an dwe allhave hhbeen insulted and abused but professional adults do not go off as he did. he is a dangerous and unstable person. This behavior in our socirty must stop. you can not do something just because you want to and then spi it so that you are the victim or the hero. You are an unstable, selfish, immature idiot. You should have to pay the airline and teh airport all the expenses that YOU caused by your ridiculous dangerous and selfish act.

1471 days ago
143.

John    

Hero? Give me a break. This "professional" was trained to deal with unruly passengers. If this passenger broke the law she should have been arrested at the gate. If you can't take the heat....(slide out).
GROW UP!!! Some jail time will cure your "Jet Blues".

1471 days ago
144.

Dave    

I thought it was funny, until I learned he was gay, now it's just disgusting. Just another flamer having a temper tantrum. Throw him in jail, I'm sure he'll have a great time in there being everybody's bitch.

1471 days ago
145.

Pat D    

Oh Yes,

He is a pipe smoker.......

GAY and Happy

1470 days ago
146.

HEY I JUST USED MY SISTER ACCT I AM 16    

OH GUESS WAHT HE HAVE FUN IN JAIL ALL YOU CAN GET **** ALL SHAPES AND COLOR MAYBE THEY PUSH THAT GAY ASS BUST HE ASS WHOLE OUT SEX THE GAY OUT OF HE GET YOUR LIPS READY READY TO SIP ON SOME WHITE LOTION THICK AT THAT

1470 days ago
147.

HEY I JUST USED MY SISTER ACCT I AM 16    

Posted at 4:26 AM on Aug 12, 2010 by Mike
I AGREE 1000000000000000000000PERCENT

1470 days ago
148.

Debbie    

This is really ridiculous i think. First things first the violent female passanger should have been escorted off of the plane by security and treated like the violent lawbreaker that she is and then maybe just maybe flight attendent regaurdless if the attendent is a man or woman gay or straight is besides the point, The point is that all people have got to learn to control themselves we can not just go around hitting people just because...So if i go to Walmart and i decide i dont like the price of a certain item do i get to wallop the cashier ? No i guess not !! As far as the airline goes im with the person above when i fly i will not use JetBlue....They should have defended their employee that was assulted. This crazed passanger should be the one with pending charges not the victom...What is this world coming to...Im sure him deploying the slide was over dramatised by the the unloyal employer to make the attendent sound bad. Ihardly see where that could have killed anyone !! But a good hit in the head sure could hurt.,.

1469 days ago
149.

JayJay    

Vicki Stennes you are a nasty troll. WHERE IS THE PASSENGER WHO HIT MR. SLATER? Maybe you should think about the safety of your cabin crew the way you pretend to be so concerned about your passengers!!!

1463 days ago
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