Steven Slater JetBlue Flight Attendant Quits -- A Sign of Our Times?

Steven Slater JetBlue Flight Attendant Quit
Steven Slater JetBlue Flight Attendant Quit

Steven Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who is now famous for quitting his job in one of the most outrageous ways imaginable -- screaming at passengers and jumping down an emergency slide -- may become the best-known face of worker misery since the fictional character Howard Beale screamed he was "mad as hell" in the film 'Network.'

Who knows if Slater felt overworked in his job at JetBlue -- although he did snap after being hit on the head by a bag that a passenger was pulling out early -- but if he felt overwhelmed at work, it's a sign of the economy.