Ever lose it at work?

The workplace can be overwhelming.

A JetBlue flight attendant accused of cursing out a passenger on an airplane passenger-address system, grabbing some beer from the galley and exiting on an emergency slide was suspended Tuesday, Associated Press reports.

The attendant’s lawyer said a rule-breaking passenger provoked him.

Have you or a colleague ever been provoked to the point of losing it? Did you quit? Did your colleague?

What happened and how did you deal with it?

Tell us your most memorable story.

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August 10th, 2010
6:04 pm

If you don’t ever lose your s!@# at work I would really wonder if you even or ever cared.

Maggie Smith

August 10th, 2010
6:10 pm

I lost a job because I lost my temper at work. The person that I lost my temper over lost their job two years later. Why we didn’t go at the same time is beyond me but at least they finally got fired. I felt vindicated I also felt bad for feeling vindicated. Its been rough at this economic time for anybody to lose a job. I’d like to think it was a blessing in disguise because at least I don’t have to deal with this one person ever again. And as far as the company that let me go…”what goes around comes around”. And from what I’ve heard…some of it has come around. Again, I feel vindicated. On the other hand…I really need to get over it.


August 12th, 2010
5:35 pm

Last year, my boss got fired for unleashing a stream of obscenities at me when he thought I’d lost one of our accounts (which I didn’t). His boss found out about it and fired him—then he left a bunch of messages on my voice mail blaming me for the firing! Amazing.