luvfa wrote:If United’s Discipline is similar to ours, it’s based on Progressive Discipline. Not wearing an Apron, and using an iPad would be a minor infraction and to terminate on a First Offense is beyond excessive!
I happen to know the United supervisor who took action against these two individuals. All this person had to do was direct the two working F/A's to put the iPad away. As a Purser, I have had to direct F/A's to do the same...or to get off of their smart phones. Flight attendants are trained to deescalate situations and yet this is a perfect example of where United management escalated a situation in a way that was unnecessary and ultimately very costly. If these 2 F/A's had violated a direct order, then another level of discipline could have been invoked. The supervisor didn't do the company any favors while on the witness stand. This person's responses came off as completely unreasonable and apparently the jury thought so as well. I will leave it at that.