Flight Attendant Fired Over $7 Sandwich

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  1. sobore
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    There are some things that just don’t seem worth fighting over, but sometimes people are willing to go through a lot of drama for something relatively insignificant, as in the case of the Ryanair flight attendant who was fired for eating a sandwich on duty.

    According to The Local, a Madrid-based flight attendant was the subject of an official misconduct review back in 2010 after he was caught eating one of the airline’s ham, tomato, and cheese baguettes. The $7.50 sandwich was meant for passengers, and Ryanair regulations reportedly require staff members to first inform a superior and then pay for any items before eating them. This flight attendant did not do so, but still, it was just a sandwich.

    After Ryanair’s investigation, the flight attendant was fired over the $7.50 sandwich. Understandably disgruntled, he filed a lawsuit in Madrid, where Ryanair has offices. His suit came to naught, however, as two judges said Ryanair operates according to Irish law. Confusing the matter was the fact that the flight attendant was hired through a job agency in Ireland and was officially part of the airline’s branch in Oslo, Norway. The Spanish courts did not rule on whether or not the firing was just, but said the flight attendant would have to file suit in either Ireland or Norway.


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    Very confusing indeed. Everything which involves Ryanair is confusing IMHO. :eek:
     
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    Ryanair is a sleazy company, but this guy knew the rules and he broke them. Not much sympathy here.
     
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    Evidently it wasn't just a sandwich, it was the sandwich.
     
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    Ok. I know he deserved to be taken to task (no argument here) but a firing is a bit harsh.

    That said, I do not know the whole truth and there might be other contributing factors here.

    Past work performance, lack of remorse etc could all have been part of the consideration so it is hard to say if this is a justified action from Ryanair?
     
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    Sandwich looks delicious and beats some of the buy on board items on the bigger carriers. HOWEVER, lacking any mayonnaise or butter for the roll/baguette, it may be a bit too dry, even with a slather of mustard all over. And what's that dark colored crinkly stuff at the bottom of the roll under the ham, bacon too? If the roll was too dry, it's only worth $6.95 then.
     
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    Absolutely it's harsh. No argument here.

    There usually are in cases like this, but Ryanair is notoriously tight-a$$ed, so there may not be in this case.

    They may have been, but in any case, it's irrelevant, IMO. He knew the rules, and he broke them. Firing was harsh, and perhaps unnecessary, but unquestionably justified.
     
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