Thursday, November 18, 2004

Blog backfires...

Blog backfires for flight attendant
Published: November 16, 2004, 7:23 AM PST
By Christine Negroni

Until two weeks ago, Ellen Simonetti worked as a flight attendant for Delta Air Lines, doing her best to project the image of a stewardess from a bygone era.
"In the past, people expected flight attendants to be young and attractive," Simonetti, a 29-year old blonde, said from her home in Austin, Texas. "Maybe I represent the flight attendants of the past."
But it is Simonetti's very 21st-century activities that she says prompted Delta management to ground her, suspending her from flying in September and then firing her a month later.
Simonetti has operated a Web log since January, calling it Diary of a Flight Attendant, and said she did not hear from Delta about the site until after she posted a set of provocative photos of herself in her Delta uniform.

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