It’s another day and another person left jobless because of their Facebook profile. A flight attendant for Cathay Pacific, an Asian airline based in Hong Kong, has lost her job after posting hostile comments about Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s daughter, Paetongtarn Shinawatra. In addition to stating she wanted to throw coffee in the woman’s face, she also posted a picture of her seating number on the flight.
Paetongtarn Shinawatra was on a Bangkok-to-Hong Kong flight on Nov. 25 when the incident occurred. The flight attendant caused a stir within the Thai online communities, which lead Cathay Pacific to take to its Facebook page to clear the air (pun intended). The company stated that the posting of a passenger’s personal information was unauthorized and against the airline’s privacy rules and concluded by stating the flight attendant is “no longer on an employee.” Here’s the controversial post that the flight attendant wrote on her Facebook page: ”Paetongtarn, I didn’t throw coffee in her face today but she had no clue that I will keep on fighting until your clan can no longer live like fleas on the Thai soil.“
In an additional post, the flight attendant said she called her personal adviser to ask “if it was all right to throw something on (Paetongtarn) on this flight.” On Monday, she said she resigned to take responsibility for her actions.