Case from 2009: Moscow embassy fired a Swedish diplomat, Andres Martin Fors, who became nicknamed as a “pantyhose” diplomat who used his untouchable status to smuggle hosiery from a factory in Belarus to Russia without paying duties or taxes and giving it to local stores to sell on consignment basis.
Usually foreign diplomats are accused of espionage, but this one had a refreshingly new entrepreneurial case. Still, because of diplomatic immunity the diplomat could not be arrested by Moscow police, but he was dismissed from his position in Moscow. This is against Vienna convention for a diplomat to engage in such activity.
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This wonderful lady, Ellen Simonetti, had a job as a flight attendant at Delta Airlines a while back and ran a blog called Queen of Sky about her personal life.
But after taking such photos (even though not provocative) and posting them on her blog, the airline terminated her employment without a warning.
Could it really be that this Queen of Sky in her flight attendant uniform with sheer glossy pantyhose and a flirty pose would cause someone to fire her for posing in an empty airplane? Could it somehow still be too sexy?
Perhaps nobody would know who she is if this wouldn’t happen to her and she wouldn’t file a lawsuit against the airline. But I guess that her termination lead to her popularity in a way. I even read about her in a book on blogging! It’s a whole different matter whether she used that popularity to her benefit or not – at least her original blog doesn’t exist anymore, for example.
Either way, be careful what you do at work and where you post it. Some companies really do feel protective of their uniforms being photographed, etc. A great publicity success for the Queen of Sky, after winning that lawsuit, and a lesson for the rest who are not up for lawsuits.