The Issue: A Blog, a Flight Attendant, and a Firing

When a Delta employee had a little fun on her personal Web diary, her career was forced to make an emergency landing

The day Ellen Simonetti came home to her Austin (Tex.) condominium in September 2004 and checked her answering machine messages, she had no idea they'd change her life dramatically. Simonetti, a Delta (DAL) flight attendant for nearly eight years, was getting ready for one of her regularly assigned trips to Italy.

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