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Do you think Joe Rickey Hundley should have lost his job for slapping toddler on plane?

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Man Who Reportedly Slapped Toddler on Plane Is Now Unemployed -- GOOD!

Posted by Nicole Fabian-Weber on February 18, 2013 

Joe Rickey HundleyJoe Rickey Hundley, the 60-year-old man accused of slapping a crying toddler on a plane and telling his mother to "shut that (n-word) baby up" is now out of a job. Hundley worked for AGC Aerospace and Defense, Composites Group as the president of the Unitech Composites and Structures unit. But on Sunday night, it was confirmed by a public relations firm that Hundley has been let go from the company. Al Haase, president and CEO of AGC, issued a statement, saying that reports of one of the company's executives recently was "offensive and disturbing". And while he didn't refer to Hundley by name, he said that the employer who reportedly was responsible for this behavior "is no longer employed with the company."

To that I say: Good.

If this is true, clearly, there is something very wrong with Joe Hundley. To slap a child period is unbelievable. But to slap someone else's child -- someone you've never met -- and to call them such awful things is almost inconceivable. I honestly can't even say what I would have done in such a situation, because it's so hard to conceive of this ever happening. It's the kind of thing you'd see in a movie and think, "Yeah, okay, sure that would happen."

Hundley isn't deserving of his obviously very high-paying job if what's being reported about him is true. He's not deserving of any job at this point if that's the case. He's obviously unstable (and quite frankly, well, just plain awful), and needs help for his anger issues. A person who smacks a young child he's never met on a plane shouldn't be able to go back to his job like nothing ever happened. That's not how the world should work. (And let's not forget, court records in Virgina say that he was arrested in 2007 following a fight with his girlfriend.)

As of now, Hundley's facing up to a year in jail if he's found guilty, which to some, doesn't seem like much. But if you factor in the fact that he's out of a job -- and probably will be for a long time to come -- it makes it seem like justice served. Well, somewhat.

Do you think Joe Rickey Hundley should have lost his job?

by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 2:25 PM
Replies (31-34):
kitty8199
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 4:18 PM
Almost any professional job you'll lose with criminal charges.
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Optimist34
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 8:46 PM

The "mother" deserves a lot of the blame.  She should have taken the child to the pediatrician and found out how to keep him comfortable.   He did what a lot of us wish we could only I would have hit the mother.

lga1965
by on Feb. 23, 2013 at 9:36 PM

 

Quoting Optimist34:

The "mother" deserves a lot of the blame.  She should have taken the child to the pediatrician and found out how to keep him comfortable.   He did what a lot of us wish we could only I would have hit the mother.

 I'm sorry but HE was the ONLY one at fault. The little kid's ears were bothering him as the plane descended. MY ears bother me upon descent.

He slapped the little boy and called him a "little N....R boy" and hissed those words right into the Mother's ears. He was very drunk, very violent and very racist.  And must have never flown with a child. If you can't have sympathy for a little kid whose ears hurt, you are a sadist.

Yes, he should have been fired. He's a loser and a monster.

Bellmont
by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Yes & go to jail for18 mos.

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