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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:34 PM

Airline suspends "nut rage" sister over ad meeting tantrum

Source: CBS News

SEOUL, South Korea -- Korean Air Lines said Monday it has suspended one of its chairman's daughters from her marketing work after she threw a tantrum at a business meeting, triggering public outrage and a police investigation. The daughter, Cho Hyun-min, also known as Emily Cho, is the younger sister of another Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" outburst delayed a flight in 2014.

The flag carrier said Cho, a senior vice president, was suspended from work starting Monday. It said it will take further action following the police investigation.

Cho allegedly hurled a cup of water at an ad agency official during a meeting last month. She later apologized on Facebook, saying the outburst was sparked by her passion for commercials. Cho oversaw the company's marketing and commercials.

The case is seen as the latest abuse of power by elite business families which exercise outsized influence over publicly listed companies in South Korea, even though the families are not majority shareholders. Members of the founding families of giant business groups called chaebol, often including the second or third generations, are treated as "emperors." Although Korean Air Lines is a listed company, Cho's older sister's anger over macadamia nuts being served in a bag, not on a plate, was powerful enough to force the taxiing flight to return to the gate.



Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/korean-air-nut-rage-sister-emily-cho-water-throwing-ad-meeting-cho-hyun-ah/

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groundloop Monday OP
silverweb Monday #1
Angry Dragon Monday #2
flibbitygiblets Monday #3
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IronLionZion Monday #5
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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:38 PM

1. Gee, more rich, spoiled brats.

We certainly don't have a monopoly on them.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:38 PM

2. Kick------nothing else to say

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:40 PM

3. Nutrageous!

I'm glad they kicked her off the plane. "passionate about ads". Give me a fucking break.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:47 PM

4. Two different stories...two different sisters...same need for attitude adjustment

The nut story happened 3 years ago.

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:05 PM

5. Sounds like a lovely family

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:19 PM

6. Inherited wealth like that was what the song "Gangnam style" was about.

Aimless princes and princesses that lived apart from "the little people" in the big business social world that their fathers and grandfathers created.

Haele

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Response to groundloop (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 04:03 PM

7. Lets be honest - People act like this b/c they can. Its a power thing.

Itís the same reason people are jerks to service employees and waiters. They love the rush abusing people who wonít / canít fight back gives them.

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