ALBANY — A state employee’s $95,000-a-year job was in limbo Monday as a video of her threatening the job of a flight attendant — and citing her ties to Gov. Cuomo — exploded throughout the web.
State officers stated Susan Peirez will stay suspended from her job as program director on the State Council on the Arts whereas they examine her actions on the Delta Air Lines flight from JFK to Syracuse on Feb. 6.
“State staff are and have to be held to the very best customary each professionally and personally,” Ronni Reich, director of public info for the Arts Council, stated in a press release.
“This worker has been faraway from the workplace and positioned on go away till additional discover and till the inquiry is resolved.”
Nearly two million folks have considered the video of Peirez berating the flight attendant named Tabitha about being seated subsequent to a child.
“I’m not sitting by a crying child,” she stated.
At one level, Peirez, a 53-year-old Great Neck resident, talked about that she works for the governor and tells the flight attendant that “you might not have a job tomorrow.”
Unfazed by the menace, the flight attendant responds, “I would like this girl off the airplane.”
The video was shot by the infant’s mom, 19-year-old Marissa Rundell, who was touring to her house in upstate New York.
Rundell advised the enterprise publication Inc. that she posted the video on Facebook so her household might see Peirez’s habits and didn’t intend for it to develop into an web sensation.
“I sort of really feel dangerous for this girl,” Rundell advised Inc. “I don’t know her story, she doesn’t know mine. It may need been a misunderstanding.”
Peirez couldn’t be reached for remark.
Delta, in a press release, stood by its flight attendant.
“We ask that prospects embrace civility and respect each other when flying Delta,” the airline stated. “This buyer’s habits towards a fellow buyer on a flight from New York to Syracuse was not in step with these requirements. We recognize our Endeavor Air flight attendant’s dedication to Delta’s core values and apologize to the opposite prospects on board Flight 4017 who skilled the disturbance.”