Arina Bloom: Tearful United Airlines attendant says she got fired for SECRET TikTok videos

'How are you going to work for an airline you’re proud of and never post a picture in your entire life,' an emotional Arina Bloom said


                            Arina Bloom: Tearful United Airlines attendant says she got fired for SECRET TikTok videos
Arina Bloom was fired over her video (TikTok/ @arina.bloom)

A flight attendant who worked for United Airlines posted an emotional video on TikTok sharing her sorrow after being fired from her job. Arina Bloom said in the social media video that she lost her job for sharing secrets of the aviation industry. She also explained that her employer knew about her videos, but after someone complained about them, they had to take action against her.

In the TikTok video, a tearful Bloom said: “My airline was pretty much aware of my social media platform, they even commented on my video back in August so it’s not like I was hiding something. But all of a sudden in December it became a problem.” The woman also said that there were about 20 such videos and she “got in trouble for every single video where I appeared in my uniform which I do understand, every airline has their own rules.”

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Bloom continued, “How are you going to work for an airline you’re proud of and never post a picture in your entire life,” before referring to the person who made the complaint by saying: “I’m pretty sure this person is watching me right now and I have to tell you, my friend, you should be proud of yourself because you really got me… you really got me this time.”



 

The ex-staffer of United Airlines mentioned that she even deleted all her videos on the social platform to save her job, but to no avail. She noted: “Although I do feel guilty over some of my content and I promise that I will never do it again, I really think that overall my page was positive and I was just showing how happy I am to be a part of this airline. I personally think I was a great free advertisement, truly tried to inspire others to join [the] aviation industry.”

Bloom also shared a follow-up video insisting that she was not wrong and was forced to immediately leave her job without any prior warning or notification. She claimed that a union representative tried to help her and also suggested that things will change in near future and airlines’ social media policies won’t be that strict. Meanwhile, a lot of people commented below her videos as one of them supporting Bloom wrote, “United Airlines you really dropped the ball on this! She really showed lots of people the wonders of working in aviation.” Another one said, “That page was the reason for me to apply for this job. She is gorgeous and good ad for the company. Really bad decision to cancel her.”

Bloom’s story also made its way to Reddit where people were not so supportive of her. A person commented, “Imo, this should be common sense. If you're going to do videos for whatever reason, keep your private employment out of it. Too much can go wrong.” The second one wrote, “To be honest, IF you go out there in your uniform, you represent the company. And most companies already have a department handling communication of their behalf. So, wanting to show off in uniform, always get approval from your company.”

A comment read, “Is the person that got her fired an a**hole? Yes Is she foolish for having herself in uniform on her tiktok? Also yes It's not uncommon for people to lose their jobs over it. The rules don't sucker punch you, they tell you from the outset. I wouldn't wish this to happen to her or anyone but she put herself into a very precarious situation to begin with.” Another comment stated: “Social media policies are pretty clear. Is it worth putting your job on the line for some attention on social media? ‘Positive and great free advertisement’ ? You're a flight attendant (or was). This isn't your job. Other people, who know what they are doing, are paid to do that part. Leave it to the professionals.”

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