Idiom. The act of quitting your job in a fit of reckless fury, perhaps justified, but still hasty in nature. Origin: JetBlue Flight attendant Steven Slater, early 21st c., August 9-10, 2010. cf. "jumping the shark"; 20th c. "postal".
USA Today: "As the plane was landing, Slater got on the public-address system and cussed at the passenger, the Port Authority said. He then grabbed at least one beer, activated the slide, slid down and went to his car, it said."
by Amelia Shams August 11, 2010