I do not understand how some people can be irresponsible at times. I am glad that the other airline personnel noticed it, and so he was apprehended. But if not, he would have about 250 people's lives under his belt for the next 8 hours and who knows what would have happened?
He is being paid quite a sum for being an airline pilot, I am pretty sure way above the median salary for the common man. But with that comes responsibilities. No wonder I didn't become a medical doctor, because I don't think I would be able to take that responsibility of having another life depend on mine.
I guess some people take that responsibility a little too light.