While we don’t like be separated from our bags, we know gate-checking is not as bad as the regular bag check since we leave and retrieve our satchel at the plane’s door.
That’s fine and dandy unless your flight was serviced by these two clowns from Air Canada who were too lazy to carry the bags down the stairs. Instead, one tossed the bags from the elevated walkway to his compatriot on the ground:
Once the video was made public, both were put on suspension and will probably be fired.
Everyone has a camera these days and chances are, if you do something stupid, it will be caught on video.
And more importantly, be prepared to gate check your bag by having a smaller, separate bag available for your valuables. Always keep your valuables by your side and never out of your sight.