Monday, 19 October 2009
Word of wisdom from a Chief Stewardess to the young and "how lian" crew
If flying is only a job.Then why choose this job if you have no passion ? Why take this low esteem job of a waiter/waitress in the air when you have so many other options ? You have the papers and the new G mentality , why stress yourself in this work ? Move on and do something more worth your while.
Working without any passion will only wears you down in no time. Believe me. It will add stress to your life.
I have a word of advice to the Jr crew. Your manual and your aptitude can only get you so far.
To be a good CC you don't have to apple polish your senior. Carry balls to get good check reports etc ...just do your job and know your stuff.
You need to possess that mental flying attitude if you want to enjoy your flying career. Being a graduate can only get you so far. Today , who is not a graduate today ? hmmmmm ......so you need that extra X factor.
To the older crew ( like me ) who are counting years , months and days to be in the same league of the Dodo birds , please remember , we belong to a different generation. So please relax and loosen that bun a little. ( just an expression )
We need to adapt ( and I am trying ) Even the passengers we get today are so different from those we used to get on F and J in the hey days. So you see ...we need to move with the time.
..junior crew ...listen and listen good. You are as good as the service you give to your passengers. You judge your passengers , your passengers judge you too. Whether you like it or not , that ass hole on board is paying you your salary and your allowance.
I know some of these ass holes deserve to be shot , but embrace yourself and just say to yourself ...thank god we are parting ways after this flight. Smile and sashay away. Why stress yourself ??? Have a pleasant flight.
Outstation , if you do not wish to bond with your fellow colleagues , no one is forcing it down your throat. All you have to do is be nice and polite. Besides the bonding , it will also strengthen your social skills.
Talking about retirement ??? hahahah , it will get to you someday soon. Graduate or not ...age is a number. Most importantly is when that day comes , you can look back and say to yourself " How much you have enjoyed and lived"
Have a pleasant flight !!
The lady in Red is after you.
MY 2 cents :)