"Cabin crew culture is not easy to adapt if one is not the flexible type. However, if one is able to immerse in the culture then life will be comfortable. To immerse means to always look up to the seniors and curry favour them. To socialise during layovers is also important. To be honest, this culture has been there since day one and nothing can change this practice.
In my career, I noticed that those who are able to suck up to the seniors will be the ones who will get away with "murder" and climb the ladder to higher promotion.
Passengers are easier to please than the senior crew. I have left the airlines and must say that I am not one of those who suck up to the seniors nor the office management staff and hence did not get promoted easily."
Above is a contribution by an ex cabin crew.