How does someone get a job as a flight attendant, and how are flight attendant’s supposed to be, anyway?
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How I got my start
So, if you are me, and you want to get a job as a flight attendant, you graduate from college, spend months-to-years unsuccessfully job hunting, and then, out of the blue, go to Egypt with an acquaintance. Not a friend. I said acquaintance. Leaning towards stranger status. Yeah. That sounds about my style. It was this stranger/acquaintance Jesse, who, on the flight back from ‘The Land of The Pyramids,’ suggested that I apply for cabin crew positions. He was a pilot working for Delta at the time, and basically maximized his travel, and minimized his working. Jesse has been my example, inspiration, and frankly I am quite starstruck at how he can travel for a week in Thailand, spending only $70. Total. On everything. This is the guy that walks into an airport, looks at a departure board, and figure out which international flights are leaving soon that have first class seats available, and that’s where he goes. I just love that about Jesse. I’m so glad he was my teacher. I’m still learning and not yet, to Jesse title of expert, but I’ve had more than a few escapades of adventure.
Jesse & I in Guatemala
When the trip to Egypt happened, my life looked much different, and I didn’t have a whole lot else happening except job rejections. So when I got back home, instead of applying office and marketing jobs, I clicked ‘Submit’ to any airline that I could find that was hiring flight attendants. I wasn’t picky. I didn’t have any idea what I was getting into. I was depressed. I just needed a job.
And that’s the rest of the story…
On to, ‘How to Be A Flight Attendant’…
How are flight attendant’s supposed to be anyway? Hmmm?? If you are me, you are a bit ridiculous, kinda outgoing, and always looking for a laugh. Traveling has become your first love and you are laid back enough to handle moving every other month. At the end of the day, I am just myself. That’s how I “be a flight attendant.” I be me. Being me doesn’t always mean I know what I want or have it “all figured out.” I think it means I’m curiously and optimistically figuring it out, that I’m learning to accept my faults, and discovering what makes me shine brightly. To be a flight attendant, I’ve realized that holding on to a suffocating control will only suffocate me. That delays, and inconveniences, and upsetting situations happen. To be a flight attendant, I’ve had to take one day at a time and be thankful for what is now.
Personality and enjoying travel. Budapest with David
I am so thankful to that flight attendant is part of my life.
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