=============================toygirl wrote:let's see - generally the common professionals are: -
1. cabin crew for budget carriers for those who really love to fly but not young anymore
2. housewives (average) - yes, for those who marry for love and not $
3. rich tai tai - yes, i am not kidding, i seen quite a lot!
4. sales (because you got customer service skills and you basically know how to flaunt it)
5. real estate
6. front line
7. customer service
8. food & beverage
11. public relations - yes.
those that are a bit more qualifications usually try being cabin crew for a short time and then move back
to their real jobs - i know of one law grad who is now a polytechnic lecturer. i also know one who is an accountant, she quit and did ACCA.
if you have like professional degrees - like law, medicine, dentistry, engineering with good honours and then do cabin crew jobs and then return to the real world remember you will be grilled and hr will wonder "is this girl stupid or only know how to serve and nothing else" - trust me, it has happened to me! my interview was like "so you only fly, what makes you think you are qualified" - stuff like that.
YES, you have to pay back the bond, they will not hesitate to take action against bond breakers. usually i stay clear of companies with bonds - reason being something has to be wrong - high turnover or they are worried you'll run away. i was with one "bond" airline and gosh, the experience was like....
in my current company, and some of us that went to normal office jobs after being cabin crew did have a shock - one of my batch girls ended up applying for PA and during interview they asked "so you're not qualified coz you only know coffee, tea and service". basically the work is specialised in cabin crew so expect to start again at the bottom.
the ones that end up really long in this profession are categorised into 3
- those who can't quit coz they need the cash
- lazy coz they knew they can't work office jobs
- educationally they know they won't earn the same salary anywhere else.
- passion for the job - yes, some of those really inspire you to try harder - however, you find some gems too
WTF NTU Local FARMER university for FARMERS "genius"?!Nikki1166 wrote: I've a friend, a first class honours genius graduated 3 years ago from NTU, has been flying with SIA ever since. No intention to quit anytime soon & feeling very proud to be working for the Best & Most reputable Airline of the World.
Had never once felt that degree earned has gone to waste.
Any comments out there?
Grapefruit wrote:Thanks for the reply.
Supposed u are a FA? Do you really get to TRAVEL a lot? Or does a FA usually get so tired after a flight that SLEEP becomes more important??
Plus, how do u adjust to the time differences? Suppose u hv to fly to London, then a few days later Tokyo?
Not true for all places. Crew job can be long. See examples from north american side, australia and etc. Probably just asian/middle eastern carriers.Grapefruit wrote:Hopefully ex-cabin crew get to see this and post some advice...
I suppose the shelf life of a cabin crew can be quite short especially if u are 1) a lady or 2) do not intend to stay on for long... So what kinda jobs have ex-cabin crew taken up? Easy to get employed?
By the way, does anyone know whether can break bond if u finally decide not to be cabin crew? I mean do you have to PAY back to the company...
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