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LIFE AFTER FLIGHTS

Postby viewfrombelow » Sun, 17 Jun 2007 7:35 pm

After reading all these posts on life as a flight crew, as well as aspiring cabin crews. How about life after flying? What do cabin crews choose to do after landing for good?

Tell you side of story of view from below.

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Postby Plavt » Sun, 17 Jun 2007 8:07 pm

Ha ha I'm not that that has occurred to most of them here. :(
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Postby mz^d » Fri, 22 Jun 2007 9:53 am

It's funny, but somehow that thought never really occured to me:p

But I guess, flying itself will present plenty of oppurtunities to network. Most crew I know are still flying but they set up businesses of their own which most of the time is managed by the family. So even when they quit, they have something to go back to.

But of course, nothing beats work experience in the corporate field but if most people leave their desk bound jobs to fly, I doubt they would wanna go back to the corporate world. I know of an SQ stewardess who left flying, went back to school to get a degree in Marketing, started work and left within 1 year only to go back to flying.

On average a crew spends about 140 hours flying a month as compared to an executive who works a minimum of 176 hours a month NOT including overtime which of course cannot be claimed for executive level positions. In most corporate companies, the max number of days one is entitled to annual leave is 25 days depending on the number of years you have worked for the company. Personnaly, I have had enough of having to deal with the sales peepz in my office AND rushing to finish their projects even if we are only given the details like 1 day before. I do not think I can handle working from home during weekends and spending close to 12 hours in the office just to finish THIER work & earn a miserable basic salary. Personally, I would never want to go back to the corporate world. Maybe something else would be more appealing - but only time will tell.

But I am sure there are others who would feel otherwise :p

These are my own opinions and based on my experience working for an MNC. No offence to anyone:)

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Postby viewfrombelow » Thu, 28 Jun 2007 4:00 pm

Compare a flying career to a normal corporate job, that might overshadow the latter, in terms of hours and mental stress during off work. I can see why some would go back to being the 'high flyer' after leaving the job. In reality, most cabin crew do have a life span. I am sure as long as you are still looking good and physically able, you can be walking down that aisle. And when the expiry comes...?

I am sure you ladies (or men) have thought of that. Beisdes finding a reliable man who can support you to be a full-time domestic goddess after you decide to quit, or being the sole-proprietor of a flower shop / cafe / desert house / boutique... what are you doing now or is planning to do?

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Postby vix » Mon, 02 Jul 2007 9:01 pm

that's why I'm getting married ...

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Postby Plavt » Mon, 02 Jul 2007 10:27 pm

vix wrote:that's why I'm getting married ...



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Congratulations! =D> :-({|=

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Postby chai ching » Wed, 04 Jul 2007 8:03 pm

are you an SQ now? thats why you are going to marry soon.
then after marry. will you continue to fly again?


vix wrote:that's why I'm getting married ...

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Postby dOvee » Wed, 04 Jul 2007 8:55 pm

i wanna open a cafe of my own, perhaps a franchise or smthg.. :lol:

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Postby vix » Sun, 08 Jul 2007 4:20 pm

Plavt wrote:
vix wrote:that's why I'm getting married ...



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Congratulations! =D> :-({|=


Tkx Plavt ....

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Postby viewfrombelow » Wed, 11 Jul 2007 12:29 am

Out of curiosity: Is there any lucky ladies (you know) who got into this flying career after the age of 30?

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Postby rev12000 » Wed, 11 Jul 2007 10:14 am

viewfrombelow wrote:Out of curiosity: Is there any lucky ladies (you know) who got into this flying career after the age of 30?


Hi, i went for the United Airline recruitment. At the final rounds, in my batch there are 2 girls that i know whose age are above 30s. So United Airline do take in girls past 30s, so long there are attributions that you could make to the company. All the best! CHEERIOS!!

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Postby toygirl » Fri, 13 Jul 2007 9:32 am

Yes, United does take in people without experience in their 30s. But you must be nutters if you're going to fly with them as a passenger. Let alone the zappy bitches you have to deal with.

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Postby rev12000 » Fri, 13 Jul 2007 9:37 am

toygirl wrote:Yes, United does take in people without experience in their 30s. But you must be nutters if you're going to fly with them as a passenger. Let alone the zappy bitches you have to deal with.


Care to share more on your experience with United? 'cause after the rounds of interview, i felt that United is a good organisation thus far. :D
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Postby rev12000 » Fri, 13 Jul 2007 8:42 pm

toygirl wrote:Yes, United does take in people without experience in their 30s. But you must be nutters if you're going to fly with them as a passenger. Let alone the zappy bitches you have to deal with.


:oops!: It's okay, i've gotten my answer over your previous postings. Old and whinny? HaHaHaHaHa ... :lol: Anything that works for you. CHEERIOS!!

Today is 13.07.07, the anticipation is so killing me. It takes one to believe and two to agree, still am grateful to United Airline for the opportunity to attend the rounds of interview. Good luck to those waiting for their confirmation call. :lol: [STRESS] :???: ... i need more oxygen [faint]
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Postby Plavt » Fri, 13 Jul 2007 8:52 pm

rev12000 wrote:
:oops!: It's okay, i've gotten my answer over your previous postings. Old and whinny? HaHaHaHaHa ... :lol: Anything that works for you. CHEERIOS!!


Ah, how nice of you to repost after my little blunder, now I can proceed to attack you. :P :lol:

You really should do a lot more research and thinking; United is an entirely different culture to what you are most probably used to. You can see evidence of this both in the staff, passengers and working conditions.

Why do you think they hire people over 30? Quite possibly they cannot get enough young people interested enough or willing to put up with the nonsense or stress they are likely to encounter. Toygirl is not old and whiny: old and wise would be more apt.


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