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Why do you want to be a flight attendant?

Postby lindyhoppe » Sun, 14 Oct 2007 6:07 am

Hello hello, i believe most of the regular visitors of this forums are flight attendant wanna-be's, while some of you are ex- or current crew. Having read many "i really want to fly" posts, this question just popped into my mind - why would person X or Y want to be a "waiter/waitress on the plane" so much? Besides the ubiquitous reasons such as - able to travel, see the world, relatively better pay, glam - what else am i missing out on?

By the way, i'm a wanna-be myself, and my primary reason is so that i can visit many places in this world which would be impossible if i remain a salaried employee, so pls don't spam me, i'm just curious why the whole world seems to want this job so much (from the long queues at SIA walk-in's that my poor heels suffered at)!

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Postby queenie-me » Sun, 14 Oct 2007 4:15 pm

lindyhoppe wrote:Hello hello, i believe most of the regular visitors of this forums are flight attendant wanna-be's, while some of you are ex- or current crew. Having read many "i really want to fly" posts, this question just popped into my mind - why would person X or Y want to be a "waiter/waitress on the plane" so much? Besides the ubiquitous reasons such as - able to travel, see the world, relatively better pay, glam - what else am i missing out on?

By the way, i'm a wanna-be myself, and my primary reason is so that i can visit many places in this world which would be impossible if i remain a salaried employee, so pls don't spam me, i'm just curious why the whole world seems to want this job so much (from the long queues at SIA walk-in's that my poor heels suffered at)!


To me is my passion ever since I was young and it's NOT because of glam or travelling.. IT's where my heart belongs ;)

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Postby JerBearo » Sun, 14 Oct 2007 5:10 pm

the feelings is mutual. same like queenie.
more than just flying in the air. Its bringing professionalism to a higher lvl, not just some waiter serving up high.

Even Tan Ah Kau can do it, but having the X-factor is something else.
So let our hopes up high! Fly to our dreams!

CC isn't just a dream anymore.. its a wish to be!

Signing out:)
TC & GBU
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Postby yuanz » Mon, 15 Oct 2007 3:47 pm

I agree with queenie its really the passion that makes us want the job so much. The passion to serve, to ensure the safety and welfare of all passengers on board, going the extra mile to make someone's day. The satisfaction yield at the end of the day makes it all worthwhile. This coupled with all the perks like good pay and the chance to travel make the job even more attractive. All the best to all FA wannabes, don't ever give up because with passion, purpose and drive, you will realise your dream someday! :wink:

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Postby 2ndtimelucky » Mon, 15 Oct 2007 7:40 pm

sometimes i think why i got myself into this career.. FS with SQ
but you are right... i just have to think that the end of the day..
i need this job to support myself and my family.. :(
why be a flight steward aka high class waiter when you can be a pilot aka high class bus driver...
:lol: now 4 weeks into the course but still feel amazingly empty... maybe cos now its now the real world im working in?
im not so sure myself..
and ya...most of those horror stories.. they are TRUE..LOL

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Postby rev12000 » Mon, 15 Oct 2007 8:00 pm

2ndtimelucky wrote:sometimes i think why i got myself into this career.. FS with SQ
but you are right... i just have to think that the end of the day..
i need this job to support myself and my family.. :(


Same here. :-|
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Let's hope that it's just the initial training that's wearing us out. Take care!
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Re: Why do you want to be a flight attendant?

Postby jencrs » Tue, 16 Oct 2007 1:34 am

queenie-me wrote:To me is my passion ever since I was young and it's NOT because of glam or travelling.. IT's where my heart belongs ;)
Are you saying that you'd be fine if it's unglam and there's no travelling involved i.e. just turnarounds? Just curious cuz you've been telling others to join international.

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Postby jencrs » Tue, 16 Oct 2007 1:43 am

2ndtimelucky wrote:why be a flight steward aka high class waiter when you can be a pilot aka high class bus driver...
Well, first of all I don't think an FS as a high class waiter, cuz you've got a lot more responsibilities. 2nd, if you compare a pilot to a bus driver then it's obvious you really have no idea all the training and studies that goes into becoming one. Lastly, not all FS's can be pilots, and I also believe the reverse is true.

Just a bit of encouragement, although some horror stories are true, they don't necessarily happen to everyone. And once you start getting that nice paycheck, buying nice things for your family, you won't be feeling that empty anymore.

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Postby M » Tue, 16 Oct 2007 3:03 am

2ndtimelucky wrote:sometimes i think why i got myself into this career.. FS with SQ
but you are right... i just have to think that the end of the day..
i need this job to support myself and my family.. :(
why be a flight steward aka high class waiter when you can be a pilot aka high class bus driver...
:lol: now 4 weeks into the course but still feel amazingly empty... maybe cos now its now the real world im working in?
im not so sure myself..
and ya...most of those horror stories.. they are TRUE..LOL


Well well, more to come and till the day you begin your career as an operating crew. :cool:

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 16 Oct 2007 6:03 am

2ndtimelucky wrote:sometimes i think why i got myself into this career.. FS with SQ
but you are right... i just have to think that the end of the day..
i need this job to support myself and my family.. :(
why be a flight steward aka high class waiter when you can be a pilot aka high class bus driver...
:lol: now 4 weeks into the course but still feel amazingly empty... maybe cos now its now the real world im working in?
im not so sure myself..
and ya...most of those horror stories.. they are TRUE..LOL


Four weeks into the job and your denouncing it already? :shock: :shock: Pardon my saying so but I think you could be in for a rude shock when you fly to different countries and encouter myriad scenarios and different cultures not to mention the day something goes wrong. By the way there is a big difference between a pilot and a bus driver. Horror stories, wish I had £5 for ever horror story and rumour I have heard in my life!
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Re: Why do you want to be a flight attendant?

Postby rev12000 » Tue, 16 Oct 2007 6:48 am

jencrs wrote:Are you saying that you'd be fine if it's unglam and there's no travelling involved i.e. just turnarounds? Just curious cuz you've been telling others to join international.


It makes sense, even if your personal experiences and advises differs from each other isn't it. :wink:
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Postby rev12000 » Tue, 16 Oct 2007 6:54 am

Plavt wrote:Horror stories, wish I had £5 for ever horror story and rumour I have heard in my life!


Not so for me, till I started my SEP training early this week. :shock: HA! FA takes on lots of other responsibilities than just the 10 seconds of glamour walk. CHEERS! :D :D :D
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Postby CelT » Tue, 16 Oct 2007 12:46 pm

Hi Rev,

Its really brave of u to decide to take up the position in Doha....Hang on, press on....nothing in life is easy...its all about pressing on, overcoming it, taking a positive outlook to things!
I am very sure u will enjoy it...

Take care & do update us of your life there!
:D
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Postby rev12000 » Tue, 16 Oct 2007 7:36 pm

CelT wrote:Hi Rev,

Its really brave of u to decide to take up the position in Doha....Hang on, press on....nothing in life is easy...its all about pressing on, overcoming it, taking a positive outlook to things!
I am very sure u will enjoy it...

Take care & do update us of your life there!
:D


Brave wasn't exactly what I thought I was when I took up this position. :D It was more of an egoistic decision, that I'm able to prove to my family/friends that I can survive independently. :wink: If only someone slap some sense into me, I might have second thoughts about leaving Singapore for Doha. Life's not easy when you are alone in another country but with a supportive group of batchmates ' you will hang on. :oops: Thanks Celt, you take much care too. :D
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Postby salvana » Tue, 16 Oct 2007 8:48 pm

I'm not sure whether is there any1 outa agree with me that actually it's the perks that entice our 'passion' over this job.

Once, I attended the walk-in interview at Swissotel, there was a gal in my group who stated a few reasons why she wanna b an FA, 1 of the reasons that I remember most is: " It's the money..."
I was shocked and I'm pretty sure most of the gals in the room were shocked wif her answer as well.
But guess wat!! She was selected!!
Afterall, I admire her courage and bravery to state the fact that $$$ is what makes this FA job so attractive.

Let's put it in this way, if we (FA wannabe) all are able to travel to those lovely places every month without working as an FA (be it on biz trip or on our own expenses....... i know this sounds rather unrealistic, but let's play wif our imagination)
Would any1 of us still love this job that much?

Who would ever like about serving others rather than being served?

I'm juz sharing my opinon.... :)
Probably instead of encouraging each otha in this forum, we could actually learn and find out what do we want from this FA job actually.....

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