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Postby mc-hotdog » Wed, 29 Dec 2010 9:35 pm

That's alot of info from u guys man. I do have to think about it before I decide. I just dun wanna drag myself to another job thinking I regret the chance of flying around the world.

I've enquire from my school and the degree course I'm taking dun need to meet min attendance criteria. Yup I'm local and do want to live my life to the fullest. I agree being rich is not everything. But I do want a stable income and retire as young as possible.

I got some friends that have been thru my stage of life telling me u may enjoy flying now but u may suffer when u wanna find a job in the future.

So it up to me. Do u wanna suffer now or in the future. Ofcos I dun wanna suffer when I need a walking stick and buy myself a pack of chicken rice. I'm so afraid I'll be too old after i fly and compete with tones of youngsters for a job that hundreds are gunning for. Issit too old at around 33 to look for another job in a totally new sector? I'm into industrial engineering and this industry do need young ppl to keep everything running. So I'm really not sure about that. Working for the government really wasted my youth in so many ways. I feel that I have gain nothing. It's like serving national service for a extended period. Sigh.

Working as a cc has never been my childhood dream but I do wanna travel and experience Many many things.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 29 Dec 2010 10:19 pm

Again, you do what you gotta do. If you think retiring at a young age? What's a young age? What is old age? I dare you to guess my age (hadn't I already told you what it was). There are a number on here who have actually met me and all agree I could be Methuselah, I'm so old! ;-) Actually I look around 50ish. But age is only a state of mind. Definitely make sure you earn as much as you can before retiring young as you will need the money to pay for the health care that you will need after spend all the time chasing the dream that turned out to only be an illusion. Remember, after your first heart attack or bypass, and have to curtail your mobility to the bare minimum, that you will have plenty of time to reminisce about all those things you "meant" to do, but earning money got in the way of enjoying life. Just some more food for thought.

Good luck. You are about to embark on the rest of your life....... :wink:

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 29 Dec 2010 10:27 pm

mc-hotdog wrote: Issit too old at around 33 to look for another job in a totally new sector? I'm into industrial engineering and this industry do need young ppl to keep everything running.

33 shouldn't be but that might depend where you live. I wasn't going to say it but it seems Asians and Asian governments seem to have a strange notion that you are good for nothing once you are past 30 (unless you have years of experience in a particular field maybe).

In the UK you cannot be disbarred from a job on the basis of your age although there are exceptions to this and some flouting of the law. However, if you possess a skill which is demand and there is insufficient local labour you stand a good chance of getting the job irrespective of your age. The same will apply to other countries and it is true that many well educated Singaporeans work overseas which may account for the short-fall in labour in some local industries.

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Postby no name » Fri, 31 Dec 2010 1:00 am

Agreed with Plavt with his last post about mentality. Beats me as well.

To mc-hotdog,

You are a guy and SIA accepted you right? Guys can work until get the golden handshake, that's not career enough for you?

1 thing I do not understand, if you have so many questions about flying, why didn't you clarify some questions with the interviewers about it?

This post started with your relationship problem then onto yourself. Perhaps this real issue here is not about your gf, but your own indecision?

Everything you have written here, all you have imposed yourself with all the 'what ifs/but and etc as your excuse despite others have gave you advice you asked for and sharing experiences with you.

Despite all, why do you need reassurance from us strangers you don't know? Sounds like you already know what you want.

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Postby jlambert » Fri, 31 Dec 2010 12:38 pm

Hi Mc-Hotdog,

I have known many steward/stewardess who have a stable relationship even when they are in a flying job.It depends on both of you,i mean as in the level of trust.If it is a 5 year old relationship,i guess she obviously do not trust you or being mature enough to be supportive of your career.

For a relationship to break down be it "surrounded by girls" can happen in any other career.You are right that you get to travel to places that you might not have the opporunity to, so i say go for it.Reassure her constantly while you are in the job,this way she will have more confidence in you.For example,during some long trip, you can bring her along.Maybe she watch too much movies but in real life ( though it happens ), crew seldom cheat and have fun to sacrifice thier stable relationship.I mean after say for example a long flight you are dead tired for anything but just wanna sleep.Also if you think that a cabin crew is a short live career,please read this article.Hope this helps


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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 31 Dec 2010 12:53 pm

From what I've heard, if you are a male cabin crew, you should be more afraid of being surrounded by guys! :o :lol:

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Postby melnjy » Sun, 13 Mar 2011 11:13 pm

I would go for it if I were you. Not to sound discouraging, but a partner should always be there for you. Especially since this is what you want to do. She`s from a rich family, almost whatever you decide to do, don`t you think that they will still judge you?

If you don`t have the balls to do it, you would never ever start to live.

Plus, when you finish working with the airlines, you will not have to start from the bottom. You can continue to work with the airlines(other positions) or you can work in related fields.

Dude you`ve gotta live your life. The way you want it. If she can`t live with that, she`s not for you. Just make sure when you really do take up that job, keep your dick to yourself instead of putting where it should not be.

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Postby MabelSoe » Sat, 21 Jan 2012 11:45 pm

So mc-hotdog, did you take the job? Whatever your decision, are you regretting it?
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