Going back to flying...yay

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  1. BiItalianBro

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    After 5 long years in management I have decided to return to the skies. It is ironic given the Steven Slater uber-queen meltdown....but i want to see what the hell goes on out there. Believe it or not...sr mgmt is AGAINST my decision...but i believe that walking in shoes makes for wise decision making.

    Are there any guys that "stepped back" to get a big view or am i committing Hari Kari???? :confused:
     
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    I wish you the best of luck in your endeavor. I was a Flight Attendant for a few years and I have to say it was one of the worst jobs of my life. It is sort of ironic I had a file full of letters from happy passengers who praised my service and professionalism.
    I travel quite frequently and have been told by the crew I am the model passenger; I think mostly because of my experiences in my blue uniform serving with a smile under duress. (although not all bad) I worked with some incredible people; some of whom I'm still in touch with.
    If you land at EWR, LGA, JFK or HNL come fly with me!
    But most of all I wish you friendly skis and happy landings!
     
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  3. BiItalianBro

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    thanks nude....i guess u had a wAAy of dealing with people...i do too. Do you think its wise for professionals to go on the front line? To me...it is the crux of our delivery problem...i have to experience the hell of fling 2L on a MD90 hehe
     
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    I absolutely think management should walk in the shoes of those on the front lines. I used to say that at union meetings and to my supervisor all the time.
    I don't know how high you are going to rank on seniority but I sure hope you don't have to fly reserve for long... because it sucked.
     
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    Here are few things to keep in mind while you are pinning your wings on...


    You know you're a flight attendant if...........

    1. You never unpack

    2. You look to the ceiling when your doorbell goes off

    3. You wish you had jet engines mounted in your bedroom so you could
    fall asleep faster

    4. You don't ever write a full city name anymore(bugs your non airline
    friends) DTW MCO FCO BOM ORD DFW etc.

    5. You get excited over certain types of ice

    6. You curse every 'Bose headset wearing moron'--yes, the electronic
    device announcement means you!

    7. You know how to look fresh in 5 day old clothes

    8. No matter how many times you clean out your suitcase you still find
    ancient hidden treasures in there

    9. You HATE boarding

    10. You LOVE deplaning

    11. Turbulence is not caused by clouds but caused by the initial
    movement of all meal carts or the pouring of coffee.

    12. You can't believe you've never been in a hotel van accident

    13. You loathe your CEO

    14. Businessmen on cell phones rank up there with the CEO

    15. You remember the passengers with great manners (that's sad)

    16. You LOVE the Nicoderm commercial (if you have not seen it go to
    www,youtube.com and search it)

    17. You can't remember when UM's (Unaccompanied Minors) actually
    became bigger than you

    18. You love foreigners because they can't adequately complain in
    English

    19. You despise foreigners because they can't communicate effectively

    20. You secretly cheer when another flight attendant has to deal with
    the medical emergency

    21. You HATE on board duty free

    22. You can't stand the frequent flyer who says" I fly more than you...'

    23. You hate seeing your passengers at your layover hotel

    24. #$%^& tray stackers

    25. You hate when drinkers start calling you by name (don't buddy up to
    me, Loser)

    26. You long for the days when it was easy to rig the hotel TV for free movies

    27. You want to smack the nail clipping --finger nail polishing-- nose
    picking--snoring idiots

    28. You want no passengers talking to you while you are nonreving

    29. You travel in uniform for the liquids creams and gel exemption

    30. If passengers can't find the flush to the toilet---they should stay
    in there till they do!!!!!!!!

    31. No, you can't borrow my pen!!!

    32. You are excited to find a can of different soda that is not supposed
    to be on your airline

    33. You never imagined you could fart all the way across the Atlantic

    34. You know every 'sights and sounds of...' from CNN

    35. You LOVE to sleep

    36. You hate early morning departures---Who in the hell HAS to fly at 6
    a.m.

    37. You wish your manager actually WAS a f/a at one point in their life

    38. You can't believe your senior f/a is in their 80's-(doesn't matter
    what airline they all have them)

    39. You try not to go the bathroom on the plane but you sure can catch a
    good nap in there

    40. You hate that they think they can hear you without taking off their
    headsets

    41. You wish bassinettes were never invented

    42. You are glad there are no hidden cameras in the galley

    43. Your friends truly don't get the commuting part---so you have to fly
    when and your trip starts where??

    44. YES, remain seated for the duration of our flight DOES mean YOU

    45. There is one person at the airline you can't stand to fly with

    46. You can't figure out why your manager is not held accountable for
    the same things you are

    47. Your jump seat partner knows more about you than your spouse or life
    partner

    48. You have at least 6 of your own you could add to this list

    49. You had a memory for all of these

    50. YOU UNDERSTOOD EVERY ONE OF THESE
     
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    I've never lost my temper or said a cross word to a flight attendant. I've never had the occasion to. Besides, more-often-than-not I get nice little things from them like extra Biscoff cookies in the morning on Delta (I love those things!) and have had a free mini bottle of wine Christmas night.

    That being said, you are CRAZY to go back into the skies! On my last overseas flight, I had to wait for this huge crazy-haired dude to get out of the bathroom, and when he finally did, the room smelled so bad I gagged. I really had to piss so I went in anyway, to find he didn't bother to flush the toilet after his explosive diarrhea. Then, amid the used paper towels all over the tiny counter and overflowing trash reception I saw the crown jewel of the flight...a blood and clotted used tampon (my first!) sitting proudly on top of everything else. By this point I was in the midst of dry heaves, and after turbo-pissing I scrambled out of the bathroom and found the stewardess nearby unpacking a carton. I said "I'm really sorry to tell you this, but that bathroom is disgusting and needs to be cleaned really soon." Her face took on a resigned expression and she said "Thank you, we will get on it." I felt so bad for her. Nobody should have to deal with that kind of filth on top of all the other responsibilities she had.

    That experience alone (on top of the fact I get airsick) would keep me out of that job forever. Stay on the ground! Save yourself!
     
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    HAHA...Nudeyorker...i laughed SO HARD at that LMAO. ...scary thing is that it is ALL SO TRUE
     
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    The celebrity who comes to mind who 'took to the skies' is Bruce Dickinson! Go for it...
     
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    Good luck man, i have nothing but praise for all flight attendants i have dealt with and i fly a lot. A couple of days ago i was on a international flight, got as horny as hell, went and wristed -off in the bathroom, went back to cabin, thank god it was nearly empty, hostess came along and gave me a few moist wipes and whispered in my ear, you have fresh cum glistening on the left side of your collar. Now that is what i call service, who else or where else would someone be so kind as to point that out to you. You go for it dude, you guys rock.
     
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    As a kid, I always acted extra nice toward the flight attendants, hoping they'd take me to the pilot's cockpit (pun unintended). One day, I got my wish, so to this day, I continue to act "extra nice".

    Besides, plane food sucks enough as it is, you don't need people spitting in it.:tongue:
     
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    don't recall which cable channel has a show that puts the CEO of a company somewhere in the dregs of his/her company. I was most impressed with the episode with the chairman of the company 7-Eleven .

    the ruse was that the company wanted to make a documentary about jobs a new hire might fill, and capture how the newly hired older employee adapted. what was really funny is that a couple of employees told the man he wouldn't last on the job.

    after the filming was done, the CEO brought the employees to HQ and personally debriefed them. he then explained how his experience brought him to make several significant changes in the company and personnel operations.

    the film crew would have had a lot more trouble hiding "Jack" in the Jack in the Box company.
     
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    Hey so did I! I got invited to sit in the cockpit of a Air Canada DC-8 at at stopover in Toronto. I was six years old and it was the highlight of the holiday for me. Being nice to the flight attendants has continued to pay off many times over the years. :wink:
     
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    Flying reserve did SUCK bigtime, but with languages, I didn't have to stay on reserve for long. Good luck with your adventure.

    Peace
     
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    I have vague memories of going up front for a tour of the cockpit and getting a pair of "wings" to pin on my shirt. Obviously I wasn't as impressed with it as you and Do were. :tongue:
     
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    I'm bumping this for an update please. Hope it's going better than I suspect!
     
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