This blog has to be edited as it just had wayyyyyyy too much traffic in a span of 2 days. Wow! didn’t know how hyped up that rumor is. Hehehe. So for all you curious cats and dogs, well…. try another site. Am sharing my own personal experience with cabin crews, not with the Tony and Guy ones. 🙂
oh yes, we have a lot of them here in dubai. roaming around like they own the world. not all of them though, but i’ve had some experiences like this myself. the worst was with a Thai cabin crew. i have just paid for my manicure and pedicure services at a nail salon and was waiting for my friend at the reception area when this thai cabin crew went ballistic because the cashier won’t give a discount to her for being an emirates staff just because she could not present her ID. i was not able to present my ID as well and just plainly told the cashier that it was so stupid of me to forget that when i already know that we get discounts from them, nevertheless i paid for the whole amount. this Thai cabin crew though started shouting, complaining and boasting around that she is an emirates cabin crew. the cashier was a filipino and knowing some filipinos who get easily intimidated by obnoxious people i came to her rescue and told the cabin crew that it is the salon’s policy. if they need the ID to have the discount applied then they need the ID besides, what proof will they have that you are in fact an Emirates cabin crew? Just because you’re tall and pretty? she ignored me and became more impatient with the poor receptionist. i told the cashier when i was on my way out to call their manager and let them handle this. i’m not really sure what happened next however, i wish the cabin crew got what she deserved – some bitchslapping for being so rude to the receptionist.
i mean come on, you may be a cabin crew, you get to travel the whole world but that’s just because that’s your job – you traveled for free and didn’t pay for anything. besides, what did you exactly do inside the aircraft on your way to the destination? i am sorry if i have said that, but that’s the truth. your job may have brought you to different countries but before you got there, you were taking care of the passengers traveling with you – believe it or not, that cashier at the salon might just be one of them too. and if she had asked for water from you, as your job’s description, you need to serve that to them with a smile on your face. then why, for the love of God, are you being arrogant to people around you once you’ve stepped outside the aircraft? it’s saddening for me because i have a lot of friends working as a cabin crew for different airlines and most of them aren’t entirely like that but they are being typecasted as the arrogant kind because of other cabin crews’ actions towards the people around them.
one friend of mine who used to work for etihad once told me that if not for the good salary she’s getting, she would have left the job as it’s not as classy as what other people might think. they serve food, they get shouted at by business class passengers who treats them like they’re their personal nannies, they clean up the barf caused by sick/drunk passengers, they get their asses grabbed when they pass by a perverted passenger, they clean up the mess inside the toilet etc. etc. not at all classy. every flight she takes was hell for her and the only consolation that she’s getting is the good hotel rooms, some layovers on their destinations and the chance to see her kid everytime she’s got a flight to manila. she resigned after 3 years just because she couldn’t take it anymore and is now a PR agent for one of the advertising companies in the philippines.
being a cabin crew or other high-paying jobs for that matter, you have no right whatsoever to treat the other people around you like trash. just because you’re flying oh so high above sea-level, doesn’t mean that your feet will never again touch the ground. at the end of the day, you’re just like everybody else – employees working their asses off. so prove us then that you’re not no-brainers and you can understand this simple fact of life – what you do/are doesn’t give you the license to treat everyone else around you like trash.