By: Mond Ortiz
I am still getting screenshots and I still do see posts of some flight attendant aspirants blaming the airlines for their high standards as the reason why these aspirants couldn't reach for their dreams. Allow me to be straightforward with you but this is a how a typical loser's attitude is. Instead of taking it upon themselves to work hard to level-up, they end up blaming others for their failures. Totally wrong.
Let me share you a story. I am single (never been married, ayan alam nyo na ha) and some of my friends would tell me "you're single because your standards are too high. Lower naman your standards." I would reply "I would rather stay single all my life than to lower my standards in choosing a wife." Moreso, I have always believed that ladies are to never lower their standards to find a man. The right man will do all to reach your standards and that would indeed be the right man for you.
This logic goes the same for the airline industry. You see, the job of a flight attendant is a very demanding one. Flight attendants are not only safety professionals who passengers entrust their lives to onboard an aircraft, but they also attend to the passengers needs. They are also the frontliners of the airline, those who face the passengers for the longest time. They must carry the branding and core values of the airline. For national flag carriers, their flight attendants also represents the country from which the airline is from. Hence, airlines do require a lot from those who want to be their flight attendants, hence, the bar is set high.
Now as an aspirant, you simply have two choices. Either you level-up your game or just find another career if you cannot seem to adjust to the airline standards. Its that simple. The Philippines alone has about more or less 5,000 flight attendants from all local airlines. If standards are set too high which seem already impossible to reach, then we will not have these 5,000 cabin crew flying us around.
If airlines were to also lower their standards just for you, then it would be too unfair for those who really worked hard to make the high standards.
A single or multiple rejection does not mean that becoming a cabin crew is totally impossible, no it is not. Every rejection should be taken as an opportunity to know what worked and what didn't. From there, work hard to slowly improve yourself. If you don't make it again, then it just means that there is something lacking. Work and improve yourself until you've made the standards. Focus on being part of the chosen few, and not part of the many who do not make-it.
Nothing is impossible. God gave you the means and all resources to improve and be better than before. As what Amor Maximo once said, "becoming a flight attendant is not just about trying and trying over and over again. It is also about the quality of every attempt to earn your wings."
See yourself as your own competitor. Once you make it, it would really feel good on your end, especially after knowing how hard you've worked to make the airline standards.
Trust me, it is not impossible to make the airline standards. You just have to level-up your game and work hard.
The only time to blame airlines for their "too high standards" is when there are absolutely no or zero flight attendants around.
Winners are those who acknowledge their own mistakes and take it upon themselves to be better. Losers are those who blame others for their failures.