By: Mond Ortiz
When you hear a little girl, a sales lady, a waiter, a water boy, a plus sized person, a dark-skin toned person, and someone working hard tell you that he or she wants to be a flight attendant, never ever look down or make fun of that person. You might end up eating your words. These are the people who will work hard to earn their wings. These are the people who will change to meet airline standards. These are the people who prays everyday.
So never ever underestimate their capabilities to become a flight attendant.
We have shared a story of a houseboy who became an international cabin crew. How about a former sales lady at 12 years old now an international cabin crew. We also have featured a lady who used to sleep in the streets just to guard her paninda and is now also an international flight attendant.
Do not make fun of a chubby person who says "I will be a flight attendant," there are gyms and parks where they could exercise. Do not discourage someone to become a flight attendant, mind your own business. Its their life, not yours. Do not stop our aspirants who keep on applying and who are constantly working hard to make changes for the better in order to earn their wings one day, there is no such thing as "wasted time" especially when they've already earned their wings. Giving-up is never an option.
Do not make fun of a dark-skin person tell you that he wants to be a cabin crew. The local airlines love morenos and morenas because they basically represent the classic Filipino beauty. Moreso, stop spreading false information to discourage others, especially if you've never worked for the airline or aviation industry.
Nothing is impossible, especially if someone prays, have faith in God, never gives up, and works hard regardless of what happens.
Never make fun of our aspirants with a "lakas mo mangarap" because its better to have big dreams than small ones. God made us capable of achieving them no matter how big or small they are. All the biggest accomplishments all started with a dream and a single step.
Instead, encourage them, cheer for them, and help them. Help those who strive to help themselves. When the times get tough, do not give-up. Keep encouraging and believe in these aspirants. Accompany them on their journey by helping them be better.
Well, I do suggest to help those only who are willing to help themselves and who will take your advice constructively.
But wait, saying "wag ka mag cabin crew, mag ibang trabaho ka nalang kasi sayang skills at pinagaralan mo" is NOT a form of support or concern!!! It is a form of discouragement. Genuine and true concern happens when you support and encourage someone to reach for his or her dreams, especially if he or she is willing to learn and is open to change for the better.
So keep supporting our flight attendant dreamers. Do not discourage nor look down on them. Cheer for them. At the end, iba ang feeling na alam mo naka tulong ka.