By: Gabriel Nerbes Siat
Before I say anything about this thing I keep holding for a long time, I just want to say that I love you guys who keep on supporting everything I do, may it be personal or virtual. And I would like to leave you a few words.
As all of you know, the airline industry has been greatly affected by this Global Pandemic. Our routes and flights have been significantly reduced resulting in our company having an overage in staff. For myself and other crew in our dear company PAL, we have been out of service already and not furloughed anymore.
I will never forget the faces of my beautiful passengers and knowing the idea of bringing them home to their loved ones. And it breaks my heart to see them go separate ways in the airport just like us leaving our jobs from our second home. Thank you for the kindness shown on every flight.
While I have already begun my next chapter, there are still many of my colleagues who have not and because of that, I ask you to please keep them in your thoughts during this difficult time.
This job was an escape for me after being unhappy with my job after graduating college. It was a job that awarded me many opportunities. A job that I fell in love with. I've been into places I'd never thought I would have the opportunity to go and places I never thought that existed. I've met people from all walks of life and I've made friendships that will last the rest of my life.
To my family, Philippine Airlines, thank you for giving me a chance of a year of opportunity to see and experience what the world could offer. To my co-crew, I wish each of you the best of luck. We we're told in trying to be like the bamboo tree that no matter how high we grow, the lower we bow and reach the ground or no matter how bend, we never break.
Finally, I have one request for everyone. With so much happening to the world right now, you never know how small actions can impact the next person from you. Please be kind to one another and practice compassion with everyone. Live with acceptance within yourselves and others. And until I see you guys in the friendly skies again! Please take care of yourself and your health.
Have a safe flight! Mabuhay!