By: Althea Legazpi
Being a Cabin crew nourishes you way of thinking, this will guide you on how to deal with people as well as dealing with any circumstances in life. I have applied the skills and knowledge that I have gained and learned from being a cabin crew to my personal life with my family, such as being assertive, positive, confident and firm on my decisions in life.
I am now on my fourth airline as a flight attendant and I am proud to say that out of all those four airlines, I was never rejected, and YES all them are just first attempts. I think it was the will, confidence and assertiveness that brought me to this success.
Honestly it was my MOM's dream , however it turns out to become my dream as well as my eldest sisters dream as well, since of my mom always talks about how good and wonderful to become a flight attendant as you can travel and see the whole world for free and meeting all types of people around the globe.
December 8, 2010. I was already nervous that night because I didn't know what to do, what I will say, if I will make it or not. Nevertheless, I told myself, "it's okay if I do not get accepted, for as long as I tried".
When I got down the taxt, I saw this lady, so pretty, so tall! She looked like a model. I thought to myself, "what are my potentials here with these people around", I am just 20 years old, a fresh graduate, No experience. Will I make it? I told myself not to be afraid and I can do it.
I waited an hour before my name was called. We were five who entered the room.They made us turn, smile, and measured our height. The called the name of the four people who I was with except mine. I thought to myself that it's okay because it is my first time and I shall try again if I really didn't make it. Deep inside me though, I was already crying. They asked the four ladies to step out the room except me then I was congratulated! I was told that I was up for group interview. I made it until final interview, we were five that time. We were given a letter but it had to be read outside the room. When I opened mine, it said "Congratulations!" My heart stopped! I was accepted! I am a flight attendant!
I feel very lucky because our trainor was so nice! Training was hard but honestly, I was always exceited everyday to go to work. If only school was like this, I would have been a cum laude! After 2 months of training, we finally graduated! Time went so fast! I didn;t notice because I learned and experienced a lot! One day, an opportunity knocked which I had always been wanting to try.
September 20, 2012. Manila hotel, the line was long. Was it Starstruck? Or Pinoy Big Brother? When I got infront, I handed my resume. I told myself, "is this it?" They said to wait for a text if I made it to the next step. Every beep of my mobile phone, I felt very nervous. Then I received a text. Yes, I made it through the first step. The next step is a two-part thing. First is an exam, reach test and the checking of legs, arms, and face. Second part is group dynamics. They gave us a topic and we will have to discuss it as they observe us. After that, they will call your number. If you were called, you made it for final interview. They called me! Final interviewI One on one. It's okay, I answered them but I feel that I didn't pass. I don't know why, but I was quite accepting that I did not make it. After 3 weeks, they sent an email that I passed and that I am due for medical!. I took the medical check which was quite long and expensive but nevertheless, I passed! I couldn't believe it, I am now an international flight attendant!
New life. New home. New friends. New company! It was lonely to start off but everything became okay later on. I was able to go to places that I thought I would never be able to go to! After 15 months, the Lord gave me another blessing! Nope it's not another airline. I found out that I was carrying the biggest blessing in my life.
Novemeber 21, 2014. I gave birth to a handsome baby boy, my Zamir! I told myself that I will give my child a bright future the same way how my parents gave me a wonderful life.
August 23, 2015. Same feeling different time. Here I go again, falling in line. While standing in line and waiting, I was thinking whether I will be accepted or not because I have a baby. I told myself though that I am doing this all for my child. I reached second interview and made it to final interview, and through medical exam! Yes, I am a flight attendant again! Thank you, Lord!
September 26, 2015. It's hard but I need to do it, I'll be leaving once again, but all for my child. Two months of training. It was fun because this was what I really wanted. Sad because I miss my child badly. I am really thankful though that the Lord gave me another chance to fulfill my dream!
Today, I fly for the world's best low-cost airline, AirAsia. It prides me to be an all-star cabin crew!
I earned my wings at the age of 20. It was so overwhelming that I felt I have fulfilled my dreams as well as my parents dream. My whole family is proud of my success.
The training was hard. We needed to memorize a lot of things. We need to get a passing score of 98%. However in everything I do, I always ensure to remain focused and stay positive. I usually do not entertain and allow any negative vibes ruin my way of life.
At this lowest point of our life due to the effect of this outbreak, it was the will to serve people that pushed me to continue on prevailing with my dreams to travel and bring people to their destinations, thus allowing them to get in touch with their love ones.
To all my fellow future flight attendants, stand still and keep on working hard to reach your goals in life. Always remember that success is not always there for free, you need to exert effort, determination, self confidence and trust in yourself. Always put GOD first and have your family as your inspiration in order to motivate you to reach the road of your success.