I asked my dear friend Anna who currently works for Etihad as a cabin crew some questions about her job as a cc with Etihad in purpose to share this with all of you guys too . She gladly answered few questions and i think its so fun to read what she had to say::: check it out:::::::::
ps: Anna is not in this picture above :-)
Was it your dream to become a Etihad Cabin Crew?
Yes!!! when i was 15 years old my mom asked me what i wanted to work with when i grew older, i told her i wanted to become a flight attendant, although i never seriously went after this job until i was 28 years old or so.
Now scoring this job, was it how you expected it to be?
It was even better than i had expected it to be specially with Etihad compared to other example low cost airlines. It was even beyond and above of what i had wished for.
Where is your favorite destination of all the places you been to so far?
Of all the destinations i have flown to so far i have to say Bangkok was the best. Why? because of the amazing cheap shoppings, i always fly with empty suitcase and fly back with a full suitcase lol. I always have mani and pedi and massage there cause its so cheap. Everything is so cheap there, also i love how the culture is there, love going to temples and explore the city.
Was it difficult during the initial training?
Oh my god it was, for me anyway, i even failed few times and had to do exams again but i pushed through, i did my best. But i think if we focus and stay focused it will be ok. I dont like to study because i had studied enough in my days, thats why it was difficult for me lol to open a book again...a study book
How do you feel now scoring this amazing job many wish to have?
I was extremely proud of myself and still am, i feel this is the highest and the best job i could score in my entire life, but i know it can only go up from here
Whats the negative part of this job according to you?
The stress and expectations the company/managers have on us, although its manageable but sometimes it can get too much
Whats the positive part of this job according to you?
The chance to grow in this company, travel, meet so many people, get to know new cultures, be independent and earn good money and have fun.
Can you tell us one of your crazy stories you had to experience being a cabin crew with Etihad?
I remember during one of my flights to Sidney, we had 2 medical emergencies onboard, a girl who fainted and another woman who had a panic attack and was running around wanted to open the doors on board. Than during this situation we had a drunk man who was bothering people onboard, oh my god, imagine all of this in 14hrs heheheheeh. It was too much to witness and deal with but we had the best team and together we handled it. This is a part of our job and we do what we can.
How do you think of living in Abu Dhabi?
I absolutely love it, i love how modern the place is and the lifestyle we are living in. We can do everything here, its not that strict as people think it is from the outside....There is always something to do, and if i get bored we just go to Dubai, every place has its ups and downs and i feel Abu Dhabi have more ups. Its great, i wouldnt want to move back home, cause its more fun here.
Is there any tips you can give to people who wish to become a cc with Etihad?
Believe in yourselves, i know how difficult it can be to score this job, try to create your resume that fits for this job...and be smart with your resume ;-) Try to be professional and read as much info you can before you attend any assessment day. If you fail once or twice thats ok, do it again, me and my friends we all scored this job on our 3rd or 4th try, insane i know...but we tried and tried....
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