I just came back from work, today was my last working day as a flight attendant. I wanted to write this article, because now I have mixed feelings and I feel like I need to express them now somehow… I wanted to quit my job year and a half after I started working in aviation. Don’t you dare to think that being a flight attendant is so prestigious and easy job. “Oh, you’re a flight attendant, you travel all over the world, you have crazy discounts everywhere you go, you have pretty high salary and blah blah”…yes, but nobody thinks about the dark side of being a cabin crew member! You have to work on all holidays and weekends, you are responsible for all human lives on board and very often have to save dying people, even though you are treated like a waiter, sometimes you’re even insulted by rude passengers, very often have to eat next to the smelly lavatory and many many other stuff that had made me cry aloud so many times! I hated my job so many times, I hated all passengers, I hated all those planes, I hated everything about aviation. That period lasted for too long and I become anti-social, I stopped hanging out with my friends, I stopped communicating with my colleagues on work. I was working 6 days a week with only one day off and I was so exhausted, displeased, unsatisfied and even sad. All I wanted was to get more sleep. I lost so much valuable time in sleep and complaining…Then I promised myself to make the biggest party EVER when I quit my job. Well, that day came! And you know how I feel now? Strange is not the right word…maybe sad. Yeah, exactly. Probably I won’t see my colleagues ever again, probably I will never get on these planes where I used to spend so much time, ever again. I will definitely miss my colleagues, because it is such a pleasure to work with young people, I’ll will miss the planes too and flying of course. You know the feeling when you see your old car somewhere? That is how I’ll feel everytime I’ll see the landing planes above my head I used to work on…I have never believed I would feel so nostalgic after quiting my job, but today thanks to my wonderful crew I didn’t have time to think about that and I received the best gift – a delicious Eiffel Tower bottle full with chocolate pearls and gold key ring on top!
Today we talked a lot, we laughed loudly, we made an unforgetable photoshoot and said goodbye wishing each other all the best. Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye? I hate good-byes, it was so hard for me to say it… I know what I need – I need more hellos.
A message to my crew:
Romeo Yordanov – Captain, thank you for supplying my crew and me with chocolate and lollipops so many times and for the funny jokes and stories making our flights so entertaining!
Atanas Bratanov (First Officer) – Marriage is not that bad! You should think about it! 😉
Delena Asparuhova (Purser) – I trully believe one day you will feel the pleasure what is like to have a dog!…By the way I love your sence of humor!
Dani Bojidarova (Senior flight attendant) – You’re just adorable!
THE FACT I QUIT MY JOB DOESN’T MEAN I WILL STOP POSTING ARTICLES! THIS WAS JUST THE BEGINNING! MORE STORIES ABOUT MY LIFE AS A FLIGHT ATTENDANT COMING IN MY NEXT ARTICLES!
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