Friday, January 16, 2009

Flight Attendant Friday

Hi everyone! As I start my "Flight Attendant Friday" there are a couple things I want you guys to know:

1. If you ever want to ask me a question about my job, please feel free.

2. I am from the south and I speak and write like I'm from the south. I know how to speak correctly, but I like the humor in the way us southerns can throw things out there. So occasionally I'll be speaking southern as I'm telling stories.

3. I don't want you guys to EVER think I am bragging about my job. Because I love it so.....it may appear that I am bragging. I do brag about my company, it's a WONDERFUL company and I am BLESSED to be able to have such a wonderful job!

This afternoon I was thinking about how to start and I think I'll just start at the beginning. Now just so you know, I'm a hopper........yes, I hop from one subject to another so please bear with me. I maybe talking about safety one week and hop on over to celebrities the next week.

I turned 50, became a Mimi and was accepted to flight attendant training all in 2003. What's so strange about the flight attendant training part is that I was TERRIFIED to fly!! I MEAN TERRIFIED!!! You don't believe me do you? When I was accepted I wasn't even sure I could do it. I had flown several times before I went off to training but ONLY under DURESS!!!! Poor Alvin, bless his heart, when we would fly somewhere he would look out the window and try to get me to look out......NO WAY, ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! Everytime a bell would ding, I thought for sure we were going down! I know, I know.......pyscho girl here!

Off to training I go. Our training is three and a half weeks and held in Dallas. It's all paid for, except for dinner! We were also paid for training once we graduated.

To say training was hard is an understatement! OH MY GOSH!!!! If being a flight attendant were about passing out peanuts and drinks, they would have you pick up your peanuts and drinks in the jetway! The word flight attendant comes with a GREAT responsibility and that's another blog.

Until next week.......stay safe in your travels.


12 comments:

Kayla said...

Can't wait to hear what all your job requires of you! I really am so excited about all this!!!

Haha, I would have never guessed you were afraid to fly once! I'm glad you've overcome your fear, though!!

Bo said...

Oh you are off to a great start! I can't believe you overcame your fear of flying AND became a FA at age 50!! Tremendous achievements!
;-) Bo

Mildred said...

Morning Becky! Happy that you overcame your fear of flying and that you are sharing with all of us. I look forward to future installments. Hope you have a good weekend. It's 10 degrees in Georgia this a.m. ugggh!

Susie said...

Bec, this is a great way to start. That little flight attendant picture is cute!

Jacquie said...

Your fear of flying is JUST LIKE MINE!! I can't believe you wanted to become a FA when you had such fear... you'll have to let us in on what made you want to become a FA...

Have a great weekend, my little southern friend!

Susie said...

Sister, check out my blog for a fun tag!

Betsy said...

What a cute little flight attendant!! I am very excited about hearing your story!! I think it's so great that you started a whole new life at 50!!

Faith said...

I love the little picture...so cute! I still can't believe that you used to hate to fly. That is so funny!

nikkicrumpet said...

I would imagine that it requires so much more than we know. I can't wait to hear all about it!

Kelley said...

Thanks for sharing! I can't wait for Fridays to hear about your job.

Hope you are having a good weekend.

justabeachkat said...

I've always wanted to be a flight attendant. I love to travel, but I know what you do is hard hard work. Any chance, they'll take a 56 year old girl?

Hugs!
Kat

Nancy said...

Becky, I can't believe you was once afraid of flying! And you was 50 when you started into all this....GOOOD for you!!!! Can't wait to hear more! Blessings, nancy