Monday, October 29, 2012

Life after Etihad - 6 months later


Well its been now 6 months since i resigned Etihad as a cabin crew, and move back home.
I will only speak about my own experience and what i think personally, others might agree or disagree....
Its difficult to explain exactly how it feel to be back from the bubble called etihad and being a cabin crew in UAE.
First when i came home i was very happy to be home and i felt i had made the best choice fallowing my heart and i would never want to look back again.
In the beginning all i thought of was to be home and be with my family and friends.
Than after 1 month reality hit me.
To be completely honest its 50-50 for me, of what i miss from my time in UAE as a crew with Etihad and being back home.
From traveling the world, one night in Paris, another night in New York and another night in Sidney to ...that ordinary lifestyle back home....has actually been pretty difficult...
Its like you have this amazing lifestyle than something stops and takes you back to page 1 again....weird, very weird...
Such a change....coming from a complete different world to another world.
I thought i was done, completely done from that world.....but thats not the truth.
Its difficult living this ´´ordinary - normal - day to day´´ life....
The lifestyle we had in UAE is very luxurious compared to the lifestyle we might normally have at home ´´where ever that may be´´
Spending nights in 5 star hotels, visiting countries people would dream of, being able to do things we only would dream of doing,,,,,,
To go back to a normal life where things like that isnt free anymore...cause a lot of things was free for us crew. Than it became a habit of living a life like that....getting everything we wanted...to not having it all and not getting anything and having to work sooo hard for everything.
Its such a change...and i think mentally it hits you hard....but i had to find a balance....from all of this.....
Knowing that, that life wasnt going to last forever.....most people work as a crew with etihad few years and move on. Being a cabin crew with etihad might not be a lifelong career so to speak. Its completely different how it was with Etihad than it would be for example European airlines or whatever....cause for European airlines its a career. People in ex European airlines when they finish work as crew, come home at the end of the day, when we etihad crew, didnt came home to home so to speak....
I do miss flying for the best parts of it, the destinations, the moments you had a wonderful crew with you and we all had a blast, the moment a passenger thanked you extra cause you had done something special for them, the amazing hotels we stayed at, the feeling at the end of the months when you had gotten amazing layovers on your roster, feeling proud to be a cabin crew when walking through the airports and everyone looking at us which was such a cool feeling..
the friends and the adventures we had together, the fact you had grown so much as a person, the things you learned and discovered... and there is more,,, so much more...

To be a part of that company and work as a crew for Etihad will always be one of the best things i ever done in my life....or had the chance to do....
Imagine being chosen by so many applicants and than getting this job, is such a personal success in itself....and a sense of feeling proud of yourself...a privilege!!!
Not everyday do you get chosen to get a job, which is with one of the best companies in the world...
so thats cool...
But than it ends, we return to our home countries...with memories in ur baggage...
Of the colorful amazing life we had in the past.....
Its very difficult i think to travel around the world and do what we did as crew, and learn so much, live such a fast life...than come home and everyone seem to be the same....everything look the same....YET i feel i have changed and no one understand this feeling or journey until they been in my shoes....
i read this article about people who travel and come home that they get some kind of ´´reversed cultural chock´´...
i feel i experienced that and still experiencing that.. but again we need to move on in life...and not live in the past and find exciting new roads ahead of us....
I have to admit i would love to RELIVE the moments again....but not as a cabin crew...perhaps as something else....
But it is indeed very difficult to find that balance of accepting this is my lifestyle now, and the glamorous life i had in the past will always be a cherished memory...
Stories i can share with my grandchildren one day :-)
But at the end of the day regardless of what i had or did or what it was, its a closed chapter in my life....and im totally blessed to had a chance to live and experience such thing.
....i think if i didnt resign etihad perhaps that new path wouldnt be found.....who knows....cause i feel i have found a new path i never knew about before and never thought of before.....so im excited about the future....

I think the things we do, always lead us to another path WHICH IS MEANT TO BE AND IS THE PLACE WE NEED TO BE.....there is no coincidents in life i think..thats my personal thought...
even if that place isnt a place we might like, but i think that will open doors to another place where we need to be at the end!!
we all have a purpose in life, and things do happens for a reason i believe..

Life is only going to get better, we just need to remain faithful and positive and go after our dreams and make them ours....and never giving up!!! we totally deserve it i think!!!! :-)

A journey with Etihad i will never ever forget.


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More informative info related to the cabin crew job here:::

http://cabincrewdreamer.blogspot.se/2013/04/summery-for-newbie-cabin-crews.html
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Monday, October 1, 2012

Etihad Emirates Qatar Crew Roster samples

Few readers have written to me and asked me how crew rosters looks like 
Below i have posted one Etihad crew roster, and i have written some info about this roster.
Than i also posted some examples of Emirates and Qatar crew roster as well

Etihad Roster:::




2nd example of a Etihad roster:



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Qatar crew roster:::::::::








Emirates Crew roster::::::::::::










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More informative info related to cabin crew here:::

http://cabincrewdreamer.blogspot.se/2013/04/summery-for-newbie-cabin-crews.html