Monday, May 23, 2011

Is Cabin Crew a flying Prostitute ?

Ok ok, I know that my title is kinda controversial. Many of you have asked me whether being a cabin crew, do you have to sleep with the pilot, force to go to bed by the senior in order for promotions and etc etc. All I can say is, yeah, you watch too much movies. I am not saying that it doesn’t happen but it’s very very rare. Airlines have strict company policy and you can actually report them whether they are colleagues or passengers who try to take advantage of you.

Pilots or stewards are smart enough not to have fun one night or get into trouble by harassing colleagues which can jeopardize their career. It’s simply not worth it. Normally if it does happen, it’s with consent from both party, after all, it takes two to tango isn’t it? I know some of you have a tough time convincing your gf/bf regarding this job and you are torn between your newfound career and your relationship. I have many colleagues who are attached and married and they do have a stable relationship and know their limits. I guess to be in this line, you should be mature enough to know what you should and should not do.

There was this incident that a passenger actually touches the private part of a stewardess and the next thing he knew was the police waiting for him the minute the aircraft landed. Passengers can scream or shout at us but in no way they can touch us. 

I know some of you tell me that you hear stories that the stewardess sleep with the passengers and so on and it’s like part of the job. There are of cause passengers who are like that, but you just need to be careful and smart enough to take care of yourself. For example, they will normally offer to take you out since this is your first trip to the country and it is up to your own judgment whether to go ahead or not. I always believe that when the deal is too good to be true, it always isn’t and there is no free lunch in this world. I am not saying all pax are bad and in fact I have colleagues who are happily married to them. 

So is cabin crew a flying prostitute, the answer is NO. There are always some bad apples that spoil the name of this profession but then again, which other job or career that do not have cases like this? So I hope that I have address some of your concerns and you go ahead and “kick some butt” with your new career. Happy Flying !

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