Flight Attendant (Female, Age 33) in Brooklyn, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

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Job TitleFlight Attendant
Other Compensation None Set
Company Size(not answered)
LocationBrooklyn, NY
Years Experience2 years

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Years in Career0
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Upstart all business class airline that flies from 3 U.S cities to Stansted, England. Privately held company.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Boarding the aircraft, serving passengers 3 course meals; safety; first aid (if applicaple); security checks of the aircraft.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
health, discounted air travel, life insurance

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes – I like working with others it makes the job less repetitious.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Aircraft- I like working on it because it is a somewhat controlled environment. The only negatives are the health factors of working on a pressurized a/c at 35,000 ft.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 4
Benefits: 2
Hours: 1
Co-Workers: 2
Supervisors: 7
Job Title: 5
Level of Responsibility: 4
The Actual Work: 2

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amNothing
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10am to 11amNothing
11am to 12pmNothing
12pm to 1pmNothing
1pm to 2pmNothing
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3pm to 4pmNothing
4pm to 5pmNothing
5pm to 6pmArrive at work – Showtime is 6:15 pm
6pm to 7pm6:15pm – Brief with the captain and the crew. Make way through security to the a/c
7pm to 8pmOnce on a/c check catering supplies; and perform preflight safety checks. 7:15-8:15- Passengers now board a/c
8pm to 9pm8:15- close a/c door, taxi to runway, usually have a 45-90 min wait to takeoff (JFK only).
9pm to 10pmHopefully in the air at this time. Preparing for 1st bev. service at 10,000ft
10pm to 11pmContinue service: Hot towels, TSU service w/ salads, clear in, entree service.
11pm to 12amClear in; dessert service; clear in; duty free sales. Feed pilots, check on cockpit. Start OJ/water service every 20 minutes

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?

What was the application process?
submitted resume, group interview, one-on-one interview

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes – One long group interview, followed by a one-on-one interview (if you were selected).

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
All pertaining to customer service and how you would interact w/ your co-workers in specific scenarios.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes – You learn all about the company and their policies along w/ the FAA policies.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes, the training was 6 weeks and set by the employer.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes- as far as study skills and test taking.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Check the website of the company they are looking to work for. Check other internet sites such as Monster.com.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Personality is the number one trait they are looking for – You have to be able to get along w/ your co-workers otherwise your trips will be miserable. You also have to be able to pass the training components of any airline. These are a series of written and oral tests. If you do not pass you will not be hired.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Just to pass that airline’s specific training course (3-8 weeks).

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Be flexible at the job and with your schedule.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
No- I plan to become a massage therapist & acupunturist

What are your current career goals?
Currently in school for massage therapy and acupunture

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
I looove it and maybe I can still fly when I become a therapist.

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Prior Job 1Group Desk Coordinator4 years30000Checked in groups w/ poterage and organized their rooms and check-in process.
Prior Job 2Server6 mo.forgotTook orders and served meals

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.5

College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.3UNLVB.S. Hotel Administration
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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