8th July 2016
I’m sitting in front of the fire place feeling really crappy about myself.
It’s safe to say that writing my previous post about Flight Attending really did jinx the job for me. After applying to become an Air Hostess back in March and going through the whole recruitment process for 5 months with flying myself to the Recruitment event, doing interviews and booking in my First Aid and Swimming Certificate I find out I can’t proceed with my application. *insert me sobbing here*
I got a call today from one of the nurses that the Airline hires to do Medical background checks and she said judging by my Optometrist report for my eyesight I can’t continue with the company as I don’t meet aviation guidelines.
Basically I have awful eyesight so I wear contact lenses and glasses ocassionally. Without them my vision is quite blurry, so in the event of an emergency or something happening mid – flight and my contacts come out its a safety hazard as it’s my job to keep the plane safe and help the passengers. 😥
I completely understand where they’re coming from but at the same time I wish I was told this at the beginning of my application and not right at the end when I’d basically told everyone I was 99% through.
My only option is to get laser eye surgery but I don’t have a spare $6000 lying around plus I’ve watched videos of it being done and it absolutely terrifies me. I don’t know what to do anymore.
I literally had my heart set on this career and was reading sooo many Cabin Crew blogs. I started watching Airline episodes and reading books on Flight Attending. Even though I hated wearing my hair in a bun I finally got it down pat and looked forward to wearing the uniform and getting glammed up for work (Even if it was at weird hours) *sigh* I don’t know…I was silly and had no other careers to fall back on or no other ideas on jobs floating around in my head.
Everyone suggests working as a travel agent but I hate selling stuff and I’m sick of sitting behind a desk at a computer. I just feel I’d be taking a back seat. I’m just feeling sad and unmotivated now, like my life has taken a stand still and I don’t know what to do with myself. I’m going to look into laser eye surgery but even if I got it done I have to wait 3 months before I can go through with the training in case it doesn’t work I guess?
The family cat keeps coming up to me for a pet. She’s usually a little bitch so I’m assuming she knows what’s up and is trying to comfort me.
Anyways, I guess that was my next update…