On 6/6/2003 5:48:17 PM pricklyheat wrote:
And what exactly is a 135 pound FA going to do to save my life as an aluminum tube decides its own fate? Please tell me. I am up for real world examples here.
Speaking as someone who personally lost someone I loved dearly on AA11,
not to mention several I had flown with (one, a "cut throat" RIP, B.A.), this challenge is quite offensive.
If you land safely and without incident everytime, well, it''s all small potatoes, isn''t it? All you have to complain about is the minutae. You don''t notice that which is not evident...that''s fine.
To me, it''s doing my job, along with making sure that those traveling would travel with us again.
It cracks me up (but it makes me more sad than anything) to hear US citizens b***h at security checkpoints during "color" alerts. Yet, if something were to "go down" everyone would be on FOX News shrieking, "WHY DID THIS HAPPEN? WHY DIDN''T THEY KNOW? WHY DIDN''T THEY PROTECT US? Why did they INCONVENIENCE US?"
Again, Prickly, you love to "flame" with us, we still don''t know who you work for, your postion, or your salary.
For the record, I made less than $25,000 last year (no high-time flying available). Based on base pay and per diem cuts alone, that translates to a $4,000 paycut. Yes, perhaps, a 15+year F/A on INTL cut POSSIBLY make $60,000/yr...what''s the big whoop? Let us know your salary and position before posting another possible "flame" posting.
Just my 2 cents,