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Old 06-18-2016, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Plus waiters get tips. And aren't living out of a suitcase and call a different hotel in a different city every night 'home'. And aren't expected to save your arse when it hits the fan. And don't have a plethora of regulations they are required to ensure customers comply with.
I used to fly A LOT. And while it may be true that they are expected to save your butt in a crisis...that happens so rarely that you might as well forget about it happening at all. And frankly, if it's a real mid-air crisis...kiss your butt goodbye.

So no, I have no special praise for stewards and stewardesses. Most of the time their job is merely "Coffee, tea, or me", and then cleaning up, along with getting people in their correct seats.
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Old 06-18-2016, 03:04 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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The passenger launched his web/blog site on the same exact day when he posted/broadcasted this video (June 8). Coinkidink? I think not.
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Old 06-20-2016, 03:01 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I used to fly A LOT. And while it may be true that they are expected to save your butt in a crisis...that happens so rarely that you might as well forget about it happening at all. And frankly, if it's a real mid-air crisis...kiss your butt goodbye.

So no, I have no special praise for stewards and stewardesses. Most of the time their job is merely "Coffee, tea, or me", and then cleaning up, along with getting people in their correct seats.
Emphasis on the "me" part, at least in the old days of younger attendants, and it mattered not whether the attendant was a he or a she. I have heard too many first-hand accounts from handsome businessmen that I know personally, that I believe the sexual promiscuity of attendants (then) to be true.
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Who the hell even eats that crap...?
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Montana
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Interesting article, since many are talking about how the emergency training flight attendants take should grant them all sorts of rights over other passengers.

‘There was a lot of crying and screaming. One of the flight attendants was literally shaking and sobbing, and we looked at each other like, “Somebody else has to speak through the PA.”’

Read more: American Airlines flight from Boston to Miami forced to divert to New York | Daily Mail Online
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Old 06-21-2016, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Who the hell even eats that crap...?
I always did, but flying most often in business, I would have preferred a regular cabin meal most of the time.
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Old 08-03-2016, 06:12 PM
 
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Well they are tired of "THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT" .... Most of the time they are not!!
Whoever came up with that statement needs a talkin to in life.
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Old 08-03-2016, 07:55 PM
 
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Whoever came up with that statement needs a talkin to in life.
Right? Also the person who said " there are no stupid questions" never worked in tech support.
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:31 PM
 
Location: New York Area
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Right? Also the person who said " there are no stupid questions" never worked in tech support.
In tech support they have two acronyms of note. When a customer is referred to a supervisor the customer is told to mention that the problem is a PEBKAC error; problem exists between keyboard and chair. Other times the customer is told to mention that the problem is an "ID 10 T" error. I think you can figure out what that is if you merge the letters and numbers and stare at the page.
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Old 08-03-2016, 09:21 PM
 
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In tech support they have two acronyms of note. When a customer is referred to a supervisor the customer is told to mention that the problem is a PEBKAC error; problem exists between keyboard and chair. Other times the customer is told to mention that the problem is an "ID 10 T" error. I think you can figure out what that is if you merge the letters and numbers and stare at the page.
Aww, man, you aren't supposed to share that info with the general public. Now we have to come up with new acronyms.

At least in healthcare IT,we also had ICD9 and later 10 codes. 569.42. Pain. Anus.
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