I am out of town until July 13th. I'm only in SLC, but am currently in a training class with SkyWest Airlines and they have put me up in a hotel. I didn't say much to anyone because anything can happen and I am not hired until I successfully pass all of the required training.
As most of you know, I was once a Flight Attendant for Delta Air Lines. I had a very lucrative career with them and will always be grateful for the amazing things that experience taught me. In many ways it has served to be advantageous while undergoing this training...but in other ways, it's a bit of a disadvantage. Only in the sense that I have to learn the "SkyWest way" of doing things. As each day passes, I am more and more impressed with this company.
The instructors are all great! They are knowledgeable and very friendly. All of them have less than 10 years experience in this industry but that hasn't slowed them down one little bit! It is actually encouraging to me because it shows that growth within the company is very attainable.
I am completely impressed with the professionalism and seriousness they take their jobs. Seriously, Flight Attendants are SO much more than Pretzle Princesses! The extensive knowledge they need to know in order to provide the best safety, security and customer service is unbelievable.
I feel so blessed to have this opportunity. I will not have much time to write (if any) for the next 3 weeks. Please check back after July 15th and hopefully I will be able to get back to speed with my blogging!
Friday, June 10, 2011
We just got back from Las Vegas where we attended our 19th viewing of Cirque Du Soleil's Beatles LOVE at the fabulous Mirage Hotel. This time was special...it was the 5 year anniversary of the show and there was a red carpet event which included many celebrities.
The Red Carpet event was scheduled at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, June 8th. We arrived at the hotel around 4:00 planning to have dinner at "Cravings" Buffet on the premises. When we saw the people gathering for photos, I decided to forego dinner and save our place in the crowd. I was starving, but I figured I could eat anytime...see a Beatle? Priceless!
When the event finally arrived, it became crazy. People were pretty respectful, for the most part, but two ladies just in front of us became annoyed when we would "press" up against them. Now remember, we are being pushed forward in the crowd by the myriad of people behind us. One woman whipped some attitude and turned to Natalie and said, "You're pushing us and it's really annoying!" Natalie told her that we too were being pushed forward...woman rolls eyes and says something else pretty snotty and I finally said, "Have you ever heard of Beatlemania?" SERIOUSLY?!?
They were just really bugged the whole time..finally, they decided to leave and we found ourselves right in front...it was well worth the wait!
Dhani & Olivia Harrison (George's son & wife)