I had my phone interview with JetBlue on Monday and it went really well. I was excited once again because I know they have a training class at the end of April and the schedule would work out perfectly for coachella.
JetBlue called me this morning and said they have good news and bad news. The good news is that I passed the first round and they would like to move me forward to the next step which is the in person interview at a Blue Review event. Unfortunately, their next Blue Review is on 3/10 in Puerto Rico but they’re all booked. I can only attend one if they have another one but that is unlikely because they will probably hire enough people to fill up the April training class. Therefore, I have to wait until June when applications open up again because they’ll have more Blue Review days. They can’t just transfer everything I’ve done already over so I’m gonna have to reapply and do the phone interview again and go through the entire process again.
So what was the point of giving me the interview on Monday when they don’t have room for me to move forward…?
This is a never ending battle and I just want to travel. Why is it so hard? I’m sorry if I’m not gonna wanna hang out with anyone or at social events for a while but I really just want to figure out my life right now. Everything feels like its on pause and I’m not making progress anywhere.
i didn’t want to tell this story countless times because it will just make me emotional and have to relive these past couple of weeks again. so here is my story once and only once.
i’m writing this blog while i’m sitting in my mom’s living room. yes, i’m back at square one.
unfortunately, virgin had to let me go today. i only survived 2 weeks of training.
this was by far, one of the hardest things i’ve ever done. and i thought moving across the pacific ocean to teach english away from home for a year was a challenge… but of course challenges are a part of life and I WILL CONTINUE to persevere because that is what i do best.
during the past two weeks, i had to commute roughly 3 hours a day. my days were LONG and the lectures are RIDICULOUSLY LONG but i knew here my heart belonged. in the sky. i got to meet some incredible people that share the same passion as me. some really genuine people too.
anyway, it was raining pretty badly yesterday and my commute was really really bad. i called my instructor 30minutes before class and told her i was going to be late. i also left my aunt’s house a lot later than i should’ve. i came to class late and got a warning. i told myself i would not be late ever again because being punctual is sooo important in the aviation industry, AND with any job PERIOD. BUT can you guys imagine commuting for 90minutes+ it’s brutal… ESPECIALLY when i don’t get home from school until 9pm IF I’M LUCKY and i have to study AND catch up with friends AND wake up at 5/6 the next day. well, excuses are dumb anyways so i’m not gonna continue
today, we practiced our safety demo and i nailed it like a super star. we discussed how to handle guests with special needs and i could totally see myself doing everything we were discussing. THEN my instructor told us to take all our required items out when we are flying. that includes a valid passport, a working watch, company ID, FAA card, and a working flashlight with extra batteries. me being the dumb bitch that brought everything BESIDES the extra batteries got in trouble because we must always have ALL required items with us. i didn’t think it was a big deal because they’re EXTRA batteries and we’re only in training… i didn’t think that rule applied to us while we’re in class.
so my instructor asked to speak to me during lunch with the training leader and they explained to me that this is my second warning so they have to let me go. forgetting a required item could not be taken lightly in the aviation industry. i seriously didn’t understand the severity of what happened so i was sitting there in shock. they gave me an unemployment packet so i could get money if i can’t find a job… are you fucken shitting me?
they gathered my things for me and i drove back to SJ. got to my aunts, packed all my things, went to get an oil change, and sped 5hours straight all the way back to westminster.
during my drive, i posted my car on craigslist and someone wanted to buy it tomorrow morning. i calculated my savings and was planning on buying a ticket to hawaii to just take my mind of things and relax for a couple months until i figure out what i’m gonna do with my life now.
i thought about how i’ve failed my mom, and just the day before i was talking to her about excited i am for her to fly with me everywhere.
luckily when i got home, my mom welcomed me with open arms. she told me that something better will come along and that i’m too smart to not succeed. probably the nicest thing she’s EVER said to me
toto talked some sense into me so i guess i won’t be selling my car just yet….. i do have an interview online with jetblue on monday
WHY did i give up my interview with US airways
ok to be honest, after all this, i don’t even know if i really REALLY want to be a flight attendant for any other airline besides virgin because i fell in love with everything they stand for.
also, i want the job for the benefits and i don’t know if they outweigh everything else i must do to get this job. I ALREADY TOOK OUT ALL MY DAMN PIERCINGS for this job.
it’s so hard for me to explain but i honestly do not know what i want to do with my life right now. that’s why i just want to sell my car and chill on the beach somewhere until an epiphany comes along.
in the mean time, i’ll try not to make any irrational decisions.
I’ve never felt so lost in my life.