A former flight attendant who quit after six years has revealed why she hated “every second” of her job.
Utah’s Kat Kamalani took to TikTok to explain why the role is “not as glorious as it seems.”
The 33-year-old mother of two criticized, among other things, the hierarchical system, intensive training and demanding passengers.
And other social media users also claimed to have faced similar issues while working in the industry as well.
Utah’s Kat Kamalani revealed why she hated ‘every second’ of her job as a flight attendant
The mother-of-two, 33, took to TikTok to explain all the reasons why the role is “not as glorious as it seems”.
In the clip, which has so far been viewed more than 330,000 times, Kat can be seen sitting in her car as she speaks directly to the camera.
She begins: “I hated being a flight attendant and that’s why I quit.
“I was a flight attendant for six years and worked for one of the biggest airlines you could imagine.
“I hated every second of it.”
Kat explains why in more detail: “First, your entire life depends on your seniority – and what I mean by that is, when you get hired, that’s your seniority date and that dictates everything.
“It dictates what plane you fly, what vacations you travel, whether you have weekends off, whether you can hold off on certain dates.”
“Another big reason why it’s so important is when you’re traveling. For my airline, you can book standby, which means if there are empty seats on the plane, you can board based on your seniority.
“And I would say new is considered at least five years old or less.”
Kat said the “intense” training lasted two months and consisted of “six days a week and 15 hours a day”.
She also criticized the hierarchical system and demanding passengers – among other bogeymen
The content creator, who now has over a million followers on the video-sharing platform, continued: “Then the training is so intense. I had to do two months of training, it was six days a week, we did 15 hour days.
“You take a million different types of tests and if you don’t pass the tests in the 80 percent above, they kick you out of the program.”
Another issue she mentioned was simply “people,” before adding: “People think flight attendants are just there to serve you drinks – and in reality, we’re there for your safety first and foremost.” .
“People travel when they are going through the most difficult times of their lives. They are deprived of sleep, they travel for an emergency or a funeral…
“Many times people are at their lowest when they travel and who bears the brunt?
However, her list doesn’t stop there as Kim adds that another problem is the “flights you have to take.”
She said: “At the very beginning, everyone thinks that when you fly you’re going to Honolulu and Paris – and that can be the case.
“But most of the time you’re traveling to three destinations a day, with very short layovers and waking up very early with red eyes. It’s just not fun.”
Another issue she mentioned was simply “people,” before adding: “People think flight attendants are just there to serve you drinks – and in reality, we’re there for your safety first and foremost.” . »
And viewers were quick to flock to the comments to corroborate Kim’s thoughts: “I think for me it took the fun out of traveling.”
Briefly discussing the benefits of this job, she said: “At the time, my husband and I could not afford round-the-world plane tickets and we could visit anywhere in the world.
“I’m very grateful for that and I was able to take my parents and my children with me.
“When you explore the world alone on a layover, it’s a bit sad.”
Kim concluded, “This is my opinion on why being a flight attendant isn’t as glorious as it seems.”
In the caption, she wrote, “Traveling the world has so much fun, but it comes at a cost and not to mention you never have the same routine or schedule.”
And viewers were quick to flock to the comments to corroborate Kim’s thoughts, as one wrote: “I think for me it ruined the fun of traveling, I loved going at the airport but now it’s depressing because it’s just work.”
Another added: “The real side of it. Not to mention the time difference and major turbulence.
And a third simply replied: “It’s 100 percent.” I felt the exact same way somehow.