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My Rant: I think I've had enough of this...

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Thank you Pink, I can actually apply those lyrics to my seasonal job.

I think I've finally had enough, I think I maybe think too much
I think this might be it for us (blow me one last kiss)
You think I'm just too serious, I think you're full of $h!t
My head is spinning so (blow me one last kiss)

Just when it can't get worse, I've had a $h!t day (NO!)
Have you had a $h!t day? (NO!), we've had a $h!t day (NO!)
I think that life's too short for this, I want back my ignorance and bliss
I think I've had enough of this, blow me one last kiss.
So, to cut to the chase, I work several jobs at the airport. But my seasonal job is the worst. Today was the last straw.

I can not stand the passengers. The passengers are regulars that we see year after year, most several times a year. They are so rude, condescending and arrogant. Because they travel with us so often, they feel like they are above rules & regulations. We've been told to treat our passengers like royalty and we do. But there are still some basic things that are required, like weighing your luggage and providing specific documents. These requests are met with indignation and outright refusal. Today, I was told I was rude to require them to weigh their items, because they travel all the time & they know the rules. I had to have a supervisor come out, to insist that the passengers item MUST be weighed. What The Flip!
We gently try to get them to comply, but they feel compelled to drop a list of who they know & how they've never had to be inconvenienced before. And how so & so is going to be contacted immediately as to how we've ruined their trip. And then they write scathing letters, filled with inaccuracies and outright lies.

As a side note, our check-in system is horrendous. We struggle to do our best to make check in run smooth. But the hostility directed at us, due to a situation beyond our control, is unbearable.

The one and only upside is my coworkers, I adore them. But I will still see them, at the airport. I used to think my travel benefits were important. I did some quick math and figured out if I quit I will have Sat. Sun. Monday & Wed. off. I'll add an 8 hour shift to Wed. from my new job, and end up making $2000+ more a year, then I make if I stay. If I ever want to travel to our destination, I'll just buy a full fare ticket. I'll still be ahead financially. But to be honest, I've vacationed there and really, it's much ado about nothing. All the hype about it being a destination for the rich just baffled me. I've been to third world countries that blow this place away.
My shift ended at 1PM today. I waited over 9 hours to write this. But honestly, I'm still as livid as I was when I left work. I don't need this aggravation, there is no real upside to this job and life is just too short to put up with this crap. I am done!

This line, in the song, really sums it up: I think I've had enough of this, blow me one last kiss!
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    1859 days ago
    I agree with Carly, no need for the stress, it's not worth it. Who knows, you might just find something else better if needed.

    1861 days ago
    Kat- do what you need to for you. Stress is not good and if leaving this position will be less stressful, I say go for it and quit! I am thinking of you and miss you on the chats! emoticon
    1864 days ago
  • FITKAT62
    I understand what you are saying. My son has worked for an airline for the last 6 years. I hear the stories. Because of this I am the nicest customer you could ask for. I travel a lot and it upsets me when I see and hear the way some passengers treat the airline employees. These obnoxious passengers do not realize how stupid or ignorant they sound! I see them as high-strung, insecure people. Unfortunately they are everywhere, remember these people also eat in restaurants, stay in hotels, and work in offices. I hear your pain.

    Good luck!

    1867 days ago
    Ugh, girl, I know what you mean! I work front desk at a hotel. Most regulars are pretty nice, but lots of guest are A-holes, especially soldiers in the military who think they know it all! And feel that for some reason that it's required to flirt ruthlessly (Ex: "Hey, wanna come up to my room after you clock out?" YUCK!), and if you don't respond the way they want, they flip out. FREAKS! Right there with ya...
    1868 days ago
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