A ex-flying colleague of mine landed a private FA
job with the wealthy
Tanenbaum family of Toronto about 4 years ago. She absolutely loves it (although she was nervous as hell when she first started), and claims the family is very warm and down to earth. I believe the Tanenbaum's own a Gulfstream jet (I could be wrong re type). Anyway, while her hours and days away from YYZ
are rather unpredictable, the pay and benefits are excellent, and she stays in the same 5 star hotels the world over that the family are booked at, complete with all expenses paid. She claims she is now too spoiled to ever return to sked carrier flying, which is perfectly understandable. As with any of us who are lucky enough to have their dream job, she procured the position through someone she knew.