I love how her job and airline career are talked about as "we"!
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we always thought it would be cool for her to eventually get a job with a airline
Sounds more like its you who's hot to work the podium and perform on the PA! But hey u only have 2 years to go -
Whatever you do, Matt ... don't let her do it! Do ya love her? Then don't! Trust me -one who was an agent and Pax Svc Sup for US for 9+ years- ... the flying benefits just arent worth it. The flights are always full nowadays so the horror of non-revving is a worse nightmare than ever - besides theres nothing cheaper than an airline ticket to almost anywhere u wanna go-- esp from florida!!
Dont put your mother through the torment and life of abject hell that awaits an airline agent (unless, of course, you deep down have some kinda grudge on her!)
If you do succeed in getting your mother placed at airline, here are some of the things you can look forward to (let this be on your head!) :
1. A mother who develops a nervous twitch whenever she sees or hears an airplane or any time she hears any aviation term mentioned.
2. A mother who will begin to drink heavily as she watches the Weather Channel all day long on her day off. And yells "OH YA ... GREAT!" .. as she watches weather forecasts of the hub city her airline pretends to connect passengers through.
3. A mother who will be the butt of snotty comments by perfect strangers and relatives (and everyone else) at parties or social gatherings having to listen to stories of how "her airline lost my bags" .. or "her airline was the bumpiest flight I was ever on" or "her airline didn't let me and my wife Sophie, what with her condition and all sit together when they went home to visit their daughter Rhoda" "oh, and the plane had no blankets either, so we froze and I'm suing" ..
4. Refer now back to #1, as it's now a much more pronounced twitch.
5. A mother that will, for no reason, say "I'm awfully sorry for that" to people for no reeason. People like store cashiers, people she passes on the street, waiters, and bartenders (because now she's frequenting divey bars as the drinking will have really gotten out of control)!
6. Forget non-revving from this point on, because by this stage, your mother will be a complete recluse and will dive under her bed with a rolled up newspaper in her hand (flask tucked inside) and go fetal the minute you suggest a trip anywhere for fear that she might run into someone who will recognize her and go "Hey Harold .... there's that airline agent" who bumped them, or misconnected them, or lost their bag, or charged them a change fee, or purposely sat their family apart, or denied them boarding, or lost their Uncle Irving, or made it rain or snow.
Get the picture!!?? A twitching, fetal alcoholic apologetic mess who's afraid of her own shadow. Fun huh?
I can honestly say I went through all 6 of these phases and, as luck would have it, after i finally left the airline industry, ended up missing out on the Betty Ford clinic (my flight was late and when i got there, some snotty nurse barked at me that i was late and they gave my bed away to a standby!)
Good luck to you both!