"What makes me happy to put on my plaid jacket every day"
Working as a Cabin Crew member is so much more than a job... it's a lifestyle!
It can be a stressful and exhausting job, but it's also very rewarding knowing that you're making a difference in someone's day or even life. You also get to travel the world, meet new people and build long lasting friendships with people from all around the world!
In this short story Cabin Cabin Member Larry Stroud III gives us a brief insight to his job and what motivated him to apply for a career with OSM Aviation and what motivates him to put on his plaid jacket every day.
IT’S ALL ABOUT PEOPLE
To be honest I originally applied for this job because I wanted to work on the Boeing Dreamliner, but after having spent a few months with the company I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else!
The thing I love the most about this job is the people! You never really know who is going to show up on your next trip. This is to include pilots, crew members and even passengers. We foster such an amazing culture that you can’t help but look forward to going to work each day!
To me the ‘It’s all about people’ statement reminds me to ground myself. Everything is so much bigger than just myself and you don’t always realize that 10 seconds of love and compassion can drastically change somebody’s day. I have seen this happen several times by something as simple as smiling to a passenger.
I have so many amazing memories, from being lost in Stockholm with my crew – to a random weekend vacation to Croatia, or spending New Year’s in Las Vegas with what was one of the best crews I’ve ever experienced! Every single trip affords a unique opportunity.
Working in OSM Aviation – you get to meet some of the best people out there! People that will become your family and that is acceptant of you and who you are. You get to travel to destinations you once thought impossible, with more amazing ones to come, and you’re going to gain an entirely new perspective on the world. The food you’ll eat, the laughs and the love you’ll share are what makes me happy to put on my plaid jacket every day.
Written by: Larry Stroud III, Cabin Chief Manager in Norwegian.