Danielle's Cabin Crew Blog
This is the perfect example of what happens when you leave your diary at the office... you're not sure what time you are writing exams!!! Luckily nothing major happened. I was at the Varsity by 9 0'clock this morning. Just to find out that I'm not writing at half past ten, but at half past eleven. So, I carted myself off to the library for some much needed time with my blog, just to find out that my cap has run out here as well. This is unbelievable. The best advice I have for bloggsters, is to not upload any pictures, that's what is eating my cap at the Varsity and at work. Well I don't really care about the work's cap, just as long as it's not blocked anymore when I'm back in the office tomorrow.

Yes, it's sad to say, but it's back to work again tomorrow. I've been out of the office since last week Thursday. Not that I'm sad about it. The people at work are starting to drive me crazy and the atmosphere in the office is so stiffling. Can't wait to tell them all to shove it where the sun don't shine.

I've been racking my brain about when to resign. Truth be told, I'll need as much money as I can put my hands on, so that's why so much thought is going into it. But I've finally made a decision. I'll only resign in January, cause my bosses where stupid enough to state a two weeks notice period during the first YEAR of employment. So, I can resign on the 16th of January and be in Dubai a week later. I kind of wish that my joining date was earlier than January, but I prayed about it a lot, and whoola! God gave me the 23th so I'll just have to suck it up.

The whole thing about joining Emirates that gets one down, is the waiting. From the moment you apply online, right through you interview, medicals and final approval, it's a major waiting game. If told people this before, if I didn't make it into Emirates the first time, I definately wouldn't put myself through the application process again. It would be like 'waiting suicide'.

But in about 74 days I'll be able to tell everyone whether it was worth it or not. The excitement of going to Dubai is overwhelming. I can't wait to get on that plane for eight hours and say hello to my future.

There is of course the initial six month probation period that one needs to get through. But so far I haven't heard of anyone sent back home because they didn't perform. My mom is a bit scared of how long I'll be staying in Dubai. To be honest, I'm not sure how long I'll be going away. There is nothing except my family and dogs keeping me in South Africa. The work in South Africa is okay, but definately nothing I want to keep doing for the rest of my life. That's for sure. There's got to be more to life than South Africa. Getting up and going to work, coming home, going to the gym, have a shower, eat and go to bed, just to do it all again tomorrow. No thank you. Then I'll definately look for greener pastures in Dubai.

There are so many things I still need to get done before I leave. At least I'm now sure of the date of joining. If only I can get the exams over, I'll have more time to get everything done, such as:
  • Getting all the details of the accounts and study loans I still need to finish paying off.
  • Getting a new sim card to use when I arrive in Dubai.
  • Worst of all, only being able to pack 32kg, I'll need to pack everything and get it weighted somewhere.
  • Getting my testament and funeral requests signed by witnesses.
  • Getting rid of my current medical aid and pensioen fund.
  • Shoot, getting my last inoculation, I think it's for Hepatitus.
  • I still have to get all those photo's taken for Emirates, something with a blue background??
  • Buying all my toiletries, getting perscriptions for my medications.
  • Get some sort of sharing deal with my twin sis about who is going to get what clothes, that's going to be a nightmare!!
  • Making sure my dogs are taken care off, get Paul a summer cut, etc.
  • Going to my Dad and saying goodbye.
  • Most important is having a massive going away party!! Whoop - whoop!

Well that's all I can think of now. But it's a long list.

Luckily, where having one of my girlfriend's kitchen tea on Friday. Can't wait, sure it's going to be lots of fun.

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