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Service with a smile  

samantha888 34F  
334 posts
4/7/2019 8:02 pm
Service with a smile


I am sure most of you would know that I work in the airline industry and every customer expects the pearly white smiles and a pleasant demeanor .
Dont get me wrong I do love my work and I am a very happy person , but lately I have been having some down days and I really dont want to be all bubbly etc ... many of you I am sure are part of the service industry would have those days.

So when next you see a flight attendant who greets you with " Good morning Sir/Maam " with a beeming smile .. please take a short second or 2 to smile back and say hi ... behind that smile maybe a sad girl just trying to get through the day.

hugemember80 60M
10 posts
4/7/2019 10:39 pm

Samantha,
You have my complete sympathy and I know the feeling having made over 1,500 flights as a passenger. We both know that not all flights go to plan. Mechanical failures , turbulence, full flights just to name a few and then there are the passengers of which the noisy, expectant, flatulent, moaning, sick and sometimes drunk few spoil it for the rest. Not to mention the occasional "over friendly" passengers - I once saw an SQ gal slap a passenger for pinching her ass (both were Japanese). He was drunk and she was livid but guess who was reprimanded...... On a delayed flight out of London the crew were exhausted (and almost out of hours) but one Indian passenger was being a pain. He demanded to know why (after 10 hours of flight) the stewardess was not smiling at him, I was furious with this guy and got up and gave him a long lecture in being polite. He sat rigid in his seat for the rest of the flight and I did of course get a warm smile when I left the flight.

So from the rest of us passengers, we do appreciate what you do even when we are grumpy, tired or sick. Personally I'll redouble my efforts to smile and show appreciation


samantha888 replies on 4/8/2019 8:34 pm:
Yes we as crew also know passengers have good and bad days .. we do remember who travels with us ( most times lol )
Just needed to vent a little .

RavenGB 61M
1430 posts
4/7/2019 10:49 pm

Nobody knows what is going on in another person's life - often, even those closest to them.


samantha888 replies on 4/8/2019 8:32 pm:
yes that is very true

PAWAPh 46M
14861 posts
4/7/2019 10:49 pm

I Agree, You're Right.

Jack


samantha888 replies on 4/8/2019 8:32 pm:
thank you Jack

HAMONMAN 63M
13129 posts
4/7/2019 11:06 pm

are you also known as 'softmilkykitty' ?


HAMONMAN 63M
13129 posts
4/7/2019 11:17 pm

airline industry ? or chaturbate cam girl ?


SangriaKisses 34M

4/8/2019 1:21 am

Of course! And also I'll keep in mind to not be a shitty passenger.


samantha888 replies on 4/8/2019 8:32 pm:
lol passengers will have good and bad days too .. we can tell especially frequent flyers

MyBaffies 53M
4983 posts
4/8/2019 2:02 am

I couldn't imagine doing that kind of job where you have to be smiley all day every day and the slightest off moment could cost you dear.

Everyone has a bad day so I wouldn't think less of someone doing their job and just for a moment the facade slips for some reason I don't know about.

Baffies

Link to my blog: MyBaffies


samantha888 replies on 4/8/2019 8:31 pm:
Part and parcel of what I do most days

njfitguy1 60M
555 posts
4/9/2019 4:12 pm

I always greet the flight attendants. I think it helps to make the trip a bit better.


samantha888 replies on 4/10/2019 12:12 am:
yes it does make a difference

Elendil28 44M  
9 posts
4/10/2019 5:25 am

Hi Sam, sometimes daily routines, in specifically the service branch, blend out the individual mood and feelings of the day...just try to get over those days...even others don't bother (and you can't really blame them being caught in own daily routines and mood)...try to find out the smallest exciting thing on such a day giving you a smile...and always look back to this until the next smallest exciting thing pops up...then you will, in the end, end up with a miracle - a smile coming from the bottom of your heart even if its a bad day.....
Wishing you lots of exciting moments and little miracles...and a smile coming from your heart in darker days...making your days become a bit more bright...and giving you a healthy smile not just for the sake ofyour service!


samantha888 replies on 4/10/2019 7:36 pm:
thank you for your insights , I will take them to heart

iamjustchuck 54M
41 posts
4/10/2019 8:35 pm

Hi Sam ,
I too have to deal with a lot of people as well in my field and always have to be up-beat even when I'm really not... We all have those days but I bet after someone sees your beautiful smile, their day always gets better for you my friend if you ever need it you can always have my extra smile in case xxx


samantha888 replies on 4/21/2019 8:34 pm:
thanks Chuck

Your_MrNiceguy 41M
17 posts
4/21/2019 8:09 pm

Thank you for your comments on my videos! I hope you have a lovely day


samantha888 replies on 4/21/2019 8:33 pm:
pleasure is mine

loon9000 45M
45 posts
4/24/2019 7:32 pm


samantha888 replies on 4/24/2019 8:31 pm:
hi

jax_jeremy 52M

4/24/2019 7:37 pm

Civilian flight personnel would always take care of us coming out of a hot zone.... much appreciated


samantha888 replies on 4/24/2019 8:29 pm:
as crew we all try our best

loon9000 45M
45 posts
4/26/2019 2:41 am

heya .. what i would exchange for a 888 smile!


samantha888 replies on 5/12/2019 10:19 pm:

kenten999 103M

6/3/2019 12:09 am

Hope you have a nice day😊


samantha888 replies on 6/9/2019 8:04 pm:
thank you

newcpl4fun2015 40M/35F

6/7/2019 11:41 pm

hi Sam... i do greet them and many a times when they are sitting in front of my seat i do have a habit of asking them about their life etc... in-fact have recieved many things complimentary due to such things.... i just love talking to people on flight wether it passenger or crew or anyone... and i make them smile...


samantha888 replies on 6/9/2019 8:05 pm:
keep it up. it does help

maneo69 68M
878 posts
6/9/2019 11:59 am

Of course.
I consider it a matter of respect.
Anyway, it's so worth it to see them smile even more.


samantha888 replies on 6/9/2019 8:05 pm:
we do !

tiger_and_fanta 49M/38F  
22 posts
6/17/2019 11:14 am

Completely agree! We both have worked in the service industry, and we both know how hard it sometimes to keep the doldrums of life from showing or oozing through with our work interactions.

We both prefer to interact with, be light hearted, positive, and thankful to those who work in the service industry that we interact with. Especially when you can see that the smile is a pasted on cover for something internally they're struggling with.

Levity, goofiness, and appreciation are always the order of the day!!


samantha888 replies on 8/4/2019 10:50 pm:
goofiness especially

LAtino_96 26M

7/11/2019 11:05 pm

Always be kind to everyone


samantha888 replies on 8/4/2019 10:49 pm:
yes be kind to all

Shibari4u2 57M
67 posts
8/1/2019 7:56 am

I would love to fly with you. Which airline should I choose


samantha888 replies on 8/4/2019 10:50 pm:
only a few out of SIngapore

ClitLickB4DickU 64M  
1392 posts
8/5/2019 8:19 pm

I have traveled A LOT on various airlines over the past 2 decades, for business and pleasure, and am Always grateful for the warm welcoming smile and attentive service provided by the cabin staff.

I applaud the way you manage to maintain such a pleasant and caring demeanor, especially when some passengers are experiencing annoyance and frustration at the processes of getting to and through the airport in order to finally sit in their seat.

I hope I can have a chance to thank you in person some day soon


samantha888 replies on 8/13/2019 1:14 am:

luxgentleman 38M
12 posts
8/24/2019 11:57 pm

yeah service personals deserve a lot more thanks, gratitude and, may i add, higher salary than the current one now.

hope u get a proper bonus, and most importantly, more thanks and gratitude at work!


samantha888 replies on 9/10/2019 8:59 pm:
yes hoping for a higher increment

heartshapedcock2 39M

9/10/2019 1:50 pm

I did not know you were an airline worker until now. If you ever fly to my area I would love to meet you.


samantha888 replies on 9/10/2019 8:58 pm:
fly the friendly skies lol

merlot5555 66M/56F  
1472 posts
3/10/2020 11:58 am

.... I am sure all the folks on your flights feel a wee bit happier when they gaze upon your smiling face.... and yes, we all have those days..... but sometimes even faking it can lift you up if you think about how silly it is..... spring in coming.....


samantha888 replies on 5/23/2021 7:27 am:
Summer is here

Bensgoods103 52M  
7 posts
11/22/2021 4:17 pm

At the time I write this about 11,000 people have viewed this blog. Out of that I am the 19th person to notice and stop and say something. Only 19 out of 11,000 people. I'm sorry to say those are odds that speaks for it self about people. You work around a tough crowd of people who most can be placed in 1 of 2 groups. People going away or people going home. . Many who are flying away are building with anticipation, excited, confident, many over confident, and with flying there is a upper class privilege that comes with it so many people are trying to act there best and when over confident people mix arrogance with there behavior, well I think you have seen your share. On the other side of the flights people going home is a crowd of homesick, worn out, tired, sad, grumpy people that a lot want to just get home. I'm sure you can relate to this and you have seen more then your share of these grumpy, rude ungracious people. That is a tough atmosphere to work in. About having sadness I believe in order for everyone to feel happy you must know what it feels like to be sad. When someone has never been sad for a long time things that never made sadness before will make someone sad in a cycle and that is the way are brains regenerate the ability to be happy with better things in life. The reason I leave this comment is to give you that smile you deserve in return for your service and Replying back to everyone who has positively commented here in understanding. Thank you Your a good person.


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