A Fin24 user writes:
THE last thing a person would like to hear on a Friday afternoon is that they have neither job nor food for their children for the coming festive season.
Hearing the news while about to board a flight in front of a crowd of happy people, going to their loved ones or even for a weekend away, is inexplicable.
You try to contain yourself while you politely inform the passengers that they will no longer be flying. It is devastating for both me and the passengers I have to break the news to.
At this point in time all you want is a simple hug and to be told it shall pass.
The only thing clouding your mind is IT WILL BE A DARK CHRISTMAS and WHERE TO FROM HERE?
For some odd reason you're hoping one of the passengers is a business person or CEO for that matter and you will be employed on the spot, so you are well behaved and polish yourself while addressing more passengers. NOTHING!!!
Once all the turmoil is cleared and you walk to collect your belongings, you feel the pity from your competitors, the corridors just echo with word "shame" and you feel that the spotlight is on you.
I loved working for 1time, we were like a family away from the real family, and we were proud and definitely carried the name with dignity. Life was once great and we took for granted all the little things that 1time provided.
My utmost grief goes to those who were sole breadwinners, single mothers like myself, those who contributed to someone's education; I am sure it feels like your soul has been crushed.
If only the government sympathised with us, and stopped contributing R230m (sic) unnecessarily to upgrade (President Jacob Zuma's) home, life wouldn't be so dull for the 1time family.
I salute our CEO Mr Blacky Komani, it was not an easy journey for him begging for investors, I can only imagine how many sleepless nights he had. He really had our interest at heart.
The struggle continues...
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