Dear Mr. Foley, please don't show my name if you ever post this message on the blog, which is actually more an outburst so I don't know how useful it might be, but it's been a while since I wanted to write you. I've always been passionate about foreign languages and travelling, to follow this passion I've been studying 4 languages in 4 different countries, I graduated successfully in foreign languages and put a lot of effort in it. After my graduation I read about a recruitment day in my hometown, so I went and I was successful at the interview. My parents were having really lots of doubts, not for the money but for the way cabin crew are treated. I wanted so much to be independent, to have some money for my own, to make a new experience... Moreover, my country ........... is passing through a really bad economical crisis and I couldn't find a job. So I decided to go. I paid 500 for the registration fee and 700 euro more for the accommodation. But day after day I began to have more doubts... I spent hours and hours on the Internet reading interviews, articles, opinions and I understood that I was taking the wrong way... Especially your blog opened my eyes. I'm so scared now, I'm not scared of hard work but I couldn't stand psychological pressure and being bullied, I would really suffer so much, I recognise I'm to sensitive and I get hurt too easily sometimes but what happens if I can't stand the situation anymore and want to leave immediately? I have to pay... as usual... I have to keep paying my training costs. the uniform and refund 1200 euro that they give you as soon as you begin to work for them. SO basically If I Leave to soon I will have a lot of debts!! I feel so frustrated and lost, I just wanted to work honestly and my parents paid so much for me... I want to work but I can't waste my dignity for them! All my respect to all the cabin crew, but I have a degree and several language certifications and I can't waste them to be a slave, and I don't say this because I feel better than other people with no qualification but just because I have invested a lot of time and money in my education and I deserve more than being a number. I'm so sorry for having wasted this money, I feel so guilty towards my parents, i feel in a cage, I just wanna lay the whole day in my bed, I wish I never went to that assessment day... and paid the fee.. I don't really know what to do, as I told you I don't want to waste the money that my parents have spent, but on the other hand in this very moment I'm sure I wouldn't be able to stand 3 days working for them according to what I read... but i can't risk because as you know and as I wrote before, if I leave too soon I will have so many debts... I wish this never happened, it was supposed to be a new beginning in my life but it turned out to be a nightmare even before I started... thanks for your blog, i wish I had read it before. Kind regards
The emails below are from a Ryanair cabin crew member who has left recently.I must point out only a few emails are posted here and any locations written in email have been blanked to protect the person from being identified by Ryanair management.