Flight Attendant

Krystal Malady catching up on her emails at a local cafe

     KRYSTAL MALADY

“If I don’t get asked at least twice a day if I can get free milk, my day isn’t complete!”

I switched careers from being a flight attendant to working as a sales rep for Lion Nathan.

I completed my VCE in 2002 in Hoppers Crossing. I was a bit confused about what to study next, so I got into animal psychology, not being entirely sure what the course entailed. I thought it would be a good opportunity to get into the veterinarian industry, as I loved animals. I completed the course, but it turned out to be more about research, lab work and testing on animals. I was too emotional for that.

I briefly worked at a bank, but that wasn’t for me either. In the back of my mind I always thought  of being a flight attendant. Flying seemed glamorous – little did I know then! Continue reading

Flight attendant Susie at home

     SUSIE *

“I got to the stage where I’ve been flying for over twenty years, and I needed a change.”

I juggle two roles: a flight attendant and a real estate agent.

I didn’t do very well in high school as I was more interested in boys and partying. After high school, I found I didn’t have any real job prospects. So I went to work for my dad, who was a chemist. He trained me up to do dispensary work, fill out scripts and do customer service, which allowed me to get a better role within a bigger chemist franchise two years later.

I worked there for seven years, progressing within the company. By the time I was 25, I was managing the whole branch, doing the payroll, buying stock and overseeing staff. I did enjoy it, but knew I didn’t want to do that for the rest of my life. Continue reading