Many had lost their job and business due to the pandemic that broke this year. One sector greatly affected is the transportation industry, including the aviation industry. The flights were cut and limited to very few and only served the essential transportation such as the delivery of medicals essentials and food supply.
Many aviation companies had to cut crew and workforce due to the limited workload left. Unfortunately, Lead Cabin Crew of Cebu Pacific Air, Maurice Maureen Avila, was affected by the second wave of retrenchment on the said company.
It was tough for Avila to accept the situation of losing her dream job and the work that she really loved doing. She became so and spent the next 2 weeks just crying and barely even eating at all.
Her friends and some people who knew her asked her about her job status and if she really lost her job.
“It took me so long to accept and post this in social media. Madaming nagtatanong sakin pero hndi ko nirereplyan. Kase nahhiya ako. Kase feeling ko nagfail ako sa buhay.” Avila posted on her Facebook.
“Yes. I am already unemployed. I am not a flight attendant anymore. And I don’t have the wings anymore…” Avila explained while sharing photos of her wearing her uniform as a crew of Cebu Pacific, and her photo holding a trolley with LPG tank.
It was never really easy for anyone who will be losing a job especially in these times, and Avila was also in an emotional battle for two weeks that she can barely sleep and eat, and just cry all the time.
“Gabi gabi tinatanong ko ang Diyos, ‘Bakit kailangan mong kunin yung pangarap na pinaghirapan ko?’ I am devastated for 2 weeks; nawalan ng gana kumain, iyak ng iyak kada kagabe, paggising sa umaga iiyak nnmn. Ang sakit sakit,” she shared.
“But eventually, natanggap ko din naman. Bakit? Nasaktan ako. Pinaghirapan ko to. Pangarap ko to. Eto ang mundo ko. Eto ang bumubuhay samen ng pamilya ko,” she added.
After the 2-week long grieving, she finally had accepted the truth that she cannot go back to work as a flight attendant. But the good thing she did was start a new life by venturing into a business with her boyfriend, Carl Anthony Beniga, Avila.
“HINDI DAPAT IKAHIYA NA NATANGGAL KA SA TRABAHO”. To others na nawalan din ng trabaho during this Pandemic, don’t lose hope. Narealize ko sa one and half month, na kahit anong gsto natin sa buhay kung hndi naman talaga yun ang plano ni Lord, kukunin at kukunin nya yun sayo.
“Para sa mga gusto pading mag-FA, kita kits tyo sa pila sa Grand Hiring. Sabay sabay tayo mangarap uli, sabay sabay tyong lilipad uli! There is always hope and always keep in mind that there is light at the end of the tunnel. We will paint the sky yellow, blue and red again! We will have our wings again,” said Avila.
She has inspired many netizens with her string spirit that risen up and fought with life’s adversaries.