First of all, I would like to apologise to all of my lovely followers, family and friends for the lack of posts since I have arrived in Dubai. On top of having a pretty hectic schedule, I had to sort though some privacy restrictions in regards to publishing my blog and mentioning the company that I work for. For confidentiality reasons, I will not be mentioning the name of the company that I work for or associating this blog with the company. This is purely an outlet to keep in touch with all of the lovely people around the world who would like to keep up with my travels, and I unfortunately will not be able to answer any questions regarding the company and their policies/procedures. Thank you all for being so understanding!!
Right, now that the boring stuff is out of the way, who would like to know that I have been up to in Dubai?! First thing is first: TRAINING! It was honestly oen of the most challenging experiences of my 22 years so far. On top of battling jetlag, a bit of homesickness, a language barrier, time difference and living in a hotel for almost a month, we had to wake up at 4:45 am for about 3 weeks in order to complete 8 hours of intense training! It was crazy, but I am so glad that I had my amazing batch to support and encourage me! Anyone who is under the impression that this job is purely “chicken, or fish?” is quite mistaken 😉 training was split up into 5 disciplines that spanned out over about 8 weeks. They are Safety and Emergency Procedures, Group Medical Training, Security, Image and Uniform and of course, Service training. Each discipline had its positives and negatives, but service was definitely my favourite by far! Our training was very hands on and practical, we got to serve real food and put out real fires. A very eye opening experience and I feel lucky to have been given the opportunity to go through it!
Here are some photos from Training College: