When she decided to become a flight attendant 17 years ago she could have as easily applied at Northwest Airlines.
Instead she opted for Sun Country-- a smaller , privately owned airlines also headquartered in The Twin Cities that offered lower pay and fewer benefits.
" At the time we were flying to Oslo Norway and I am fluent in Norwegian," she explained.
She stayed with Sun Country because these days the airlines doesn't have lay overs.
" We do turnarounds. I leave the house in the morning and I'm often home before the kids get back from school."
She says she started as the same time that one of her friends started at Northwest Airlines. At the time the friend was making more money. She had more benefits.
Today, the flight attendant at Sun Country makes more than her friend---Northwest has slashed attendants salaries by nearly 40%. Morale is horrid.
Most importantly, the Sun Country flight attendant likes her job.She said, " we have fun." Of her friend she says, " she's not having much fun these days." Then she shudders.
Image Credit: Hare and Tortoise Sculpture in Boston'sCopley Square . Created in 1995 by Nancy Schon as a tribute to all the runners who have participated in the Boston Marathon. Click here to read about the inspiration behind this popular Boston sculpture.