Synopses & Reviews
Aircrew are in many ways a unique occupational group. Their irregular patterns of work are often compounded by sometimes long periods away from home, which make having a rewarding and stable personal life quite difficult.This book provides a range of practical guidelines on how to overcome aircrew work-life difficulties. It offers an in-depth consideration of the various aspects of the crew lifestyle that can challenge a person's emotional well-being. It covers a number of potential problem areas, including sleep deprivation, health concerns, aircrew group dynamics as well as social and intimate relationships at home. The intention is to raise crews' awareness of the various stressors, both at work and at home, that may affect wellbeing. An equally important aim is to provide helpful guidelines that can allow crew to develop the necessary knowledge and skills for overcoming emotional difficulties. Reading this book will enable flight crews to be less stressed about perceived work-life conflicts, sleep deprivation, and health concerns. Airline personnel can learn to see concerns and worries in a more positive way, which gives knowledge and the confidence needed to reconcile life at work with life outside of work. Thousands of workers have benefited from professional help on how to overcome work-life tensions-this book will allow airline crew to learn these skills themselves.This book will prove to be a valuable tool for those who work in the airline and travel industry, as well as their families, friends and loved ones who often bear the greatest burden in terms of disruption to their lives. It will also appeal to those who train flight and cabin crew, aviation human resources specialists, therapists and psychologists, as well as doctors and nurses who work in the airline industry.