Only my luck directed me to be part of this event, when one of my friends called me saying that he registered my name in "promoters" the organizing company to this huge event which i didn't know what it was then. I didn't really care as i usually don't like working as an usher, But 2 dayes later i recieved a call from the company asking me to come to and interview so i thought why not,,till then i didn't know any details about the job, i went to see many young ppl gathering around papers they all seem v experienced and have an idea about what that was,,anyway i found couple of friends who i know which really helped me to be more acquainted with the system,,when i entered the interview room i saw that the lady that's going to interview is not only couple of years older than me but also doesn't know much more than i do,,she told me that Avex is an airshow and aeroplanes exhibition in sharm (which i already knew) and then she asked me what committee do i like to join i askedwhat the committees were,and she said events,vip,registration etc,,,and i had no idea what she was talking about so i asked her to elaborate what each committee is supposed to be doing,and i explained that i am not fond of VIPS and i try to avoid them as much as i can hehe ,and her reply was "we'll give u a call",,and i said to my slef great then i am staying in cairo the next month,,,and to my surprise a week later i recieve a call from promoters that says that i am accepted in the "VIP" committee and that i'll travel to sharm from 9 daysstarting from the 3rd of march and that they'll give me a call to tell me the details of my work,,And Of course they called me 2 days b4 the day of traveling and said i had a meeting that starts at 4 which actually started at 5:30,As i was very frustrated and thought this company is not professional everybody was laughing at me and saying" enty lesa shofty 7aga"
2 days later i was on the bus heading to sharm sitting next to a girl who i knew by coincidence that she is one of my friend's friend and she was the first good thing that i meet in this trip,,she was so friendly and sweet to me and introduced me too all other ushers whom i knew none of and she even offered to be my roommate thoough she can be with anyone form her friends. we arrived at sharm we had no work to do ,the weather was lovely ,,we were staying at the sheraton and the rooms were amazing,,so my first mission in this business trip was to go swim and get a tan,,for three days i had no work whatsoever and my mission was accomplished,,then there was the hard days,,,the vips that r coming to attend the show and the exhibition who r personally invited by the minister of aviation who i didn't know his name ,,,and my committee's job was to recieve these very important bastards and make a kit of their invitations etc, it seemd so easy till i found out how not organized was everything ,,ppl not showing up,,others showing up instead,,ppl staying in rooms not booked by their names,,vips fighting over giveaways like pens and notebooks hahahahhahy,,and that was hilarius,,
The first day of the show "el rayes" was suppose to go attend and of course no body was allowed to see the show so ppl had to cancel their exhibition and so the first day was ruined BUT mr. president changed his mind and decided that he's not coming when it was too late for others to come,As for the senond day of the show he did the same thing but this time he came when other normal citizins were in the airport so the police had to lock them in rooms so that the president can watch the show safley. the exhibitors were so angry 2 days were ruined and of course they were not angry at Mubarak but at the ushers who to them are the cause of all the problems. these two days were very tiring as we worked from 9 in the morning till 1 am with no food break as i later knew it was not allowed to eat.
By that time all the ushers were so angry coz they hardly sleep or eat but work as donkies doing nothing very important,,in some other committiees ushers had to wait for like 6 hrs in room till anybody needed anything,,Everybody was so frustrated and i started to tell them joking that we should do a strike whe should not work the coming day so that they improve our working conditions and maybe our pay"which is 100/day" and everybody was so excited,,,but then we started to think about the heads of our committees who r very active,smart and they bare all the shit that happens and thought they'll face great problems with the manager of the company "Ashraf Haridy" who thought that he owned every employee in this company.there were no working hours no lunch break no water break no cigarette break NO BREAK,,,so we decided to tal to our heads who also were very tierd and things improved the dayes after this as the work was less.
On the other hand working in Avex gave the opportunity to see a fantastic airshow, deal with the country's VIPs and making sure that they r the most stupid persons i will ever meet in my life,,and to discover that here in this country even if things were not organized it'll eventually work but a lot harder,,but who cares as long as nobody speakes up!
i had a great expeirence out there ,,and i met very nice people really who made this trip worthy!
i only wish that things would improve in coming years....
thank u my friends