Besides F&B, the other industry hit hard by the pandemic has been travel and its related resources. As a result, many Singaporeans have had to look for new jobs. This has been the case for Aisha Abdul Rahman has swapped her heels and makeup for boots and coveralls.
More impressively, instead of handling passports, she now operates heavy machinery — transporting crates that can weigh up to 500kg.
So much has changed for the 41-year-old, who was among those deeply affected by the blow that Covid-19 dealt to the travel and aviation industry since early 2020.
Aisha had been a passenger service agent at Changi Airport for more than 13 years, of which the last four years were with Dnata. She had never entertained the possibility of making a mid-career switch.