A young part-time banquet waiter encountered a life-changing experience after a video of him went viral on TikTok recently. In the video, it appears that he was unexpectedly offered a job at a famous airline.
For context, Arman Rashid, the manager for AirAsia’s Cabin Crew Group Communications and Culture, posted an update on the video sharing platform over the weekend. He had asked for the public’s help to track the young man down.
#shouldbeme @AirAsia Cabin Crew Sapa jumpa adk ni tolong hubungi abg k.. Tq tq dik❤️❤️
“To anyone who by chance comes across this young man, please tag me (in the comments). AirAsia is currently searching for him. We want to offer him a job in our company,” Arman said in his TikTok post. “The story is like this, my boss attended an event at the hotel the other day, and met the guy. He was very attentive and polite. He really wants to offer him the job.”
The video has since gone viral on social media, garnering over 630k views at the time of writing (Tuesday, 5th July). Not long after that, the individual in the video, Izz Ahmad Danial, finally appeared in the replies section. “Peace be upon you. My name is Izz Ahmad Danial, I work at Concorde Hotel as a banquet server. Sorry, I just noticed your TikTok post. Praise be to Lord, I’m very grateful, 🤲” he wrote in the comments.
Izz also appeared in an interview with mStar to detail the unexpected incident. According to the 21-year-old, he has been working part-time as a banquet server at the Concorde Hotel in Shah Alam since 2019 to earn some extra money. “On 26th June, I did my work as usual. It just so happened that at that time, one of the AirAsia bosses AirAsia, Suhaila Hassan (Group Head Flight Attendant), approached me and asked about my background,” Izz shared.
“All of a sudden, she offered me a job as a cabin crew for the airline, but I don’t have enough qualifications to earn a spot at the company,” he added during the chat. It was revealed that Izz doesn’t have a Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) certificate, which is considered as one of the basic requirements to apply for a job as a cabin crew.
“I don’t have the SPM academic qualification. I used to study at a ‘tahfiz’ school in Pokok Sena, Kedah. At the age of 16, my mom sent me to study in Yemen until 2019. Then again, the lady still insisted me to become a steward. She said she’ll provide guidance and also training for me. Apparently, I have to start from the bottom, and I also have to learn English, in addition to a few other conditions that need to be fulfilled,” Izz said.
“Following that, I continued with my work until the event finished. Not long after that, I came across Arman Rashid’s viral TikTok video. He contacted me afterwards, and told me to come to the interview on Tuesday, 5th July,” the Shah Alam-born guy further revealed to the portal. Izz later clarified that he still doesn’t know the real reason why the airline wanted him to join the company.
“I consider this offer a new challenge for myself. I feel so grateful, because not everyone gets the opportunity similar to what God has given to me right now. In any case, we need to be kind to everyone, even outside of working hours. I didn’t expect that the current job I’m doing at the moment has helped me secure another better job opportunity,” Izz concluded the chat.