So find other work. A flight attendant is just a glorified waitress who doesn't get tips.
And need I remind you that your union got you this deal in the first place.
Then a little googling found they get a hell of a lot more than a waitress!
"...Air NZ has responded by saying the union's claims about the wages of staff have been significantly over-stated.
General manager Tasman Pacific Airline Glen Sowry said the union had rejected an offer which would have meant a new entrant Zeal flight attendant, working 30 hours a week and a nine-day fortnight, would earn $41,000 per annum.
"This income for a new recruit is 17 percent higher than the median wage for people working a full 40-hour week in New Zealand..."
And that was the end of any shred of sympathy...