Japanese Ramen.. View here

New cockpit toilet rules ..here

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Now we know who is responsible for the vague conditions for cabin crew contract renewal

This has reference to what I've post earlier here

SIA cabin crew Interview in Singapore

Interviews will be conducted on 30 May 2015 (Saturday) at:
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
Room 300-311
1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City,
Singapore 039593

Details here

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

My blog helped her got the stewardess job

Dear BT,

I have passed the xxxx  interview, and would be commencing my training in xxxx (please censor the date if this is going to be up on your blog hehe)!

I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to you, as your tips and stories have helped many others like myself.
Never had I imagine I would be able to pass it in just one try. Your blog has certainly prepared me well.

Just a feedback, may I also request a post on what trainee Cabin Crews can expect during their training/first few flights? Advice and tips for trainee Cabin Crews?

I heard from a friend that there are awards for trainees such as Best Trainee Award, Best English Award and Best Make-Up Award. Are those true?
If so, what are some tips that can help a young lady like myself who is serious in career establishment?

Thank you,

Monday, 30 March 2015

The late Mr Lee Kuan Yew was a gentleman to the cabin crew

Former Singapore Airlines stewardess Sharon Chong has fond memories of her brief encounter serving the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew on a flight to Bali, Indonesia. - See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/mr-lee-kuan-yews-politeness-stood-out-20150330#sthash.QCdK8GTp.dpuf

I do agree with Ms Sharon Chong. Mr Lee was a gentleman and treated the cabin crew with respect.
On one of his flights, I was unable to accede to his request of the Chinese newspapers. The newspapers were not on board due to the negligence of the ground staff. He told me the Straits Times would suffice.
A chief steward dropped his tray because he was very nervous. Mr Lee pacified the chief steward instead of complaining against him.
I was honoured to have shook hands with our then PM. Once he told me to tell my crew not fuss over him. He did not want to be disturbed during the flight.
On one flight, he instructed me to have his meals that was specially catered for him and his wife. He told me he and Mrs Lee would eat the same first class food catered for the other passengers. He wanted to be served last even though he was seated at the first row of the first class cabin.
Mr Lee once paid a compliment to one of my stewardesses who served him. "You are beautiful", I overheard him telling the stewardess.
Needless to say, I have always love to have Mr & Mrs Lee Kuan Yew as our passengers.

Separately, Mr Lee's late brother Freddy was also a wonderful passenger. On one of the flights (SIN/LON), he asked me to sit next to him and we had a long chat. I was privileged to have served Freddy ( he insisted I address him as Freddy) as well.
I was also privileged to have served Mr Lee's mother as well as the current PM.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

I am shocked to learn of the revised criteria for contract renewal from a cabin crew recently

Extension of employment for crew on fixed term contract.

For a long time whenever a cabin crew finishes one term of employment contract (1 term = 5 years) and wishes to continue working and entering into the next contract (also of 5 years), the company will used the following specific criteria to determine the suitability of the said crew:

(i) Must not have any annual or salary increment forfeited or deferred as a
result of a disciplinary inquiry.
(ii) Must not be demoted.
(iii) Must not be absent without official leave on any occasion.
(iv) Must not have taken casual medical leave in excess of 28 days per year.

If the above 4 criteria are not violated, the crew's contract will be renewed automatically.

However, in the collective agreement in 2012, it has been changed to a vague set of criteria :

(i) Consistent good conduct and attendance records.
(ii) Good work attitude and performance and
(iii) Well-groomed and good bearing.

How would one define "consistent good conduct and attendance records"?  Would a complaint from a passenger be considered as having "bad conduct"? Or would a reprimand from a senior crew be also considered as "bad conduct"?
What about attendance records? Would having 5 days, 8 days or any number of days of casual MC below 28 days be construed as not having good attendance records?
What is considered as " good work attitude", "good performance" "well-groomed and good bearing"?
All these are vague and could be interpreted in any manner by the company.

In any CA, terms and agreement must be spelled out clearly and not be subjected to controversy otherwise it may lead to misunderstanding between the workers and the employers.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Okay, okay I've removed the link

Someone left this comment. I did not post the story but merely post the link to
what was said by Michael Mannheimer, a writer for German PI-News, Germany. Please note that one could easily search the internet and read about the story.
Anyway, I would like to thank the reader for his/her comment and have deleted the link.

Everytg horrible happens must link to terrorism and the muslims. Poor them. U must b narrow minded too bt to publish this. Cnn, bbc and afp dont even have such reports yet on link to terrorism and some german guy decides to say he is a muslim convert, everyone else wants to jump on the bandwagon. 
Singapore is a multinracial country. B sensitive abit lah abt what u post. 

Friday, 27 March 2015

Germanwings Flight 9525 wouldn’t be the first passenger flight sabotaged by a pilot

EgyptAir Flight 990, Oct. 31, 1999: The Boeing 767 was over the Atlantic on a flight from New York to Cairo, Egypt, when it suddenly plunged into the ocean. All 217 aboard the airplane died.

NTSB investigators concluded that the relief first officer had made the inputs to put the airplane into a dive and fought against the captain’s efforts to pull the airplane up. Egyptian investigators blamed airplane issues.

To continue reading click more