I will no longer publish nor reply to any questions regarding the cabin crew job.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Rumour concerning union leader Alan Tan

There is a rumour swirling around that Alan Tan the president of SIASU is either sick or is in trouble. In his absence (according to the rumour), his deputy Anthony Koh and his committee will take charge of the day to day running of union matter.
I was determine to find out the truth and managed to get in touch with the man himself.
Alan explained that there was nothing wrong with him. He is taking a break from union matter for about 6 months to test his deputy and his committee members. Alan wants them to run the union without him and see whether they can manage. At the end of his term, Alan will be 60 years old and may not want to stand for election. It is his hope that his team is able to take charge and win the next union election in 2020.
So cabin crew SIASU members you are still in good hands.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Another IFS's retirement not extended for a different reason

A few years ago, IFS AL was not granted his retirement extension. He had to go at 60 years of age. I heard the reason for not extending his retirement was due to his weight. The strange thing was that AL got his various promotions throughout his 30+ years with the airline, from FS to IFS even though he was considered "big".
He was undoubtedly a good worker. In fact, he was given the green light to work from age 58 till 60 as an IFS. Then all of a sudden, AL could not be extended further from 60 to 62 because "weight" was given as the reason.
Some people told me that AL was an opponent of the ruling union committee at that time. Had it been today, AL's retirement extension of 2 years would be handed to him on a silver platter.....why? Well, I was told AL's union team is now fully in charge, having won the union election last year.
The irony of the whole matter is although considered "over-weight" or "fat" or whatever words one may use to describe AL's condition, he is now employed in a position which would require fitness, stamina and agility.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Underlying reasons known only to cc management and LG for not extending retirement

A few days ago, I blogged about IFS Lau Goh (LG) who seemingly had a heart attack because he was not given an extension to work for another 2 more years. He was supposed to retire on the day after his heart attack.
In SIA, an IFS officially retires at age 60 but would be allowed to carry on working for another 2 years if the cabin crew management think his work performance is good. So if an IFS is not allowed to extend his retirement, it is one way of telling him that he has not been a productive or good worker.
To Lau Goh, I think the non-recognition by SIA for his loyal service and good work for 30 plus years is more hurting than his desire for the job itself.
From what I was told, LG scored an average of 89% in his annual appraisal. On average he has taken no more than 5 days of medical leave per year. On these two criterion alone, one would assumed that LG is an above average IFS. Then the question here and to LG is why wasn't his retirement be extended?
There must be some underlying reasons known only to LG and cc management as to why he has to go at 60.
However, it is comforting for us to know that SIA is willing to pay up to $50,000 for LG's medical fees. It is a goodwill gesture because SIA is not obliged to pay for LG's medical for he is no longer an employee of SIA. Also, LG is given the gratuity of $50,000 for retiring at age 60.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Response from the passenger friend of mine (SYD/SIN)

Hi all, I am the pax with the observations, didn't read all comments here but seems like several people are not happy , basically, I am not complaining, just observations re some crew, that's why I put 'not all' , I still like SQ and would try to always fly SQ if possible, the crew are friendly ,just saying some, not all, lack the service standards of the past, of course these are just observations about some crew,in every good team, there are black sheep,think CC can understand that some of your colleagues are just not up to standard with their jobs,think sometimes want to say about them but sure you do feel that way about some,overall I still think SQ is good,otherwise why will I pay to travel on SQ, so guys cool down,most of you are doing a good job,.

Latest feedback (via WhatsApp) on the return sector SIN/SYD:

Monday, 25 April 2016

Cause of heart attack partly due to impending retirement from SQ

IFS Lau Goh (not his real name) suffered a heart attack a few days ago partly due arterial blockage as well as a deep feeling of sadness for having to leave his beloved airline. Below is part of a WhatsApp message I've received.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Interesting observations by a passenger on SYD/SIN

A friend who flew from SYD to SIN last week on SQ WhatsApp me the above observations. My friend didn't want to make a big hoo-ha of the situation knowing that I was once a cabin crew with the airline.
What do you make of the above points?

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Move over Ah Lians cos SIA gonna recruit girls from the Philippines and Myanmar soon. SG's Ah Bengs are still safe because SIA is grateful for their NS service.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Friday, 15 April 2016

Cabin crew in earthquake prone Japan

The earthquake in Southern Japan (Kumamoto) last night has killed 9 people with hundreds injured. The quake measured 7 on the Richter scale.
The crew that nightstop in Fukuoka which is about 95 km away is safe.

This quake reminds me of a story of another that happened some years ago in Osaka. In the early phase of the quake, 2 stewardesses and 1 steward ran down to the hotel lobby. In panic, they asked the security office what should they do to remain safe. The officer told them to embrace one of the hotel's pillar tightly. The 3 of them obeyed the instruction. Amazingly the tremor subsided. By then many hotel guests had descended to the lobby. They had a good laugh when they saw the 3 crew holding onto the pillar.
We do not know whether the security officer was serious when he gave the instruction or whether he was joking.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

SIA advertises for cadet pilots

Cadet Pilots

We invite suitable candidates with a strong interest in aviation 

to join us as Cadet Pilots.

Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident

More info here