Jane was one of my best workshop participants. She got into SIA after my coaching. This is her second year flying but has decided to leave for greener pasture. She told me she was "thankful and happy to have had the stewardess job". And also thanked me for " helping me get my dream job".
She told me she hoped I will always be her "god father".
Many like Jane leave even before completing the first 5 year contract with SIA.
Perhaps, Jane didn't want to tell me the real reason or reasons why she is leaving in such a hurry. I understand she wasn't feeling too good lately. She, I was told sustained some injuries on board and that could have forced her to leave.
I do not want to go into details why so many crew leave. However, as far as I know the job is getting tougher by the day. Passengers are more demanding than ever before. They make the crew sweat for every single cent they pay for their passage. The rosters are getting tighter and crew are getting lesser off days overseas and at home. Full service carriers (FSC) like SIA are drastically cutting cost in the face of fierce competition from both budget as well as the heavily subsidised Middle Eastern Airlines.
To me, airline business is a sunset industry. I won't recommend people buying airline shares anymore.
This was the email she sent to me in 2011 after her success at the SQ cabin crew interview:
Dear Mr Tan,
Good day to you.
I passed all rounds of the SIA interview in Dec 2011 after buying your programme and going through 1 to 1 coaching.
It was my 5th attempt after groping in the dark previously. You're the only person who said you can help and actually helped until I was successful.
For that, I'm very grateful.
Thank you very much, Mr Tan!