At an interview in New Delhi,my ex- SVP asked a charming Indian female candidate why would she want to be a flight stewardess with Singapore Airlines.
"Sir, SIA is a reputable and a great airline to work for" was her reply.
Thinking she was trying to "curry favour" the SIA interviewers with her reply,the ex- SVP told her " now don't give me that rubbish".
"But sir,this rubbish is all over India" came the swift replied.
The young lady got the job.
A local female candidate was asked why would she want to be a stewardess.Her reply was,"I want to improve my horizontal!"
Yet another one told the interviewers,..." I want to expose myself ".
A young lady who was unsuccessful, confronted the interviewer and asked him whether it was because she was ugly that SIA did not want her. The fact was this lady had been unsuccessful over the last six attempts was due to her looks (she was really ugly with some of her teeth jutting out of her mouth).
My ex colleague,the interviewer told her she was a pretty girl( of course,he knew better than to agree with her that she was ugly) but it was something else that bothered him to which she unashamedly retorted .." I know why you did not select me sir,it is because SIA don't recruit pretty girls, isn't it?....SIA seems to think that beautiful girls are somewhat arrogant and not humble enough".
When an interviewer asked the Ah Lian looking candidate what did she have for her lunch. Her reply was "Lice with veggie table and lan cheow pork!"
A lady candidate in Beijing was asked if she could have her hair done nicely if she was recruited as a stewardess,to which she nodded in agreement and told the interviewers she would fix her "mop".
An ex-colleague of mine (ex-CCE)who was an interviewer has this to say:
I asked one before " You mentioned you like to read. So what do you normally read?"She answered, "I read the dictionary"......*gulp.
The same ex-colleague submitted this yesterday:
I always enjoy looking at the candidates who say in a very boring and monotonous tone (without any smile) that "I'm actually a very friendly person"