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Friday, 18 December 2009

So choosy ah?

SQ stopped recruiting cabin crew for at least 10 months during the recession of 2009.
Now it's back to recruiting again since Nov 2009. Since then it has done 2 recruitment exercises.
Many cc aspirants have complained about how strict SQ is. Heard that out of the 600 plus candidates interviewed only about 20 were successful.
There were long queue of wannabes waiting to be shortlisted for the last walk-in interview at Suntec but many had been told to submit their application forms and return on another day for their interview.
The write in interview closing date was brought forward a few days to the disappointment of many wannabes in November.
Right now SQ is choosy over who they want to employ because they think they do not need that many cc. But given another few months,they will go down on their knees so to speak to recruit people. Then we will see how choosy or picky they are.
They can't go on like this because the passenger load is picking up fast and furious. There will be many flights leaving with minus crew. The crew will then be over stretched and the union will be after the management's neck. In the end,SQ will start to more liberal in it's recruitment. Remember that as the economy is picking up more companies are also rushing out to recruit staff. By then the pie will shrink and it would be more difficult to get good people.
I still remember the time SQ was so very short of crew that we interviewers were chided by our bosses for being too overly strict in recruiting people. In fact at one time SQ even lower it's minimum requirement to "N" level instead of the usual "O" with 5 credits including English and above.
To all wannabes I have this to say to you: All is not lost cos we can see the light at the end of the tunnel now.....SIA is recruiting again on 10 January 2010 in S'pore and 16 Jan in KUL.... and this is just the beginning cos there will be many more recruitment to come,that's my bet cos boh tong can't be wrong la...hahaha.

26 comments:

Senior IFS said...

on some flights we are already short of cabin crew

Anonymous said...

Long Live the CC Management. Long Live the Union.

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wise guy said...

You must be the cronies of shortie,give details of the flight and the date to justify your allegation.I am also a senior IFS who have been flying for 30yrs and a strong supporter of Alan,I have not experience any shortage of crew nor my friends.Most of us that visit this website are flying and we should know better.

Senior IFS said...

Wiseguy its a fact we are short of cc.U are living in a shell and u don't see outside if it. Go and ask TPT or Allan and they will tell u i am right.

Anonymous said...

Short of crew, yes. But flight leaving with short of crew, no. All my flights got all crew leh. How come your flights always short. Must be a top 10 leader, all crew report sick when see the name. Hehehehe

Anonymous said...

Yo Stupid Ass-hole, the one who called Eddie Shortie. What's the feeling of be called names?
Eddie had left the co, leave him alone.
Eddie might have done something wrong especially to you but he had also fought a lot of things for CC. If you are in this co for so many years, you should know how the co works & not just blame a person/party for any thing. If you really dislike Eddie so much, give him a call, scold him for whatever he had done to you for so many years. Be a man and take him on. Don't have his number ah? Ask la, and will be given. Don't behave like a Ma Nag Nag.

Anonymous said...

Above is typical of a Die-Hard Fan.

AhRoy said...

Yes. Well said. If not happy with Eddie, call him to his face & resolve issue with him. If not happy with Gahmen, call LKY or LHL and let them know. If not happy with CC, march to TPT office and scould him lah. No need to come here ranting, complaining like an old granny. But then again....

Anonymous said...

I dun get it. Previous terms & conditions of the CC, when eddie wqs around, there are ppl blame Eddie. No 1 blame the CC management. Now the ppl say that CC is gging down, ppl blame TPT=CC management. No 1 blame the Union=Alan Tan. Why ah?
So was Eddie running the management team? Or ppl just be selective with who they want to blame without knowing the fact? Or the present Union is so useless that cannot be blamed as no 1 blame useless ppl.
Dun just bark for the sake of barking.

Anonymous said...

Of coz they have to be choosy, look at the new fss these days, so bloody ugly, no appetite to eat and no motivation to work at all. The moment that get into cc, they think they are damn pretty, need someone to tell them that they look like shit..

Anonymous said...

Choosy still choose the same like shit wan la. lol.

Anonymous said...

Hi guys, does anyone know if they would hire a steward even though he is partially colour blind? and that has a driving license? Hope to hear from you. Thank you

Anonymous said...

Back in those these if the FSS has no looks must have a 10 point X-factor...

Now... look around the 10 Point X factors are the senior LSS, CSS and IFSS...

FSS totally cannot see... food served already normal .... after they serve it... it becomes way below average..

Sorry to hurt some of you.. but that's the fact..

Cheers

Anonymous said...

Colour Blind?
Of course cannot be crew!
Emergency equipment & signs are in red. Instructions are sometimes in blue.
Regardless of red/blue or green/red
colour deficiency.

If the company or some other transport licensing body decides to have emergency equipment painted in pink or violet, how can a company ever get certification, let alone insurance coverage?

Think! man!.. OHMG!.. must be local grad.. only such people can ask questions on such obvious things.

boh tong said...

Think! man!.. OHMG!.. must be local grad.. only such people can ask questions on such obvious things....

Aiya dun be so rude la...he is a young man trying to be a steward and asking a simple question..*sigh*

Anonymous said...

In fact I'm not a local grad, and colour blindess doesn't mean you see things in black and white, in case you didn't know. Go check it up what it really means.

captain colour said...

Yah! right!
Then he joins the airlines and pops open a can that is labeled tomato juice but is surprised that it has greenish hues... next, pax asks for her blue jacket and he finds only pink colored ones..

Great way to fly!.. technicolour and psychedelic...

Anonymous said...

Color blindness is sometimes classed as a disability, however, in certain situations color blind individuals have an advantage over those with normal color vision. There are some studies which conclude that color blind individuals are better at penetrating certain color camouflages and it has been suggested that this may be the evolutionary explanation for the surprisingly high frequency of congenital red-green colour blindness.

Go inform yourself what is the meaning of partially colour blindness.

Anonymous said...

penetrating certain color camouflages? Yo dude. join the Army. U can spot enemy better.

Dun think u have a clue what's the job of being a flight attendant especially 1 of the best in the world.

Don't be blinded by the glamour & lies of flying. If u have true friends or humble enough 2 ask politely & not lecturing back, u might have a clearer picture of the real task of flying.

To Bohtong: Oh pls dun act as a real nice guy. The way he responded, he will resign before his contract ends as he just need to respond back. U are NOT helping him or the co.

boh tong said...

To Bohtong: Oh pls dun act as a real nice guy. The way he responded, he will resign before his contract ends as he just need to respond back. U are NOT helping him or the co.

U mean to say I am not a real nice guy?
U sound like a mak nenek or a grumpy old &%$*. Give the young chap a break la.
But somehow I like u alot la not like others who sit on the fence..thanks for ur comments whoever u are ok?

Anonymous said...

Penetrating colors, meaning i can see colors.

Secondly I think I have pretty a lot of clues what's the job of cabin crews as I've got pretty much a lot of friends in SIA.

And lastly mr nice guy, I did start out nicely asking a simple question in a polite manner and ended up having sarcastic and insulting replies.

Either ways thank you very much for the info, you were very helpful indeed oh yeah and kind of course.

Have a great 2010!

Anonymous said...

"And lastly mr nice guy, I did start out nicely asking a simple question in a polite manner and ended up having sarcastic and insulting....."

With reference to the last comment ......

It only speak volume about your Character, Personality and Attitude!


Karma

an ugly-non grad-just lucky-Jnr Crew.. said...

hahaha..

Mr Bohtong, ur website stories are well, so so.. same tings here and there - drunkards, "trying" perverts, gorgeous senior crews, ugly juniors, stoopid graduates, evil managements, great team..bla bla..
BUT u noe de highlights of ur webbie is definitely de COMMENTss.. hilarious!

keep up de good work Funny pple for a more colourful 2010~even if ure colourblind :P

Kampai~

boh tong said...

an ugly-non grad-just lucky-Jnr Crew.. said...
hahaha..
Mr Bohtong, ur website stories are well, so so.. same tings here and there - drunkards, "trying" perverts.....

Hello ugly-non..bla..bla, Wat do expect me to blog huh? This blog is about airline stuff...wat u want me to blog? about plastic surgery,mercedes cars etc...which i aso got eg. http://www.bohtongmercedes.com

Hey ugly btw u are sporting by participating here.It's ppl like u tat make this blog lively and worth visiting rite?

Anonymous said...

With so many applicants(male or females) to choose, just look at the new recruits, majority so laga lorry!!To make it worse,majority no personality and dumb(eikow) lacking in PR, only "beef cooked with rice or chix cooked with potatoes or coffee/tea?, with a dumb lukewarm smile very plastic.

What's happenning?Probably the majority of the senior couldn't be bothered to correct them anymore due to the 360 degrees apprisals as most of the juniors are vidictive lots!