During the past one year the world's economy was in a deep recession. The financial crunch caught a lot of us by surprise. The travel industry was not spared and SIA lost a lot of money.
It was worse than the SARS crisis. What was gratifying was that SIA did not retrench a single crew or staff. Cabin crew division with hundreds of excess crew merely resort to a small paycut and encouraged its crew to go on unpaid leave. SIA lost 2 consecutive quarters.
This situation was not like that of SARS. During SARS, cc retrenched crew and shoved the early retirement to me and my colleagues (CCEs). There was panic in the division.
The current SVPcc did not take advantage of the financial situation of SIA to rid the crew. I think he is a smart and compassionate man and I salute him.
Had he been our SVP back then,my ex colleagues would have kissed his ass. To be honest, some of my ex colleagues cried when they had to leave cc. They had served loyally for umpteen years and had to leave in a hurry with only finger food served in the office as a farewell meal.
So cc you guys got be grateful to SVPcc cos he did not boot you out or else you will be having trouble financing your home and car mortgages.
FYI the ex boss including the unionist who cheered when the CCEs left has now received retribution. The said unionist subsequently lost the union election and had to retire with his tail behind his legs. Our ex-boss was booted out by the company.....hahaha the CCEs has the last laugh now.