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Monday, 26 September 2011

Seniors bully juniors...still going on?

The news came at a technical crew party that one of their retired colleagues, a capt lobster has died of a heart attack. My friend who was at the party told me he was shocked to hear that some of lobster's colleagues met the news with a "good riddance" comment. I found out many of lobster's colleagues didn't like him because he gave them a hard time when they flew with him as their co-pilots. He was rude towards them and also a big bully. He made most of them shivered when they flew with him.
The above also reminded me of a story of a young co-pilot who was so very terrified of his commander. When he arrived at the aircraft he asked me whether I knew the commander of our flight well ( I was a chief steward at that time)? I replied I knew the commander well and he was a nice man. To this, the co-pilot disagreed with me. He told me that commander was an ass and would give his co-pilot a lot of pressure. He pleaded with me to tell the  commander not to traumatized him during the flight which I did.
Many years later when that young co-pilot became a capt he spared no effort in giving his junior a difficult time too, I was told. What an ass he was!
It was the same story in cabin crew. However, I heard things have changed since I left. It seems the junior crew are now given what is called a UFS ( upward feedback system) in which they could give feedback on their seniors' work performances to the office. This is a subtle way of telling the seniors "you better stop your bullying and lazy attitude".
Naturally the seniors aren't happy with the UFS, thanks to TPT their former svp who introduced the UFS.
I don't really don't know whether the UFS has affected the seniors'morale but I was told it does to a large extent.
I also heard the pilots now have a system similar to the UFS.

20 comments:

G/S said...

Now the snrs balls have shrung. We jrs are in control ha ha

Fss Lilian said...

Ya the UFS is there for the purpose to kill the morale of the IFS.

Anonymous said...

Juniors rules SIA. Whatever nonsense they do seniors dare not say.LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

The seniors especially the IFS are skivers and shirkers and keeping them on their toes is a great way to make sure they earn their keeps. Juniors are now blackmailing their seniors.

Capt Chee Hum said...

Capt.Lobster died in Perth 2 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Pilots are "yau kee" lot.

Anonymous said...

I meant Yau Kwee or greedy. Ask cabin crew if you dont believe me.

Victim of yesteryears said...

It guarantees jobs for Harry & Seth

This method of 360 degree appraisals will perpetuate dead brain syndrome.
Innovative ideas will not suffice
Creativity dies
Natural, spontaneous behaviour will fade.

Ask anyone who has flown SQ 15/20 years ago and ask them to compare the ambience and experience then with the experience now.

Sure, new planes, new entertainment systems, websites, new uniforms.. etc

But its got no soul.

Just like Bohtong when he was a swanky CCE.. along with the rest of the swankers..

Anonymous said...

UFS? How come Alan and his gang never block it?

Anonymous said...

Alan is a lame duck and Tony is a balless cock hahahahaaaaaaaaaaa. Eddy is still THE BEST!

Anonymous said...

Let the dead RIP please !

Anonymous said...

if u want to RIP then u must not be nasty to ppl in this life.

Anonymous said...

U r 100% rite ! U must tell this to EDDY !

Anonymous said...

UFS started with Eddie,check before idiots make silly comments.Edddie gave away everything but still dont get to work to 62yrs.

Anonymous said...

Now the snrs balls have shrung. We jrs are in control ha ha.....

Clap clap clap......
Well said!

Once your time is up you will be eliminated!

Karma

Anonymous said...

If Eddie had agreed to the UFS. Why Alan never block it? Some more it progressed from IFS to CS. I also heard there was infighting during his time because Alan agreed but not his men.

Now in Tony's hands, dunno what is going to happen?

Now we are really screwed?

Tsk tsk...

Neutral Crew said...

UFS started with Eddie,check before idiots make silly comments.Edddie gave away everything but still dont get to work to 62yrs.

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Alan gave away first class hotel, LMA pegged to per diem, gratuity for CIC, Transport cut. Helped company saved so much $$. Still never get 62 also.

I wonder what Tony will give away.. will we get 62?

shareholder/slave driver said...

You want to work as crew till 62?

I better sell my SQ shares....

Anonymous said...

In the newspapaer,they will not extend us to 62.What load of rubbish,safety,you mean pilots not involved in safety.Tony promised us that he will get 62,now he can only says that he is disappointed.

Anonymous said...

all kena con. pilot must leave aircraft after assisting crew to clear all passenger in safety thats why they sit for same SEP as cabin crew.Pilot can work to 62 and some look like have serios health issue. many case of pilots having heart problems etc during landing so u mean its ok but cabin crew cannot because of safety. What is the understanding that mom has about cabin crews strength. Safety is never an issue as all crew must pass safety test yearly or cannot fly and it is CAAS ruling world wide.Other major airlines flying with crew above 62 and they are all safety oriented so how can we be not safety oriented as that is the Primary function of all cabin crew world wide.