Not along ago, I was at a housing estate doing some heartland shopping when I met an ex stewardess called Susanna (not her real name). At first, she looked familiar to me but as she approached closer I realised Sue must have been a stewardess with SQ.
Sue gave me a big sweet smile and asked me whether I could remember her. I said "yes" though I was still unsure about her eg. her name and when was the last time I flew with her.
" I was the girl who was supposed to be sacked because of a report from an IFS....remember Sir? ". "You save me and I am always grateful to you." Oh "ya" came my reply," now I remember you".
We chatted for a while along the pavement leading to the shop that I wanted to visit. Sue told me she had almost completed her 2nd contract with SQ and is now married.
Going back about 10 years, Sue was a newbie stewardess. She was a gorgeous looking girl of about 20 back then (she is still good looking). When she was on probation, an IFS who was her crew in charge tried to get her a sack. He put in a nasty report about Sue and wanted the manager get rid of Sue. That IFS was one of the manager's favourites because of his involvement and assistance in the office activities ( in short he was a balls carrier). The real story why the IFS didn't like Sue was because he hinted to Sue on one of their flights that he was interested in her. However, Sue didn't pay much attention to him and it hurt his ego. From that day, he was all out to get Sue a sack. He was a senior crew and held the key to Sue's survival in the airline.
When the matter was brought to my attention, I spoke to the manager and persuaded him not to sack Sue. I told him the IFS had a bad reputation and had victimised other junior crew before. I was involved in Sue's case because I was her ward leader.
After some investigation, the manager believed half of the IFS's story. He made the decision to extend Sue's probationary period for 6 months instead of sacking her, much to our relief.
That was probably the reason Sue never forget me.