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Monday, 25 April 2016

Cause of heart attack partly due to impending retirement from SQ

IFS Lau Goh (not his real name) suffered a heart attack a few days ago partly due arterial blockage as well as a deep feeling of sadness for having to leave his beloved airline. We were told he failed to get his retirement extended from 60 to 62 years and was bitter with the airline.
Inability to obtain the green light to work beyond 60 yrs is liken to the airline telling you aren't good enough to carry on serving the passengers.

Below is part of a WhatsApp message I've received.




15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sadly, this iFS had been ranting about not getting his extention to 61 / 62. Been saying wanting 2 see MP etc... Think stress got to him...

Anonymous said...

This type of people die better la

Anonymous said...

Why in the world would anyone continue to work as a flight attendant after 35 years till 60+??

Require reading glasses
Require more time to recover from jet lag
Require more stamina for long haul sectors

Its ridiculous unless you have loans to pay or children to feed.
And then it begs a host of other questions.. why in the world do you still have debts
and kids so young...???? What happened to all the 35 years of earnings?

Good grief.

Anonymous said...

Those with sufficient savings and other sources of income and who had left early are rediscovering themselves. They are in better health, more confident and coming
to terms with reality. Seeing your MP is only good in the midst of an election campaign.

Anonymous said...

It is futile to keep wanting to have your retirement extended. The condition of the IFS health shared by BT is certainly not good. The future of SIA now lies very much in the impending sale of Virgin Australia. SQ has taken a bold step by upping its stake when ANZ pulled out recently. Do not forget that SIA had paid some 600 million pounds for a stake in Virgin Atlantic only to lose it all some years ago. Incidentally, Virgin American has been sold for USD2.9 billion to Alaska Airlines. Good luck to SIA.

Anonymous said...

Work? Those old buggers basically hardly work! Do some paper work, pretend to fiddle with cmiv, then klkk cbl and look for food or sit down in pcl reading their shit times and la kopi.
Most of their work is arrowed to cs or ls or junior crew already.
At most, during their klkk rounds, they ask you 'how's everything and makan already?'
They are all dying to extend all these paid holidays, who wouldnt? 8k a month for doing nothing definitely beats being a taxi driver, security guard, ntuc packer or clear hawker centre.
Balls to these old foggys

Anonymous said...

Seeing MP is another wayang and waste of time. The underlings just help you write a letter and MP sign. Dont think MP signature very big la. The ultimate decision still lies in the decision maker. I was fined $200 by NEA for smoking, see MP 2 times liao still also must pay. I applied HDB 8x. See MP countless times. Also like that

Anonymous said...

Why most crew die of stroke or heart attacks? As mentioned in previous posts by me, too much good life and easy lifestyle. Keep whack pcl,jcl food. Lie in bed during nighttips sleeping, eating takeaways, drinking and humping.
Good riddance to these scums

Anonymous said...

Crew lifestyle is really unhealthy! During their offdays most will lie around and sleep(too much rest becomes extreme laziness. Most do not exercise to keep fit. Plus never eat proper balanced meals (or expensive unhealthy stuff) and some over spend thus giving them financial prob? The bad air ozone thing in the plane is bad for health! It is really not good to fly for too long. For health sake.. Sigh we all can make a choice and do the right things. Rip to the ifs.

Anonymous said...

In this case, this IFS is very active physically.. he represents SAFRA in squash in some
events. People may suffer health issues despite being active etc.

Even after annual health checks, you may receive a clean report from your doctors.
But shit happens.

By the way, I dont think he died.
Hope he recovers well.

Anonymous said...

Good to have new positive comments that have come in. Adverse remarks like scums, cbl, balls and foggys are all uncalled for. Doubtful that this IFS has any financial problems. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

He is very fortunate to have had medical issues while employed.

The employer is obliged to pay for his medical treatment, ICU etc.
Even if its at 50%, its far better than if he crossed into retirement.

Do you know how much its costs for a 3day stay in ICU?
( and you are yet to be treated for the cause! )

Anonymous said...

3 stay in ICU cost $1,500?

Anonymous said...

Whr got so cheap! Avg ONE day at least 3 to 5k ?? Theres this saying that poor ppl can die but cannot fall sick. Imagine if poor plus no personal insurance plus no employer insurance ur basic medisave medishield also cannot help u.

Anonymous said...

Extension to WORK or just hang around with long winded briefings and everybody's lives miserable.
Most have to go, their era over.
Now all hands on deck, need to work & slog it out..
After all, isn't it under your seniors watch that we end up this way...
Bullshitters all.