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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The story of a guy who was a ......

We met when I "hired" his taxi. He was a small built man of about 5' 2". His mannerism was first class and English was good. He spoke Mandarin with ease.
The name was Rony and he was in his fifties. Always polite,he liked to wear long sleeve shirts with them rolled up to his elbow.
We met quite often as I frequently used his "taxi" service. At a few kopi sessions, he told me about his past,a past that was filled with exciting stories which I am going to relate here....perhaps later.


Anonymous said...

AFP - Thursday, October 9SINGAPORE (AFP) - - Some airlines will not survive the worsening global economic situation, an industry association said Wednesday, warning that the next 12-18 months will be "extremely difficult" for Asia-Pacific carriers.


Passenger numbers are falling as Americans and Europeans curtail travel plans and the current financial market turmoil undermines consumer confidence, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said in a statement monitored on its website.

"The biggest challenges right now are weakening passenger demand, particularly for first and business class travel, and continuing uncertainty about the global economic outlook," AAPA director-general Andrew Herdman said.

"Asian carriers are therefore bracing themselves for a period of continued turbulence, hopefully without losing sight of their long term strategic goals and future growth opportunities.

"The next 12-18 months will be extremely difficult times for airlines and some won't survive the current crisis."

He added that the association "remains extremely cautious about prospects for the airline industry in 2009."

While fuel prices have recently declined, they are still 25 percent higher than last year, Herdman said.

The crisis, which began in the US subprime, or higher-risk, mortgage sector, has been routing global financial markets and there are signs the impact is affecting other economic sectors such as manufacturing, tourism and property.

AAPA is a trade association of international airlines based in the region, including Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines.

The other members are China Airlines, Dragonair, EVA Air, Garuda Indonesia, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Philippine Airlines, Qantas Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, Thai Airways and Vietnam Airlines.

Anonymous said...

yeah, i was cabin crew and now i drive a taxi.

that's life, dont expect Singapore Airlines to feed you all your life.

dont put all your hopes into Airline Job!!!!!

Anonymous said...

HR Directive:


In view that the Cost of Employees in Longer Service are higher; and the large number of highly educated youths entering the job market; the Airline should revitalise its workforce with the younger workforce who are in need of employment.

As the younger generation are more adaptable to the needs and demands of the service industry; being more knowledgeable and adaptable and understanding the needs of the Industry; thereby training them would only constitute a small fraction of operational costs in the long run.

Streamlining Employment Contracts, reducing operational costs, contributes higher Quantums to the Profitability of the Company, thereby increasing Higher Yield to Shareholders.

Therefore, the Airline should Retain younger employees and Retrench the older ones to maintain a Dynamic Synergy in the Frontline.

Anonymous said...

hi bohtong,
Faster relate your story..

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Quote: "yeah, i was cabin crew and now i drive a taxi.

that's life, dont expect Singapore Airlines to feed you all your life.

dont put all your hopes into Airline Job!!!!!"

Dun tell me u are Gerald Fool or Eric...u guys screwed up ur own career...u've got no one to blame.

Anonymous said...

Can Gerald Foo drive? Eric who? Eric Low that "how lian "ex cce?

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