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I was sent this email by a cabin crew. I thought it was interesting and should post it in my blog.
"To solve this problem the tc should bring their own food and drinks to the aircraft and not rely on cc. In this way,cc would devote more of their time to the passengers rather than the tc.
The problem now is cc is being made to serve the tc. May I ask you boh tong, are cc being paid to serve tc or paxs? Obviously not is it because if so why on the freighter no cc was carried to serve tc. So the main reason of safety is null and void.
CC was asked to serve the tc as a request from flight operation division. This would help the tc very much so they could concentrate on flying. It began back in the 60's as a request and now turn out be a duty.
Don't for once the tc is going to say they are the most important people on the plane. They also need the cc to assist them in an emergency. Take the SQ 006 incidence. It was the cc who saved the paxs lives and not the tc. In fact the tc abandon the aircraft and fled from the scene. The incidence cost 4 cc lives and no tc was dead. They and the control tower were to blame for the accident and not the cc.
In SIA,tc does not appreciate the cc. Why then should the cc shows respect to them? I was told a tc secretly photograghed an ifs who happened to doze off on a flight and sent it to the cc division. Has any tc never dozed off?? Many in fact because I have entered the cockpit in the middle of the night and witnesses tc sleeping on the job. So please do not point the finger at cc because the other 4 are pointing back at your face.
Tc are a demanding lot. They bullied cc and treat them worse than maids. The condemn and shout at cc if not served them on time.
Once and for all the cc union should look into this matter and chuck the job of serving the tc back to them!"
The air is so much sweeter outside of SIA..more