haven't been visiting ur blog for a long time n suddenly so many posts about jnr vs snr crew.
i'm a jnr crew myself n my take is this. times have indeed changed n no matter how much snrs complain, u can change maybe 1 or 2 individuals but never ALL of the young generation's attitude to work and life. if a new crew decides she will not take the css's shit, giving her more shit will not make her a better crew.
if the management recognizes this as a threat to the company's survival, they could be doing something about it, not to change our mindset, but to create a good environment to motivate young crew to perform better.
yet so far it has only been disappointing. crew morale remains low. certain cost-cutting measures (eg. downgrading hotels, shorter layover periods, simplifying services etc.) only make us feel like we're moving towards being a budget airline. how do u expect jnr crew to experience the same magic of flying as before? people blame us for not having the passion but i believe passion can be cultivated and comes with a sense of belonging (which unfortunately does not only come with reciting the pledge 1st day of every mth).
encouraging crew to write each other in may not be the best policy, but perhaps they thought it's a good way to protect the new 'fragile' generation, and not to mention appease these opinionated people. after all, they gotta uphold their own rules that they created. of cos, the flip side is they have created a 'write-in' culture at the same time.
there's a reason y the management is called 'management'.
lastly, some1 mentioned that respect is earned and not expected. most of the new crew will definitely respect their elders, but if u behave like an asshole and expect me to treat u like a god, the ans is no way.
juz my 2 cents. happy flying!