Saturday, November 28, 2015

Was she rejected due to her honesty ?

A girl told me she had passed her cabin crew interview and went for her medical check-up. Just a day ago she received a rejection letter from the airline without being given any reason.
She also told me she had declared in her application form that she had a medical condition many years ago but it has not bothered her since. She regretted being honest and said it was probably due to her honesty that she was being penalised.
She is worried as she may be placed on the airline "black list", which means she would have no chance of securing the job of a stewardess anymore.
Poor girl, I thought to myself. If I was her, I will try to get into other major airlines but then if she continues declaring her former medical condition she may be booted out too.

BT: She did not disclose to me her medical condition. This is also a probability she was rejected due to other reason/s. We don't really know, only the airline knows the reason/s.


Anonymous said...

Hi BOh Tong, this reminds me of a wannabe who was in my final interview. We were all shocked he was the only 1 not selected from our group of 6. Cause we can all assess for ourselves from a 3rd party point of view.

Excellent skills, looks and character. Most importantly, you know how sincere he was. you know the part where you have to intro someone. Left a lasting impression. He was honest about a medical condition which does not require him to be on meds. He looked so worried during the waiting period. It was the 5th time he reached the final interview and he wanted it so bad. He got booted out. And I overhead the recruiter mentioned he should have not declared cause immediately his chances are out. Wah I honestly felt bad cause I got it only one my second try and I did not want it as bad as him. TBH.

Anyway I have clipped my wings - managed to find a grounded job which pays similarly. The company needs to hire people who wants to work, not people who are young and idealistic. It sucks when you get scheduled with some durians and strawberries. Like the whole word owes them something. Also benefits are not as good. pay just keeps getting lower with more work. Still a good job to fly for a year or two unless this lifestyle you can do for the rest of your life.

To all wannabes, one of my batchies lied she has not tattoo and got through. One declared but is not visible after wearing kebaya got booted. The interview process is not the most fair. Do not be too hard on yourself.

Anonymous said...

So honesty is NOT the best policy as far as SIA goes. Really sucks!

Anonymous said...

If you cant be honest, then how are you going to work well without honesty you'll be deceiving your way. Sadly has the standards of SQ fallen to the point they only carea bout their revenues. Where is their foresight