Over the last one month, I've met some people who on discovering that I used to work for SIA, asked me whether I knew so and so.
- One asked me whether I knew Larry* who is his family's friend. My answer was a Yes! Then he asked me what do I think of Larry? My answer was "not too good". He then went on and asked me to clarify my point. It was a long story and to cut it short for my readers, I told him that Larry was a high ranking management staff (not cabin crew) and whenever he travelled on our flights, he would traumatised the cabin crew by asking difficult and unrelated questions. He would later on, write to our bosses with a list of complaints about the service.
- Another one asked me whether I knew a senior steward by the name of *Jim who is his buddy. I told him that Jim was an ass and a sabo-king. An example was that Jim told a female passenger whom my chief steward was dating that he was a married man and ought to be careful of him.
- An ex-classmate asked me about an ex-colleague (*Ronnie)who used to be his neighbour. I told him that Ronnie was a hypocrite and our boss's informer. When Ronnie was with us, he would condemn the boss but on most mornings when we had not arrive for work, Ronnie would spend time in the boss's office dishing out information regarding our upcoming activities.
- Finally, this one is a bit more positive. Over coffee my ex-teacher asked me about Mr Lim Chin Beng who was his ex-classmate. Mr Lim was our former CEO. I had this to say about Mr Lim to my ex-teacher: "Mr Lim Chin Beng was a great CEO and a real gentleman. He would chat with us whenever he flew with us. He would listen to our work related problems and help us in the process".
I think there are many nice people in SIA but the above may be a coincident whereby I've been asked about the not so nice SIA people.
* not their real names.