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Monday, September 21, 2020

Not all pilots are happy

 It seems most of the SG pilots aren't happy that there is no retrenchment. They prefer that the company retrench the PRs and ReEmployed retired pilots (aka RRA) instead of resorting to deeper pay cuts across the board. If the PRs and reemployed pilots are retrenched, the SG piolts would not have to take the extra pay cuts. I was told the PRs and Reemployed are the ones who benefit most without retrenchment.

About 2 hours later:

In one of the comments below, one reader accused me of stirring shit. To prove I am not stirring, I reproduced part of a text message which I have received prior to the agreement whereby the company has decided not to retrench the pilots.




29 comments:

MY CAPT said...

The local pilots are a selfish lot who does not care about their Malaysian colleagues!

Anonymous said...

In times like these, we unfortunately have to take care of our own. Malaysians have had a very good run at SQ and they’ve had the luxury of being a few years ahead due to locals doing NS. Locals are not selfish and it’s comments like the one above that does Malaysians a disservice and engenders ill will. SQ, please look after the Singaporeans who would sacrifice their lives for our country. PRs do not have the same depth of feeling or understanding and have for too Long benefited from an unfair system that has continually penalised us for doing our duty for our country.

Anonymous said...

The Malaysian Pilots have always benefited from the company at the expense of the Singaporeans. They can join at 18 , get command by 30. No need to do national service. No reservist liability. Singaporeans barred from joining till 26. They have to join the Airforce instead, unless chopped during training and deemed unsuitable for Airforce flying. Singaporeans continue serving reservist duties up to 40 days a year till 50 years old to defend the country. During this time away, they lose out on sectors and flying hours plus allowances. The Malaysians in the meantime are happily collecting sectors,hours and money. The Malaysians know that the system has always been to their favour and advantage, and should accept the fact that in such situations like now, Singaporeans will have to come first. As it has turned out, it is now equal misery for everyone regardless of nationality. I don’t think the Singaporean Pilots are unhappy that their other colleagues are not retrenched. All this is spiced up to stir shit by certain quarters ... BOH tong included. Just sharing this so ignorant people can get their facts right..





Anonymous said...

Well, you cant make everyone happy. So matter of everyone fighting for survival now. It just human instincts.

Anonymous said...

Pilot got better union? They are making the Singaporeans pay to keep the Malaysians employed.

Anonymous said...

Time to get rid, once and for all, the Malaysian excess. We must keep our Singaporean pilots employed.

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Anon said...

Hi Boh Tong

I agree with Anon #2 & #3 as they rightly pointed out the unfairness of NS reservist Singaporeans males do after starting their work life.

They've lost 2 years of potential earnings and job growth. Yet, those 2 years means nothing to private sector employers.

The reservists itself is something every NSman dread - a complete waste of time.

In comparison, the M'sian and other nationalities be it pilot or cabin crew can cross their legs and shake and exclaimed 'Where got time for NS?!'

Anonymous said...

Bo Tong , please do some housekeeping and not publish those nonsensical and idiotic posts with no sense of proper English grammar and spelling. I’m referring to the above 7th post.

Boh Tong said...

Thanks Yes I do agree with you. Will have it deleted in a minute.

Anonymous said...

Frankly in good times,PR,Ceca swept under carpet. Come erection,keep on KPKB about unfairness, discrimination, etc.You Voted for it right ?In nine months time,viola, yor love child.Don't blame the Baby. Blame self for not thinking long term,out of the box.Or else checkmated,live with it,pay for it,in Pandemic time,reality comes into play.Local lives matter over PR.

Anonymous said...

Time to get rid of the pr cabin crew as well. Why do the singaporean crew have to share our flights with the pr Malaysian crew.

Anonymous said...

Seems that CC do not have the PR versus local problems.U derreported and mentioned.Only the bigger moneybag matters.No wonder CC,whether Local or foreign,feels neglected,poor poor cousin from the village,destined to be poor for life.Do you feel the same or am I wrong ?

Anonymous said...

Well,if the vaccine were appoved in the future,the cargo plane shall be in demand for shipping it worldwide,under -80 degree.So dedicated and probably subsidise by WHO ,the vital distribution chain.Pandemic can only be stopped by vaccination worldwide,in the timeframe.

Anonymous said...

fire singaporean pilots and hire at lower rate, like what LKY has once mentioned.

singaporean crew treat passengers like dogs, why keep them? quality over nationality.

Anonymous said...

When CC learn to speak and write correct English, then perhaps there may be a little more sympathy. As it stands, you can't string a sentence together. Try and have a half decent conversation with CC. Largely impossible! And I'm sorry, but you cannot compare tech crew with CC and I don't need to point out the reasons why.

Anonymous said...

CC,clean toilet,does the menial frontline,deserves the sh"",while Pilot,with dozzy accent,gets more attention and pay ?But covid does not discriminate,if covid pax in fC puke,toilets not cleared,cleaned what happens ?Mr purist,alas string good sentencer,ivory tower in Cockpit ?Get to drive grab,need to be humble,a camel can pass thru a needle,while the meek shall inherit the earth.Many CC,left to have phd and so on.Dont denigrate the CC here,BT was a CC,rises thru the rank,time to have Pilot blog's.Yet stingy to donate a dollar to BT.Money got no use ,when one is high and loaded.Ashes to ashes,once covided,FT pilot a lot nowaday,retrenched from airlines worldwide,our airline should pick and choose.BT should take note !

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Anonymous said...

Wa Lao .. really catch no ball leh .. see pae chiak lak .. how la ... at least Singlish is easier to understand. BOH Tong , you can understand meh ?

Anonymous said...

" And I'm sorry, but you cannot compare tech crew with CC and I don't need to point out the reasons why. "

come out also drive grab drive lalamove la...ha ha ha

Anonymous said...

“ come out also drive grab drive lalamove la...ha ha ha”

And this, so that you know, is why you’ll never rise above your station in life. Regrettably quite pathetic in many ways.

Anonymous said...

You may not know this secret: in realtime mode, driving Grab/Gojek is the best job that you can get into if made redundant from the airlines..
No point working for others as Manager of this and manager of that. You are wasting your time and life doing other jobs. Only idiots look for other jobs.
Don't waste your time and intelligence and start looking for job.
Lease a car and go on the road. You will enjoy the job if u know how to go about it, such as doing things at your own time and own target. U get the privilege of the usage of a car in Singapore which at the same time is a money making machine, plus coupled with the opportunity to be free - freedom from..... simply because even if you are not driving nobody knows. They thought u are busy driving and very hard working. Of course you can also work hard and make good money. Freedom is the key word for this job. Any other jobs are for idiots unless u can come across a good paying one. Otherwise this is the job up for grab. See pay song ah.....

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Anonymous said...

Is this person on something? Boh Tong, you have bizarre standards for your comments section.

Boh Tong said...

Nope, I do not have "bizarre standards". I am just being patient not to hurt someone who has spent so much time writing long and "bizzare", out of context comments. However, when it goes too far, I will delete the comments.

Anonymous said...


“And this, so that you know, is why you’ll never rise above your station in life. Regrettably quite pathetic in many ways“

In life , never say never :)

According to you , cc cannot be compared to Pilots , if Pilots so good
Why all so scared and trembling when come to retrenchment ?
Because come out also cannot find job lol...

Anonymous said...

Pilot "protected" species,CC no feeling,only low ses job,says the pilot and blog.Knn plp,yet no money to contritebit ! Covid never go away,no vaccine,retrenchment surely,Temasad not your banker,its our money !

Anonymous said...

In future if covid does not go away by 24 after retrenchment,property will be available from Aircrew,scr""ded by Covid.Doubt it can be revive,cheaper to dispose off assets (planes),get new hire cheaper FT,instead of grumpy,moregate force sell,condos,private etc.They can teach how to speak betterer Q's english,without stiff upper lip,how to speak cohorently string line of words instead of singlish,give masterclass lesson etc.Also ,how not to be philosopical,Surviving Covid,Thinking Straight and How to pursue your agenda,under Anon.Cod only.

Anonymous said...

Last anonymous, you give me a migraine just reading your post.