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Postby singaporegrrl » Sun, 16 Mar 2008 8:26 pm

sqfanatic wrote:the only thing u'll see is a view of the airport through the windows of the aircraft, while you busy yourself with tryin to recycle the papers!!


Haha! I remember this! Recycling paper became my special ability that even after my boyfriend read papers, I'd 'recycle' them. LOL! Working in an airline will turn you into a robot.
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Postby sqfanatic » Sun, 16 Mar 2008 8:37 pm

Btw, dun might if i ask, singaporegrrl, I read from other threads that you were ex-MI, are you a SQ gal now? Cos I'm so curious to know why all of a sudden, there seems to be a high interest in SQ from MI gals. I remember not so long ago, it's only a topic much talked about, but no one will ever thought of tryin for an SQ interview. But nowadays, there are so many!! So I was wonderin, could it be due to a few successful gals that got them tryin their luck. Why huh? Any idea? ?? :? ?? If SQ is openin up now, then how come I keep gettin the door slammed in my face leh? ](*,) (simply love tis emoticon!) So sad...

What must one desperate ex-MI gal do to get in leh? :cry:

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Postby singaporegrrl » Sun, 16 Mar 2008 8:41 pm

sqfanatic wrote:Btw, dun might if i ask, singaporegrrl, I read from other threads that you were ex-MI, are you a SQ gal now? Cos I'm so curious to know why all of a sudden, there seems to be a high interest in SQ from MI gals. I remember not so long ago, it's only a topic much talked about, but no one will ever thought of tryin for an SQ interview. But nowadays, there are so many!! So I was wonderin, could it be due to a few successful gals that got them tryin their luck. Why huh? Any idea? ?? :? ?? If SQ is openin up now, then how come I keep gettin the door slammed in my face leh? ](*,) (simply love tis emoticon!) So sad...

What must one desperate ex-MI gal do to get in leh? :cry:


Nope I'm not with SQ. I'm with EK now. Still in training though. I hadn't thought of myself getting into SQ, probably because of the working environment in MI. I don't know. But the main reason I went to EK is for me to discover myself out of my comfort zone. Probably I'll try for SQ when I'm married in the future since it's local-based. Well that is if I want to still fly.
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Postby sqfanatic » Sun, 16 Mar 2008 8:58 pm

Yup!! Recyclin papers are 1 of the first few things they inform us of, durin trainin, apart from cleanin toilets! *Hee* for a minute, I thought I maybe able to get my answers from you. Wonder if there are really gals who had successfully crossover, cos for the past few months of SQ interview, I had never failed to spot a few MI gals turnin up for the interview too. I gotta admire your spirit lor, I never want to be stationed overseas, away from people and my home that I had known all my life. Tis SQ route that I had chosen to take maybe tough, and somewhat impossible to be successful, I can't convince myself to give up without a fight either. Haiz!

Anyway, how's life in Dubai? Good shoppin, entertainment and weather?

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Postby singaporegrrl » Sun, 16 Mar 2008 9:15 pm

sqfanatic wrote:Yup!! Recyclin papers are 1 of the first few things they inform us of, durin trainin, apart from cleanin toilets! *Hee* for a minute, I thought I maybe able to get my answers from you. Wonder if there are really gals who had successfully crossover, cos for the past few months of SQ interview, I had never failed to spot a few MI gals turnin up for the interview too. I gotta admire your spirit lor, I never want to be stationed overseas, away from people and my home that I had known all my life. Tis SQ route that I had chosen to take maybe tough, and somewhat impossible to be successful, I can't convince myself to give up without a fight either. Haiz!

Anyway, how's life in Dubai? Good shoppin, entertainment and weather?


Just a couple of months before I left, they had an opening for internal transfer. It is only open to those who have served over 3 years of service with MI. So yeah I heard of a few senior crew and SFSS going over to SQ.

I was actually thinking that I would have gone home even before my first week was over but I'm getting used to it now. So I guess I'm pretty much settled down now.

I prefer shopping back home, especially for electronics coz that's the only place I know where the sales rep knows what they are talking about. Even my trainer said the same thing. She's a Purser onboard who trains part-time.

Entertainment, I can't give much details coz I'm not the person who party but crew gets a lot of discounts and free drinks from different bars and clubs.

Weather, it was freezing when I reached here a month ago. It gets hot every now and then since last week so summer is suspected to be here really soon.

But my experience in training has been good so far. It's surreal to be working with people from different parts of the world. I'm the only S.E Asian in my class. How kewl is that?
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Postby sqfanatic » Sun, 16 Mar 2008 10:00 pm

Oh well, at least now u really get 'to see the world', instead of 'a view of the airport through the windows of the aircraft'... Haha! Stupid S**k*ir!! :tongue:

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Postby singaporegrrl » Mon, 17 Mar 2008 12:23 am

Haha yeah! I was getting bored even before my probation ended. I was like, "BLERGH! Another day in the aircraft!" I do enjoy flying but it was too monotonous back then.
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Postby Plavt » Mon, 17 Mar 2008 12:51 am

sqfanatic wrote: On top of a roster that sucks every energy out of you as far as the law allows, you gotta face bitchy seniors who's attitude chges faster than the weather, they definitely wont think twice in talkin bad abt you to other crew, and wont hesitate to put you down until you feel that you are incompetently hopeless to work wif. An incident that happens today will reach everyones' ears the next day, gals bein gossip worshipper!!


Ha ha sgfanatic, your post reminds me of my days with my last employer; there is always a bunch of a*** kissing little jackasses around who are quite willing, metaphorically speaking of course, to stab their own colleagues in the back to get what they want.

All in all what you say is true of many industries, including here in the UK, too many who get junior or middle management positions love to slag others off in an attempt to mask their own inadequacies in life, sad creatures that they are. I was wondering why various persons on this forum were or are unhappy with SilkAir and I can see only too clearly now. The bit about being made to work until you drop is no surprise, the same happens with british based budget airlines and a recent television documentary showed crews dozing off at work when their primary role is safety! :shock:

Good that this comes out as I know certain representatives of various airlines visit this and many other forums read blogs written by airline staff.

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Postby Choco K. » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 4:38 pm

Hey come on Silkair.. how come the forum is so quiet now?? :(

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Postby Choco K. » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 4:40 pm

Oh ya Singapore gur.. i have been wanting to ask you. How long is the probation period in Silkair? Batch 72 is out! :D

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Postby singaporegrrl » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 4:50 pm

Choco K. wrote:Oh ya Singapore gur.. i have been wanting to ask you. How long is the probation period in Silkair? Batch 72 is out! :D


Like most companies, 6 months.
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Postby Choco K. » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 5:47 pm

Oh I see.. Thanks for replying. :) So are we allowed to swap our shifts during the probation period? Coz im still doing my final yr of studies and it will require me to go to school on thursdays evening..

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Postby singaporegrrl » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 5:50 pm

Choco K. wrote:Oh I see.. Thanks for replying. :) So are we allowed to swap our shifts during the probation period? Coz im still doing my final yr of studies and it will require me to go to school on thursdays evening..


I'm afraid not but tell the roster lady about your study schedule.
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Postby Choco K. » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 5:54 pm

I see. Sorry to trouble you. I have lots of qns on my mind and so far nobody can ans them. Can I know where can I locate the roster lady? & how early do I need to tell her in advance so she can plan my thursday's evening off?

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Postby singaporegrrl » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 5:59 pm

Choco K. wrote:I see. Sorry to trouble you. I have lots of qns on my mind and so far nobody can ans them. Can I know where can I locate the roster lady? & how early do I need to tell her in advance so she can plan my thursday's evening off?


Well, how can I tell you? You're not even in training and don't know where everything is. Since you're already going for training, why don't you wait for it? You can ask the trainer everything. I mean you have 3 months of training? (They've extend the training now I think) You have a lot of time for questions.
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