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Postby bluexob » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 6:07 pm

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


I guess most people just not interested in this airline...coz its a turnaround flight after all...Cant really explore much,pay wise etc..
But i do...Am looking forward :D

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Postby Choco K. » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 6:15 pm

singaporegrrl wrote: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.


I thot I can ask from the seniors in this forum as I may not sign my bond if Im not allow to do so. Thanks anyway.

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Postby Choco K. » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 6:17 pm

bluexob wrote:I guess most people just not interested in this airline...coz its a turnaround flight after all...Cant really explore much,pay wise etc..
But i do...Am looking forward :D

Hi Bluexob.. why will you have the interest in turnaround flights? I thot majority prefers SQ or JAL..

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Postby singaporegrrl » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 6:17 pm

Choco K. wrote:I thot I can ask from the seniors in this forum as I may not sign my bond if Im not allow to do so. Thanks anyway.


During bond signing, it's not as if you sign and go. Ask questions!
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Postby Choco K. » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 6:21 pm

:)

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Postby Choco K. » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 6:21 pm

singaporegrrl wrote:During bond signing, it's not as if you sign and go. Ask questions!


:) I definitely will.

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Postby bluexob » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 7:23 pm

Choco K. wrote:
bluexob wrote:I guess most people just not interested in this airline...coz its a turnaround flight after all...Cant really explore much,pay wise etc..
But i do...Am looking forward :D

Hi Bluexob.. why will you have the interest in turnaround flights? I thot majority prefers SQ or JAL..


Well for me,i have my own reasons...
Firstly,i intend to continue my studies on part time basis soon
Secondly,i coulnt bear to leave my family,bf behind..
And at least MI is subsidiary of SQ..so it's not that bad after all..
That's y choose regional even though i luv and wanna to explore the world..
But i notice alot of crews from MI quit after for sometime..
Not sure wats the real reason behind it...Maybe the harsh working conditions??
I have a cousin who has served MI about 5 years and according to her mum,she just changed to Emirates last few months..Sometimes i keep wondering y many crews left??Its so hard to get in and yet many just resign..Oh well anyway i'm gonna always have a positive mind O:)

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Postby singaporegrrl » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 8:07 pm

bluexob wrote:Sometimes i keep wondering y many crews left??Its so hard to get in and yet many just resign..


:shit:
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Postby bluexob » Fri, 04 Apr 2008 10:06 pm

singaporegrrl wrote:
bluexob wrote:Sometimes i keep wondering y many crews left??Its so hard to get in and yet many just resign..


:shit:



Like??Seniors always :shooting: at u??especially for newbies :girl:
They constantly looking at your faults :quarrel:
Thats what most pple would say...Or maybe bored of seeing other countries airport,couldnt explore perhaps...

Hey Choco K,so wats your story for choosing this airline??
Y dont u prefer International airlines instead??

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Postby Choco K. » Sun, 06 Apr 2008 1:23 pm

Actually I'm just like you. Im still pursuing my final yr of my tourism degree. Another 9 more months to go. So hopefully everything (as in rostering of flts & my sch) will be ok. Was checking out with my fren who is in Silkair now. They have cut down on flights and now at most days we just have to do a 2 sectors or somedays even just 1. I guess it's not as bad as before whereby it can involve a 3 sectors in a single day. She is now a leading crew. Serving more than 5yrs in the MI. Well, i guess there are bound to be different views coming from everyone. Its just a matter of how you gonna handle it.. There are bound to be politics every where.

Don't worry.. you nv try, you nv know. Its hard to come by ple like you with such positive attitudes towards things. :) IF everybody is so negative, who is still gonna work for the MI? I admire your courage babe! :D

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Postby Plavt » Sun, 06 Apr 2008 4:48 pm

bluexob wrote:Sometimes i keep wondering y many crews left??Its so hard to get in and yet many just resign..Oh well anyway i'm gonna always have a positive mind O:)


That just confirms something that singaporegrrl, Queenie-me, myself and others are always trying to tell people here. Cabin crew is damned hard work and doesn't always bring the rewards it perhaps should. You can be sure you are never out of tired mode, get calls for flights you won't like and won't want to do at the worst possible moment (especially when new), suffer passenger abuse, be away from your family at the times you most want to be home - not always so glamorous as often perceived. Lovely weather abroad - as I type this there is a 'blanket' of snow on the roofs and walls and it is still snowing here in the UK even though unusual for this time of year.Image

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Postby bluexob » Sun, 06 Apr 2008 5:30 pm

Plavt wrote:
bluexob wrote:Sometimes i keep wondering y many crews left??Its so hard to get in and yet many just resign..Oh well anyway i'm gonna always have a positive mind O:)


That just confirms something that singaporegrrl, Queenie-me, myself and others are always trying to tell people here. Cabin crew is damned hard work and doesn't always bring the rewards it perhaps should. You can be sure you are never out of tired mode, get calls for flights you won't like and won't want to do at the worst possible moment (especially when new), suffer passenger abuse, be away from your family at the times you most want to be home - not always so glamorous as often perceived. Lovely weather abroad - as I type this there is a 'blanket' of snow on the roofs and walls and it is still snowing here in the UK even though unusual for this time of year.Image


Maybe they are right since they are currently FSS so they should know better..Yes i agreed and fully aware of the glamourous part and the downside of this job but still, i'm willing to find out as i always wanted to be one...All i know that this job is 'not a bed of roses'...

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Postby bluexob » Sun, 06 Apr 2008 5:46 pm

Choco K. wrote:Actually I'm just like you. Im still pursuing my final yr of my tourism degree. Another 9 more months to go. So hopefully everything (as in rostering of flts & my sch) will be ok. Was checking out with my fren who is in Silkair now. They have cut down on flights and now at most days we just have to do a 2 sectors or somedays even just 1. I guess it's not as bad as before whereby it can involve a 3 sectors in a single day. She is now a leading crew. Serving more than 5yrs in the MI. Well, i guess there are bound to be different views coming from everyone. Its just a matter of how you gonna handle it.. There are bound to be politics every where.

Don't worry.. you nv try, you nv know. Its hard to come by ple like you with such positive attitudes towards things. :) IF everybody is so negative, who is still gonna work for the MI? I admire your courage babe! :D


Thanks...but i'm not sure about being courageous when someday i'm part of the team..hehe..Having doubts too since may are quiting...Hope not..Anyway this is what i have always wanted..even its regional,at least i get closer to home each day...

Yes i heard too about cutting down on flights..Does that mean we will have lesser salary??I'm going have class 2-3 times a week next year...so gotta plan ahead!!Hope they can reschdule my roster with my studies..
And by the way have u start your training yet??

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Postby Choco K. » Tue, 08 Apr 2008 11:40 am

bluexob wrote:Thanks...but i'm not sure about being courageous when someday i'm part of the team..hehe..Having doubts too since may are quiting...Hope not..Anyway this is what i have always wanted..even its regional,at least i get closer to home each day...

Yes i heard too about cutting down on flights..Does that mean we will have lesser salary??I'm going have class 2-3 times a week next year...so gotta plan ahead!!Hope they can reschdule my roster with my studies..
And by the way have u start your training yet??


Yeah. Starting my training on next Mon. I guess its quite definite tat salary is gonna be lesser but at least they are not cutting our allowance. & ya. Like what Singaporegrl says, as long as its not too demanding a request, I guess they should be able to alter and fix to your schedule. But I guess we still have to play our part. Im not sure if 2-3times a week is alot but you can always check it out with them next time. I agree with Plavt that the point whereby we are gonna be called bk during off days is goin to be boring and its just not easy to have e time off with ur family and friends. Well, I guess we just have to be prepared for all this since the first day you have the intention to join this "not-so-glamourous-afterall" job.

Determination and discipline plays a great part too. Not just working in MI but for any jobs you take on. When I was working in the hotel, I often gets nasty customers and difficult superiors as well. I just have to tackle those problems properly. Can't possibly be running away from all kinds of problems occur during work. In that way, we will probably become a job-hopper and that only makes my life miserable.

So Bluexob, have faith in yourself. Try it out. At least you won't regret the next 10yrs down the road that you did not try out your favourite and a almost "all-girls-dream" job. :D

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Postby singaporegrrl » Tue, 08 Apr 2008 12:51 pm

Choco K. wrote:Determination and discipline plays a great part too. Not just working in MI but for any jobs you take on. When I was working in the hotel, I often gets nasty customers and difficult superiors as well. I just have to tackle those problems properly. Can't possibly be running away from all kinds of problems occur during work. In that way, we will probably become a job-hopper and that only makes my life miserable.


This is a very good mindset. Yes it's tough but to me it build my confidence to face nasty passengers and colleagues and learn to be more patient. You cant just quite because of one nasty incident right? That's the most stupidest decision I've ever heard. Oh by the way, when I was with Silkair, I've a lot of crew doing their part-time studies. So seek help from the roster lady, if not, your trainer, if not, your manager. There should be someone there to help you. It's not like, "No! You can't study part-time! You have to work, work, work!" LOL!
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