oo hey i just checked it on airlinequality.com its actually a good airline hey, 4 stars.
btw.. when i went to spore i saw this huge spore girl image on the front page. read it.. and checked the website just now. its about whether we should retire the spore girl image.
here's the link
oo incase they delete it after sometime.. i'll just paste it here..
Following The Sunday Times' report, 'Is it time to retire the Singapore Girl?' (Sun, 14 Jan), a former air stewardess with Singapore Airlines has written in to voice her thoughts on STOMP.
This is the 29-year old former stewardess' email:
"I can't help but feel sorry for the Singapore Girl as I reminisce my flying experience with the carrier. Yes, the icon does need a makeover, a big one at that. All of what the articles have reported is true.
"Apart from the 4.5mths rigorous training, the stewardesses do have to put up with much preparation, discrimination and even bullying from senior crewmates. Most of the girls are on diets (for fear of being grounded if they gained too much weight) and the kebaya is a tad bit too fitting to begin with as it does border on sexual innuendos. Suggestive remarks and gestures from some passengers and even fellow crewmates is a commonality.
"Flying is not easy, the job requires energy, composure and physical strength. The more junior the stewardess is, the more often she is kept on her feet, the more she is watched, remarked upon and criticized by her supervisory crew. Stringent rules on immaculate grooming, impeccable timing and social decorum are important for teaching discipline, but the delivery of the reprimand requires reconsideration.
"The Singapore Girl icon has helped to build a great carrier but perhaps it is time to rethink on how the Singapore Girl could progress with the times.
"Preparation for a flight can take hours. Seriously, no passenger is going to care if the nail polish is not the correct shade of corporate colour, or if the stewardess is looking slightly fatigued after seven hours of flying (which isonly natural) or if her bun is not perfect.
"What does matter is collegiality, service without discrimination, clear articulation and to be genuinely interested in her passengers.
"Being a Singapore Girl is no easy feat; it is far more impressionable on young girls who are accepted into the airlines at 18 or 20 years of age. Not only is it time to re-evaluate the icon it is a necessity to take a harder look at the culture and the supervisory tactics that are just as dated in this age and time.
"For the record, I quit the airlines after one year with no regrets."
i duno about changing the uniform, uniform looks nice and i like it.
but i do think there should be changes in work culture. bullying and discrimination. we are adults and not in the junior high school anymore. i didnt even had seniority in junior. or highschool. all in normal standart. singapore airlines should think more and take care more of their stewardess. and by stopping this it would make a big number difference on Bond breakers, cabin crew will stay in the airline longer. and they shouldnt think oo whatever, a lot of people wants this job, lets just recruit some more.. i think they should be humble.. a good company not just known for its best but also they have to take care of their employees to last. or maybe im wrong. this culture has been for years and years. maybe its too late to stop it.. but im sure its not going to be easy. but it can change step by step. what do u guys think?
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