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Postby shenoes » Tue, 25 Nov 2008 10:12 pm

Tres Bien Merci wrote:In my opinion, they should educate and inform the junior crew the real life of cabin crew. Prepare them well before let them soar to the sky.

In fact, I realize that so many people are very good in acting. During the interview they can convince the interviewer that this is their dream job and they can life up to the expectation. So what all this non sense?
Again, the interviewer is not up to standard. They should look for someone that has the X-factor not someone that they like than they take. The company should train all their staff which responsible as interviewer so that they are able to spot any rubbish or non sense or dishonesty during the interview. This is a basic thing they need to know to be able to hire a right person.

The company claims they only hire the best of the best to be their crew so those people that only able to work for the company for 2 years are the best of the best? Or those people that when they start working for less than two years realize, this is not what they want so when the contract is up they will leave this job?

I feel something is not right with the way the company hiring their crews.



haha.. wish someone in the top management of SIA could read this. And ya.. kinda agree to what u have to say.. i got frens who only work for the opportunity to go to many countries and the pay. i guess that explains the high turn over rates in SIA.

but..... still... there are so many young gers who wana join SIA. If you have seen the queues :D at sunday's walk in interview in sheraton hotel.. WOW!! like playing the maze (snake) game lor.. :D :D :D
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Postby Plavt » Tue, 25 Nov 2008 10:40 pm

shenoes wrote:haha.. wish someone in the top management of SIA could read this.



Little doubt they already do, maybe not the top but you can be sure they are aware of this website, what gets posted, and might well have an idea of who some of the candidates are even though they have never met them until the interview. :o :wink:

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Postby akiheartfelt » Wed, 26 Nov 2008 2:54 am

I guess it's hard to fully understand the true nature of this job unless you've experienced it yourself...

And yes the interviewers are.... not exactly from the training department. If i were a candidate and is faced with a question like "do you do housework at home?", i would obviously say "yes" regardless of the truth. But one of the management staff we spoke to recently made a joke about rephrasing the question "so what are the top 3 detergents in the supermarket?"

:lol: At least someone recognizes the problem you were talking about Tres :)
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Postby Tres Bien Merci » Wed, 26 Nov 2008 9:31 am

In fact in these whole things, we can not blame those junior and senior but we need to question the company.
I agree with”

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Postby Aquagal » Wed, 26 Nov 2008 10:36 am

[quote="Tres Bien Merci"]In fact in these whole things, we can not blame those junior and senior but we need to question the company.
I agree with”

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Postby shenoes » Wed, 26 Nov 2008 11:22 am

'Need to remember that people who can do acting well, to answer interview questions are not a problem for them at all.'

:D :D :D duno why this sentence make me wana laugh! anyway it's a known fact that most SQ gers are pretentious isnt? of course there are SMALL number of SQ gers who are really good and gentle in nature.

I guess the interviewers shouldnt be too arrogant and ask so many irrelevant and stupid QQs. i think that's partly why those selected to be SIA cc also turns out to be so cocky cos like the saying goes 'like mother like daughter'.

The top management is mostly to be blamed but well, they are afterall working with one of the world's top airline. like typical singaporean's attitude 'we are the best in the world, we seek for the best crews / employees and give the best services. we dun care what other negative remarks says abt us' :P

And those SIA ccs who had successfully pass through hell of rubbish, their mentality would of cos be ' eh, I'm wif SIA ley, prestigeous airline k? u know how hard to pass the stages or nt? I pass them liao ok? i am smart and I am the one they are looking for.' kua kua kua..

seriously, if compared to the interviews with other airlines, I guess SIA is not professional at all.

ever heard SIA ccs speaks singlish on board and infront of passangers before? I did! Ever overheard SIA ccs toking bad about some passengers behind the curtains before? i heard. Ever had bad experiences with the ccs of SIA on board before? I certainly have. So where's the high standard and the professionalism? :P :P :P

but hey! rem, SIA is 5 star rating and one of the top airlines in the world worh!! :P :P :P
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Postby tulips » Wed, 26 Nov 2008 11:51 am

no doubt it's one of the best airline in the world..
bear in mind it's a dynamic organization, but with very traditional work cultures.

so if you are prepared to endure those so-called rules and cultures set by the seniors 20 years ago, by all means go for it and fulfill your dreams :wink:

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Postby akiheartfelt » Wed, 26 Nov 2008 3:14 pm

Dear Shenos

Pardon me if i'm wrong but i think your comments have crossed into stereotyping. If this is how you see your future colleagues and company, i hope you're not one of those applying for this job. Beginning with a pessimistic outlook will definitely not make you happy.

I used to be one of those frustrated people who go home wondering what in the world these interviewers are looking for after failing the interview. I felt i had what it takes, but only blamed myself for not performing well in the interview cos i was too nervous. Some interviewers did not help by putting up with a stern look. Unfortunately, interviews in general are mostly based on first impression. They judge you on who you are based on what you portray in that short few minutes of conversation. It is like meeting someone for the first time and in the first 5 seconds they form a preconception of what you are.

Therefore in that short few minutes, unless you are able to convince them you have what it takes to be a cc, whether it's genuine or an act, you might lose your chance. I guess that's the reality of an interview. I do agree that a trained personnel would be more able to differentiate between a real and a fake so hopefully they are going towards this direction for future interviews.
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Postby shenoes » Wed, 26 Nov 2008 4:01 pm

akiheartfelt wrote:Dear Shenos

Pardon me if i'm wrong but i think your comments have crossed into stereotyping. If this is how you see your future colleagues and company, i hope you're not one of those applying for this job. Beginning with a pessimistic outlook will definitely not make you happy.
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huh? hahaha.. am i stereotyping? : or maybe i sounded like it to u? and which part of my sentence makes u think i have pessimistic outlook? Do i sound very angry with the management in SIA? now.. that's the thing, reali have to be careful on whats written in forum

no, i dont have a pessimistic outlook and even if I am not being accepted I will not feel unhappy. and guess what? i will keep trying. SIA is a prestigeous airline, which singaporean ger dun wana work in SIA? haha. and previous post is wat i think and that doesnt mean I'm pissed off with their management and I vent it out here. Does forums have a limit to what is not to be said?

well.. if it makes u happy, then take it as mine stereotyping opinion if u wan. doesnt matter la. [/b] i'm not here to judge on what other ppl have to write and let ppl judge me. i joined forum to find more informations and also to share some of my 'stereotyping' and pessimistic' opinions :P :P
ps: abv sentence is only for ppl who can take this kinda 'joke'

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Postby akiheartfelt » Wed, 26 Nov 2008 4:19 pm

eh... i didn't say that you should be limited with your speech. like you said, this is a forum to voice out opinions, so even if i think you're stereotyping, i'm also entitled to my own opinion right! hehe :lol:

i just felt, again i stress that it's my personal opinion, that it's not very fair to say that most girls are pretentious and the company is unprofessional based on what i know. it does not make me 'happy' to think you are stereotyping, i think i have other happier events going on in my life. for one, i definitely do not think very highly of myself just because i'm a cc. but i respect my job and my company. personally, if i think my colleagues and company is unprofessional, i would not have a very positive outlook to this job. if i have a colleague who thinks i'm pretentious and unprofessional, i'll be really sad.

of course, you have your own experiences which are different from mine, therefore the different opinion.

anyway, all the best to your pursuit!

and erm, "peace"
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Postby shenoes » Wed, 26 Nov 2008 4:27 pm

ok! we have peace-ed !! :D
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Postby Abercrombie » Fri, 12 Dec 2008 3:03 pm

Is this thread dead ????

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Postby shenoes » Fri, 12 Dec 2008 3:32 pm

well, i guess the next write in interview is keeping the gals busy :P :P anyway, there's a thread http://www.singaporeexpats.com/forum/ftopic55372.html, which i tink gives a lil on the insights of SIA Ccs, also nt much response :cool:

I guess no matter what negative feedbacks were given by ex SIA ccs, the young gers will still go for the interviews, until they have experience themselves :D
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Postby Abercrombie » Fri, 12 Dec 2008 4:04 pm

Well this is the Singapore culture, local company generally don't treat their employees well :tongue: All they are thinking is PROFIT and CUT COST so that they can pocket more $$$$ :x

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Postby akiheartfelt » Sat, 13 Dec 2008 7:30 pm

Abercrombie wrote:Well this is the Singapore culture, local company generally don't treat their employees well :tongue: All they are thinking is PROFIT and CUT COST so that they can pocket more $$$$ :x


Hehe that is very true. CUTTING COST is the main driving force in the competitive market now. And anyway yup you have to experience it yourself to truly understand what 'culture' others are talking about.... which is what's happening to me right now. haha... but really, you'll survive better with a positive mindset.
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