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Silk Air or SIA? Help~~~

Postby kittybaby_ » Tue, 24 Jun 2008 1:54 am

I went for Silkair interview last mth and sucessfully made it thru all rounds but has not sign the bond with them yet.. Recently, i was influenced by my friends that i should have gone for SIA instead saying with my features i will definitely make it to the end.. :oops: and due to A380 they are having mass recuiting for cabin crew every month till the end of this year. But as for myself, i like both Silkair and SIA too! but i'm afraid of trying SIA and going to their interviews because many says that it's much tougher and cruel one than silkair and SIA has much more politics and bullies than Silkair. I tot that maybe if i join silkair first, i can ask for transfer to SIA aft 30mths bond with them. another thing is i heard that aft 15mths bond with silkair.. you are band from going SIA interview and only be able to join them when you complete 30mths bond with slikair... Is it true??? :???: what should i do.. should i forgo Silkair and go for SIA instead? :roll:

and lastly, i would like to know how much is the average pay before CPF for Silkair and SIA cabin crew.. :?

Thank you for reading my long winded difficulties.. :wink:

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 24 Jun 2008 2:14 am

Don't waste your time dithering, you have a firm offer with SilkAir and if you survive service with them you will likely get on anywhere else besides it will give you experience. Should you try for SIA you may end up being rejected and then you are back at square one! Don't be influenced by all this you hear about the A380. Although they will need more staff that does not help you as it would seem doubtful they are lowering their standards hence the mass recruitment you mention - more to be booted out than usual. Bullies are everywhere and if I am to believe what I have read here SilkAir has enough of them. As for the bond it is not surprising they will not transfer you for a long time, why should they spend money on training you if you do not intend to stay there? My advice: use your own judgement, decide for yourself, see where your advantages are and learn ways of dealing with problems. Don't let other people run your life - what you decide is what matters.

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Postby Yan86 » Tue, 24 Jun 2008 1:05 pm

If u got an offer, maybe u might want to take it up, otherwise, u might regret if the offer is no longer available while waiting for SIA.

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Postby singaporegrrl » Tue, 24 Jun 2008 9:57 pm

I agree with Plavt. It doesn't mean you have all the features, SIA is gonna take you. I don't understand what they are looking for really. You're only a signature away to something you wanna do. Just go for it. You can apply for transfer to SIA after your 3 years of service with Silkair if you want to. I took the step to join Emirates after my 1 year service with Silkair and it has been nothing but great. You can gain a lot of experience in Silkair especially coz you work more in a month compared to any international airlines.
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Postby kittybaby_ » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 1:31 am

you guys sound quite true.. since there's an offer i should just grab it before i regret.. Thank you so much for the advise.. :) btw u all are cabin crews?

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Postby ppinkk » Thu, 03 Jul 2008 4:42 am

Have you signed the contract Dear?
I hope you haven't as the difference in pay is huge.

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 03 Jul 2008 2:35 pm

ppinkk wrote:Have you signed the contract Dear?
I hope you haven't as the difference in pay is huge.


#-o ](*,) You should read and comprehend the situation above; when you have a firm offer it is best to take it. The difference in pay may be huge but there is no guarantee the applicant will get a job with SIA. I can only guess at this but should they know she has already applied to SilkAir and turned (at least that is what you are suggesting) down an offer that might give SIA more reason to refuse her!*


* I wouldn't know but as SilkAir is SIA's regional wing perhaps the personnel department are able to compare files?

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Postby singaporegrrl » Fri, 04 Jul 2008 1:42 am

Plavt wrote:I wouldn't know but as SilkAir is SIA's regional wing perhaps the personnel department are able to compare files?


I agree. Furthermore, with the experience, you can move on to international airlines afterwards.
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