Ode, thanks for that. I'll stand corrected and ensure I won't help people here on this thread again.Ode wrote:As a reply to seirra's post, correct me if i'm wrong but I thnk alot of gals want to join SIA cabin crew is cos of the gd pay + bonus & ability to travel. & nt to mention u must hv certain standards of beauty & height to get selected. I thnk tt the job of a pilot or those in aviation techs r tougher compared to the spore gal. Besides hving relevant education qualifications 1 oso needs to hv gd body physique & b of gd health condition. Thnk the air craft cant afford to hv their pilots, engineers & technicians hving headaches & poor vision. That is y THOUSANDS of gals out there r DYING to get into SIA (as long as height >158cm) cos it IS almost the best job in spore w/o a gd degree...
I've been in and around aviation for some 20 years. Longer than most of you are old!! Please respect that all I am trying to do is make you prepare a little better than "what shoes to wear".
If you are so proud of SQ, then that is just great - I respect you for your courage and determination and that you take pride in your national carrier. That really is very honourable.
All I am simply trying to point out is that maybe, just maybe, just little little, you need to show SQ that you understand the opportunities you are being given, by showing them that you do research life in aviation.
I'm trying to do is to help you all. Listen, don't listen. I really shouldn't care, but I do, because Singapore is my wife and my new home and we love Singaporeans, Indians, Mexicans, dogs, cattle, cats, snakes (oh my wife hates snakers), etc etc etc...and pretty much every strand of humans on the face of the planet. Apart from ugly rude Aussie people!
Ode, We're just trying to help! JESUS
Please, think outside the shoebox. You'll have to throw them off when you jump down the slides anyway!
Plavt - yes when they understand that that if they are lucky enough they'll get pretty bored with the lack of sleep, not good hotel rooms, and when they really start the circadian rhythm issues, the girls will certainly feel it. My ex girlfriend (married very happilly now) was CC with a major out of AUS - and she took about a year before she went on sickleave just to adjust to circadian sleep issues, bad food, and crappy matronly types.Plavt wrote: This alas is a common problem with this thread, it seems when somebody comes here and offers something constructive they are simply ignored and I have the misfortune to be regarded as an ogre (or something similar at times - try reading some of my earlier posts before I became a moderator despite the tag in those posts ).
Oh well those that don't listen, dwell in fantasies get a rude shock in the end. You might care to read some of the posts by singporegrrl, queenie-me and a few other active cabin crew.
All, I am just trying to help - I'll buy you a drink if you don't get a positive comment, when at interview "I have heard about CRM and I have looked it up on the internet and I think that's a really positive way of working with my fellow team".
No drinks will be given for people who haven't researched what Crew Resource Management is.
Remember, when you're up there - you're a team. You might not realise it, but when you have major issues the ONLY, ONLY people you can count on is YOUR IMMEDIATE TEAM - your fellow CC, your Tech crew, the engineers on the ground. You may never have even flown with people on the fateful flight - but you ALL depend on each other. I don't care if your the one with no O levels or what - I care about if you can WORK with PEOPLE.
Think about your responses to interview questions - that's all I suggest.
Gang - regardless of if you want to listen to this or not, feel free to PM me.
Cheers/P (capt. retired)