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Postby jencrs » Mon, 13 Apr 2009 12:33 am

Deja:

Certainly a tough situation to be caught in between.

On one hand, the airline industry in general is suffering, SIA has stopped recruitment for CC and has recently implemented compulsory no pay leave for them. Sending 17 aircraft off to the desert, prob some cargo and older 777s. Recruitment is projected to be reduced for the next 3 years.

On the other hand, SIA is doing far better than a lot of other airlines out there, contrary to the recent bleak news you always hear about the company. Earnings may have dipped, with fewer pax and fuel hedging, but the company is not making a loss. And although a few planes are going into the desert, the company is also accepting new 330s and 380s, so some crew are going to have to move over.

If i were in your shoes, I'd consider about my intentions with SIA. Are you joining just to taste the life for a few years before settling for something else? If so then I'd bite the bullet and take that job with the bond.

If you're seriously considering a long term career with SIA, then maybe you can think about waiting till SIA recruits again.

All depends on your priorities, which i guess you're not sure in the 1st place, which is why you're here asking questions. It's tough la.

Good luck.

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Postby Abercrombie » Mon, 13 Apr 2009 2:59 am

There is no future working as a flight Stewardess. You have to quit when you get pregnant or reaches 45 years old. When that happens, what are you going to do? Its better to build up your work experience and climb up the ladder now as your future is very much secure then working as a Stewardess. For the short term its good to fly as you get to enjoy and save money. For the long term....sad to say, there is simpily no future for the girls :-|

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Postby AV1981 » Mon, 13 Apr 2009 10:31 am

Abercrombie wrote:There is no future working as a flight Stewardess. You have to quit when you get pregnant or reaches 45 years old. When that happens, what are you going to do? Its better to build up your work experience and climb up the ladder now as your future is very much secure then working as a Stewardess. For the short term its good to fly as you get to enjoy and save money. For the long term....sad to say, there is simpily no future for the girls :-|


Hi Aber,

"No future for the Girls" and then What will go for the Guys? Will they still can work for the company as long as they (and company) want?

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Postby aloyscious » Mon, 13 Apr 2009 2:06 pm

nope, its the same for guys....they will renew through contract...they can terminate you once your 5 year contract is finish...

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Postby deja » Mon, 13 Apr 2009 11:20 pm

Thanks jencrs and Abercrombie for the replies.

you are right, it is my priority that I confuse myself with, but probably I would excuse myself for the time being. *grin*

my response is: i have no intention making CC as my long-term career; it is not suitable as one. contrarily, the job offer i have in hand does make a good one though; that does complicate my decision-making process!!! Nonetheless, the intention i have in mind is to move on to trainee/mgt sector in SIA after serving the CC contract.

life-style, chances to travel, and above average pay are what being a CC appeal to me. i know it is not a easy or glamorous job, but i am ready for it.

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Postby Abercrombie » Wed, 15 Apr 2009 1:58 pm

Looks like you have made up your mind and hope to see you around soon ! Good luck :wink:

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Postby redhairclip » Wed, 15 Apr 2009 10:27 pm

deja>>

hi! i'm in the same situation as you. passed my interview in Jan but received the email in Feb.. will u like to keep in touch so we can inform each other if the company does call? thanks!

and to anyone else out there who are also on KIV status, hang in there! do leave a msg if u'll like to keep in contact. :)

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Postby aloyscious » Thu, 16 Apr 2009 10:34 am

lol, wait till 2011 ...:)

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Postby Claireletricia » Thu, 16 Apr 2009 2:18 pm

Is it that having tattoos is a straight NO!from the management when applying for cabin crew?I'm trying very hard to remove them as much as I could but it aint cheap coz my tattoos aint small..So please please please let me know about it..

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Postby redhairclip » Thu, 16 Apr 2009 3:39 pm

Claireletricia,

it depends on where ur tattoo is.. if it's somewhere tt can be hidden by the kerbaya, it'll be ok. i.e, back, tummy... etc.

but if it's on ur hands, forearms, neckline or feet, then i'm afraid it'll be a straight out no..

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Postby Claireletricia » Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:09 pm

Thanks for your information it really helps alot! =)
But i just came to realize I've a burn scar on my hand since very young..i wonder if i can do anything to make it go away =P

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Postby stripes » Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:24 pm

You mean SIA will not have any recruitment till 2011. I think there goes my dream of getting in cos by then I'm 32yrs.

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Postby Claireletricia » Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:57 pm

Hmmm..by 2011 just nice i've got my adv dip in tourism and hospitality can try to apply

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Postby Claireletricia » Fri, 17 Apr 2009 12:05 am

redhairclip

I quote is from another forum...
"My fren couldn't make it pass the second interview after he showed them his tattoos on his thigh and shoulder...
and he recommend me go... "

I'm pretty worried..sorry to doubt you but how sure are you?have you had any experience of anyone got in with tattoo?

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Postby redhairclip » Fri, 17 Apr 2009 11:40 am

Claireletricia

i have friends who are currently flying who have tattoos. but like i said, they are fully hidden.. during the 2nd round, please don't voluntarily show them any scars or tattoos tt u haf.. so long as they can't be seen, they won't check. :)


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