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Post by summer28 » Mon, 14 Nov 2005 8:04 pm

princessbelle wrote:summer28, how many girls went in today? i cant really swim well lei. i am afraid i cant swim for e water test. hmmm.... do they check our teeth?
I believe the mgt interview is held in batches of 12. there were 12 girls today too. Dun worry, girl! i can't swim well too. Just make sure you do not hesitate to jump during the water confidence test and all will be fine. As for teeth, they will check during the kebaya fitting round when they talk to you... :)

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Post by princessbelle » Mon, 14 Nov 2005 8:53 pm

i dun have perfect straight teeth. wonder does that matter... hai..

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Post by CamilleBax » Mon, 14 Nov 2005 10:47 pm

For the kebaya test, will they look very closely onto ur hands and back to see if there are scars? like will there hold your hands up etc?

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Post by jozo » Mon, 14 Nov 2005 11:09 pm

As for the teeth, I guess as long as they are not very crooked and when you smile, the upper teeth look alright, it should be okay. Also, when you talk, the lower teeth are if they are not too crooked, should be alright. Most importantly, they can't be too discoloured.

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Post by princessbelle » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 12:07 am

ok jozo! i hope everything will go well! =)

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Re: Mgt Interview

Post by M » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 7:53 am

summer28 wrote:I went for the mgt interview today..but i failed to proceed further...haiz..feeling disappointed with myself..but I will brace up for the next recruitment exercise. :)

those who went today, maybe you can update me! I hope the next recruitment comes soon.... :D

All the best to the rest who are trying! never give up!!!
Try again the next intake yeah and don't be disappointed with yourself eh? We do not know why we failed and we won't ever get to find out but you got good spirit there.

Best of luck for future intakes. :cool:

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Re: Mgt Interview

Post by summer28 » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 8:06 am

M: Try again the next intake yeah and don't be disappointed with yourself eh? We do not know why we failed and we won't ever get to find out but you got good spirit there.

Best of luck for future intakes. :cool:[/quote]

Thanks a lot, M! Greatly appreciate it!

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Re: for Paige

Post by Paige » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 11:36 am

silvercat wrote: Hi Paige,
I think as long as you are below 30, you wld stand a chance. For me, I will be joining SIA soon and my recruitment exercise was in Oct. In my batch, there are lotsa ppl. I met someone that is 27 and 28 too. So maybe its just bcos you ran out of luck. Some of these girls tried more than once to get thru though. This is your first trial rite? Try again next time ya. And this time, you will be more prepared and know what to expect. Dun give up that easily.
And to all the rest of the ppl who got thru, congrats! You are one step closer to achieving your dreams. Best of luck to u all!!
Hi Silvercat,
So your training batch have gers who are 27 and 28? wow! you are gving me hope again.. This is my 3rd time trying liao.. looks like i hav to try again..
Paige :wink:

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Post by reshu » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 3:21 pm

Hi all,

Excatly 2 weeks after my medical, SIA called my batch guys and myself to give us our training dates.

However, i was not given a date as i had some documents missing in my application, of which i have just compiled and submitted today. I was told i'll be contacted once everything clears.

Anyone has had a similar experiance? Do share :)

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Post by hoshino » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 5:41 pm

Hi, I'm from malaysia and I just got the email that invites me to an interview session for flight steward on this Sunday 20th of November in KL. I'm pretty happy and nervous about it. Do you guys have any advices for me? I have acne scars on my cheeks, so can I use a concealer for that? Help....

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Anyone going for Interview tomorrow?

Post by Vivian » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 5:53 pm


Anyone going for 2nd round tomorrow?

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Post by jozo » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 7:23 pm


Thanks for your valuable info and Congratulations !!!!!

Do you have any idea what dates your batch guys were given to start their training ?

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Post by Plavt » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 8:34 pm

Seems many people here are seeking a glamorous life without really thinking about what the job entails. Remember the interviewers know this so if you are not thinking about the negative aspects of the job it will be your downfall. With that in mind here's something for all you 'wannabes' to think about ( a little hyped up perhaps but a good guide);

1- A Typical Day in the Life of a Flight Attendant
Airlines are disturbed that turnover for flight attendants is
high. Many new flight attendants are discouraged and
disillusioned about the unusual lifestyle of a flight attendant,
finding it to be unusual and different from what they expected.
However, many people are applying for these positions, hoping
that it is glamorous and exciting, with the anticipation that
they will be meeting many personable and interesting people.
With the expectation that a sea of friendly faces will be
greeting them when they board and airplane, they are in for a
rude awakening the first time they realize that the grumpy
passenger is a frequent flyer these days. The glamour of the
flight attendant life is a common fallacy, so, in an effort to
educate the unsuspecting flight attendant wannabe, I will
attempt to paint a more realistic picture here.

Amy is awakened out of a dreamy reverie at 4 in the morning
(0400) by crew scheduling, rewarding her with an all-expense
paid trip from to Newark, from her home base of Atlanta. The
flight departs at 6:30 am. She scurries into the shower, dons
her uniform and grabs a quick bowl of cereal while applying her
make-up – she must still look professional and cheerful despite
the early hour. Grabbing her pre-packed flight bag, she heads
for the airport – she must live within one hour of the airport.
That’s just about all the time she has before check-in, which is
at 5:30 am, one hour before the scheduled flight time.

Amy must check in with crew scheduling when she arrives at the
airport. She will be written-up and replaced with another
flight attendant if she is only 5 minutes late; it is very
crucial for a flight attendant to be on time for her flight, as
the flight will be delayed if the number of flight attendants
specified by the FAA are not onboard each flight. Amy and her
co-workers will attend a pre-flight briefing, going over
emergency procedures before boarding the aircraft. Once
onboard, they walk through the aircraft, checking all the
emergency equipment for the right gauge readings, seals and
proper storage. About 20 minutes before departure, the boarding
process begins.

This flight is going to Pittsburgh, PA. Passengers arrive
bringing carry-on baggage and heavy, bulky coats, as the weather
in Pittsburgh is now cold. These bags and coats must be stowed
in the overhead bins and under passenger seats before the flight
is allowed to take off. Failing to comply with these strict
regulations can result in heavy penalties for the airlines, so
it is the flight attendants’ responsibility to ensure that these
items are properly stowed. The passenger in seat 12B is arguing
vehemently with one of the flight attendants about holding onto
his oversized duffle bag, which clearly will not fit under the
seat and must be checked in the cargo hold below. After a
generous amount of coaxing and diplomacy on behalf of the flight
attendant, the passenger finally agrees to let the bag go.

Amy is scheduled this morning to fly from Atlanta to Pittsburgh,
arriving at 4:30 pm with intermediate stops in Charlotte and
Washington. A continental breakfast is served to a packed
airplane on the first leg, along with 2 rounds of beverages. On
the short legs from to Washington and Pittsburgh, an entire
plane of 115 passengers must be served beverages. Screaming
kids and brusque businessmen round out the experience, with a
demanding woman in 36A asking for everything under the sun and
not appreciating any of her efforts. Upon arriving in each
city, there is an aircraft swap, so all the crew must gather
their belongings and scramble to get to the gate of their next
flight, which is at the other end of their airline’s concourse.
Then the whole process begins again, ending with a 15-hour
layover in Pittsburgh. That is the first day of the trip.

The second day of her sequence departs Pittsburgh at 7:30 am and
arrives at San Antonio at 10:30 am, then goes to St. Louis and
Chicago, laying over in Chicago for 12 hours. All the flights
are full, and meal services are conducted on most of them. The
third day of the trip goes from San Antonio to Miami, is on the
ground for 3 hours and then departs for Boston, with a layover
for 20 hours. The fourth day of the trip, (think you’d be tired
of this yet - if you do, the job of flight attendant may not be
the one for you!) Amy departs Boston for Houston, then on to
Tampa. Because of thunderstorms coming into Tampa, the flight
is extremely turbulent. It is so bumpy that the final round of
drinks must be served quickly. Several passengers have become
airsick and the stench in the cabin is overwhelming - enough to
make anyone nauseous! To make matters worse, the flight is
delayed coming into Tampa and delayed again for 2 hours before
they are able to depart, giving Amy a duty day of 14 total hours
before arriving in Atlanta, her home base! Whew!

The next week, Amy is just finishing up her 4-days of being on-
call again. She flew a little the first three days, but the
fourth day she is not needed, she spends the day at home. She
is so glad she is off tomorrow – she is planning to go to a
Matchbox 20 concert with that special guy she met a couple of
months ago. Things are really going well with their budding
relationship and she is very much looking forward to the date.
The phone rings. Amy must answer it – she is still on call
until midnight, but she’s not worried – it’s already noon, so
they probably won’t need her today. The thinks it is probably a
friend or maybe her Mom asking her not to forget about her
brother’s birthday on Tuesday, and grabs the phone. OH
NOOOOOOOOO! IT’S CREW SCHEDULING! A flight attendant on a
three-day trip that departs tonight has called in sick and crew
scheduling is calling to change Amy’s days around. They promise
her two extra days next week, but that doesn’t help Amy very
much – her concert plans for tomorrow have just gone up in

These are just some of the things that can and WILL happen when
you are a flight attendant. However, there are many things that
make this job a positive and very exciting experience, if you
are flexible enough to withstand the craziness of it. You will
most assuredly meet many interesting and important people during
your flight career. Flight attendants meet celebrities,
athletes, political figures and musicians, and have explored
many parts of the globe that most folks never see. There is
nothing that compares to an African safari, a tour of the
L’ouvre or the Catacombs, the Pyramids or Stonehenge, not to
mention seeing the wonderful sites in the USA! You can go see
your cousin Linda in Texas or your best friend Tiffany in New
Jersey - all courtesy of your airline. You get complimentary
or discounted travel on your own airline, and reciprocal
discounts on other carriers. Going to England for $200 round
trip – you can’t do much better than that for a vacation! You
also have more time off than most other full-time jobs, and the
salary goes up rather quickly with seniority. Most airlines
also offer full benefit packages, complete with paid days off,
insurance and 401K plans.

But the biggest thrill of all is walking through the airport
terminal in uniform, with your wings on, head held high, pulling
your wheeled flight bag, and having people look admiringly at
you. Little girls will stare and tell their mothers, "That’s
what I want to be when I grow up!" just as you once did!

Good luck to you all.


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Post by CamilleBax » Tue, 15 Nov 2005 10:05 pm

Anyone going for 2nd round tml???

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Post by CamilleBax » Wed, 16 Nov 2005 3:52 pm

Went for the kebaya test today and I'm sad to say, I din manage to go further. Sigh... don't know what's wrong... but the rest of the girls who got in are really much more stunning girls. They deserve the place better than me. Really disappointed. Not sure if I will try again. =(

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