Trish wrote: Plavt wrote:
During the swim test, life jacket is provided. So as long as you are able to float using it, it shouldn't be a problem...
All the best..
Use your comon sense Paige: you have to be able to swim we have had this argument before!
I feel that you should not have 'insult' a human's common sense. I believed that Paige is not encouraging people who cannot swim to join SIA or implying that SIA accept candidates who cannot swim. She just trying to be friendly and encouraging to SQ wannabes who cannot swim well by sharing with them her experiences. So for those people who cannot swim or cannot swim well, it's up to them to decide whether they still want to go ahead or learn and improve their swimming skills before trying again.
I was chatting with Paige just now. She told me that she was not going to post on this forum again. This forum is going to lose another passionate and helpful SQ wannabe. No offence to anyone.
(Please do not correct my English as I admit I do not have aI very good command of English and I am improving it every seconds of my life.THANKS!)
I am not insulting anyone; I find it unbelievable that anybody could suggest that you could become a flight attendant when you cannot swim.
That also puts me in great doubt about whether such a person has ever been anywhere near the selection process. Should you care to look you will find, as I have said so many times before, being able to swim a distance of 25 or 50 metres (distance varying from airline to airline) is a mandatory requirement for any
airline. I notice Singapore Airlines has not stated this on its website but common sense should tell anybody who wants such a job that this is a requirement. Think about it, what are you going to do if a plane ends up in the sea in an emergency? The scenario described by Saint is an example even though rare. Hardly needs much integrity to realize this does it?
Regarding some of what you said in the earlier part of your post Paige should be more careful in how she says things otherwise she will give some false hope. I am not meaning to be patronizing but little things like that can cause a 'raft; of problems, believe me I have seen so many rumours start like that. If somebody cannot swim and wants this job so badly then the answer is go and learn, a good many here are young enough not to have to rush to apply every time the vacancies appear in the local newspaper. This is the kind of job you need to plan your application for meticulously given the ferocious competition.
What may surprise you is I am not the nasty man you presume, I would like to see people get jobs they want (I rarely if I ever have) but you have to do some work for that to happen. Please remember any airline can pick and choose its staff and always will. Those people who fill an application with a casual attitude which Paige appear to encourage will get nowhere I assure you.
Your English is fine, that will be a bonus when applying for jobs with companies local or foreign.