Interesting read about the less glamorous side of the job. Next time you board an aero plane, do bear this in mind.
It is really a tough job to be air steward/stewardess. No joke. Especially if you have a management that doesn't care about their frontline staff...
SIA is no longer than good old company. They cut a lot of benefits and other incentives, and make staff work harder. I don't know whether due to its the senior mgt incompetency
The staff turnover rate speaks the hard truth.
Nothing surprising if you have taken a flight before. They are just paid more than others in the service industry. Of course they have higher risks consider the flying time.
Personally I think pilots are over paid as compared to stewardess. It is a similar case to doctor and nurses. We need to train more to even out.
Well written expose
I like the writer's comment
"...I dreaded going to work, I dreaded the work itself- the nonstop labour intensive work where you literally walk to London..."
It's only a matter of time before they start recruiting PRC's for the job......Sir, would you like tea or Chinese tea? .....
Nikomi Canpen Zenten :eek:
Not exactly 100% Natural but definitely the closest you can get to it
Ok time to confess.. who asked for the Strait Times ?
I saw something similar written by a German woman working for Lufthansa. It's basically the same situation there, just minus off the Singapore Girl story (there's no equivalent in Lufthansa).
A food for thought for everyone how one acts and behaves on flights,regardless which airline.
Ask some of the M'sians flying for us. Sure it's hard, but they are happy to take it up, and get that pay. The same goes for the Chinese. For everyone girl who gets chosen, more than a hundred get rejected.
So do we have what it takes to do a good job?
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The next time you take a plane, be kind and appreciate their service. As a matter of fact appreciate all services and don't act like people owe you. Imagine that person serving you may be our love ones.
SQ markets itself as premium hence customer's expectations are higher. Blame it on them for not having the right policies to ensure employees are well taken care of
If you fall asleep you'll miss your meal in the plane. Is that right?
I was in Cathay Pacific last year. The air hostess didn't wake me up.
I remembered years ago I flew business class and had to fill in a sticker on the seat requesting to be woken come meal time.
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"""There was once I did this flight to Sydney. It was a A380, it can take 399 passengers in economy class so you can imagine the chaos. Sydney flights are really really tough and A LOT of crew always take MC for Sydney flights, yes it's THAT bad. You practically walk all the way to Sydney and you work until your panties become a G-string."""
Luckily the A380 did not converted to All EY class (Economy) which take >600 passengers, G string also become No string and all vomit blood.