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Old 19th Jan 2011, 22:45   #521 (permalink)
 
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i was wondering is BA among the best airlines in the world? or not so good?what is your opinion on this?
Adriana, I am surprised you are asking this question if you have just applied!!

I suggest you do some research on BA before your assessment (if you are successful). Our recruitment teams might be asking you similar questions!!

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Old 21st Jan 2011, 20:36   #522 (permalink)
 
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Gotcha, I don't earn more than that now and I struggle (My current method of transport to work is bicycle!) so cost of getting to LHR each day certainly outweighs that.

It seems that BA really are recruiting as many as possible on as bad conditions as possible, the ad said minimum 17k! what a con. It's a shame that someone as reputable as BA can be that misleading unless you dig deep into the T's & C's.

Think I'm going to get my pink licence sorted and head over to EZY at Gatwick.

Thanks so much for being honest! and I hope things get better for all you current Mixed Fleet guys and girls.
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Old 23rd Jan 2011, 20:22   #523 (permalink)


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Old 26th Jan 2011, 13:04   #524 (permalink)


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Smile additional help

Hey

Was just reading your advise that you had given after the closing date for applying how soon do you find out if you are being offered an interview/attend the assement day ? I have applied for mixed fleet but am still waiting to hear i have taken into concideration the closing date

If you could give me any advise that would be great or anyone reading this

Thanks
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Old 29th Jan 2011, 20:47   #525 (permalink)
 
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Does anyone actually know if BA notifies all candidates after their AD or only successful ones? It's just that mine was more than a week ago and I haven't heard anything from BA ever since. I remember they told us we would be notified within 5 working days. Can someone share their experiences. please?
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Old 30th Jan 2011, 03:15   #526 (permalink)


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none so far..
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Old 30th Jan 2011, 09:55   #527 (permalink)


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Manorexic, I have't had a MF AD yet but I have been for LGW crew and Cargo interviews with BA. At both I was told it would be 5 days. I got the "no thanks" email for LGW 10 days later and a "yes" email for Cargo 12 days later. I think it really is random. I've heard from others on MF that some got a call offering the job after 1 day and others waited 2 weeks.
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Old 30th Jan 2011, 21:06   #528 (permalink)
 
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Thank you very much for this info, BA085. Seems like it's not all that hopeless for me
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Old 31st Jan 2011, 15:04   #529 (permalink)
 
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Old 1st Feb 2011, 13:15   #530 (permalink)
 
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The Contract

Hey, I got offered the position of CSM about 3 weeks ago, I have sent back my medical questionnaire and had my innoculations updated.

But still no contract?

Any ideas on how long they take to get it sent out?

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Old 2nd Feb 2011, 14:46   #531 (permalink)
 
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Interview

Hey guys just been booked for an interview at Cranebak on 18th march 2010... anyone else going??
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Old 2nd Feb 2011, 16:04   #532 (permalink)
 
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Those of us who are not lucky enough to be CSMs are REALLY struggling at the moment ... as I've mentioned before, I barely took home 1000 after a FULL month's flying.
Really? Because I took home over 1000 last month and I had 3 weeks of unpaid work (including training and leave), so did only 1 week of flying. Does your paycheck include deductions for visa's, innoculations, some uniform items, HOST spending?

It's not as grim as some are making out on Mixed Fleet
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 14:54   #533 (permalink)


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Hey everyone.

Does BA recruit all nationalities ?
Does BA has assessment recruitment in asian countries ?

Thank you for your answers.
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 15:37   #534 (permalink)
 
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Really? Because I took home over 1000 last month and I had 3 weeks of unpaid work (including training and leave), so did only 1 week of flying. Does your paycheck include deductions for visa's, innoculations, some uniform items, HOST spending?
You earned 1,000 for 1 week's flying ? And you're Cabin Crew on Mixed Fleet? I don't believe you for a second.

My figures are take-home and include 100 spending on HOST, which judging by other people's spending downroute, is average to good. They don't include any other deductions other than tax - I haven't spent a penny on uniforms, visas or inoculations as I was already in posession of all of the above.

At the end of the day, we all have our own opinions -mine is that Mixed Fleet pay for Cabin Crew as it currently stands, is too low. We don't make much money up in Duty Free commission because we don't sell much Duty Free on most of the routes we currently operate - and we don't sell anything else on board.

If I had a pound for every time the subject of low pay has come up between crew during the flight, I wouldn't be here warning people to stay away ...

People are applying for Cabin Manager at easyJet for goodness' sake ... now there is nothing wrong with easyJet, but I never imagined the day people would be leaving us for the likes of Virgin, Emirates or easyJet ... it was usually the other way round.

With the way things are at the moment, I can't blame them. Hopefully the pay may increase, but I doubt it.

That's my final word on the matter, as there isn't any need for me to keep repeating the same things - I am not a negative person at heart and I genuinely love flying - but anyone thinking they are going to get paid well for flying for BA - not anymore I'm afraid. You may want to ask yourself why Mixed Fleet has lost people to VS, EK and EZY....
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Old 5th Feb 2011, 17:01   #535 (permalink)
 
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If I had a pound for every time the subject of low pay has come up between crew during the flight, I wouldn't be here warning people to stay away ...
Smell the coffee, I don't really know why you are complaining about the pay....

You applied for the job after presumably reading the advertisement which states the pay, went to the interview where again the pay is spoken of, read and signed a contract with the offer of pay enclosed. It's not like the amount you get paid has just been sprung on you after you joined. Or am I wrong?

I think you need to wake up... and smell the coffee!!

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Old 7th Feb 2011, 15:47   #536 (permalink)
 
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presumably you too read the advert for ba CSM where pay, terms and conditions were clearly stated.....however a few posts back you were asking for info. regarding average take home pay for that role.To me that would imply that you don't really know how much you are going to take home even though it was CLEARLY stated on the ad.
Smell the coffee is obviously very dissappointed with his take home pay......maybe he is not achieving what was promised,working on an allowance system where pay is determined by a bidding system that may not always work in your favour, can make take home pay vary by an amazing amount.
Hypocrite comes to mind
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 18:02   #537 (permalink)
 
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Bit off the current topic, more application process.

Do they ask for references at any point? I haven't needed to supply any during application so just wondered if it's another pointless company practice of assess, interview, like you then get references that say otherwise. Not saying that's the case with myself, but just curious, that's all!
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 18:29   #538 (permalink)


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kdhurst380, BA send an email with a link to add your reference information after your AD invitation. They have to be completed online before your AD.
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 18:41   #539 (permalink)
 
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We usually ask for references at the interview stage. We will also be looking for any gaps to be accounted for (usually for the last 5 years).

IF you are successful at our Assessment Day, references will then be contacted. No point doing it before this time as you might be unsuccessful and it would be a waste of time and resource.

Good luck.
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 18:47   #540 (permalink)
 
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A different perspective! makes sense.

Thank you for clarifying.
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