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NATS interview process

Old 17th Jul 2008, 19:08
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Unlucky Craig, imagine how psyched you're gonna be next year though!
Best of luck and with all due respect I hope the year passes quickly for you

See you around!
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Old 17th Jul 2008, 21:08
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Cheers Fretwanger, only 11 months and 3 weeks to go
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Old 18th Jul 2008, 08:15
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lafouine

seriously, it kepy asking me if I liked spending time with people, I kept putting it down as the least like me, not that I am a social retard or anything, just wasn't a priority. Then I ended up saying I trust no one - I don't think it's a rejection letter I need to expect I think it's the men in the white coats who'll be worried about speaking to me because I take offence at anything. Oh and I ended up saying I hate routine, but I like numbers....at least I'll get an abacus in my padded cell - but no regularity :-(
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Old 18th Jul 2008, 08:32
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Unlucky Craig, I reckon there's a few of us on here who should arrange a "NATS Rejection Drink Up"
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Old 18th Jul 2008, 09:20
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Any excuse
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Old 18th Jul 2008, 10:21
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Too right Fret!!!
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Old 18th Jul 2008, 11:20
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Oooooh

Can I come? Just to show I am sociable really, despite that evil personality test.

Or are girls not allowed?

I can act all manly and drink beer if you like, but you will have to peel me up off the floor.

Grrrr
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Old 18th Jul 2008, 11:35
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As long as you do manly things like play snooker and drink bitter you'll be fine, oh and you have to know the offside rule - much like that Yorkie advert from a little while ago.

Did you pass the personality test Ezy?
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Old 18th Jul 2008, 11:41
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Haven't heard back yet :-(

They're probably on their way to get me as we speak - either that or they're too scared to send the rejection email incase I get too upset and try kill myself or something.

Will let you know as soon as I know.

I do (roughly) know the offside rule. I don't drink bitter and have no idea how to play snooker. But I can talk dirty, which usually gets me by :-)

Ezy
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Old 18th Jul 2008, 11:47
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Given the large geographical area of people's locations, any suggestions for a fairly central drinking location?

I think we should open this up to a big NATS drink up; existing controllers, guys and gals going through selection and us guys and gals who still wanna feel part of the team whilst we wait 12 months to apply again

Anyone up for it? Ezy, more than welcome...I'll bring the shovel
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Old 18th Jul 2008, 11:56
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Count me in!

Sorry Ezy, no snooks no entry dont care whether you have a gammy mouth or not :P although i get the feeling i am now going to be mobbed

nah seriously good luck and you're always welcome to any get together from me anyway.
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Old 18th Jul 2008, 17:01
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Cheers all,

Does anyone know where I can get a practice book like the one they gave out at the exam, in particular, diagramming and those cubes???

It would appear that those let me down this time!!
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Old 18th Jul 2008, 20:05
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Ezy,

I do (roughly) know the offside rule. I don't drink bitter and have no idea how to play snooker. But I can talk dirty, which usually gets me by :-)
I was going to reply to that, but I'd only get into trouble!
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Old 18th Jul 2008, 20:19
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*looks confused* as always
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Old 18th Jul 2008, 20:21
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I didn't think that an interveiwer with the integrity and morals that you have would be persuaded by something like that Gonzo.....
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Old 18th Jul 2008, 20:30
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I'm not saying it would work, but hypothetically speaking it is an interesting interview technique!!!
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Old 18th Jul 2008, 20:40
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Right....so who was it who wanted to know how to pass their stage 3 interveiws?!!

Read a little into Gonzo's previous post and I think we may have found the answer....When were you interviewing again Gonzo?!!
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Old 18th Jul 2008, 20:49
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Couldn't possibly comment.......
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Old 19th Jul 2008, 08:38
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...I really have missed something here haven't I?
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Old 19th Jul 2008, 10:09
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Yes. Yes you have.
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