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Old 6th Jun 2017, 12:21
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It has been 6 weeks since a psych interview was conducted and I am yet to hear anything
I wouldn't worry about it mate. I waited about 10 weeks before hearing anything after completing the process last year. My opinion is that if they've invested the money into sending you to do a psych then you're in with a decent chance. Assuming you're not a psychopath. But even then you never know
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 00:58
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Just to add to the uncertainty. Qantas haven't announced/decided where the next 787 route will be, so they can not allocate slots on the later aircraft as they don't know what base the pilots will be in. I'd guess this would effect new hire pilots too as they would probably need to tell you where you are going to be based before offering you the job.
If they were really smart, (which I hear they are not), they might even try to hire guys resident in certain cities to the base they live in. ie. if you live in Perth you might be more likely to get a 787 PER base position. This is just a guess though, but it could lead to further delays while we wait to find out where it will fly to/from.
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 01:55
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How times have changed.Greater than 40 years ago following initial correspondence with QF I was given a file number. I contacted them 9 years later with AirForce time under belt and was given in quick succession flight tests and two interviews. Interviews with MANAGEMENT CAPTAINS which could only be described as open, welcoming and friendly.Final question from panel chair "Do you have any requests?" Yes I answered "can you give me as much notice as possible?" Chair rang me next day and said I had a job, just let us know the earliest you can leave the RAAF.
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 02:49
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I'd guess this would effect new hire pilots too as they would probably need to tell you where you are going to be based before offering you the job.
None of the guys with start dates up until the end of the year have been issued a basing yet. I don't believe that happens until just before you start when the contract is sent out.
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 03:18
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Fair enough, I stand corrected.
Might be a bit tough for guys allocated to PER at the last minute with no staff travel for 6 months.
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 07:16
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Although you may have a preference would you really turn down the in just because it is not where you want?
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 08:09
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Originally Posted by Beer Baron
Fair enough, I stand corrected.
Might be a bit tough for guys allocated to PER at the last minute with no staff travel for 6 months.
6 months from start date or checkout? Need to operate to check out may take a little longer than usual? Would they be based syd until checkout? Or OOB allowances etc may come into play
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 12:32
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Originally Posted by Beer Baron
Fair enough, I stand corrected.
Might be a bit tough for guys allocated to PER at the last minute with no staff travel for 6 months.
Typical east-coast-centric comment.
Not everyone is from the east coast. There are plenty of guys from all over the country who relocated to the east coast when they got the job and survived without staff travel for the first six months.
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 04:16
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Originally Posted by Fonz121
There are a fair few on the hold file too so I hope start dates are given for those before further recruitment proceeds.
My understanding of the 'hold' file is that you have no guarantees at all. If they find someone they like more, they'll take them, and you could remain on hold forever.
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 04:20
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Originally Posted by maggot
"Yeah i'll be gone by 60"
I'm working on 63.5.

The US visa will be my cutoff point. I have no intention of going through that rubbish again.

Three of my friends are planning on going very soon. One is a little over 60, whilst the other two will be on their 60th.

As far as I know, nobody is giving the company any warning.
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 05:08
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Typical east-coast-centric comment.
Not everyone is from the east coast.
News flash buddy, 80% of the population live on the east coast and it is well known that commuting to PER is a tougher gig than on the east side. It's even proving tough to get enough bidders for the 737 PER F/O spots.
And yeah, I know not everyone lives on the east coast, that's why my previous post specifically mentioned guys who live in Perth ideally getting a base where they live.
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 05:29
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Originally Posted by Beer Baron
News flash buddy, 80% of the population live on the east coast and it is well known that commuting to PER is a tougher gig than on the east side. It's even proving tough to get enough bidders for the 737 PER F/O spots.
And yeah, I know not everyone lives on the east coast, that's why my previous post specifically mentioned guys who live in Perth ideally getting a base where they live.
You're right, 80% of the population lives one the east and LET'S KEEP IT THAT WAY! You can have your funnel web spiders and your toll roads, we'll enjoy our sunsets over the Indian Ocean and our 23.5 hours a day of no rush hour traffic.

You're also right about the tyranny of distance with commuting to/from Perth. OK for long haul but that's about it (though I do one guy who commuted AKL PER for an 100 gig!).
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 05:51
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Originally Posted by mrdeux
I'm working on 63.5.

The US visa will be my cutoff point. I have no intention of going through that rubbish again.

Three of my friends are planning on going very soon. One is a little over 60, whilst the other two will be on their 60th.

As far as I know, nobody is giving the company any warning.
Correct and agree, but also the medicals every 6 months plus stress ECGs basically every 12 months. A pain in the backside.
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 06:16
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A pain in the backside
I could live with that. But probably not a pain in the heart!
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 06:25
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Originally Posted by maggot
6 months from start date or checkout? Need to operate to check out may take a little longer than usual? Would they be based syd until checkout? Or OOB allowances etc may come into play
Start date for JQ. Imagine QF is the same?
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 08:08
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Yeah it's start date.
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 11:13
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but looks like a guy who started a week ago just got awarded an F/O 737 Perth spot. Is that a record? Start date next roster too so won't even pick up an A330 manual, haha
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 13:59
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And newish recruits with an a380 so transfer
Very niiice
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Old 8th Jun 2017, 14:25
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14 A380 S/O slots to those who have joined since August last year. I think a half dozen to the 744 too.
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Old 17th Jun 2017, 03:20
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Originally Posted by Tankengine
The reasons are irrelevant.

The fact is that not everyone has the same idea of an ideal life or career and some Jetstar Captains may wish to take advantage of the MOU.

So how many of those JQ guys went over to the 737 and A380?
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