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Old 17th Sep 2018, 04:34
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Obviously youíre not command material if you canít steer the conversation gently in the direction of best superannuation schemes or where the best fishing spots are near his holiday apartment in Hervey Bay
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Old 17th Sep 2018, 04:54
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Obviously youíre not command material if you canít steer the conversation gently in the direction of best superannuation schemes or where the best fishing spots are near his holiday apartment in Hervey Bay
Neither are you (tounge in cheek) as your comment is not gender neutral.
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 03:12
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Originally Posted by Flyboy1987 View Post


As someone who never made the cut, and most likely never will with qf, itís upsetting to hear these types of stories.
What do you mean you most likely never will make the cut? Of course you will! If you really want the job, have a think about where you can improve, prepare well and have another crack. Never give up.
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 07:06
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If you really want the job, have a think about where you can improve, prepare well and have another crack. Never give up.
Have a sex change perhaps? Will drastically improve your chances.
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 07:26
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Originally Posted by jetlikespeeds View Post


Have a sex change perhaps? Will drastically improve your chances.
I had a look last year at the recruitment numbers, the proportion of females employed was only a couple of percentage points away from the CPL/ATPLís issued to women in the last decade. Maybe itís not as disproportionate as commonly claimed.
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 09:54
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Originally Posted by jetlikespeeds View Post


Have a sex change perhaps? Will drastically improve your chances.
Thought about it, but canít afford that and my whole wardrobe upgrade.
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 23:26
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Originally Posted by dr dre View Post


I had a look last year at the recruitment numbers, the proportion of females employed was only a couple of percentage points away from the CPL/ATPLís issued to women in the last decade. Maybe itís not as disproportionate as commonly claimed.
if youíve done the research, then Iím sure youíll be happy to post the data here, or at least links to the data.
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 04:24
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Well, if women earned 10% of rhe CPLs but got 12% of the QF jobs that demonstrates a 20% hiring bias in their favour.

There may be other factors at work than mere gender however; it’s not hard to imagine that having to jump hurdles to break into this career may help develop the kinds of traits that test well in interviews.
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 06:42
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Originally Posted by TimmyTee View Post


if youíve done the research, then Iím sure youíll be happy to post the data here, or at least links to the data.
http://www.australianindustrystandar...killsStudy.pdf

Page 93.

Originally Posted by Australopithecus View Post
Well, if women earned 10% of rhe CPLs but got 12% of the QF jobs that demonstrates a 20% hiring bias in their favour.

There may be other factors at work than mere gender however; itís not hard to imagine that having to jump hurdles to break into this career may help develop the kinds of traits that test well in interviews.
Women may also be more attracted to airline flying over other types of aviation, like rotary, for various reasons.

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Old 21st Sep 2018, 10:57
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Hi guys and gals,

Regarding this new and improved Qantas recruitment process, is it normal to take more than 3 months since interview, sim and medical and still yet to receive an outcome?

I have tried contacting them and they are always too busy to give me a straight answer. Each month I have been told of executive review then an outcome, but that has been a few months ago. Is this normal? Other airlines seem to get back to you a few days after assessments with result, but not at QF.
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Old 21st Sep 2018, 11:13
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Thatís unprofessional and a blight on the organisation
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Old 21st Sep 2018, 11:59
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HS: Anecdotally, and compared to any pilot/union negotiation (or even discussion) with QF, what you have described is the rolled gold, red carpet fast track experience. No mere employee would expect the fawning you have just outlined. I’ve spent longer on hold to get an update on a pattern change! You must have slept with the CEO to get treatment like that!
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Old 21st Sep 2018, 23:37
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Originally Posted by Hold_Short View Post
Hi guys and gals,

Regarding this new and improved Qantas recruitment process, is it normal to take more than 3 months since interview, sim and medical and still yet to receive an outcome?

I have tried contacting them and they are always too busy to give me a straight answer. Each month I have been told of executive review then an outcome, but that has been a few months ago. Is this normal? Other airlines seem to get back to you a few days after assessments with result, but not at QF.
Thatís pretty much whatís going to happen to you after you get hired, too. The pay deposit always happens on time though.
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 01:21
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Have heard that the planned pilot intake is being increased from 12 to 16 every four weeks - the additional four will be going to the A330.
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 02:50
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The latest hold file update indicated theyíre only taking 6 per course at the moment.
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 08:45
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Originally Posted by V24 View Post
The latest hold file update indicated theyíre only taking 6 per course at the moment.
Yep. Courses increasing to 12-16... perhaps as soon as October course in four weeks.
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 12:02
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Yep. Courses increasing to 12-16... perhaps as soon as October course in four weeks.
Maybe just maybe the penny has dropped about the massive hole these morons are in. They have to start training on the 787 about February for the Sydney based 787s starting in October, if they canít entice the 747 crews to change to the 787 they need to get massive more numbers on the 330 and 737 to release for the 787. Then they still have the RIN problem off the 747 they have just started to break the agreement by assigning 747 crews leave without following the correct protocol.
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 23:32
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I suspect theyíve known for a while. Just havenít been able to do much about it.

787s 9, 10, 11 due September, October, November next year. The latter two, maybe two and a half I suspect will be in next training year. Of course youíre right that you need to front load the 737 and A330 fleets to permit people to leave those aircraft for the 787 in July next year.

Another NTFS with 10 787 commands and a handful of A330 and 737 commands before the end of the year?
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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 00:52
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I agree they know about it, however I disagree there is not much they can do about it. To fix the problem requires money and engagement , money they have but won’t spend, engagement amongst 747 crews is minimal, you reap what you sow. I am reliably told that the number of pilots on the 737 with a letter of preference to move is in the ninety percent mark, until they address the shortfalls of their contract the revolving door of training on that aircraft will continue for years. In my opinion the novelty of the 787 will soon wear off for those that have moved onto it. Once they have enough aircraft for daily services they will be flying 90 stick every 28 days, where it is doing only 3 a week like MLB/SFO and probably BNE/Chicago the novelty of spending 72/96 hours will also wear thin. Again IMO the light at the end of the tunnel is the train.
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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 10:11
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Once they have enough aircraft for daily services they will be flying 90 stick every 28 days
So flying about 300 hours a year over the legal maximum or do they each get 12 weeks leave a year?
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