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Old 19th Oct 2018, 20:17
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Originally Posted by Keg


Looking to do your PhD?

Is it Captain Dr Australopithecus or Dr Captain?
Field Marshall Doctor Captain DaDa, if you please. Good enough for Idi Amin, good enough for me.
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Old 20th Oct 2018, 01:42
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Many of us have been waiting a month plus for the executive board review. Can anyone shed any light on if they get through all candidates in every sitting or there tends to be an overflow, thus delaying the process much further for the people who weren't reviewed? Cheers
 
Old 22nd Oct 2018, 03:24
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I haven’t heard of any externals who interviewed from August this year and have a result yet. Those that completed the medical etc that is.
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Old 22nd Oct 2018, 03:39
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I haven’t heard of any externals who interviewed from August this year and have a result yet. Those that completed the medical etc that is.
Vast majority of July internals and externals are still waiting to hear post medical etc. Some of both have heard, but the majority are waiting still.
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Old 22nd Oct 2018, 11:01
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Hi Keg, any idea why more than a few internals, all with well over 2 years at the group, and now being asked to do Sim assessments after being told they would not have to (and getting beyond the medical in the process)?
Why put decent girls and guys through this insanely stressful chook raffle?
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Old 22nd Oct 2018, 11:43
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Originally Posted by TimmyTee
Why put decent girls and guys through this insanely stressful chook raffle?
Big assumption that this mob of basket weaving experts of the rainbow persuasion would even be competent enough to run a Chook Raffle !
Hence the slow motion train wreck that is presently balling up .
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Old 24th Oct 2018, 19:32
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How long did they tell you to expect on the hold file POR777?
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Old 24th Oct 2018, 22:02
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How long did they tell you to expect on the hold file POR777?
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Old 25th Oct 2018, 10:20
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12-18 months as expected
 
Old 25th Oct 2018, 13:12
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Things must have really slowed down. I was on the hold file for 24hrs mid last year
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Old 25th Oct 2018, 20:34
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Originally Posted by A320 Flyer
Things must have really slowed down. I was on the hold file for 24hrs mid last year
Were you an external applicant? They tend to give people outside the group priority.
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Old 25th Oct 2018, 22:34
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Internal applicant
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 00:46
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A few ‘yes’ emails gone out in the last week for the hold file, anyone received a ‘no’ yet after completing everything??
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 15:18
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Here is my advice from someone who has been through the process.

If you have been successful in getting an interview, you would have to be nuts not to do interview coaching (FDS/Pinstripe).

This is really a once in a lifetime shot at a decent job. Pay the $500 and come prepared. You would be shocked about how many people on my interview day (~25 people) didn't use it!

It's called 'playing the game'. Good luck all.
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Old 31st Oct 2018, 18:43
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Can I get a "sim coach" for the six month checks too?
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Old 1st Nov 2018, 03:12
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Yes you can pilotchute

I also highly recommend it, particularly if you suffer from simitis or performance anxiety.

We we all want to learn as much as we can, perform as well as we can and achieve the highest standard we are capable of.

We owe it to our passengers down the back, especially our cabin crew.
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Old 3rd Nov 2018, 23:11
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For a quick figure go with 6.5 (8-week) Bid periods per year @ 165 - 175hrs per BP and you'll get a starting figure. There'll be allowances and some overtime on top of that when you're away and the trip length will vary from 3-5 (USA/Asia) to about 10 days away (LHR) depending upon fleet and base.
Haven't been an junior S/O for quite a while so can't offer much on lifestyle other than to say I don't hear too many complaints.
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Old 4th Nov 2018, 04:07
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This post from a couple of years ago talks 787 rates. Ironically it was addressed at your handle Hawk circle though it appears you may have erased previous posts? Add 3% for 1 Jul 18 pay rises.

Trip length varies widely between fleet and even within the fleet depending on the base.
SYD A380 S/Os can do 10 day LHR trips, 5-6 day DFW trips, 4 day LAX trips.
SYD A330 S/Os generally do 3-6 day trips. BNE A330 S/Os mostly 3 day trips but can do the 6 dayers.
SYD 744 S/Os mostly 4-5 days as they’re mostly out and back. A handful of 3 dayers too.
I’ve not researched the 787 S/O rosters.

Commuting to your base seems to be the biggest biggest gripe among S/Os.
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Old 5th Nov 2018, 04:17
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Current 787 Bases are MEL, BNE, PER with SYD the hot tip to be next announced shortly
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Old 6th Nov 2018, 13:02
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Is there any Perth based 787 SOs that commute from the East coast? Just wondering whether it's realistic.
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