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Old 18th Mar 2008, 04:43
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If the job cancelled is your VBRD application, its ok its the same on mine and i still have received emails saying my application is being processed. Dont stress about that, it seems to be the norm. Just wait to hear from them, just remember you have progressed past the recruitment day, think positive thoughts!! Keeping my fingers crossed you hear from them soon. Good luck
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Old 18th Mar 2008, 09:38
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If the jokes happen after "There is a serious side to the flight..." then a safety/hazard form should be completed.
If they would bring in the pre-recorded safety demonstration like they have been saying for years then this wouldn't be continually happening... anyone know whats happening with that? They were flights where the pre-recorded safety demo was actuallying being used for testing but have heard nothing since...
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Old 18th Mar 2008, 10:22
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DJCCguy -

I agree with the after 'there is a serious side to the flight' the remainder of the demo being silly-ness free. Frankly, I would rather the odd joke slipped in than a monotone drill sergeant voice, or worse yet, incessant giggling/laughter from a CS who finds something hillarious - especially when the rest of the cabin has no idea what it is. Granted it can be difficult/a pain when row one try their hardest to lure you into a joke or distract.

That said: Prior to 'serious side to the flight' I think it's an excellent way to gain the attention of passengers if done appropriately (which most of the time it is). Do a bit of a search on 'passive safety briefings' (whereby the attention is requested of pax, and the safety features are pointed out - like you would get if the CS just read the text word for word). The ATSB did a pretty big study in conjunction with Virgin Blue and a number of Australian/Asian airlines, and the results in evac trials using both active and passive safety briefings as well as the different commands used at different airlines - are quite interesting. It does make a difference.

On the business flights its not really appropriate - but if you have the right crowd - I don't see a problem with a little bit of light-heartedness.

We may do four flights a day, many of our passengers would be lucky to do two a year.

Finally, if there is one little gripe I have about safety demonstrations at any airline (and it happens at every airline), its those who don't demonstrate the oxygen mask and life jacket correctly:
The oxygen mask should be held close to your face and the strap be around the back of your head - not 1ft off your nose with the strap above your forehead. And dont yank it so hard that when it drops that in real life the pax will follow your lead and pull them out of the roof. Research following a number of depressurisations show that a number of people follow the demo exactly how its done - tried to use the things holding them like the crew do in the demo - if they hadnt already pulled it out of the socket. The life jacket waist strap should be pulled tight - not pulled an inch and left to dangle around the back of your knees - and dont yank those toggles, memory learning will put you and the pax at risk of doing it with your live one in the cabin prep demo (when you actually need it!).

(Not my imagination there - proper research has been done on it).
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Old 18th Mar 2008, 21:40
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I got an invite for a VRD in first week of April in Sydney for Sydney based CC. Anyone else going?
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Old 19th Mar 2008, 22:59
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JJ_Melbourne. Yeah mine has done that too. Virgin are really good with all this stuff, they would let you know if you dident get through... well I hope. Im going through it all too! My ref's still havent said that they were called, and its day 11 since I got the progresion email. I figure I have waited SO long just to get a look in, I can wait a few more days. Its getting hard though. But hang in there! Fingers crossed for you!!!
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Old 20th Mar 2008, 07:12
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Yes! Will probably see you there on that day!
I'm fully excited! and have also requested for the day off so nothing can come in its way!

By the way, that www.paycheckinvestigators.com sounds reall interesting! I should use them for my current workplace!
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Old 25th Mar 2008, 13:24
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Can someone explain the stages of recruitment, like how long or what happens after the progression email?
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Old 25th Mar 2008, 14:27
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training school

the training school for syd base DJ staff is tentitively booked for the 12th may, this is because they were hoping to hold the training in Sydney as Virgin are undergoing massive expansion of the sydney premises. Unfortunately the site doesn't look like it is going to be ready for the 12th May so they will have to look at alternatives venues such as BNE or MEL.

As you can imagine the recruitment team are inundated at the moment with all the recruiting for Sydney base staff and the recruitment for V OZ, they can be a little slow with getting back to you, but they will definately get back to you eventually.
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Old 26th Mar 2008, 03:43
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Thats great info!
With all this massive expansion, how many crews are they looking for to be based in Sydney for Virgin Blue?
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Old 26th Mar 2008, 11:48
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Talking

Hey Newhere,

I have my medical this week. I received a phone call saying i have progressed to the final stages and to book in for a medical. They have a training school date so hopefully it starts happening from here. Good luck to you, i hope you hear soon! Im so excited!!
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Old 27th Mar 2008, 07:35
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Just a question on the Virgin PA thing,

recently travelled on Virgin and as part of the arrival PA (the welcome to XXX where the local time is ...etc) the cabin Manager started a spiel about who the traditional aboriginal owners of said location were etc etc.

Missed most of it as the seat belt sign was turned off during the speil and all and sundry were more interested in getting out of the seat, thus making it hard to hear the rest.

So, the question, is Virgin replacing humour with history or was it just a one of thing (no wasn't "Sorry" day, quite some many weeks after).
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Old 27th Mar 2008, 11:12
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Its called Acknowledgement of country PA, don't go there... already discussed.
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Old 28th Mar 2008, 07:14
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Hi All!

Just wondering if anyone knows how recruitment is going for brisbane base? I see that they are recruiting again for brissy base but people are on waitlists for the base currently? Is it now common practice for DJ to have people on the wait list to put straight into ground school as per demand?

Thanks heaps and best of luck with the applications!

BG
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Old 30th Mar 2008, 14:12
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s it now common practice for DJ to have people on the wait list to put straight into ground school as per demand?
Always has been as far as I am aware.

I hope CC are sending back the survey from Griffith Uni. Lets see if we can beat the pilots on how "engaged" we are.
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Old 31st Mar 2008, 00:22
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Worried

OK, Now im getting worried now. Virgin have been great keeping in touch with emails, letting me know that they are still waiting ect... but im getting a little worried again... I have the pregression emails to keep me happy, but the waiting is getting hard! Anyone else still waiting, or had to wait about a month before ref checks and med checks?
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Old 31st Mar 2008, 05:57
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matie,
think is normal still waiting myself for same,my vrd was 4 weeks ago aswell
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Old 31st Mar 2008, 08:18
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Old 31st Mar 2008, 12:56
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Waiting... waiting...waiting!

I know waiting can be very stressful but try not to stress too much. You are lucky the process is progressing this quickly for you (and i hope it continues to do so). I attended VRD back in Sept last year. My references were checked withing a few weeks but had been on the waitlist from there ever since. I was only just requested to attend medical a few weeks ago.... now waiting again - hopefully for a start date!
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Old 31st Mar 2008, 23:02
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newhere, thanks. Feel a little better. Mine was 4 weeks ago today. Dont get me wrong, I am SO grateful that I have got this far. I just came back from a holiday in Perth (met my partners family), flew back on Virgin and was all excited to see that it could be me working on that plane one day. Coming back to my office job wasn't the best feeling though. So I was worried that my chances were coming to an end. But I'm all filled with faith again. DoraDreaming... you doing well and being patient, I will hold in there!
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Old 1st Apr 2008, 13:29
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The waiting is over...yay!

After posting that post yesterday about having a long wait I finally got "the phone call" today. I start ground school for BNE base in May. So relieved and very excited. Good luck to everyone else waiting to hear.
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