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Generic Interview & Recruitment Questions II

Old 5th Sep 2006, 07:40
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Just wondering if having diabetes has ever caused problems when it comes time to have the medical. I'm applying for Cabin Crew and would be gutted to discover that this could be a negative for me...
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Old 5th Sep 2006, 07:46
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Hey dont know exactly..... however a girl i work with has epilepsy and doesnt hide it, i doubt it as long as you have a history of managing it responsibly!

All the best!!!
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Old 5th Sep 2006, 16:22
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In the UK it isn't a problem. Where I work, there is at least 1 cc member who is diabetic and he carries a glucose substance called Glucojel (used to be called Hypostop).

When this particular crew member feels the effects of depleted blood sugar he squeezes a tube of the glucose substance into his mouth and is usually back to normal within a couple of minutes.

Of course, NZ may have differeing rules to the UK
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Old 6th Sep 2006, 07:36
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NZ Girl,

Are you insulin dependent?
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Old 6th Sep 2006, 08:14
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Yep, I'm Insulin dependent, so understand the ins and outs of my condition, but so far I can't find any info on being c/c with the condition. I have a c/c interview day to attend this month, and i have spoken with the c/c supervisor, and she is unaware of it being an issue... but i don't want to find out later that it's an issue
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Old 6th Sep 2006, 08:31
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Hey there-

Who si your interview with??
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Old 6th Sep 2006, 08:34
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Its with Pac Blue
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Old 6th Sep 2006, 08:38
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Awesome... my partner will be attending that interview also! I didnt get an invite, im not 100% why as i fly at the moment but perhaps its due to having already flown. I do know now that pac blue have settled into the market they prefer to ahve newbies who they can mould in their special way

I think you should be ok, all the best hey!

There is a doctor in remuera who specialises in aviation medicals, maybe you could give him a call and ask what his opinion would be.. but if the base manager has said it seems ok you should be ok!
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Old 13th Aug 2007, 12:10
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Old 15th Aug 2007, 10:06
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Thumbs up Looking for advice from any helpful souls out there :-)

Hi everyone

I've just registered on this so I'm as green as grass

I'm really interested in becoming cc but I have a condition in my right leg which basically means that I have too many veins in my right knee. My knee just looks bruised though it doesn't inhibit me at all and never has done but I'm wondering if this will have any effect on me becoming successful as cc. Any advice would ease my mind.

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Old 15th Aug 2007, 15:10
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I can't see why it would.

As long as you are physically fit and it doesn't affect your ability to perform your duties.

You might have to wear trousers of cover it up depending on the severity, but I doubt any thing otherwise.

Try posting on your airline of choice's recruitment thread, maybe they can tell you more, but surely if it is just cosmetic they can't refuse to employ you because of it.

Good luck
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Old 15th Aug 2007, 20:33
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driving licence??

Hi I would love to be cabin crew but have noticed that a lot of companies want a clean driving licence.I have points for speeding
I have lots of customer service experience but I am put of from applying because I dont want to get turned down because of this.
Any ideas would be great
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Old 15th Aug 2007, 22:27
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As far as i am concerned what you need to have clear is the criminal record. So I will say go for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 15th Aug 2007, 23:42
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Apply, it is not a problem providing it is not drink driving or something involving a ban. Speeding / minor offences involving points are no problem, but make sure you reveal them all if requested. Apply today.
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Old 16th Aug 2007, 15:12
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too many veins!

I d just ask my gp you know, but sounds like if you ve got too many veins that the blood could circulate easier up there at 28000ft. Use it to your advantage, tell the people at interview!! Good luck!
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Old 16th Aug 2007, 15:14
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Apply mate! Te companies just wanna make sure you haven't committed a serious crime. A couple of points for speeding isn't gonna harm you, but be honest and tell them, but at interview not on the application form. Then they'll say say no worries.
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Old 16th Aug 2007, 16:37
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Depends on which airline you work for! Flying for BA is different to flying for FCA or FR!!!! I'm CC and just started trying to build my hours towards getting my PPL. The only problem I have found is I am quite tired on my days off after flying, and I really really enjoy the job, so my PPL isnt as urgent as it once was!
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Old 16th Aug 2007, 17:22
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I have been cabin crew for 4 years! and simply unless you have a heap of cash stored away! or you get sponsored, its tough as nuts!

My parents are even willing to put there house on the line to Guarantee the loan, but still that isn't good enough!

Apply to CTC wings, thats anybodies best bed! or do what some people do! fiddle around on 0% credit cards!
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Old 17th Aug 2007, 07:43
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Some years ago a friend of mine achieved his ambition of becoming a pilot (eventually flying for the then GO) but he had to re-mortage his house big time to do so. It paid off financially for him in the long run but he was in debt for years.
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Old 24th Aug 2007, 20:40
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Talking Make-Up & Hair

Hi guys!

This is my first post!

Ever since my first flight of being 12 years old, which is now 11 years ago, I have dreamt of being a flight attendant...but that's another story!

I have a few questions. I am only 5'2 tall exactly - if not even a tiny tiny dot below. Will I lose all chances of achieving my dream, or does it count the fact when you put on high heels, I'd grow to 5'4?

Also, are you allowed to have your hair down? I have heard different places you aren't allowed longish hair and wearing it down. I have no problems wearing it up - only curious.

That's it for now
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