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Old 3rd Sep 2008, 23:56
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Accommodation

hi everybody.

I will be attending a VRD on 16th Sep. and I guess looking a little ahead if I was to join the team, are there many other crew out there who would need to share some form of accommodation near Sydney airport...?
I would be coming from Vic, and accommodation could be a major worry.

bit of a shame when one has a property here in Vic, but would need to pay rent elsewhere - guess thats part and parcel of wanting to do this type of work.
thanks, and well done to those 'going through'
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 02:24
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Still Waiting

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Old 4th Sep 2008, 02:45
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Don't stress yet... they took almost 3 weeks to call me after having my medical (was 2 days shy of 3 weeks) So hang in there and it looks like everyone that has had the medical has gotten through so take this as a good sign!

Good luck keep us updated how you go...
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 02:55
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Wallyho

I know how you feel, it has been 3 weeks today since i did my medical and i still haven't heard. There are a few of us in the same boat so try not to worry about it. They are just really busy i guess!
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 23:11
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Accommodation & Mel Base

thanks iwannaflyla for the accommodation info.
not knowing at this stage if I will be needing accommodation ind Syd, I'm just putting out feelers to see whats out there.

also, has anybody heard anything from 'within' if V has plans for a crew base in Mel?
it would certainly make it easier for us southerners not having to relocate.
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Old 5th Sep 2008, 07:44
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Got the medical call today guys - going for it early next week!

Bring on gs!
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Old 5th Sep 2008, 07:47
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Well done!

Unreal mattandy - the medical was very routine! Keep us posted
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Old 5th Sep 2008, 08:05
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I got my package today!!

Have not had a chance to have a good read through it but I am excited it is actually official!! Yahhh

Anyone else heard anything today?
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Old 6th Sep 2008, 11:41
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hi guys can anyone shed some light got an invite to a vrd in syd for 17th anyone knw where or what it will be about..
I am also 43 are they taking older
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Old 6th Sep 2008, 12:11
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They usually let you know before hand (about a week) mine was in the city on George street
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Old 7th Sep 2008, 05:59
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I was so nervous about all the conditions, but I've just received my contract and it all looks fine, and is pretty standard - almost identical to Virgin Atlantic, if not better!

I think it is an unrealistic expectation for airlines to continue to operate with cabin crew on the "old" contracts.

I'm looking forward to getting out online, working hard, getting promoted, ensuring the airlines success, and promoting unionisation to ensure that our working conditions improve as the airline grows.

Happy flying everyone! Only three more trips for me!
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Old 7th Sep 2008, 12:42
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ground services

does anyone know what the interview is like for virgin blue in ground services(checkins) i have a friend going to one soon and i need all the info i can get..any help would be appreciated.
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Old 8th Sep 2008, 09:02
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Hi All

Got my medical tomorrow. Final stage to this loooong process.

How are those currently in gs going? whats it like?
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Old 8th Sep 2008, 13:10
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AGE

Hi everyone.

was hoping I didn't have to 'expose' myself like this, but can anybody tell me if there is a cut-off age with f/a recruitment with virgin...?

I was recently (early this year) in a ground school with Team jetstar domestic, but couldn't finish the course due to outside reasons at the time.
Now, having an invite to a VRD shortly - I would hate to fly to Syd, book into a hotel, do the interview - just to be rejected because of age (I'm 55)
Although I've worked in the leisure/fitness industry most of my life, am extremely fit and look much younger than I am (I like to think) I believe virgin has this 'young image' for their crew, and wonder if I would be wasting my time...? heeeeelp...
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Old 8th Sep 2008, 22:20
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Go for it!!

I must say V Australia have been hiring ALL ages (if you read back a few pages there have been cabin crew hired by V who are 50+, 40+, 30+ and 20+) ....So book that flight, have a great day and I'm sure they will love you!

Let us know how you go!
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Old 9th Sep 2008, 00:21
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Def go for it Romondo,

There was actually a law suit filed against VB some time ago for age discrimination so they are really good about accepting all ages now.
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Old 9th Sep 2008, 07:31
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Hey guys,

It all seems to have gone very quiet..... It's been almost 4 weeks since i have done my meds and i still haven't heard anything. I know bobbin74 is at the same stage. Who else has done meds and is waiting for "the call"??
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Old 9th Sep 2008, 07:45
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I am but I only did my today.

Don't forget people get passed through the process at different rates for different reasons.

Hang in there or simply drop them an email. Shows you are enthusiastic at least and not just sitting back.
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Old 9th Sep 2008, 07:52
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I might just wait a few more days and then send them an email. I know people get processed at different rates and that they r busy, i just thought i would hear from them earlier then this. Not to worry, will just wait it out
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Old 9th Sep 2008, 09:10
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still waiting

just wondering how are the people in the Ground School going??? what type of training have you done so far? Does anyone know if u can still get knocked back after you are given a place in the GS? cause i remember them saying something about you could be unsuccessful at any stage?! hmmmm

so neway, i am also still waiting to hear from V.. its been nearly 3-4wks for me also since i did my medical. Guess we will just have to wait a little bit longer sapolski
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