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Old 12th Mar 2005, 21:07
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Congratulations RollzRoyce!

Thats fantastic news Now you have a bit of a wait til it all starts. I was busting to start from the moment I got the call till the first day at training... and I only had to wait 3 days! Enough about me. Do you have a uniform fitting a couple of days before too?

Anywhoo... good luck. Tell us all about it!


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Old 12th Mar 2005, 21:51
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Hey there TSSOV!!!!!

I know the waiting is going to drag but I am more than happy to wait. I can make alternative arrangements for other commitments this way....so I guess its kind of worked out for me!

It's really funny, because at nights I can't go to sleep from my excitement! You probably know what I am going through!

I have to go to QCCD for my uniform fitting and Security photos the week before my training. Really excited!!!!

Thanks for your support!

Take Care

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Old 13th Mar 2005, 15:05
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Hey Rollz!

I don't know if you get a choice like we did in regards to the wheelie bag, but just a tip, if you do get the choice, choose the international size as i was the only stupid one in the group who chose the domestic size bag because we were domestic crew, not a stupid way of thinking right? (this is without seeing the actual bags). However, when we got them, the domestic size wheelie bag was way to small and the handle not long enough. Now i'm 6ft and i could barely fit a pair of shoes, t-shirt and shorts in there, so i have recently been able to swap it over and it is a lot better! so make sure you get the international size if you get the choice. I know the groundschool that came through after us automatically all got given the domestic size.
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Old 14th Mar 2005, 01:31
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Congrats Rollz! Have fun!
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Old 14th Mar 2005, 09:59
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Thanks SkySista!

Oz! Thanks for your advice. I've seen those domestic wheelie bags. I dont think I could fit a thing in that! I will definately go for the International one. From what I remember the casuals here got to choose the one they want! But iut may have changed! (I hope not)

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Old 21st Mar 2005, 01:17
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Qantas Panel Interviews

Hi all.

Has anyone any news of whats going on at the moment since their panel interview in Perth ?

I havent heard from Qantas for over a month.

It is a painfully slow process.........
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Old 21st Mar 2005, 05:00
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Hi Suelle
Well i had my panel interview in jan in brissie, and then i got an email saying i was through that and they would be contacting my references. that was on the 2nd of feb. However they did say it could be at least 4 weeks, so i am hoping to hear something soon!
Have they contacted your references yet? They only took about 2 or 3 weeks to do that for me.
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Old 9th Apr 2005, 03:27
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Hi!!!

As i am aware, like probably everyone, casual and full time (if it happens) won't happen until the next financial year, but have any casuals at all received any notification as to the outcome of their interviews completed a couple of months ago, ie shortlist etc? Had heard some casuals from SYD had received "no thanks" letters?

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Old 9th Apr 2005, 04:02
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Oz!

I think Anygivensunday99 (I think thatís his/her nick) was given a start date this month. Not sure if it is the class on the 18th though. I think he/she was re-interviewed in January.

But hold on... Just reading over you post ....I think you are actually referring to the casuals already employed by MAM...who have applied for the permanent position...Sorry

Can't comment on that topic.

I received my Qantas uniform yesterday...Its SO HOT!! Did a fashion parade to my whole family. I really like the Menís uniform. They gave me so many items of clothing that I had to clear out a lot of clothes from my wardrobe. The luggage is cool too. Go the crock leather!!

Oz, they automatically gave me the International size wheelie bag without me even having to ask for it...So I was lucky!...luvn it!

Not sure if I should turn up to day one of training with my uniform though, as we were told to wear business attire.

What do you all think? Uniform or just business attire on day one?

Thanks,

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Old 10th Apr 2005, 00:15
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Hi Rollz,

Just wear the busines attire. Most training schools get given a date to start wearing the uniform once everyone has one.

Good luck with everything, you'll have a great time. Always remember it is what you make of it. So stay positive, enjoy, and never forget how and why you got there.

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Old 10th Apr 2005, 04:30
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Next MAM recruitment?

Congratulations to you RollzRoyce! Have fun! It's good to read from others that the hours for MAM casuals are quite good and consistent.

Does anyone know if MAM are going to be recruiting again? I just registered yesterday.

Any news would be appreciated even if it's for a language speaker recruitment drive.

Thanks
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Old 10th Apr 2005, 05:38
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Congrats Rollz! About time

Have a blast, won't you!

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Old 10th Apr 2005, 09:25
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Finally!

Hi Guys!!!

Thanks for your advice and kind wishes!!!

There is 13 hours and 15 minutes left for my training to commence!!! I canít wait. I just want to thank everyone here for there support during my waiting period!!...and for all the advice I have received!

I will definitely wear Business Attire tomorrow! I went shopping today and bought a nice folder to put all my notes in etc..

I also gave my car a well deserved WASH... Itís sparkling! I think I am going to have an early one tonight....Not sure if I would be able to sleep though.

I am looking forward to meeting some fantastic people (hopefully) in this training class. I will keep you all updated throughout my training on whatís happening.

Just like to wish everyone all the best!!

Rollz
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Old 11th Apr 2005, 08:17
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congratulations rollz, its been so exciting following your progress! i always have abig smile on my face when i read your posts...

someone:
do you *really* need a drivers license to apply for a MAM spot?
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Training

DAY 1

Well what a day it has been!!!! I am exhausted already and this is only day one INTRODUCTION!

Rocked up at 8:30 at the Qantas building and mingled with the other trainees, until we were called to go up to our class.

We have two great trainers. One lady one male! Absolutely fantastic people.

Went through the class introduced ourselves. Again a great bunch of people. About 16 of us and half of them a female and the other half male. So it worked out well. Its a young group so that also makes it fun! The class consists of many people who were on the fixed term contract for the December period. So lots of previous EP's experience in the class.

New destinations that we will be flying to will include Mumbai, Tokyo and Manila in the near future. Although I think flights to Manila have already commenced with Short Haul.

Had a coffee break!

Then a session where we did a group quiz based on Qantas and its history. Our group and another came equal FIRST!!! Viewed a few presentations on Qantas and its products...Very interesting!

Then we went to get issued our ASIC (I.D) Cards! Felt so proud (I wish that each and everyone of you can experience that feeling one day...for those who are still waiting HANG IN THERE!!!...Your day will also come)

Then went over grooming and presentation and did another activity based on this.

And that concludes day 1. Tomorrow we go over the lifestyle of a flight attendant etc.. We start EP's on Wednesday...We are going to get slaughtered...but I am looking forward to it.

Catch you all soon!

Rollz

P.S. k-lo glad that I can make you smile!!!

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Old 11th Apr 2005, 22:26
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*insert squealing noise here*
omg rollz thats so cool!!!! i can only imagine the permanant smile plastered all over your face! Congrats congrats congrats!

hands up..... whos just a little bit jealous???
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Old 12th Apr 2005, 02:30
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rollsroyce,

congratulations on your new job.

As an international FA I find it interesting to hear from your report that the domestics will be taking more of our flying by operating to Mumbai and Narita.

Given that the 743 currently operates SYD-BOM and SYD-NRT I'd be very interested to hear how that will be achieved.

I'd appreciate any advice on the above.

Cheers,

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Old 12th Apr 2005, 05:21
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hi rollzRoyce,

congrats!

just make sure you eat properly and don't drink too much during EP's. I dont want to sound like your mum but you will handle it alot better if you have all your wits about you. Just remember that the instructors are your friends and don't want you to fail so if you need help just ask them.

enjoy it as it does get easier!

Jettlager,

the Perth s/h crew will be doing Narita, HongKong and Singapore out of Perth next roster on the airbus. i don't know whether they could do the same out of Sydney.

cheers,
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Old 12th Apr 2005, 06:04
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j/lagger etc dont know if this helps but,have been told by union rep that next sh eba is not 3 hrs of eastern standard time but proposed to be 5 hrs to allow more ports..cheers gigs
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gigs,

thanks for the info.

I'm interested in hearing how your and your other shorthaul collegues feel about the fact that at each EBA you FAAA representatives undercut and undermine the longhaul division's traditional INTERNATIONAL flying.

Our conditions are under attack from management and yet it could be argued that the MOST damage done to us is done by the shorthaul division.

We don't understand the ethics of it. Is self interest at the expense of others the norm and considered without shame at shorthaul?

Jettlager

P.S. What was that band payment thing all about?
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