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Old 2nd Jan 2006, 00:03
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Jetstar Recruitment-MEL

I have received an email for a seminar this Friday the 6th of Jan.

Just a couple of questions?? (for any jetstar crew)

1.. What is the first year pay base wage
2.. What would be a very avrage fortnight salary
3.. How many overnights a month ??
4..Would you always need to drive one day for signe on to Avalon and thenTullamarine airport, Or do you always work from one airport??
It would be a problem driving one day to Avalon next to Tullamarine etc??
5.. What options do you have for promotion eg on board manager. Do these come around ofton or you have to wait for 50 years??

Please Please help me so I can make a well informed decission??

Many thanks In advance !!
PS any other people going for the interview???
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Re: Jetstar Recruitment-MEL

Hey Jettart,

Whilst you are waiting for a reply why not try looking at the following link - heaps of info and you can check out their agreement with pay scales and loadings etc

http://www.faaadomestic.org.au/domestic/jetstar.htm

Don't think they do overnights

Good luck with the interview there are plenty of tips on another website which I'll pm you if I can work it out..

WA
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Re: Jetstar Recruitment-MEL

Hi,

I also received this email and have requested an afternoon interview?

Lizzie xx
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Re: Jetstar Recruitment-MEL

First year base wage is around the $36K mark + overtime, etc. No penalty rates, as they are built into the salary.
Average fortnight salary, after tax without overtime, is just on $1200.
No overnights - at all. Except for once per year in Brisbane for Emergency Procedures refresher.
Yes - JQ are after dual basing in Melbourne also (just like in QLD). Creates increased wear and tear on car (depending on your location and proximity between Tulla and Avalon), plus petrol expenses, etc.
Promotion to CM based on merit, with at least 12 months flying experience at JQ or at another airline. Upgrades occur at least once a year, sometimes more, depending on the level of expansion and attrition within the base.
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Re: Jetstar Recruitment-MEL

Hi Jettart

I have also been invited to the seminar on Friday, still waiting to hear if it is the morning or afternoon session.

I tried doing a search for Jetstar information, however the search engine does not appear to be working. Not sure what the story is there.

Good luck, feel free to message me if you want to chat

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Re: Jetstar Recruitment-MEL

Go to www.cabincrew.com, Chat Forum, Oz Forum. At least 100 odd pages about JQ recruitment and seminar info.
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Re: Jetstar Recruitment-MEL

hey guys, I have worked for jetstar for 8 months now.

Good luck with the interview! I know its really nerve wracking, but try to relax and SMILE!! appear friendly and talk to people as you are waiting. Make sure you are really well groomed, as at my interview they had one of the current cabin crew 'undercover' in the waiting area checking everyones grooming.

Mr Seatback has answered all your initial questions I think, but if you want to ask anything else, send me a message!!

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Re: Jetstar Recruitment-MEL

I am in the 1430 group. Anyone else?
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Re: Jetstar Recruitment-MEL

Hi Guys,

Just got back from the 1630 session. All went ok, i guess you can never know with these things. They are looking for 25 people to start in the Melbourne Ground School on the 20th of February, in addition they also want people on the shortlist for future courses coming up.

I'll keep you all posted... Good luck to the others..
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Re: Jetstar Recruitment-MEL

Expect to nudge the 50 grand mark per year as far as pay is concerned. There's plenty of scope to do better if you put in the effort.
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Re: Jetstar Recruitment-MEL

The Melbourne recruitment is mainly focused on setting up the AVV PER flights as current crew won't be forced (yet) to operate out of both bases (eg OOL BNE). Currently all flights in/out AVV are covered by CC in other bases, no-one actually signs on at AVV, but, of course having crew based at AVV will enable the company more flexibility with ETD/ETA times in the future.
I have no doubt that [at the recruitment sessions] they'll inform prospective flighties that the job will require crew to be able to sign on at either base.
There will probably be the ability to lodge a preference when rostering is sorted but that will depend on demand.
At least it'll be a good run to the terminal and parking is easy. (Shame about the flies and smell of the rice paddies he he)!
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Re: Jetstar Recruitment-MEL

Actually they did mention at the seminar that Cabin Crew employed now will be working as part of the Melbourne "Dual Base", which means they will have to operate out of Avalone and Tullamarine. I guess it's something to think about as the distance to Avalone for some is significant, and creates more expenses.
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Re: Jetstar Recruitment-MEL

A memo has been issued by management that enables current crew to elect Dual base or Tulla only. For those living close by Tulla I can't imagine they'd want to drive to Avalon, but of course many would enjoy the ability to have more varied flying (PER return! no thanks).
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Re: Jetstar Recruitment-MEL

There are a few negatives about operating out of AVV for the MEL crew and this is why the current recruitment is focused on AVV.
1. Distance
2. Facilities (eg food outlets, shops)
3. The ability to finish work and catch a flight immediatly for days off away

Any new MDB (Mel Dual Base) crew will definatly find themselves working out of AVV, this being not such a bad thing though as it'll be YOUR base and you won't have any old boilers pushing you around!
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Re: Jetstar Recruitment-MEL

Everyone is raving on about the travel etc..We have been dual based here in SEQ since day dot.If you want to fly with a progressive company such as us and are lucky to get in then you have job security and alot more..As for the other person asking whether it is worth their while re wages etc,,,they wouldnt want to be on one of my flights with an attitude like that!!Dont apply if thats all you're interested in!!Jetstar is fun,friendly and its what you make it.There are incentives to earn alot more money and alot of crew take advantage of that..Also,,dont apply if you think its the easiest way into Qantas,,we dont want you....Cabin manager,SEQ
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Re: Jetstar Recruitment-MEL

Toowoomba girl - check YOUR attitude!

1. Wages are an important part of anyone's lifestyle and job. Some people are financially able to make a sacrifice (ie. drop in pay) to make the change to the airlines - others, however, aren't so fortunate. This whole fantasy of "Jetstar is fun, friendly and what you make it" is total tosh. Ironically, your post is anything but.

I've yet to meet a single SEQ person who RAVES about how much they like the arrangement. Period. Shuttling to and fro between BNE and OOL is very tedious and wears you out as I'm sure you can attest. Get your roster requests this month kiddo? Oh that's right - they lost the requests for OOL crew this month, didn't they!.

FYI - I've been around for many years here, so I do know what I'm talking about.

Also, some people are not in a position to wear the costs of driving between dual bases all the time. Petrol, wear and tear - it all takes its toll on the bank balance. Factor in kids, mortgage, etc. and you start to have problems. As some people have, and have since left for greener pastures.

Sure - some people like it. The majority don't. They accept it because they want and like the job itself so much. And that goes for the pilots too.

"There are incentives to earn alot more money and alot of crew take advantage of that"
Above and beyond $50k per year? That's if you work your bits off, and sell back the odd day off here and there. At the end of the day, NO ONE should forecast their earnings beyond their base wage. Remember how much angst was created when JQ started when everyone lost their overnights? Easier to plan with less, than to plan with more and left counting the losses if you're not called out on Live days, not used on days off, etc.

2. Career Progression...

"Also,,dont apply if you think its the easiest way into Qantas,,we dont want you"
Yeah - GREAT ambassador for the so called 'fun, friendly' airline you're trying to paint us as!

Fact - CP exists and people will access that - no different to base transfers, part time waitlists, etc. Going to tell those people with part time on their mind that 'we don't want them'?

If it weren't for CP, we'd have even GREATER levels of attrition than we do now. Eastern and Sunstate are in the same position. There is no reason on earth why anyone shouldn't access CP if the opportunity exists.

Once people serve their 2 years, they can put themselves on the list. What happens after that is totally up to QF. Don't expect intakes to occur without at least 2 years between QF training schools. If people can deal with that, then I'm sure it won't be a problem.

As a CM, Toowoomba girl, I'd have expected a far more motivating response to prospective employees. Instead, your post is nothing short of bitter and twisted. Very disappointing, and not indicative of the majority at JQ.

For those still interested, please apply and let us know how you get on. We'd love to see you fly with us!
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My roster requests weren't processed this month! Don't know if my live days have yet either and have heard crewing aren't switching them for anyone anymore and neither is the regional base manager.........HOPE this isn't true as it is our lives they are playing with

Girls and Guys, there are some extremely crap things about this company (eg see above) But there are some great things too - particularly the people you work with

Welcome to Jetstar, goodluck and I can't wait to see some of you online soon!

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Re: Jetstar Recruitment-MEL

I believe this months stuff up occurred due to the holiday period (base managers and admin staff on leave during this time). I could be wrong, but that's according to others around the network.

Well said Sky Hi:
" Girls and Guys, there are some extremely crap things about this company (eg see above) But there are some great things too - particularly the people you work with"
Truth is, there aren't any airlines that are perfect. How many pages is the QF thread now??? Same but different, no matter what airline you work for. The long haul folk that work at JQ now say the same thing. It's simply what you make of it.
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My live days for Jan went through ok. I had a problem in October with my live days going through, crewing had been told not to change them over the phone. Havent heard about anyone else in SEQ having problems this month.

As for the dual base in SEQ, yes it can be a pain in the behind but the last few months havent been too bad, most crew who live on the coast get all coast shifts and people in Brissy have maybe one coast shift. However I heard that we are losing 2 aircraft out of SEQ, one in BNE and one in OOL. Dont know how this will effect the rosters, we'll see in April when it happens.

Also looks like the new hires in MEL who will have the dual base will be doing AVV-PER, AVV-SYD and AVV-BNE. I wonder if people on the transfer list for MEL have started changing their minds now they will be dual based.
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Having been around for even more years than Mr Seatback 2 I am definately looking forward to progressing to SH in PER next month.

That being said the upcoming move to PER has highlighted to me the many positives of the Jetstar operation. The inflight service is completely basic, if tedious at times. Customers have almost no expectations and are quite easy to look after. The more colourful customers we seem to carry nowadays (minority) only add to my dinner party reparte and friends and colleagues usually get as much a kick out of the incident as I did. The bulk of the people I fly with are a laugh a minute and I tend to have a whale of a time without even trying. And the last few years (with and without overnights) I have earned $52-54K as a mere FA.

I go to QF and I look forward to meal services that take forever, pillows and blankets (eww), having 10 kid's packs for the 50 children onboard, customers with expectations, frequent flyers wanting recognition, special meals and short-loaded catering. Well I am sure I will enjoy the challange once again but the above definately highlights some of the great parts of Jetstar - the ease of it all (even if it is sometime frustrating).

I am looking forward to the positive challenge and moving out of Sydney for a quiter life in Perth. And the crew there seem friendly and enthusiastic. But I somehow think I will never laugh as hard as I have in the five years and more I have been at this company. Sure we are at work more nowadays and the politics of our management are frustrating and leave alot to be desired. But it sure beats working at Coles or a bank and is more fun let me tell you.

Prospective cabin crew to Jetstar should look at it as a great way to spend two or so years (add another two if you become CM), have some fun, get your foot in the industry and enjoy the staff travel. Jetstar do not want crew to hang around after they become 'stale', in my opinion.

What will I miss the most about The Star? Definately the never ending "Have you ever heard of an airline..." and "That's experience!" comments. It's a SYD base thing - has me laughing now thinking about them.
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