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Old 21st Jan 2007, 20:20
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hi everyone,

ive started reading in here and thx to everyone who posted all his experiences. they are very helpful!

kinda embarassing question but i need to know cause i cant get it out of my head lol. ive just read the things about the PA´s and i have no clue what that means haha

so... what does that really mean?

"There is a stag do travelling, announce it."

i think my englisch isnt that bad (ok actutally i hope so) but hmm a STAG isnt that an animal?!? any help would be very appreciated cause if im still clueless when im going to my AD im sure that im the lucky one who will get this question.... and actually i dont wanna blame myself with talking about an animal who´s traveling around the world haha.... cause im sure that would be damn wrong haha
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Old 21st Jan 2007, 20:43
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Before a woman gets married she goes out with all her female friends on a HEN DO (she being the hen). The man has a STAG do (him being the stag).

It's supposed to be their last night of freedom before their wedding.

A lot of people now go abroad for theirs, so for a stag or hen do, you'd expect lots of (stereotypically) rowdy men/women, good fun as long as you know how to handle them.

Hope that helps

Ezy
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Old 21st Jan 2007, 22:48
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Just in case you still didn't understand (although I'm sure you have after ezychic's explination) here in german:

STAG do/party: Jungesellenabschied fuer Maenner
HEN do/party: Jungesellenabschied fuer Frauen

But I thought of like the idea of the travelling stag looking for his doe...;-)
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Old 22nd Jan 2007, 04:52
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ahhh i see i see!!! THANK U VERY MUCH
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Old 24th Jan 2007, 12:57
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Hi guys here I am!
First of all I´ve to say my assessment day has been a bit different from all others I´ve red here.
Starting at hotel palace Berlin was supposed to be at 08.30, I was there at 08.10 more or less.
When I step outside the lift I couldn´t believe what I was going to see.. a queue of maybe 140 people waiting to be checked.. I thought they couldn´t be there for EJ... but unfortunately they were.
I was facing an open day provided by EJ probably with announcements on locals newspapers as half Berlin was there to try!
Though I was pretty confident and aware of my capacities this fact got a bit on my nerves.. I started to consider 2 possibilities.. 1. they really need to hire...or... 2. they are simply going to hardly select.. during the day I realized they didn´t need to hire at all!!
Anyway.. we are split into 2 parts, more or less 70/70. First step the EJ staff introduce the figure of a cabin crew member by showing a video. Then the tests started.
Math test: You are given a blank paper, a pencil, a calculator and obviousy the test itself on which you find the on-board menu with prices and currency conversions.
I found the math test pretty easy but revising conversions before could be a precious suggestion as questions are like:
"A passenger buys 3 vodka, 2 pringles, peanuts, 2 muffins and 3 tonics. He gives you 50€ but he´d like to get back Danish KR" or variations such as Swiss FR or €. They provide you all what you need you definitely can´t miss it! And what´s more it´s all about multiple choice.

ENGLISH TEST: Well, here things are going to be not so easy as before, you have now a comprehensive text (I got one about a company which was goin to move..) I suggest you to red carefully and to understand all as you´ll face answers in a true/false style and they like to mislead and confuse you a bit

ABILITY TEST: ie Dialogue:
John:"My flight is scheduled at 7 o´clock in the morning"
Mary: "Pretty smart, I´ll be able to bring you to the airport"
Question: "At what time is J. supposed to leave"?
a- 7 AM
b- 11 AM
c- 7 PM
And other stuff like this.
Break 30 min more or less.
Back in the room. They say "the numbers we´re now going to call should please follow me into another room in order to make another
test... please take all your belongings and don´t leave anything in the room" ...try to guess why you´re advised to to take all your belonings.. hi h ih hi. Those people has been rejected. It´s incredible, we were 140 we remained more or less 60!
GROUP EX: Sinking Cruise/carrying items to a nearby island.
Split into 3-4-5 people groups and supposed to choose 10 items out of 30 list. Everyone has a special card in which is specifically told what you definitely MUST bring with but you´re not allowed to show to others. At each table seats 2 EJ staff.
It´s all about team working skills, stay calm and be confident.

30 min break
Invited again into the big room and again the game of the marked numbers... another 30 people rejected.
We remained 35 who are entitled to attend the last step: the interview.
Unfortunately I wasn´able to be interviewed because of a personal problem occurred, EJ staff is out of lines friendly and told me I deserve it and I´ve earned it by getting through the whole day therefore they´ll call me the next days and will invite me to attend it in UK.
That´s all friends, I had a pleasant day, I knew amazing and friendly people but please let me say a word about EJ staff they are more than FANTASTIC! Always friendly, smiling, providing help. I guess it was not easy to deal with such a big number of candidates but they have given more than their best. I was relaxed, confident and smart. That´s what they provided and that´s the figure they´re looking for
Hoping I´ll be called a.s.a.p. I virtually embrace you all and thank for all tips I was able to get from here.

See u soon Regards
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Old 24th Jan 2007, 14:26
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Hi The Answer,

Well done for making it through the day. I guess it was such a big event as it wasn't held in Luton...
Anyway, you made it through which is the main thing :-)

A bit annoying though that you will have to travel to Luton for your interview...
If you haven't had your call after a week or two I would call them myself if I were you. Just to remind them of yourself ;-)

And you are right, the staff is usually pretty good, friendly and helpful.

Hope your personal problem has been sorted. Good luck for the interview :-)
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Old 24th Jan 2007, 17:44
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Ya nice I got through
They assured me I have deserved my interview and I must be interview the said they won´t forget about me however I will wait one week and in case of no feedback I weak them up
I got through, that´s true but it isn´t over, I must manage my interview, so fingers crossed
Regards, I´ll let you know
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Old 25th Jan 2007, 09:19
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Interviewed on 24.01.07 at Berlin Palace Hotel?

Hi, I am just curious as I´d like to know whether there´s here someone among the 35 people who has been interviewed yesterday at Palace Hotel Berlin. If yes I´d be delighted to be PM´d.
Thanks
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Old 25th Jan 2007, 19:13
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Online rejection

Hi Guys,

my wife recently applied to EZY online. She has over two years flying experience with a prestigious UK carrier and is looking to move to a LCC to reduce her overnights. About 2hours after sending the application she got a rejection email.... "you do not meet our minimum requirements"..or somet¨hing to that effect. The email was timed at 0300 on a Monday morning. Just wondering if anyone else has had a similar mail, reapplied and got thru to work for them or is there anyone who thinks it was just a computer sending out the mail. The application was filled in with care so I cant think why she was turned down.

Any advise on where to go from here would be welcome.

brgds,
GP.
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Old 25th Jan 2007, 20:17
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Me too

Global,
16 yrs experience, and 7 of those for the "big one" and I got turned down. There again, I do not wish to dance around the table every morning like a child to work for thm, they can get stuffed.
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Old 25th Jan 2007, 20:31
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Global,

The minimum requirements are something like being over 18, over 1.58m tall, fluent english, customer service experience, be able to swim 25 meters and be physical fit, some gcse's, I believe, and obviously the right to work in the UK.

Does your wife meet those?
If she does, she should go back to the application and have a good look that she ticked all the right boxes, just to make certain.

If really worried send an email and ask. She should make a point that she meets all of them and is worried that the computer which sent the automated reply has made a mistake. Always worth a try!

Good luck!
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Old 25th Jan 2007, 23:18
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Dolley,
You don't have to meet those requirements, you just have to be very young, willing to do just about anything to fly, not be old enough to remember when flying actually was fun and you got to see the world, gave a nice and complimentary service to well educated passengers.

Now you are up and down sell sell sell rubbish in plastic, harrang everyone for money, money for this, money for that, you can't have a magazine, clean the cabin for us so we can squeeze another rotation out of this tin can, seat pocket? Why would you want to put anything in a seat pockets, so we will remove it. We'll replace the inflight magazine with a sales brochure of our overpriced cold coffee and stale sandwiches, clear it all in into a plastic bag, what are trays and napkins anyway? And then throw it all away in landfill and stuff the rest of the world.
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Old 26th Jan 2007, 10:43
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teachin,

you pointed out that you never worked for easyjet as you didn't get the job.
Sounds to me like you a bit bitter because your skills were unwanted. You can't have always thought that bad about easyjet otherwise you wouldn't have applied in the first place...

I, on the other hand, have been working with them for over a year now and I love it. I think it's great fun and I'm far away from willing to do everything as you called it. Neither are the majority of my colleagues.
And I'm not that young anymore either. And we have cc quite a bit older than me around who are in their 40's and 50's. For some it's the first flying job, other have years of experience flying for prestige airlines before they moved to shorthaul and low cost.

Your idea about the job is bizarre, the least, and most defenitly unfair. But maybe that's the reason why you didn't get it.

Rubbish is a problem within aviation in general, not just easyjet. But at least easyjet is trying and has started recycling on board which no other airline (to my knowledge) has done before. If you have a problem with flying because of environmental reasons than you shouldn't fly at all. Neither as cc nor as a pax on a holiday!

And we do have an inflight magazine by the way which lives in the saetpocket together with the saftey card, a sick bag and yes, a menu. So does BA Connect and other carriers. Pax do want a Menu with a price list. They know that we don't give complementary services and they don't have to buy anything on board if they don't want to.

Why don't you chill out a bit, get over the rejection and move on? There is no reason to try putting other people off only because you didn't get it.
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Old 29th Jan 2007, 09:48
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Holy words Dolley I agree

Why EJ doesn't call meeeeeeeeeee ?????????????????????'' hu hu hu hu
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Old 29th Jan 2007, 10:00
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Teachin... I recall previous posts where all you did is bitch and Whine, Thank the lord EasyJet reviews applications, or you might just of got in, and no one likes to see that!
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Old 29th Jan 2007, 11:28
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Teachin'

Is your wifes attitude anything like yours?
If so I cannot imagine why she didn't get an interview!

If this "big one" that you speak of is so fabulous and easyJet is so sh*tty then go and work for them again instead.

I have been employed by easyJet for 3 yrs and love my job, thankfully thats because I don't work with pessamistic, bigoted and uneducated a**holes like you.

Go get rejected somewhere else.

Ezy
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Old 29th Jan 2007, 12:45
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Enough with the personal stuff - move on please - teachin' was trollin'
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Old 30th Jan 2007, 17:25
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theAnswer:

i guess that u just have to wait it out....

ive been to the AD at the hotel palace too and made it through the whole day but hmm im still waiting for a call or something else.... good sign? bad sign? i have no clue

anyways!!! good luck and i really hope that we will hear from them very sooooon!!!
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Old 2nd Feb 2007, 18:35
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EZY open day 07FEB

Hi u all,

Is any1 going to the assessment on FEB 7 at LTN? Do I wear suit/tie or just casual?


Thx

CS-TNP
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Old 6th Feb 2007, 11:18
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Wear what you feel comfortable, there's no dress code however I wore a suit with a tie but that's just as I'm accustomed as I actually wear it every day for my current job

Be calm and most of all YOURSELF, best luck for your ass. day
Cheers
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