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Old 15th Apr 2007, 22:01
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With symathy, but - if you continue to post in Nokia Speak you will develop another problem when the mods start deleting your posts
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Old 15th Apr 2007, 22:02
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oh well as long as ive not offended you! am off to bed noew as am shattered but its not to bad on lates all this week!
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Old 15th Apr 2007, 22:17
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blond chick and getoutofmygalley:

I wonder how much of this is a LGW problem?!
I know the company policy is the same everywhere but they are actually very good about periods off due to sickness as long as it's genuine and they don't feel you are taking the mickey!
I just had a very long time off due to an operation and my base office staff was great in supporting me. I'm not saying there weren't some issues but I never felt that me being off sick would be held against me although it was my third time off sick within the last six months. I was especially concerned as well as I was almost expecting trouble about my Senior position because a bad absence record can mean that the withdraw the job offer but they didn't even mention it. I haven't even had a well being chat yet (although I'm sure I'm on the list)...

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Old 15th Apr 2007, 22:26
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getoutofmygalley:

I think you are correct about the OPM flying as number 5 for my coaching/check flight. One of the crew members mentioned that another sccm showed up on her roster by now. Last time I checked it was only me, 2 FA and the OPM but obviously that changed now. Maybe they were waiting for me to pass the training course or something? Shouldn't make much of a difference anyway.

Thanks again for all your advice!
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Old 16th Apr 2007, 09:19
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Roster Pattern

Someone a few pages before had asked about roster pattern...

As soon as you are in a group you can calculate your days off years ahead if you wish.
That is of course only if you or rostering don't swap your groups. But you will always have a set pattern.
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Old 16th Apr 2007, 09:51
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Thanks for the reply, gives me a slight ease of mind and means I can work out whether I can attend all these things I might be missing at home!!

There are a million and one questions now but I will wait until I finally start training. Only 4 weeks to go but I just want to get started now! Found out i had the job over a month ago
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Old 17th Apr 2007, 23:28
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Tattoo

Hmmmm i was meant to be gettin a tattoo on my lower back for my birthday but i said on my form that i had no tattoos will they care that ive got a tattoo? its not like anyone will see it start trainnin on may 15th so im a little worried see you in 4 weeks psychopathbabble, maybe with a tattoo or maybe not
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Old 18th Apr 2007, 11:02
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If you want a tattoo then go for it. It's not like you are having it somewhere visible. I can't even remember if I had to say whether I had a tattoo or not! I would get it very soon tho, as it's pretty painful to bend down and stuff while it's healing...

Within the contract pack, there is a 'new starter' form which has something about tattoos or markings on it. I guess that will just be filled in when we start.
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Old 18th Apr 2007, 17:54
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Our new uniform will include a white shirt. If the tattoo is visible through the shirt you would need to cover it with a flesh coloured plaster everyday.
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Old 19th Apr 2007, 13:31
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Our new uniform will include a white shirt
Has this been confirmed?????????

I thought they were still deciding between orange or white. And some of the feedback from the guys wearing the new uniform is they dont like the white compared to the orange.
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Old 20th Apr 2007, 18:07
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Briefing FAQ

I have to say that I prefer the orange one.

But.. May I ask you a question guys? I am going to start working for easyJet soon and something that scares me is being tested everyday during the briefing. It is like having an exam everyday! I know that it is necessary to be up-to-date on safety and first aid issues but I cannot help thinking of me being offloaded for forgetting, say, what C stands for in SADCAT.

Are they really tricky questions?
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Old 20th Apr 2007, 18:59
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smartjordan:

The questions are not supposed to catch you out but to make sure you are safe out there.
Most of them are easy and often repeated.

Even if you don't know an answer you won't get offloaded straight away. The Senior should give you a break and then ask you a different question. Offloads due to insufficient SEP/First Aid knowledge don't happen that often and then it's normally new starters (and they know, it's just their nerves!!!) or crew who has something different on their mind (e.g. a sick child at home) and are therefore really not supposed to be in charge of an aircraft.
Everybody has a big of understanding for this kind of stuff and you won't loose your job over it. Obviously if it's a general thing it might. But if you passed the initial training you'll be fine!

Don't worry about the briefings, they are the easiest part about the job :-)
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Old 20th Apr 2007, 19:53
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Thank you Dolley, that sounds very encouraging. I suppose it is not going to be a big deal after a while but as new starter… You know… Everything is new! I hope to be more confident in few months time
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 11:50
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smartjordan:

I promise you will be :-)
And it probably won't take as long as you think!

Don't forget, we've all been there and all (well, there's always a few black sheep I guess) seniors and crew understand and will do their best to help you out and support you.

Let us know how you get on. When is your first flying day?
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 14:30
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There will be a white shirt and orange shirt in the uniform. If wearing the white shirt you must wear the tie/neck scarf so the uniform has some orange in it. You can wear the orange shirt with or without the tie/neck scarf.

I think the orange shirt looks very similar to the old, old uniform, so I really don't like it. Most of the new guys probably wont even remember it, so I guess they wont mind too much.
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Old 22nd Apr 2007, 18:36
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Dolley:

Well... I am still waiting for my references to be sorted out, I'm afraid
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Old 23rd Apr 2007, 09:18
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smartjordan:

Oh no, that can be a pain! You gonna have to be very pro-active, chasing up your referees and phoneing the ID department so you know what's going on!


uniform-related:

Have you heard about the 'new' new uniform they are trailing? The one we voted for (well, not me, personally but as the winning one) but they ruined it by adding lots of orange bits to it?
Supposedly it looks so awful that the professional designer who worked with the crew design wants his name removed from the project and not be assossiated with it anymore!!! I only heard this third hand so not sure how true this is but I can very well imagine...


on a personal note:

I had my coaching flight 2 days ago and it went ok, very easy flights, not even a special or anything out of the ordinary (besides me at the front and being scared brainless!).
My check flight was yesterday and they had changed it to a two sector day which was nice but it was sooooo busy! On the first sector I had 4 wheel chair sierra (two of them actually being charlies), one romeo and one Meet and Assist! Pax were extremly demanding though nice and luckily my crew was extremly helpful and supportive!
On the second sector we had turbulence (mild but seatbelts signs were on) and again, very busy (and a few children being sick and naughty despatchers) and at the end of the day my number 2 sealed the bar and had still most of the funcards out so I had to go through the whole 'red seal procedure'...
Anyway, although the day was quite demanding I got signed off as a SCCM and today I've got my first flight on my own...
Very pleased but still a bit nervous but I guess that will stay for a little while until it becomes routine...:-)

Thanks again everybody for support and advice!
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Old 23rd Apr 2007, 14:14
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Congrats Dolley

Wow,

your check flight sounds just like mine was. LOL

I had the OPM and Capt having an argument too, they didn't like each other :-s

Congrats and well done.

Happy flying.

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Old 23rd Apr 2007, 16:25
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Congrats Dolley, I knew you would be fine!

My check flight was ok (apart from my Number Four who thought he was the SCCM onboard), it was my coaching that had the problem.
  • Aircraft not sealed, so an extended security check required
  • Aircraft had not been catered, therefore had to take a delay on boarding awaiting Alpha
  • Aircraft had not been cleaned, had to take a delay waiting on the cleaners
  • Slot delay of over 1 1/2 hours which did not come forward
  • Deportee

So, all of the above before pax boarding could even commence. By the end of the coaching flight I felt ready for just about anything
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Old 24th Apr 2007, 13:49
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Sounds like it's standard procedure for check flights to be a bit chaotic then lol.

Honestly, the despatcher in FAO was so bad, when I told him I couldn't let the pax off without somebody standing under the wing he asked me if I couldn't send one of my girls down... I thought for a moment that the opm had it set up to test me because I just couldn't believe it!!! But she seemed to be as annoyed as I was so probably not...

Anyway, my first flight on my own yesterday was absolutly fine and I felt so much more relaxed without being 'watched' and it really started to click into place and to flow. My number four paid me a very nice compliment saying it felt like I've been a SCCM for years

Thanks again everybody, I'm now rostered as a FA for the rest of this month and all of may except for one day so by the time I'm working as a SCCM again I probably need a refresher course...well, maybe I get some changes and at least I get paid nicely ;-)
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