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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 16:25
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fish Reference INfo disaster!!!!

I need help with my reference info!!

Ive been living in Spain since 2000 and have lived in Valencia, Ibiza and now Barcelona, in these almost 8 years Ive gone from job to job, bar work, hotels, season jobs etc and to be honest when I filled in my application I filled in the reference information and to be honest its only about 50% correct.

I wrote a mail to BA asking if I could change the details and I was told I couldnt until I received my contract. Im just a little bit worried because 5 years going from job to job, city to city, Its almost impossible for me to find out contact details for my former employers and some of which I ended on bad terms with a doubt they would give me a refernce anyway.

What happens if I cant provide all refernce info for the past 5 years, with all contact details of my former employers!!! Will they really check every reference for the past 5 years???

Stress in the pool!!!!
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 16:29
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Hi teacoffee,

I too had my interview on 24th may, were you in the afternoon session?
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 17:12
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References

Spoon82, do as they tell you. Wait when your contract comes out. I guess provide them with at least one or two reliable referees. If no one is willing to give you reference, you might be in trouble there. Someone else might advise you better what to do. Good luck.
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 17:50
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another long weekend

Well... Its almost 6pm in the UK and no calls yet for the guys from May 17th afternoon session. I guess we will have to wait til next week then. And another long weekend ahead without news from BA

Good weekend to all swimmers!
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 18:06
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Hi Jenni
I was in the morning!

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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 22:39
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Spoon82, BA are going to need all the information about where you have worked and what you were doing, pretty much to the day. There is no wriggle room as this info is overseen by the BAA and the CAA. Just answer as honestly as you can. You may have to make contact with previous employers to advise them to expect a letter from BA. You will also need to line up some gap referees incase BA need them.
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Old 24th Nov 2007, 00:17
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can somebody please help me with providing the questions to me which are included in the reference form which are sent out to your employer?

thanks
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Old 24th Nov 2007, 05:48
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They basically ask the referee to confirm the dates that you have supplied. They then ask if there is anything about your conduct that would prevent you from holding an airside pass. That's pretty much it.
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Old 24th Nov 2007, 10:20
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Spoon, don't worry too much about references, if getting past info from an employer is difficult then get a personal reference instead, someone who can confirm the dates and what you were doing, it does not have to be an employer. However, you can't use personsal references to cover the whole five years i'm afraid. Also the referees have to be different for each occasion (or something to that effect).

Good luck
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Old 24th Nov 2007, 10:49
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Hi Azzuri re phone call

In my case when I received the call from BARecruitment their number was displayed on my mobile, however don't rely on that completely as they could use a "Private Number" to call.

Good Luck !!

DAWN
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Old 24th Nov 2007, 15:10
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Hi Dawn,

What course are you on??
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Old 24th Nov 2007, 21:56
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Hi Welcome Aboard

I'm on the 21st JAN course. I see that yours is on 4th FEB, so I imagine I'll see you at cranebank.

I'm really excited....
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Old 25th Nov 2007, 21:21
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Fellow swimmers

Hiya just wondered if anyone had an interview may 21 and is still waiting or had any news?
This waiting is so frustrating but i'm sure it will be worth it when we finally get the call.
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Old 25th Nov 2007, 21:45
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Thumbs up Mmcc76

Hi MMCC76

I had my interview on the 22nd May, in the morning, which was a monday, I assume you had yours on the SUNDAY???? which was the 21st.

I didnt know they did interviews over weekend!!!

Im sure youll get the call very soon!!
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Old 25th Nov 2007, 21:50
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Ooooopppppsssss!!!

OK I made a mistake, mine was on tuesday not monday!!

So you were on the monday interview then...

This swimming is sending me loopy!!! Think Im gonna sink any minute!!!
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Old 25th Nov 2007, 22:33
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Tomorrow?

Can be tomorrow the day...? will we receive the call tomorrow? Please whoever is called tomorrow place a post saying you have been called a.s.a.p. so the rest of the fellow swimmers can know people are being called...

Thanks a lot and keep crossing your fingers. It may not be too long til we are rescued
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Old 26th Nov 2007, 01:08
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Today is the day??

Guys, hope its going to be today. If so, anyone who had their interview from the 17th of May onwards could get a call. Dmed and I were in the afternoon of the 17th. Im on nightduty now and I don't think I will get any sleep later! My guess is it could happen some time in the afternoon or Tuesday. But I think its almost here..knock knock...
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Old 26th Nov 2007, 02:32
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fish this is the week

its 3.29 am (in spain) and I cant get any sleep thinking about you all know what, this weeks gonna be the week when we all get the call!!!!

I can feel it in my water jeje

remember fellow swimmers - when they call - post the news!!!

WE AWAIT
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Old 26th Nov 2007, 08:37
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Yes please post the news. Have a good feeling this may be the week
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Old 26th Nov 2007, 12:09
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LHR WW Happy

Hi there, I phoned recruitment today and they were quite helpful. She said that the course for Dec were all full but there are more courses coming up in January and Feb n which is a more positive response than I've had before.Very excited !!X
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