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Old 28th Nov 2007, 18:04
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lhr ef

shit sorry guys for the language we should see it on the brighter side....they will call us in jan and we'll get a course within THE year
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Old 28th Nov 2007, 19:49
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Yes unfortunatly it looks like we'll have to wait till January.
The lady I spoke to was really nice and she phoned me back to explain that at the moment they were recruitng for Gatwick and EF LHR won't be until January.

I mentioned our concerns that our applications could expire and still not be called but she explained that that is not always the case, maybe they'll extend the application, who knows.

I do know someone who is cabin crew for EF LHR and she told me that BA are recruiting for 700staff in January so that has got to be us!!

Just a bit of a bummer that we have to wait till Janury though, would be nice to hear before Christmas
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Old 28th Nov 2007, 21:31
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EF holding pool

JenniD, were you given info on recruitment or new EF courses? Why would the lady tell you about EF recruitment in Jan when you were inquiring about new EF courses dates and we already know they are recruiting for LGW right now. Sounds like that lady got a bit mixed up??
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Old 28th Nov 2007, 21:52
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Smile The famous EF hold pool ...

Hi guys,

I've thought all along that our wait would take us into 2008 ...

Lets just stay positive, enjoy Christmas and look forward to a call early in the new year

Cheers

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Old 29th Nov 2007, 11:14
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She basically said BA will be calling people up for course dates in January so I presume that's us
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Old 29th Nov 2007, 12:08
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Ef Wait...

Hi JennyD,

I really hope that the lady you spoke to she understood exactly what you were asking her and the reply she gave you was accurate and correct.

I must say that unfortunately all my recent calls to BA (I shouldn't phone up..but I do) were answered by people that didn't seem to know a lot and they gave answers not strictly related to my questions...very vague and general. It also seems to me that the answers we get are different depending on who answers the call.

If BA really need 700 EF crew early next year I don't see why BA cannot let us know more officially, either by email or at least, by giving us a straight answer when we phone up (even if they haven't already planned all the course dates). Even if it was only like:
" ..please rest assured that you will be called before your offer...will expire..." After all I wouldn't think (not sure though) that there is more than 150 ppl still in the hold pool (probably less).
.....I know ..I know ...this is the price we need to pay to maybe one day work for " A Prima donna" airline...

xxxxxxx to all
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Old 29th Nov 2007, 12:35
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I know I'm starting to wonder if any of them have any idea what is going on at recruitment.

When I phoned the rivers, the lady I spoke to said she will get someone to call me back, 3 hours later no call, so I called again, spoke to the same lady. In the end she chased it all up for me and phoned me back herself.

It would be nice if we knew where we stood, I'm supposed to be going to new york in January for 4days and am beginning to woner if I should stay home just incase they call
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Old 29th Nov 2007, 13:21
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in your case i wouldnt stay at home and waiting for that damn phone call....there s no guarantee they call u...enjoy nj and leave ur mob on...and if they cant reach u they will leave a message and u call back...as easy as it is.
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Old 29th Nov 2007, 15:10
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EF

JenniD, whatever that lady told you, I bet you we will hear something even before xmas. And if we dont, you just go for yr holiday and do check your voicemail and email regularly. You wont miss anything.
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Old 29th Nov 2007, 16:20
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welcome to British Airways guys! Thats just only the start:-) The people would not even know how to run a convenience store! They ve had you waiting for months and am surely you ll be called. But why on earth could they not plan ahead their training courses?! ....a few months later they will be panicking that they are desperately short of crew and start investigating how it all happened! The same situation happens at LGW. They cancelled a few months ago recrutment campaign because they predicted surplus of crew and now they are cancelling loads of flights every day! I truly believe that they should be ashamed of themselves....the name and reputation of British Airways deserves better!Good luck to all!
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Old 29th Nov 2007, 16:59
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supply and demand.....it constantly changes at a big airline. Also remember the introduction of T5 is changing a lot of the numbers.
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Old 30th Nov 2007, 01:33
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There will be training courses throughout January for EF.
There are however big problems at BA Gatwick SFG (Single Fleet Gatwick),with between 40-60 crew leaving the airline every month so they are now going to have to bring recruitment forward urgently.Flights are being cancelled on a daily basis due to 'Operational Reasons'.(Crew leaving in their droves!!).
Hold out for Heathrow.
WTDWL.
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Old 30th Nov 2007, 11:09
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Post worried ...

im starting LGWSF in february and hearing that so many crew are leaving they are having to cancel lots of flights is really worrying me! are there any crew at gatwick who are happy there???
would really appreciate any info/reassurance
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Old 30th Nov 2007, 11:30
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Blueskybird, among the 40-60 leaving every month, if that is so every month, its a a bit worrying. However not all of them are leaving because they are not happy. Some are retiring and others moving on to other things or for other reasons. Same as Heathrow a lot of people leaving every month for various reasons. So dont worry.
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Old 30th Nov 2007, 14:25
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My posting was not without substance.

I am in fact Heathrow crew and have just had the pleasure of two excellent longhaul flights out of Gatwick,crewed by SFG crew.

Lovely crew,professional delivering an excellent service.

As normal you have a chat with each other about things.The crew I spoke to gave me the figures and explained the reasons.

To back this up there was a live forum this week with our head of In Flight Services.He was asked about the situation at SFG by a Gatwick crew member.
His answer was 'a high turnover is not a bad thing'!!..He carried on to say however they would have to see why so many people were leaving and speed up recruitment into single fleet.

Please don't shoot me I am just the messenger!!.

WTDWL.
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Old 30th Nov 2007, 16:24
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Hello,
Just to let you know they are very short of trainers at Cranebank, And also very short of crew at LGW as you all know.So maybe that's why the wait is taking so long....

But everyone at Cranebank is speaking about the LHREF holding pool, so don't worry no one is going to forget about you.

You are all assets to British Airways as crew not "FISH" .

Keep the faith

Last edited by Flower Duet.; 30th Nov 2007 at 16:39. Reason: Spelling, Sorry a little tired busy week!! Drills etc..
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Old 30th Nov 2007, 19:05
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BA are so short at SFG they are subbing flights to Monarch and Titan Airways for the next few days!!.

Nuff said.

WTDWL.
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 11:24
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I'm starting training soon for LHR WW. How many people are in each course?
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 11:50
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There were 12 on my course but that was some time ago. Expect to start with anywhere from 12-20, especially if there is a shortage of trainers. You'll have a blast.
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Old 2nd Dec 2007, 13:03
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I trained in July this year and there were 24 on my course. Think it depends on how urgently they need crew and how many trainers available. We needed four trainers on my course to keep us under control!
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