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V Australia is coming to town

Old 29th Apr 2008, 08:44
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V Australia is coming to town

I'm told that the V recruiters will be in Dubai next week (6,7 and 8th) interviewing. Does anyone know if these are walk in interviews or invited only? Is it just for trainers?

I can't believe they would have that much interest from our Oz friends to require 3 days of interviews. Perhaps there is a bunch of 457 visas on offer.
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Old 29th Apr 2008, 08:53
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Very very smart move on V's part to do it next week. Why? After the huge pay raise and profit share are announced sometime this week, many Ozzies just might look at their options. Ya think?
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Old 29th Apr 2008, 09:45
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Any info on what Hotel they will be using for the interviews?
Many thanks
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Old 29th Apr 2008, 09:59
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Apparently the guys have already been invited and had to email a return with preferred date and time. I would guess they could do 15 a day so around 45 and some are line captains.
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Old 29th Apr 2008, 10:12
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Old 29th Apr 2008, 10:25
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The main one is that you have to believe that REAL aviation only exists in the land of OZ, and that all things related to aviation started and only managed correctly in OZ (except CAT III approaches). And that only the R/T procedures done by the OZ are the correct ones. Only kidding girls, but? (Ok, Ok it is a windup, relax, where's that well known Ozzie give a sh## attitude the rest of the world believes?)
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Old 29th Apr 2008, 11:41
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It's for the 777s, because they haven't been able to get many from down under. One (Ozzie) chap on the panel was crossing off those who crossed the line way back in late 80's or early 90's.....

But I'll do some digging for info...
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Old 29th Apr 2008, 12:08
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Looks like guys on reserve may be called out!

Good luck to those who attend - maybe a wake-up call to EK.
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Old 29th Apr 2008, 13:09
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A lot of "please press 2" and eye problems on that day. "Can't see me doing that trip!"

Also looks like Air India is doing some recruiting here in the land of gold, with basings in Europe and the U.S. Knock, knock EK You are not the only player with shiney new big jets.
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Old 29th Apr 2008, 14:24
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Many will talk the talk but not many will walk the walk.

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Old 29th Apr 2008, 15:42
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Although salary has not yet been finalised you can expect a salary range between $45,000 - $60,000 per annum*. This is a total salary and includes superannuation and incentive payments. Cruise Relief First Officer salary will be in two bands, with your level of experience determining your banding.
Hmm.... interesting! I can't see a plane load of EK pilots heading back to OZ for that!
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Old 29th Apr 2008, 18:51
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You are full off crap, but nice try!
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Old 29th Apr 2008, 19:19
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Interviews start 6-8th at Aussie Legends/Rydges at 0745 with interview and stuff like group exercises... etc

They mention that cafes are around Satwa to have lunch so guess it is not provided??

Just as well we can use the EPC discount at legends for some beers and ribs!

But I will be there to give it a shot... Go webber!!!

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Old 29th Apr 2008, 19:58
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Ahhh Woodja me ol mukka! I knew there would be someone up there with their head screwed on....especially when it comes down to a free lunch!

Wave and smile boyz, wave and smile....
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Old 29th Apr 2008, 21:10
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V, Aus

Hi Guys ,

I m interested. enough of this so called GOLD LAND.
Give me the details I will try. I have got day off on 6th & 7th.

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Old 30th Apr 2008, 02:29
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You are full off crap, but nice try!

Are you sure about that? No one on "the list" got a look in at Virgin Blue or, for that matter, Emirates for a long time.
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Old 30th Apr 2008, 04:35
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Leave a truly global airline to fly domestic in Australia? They have got to be joking! Unless of course the money is right.
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Old 30th Apr 2008, 04:37
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Mate of mine who's done the interview in Oz said they specifically asked him if he had any problems working with someone on 'the list'. Their clearly stated opinion was: it's water a very long way under the bridge and anyone wanting to work for them should adopt a similar outlook.

At the wages they're said to be offering, I don't think they'll knock back anyone who's willing to take the job, whatever list he may or may not be on.

I'd be guessing there'll be quite a large number of people turning up for the interview in Dubai, particularly if the "prophet" (liked that) share is another 4 week slap in the face we're all half expecting. However, if they get more than a handful who eventually 'walk the walk' from EK, it will (or should) be a very stark wakeup call for EK that people are willing to walk from EK (or more specifically, Dubai) even for considerably less money than EK are offering.

If EK offered basings or even rosters that could be written around days off at a remote port, I'd be guessing Voz would get very few starters and even lose some of those who've already resigned from EK.
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Old 30th Apr 2008, 11:04
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I don't think they need CatIII approaches down in aus because the weather isn't as constantly rubbish as we regularly enjoy in Europe. Are you complaining because they have standards there and expect people to adhere to them?
Perth, the most isolated Capital City in the world... and when it fogs in, it's as blind an approach as anywhere else on the planet. Fog is fog... and when it's un-forecast fog it's a long, long way from the nearest suitable alternate for quite a few aircraft types that have been in the air for quite a few hours and running on vapour... it can only end in...

Ask the crews that have come very close to making Australian aviation history...
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Old 30th Apr 2008, 11:13
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There was a Qantas 767 i think that had to to a f**k it we are landing Autoland in Perth, and bust their landing minima, due to poor planning and no options. I read it somewhere last year, official report. They most certainly do get pea soupers in WA mates.

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