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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 20:19
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What if he did say he was working at maccas to survive while looking for that first pilot job?
I suggest he might have got his first job if he met the operators other requirements, or at the least the CP may have kept him in mind for future positions.

After all maccas can be a good first job for a young kid & certainly won't hurt to have maccas on the resume with a reference from the manager.....
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 22:20
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He didn't get the job due honesty?

Were you open and honest enough to discuss the situation?

I saw a McDonalds shirt in your bag and you just told me you don't work there, please explain!

Maybe its his girlfriends? Other friends? He stole it?

Quite frankly, if you didn't follow up and resolve the issue then you are no better than he is.
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 23:06
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Just to get this straight, you didn't give a kid a look in because he didn't tell you that he was working at macca's? Maybe he was embarrassed? Maybe he use to work there, but just kept the shirt?

To be honest i think that that is pathetic on your part.
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Old 3rd Mar 2011, 00:55
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Might I suggest, in all seriousness, I would expect a hopeful presenting to me to be dressed well - either tailored trousers and business shirt (no tie in the Top End, though) or generic pilot uniform minus accoutrements (ie bars, wings, etc), which is my preferred.

This way, I get to see the following:

1. What the person will appear like on the job (visualisation - a very basic psychological effect when trying to influence someone), and
2. Whether the person is disciplined enough to make at least that effort for what amounts to an interview - because if they are not going to that small effort to get a job, what will they be like on a day-to-day-basis in the Company's grind??

A bit judgemental, I know, but first impressions do count.

I missed an early job for exactly this reason, but only found that out months later...

Re the Macca's lad - I'd be quite impressed that he has had the gumption to go out and try to support himself (especially in a supposedly "humble" job)whilst chasing his dream, rather than rely on parent's money or give up after two weeks when the cash has been used up. Hats off from me - maybe he should come speak to me.
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Old 3rd Mar 2011, 03:36
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Would have thought being employed was a good thing, lying on the other hand a bad thing.

If I was hiring someone, would prefer they were employed doing something, it shows a good work ethic, unless they had just turned up to town in the last few days.

Also if they said they can't start for two weeks because they want to give notice to their current employer, I would like that because it shows respect and courtesy and hopefully they would do the same when they were leaving our company.
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Old 3rd Mar 2011, 12:02
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ahhhhh I did forget to mention he did not meet the insurance/company experience requirment. I am sure he had alot going for him however he would not have worked out for us at that time. Maybe for others. I do believe when i went the walk of shame years ago I was told (I would prob kill someone so piss off and leave me alone.) I believe I was alot nicer then that to everyone I see.
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 08:17
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I for one have learnt a lot from this forum, thank you all for your input!

I'm travelling from Darwin through to Broome this month in seek of that first job and hope to make a good impression.

If that means wearing a pilot uniform then so be it.(except for the tie of course )
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Old 8th Mar 2011, 11:27
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I heard that a guy in Kunners is running regular tuition's on how to get that first job? Who to speak to, what to wear, going over aircraft checklists etc. Heard that he's pretty high up in one of the companies so knows what he is talking about. Anyone know where or how i can get in contact with him? Any bit of help works right?
Thanks. P.M is ok.
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Old 15th Sep 2011, 23:17
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Y RE:mote?

It honestly puzzles me why anyone would want to move to a remote town without the comforts of a capital city in order to fly a light piston aircraft below award wages..

Is it not generally agreed by the wider community that any intelligent being would enter the industry via one of the many cadetships on offer by the airlines.

The value in learning the craft in a complex ship seems invaluable?

Thoughts?
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Old 15th Sep 2011, 23:42
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Thoughts?
I think you're a Troll.

DIVOSH!
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Old 16th Sep 2011, 01:32
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Well it was getting a little boring round here

Thats fine BB, stay in the city. Makes it easier for me to find work next year and get my career going in the direction I want (RFDS). Does this make me unintelligent?

With people like you out there Ill be making more driving piston twins in 2 years time than you are in your shiny orange jet getting the captain his morning coffee. But hey, you'll have a sweet uniform right?

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Old 16th Sep 2011, 01:40
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So how is it up north at the moment anyway?

Many people still waiting around for that first gig? Any movement going on?
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Old 16th Sep 2011, 13:11
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Originally Posted by BoeingBoi View Post
It honestly puzzles me why anyone would want to move to a remote town without the comforts of a capital city in order to fly a light piston aircraft below award wages..

Is it not generally agreed by the wider community that any intelligent being would enter the industry via one of the many cadetships on offer by the airlines.

The value in learning the craft in a complex ship seems invaluable?

Thoughts?

Could someone please please please, inform me how an average Aus country town is any less "comfortable" than a capital city??

The "remote" areas boingboy and the like generally refer too are just normal country towns where people live, eat, run business's etc they same as in any other city/ regional centre around the world.

What is this hang up on this forum about Capital cities??

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Old 16th Sep 2011, 23:43
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Don't feed the troll
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Old 15th Nov 2011, 05:27
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how is this season looking? late november too early?
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Old 15th Nov 2011, 05:46
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Never too Early C173, the earlier you are there the more people you beat to the punch!!

And it also depends on which location you're talking about in regards to which Season!! Oh and how many hours you have...you know, the usual :P
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Old 15th Nov 2011, 10:15
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C173,
As has been said many times before, if you are serious about making a go of the flying game, do some research, pick a town/community, move there and settle in.
Go and see the operators, regularly, but don't become a nuscience.
Best of luck.

P.S - Where ever you end up, have an open mind...
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Old 23rd Dec 2011, 21:56
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Merry Christmas all.
After quite a few years of swinging a hammer I have achieved the goal.
Current numbers/endo's:
CPL
NVFR
DG/First Aid
Total Time = 218
Total Command = 85
C206 = 36
182RG = 38
Rest in 172-SP's
22 and single from the Gold Coast, I'm willing to go where the work is.
From my own research I have been looking at making the move over to the Derby Broome region late Jan early Feb.
Have herd a few whispers that there will some good movement in darwin as we get a bit closer to the end of the wet.
Whats the best way to go about seeking accommodation with the inflated rental rates in the top end?
Any advise would be much appreciated
Cheers
Kippers
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Old 23rd Dec 2011, 23:51
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In the same boat but with 180hrs and no tail wheel. Ill also have MECIR by the end of feb.
Where did you get your 200 time?
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Old 25th Dec 2011, 22:56
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Hey SpyderPig
Did pretty much my entire CPL in the 206, up at Redcliffe Aero club.
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