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Worst mistake you've made?

Old 3rd Apr 2006, 23:41
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me too sicky but then i ocassionally read things like this:

"Out of the 15 on my course at Cabair, there is only one person who hasn't got a job. Only 2 of these were sponsored, and one of them dropped out anyway!"

these things cheer me up!
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 00:03
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This is true!! Sometimes i read threads that are so depressing, then i look at the date and it says 2002/2003. Things certainly seem to have picked up since those days anyway!
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 00:20
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Look where he is, sicky! The market seems to be a lot better in the UK than anywhere else int he world at the moment. I am not surprised - we work Europe-wide and most of our competition is in the UK, even when it would be natural for a European company to take the work.
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 02:34
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I did overlook that send clowns, you have a good point! Another comforting point at that!!
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 10:01
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It is a fact that people in the UK have far more chance to get a job. I don't know how many companies are overthere, but it is a lot. Here in Belgium we only have about 5 or 6 companies. So that's it. And as a foreigner i have have no chance in a other country, like the Uk eg.
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 12:50
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What's the worst mistake I made? well it's nothing to do with flying in general but it has something to do with those big jets at work, here goes:

I went into work one last summer morining(2005) at Manchester Airport and was called out to load a PIA 747 bound for JFK( second day of at work, I woz a newbee). Anyhow I make my way down to the bay it's parked which is like 2miles away, and since I wasn't assigned to a specific crew nobody had expected me and those who noticed me turn up were quiet surprised since they'd done all the hard work and only crew bags were waiting to be loaded
so I make my way up the belt and ino the back of the 747 cargo hold about 15ft high above ground, during this time I failed to notice that my unknown crew memebrs were already making their way back to the brew rooms. As I was stacking the bags, which weiged like they has bricks! PIA service, I noticed how everything suddenly went so quiet, no cars, nobody shouting, so I decided to take alook out of the door and noticed the ramp had gone, no drivers or soul on the Apron! OH SHI**T! i thought then the cargo lights flickered off and I hear the engines start up, chokes removed and plane starts rolling bak off bay, HOLY SH**t i thought
luckilly the ramp co-ordinator came bombing back to rescue me, otherwise I would have aended up in JFK only in the form of a frozen chip!
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 21:52
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Originally Posted by dboy
...as a foreigner i have have no chance in a other country, like the Uk eg
Not true at all! I know people of various nationalities flying in the UK. I admit I don't know any Belgians, but you can't be worse than the French
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Old 4th Apr 2006, 23:23
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Originally Posted by Ringway004
What's the worst mistake I made?
Must have bee really scary !
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