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Old 12th Aug 2018, 08:26
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Join Date: Jan 2012
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I have been pretty negative on BA SH and there are good reasons for that. I then asked myself what is it that I do not like? Is it that I don’t like my job or is it that I just have a really good home life? The problems here are little more than delays due to ATC in Europe, workload and rostering due to a error in manpower planning and BALPA selling out SH to protect LH. A quote from a friend of mine on LH. “Nobody gives a sh&t about SH, it’s never even talked about other than to say they are never going back”. Something has to change. I know a number of captains who are considering going RHS LH to escape. If you only desire SH and being at home BA is not it, if you want options then that’s very different.

It’s easy to piss and moan from a privileged position but on balance there are jobs I have had which I would love to go back too, but BA whilst not perfect is not bad enough to leave either and if JSS destroys my home life (probable) then there are options such as part time.......which I understand Klaus hates and wants to stamp out, or ditching the 4th stripe for RHS LH.

Applications closed? Probably......remember how keen we all used to be.
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 15:04
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Originally Posted by bex88 View Post
there are options such as part time.......which I understand Klaus hates and wants to stamp out
Klaus can go screw himself. By law BA has to provide part time options. Rather than bitch and moan about it he should consider why so many people (including myself, a soon to be PP4 SH FO and about to put the RTR request in as soon as some home renovations are made) feel they have to go part time in order to make life work..
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 16:04
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I gather the rumours about restricting part time were to restrict the current numbers. This would mean new part timers having to wait until an existing part timer retired or gave it up. Apparently some other countries run it that way?
Wiggy....it was slightly tongue in cheek.....I was having a good day....usually Iím the guy that retires early to bed to ďchill and watch some NetflixĒ....I manage to avoid the duty of care stuff as Iím nowhere to be seen......
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 16:33
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.I manage to avoid the duty of care stuff as Iím nowhere to be seen......
very wise.....
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 17:36
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Originally Posted by hunterboy View Post
I gather the rumours about restricting part time were to restrict the current numbers. This would mean new part timers having to wait until an existing part timer retired or gave it up.

On a temporary basis whilst the crew numbers are low it’s probably the current score until they’ve got more people in but as a permanent long term policy they’d be on an extremely sticky wicket trying that. I’d guess that rumour will remain unrealised.



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Old 12th Aug 2018, 17:56
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Hopefully the new p/t options with JSS will help with any problems of p/t availability.
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 02:24
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Originally Posted by RexBanner View Post


Klaus can go screw himself. By law BA has to provide part time options. Rather than bitch and moan about it he should consider why so many people (including myself, a soon to be PP4 SH FO and about to put the RTR request in as soon as some home renovations are made) feel they have to go part time in order to make life work..

Wow.

The name ‘Klaus’ is very familiar. I thought that it couldn’t possibly be the same one. It is. And the same trail spreads itself across three countries, and four airlines.

It’s an ill wind that blows.





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Old 20th Aug 2018, 15:30
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Another email today from BA asking me to book my interview, but still no slots - I checked 1 hour after the email was sent. Were there any available today?
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 16:09
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Originally Posted by SandwichOfficer View Post
Another email today from BA asking me to book my interview, but still no slots - I checked 1 hour after the email was sent. Were there any available today?
Checked this morning myself and didnít have any available.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 16:20
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Originally Posted by Thegreenmachine View Post


Checked this morning myself and didnít have any available.
was that for an interview slot or a sim slot?
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 16:56
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Originally Posted by kendrick47247 View Post


was that for an interview slot or a sim slot?
interview slot
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 17:35
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Originally Posted by SandwichOfficer View Post
Another email today from BA asking me to book my interview, but still no slots - I checked 1 hour after the email was sent. Were there any available today?
Did stage II at the beginning of July. I've logged in to check literally hundreds of times between now and then but no sim slots available.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 18:25
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Originally Posted by kendrick47247 View Post


was that for an interview slot or a sim slot?
Apologies. Yes Iím waiting to book a sim, not an interview.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 21:30
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Join Date: Aug 2018
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Originally Posted by clvf88 View Post
Did stage II at the beginning of July. I've logged in to check literally hundreds of times between now and then but no sim slots available.
Same situation. It seems No slots have been loaded yet.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 23:58
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Join Date: May 2006
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Stage 2 interview

Hi all,

i have passed stage 1 and will be hopefully booking stage 2 very soon. Has anyone passed/gone through stage 2 and could offer some insight, particularly on the personal interview?
much appreciated.

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Old 21st Aug 2018, 12:06
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Join Date: Mar 2018
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Originally Posted by SandwichOfficer View Post
Another email today from BA asking me to book my interview, but still no slots - I checked 1 hour after the email was sent. Were there any available today?
Its an automated system mate, there havenít been any sim slots released for at least 5 weeks. Only 1 slot opened up for the 21st of August because a guy I know cancelled his. And it was gone in a minute. Just keep checking!
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Old 22nd Aug 2018, 08:41
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Some slots out for September.
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Old 22nd Aug 2018, 13:42
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Originally Posted by cycles gladiator View Post
Some slots out for September.
Yeah got a text from my mate this morning, luckily got myself booked in for 13/9. Happy days. Hope you all got a date in too!
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Old 22nd Aug 2018, 20:19
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Originally Posted by cycles gladiator View Post
Some slots out for September.
Good luck to everyone in the process, last step. Anyone with info on how long is the wait in the pool.
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Old 23rd Aug 2018, 07:35
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Originally Posted by g118 View Post


Good luck to everyone in the process, last step. Anyone with info on how long is the wait in the pool.
Ive heard thereís currently about 40 people in the pool and they will only be in there while they get dates and classes formed.
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