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8th Feb 2019, 03:51
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Posted By Tankengine

You are so right, there is more to life. Of...

You are so right, there is more to life.
Of course the thread name is “Qantas Recruitment “.
If you are not interested that is just fine, equally - if you are not interested then Qantas is better...
8th Feb 2019, 00:34
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Posted By Tankengine

Yep, it does look like we dodged a problem there....

Yep, it does look like we dodged a problem there. ;)
13th Nov 2018, 06:41
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Posted By Tankengine

Yep, of course nobody will say that officially. ...

Yep, of course nobody will say that officially.
Age for employment went from 28 up to 46 over a few years for the same reason and no discrimination allowed (officially) anymore.
Luckily getting in...
13th Nov 2018, 06:33
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Posted By Tankengine

too true! Yet another reason to retire by 60. ;)

too true! Yet another reason to retire by 60. ;)
13th Nov 2018, 04:02
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Posted By Tankengine

The above statement is correct for Qantas over...

The above statement is correct for Qantas over thirty years ago so probably still the case.
I was initially knocked back with no explanation in 1995, they changed eyesight standard (previously the...
14th Sep 2018, 07:00
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Posted By Tankengine

Except usually they are not that good at it! ;)

Except usually they are not that good at it! ;)
6th Sep 2018, 06:39
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Posted By Tankengine

Very true, good ones and tossers from every prior...

Very true, good ones and tossers from every prior area.
Not sure if the current HR run recruitment will be worse or better? Some good guys and gals recruited recently, from a small sample I have...
1st Jul 2018, 10:23
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Posted By Tankengine

The S/Os or CX? ;)

The S/Os or CX? ;)
16th Jun 2018, 11:00
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Posted By Tankengine

Seagull, 4: Keg is not management 5: On long...

Seagull,
4: Keg is not management
5: On long haul types there is not enough landings for captains, first officers and second officers to stay current.
6: Good luck with arguing that with...
3rd Jun 2018, 04:21
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Posted By Tankengine

RIN = Reduction In Numbers, when fleet size...

RIN = Reduction In Numbers, when fleet size reduces so less pilots required.
3rd Jun 2018, 01:31
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Posted By Tankengine

It wasn’t just the older guys, a lot of...

It wasn’t just the older guys, a lot of youngsters had new plastic aircraft and promotions in their eyes.
3rd Jun 2018, 00:36
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Posted By Tankengine

5 weeks or so ground school then 5 weeks or so...

5 weeks or so ground school then 5 weeks or so for sims. At least that is what a recent conversion took, initial may be a bit longer.
3rd Jun 2018, 00:30
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Posted By Tankengine

Stop calling me Shirley! Hourly rate higher for...

Stop calling me Shirley!
Hourly rate higher for less credited hours due no night credits.
Lack of additional pay credits for long flights mean 787 is quite a total pay drop for the sectors the two...
2nd Jun 2018, 10:54
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Posted By Tankengine

Actually he was advised by someone onside not to...

Actually he was advised by someone onside not to put his retirement paperwork in as VR was coming! :)
2nd Jun 2018, 09:52
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Posted By Tankengine

Targetting VR By age is illegal discrimination. ...

Targetting VR By age is illegal discrimination.
Last time a 64.9 year old got 12 Months pay to leave! :)
30th May 2018, 19:48
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Posted By Tankengine

Why state my age for you? - it is on my profile...

Why state my age for you? - it is on my profile on every post!
How close to retirement? Different question as one of Qantas’ planning errors is thinking everyone is going to 65 which is certainly...
30th May 2018, 19:37
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Posted By Tankengine

I can assure you no 747 Captain who is not...

I can assure you no 747 Captain who is not approaching 65 will go to the 737.
I have been there, done that, not needing to go back and not approaching 65 (or 60 for that matter!)
Younger pilots...
29th May 2018, 13:27
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Posted By Tankengine

You should be more worried about those that don’t...

You should be more worried about those that don’t leave, (some even over 65 ), they are the ones stopping you from getting a slot. I have never seen anyone worried about senior pilots leaving early...
29th May 2018, 13:23
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Posted By Tankengine

So now nobody can retire when they want to? What...

So now nobody can retire when they want to? What age are you going to retire, your plan or when the company decides they don’t want your aircraft?
Remember, they are going to get rid of the Jumbo,...
29th May 2018, 06:43
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Posted By Tankengine

Except for the retraining once the Rinned 747...

Except for the retraining once the Rinned 747 Captain retires six months after checking out on the 380 due to the f$&@ you attitude most of us have about management now!
25th May 2018, 08:06
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Posted By Tankengine

My theory is that the 747 will be around until...

My theory is that the 747 will be around until “project sunrise” is about to arrive giving a few more options.
In any case it will be a shitfight. Of course if fuel prices spike then it will go on...
25th May 2018, 04:47
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Posted By Tankengine

FAS is defined, it is not related to what you...

FAS is defined, it is not related to what you actually fly.
For div 1 and 2 it is 132hrs per bid period, I think 170hrs for Div3.
24th May 2018, 09:07
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Posted By Tankengine

If you are talking super there would be no change.

If you are talking super there would be no change.
24th May 2018, 09:04
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Posted By Tankengine

True, if they could be stuffed. Go sick when the...

True, if they could be stuffed. Go sick when the course gets hard etc.
A package might be cheaper. ;)
23rd May 2018, 10:38
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Posted By Tankengine

Not everyone will go to 60. 747 retirement will...

Not everyone will go to 60. 747 retirement will tempt some to leave early.
17th May 2018, 02:26
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Posted By Tankengine

One of the best things about the whole Qantas...

One of the best things about the whole Qantas pilot situation is choice (tempered by seniority and time).
When first hired you are allocated a type, now that type should be 787 but occasionally...
14th May 2018, 08:56
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Posted By Tankengine

His post history re questions about cadet entry...

His post history re questions about cadet entry to Cathay, Air Hong Kong, US regionals, interspersed with Qantas recruitment
would suggest someone trying to join an Airline but failing at it -...
14th May 2018, 08:04
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Posted By Tankengine

Too true! So easy to look at someones previous...

Too true! So easy to look at someones previous posts to see their History, and to see if they are actually PP or wannabees with a chip!
;)
14th May 2018, 07:32
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Posted By Tankengine

Red face The hourly rates for the awards are public....

The hourly rates for the awards are public. Absolute max hours per bid period is 180, IF you can fit that in without infringing 900hours. “Element 3” (google the award) additional pay (overtime) is...
10th Mar 2018, 00:53
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Posted By Tankengine

This is a Qantas recruitment thread: That is...

This is a Qantas recruitment thread:
That is the way we do it.
All captains are so authorised (once landee qualified)
If your knickers are in a knot about Qantas policy, then : don’t apply!:p
7th Mar 2018, 23:16
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Posted By Tankengine

Well, the ICUS “program” at my major airline...

Well, the ICUS “program” at my major airline seems to work just fine.
Amazing how a thread on Qantas recruitment attracts so many posters with zero knowledge of either Qantas or recruitment! ;)
15th Sep 2017, 11:44
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Posted By Tankengine

Heading to the 787 has always been the plan for...

Heading to the 787 has always been the plan for new hires once the initial 330 backlog has been filled.
17th Jun 2017, 10:16
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Posted By Tankengine

I don't know or care. ;) However the ability to...

I don't know or care. ;)
However the ability to do it should be there, as per the MOU.
6th Jun 2017, 11:45
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Posted By Tankengine

If it helps I was on hold for over 15 months. I...

If it helps I was on hold for over 15 months. I doubt if Qantas are any better at recruitment now than all those years ago.
20th May 2017, 05:28
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Posted By Tankengine

The reasons are irrelevant.:zzz: The fact is...

The reasons are irrelevant.:zzz:

The fact is that not everyone has the same idea of an ideal life or career and some Jetstar Captains may wish to take advantage of the MOU.;)
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