trekster
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Its Official! ((self Gloss))

Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:51 pm

Well, did not want to say anything on here until I had sorted one more thing, and that was sorted about 30 min ago.

On the 24th October I went to London for an Interview with BA who I currently work for. Better pay, a uniform position, and a lot more responsibility than my current position.

I went through a kinda hard test, and an interview with 2 nice people that calmed me down as it had been a bit of a morning lol.

Well, on the 19th November, at around 1600, I got a message, called a number, and was informed I had been successful and had passed. I was given a start date of the 14th January at LHR. WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO

I today got a place to live, in West Drayton in a converted mill house (Flat share with one other guy, non airline related) with a nice pub opposite, and Im told a decent Sunday dinner pub 10 min walk down the road in Bucks.

I have been up here in Manchester for just under 3 years now, so am leaving a lot of Friends (and my best mate who's the closest thing I have to a brother (u know who u are) ) up here for a move to London (AHHHHHHHHH)

Going to defiantly be an interesting 2008 I feel
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Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:53 pm

Congraulations and Kudos Trekster.
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Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:53 pm



Quoting Trekster (Thread starter):
On the 24th October I went to London for an Interview with BA who I currently work for. Better pay, a uniform position, and a lot more responsibility than my current position.

Congratulations ! What job will you be doing (for which read "Will you be in a position to give me an upgrade or not ?"  Smile )
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Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:02 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 2):
Will you be in a position to give me an upgrade or not

hmmmmm

NO!!!!

Its working the flight connections and ticket desks (any one do that for BA at the mo, could really do with help and more insight on the job) Hopefully as well in T5, which will be amazing.
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Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:43 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 2):
"Will you be in a position to give me an upgrade or not ?"

Pah, some people are hust never satisfied with Business Class  grumpy 

Quoting Trekster (Thread starter):
a nice pub opposite, and Im told a decent Sunday dinner pub 10 min walk down the road in Bucks.

Well apart from the job - that's something to celebrate about in itself  bigthumbsup  But yes, congrats Dan on the job - I'm sure it will be great fun!  champagne 


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Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:12 pm

Congratulations - sounds like an interesting job. Presumably you will be part of T5 when it opens?
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Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:54 pm



Quoting Trekster (Reply 3):
hmmmmm

NO!!!!

Bastard !  grumpy 

Quoting Trekster (Reply 3):
Its working the flight connections and ticket desks (any one do that for BA at the mo, could really do with help and more insight on the job) Hopefully as well in T5, which will be amazing.

Hope you're well up on your ticketing skills, you'll be dealing with a LOT of complex changes to partially used tickets. BA are rolling out Ticket Changer so hopefully a lot of it will be automated, but you'll need to know your Res and Ticketing, I reckon - lots of last minute changes and rebooks if people miss their connections.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 4):
Pah, some people are hust never satisfied with Business Class

As a wholly superior being, I deserve First Class.
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Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:16 pm

Congrats on the new job!!!! Big grin Good luck with the move, and everything that goes along with it  Smile.

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Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:37 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 6):
Hope you're well up on your ticketing skills, you'll be dealing with a LOT of complex changes to partially used tickets. BA are rolling out Ticket Changer so hopefully a lot of it will be automated, but you'll need to know your Res and Ticketing, I reckon - lots of last minute changes and rebooks if people miss their connections.

It will mean learning a new system, but its a LONG training course, so should get all i need. I'm uptodate on fare rules and the like as do changes at the moment (as well as sales)
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Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:48 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 6):
As a wholly superior being, I deserve First Class.

...but can't afford to actually pay for it?  eyebrow 


And congratulations and good luck, Trekster!  bigthumbsup 
 
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Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:49 pm



Quoting Klaus (Reply 9):
...but can't afford to actually pay for it?

I shouldn't have to. It should be bestowed upon me by a grateful universe.  tongue 
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Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 10):
I shouldn't have to. It should be bestowed upon me by a grateful universe.

I think the universe is somewhat preoccupied with the trail of scorched earth you're generally leaving behind. That may explain why it's not in a mood to bestow any favours on you on top!
 
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Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:37 pm



Quoting Klaus (Reply 9):
...but can't afford to actually pay for it?

Oh, hey can pay for one...but needs two to fit... duck 
 
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Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 12):
Oh, he can pay for one...but needs two to fit...

Different scale but the same principle...
 
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:09 am

Congradulations on your new position. Good luck and learn all you can.

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Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:29 am

Congratulations, Trekster!

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Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:40 am

Congratulations Dan!

 yes 
 
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:48 am



Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 12):
Oh, hey can pay for one...but needs two to fit...

You're now in my book of Bald People Who Annoy Me (along with Skidmarks). You have been warned !  grumpy 

Quoting Klaus (Reply 11):
I think the universe is somewhat preoccupied with the trail of scorched earth you're generally leaving behind.

Leaving behind a trail of desperate gnawing envy and shattered hopes is the curse of fabulousness. The universe understands.
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:18 am



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 18):
You have been warned !

I...I...was...referring...to the...sizeable greatness...that you carry, SIR!

(There, did I save myself from a fate worse than death?)

And next time you compare me to Skidz, I'll just have to kill you, man!!!  grumpy 
 
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:58 am



Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 19):
(There, did I save myself from a fate worse than death?)

No. Prepare to be smited, and commend your soul to, um, me. BwuAHhahahah !!

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 19):
And next time you compare me to Skidz, I'll just have to kill you, man!!!

You are both bald and annoying - I see no difference. You are indistinguishable.  biggrin 
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:07 am

Congratulations, Dan

Should be interesting working at LHR T5 when it opens next year.
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:12 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 18):
Leaving behind a trail of desperate gnawing envy and shattered hopes is the curse of fabulousness. The universe understands.

The fact that it isn't pampering you with any ticket upgrades should tell you a thing or two about its mood...
 
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:26 pm

Congrats on the new position!!! a couple of my colleagues from LGW also got the same position as yourself so you may see them on your training course!!!

Good Luck enjoy LHR!!!
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:41 pm

Great news, Dan Big grin

Congrats
 
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:55 pm

Congratulations on the new job. I'll keep an eye out for you as I'm passing through. As its my local airport I use it regularly  Smile

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 2):
"Will you be in a position to give me an upgrade or not ?"

Hmm not important enough to use the VIP terminal like some of us considerably more fabulous people JGP ??? How very common of you. I shudder to think what it might be like standing in those long security queues next to smelly unwashed students and the like.  snooty 
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:27 pm

Congrats and wish you the best luck.
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:52 pm



Quoting Klaus (Reply 22):
The fact that it isn't pampering you with any ticket upgrades should tell you a thing or two about its mood...

The universe is being difficult and badly behaved at the moment. I shall have Sharp Words.

Quoting Cornish (Reply 25):
Hmm not important enough to use the VIP terminal like some of us considerably more fabulous people JGP ??? How very common of you. I shudder to think what it might be like standing in those long security queues next to smelly unwashed students and the like.

One doesn't stand in long security queues - flying to TLV 2 weeks ago they opened a whole new security line at LHR T1 just for me. Clearly they recognised my inate deservingness. At NCE I have a special card that lets me use the secret special security gate that no-one may know - it's like being a Freemason !  Smile
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Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 27):
The universe is being difficult and badly behaved at the moment. I shall have Sharp Words.

Draw a number, like everybody else. Big grin
 
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:58 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 27):
One doesn't stand in long security queues - flying to TLV 2 weeks ago they opened a whole new security line at LHR T1 just for me. Clearly they recognised my inate deservingness.

They've learned since that other drama diva Diana Ross threw a strop once Big grin

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 27):
The universe is being difficult and badly behaved at the moment. I shall have Sharp Words.

At the very least I congratulate you for a fabulous bit of thread hijacking  bigthumbsup 
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Quoting Cornish (Reply 29):
At the very least I congratulate you for a fabulous bit of thread hijacking

:-P It's only self-gloss, nobody minds. And anyway, he says he won't give me an upgrade, so yar boo sucks to him and his job  grumpy 

 Silly hijack over, we may return to Miami now.
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:10 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 20):
Prepare to be smited, and commend your soul to, um, me.

You have proven your foolishness by asking for my soul!!  devil 

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 20):
You are both bald and annoying - I see no difference

I am way better looking, and my 'thing' still works. Big difference.
 
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:15 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 30):
:-P It's only self-gloss, nobody minds. And anyway, he says he won't give me an upgrade, so yar boo sucks to him and his job

hijack over, we may return to Miami now.

I take it you're not going to get an upgrade to Miami either  Silly
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:28 pm



Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 31):
I am way better looking, and my 'thing' still works. Big difference.

I have no way of knowing that and PLEASE no I don't want proof !  yuck 

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 31):
You have proven your foolishness by asking for my soul!!

I don't want your soul - it is already condemned to writhe and hiss in outer darkness where there is wailing and gnashing of teeth (i.e. Cleveland).
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Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 33):
I don't want your soul

Oh, damn! I thought I might be going to a better place than I am now... cry 
 
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:42 pm

Well done Dan! The shame of a self gloss thread, may it remain with you for time to come.

See you in there Wink
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Quoting Cornish (Reply 25):
How very common of you. I shudder to think what it might be like standing in those long security queues next to smelly unwashed students and the like.

Pah, you generalist! Some of us students shower, the really posh ones do it at least once a week! Big grin
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:21 pm



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 36):
the really posh ones do it at least once a week!

You on the other hand, prefer a more "agricultural" approach. One dip every spring  Smile
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:23 pm

HAHAHAHAHA

Great come back JGPH1A
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:23 pm



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 37):
You on the other hand, prefer a more "agricultural" approach. One dip every spring

More like one every morning, so long as I'm not running late, like this morning. Although my wet hair began to freeze on Tuesday morning whilst stood at the bus stop  grumpy 
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:39 pm



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 39):
Although my wet hair began to freeze on Tuesday morning whilst stood at the bus stop

You had to mention hair to him just to make him jealous, didn't you?
 
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Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:49 pm



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 39):
Although my wet hair began to freeze on Tuesday morning whilst stood at the bus stop

Get a haircut, you hippie !

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 40):
You had to mention hair to him just to make him jealous, didn't you?

Who's jealous ? I have a full glorious head of rich chestnut locks shot through with the odd grey platinum highlight. Unlike you, Mr. Solar Panel Chrome-dome  rotfl 
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Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 41):
I have a full glorious head of rich chestnut locks shot through with the odd grey platinum highlight. Unlike you, Mr. Solar Panel Chrome-dome

Toupees don't count!

Plus, I willingly SHAVE my hair...otherwise it grows way to quickly.

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Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 42):
Plus, I willingly SHAVE my hair

Yerrsss - keep telling yourself that, Kojak. Who loves ya, baby ?
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Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 43):

That's it for me...I bow down to greatness...  white 
 
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Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 44):
That's it for me...I bow down to greatness...

I acknowledge your respectful worship with a regal wave of my hand.

 biggrin 
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Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:34 pm

Anyone here know West Drayton, or live there.

Thats the area im moving to, and would not mind a little background on the area (already looked on line, but personal experience is always good)
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Quoting Trekster (Reply 46):
Anyone here know West Drayton, or live there.

If they do live there, it won't be for long. Isn't West Drayton about to be improved beyond measure bulldozed and concreted over to make way for the 3rd runway ?

Quoting Trekster (Reply 46):
Thats the area im moving to, and would not mind a little background on the area (already looked on line, but personal experience is always good)

Is that definite ? There are some other nice areas not far from LHR like Twickenham or Richmond, depending on how close you need to be to work.
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Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:23 pm

Considering i had about a month to find a place, and could only afford one visit to London as the rest of my pay is going on the move, rent and the like, I had no choice
will stay here a few months while training then can look again.
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Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:06 am

Congratulations Daniel! I am so happy for you and proud of you too! Hope to see you soon in London Big grin

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