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Jetstar charges job applicants for an interview

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Yada Yada

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smh.com.au said:
Even without the Jetstar job, it's a loser-pay system
Scott Rochfort
July 14, 2006


THE no-frills Qantas subsidiary Jetstar has mastered the art of cost-cutting to the point that it is charging would-be international flight attendants $89 for a job interview. And that does not cover the cost of the medical that follows if the interview is a success.

Four months before the launch of Jetstar International services to Asia, the airline has also refused to rule out becoming the first Qantas subsidiary to embrace the Howard Government's new industrial relations laws.

A Jetstar spokesman, Simon Westaway, said the airline had already received 1000 "expressions of interest" for the 240 long-haul crew jobs being offered.

Although the jobs were advertised last weekend, Mr Westaway said Jetstar was yet to decide what work agreements the crews would be on.

While Jetstar's domestic arm is negotiating a collective agreement with its 550 crew, there are suspicions the airline could bypass unions and draft its own Australian workplace agreements for its long-haul crews.

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It seems there is still a lot of competition out there for flight crew jobs.
 

bravoecho1

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Yada Yada,

I totally agree. The name escape me but there is a recruitment company that now handles a number of airlines.

If memory serves me correctly, I think if you keep applying to QF there is also a fee, but don't quote me on that.
 

drron

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Part of the fee is for a personality test.So if they find one you miss out?
 

Yada Yada

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drron said:
Part of the fee is for a personality test.So if they find one you miss out?
If they find one and it's grumpy, you are sent to the Qantas HR department. :eek: :mrgreen:
 

N860CR

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If they find one, and its grumpy, rude and lacking totally in any customer focus - then you're offered the job!
 

bigjobs

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Does anyone know the name of the personality assessment that is used in this process?
 

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If I recall correctly, Ryanair was charging pilot applicants £50 just to lodge an application. They might still be doing that too :-|
 

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You need to pay jetstar for the privilige of applying for a job with them. :confused:

What a nice little money spinner that could become for jetstar. Hire the people they need but then continue to advertise for positions that do not exist. No need to fly passengers to make money but entice potential flight attendants to apply for a job regularly.
 

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I think this article is at least a little beat up against Jetstar.

Many employers pass on costs for various expenses related to job applications. (And no I'm not talking about certain jobs where they're happy to fly you around the world for interviews)

I agree that certain payments should not have to be made until the employee is offered a job (eg the Security check) and I think other payments should be bourne by Jetstar (eg the Psych check) rather than the applicant, but unfortunately that's the world we live in...
 
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