Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#3760292 - 03/31/13 12:33 PM Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For  
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,597
FishTaco Offline
Mister Cromulent
FishTaco  Offline
Mister Cromulent
Member

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,597
Perth, Western Australia
After so many years of trying, finally managed to secure myself an I.T job working for an airline! W00t!

God it's been hard work; here in Aus, to get into the airlines, it's usually a matter of who you know, not what you know, but in this case, I was selected out of 200 applicants. I'm very happy at the moment; the boss has already discussed my future in the company.

They've needed another person for some time; by years end we will have 400 staff to look after. Lots and lots of projects on the way, I can't wait. Airline flies mainly Embraer 120's, and Fokker F-100's. Haven't asked if they have a simulator on site yet....M'wahaha!

My new manager's very keen too; his been there for a few years, but he only learnt to fly gliders due to having a young family.

Can't help but think I will be a different person after next week, just had to share the news.

Cheers all,

AJ.


Kindest regards,

AJ

"If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete." - The Art of War - Sun Tzu
Inline advert (2nd and 3rd post)

#3760295 - 03/31/13 12:37 PM Re: Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For [Re: FishTaco]  
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 2,708
Paul Rix Offline
Senior Member
Paul Rix  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 2,708
NW of Austin, Tx
Congratulations AJ! Landing a job from a pool of 200 applicants is no mean feat. Nicely done!


Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.
Carl Sagan
#3760297 - 03/31/13 12:40 PM Re: Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For [Re: FishTaco]  
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 111,157
PanzerMeyer Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
PanzerMeyer  Offline
Pro-Consul of Florida
King Crimson - SimHQ's Top Poster

Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 111,157
Miami, FL USA
Congrats Fish!


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#3760298 - 03/31/13 12:41 PM Re: Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For [Re: FishTaco]  
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,597
FishTaco Offline
Mister Cromulent
FishTaco  Offline
Mister Cromulent
Member

Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,597
Perth, Western Australia
Thanks Paul.

Once I settle in, I'll post some airside photos. It's making me feel more and more like getting my currency back, despite the cost. Now I just need to shed that surplus 20 kilos. Thanks very much 40's! LOL.


Cheers,

AJ.


Kindest regards,

AJ

"If you know the enemy and know yourself, your victory will not stand in doubt; if you know Heaven and know Earth, you may make your victory complete." - The Art of War - Sun Tzu
#3760300 - 03/31/13 12:45 PM Re: Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For [Re: FishTaco]  
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 2,708
Paul Rix Offline
Senior Member
Paul Rix  Offline
Senior Member

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 2,708
NW of Austin, Tx
I'm fighting the same problem wink


Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.
Carl Sagan
#3760309 - 03/31/13 01:49 PM Re: Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For [Re: FishTaco]  
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,673
killdevil Offline
Ruddy Duck
killdevil  Offline
Ruddy Duck
Member

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,673
E.City, North Carolina
thumbsup I like the part about you being a different person. Our job is such a big part of our life, so having one you like is always a plus. Good luck.


CSG_Rummy
#3760310 - 03/31/13 01:51 PM Re: Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For [Re: Paul Rix]  
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 13,784
PFunk Offline
SimHQ Redneck
PFunk  Offline
SimHQ Redneck
Veteran

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 13,784
N. Central Texas
Originally Posted By: Paul Rix
I'm fighting the same problem wink


Me too.


"A little luck & a little government is necessary to get by, but only a fool places his complete trust in either one." - PJ O'Rourke

www.sixmanfootball.com
#3760313 - 03/31/13 01:54 PM Re: Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For [Re: FishTaco]  
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 11,236
531 Ghost Offline
USMC
531 Ghost  Offline
USMC
Veteran

Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 11,236
Elizabeth City NC
Congratulations Fish! In times like these, jobs of any kind aren't easy to get!


Originally Posted by Abraham Lincoln
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.


#3760325 - 03/31/13 02:26 PM Re: Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For [Re: FishTaco]  
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,111
Wrecking Crew Offline
Smooth Operator
Wrecking Crew  Offline
Smooth Operator
Hotshot

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,111
Colorado
Congrats Fish! Way to go on the new job - I hope it works out very well for you.

Now go watch Airplane!

WC

#3760345 - 03/31/13 03:13 PM Re: Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For [Re: FishTaco]  
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,163
CyBerkut Offline
Administrator
CyBerkut  Offline
Administrator
Hotshot

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,163
Florida
Nicely done, Fish! That is excellent news. It sounds like your new boss is one of the good ones!

#3760348 - 03/31/13 03:18 PM Re: Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For [Re: FishTaco]  
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,210
Tarnsman Offline
Hotshot
Tarnsman  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 6,210
USA
Congratulations!
Great news.

#3760357 - 03/31/13 03:32 PM Re: Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For [Re: FishTaco]  
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,789
Smokin_Hole Offline
Member
Smokin_Hole  Offline
Member

Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,789
Noooo...

They've sucked another one into their evil cabal! Enjoy it! I'm at my 5th (6th if I count the A320 wet-lease with Virgin Express) and I can tell you it's feast or famine. An airline, unless its state-supported like Emirates or Singapore, is in a continuous state of crisis. If you can handle the stress, it is a blast!

#3760363 - 03/31/13 03:39 PM Re: Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For [Re: FishTaco]  
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,051
WangoTango Offline
Hotshot
WangoTango  Offline
Hotshot

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,051
Ontario, Canada
Happy for you, enjoy this next chapter of your life.


You gotta be crazy, you gotta have a real need
You gotta sleep on your toes, and when you're on the street
You gotta be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed
And then moving in silently, down wind and out of sight
You gotta strike when the moment is right without thinking
#3760367 - 03/31/13 03:44 PM Re: Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For [Re: FishTaco]  
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 20,733
oldgrognard Offline
Administrator
oldgrognard  Offline
Administrator
Lifer

Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 20,733
USA
Congratulations. Hope it all goes well now.

Then get back to flying.


Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Someday your life will flash in front of your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.
#3760445 - 03/31/13 08:19 PM Re: Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For [Re: FishTaco]  
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,082
- Ice Offline
Veteran
- Ice  Offline
Veteran

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,082
Philippines / North East UK
Congratulations! It's hard enough finding a job these days, nevermind one you like! Good work!


- Ice
#3760447 - 03/31/13 08:22 PM Re: Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For [Re: FishTaco]  
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,073
WalterNowi Offline
Member
WalterNowi  Offline
Member

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,073
Arcadia, CA
Congratulations!

#3760449 - 03/31/13 08:24 PM Re: Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For [Re: WalterNowi]  
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,474
Biggles07 Offline
Member
Biggles07  Offline
Member

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,474
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.
Good on yer Taco, hope you enjoy it and its always nice to hear of a happy ending these days. thumbsup


"I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals".

Sir Winston Churchill
#3760510 - 03/31/13 11:13 PM Re: Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For [Re: FishTaco]  
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 9,248
U-96 Offline
%!#Stack Overflow#!%
U-96  Offline
%!#Stack Overflow#!%
Hotshot

Joined: May 2000
Posts: 9,248
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Well done mate. Be nice to security and catering and you're peachy smile

#3760561 - 04/01/13 02:08 AM Re: Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For [Re: FishTaco]  
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 9,710
Legend Offline
Legsie is such a
Legend  Offline
Legsie is such a
Hotshot

Joined: May 2000
Posts: 9,710
Zutphen, NL / ShangHai, China
Congratulations FT!

Wait with the camera until after the trial period, though wink


There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the universe is for it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
#3760710 - 04/01/13 01:13 PM Re: Finally Got The Break I've Been Waiting For [Re: FishTaco]  
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 20,144
Top Gun Offline
Lifer
Top Gun  Offline
Lifer

Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 20,144
Roch-Vegas NH
congrats, I hope it really works out for you!


XboxLive Tag: DOBrienTG1969

Dave O'Brien,
Top Gun Photography
Nikon D500 & D7200
Nikkor 70-200VR AF-s F/2.8
Sigma 50-500 & 17-50 F2.8
Sigma 150-600
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  RacerGT 

Quick Search
Recent Articles
Support SimHQ

If you shop on Amazon use this Amazon link to support SimHQ
.
Social


Recent Topics
Justice for Maddie
by RossUK. 06/04/20 11:11 AM
Perhaps My Final Flight
by FishTaco. 06/04/20 02:59 AM
Blue Angel's will transition to the Rhino
by CyBerkut. 06/02/20 12:41 PM
The pancake chef...
by Mr_Blastman. 05/31/20 06:33 PM
DOSBox/MS-DOS6
by MarkG. 05/31/20 02:14 PM
Question for gun lovers
by Blade_RJ. 05/30/20 02:54 PM
The Last British Destroyer Commander of WWII
by F4UDash4. 05/30/20 12:43 PM
I'm down to one game.....
by PanzerMeyer. 05/29/20 02:19 PM
Copyright 1997-2016, SimHQ Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0