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    Posted: 24 January 2007 at 17:15
hey everyone!

i got offered a place!

wwwwoooo hhhhooooo!

ne1 else? xx
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yep im with olympic too!!! when and where you going to im going out to corfu on 10th april!!!
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woo hoo!

another fellow olympic rep! well done u!

im a high season rep cuz im at uni so wont be going till june but still i cant wait!

i dont no either where i will be based since i wont find out until i go to greece for my training but im hoping sumwhere young and lively like malia, faliraki, kos...anywhere!!! woo hoo

i no a couple of other olympic reps who r full season and based in crete!

i cant wait! so once u send off ur deatails and 150 bond...wot happens next? im so eager...i wana no everything lol

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I got an offer, but not loving the need to reply so fast - I still have interviews I kinda wanna attend, to see what the other companies would be like... hmm

And I got offerd a job for Sunsail, who pay a damn lot less, but, well, yatchts. Rich men, in a beach club with free watersports all summer. Need to maked a decision!

In the olympic interview they sure made it look like it would be hard work 6/7 days a week. Aghh! I dont know what to do! Congrats to you hun x mwah x
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hey all

i sent off my contracts and my 150 and nothing happenned since then but just this morning recived a starter pack and some useful hints and tips i also spoke to julian pearl and asked him where i wood be based and he said corfu which is great and all but i wanna be based in kavos god i hope i get that or ill be on the first plane home, i had that sort of problem you gotta send your money off fast or you wont be gaurenteed a place but what the hell at least its a starting block i suppose anyway back to work for me
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hey ya!

i sent mine all off yest! so how long did u have to wait until you recieved the starter pack? i want one!lol

everyone i have spken to that has got the job with olympic is being placed in crete!

i dotn mind where i go as long as its lively...they sed it could be anywhere in greece! wudnt mind cheking out kavos thou or zante actually! lol

yeah they are a bit eager to get the forms and money sent off aint ya!

spk soon xx
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well i sent off my contracts to them and didnt hear nothing back so i rang them and they took the money out over the phone and the starter pack was in my letterbox within 7-10 days sort of thing. the final contracts are in there and are a bit baffleing, apart from that it tells you aprox when you'll be going out and what to take whick sounds a bit weird coz i really aint thought that far ahead so i might pop off to tk maxx after get some new clobber. but getting well excited about it now seeing as my college course folded last night! speak to you soon
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hey peeps

Congratulations on all getting the job, i'll tell you for a fact its the start of the best summer of your lives!!

I worked for Olympic last summer in rhodes. I loved it there. If theres anyone going to rhodes and wants to know anything, drop me a line.

This summer im jetting out to Crete, Again, if thats you, let me know and i'll give you my msn address and we can start our plans on how to take Crete 07 by storm!!!!
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Originally posted by stevieM stevieM wrote:

hey peeps

Congratulations on all getting the job, i'll tell you for a fact its the start of the best summer of your lives!!

I worked for Olympic last summer in rhodes. I loved it there. If theres anyone going to rhodes and wants to know anything, drop me a line.

This summer im jetting out to Crete, Again, if thats you, let me know and i'll give you my msn address and we can start our plans on how to take Crete 07 by storm!!!!



hey stevieM

cheers... i dont no where i will be heading since im high season and they sed i wont find out un til i go training in may/june! but i did actually ask for a young and lively resort and mentions faliraki and malia!

did u work in faliraki at all? i wen tlthere last yr and spk to a few of the olympic reps out there, they were great!

your the first olympic rep that has actually worked for olympic and aint sl*gged it off lol... so cud u tell me a week of ur life as a rep? obviusly im aware that everyday is diff.

also idont no ne high season reps, all the ppl ive spken to are full season...do u no what happens with high season reps when they go out there etc?

thanks so much, i dont no anything about what im actually letting myself in for and im dying to find out!lol

spk soon xxx
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Alreet Charlie Brown

Those who have sl*gged of Olympic were probably sick of the amount of work you have to do. As i said before, you only get 1 day off a week and that is usually split into two half days.

My experiences of Olympic holidays is that there a great comany to work for, and so much does depend on who your gonna be repping with as the jobs can get you down and you need good mates to pick you back up.

In saying that though its the most rewarding and best job ive done and i looked upon my time in rhodes as not work, but as having fun. There's a great saying ...... 'find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life' - That definately applies to us holiday reps.

A normal working week for an Olympic rep is different depending on where you go. Resorts like Faliraki, KAvos and Malia will mean you work much longer hours than a smaller quieter resort. So say you worked Faliraki (which i did briefly last year) this is a normal week.....

COMPANY: Olympic Holidays
RESORT: Faliraki
JOB ROLE: HOLIDAY REP!
HOURS WORKED: 168 in a week...so i reckon 167!

Sunday:
09:00 - 16:00 = Welcome meetings
16:00 - 18:00 = Writing tickets, booking excursions
NIGHT OFF!!!

Monday:
DAY OFF!!!! unless they split it into two
19:00 - 02:00 - lead bar crawl

Tuesday:
09:00 - 13:00 = Hotel visits
13:00 - 17:00 = Beach time, wohoo
17:00 - 20:00 = Hotel Duties
20:00 - 22:00 = Airport Paperwork
22:00 - 01:00 - Lead comedy night then foam party

Wednesday
10:00 - 14:00 = Airport duties
14:00 - 17:00 = Beach, food, paperwork...all at the same time!
17:00 - 20:00 = hotel duties



Thursday:
09:00 - 16:00 = Welcome meetings
16:00 - 18:00 = Paperwork
19:00 - 02:00 - Bar crawl

Friday:
09:00 - 13:00 = Hotel visits
13:00 - 17:00 = Beach, pool or sleep
17:00 - 20:00 = hotel visits

Saturday: (i hate saturdays)
10:00 - 16:00 = Airport duties
16:00 - 18:00 = Paperwork
18:00 - 23:00 = sleep, eat and extra paperwork
23:00 - 07:00 = Airport

If you work in a smaller resort, you dont need to guide as many excursions.

As for high season reps....they usually come into the busy resorts...like the falirakis and do the bar crawls etc etc. I was high season last year and i went to faliraki, though i ended up moving as another rep resigned and i had to cover her. The high season reps are the first to go home unless you've made a big impression and ask them to stay...im sure you'll be fine!!

Can you remember any of your faliraki reps last year??

hope this helps
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hey stevieM

thanks so much! has help alot! yeah they did say on the assessment day that u will only get one day off! suppose i can live with that!

yeah i really wna work in the young and lively resorts...wna lead the bar crawls and booze cruizes etc...so prepared for more work!

wot do yu mean about high season reps being the first to go? wot actually being sent home or just cant hack the job? i dont wna be sent home!!! lol

i didnt go on hol with olympic last yr but with escapades (nat and scotish steve) but i use to c olympic reps out on the bar crawls all the time and use to have a chat with them...cudnt say ne names cuz obviously i was wasted! i will never forget sum old guy leading the bar crawl (no offence to old ppl) and asked him how he had the energy to do it!!lol

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Well high season reps are usually just for the high season...june-september, whereas season reps are there all season april-october. However that certainly doesnt mean you will definately sent home. Quite a few reps cant hack it and pack the job in before the end. I was high season but i stayed to the final days.

i recognize your escapade reps names but i cant rmember who they were....as for the old rep, there's usually a mixture of ages. I was 21 last year for my first season and i was one of the youngest - the oldest being abput 38.

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oh rite i get ya now!

i can only do june to sept cuz im at uni! so cudnt stay on neway. to be honest i fink june to sept with be long enough for me, espcially for my first season and being at uni so quite happy with that!

the escapades reps were absolutley wicked, i stayed at the stamos hotel...stevie stamos so funny...owned that bar KBG or summit like that!

oh rite, well thats cool, i do like a mixture of ages! well im 20 so will be one of the younger ones!

so wen u go out on training wots that like? is it intense? do they ask you where u wana go or do they tell u?

soz with all the questions and thanks!

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to be honest with you, i have no idea what your training is gonna be like. I went out by myself and my training lasted four days of one on one training and shadowing. Once i finished that they threw me into the deep end with 3 hotels to look after!

I'd imagine your training will last a week and there will be a group of you sent to somewhere like athens, faliraki or malia....where you will do all the training you need.

During training you should be given a tour of the island you get, go on all the excusrions so that you know how to sell them, practice your welcome meeting and airport spiel,
and learn about all the paperwork and how to deal with complaints.

Although my training was basic, im expecting it to be alot more thorough this time round.

Where's the rest of the olympic wanabee's? its not just me and you is it?? DREAM TEAM! LOL

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alright mate im with olympic too - aint recieved my starter pack thing yet like which ive moaned on about to charlie on another forum so i wont start again haha. im in my first year going to corfu - cant wait like - im missing alot of things to go but working 8 hours a day in a call centre at the moment aint something thats setting my world on fire -my ears at times like! are you from newcastle mate? goin on the night out on the 2nd?
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alreet colley10

Aye im from toon, live just outside atm, alittle town called Cramlington, possibly the most boring village on earth!!! I'm thinking of going on this night out in toon like, should be fun with a load of reps. Are you ganin?
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yeah ill be there from the start - if i can get time off work if not ill meet u lot later. i know 2 ppl who live in crammy like - my cousin mark fletcher and me mate graham vincent - i dont expect u to know them like but u might lol. am from fenham which is close enough to town for me. u off to crete then.. wish i were goin there everyone seems to be goin there - i just know there guna lumber me with some dead quiet lil town in corfu
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nah i dont know them im afraid - been away for like 4 years now, only back as its a free bed for the winter at my parents!

Ive only spoke to one other person going to crete - they must be avoiding me!

Corfu's got some great resorts im sure - even if your put in the quiet one's - you and ya fellow reps will liven it up
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yes guys and gals

im with olympic and cant wait to go now specially as it is snowing here dont get me wrong i love the snow and all but bring on the sun anyone else excited???

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i cant wait!!!! WOO HOO!!!

its proper smowing ere....ive never seen so much snow in the uk! its a nitemare going out, ive fallen over like a million times!

all my lectures and seminars has bin canceled and where i work has shut down...its crazy...abit of snow and no1 nos wot to do!! lol

all gud for me thou!

bring on the sunshine   ...(although we will prob moan that its too hot wen we get out there! lol)

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