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Topic: Thomas Cook. "on hold"
Posted By: JadeSeal
Subject: Thomas Cook. "on hold"
Date Posted: 05 March 2013 at 13:22
Hello :)
had my assesment day on the 2nd of March in Manchester & recived a email yesterday saying I passed but was on hold! Does anyone know what this means??
Thank you x



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Posted By: Carla-Lisa
Date Posted: 05 March 2013 at 13:42
I personally think Thomas cook have a rough idea at each stage of how many people they can take on, available positions are evaluated every now and again and I think they are nearing their number of available positions. People who score highest on their assessment are offered a position whilst many of us are placed in a holding pool until they know exactly how many positions are available on training dates from people dropping out or being sent home from training. :) This is just my thoughts!

I also don't know whether I should be starting to pack, I haven't bought a suitcase yet and have a holiday in April with Thomas Cook that I would need to sell so I hope they're in contact soon :) Were you also given the date of 20th March and did you apply for full or high season?

My assessment was on 9th February, I've been contacted by the recruitment team regarding my references but then also received the same email x


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 05 March 2013 at 13:51
Sounds about right! This waiting is killing me already.

Yeah they said at the lastest the 20th.. I rang them cos I din't understand the email an they said inductions are full but we do have the job :/

Ermmm same! I've just wrote a list of things I need.

Gooood luck!!xx


Posted By: Carla-Lisa
Date Posted: 05 March 2013 at 13:57
Yet you had yours on 2nd.. Hihi Waiting everyday for a phone all has been the worst ever! I was over the moon nearly crying when I received phone call and it was just Dan from the recruitment saying there was a problem with my character and I needed to resubmit it haha x

I also rang up but was just told what was written in the email that they are re evaluating positions. I don't think inductions are full as people from my assessment, your assessment and future assessments are being offered positions however they must be getting near full!

Really hope for position this summer, good luck to you too!
I'm just about to head out shopping :)


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 05 March 2013 at 14:01
I hate waiting lol!
By the sounds of it there telling everyone diff things.
I had a phone call yesterday morning about references then email yesterday tea time saying I was on hold.
I don't know how to feel about it.
People have been rejected sooo must be good!!
Xx


Posted By: laurenjaynee
Date Posted: 05 March 2013 at 18:28
i had my asessment on 2nd march & iv been put on hold .. 


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 05 March 2013 at 22:00
Lauren have you got facebook?x


Posted By: cookie_834
Date Posted: 05 March 2013 at 22:58
the first training days are starting up so id imagine by the end of the month you will have a definitive yes no. you'd be surprised how many people get sent home from training for poor behaviour


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 05 March 2013 at 23:24
I've been told to start packing by some one who was on hold last year. She said everyonr who was on hold got a contract. Wooooo EXCITED!!!x


Posted By: laurenjaynee
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 00:30
yeh i do send me your link ?


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 01:05
https://m.facebook.com/home.php?refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Fcheckpoint%2F&_rdr#!/JadeShannonSeal?__user=100000248300119


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 01:06
Also the links on my profile hun x


Posted By: Zola
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 08:28
I had my assesment 26th Feb, I'm part of the hold club Cool


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 12:23
3rd day of being on hold. Seems like a life time x


Posted By: Carla-Lisa
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 12:48
31 gruelling days wait over and only 15 days left :D


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 12:55
I hope we get a contract x


Posted By: Carla-Lisa
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 13:09
Me too, I'm bit of a loose end if we don't!x


Posted By: chelsey22
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 13:58
Cookie, could you advise me re: cash withdrawals whilst in resort, as there can be hefty charges when cash is withdrawn from your bank.How did you work it to obtain your wages ?
ThanksSmile


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 14:06
Chelseyy are you also part off the on hold group?x


Posted By: chelsey22
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 14:09
No luckily I went for my assesment in Jan and got a call 2 days later, just been reading about TC on the Daily Mail ! Sure you will get on though as 1 person is already not going from my training & I have heard loads either quit or get sent home for not being upto scratch, fingers tightly crossedSmile


Posted By: Carla-Lisa
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 14:12
Ahh me too Chelsey! Shouldnt affect reps though I dont think :) hope there is enough people to drop out so there's room for me!x


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 14:13
Well done :) a few people I know have dropped out as well x


Posted By: chelsey22
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 14:15
I will keep posting if I hear anymore, I know it is hard but Iam sure you will get a call, when did you go for your assesment ?


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 14:16
Thank you hun.. Mine was Saturday x


Posted By: chelsey22
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 14:17
Oh the wait is a killer, constantly checking emails and your phone, good luck x


Posted By: Carla-Lisa
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 14:18
Mine was 9th feb. I think we will all hear after the last assessment date has taken place!xx As I've not heard anyone to be take off hold so far this season x


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 14:19
I've checked my emails at least 7 times today :( thank you :D x


Posted By: overtherainbow
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 17:24
I am also now a memeber of the Thomas Cook on hold club!


Posted By: chan__ox
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 17:49
I had one he 26th for high season I'm also on hold :)) xx


Posted By: negraike
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 17:51
This article made me anxious now..

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2288930/Thomas-Cook-axe-2-500-UK-jobs-close-195-travel-agents-cash-strapped-families-shun-package-holidays.html

No wonder TC had to put on hold so many of us... I really would love to work for them... Feel sorry for those who might lose their jobs, I hope TC will come up with some solution...


Posted By: henry2304
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 18:35
Originally posted by Carla-Lisa Carla-Lisa wrote:

I personally think Thomas cook have a rough idea at each stage of how many people they can take on, available positions are evaluated every now and again and I think they are nearing their number of available positions. People who score highest on their assessment are offered a position whilst many of us are placed in a holding pool until they know exactly how many positions are available on training dates from people dropping out or being sent home from training. :) This is just my thoughts!

I also don't know whether I should be starting to pack, I haven't bought a suitcase yet and have a holiday in April with Thomas Cook that I would need to sell so I hope they're in contact soon :) Were you also given the date of 20th March and did you apply for full or high season?

My assessment was on 9th February, I've been contacted by the recruitment team regarding my references but then also received the same email x

i go on the 16th april!! they still not phoned u yet? lol 


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 18:38
No :( was you on hold?x


Posted By: mizzyi
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 18:38
This is only affecting the high street.last year i was put on hold and still offered a position.so keep positive and patient untill the 20th.tc will defo let u no they are gd like that.i has my interview last year in febuary and was placed on hold then found out end of march i had a course date so try stay positive guys!n dnt worry about what you read if u were going to be affected they would let u no :) x


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 18:41
I've not spoke to anyone who's been on hold and not got a position. Must be a good thing x


Posted By: Zola
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 19:04
Originally posted by JadeSeal JadeSeal wrote:

I've not spoke to anyone who's been on hold and not got a position. Must be a good thing x
 
Maybe because the people who got put on hold and never got a position didn't return to this site agaim Dead lol


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 19:12
Zola think positive hun :) we'll get our contract soon!x


Posted By: Zola
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 19:14
I know yeah I'm just messing about.. I'm actually sorting out my suitcase as we speak :P x


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 19:20
Woooo!! Me too :) Glad I'm not the only one thinking ahead. You got facebook hun?x


Posted By: Zola
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 19:31
Yeye I'l add you 2 secs X


Posted By: JoolsM
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 21:57
There should be an admission fee to this hold club... we'd be millionnaires! 
Fingers crossed tightly for us all x


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 22:11
Woooo another club member!x


Posted By: overtherainbow
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 22:16
You all looked so nice I thought I'd join lol


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 22:20
That's fine hun, are you part off the on hold club aswell?x


Posted By: Zola
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 22:39
On Hold Club. Best club on this Forum.
 
Fact.


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 22:42
I agree Zola ;) x


Posted By: Gfitz
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 22:49
Hi, I had my assessment day on Sunday 3rd march in Manchester. Im also on hold! 


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 23:04
There's loads off us on hold! Welcome to the group x


Posted By: laurenjaynee
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 23:24
wooo new members to the club :)


Posted By: Carla-Lisa
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 23:27
Don't know if it's good or bad there being so many of us.. Haha Looks like they only started placing people on hold around Feb? I had to wait almost a mo th before hearing I was to be placed on hold so you guys are lucky to hear so quick! Haha


Posted By: laurenjaynee
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 23:32
carla what job is it you applied for ? oh im from newcastle too


Posted By: Carla-Lisa
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 23:41
Ahh hit me up on Facebook, ill inbox you :D I applied for full season :)


Posted By: Gfitz
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 23:41
Hopefully they will have places for us all :) I will be gutted if I dont get this year! Am I right in thinking that if they cant offer you a place this summer, you automatically have a place for 2014?? x


Posted By: Carla-Lisa
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 23:46
I don't think we'll be offered a position for 2014 if we unfortunate this season.. Afterall peoples circumstances will have changed by next year and chances are people will find work and not wish for a position next season?xx


Posted By: Carla-Lisa
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 23:46
Just pray we all get a position this summer :D


Posted By: Gfitz
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 23:48
But does it not say on the e-mail if we cant offer you a contact this year we will keep your details on file for next year? I will be prayin gnight & day lol want it sooo bad!


Posted By: Carla-Lisa
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 23:53
Yeah it does :D maybe that just means they don't need us to sign in at the assessment centre with our passport, name and position applied for next time :P I'm hoping we won't need to worry at all about next summer anyhow.. :))


Posted By: Gfitz
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 23:57
same here. leyts all stay positive we will get a contract this year :)


Posted By: Rossical
Date Posted: 06 March 2013 at 23:59
I was on hold last year....they contacted me and said there were no vacancies left for the summer 2012 and to contact them in January 2013 if I wanted to work this summer. 

So in January I emailed them and I was put straight onto a training week without having to re-apply :) 


Posted By: Gfitz
Date Posted: 07 March 2013 at 00:05
great thanks, at least if there are no positions left this year, Ill hopefully get a contract nect year! so do you currently work for TC? do you like it?


Posted By: negraike
Date Posted: 07 March 2013 at 00:12
Well, that's good news Smile At least we all have secured positions for the next year Wink Still hope we'll start our journey with TC this year Cool


Posted By: overtherainbow
Date Posted: 07 March 2013 at 09:20
Originally posted by Gfitz Gfitz wrote:

Hi, I had my assessment day on Sunday 3rd march in Manchester. Im also on hold! 
 
Were you in the morning group or afternoon?


Posted By: Zola
Date Posted: 07 March 2013 at 10:13
Originally posted by Rossical Rossical wrote:

I was on hold last year....they contacted me and said there were no vacancies left for the summer 2012 and to contact them in January 2013 if I wanted to work this summer. 

So in January I emailed them and I was put straight onto a training week without having to re-apply :) 
 
Finally, someone who made it from last year.
 
Well done Rossical!


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 07 March 2013 at 11:01
4th day off being on hold!x


Posted By: Gfitz
Date Posted: 07 March 2013 at 18:36
i was in the afternoon one


Posted By: overtherainbow
Date Posted: 07 March 2013 at 19:01
That's at least two of us from that session then!


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 10 March 2013 at 20:52
Anyone had anymore news?x


Posted By: overtherainbow
Date Posted: 10 March 2013 at 20:55
I've heard nothing more since the email saying I was on hold. Fingers crossed....Smile


Posted By: Zola
Date Posted: 10 March 2013 at 21:02
only up to 10 more days


Posted By: overtherainbow
Date Posted: 10 March 2013 at 21:06
Originally posted by Zola Zola wrote:

only up to 10 more days
 
How long have you been waiting? Only since March 3rd for me so not so bad. I once had to wait 3 months only to be told I wasn't going anywhere!
 
This time it's just a few weeks Smile
 
Hang on in there! x


Posted By: Zola
Date Posted: 10 March 2013 at 21:13
Originally posted by overtherainbow overtherainbow wrote:

Originally posted by Zola Zola wrote:

only up to 10 more days
 
How long have you been waiting? Only since March 3rd for me so not so bad. I once had to wait 3 months only to be told I wasn't going anywhere!
 
This time it's just a few weeks Smile
 
Hang on in there! x
 
I had my interview on the 26th Feb so like 4 days before you... Who did you apply for when that happened? sounds pretty sh*t lol but i think my reference might stop me from going anywere. So probs will have to re apply after 2 years and try and work on a better reference


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 10 March 2013 at 21:33
Did you know it's against the law to give a bad reference, don't give up hope people!!x


Posted By: overtherainbow
Date Posted: 10 March 2013 at 21:44
It was a long time ago when that happened and the company involved no longer exist.


Posted By: henry2304
Date Posted: 10 March 2013 at 21:47
my references havnt even arrived to them yet however im still going out with them on the 16th april so dont worry about references :)- 


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 10 March 2013 at 21:49
Originally posted by henry2304 henry2304 wrote:

my references havnt even arrived to them yet however im still going out with them on the 16th april so dont worry about references :)- 


You have made me feel soooo much better now! That's what I was worryon

ing about, them taking too long to get to them. Thank you for that:) x


Posted By: Zola
Date Posted: 10 March 2013 at 21:54
@JadeSeal Yeah but they have to tell the truth, its against the law if they give false information.
 
@overtherainbow I guess thats payback for not sending you out ;)
 
@Henry The only reason why I might get a bad reference is because my ex Manager goes that HO (Head office) sent her a email a few days ago, saying that she has to send all references to them. She would have gave me really good reference because she loved me. She left for 9 months because she was preg and my area manager didnt like me and found any excuse to sack me - bitch. Maybe I should just tell my ex Manager not to send any references back lol.... Soz about the life story


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 10 March 2013 at 22:00
They have to be honest but cant be really negative xx


Posted By: maynia94
Date Posted: 10 March 2013 at 22:03
helloooo :) seems im not the only one on hold then

ive applied for kids world rep high season had my interview in january and had a call few days later telling me im on hold untill around may time.. 2 months down 2 to go !its killing me!!!!xxx


Posted By: Zola
Date Posted: 10 March 2013 at 22:03

Reason why I left job: Grosss Misconduct... lol trust me that aint guna go down well



Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 10 March 2013 at 22:07
Zola stop worrying!! Hello hun :) there's a few of us on hold. I aint kidsWORLD I'm mainline xx


Posted By: overtherainbow
Date Posted: 10 March 2013 at 22:13
It does seem to be the case that the majority of those put on hold do get a contract. All we can do is wait (even if it is like torture!)


Posted By: Carla-Lisa
Date Posted: 10 March 2013 at 22:29
Am I right in thinking all assessments for TC this summer are over? :D GOOD LUCK to ask thirst on hold, guess we shall hear soon :) x


Posted By: Carla-Lisa
Date Posted: 10 March 2013 at 22:31
All those//
Quite clearly i'm no good with predictive lol


Posted By: chan__ox
Date Posted: 11 March 2013 at 12:29
9 days left on hold for me, it's killing me just wanna know :/
Has anyone else applied for high season mainstream rep ?? Xx


Posted By: Rosie_92
Date Posted: 11 March 2013 at 13:32
I've applied for high season mainline rep, had my interview on the 16th February and am on hold! Just hope they don't keep us waiting longer than March 20th as some have said in previous years they haven't found out till May! x


Posted By: LucyW91
Date Posted: 11 March 2013 at 16:40
I found out today I'm on hold too!! I applied for high season rep too x


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 11 March 2013 at 16:43
I'm full season :) x


Posted By: overtherainbow
Date Posted: 11 March 2013 at 17:08
Having seen the forums on the weekends assessment days I'd just like to say a big welcome to the new members of the TC on hold club! Thumbs Up


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 11 March 2013 at 17:28
Has anyone one on here already done a season, if so any suggestions on what to pack?xx


Posted By: Zola
Date Posted: 11 March 2013 at 18:28
Originally posted by JadeSeal JadeSeal wrote:

Has anyone one on here already done a season, if so any suggestions on what to pack?xx
 
I'm so tempted to say something inapropriate.


Posted By: BethanyJane93
Date Posted: 11 March 2013 at 18:30
I went for my assessment on the 3rd March and have just also been told I'm on hold :( xx


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 11 March 2013 at 18:57
Originally posted by Zola Zola wrote:


Originally posted by JadeSeal JadeSeal wrote:

Has anyone one on here already done a season, if so any suggestions on what to pack?xx
<div sab="982"> <div sab="983">I'm so tempted to say something inapropriate.


Dont you even dare Mr! I know what your wanting to say!!x


Posted By: Jammysteve
Date Posted: 12 March 2013 at 11:05
I had my assessment on 10th March and I am now a member of the dreaded on hold club..!

I have done two seasons before but with Tui/firstchoice I new what to expect from the assessment day but also expected to be on hold, I asked in my one to one about people being on hold and they dodged the question, I know from my time as a rep that loads of people mess up in the trainning week because people think they are on holiday and not there to work..!

I am sure we will all be fine..!


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 12 March 2013 at 11:11
I dont understand why people who have just had assesment days are getting contracts, but Thomas Cook telling us there's no places x


Posted By: Jammysteve
Date Posted: 12 March 2013 at 11:14
I think it may be done on a points system not sure..!


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 12 March 2013 at 11:17
People are starting to get took of hold! My friends just had the phone call. Good luck everyone xx


Posted By: sunpartylife
Date Posted: 12 March 2013 at 11:18
2 people who were on the 23rd Bournemouth assessment day got phone calls this morning to confirm the job.
I was at the same day and recieved mine on the Sunday night, assesement was on the Saturday.
It's all on points really, there scored you throughout the whole day on a range on things.


Posted By: BethanyJane93
Date Posted: 12 March 2013 at 11:20
Which assessment day were they on? Ahhh good luck I hope that there's a place for us all!!! It's horrible waiting and not knowing :( xx


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 12 March 2013 at 11:20
I feel sick with nerves :(


Posted By: JadeSeal
Date Posted: 12 March 2013 at 11:21
Originally posted by BethanyJane93 BethanyJane93 wrote:

Which assessment day were they on? Ahhh good luck I hope that there's a place for us all!!! It's horrible waiting and not knowing :( xx


Same one as me hun! 2nd March in Manchester xxx


Posted By: BethanyJane93
Date Posted: 12 March 2013 at 11:23
Ahhh I really hope we get a position :) xx



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