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Topic: olympic holidays!
Posted By: charlie6002
Subject: olympic holidays!
Date Posted: 24 January 2007 at 17:15
hey everyone!

i got offered a place!

wwwwoooo hhhhooooo!

ne1 else? xx

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charlie brown :)



Replies:
Posted By: joelcoxsmot
Date Posted: 26 January 2007 at 14:06
yep im with olympic too!!! when and where you going to im going out to corfu on 10th april!!!


Posted By: charlie6002
Date Posted: 26 January 2007 at 15:21
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

xxxx

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charlie brown :)


Posted By: schweppes
Date Posted: 26 January 2007 at 21:13
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


Posted By: joelcoxsmot
Date Posted: 30 January 2007 at 14:44
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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kavos 2007 AVIN IT LARGE!!!


Posted By: charlie6002
Date Posted: 30 January 2007 at 15:49
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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charlie brown :)


Posted By: joelcoxsmot
Date Posted: 02 February 2007 at 12:27
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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kavos 2007 AVIN IT LARGE!!!


Posted By: stevieM
Date Posted: 07 February 2007 at 03:19
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!!!!


Posted By: charlie6002
Date Posted: 07 February 2007 at 14:23
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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charlie brown :)


Posted By: stevieM
Date Posted: 07 February 2007 at 14:40
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
Steve


Posted By: charlie6002
Date Posted: 07 February 2007 at 15:47
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

thanks

charlie xx

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charlie brown :)


Posted By: stevieM
Date Posted: 07 February 2007 at 16:11
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.

Steve


Posted By: charlie6002
Date Posted: 07 February 2007 at 16:20
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!

charlie x
xxx

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charlie brown :)


Posted By: stevieM
Date Posted: 07 February 2007 at 20:47
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

steve


Posted By: colley10
Date Posted: 07 February 2007 at 23:31
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?


Posted By: stevieM
Date Posted: 07 February 2007 at 23:39
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?


Posted By: colley10
Date Posted: 07 February 2007 at 23:50
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


Posted By: stevieM
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 00:01
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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Crete 07....Olympic


Posted By: joelcoxsmot
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 14:48
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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kavos 2007 AVIN IT LARGE!!!


Posted By: charlie6002
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 15:11
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)

xxx

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charlie brown :)


Posted By: Atchoo
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 15:16
Originally posted by charlie6002 charlie6002 wrote:

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

xxxx


I have to pay 100...I'm just wondering what it's for? If we leave early, I guess we don't get it back!?


Posted By: stevieM
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 15:22
After you send off your bond its a waiting game!! just gotta sit tight and finish your uni term...





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Crete 07....Olympic


Posted By: stevieM
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 15:29
hey atchoo....if you leave before they send you home you loose your deposit (bond) and all your held commission. Which is given to reps before they go home. Held comission is 2% and last year i got something like 600 euro in held comission. The reps in the busy resorts made over a grand in held comission. Also if you leave early you have to pay your own flights home and the company can charge you for costs endured (this is only if you leave early in the season, like after a month) if this is the case they can charge you the amount your flights out cost plus accomodation costs. Dont worry though Atchoo, you'll have such a great time you wont even contemplate leaving!

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Crete 07....Olympic


Posted By: joelcoxsmot
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 15:30
yep its a bond for your apartment but i think that its well worth it and cant wait so where you all going with olympic then it says corfu on the agreement form but i said in the interview i only wanted somewhere young and lively and then i e-mailed julian and he said that its up to the person on the training course so where you all from and when you going

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kavos 2007 AVIN IT LARGE!!!


Posted By: charlie6002
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 15:31
Originally posted by Atchoo Atchoo wrote:

Originally posted by charlie6002 charlie6002 wrote:

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

xxxx


I have to pay 100...I'm just wondering what it's for? If we leave early, I guess we don't get it back!?


hey hunny

basically the 100 is just a bond....as far as im aware its just to secure ur place...cuz obviously ppl drop out and that way if u did then u wont get the money back

i had to pay 150 and will get it back at the end of the season.

do u no where ur heading yet?

spk soon xxx

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charlie brown :)


Posted By: Atchoo
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 15:34
My concern is that I'm going to miss home! I'm only 18! I didn't really expect to get the job. But I DO want the job!
What about the rest of the commission, do you get it each week/month?

Where do you do your washing? haha...silly question probably, but it's things like this that worry me!

Someone also told me that reps have to always wear their hair up. This doesn't sound good, mine is fairly short and bugger to get up!


Posted By: Atchoo
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 15:35
Originally posted by charlie6002 charlie6002 wrote:

Originally posted by Atchoo Atchoo wrote:

Originally posted by charlie6002 charlie6002 wrote:

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

xxxx


I have to pay 100...I'm just wondering what it's for? If we leave early, I guess we don't get it back!?


hey hunny

basically the 100 is just a bond....as far as im aware its just to secure ur place...cuz obviously ppl drop out and that way if u did then u wont get the money back

i had to pay 150 and will get it back at the end of the season.

do u no where ur heading yet?

spk soon xxx


Not yet! Only had the interview/email to say I got the job yesterdat I had a call from them which I accidently missed, GRRR....Reckon they will call back?


Posted By: stevieM
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 15:41
You will miss your frineds and family no doubt, but you will gain new friends who become like family.....i really wouldnt worry about it. and im sure your family will want a cheap holiday to visit you and being the rep you can get them the best rooms in the hotel!!!

As for your washing, plenty of options...the hotels can do it if you ask them or you can just phone someone in to come and pick your washing up. Or if ya skint, you always have a sink to wash ya clothes in!!

As for your hair, im a bloke and i cant remember!! as long as you dont look scruffy you'll be fine!!

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Crete 07....Olympic


Posted By: Atchoo
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 15:45
haha, but can you remember reps having their hair down? I know it's a silly question, but oh my God, if I have to wear my hair up it will drive me insane, it NEVER stays up!!


Posted By: stevieM
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 15:48
all the girls with long hair had it tied back...i worked with a lass with short hair and she didnt tie hers back. Mind you we didnt really have any supervisor in resort so we could bend the rules somewhat. For example, your not aloud to eat in front of guests, but the amount of time i was tucking into a beef burger at the hotel bar when a guest walked up to me was unreal. Most of your hotels offer your free food so it would be wrong not to!!!!

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Crete 07....Olympic


Posted By: Atchoo
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 15:53
Nice! I guess people see the reps eating and think it's a nice place to eat. Hahaha, they must think we're superheros!

I'm a vegetarian so it's going to be a pain in the ass finding food in some countries, hopefully I won't get Turkey because when I visited with college I had to live on pizza and ''cheese toasts'' as there was nothing else!


Posted By: stevieM
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 16:00
hmm, the greek do like there meats so vegi's do have a much smaller menu to choose from. But most resorts have italian resaurants which have lots of pasta and salad options.

As for the guests thinking were superhero's....75% love you....the other 25% hate you because your the rep of the sh*tty hotel! Some of the guests get so abussive and even violent! i was picked up by this massive irish woman and thrown out of her room once becuase she didnt like the food and when i tested the food and sent of my reprt i found no problem! bear in mind im 22 and 12 1/2 stone myself!!


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Crete 07....Olympic


Posted By: Atchoo
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 16:06
Oh my God!! VIOLENT??!

I'm only 5'1, 6 and a half stone, I'll be KILLED!

It's cool that people love you, my mum said that all the kids and stuff idolise you...haha...not sure if there's any truth in it!


Posted By: smiles
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 16:13
iv got an interview on next week, any tips?? congrats on the job!!


Posted By: smiles
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 16:18
Originally posted by charlie6002 charlie6002 wrote:

hey everyone!

i got offered a place!

wwwwoooo hhhhooooo!

ne1 else? xx


I have an interview next week, so if you have any tips id really appreciate it, well done on gettin the job i bet ur really excited!!!


Posted By: Atchoo
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 16:37
Whats the uniform like with Olympic? I have to wear a pink suit occasionally with mine (LOL) and a fading from terqoise to pink top. Mmm, sounds nice


Posted By: charlie6002
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 18:19
Originally posted by Atchoo Atchoo wrote:

Whats the uniform like with Olympic? I have to wear a pink suit occasionally with mine (LOL) and a fading from terqoise to pink top. Mmm, sounds nice


hey atchoo

stoup worrying hunny, ur be fine...its my first yr so im in the same boat but have lived away from home for 2 yrs now cuz im at uni and it aint too bad. obviously i no we are gona be in a total diff comupany but fink of the amount of rporpl we r gona meet and the exrpoerience that we r gona av, its gona be amazing so chill and dont worry to much!

olymupic uniforms r blue and white.

have u seen first choice (soz but its absoulutly minging!! lol)

any more questions just ask xxx

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charlie brown :)


Posted By: Atchoo
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 20:32
I know, it isn't exactly stunning is it? The amount of times I've walked passed their travel agents and wondered what the hell they were wearing! However, I don't care...it's just a job. I heard that we can wear shorts and stuff though, so it shouldn't be too bad?


Posted By: stevieM
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 20:43
The First Choice airport and welcome meeting uniform is awful! The words rupugnant, obhorrent and offensive come to mind when thinking of the First Choice unifrom!! The Olympic one rocks.....especially the girls...always liked to see the Olympic Babes at the airport

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Crete 07....Olympic


Posted By: colley10
Date Posted: 08 February 2007 at 23:34
Aye smiles just go for it love its a canny chilled day like - apart from the maths test which i was total bollox at. sounds ridiculous but be yourself - have a laugh be enthusiastic and look as though your listening and interacting - all that kinda stuff u kna! At this point i think theres only 2 of us going to Corfu - from any operator - guna be me and joelcoxsmot on an island to ourselves - more choice anyway hahah


Posted By: joelcoxsmot
Date Posted: 09 February 2007 at 14:10
yes colley10 well be in corfu come "the season 07"

cant wait now coz its proper snowing outside and i have had enough of my baby car getting smashed up but tits who cant drive in the snow. you getting excited now its my first year and im bricking it properly now dont have a clue what to take or how to act or whatever but defo got goosepimples everytime i think of it!!!
is this your first year?
the uniform aint that bad like really wanna be put in kavos though but i suppose that it wood be a laff wherever i suppose. i gotta go now order some new stuff to take with me how many of us are actually with olympic on here??? and are you a high season rep??
catch you later dude all the best

joel

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kavos 2007 AVIN IT LARGE!!!


Posted By: colley10
Date Posted: 09 February 2007 at 23:13
well i recieved letter saying i start april 07 - sent me money and forms back about 10days ago and have heard nothing since. my first year aswell pal - im sh*tting it like - im more worried about whether or not i can stick it out - in fact i aint worried - but i can asure u come april ill be sh*tting me pants haha. aye reckon its just u and me with corfu to ourselves. im not arsed where i go coz i know ill m ake it a good time - wud prefer kavos if just for the lasses haha. aye im on early shift next week leaving house in the bitter cold at 6am - id prefer to wake up in the sunny climes of corfu thats for sure. what date/airport u flying from - i assume ill be on same flight out there


Posted By: joelcoxsmot
Date Posted: 10 February 2007 at 02:12
oh yes oh yes just won on poker things can only get better

really really excited nowand a little drunk like!!! tell me about the weather its well cold and bitter and cant wait for the sunnier climates of corfu, think mine says that i go on about the 10th from a london airport so not entirely sure about it, one thing thats ****ed me off htough is that the fact that they have got my money and ive sent off the contracts but nothing else has come through i dont know what im expecting but really excited anyways gotta go to to see the rest of the house party now so ill speak to you soon again

see you later butt

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kavos 2007 AVIN IT LARGE!!!


Posted By: ema louise
Date Posted: 12 February 2007 at 15:59
Originally posted by colley10 colley10 wrote:

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


Posted By: ema louise
Date Posted: 12 February 2007 at 16:03
hiya

was just readin ye page to see who was with olympic this year, its my 2nd year with them, i was in corfu last year its fab best places to try n get are kavos n sidari there the lively places to go. am off to cyprus this year. r u doin ur trainnin in falarki thats were we done ours last year. wen u get to corfu say hi to rach, sarah n all the rest that have are goin back. make sure u get urself 2 corfu town its a brill night out

good luck


Posted By: joelcoxsmot
Date Posted: 12 February 2007 at 21:22
hey all defo feeling the effects of drinking at the mo

aint really sure where i am training they are sending me to corfu so should imagine that its there unless told. what you do in training??? is olympic a good company to work for??? how do you get posted in kavos coz im dying to get there and they wont tell me anything but corfu am really really hoping for it not long to go now

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kavos 2007 AVIN IT LARGE!!!


Posted By: stevieM
Date Posted: 13 February 2007 at 16:11
alreet joelcoxmot

You cant decide by yourself which resort you end up in, thats all decided by the management. However you can request where you wana go and i'd imagine they'd would try and help you out. When your in training just stress that you realise working in the lively resorts is not like being on holiday and that you understand that. A lot of people think going on holiday to a resort is the same and working that resort....its not, trust me!

Also, if you dont get the resort you want dont panic, reps leave and get moved around and the lively resorts like kavos need more reps in high season (when all the fun happens!). for example in faliraki, olympic had 4 reps there in high season last year, wheras in low season there was just 1! in low season faliraki was dead. So just because kavos is lively in july aug and september, it will be different in other months.

hope you get what you want

steve

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Crete 07....Olympic


Posted By: emma louise
Date Posted: 13 February 2007 at 17:49
hiya i went to corfu ull luv it. we went to falarki to do trainning if ur goin begin of april ull prob be doin it there u stay in a dead nice hotel, n theres a bar open called underground with an american fella mikey ownin it hes brill. u do alot of intense work its really annoin i hated trainnin, but sum parts are fun. u learn how to do and present welcome meetings and practise ur coach transfer speach on the microphone really weird at first. ull be tested on the back of the olympic brochure so get readin it to give u a head start. ul be there for 9 days them if ur goin to corfu ull do a 2 wk trainnin out there ours was in ipsos last year. ull meet ur island manager which is joe shes lovely and ur head rep. to get kavos coz its young and lively just be dead confident and very outgoin but dont make out to them ur there for a party. i was is in sidari i loved it its not as mad as kavos but its busy and all the bars r open till end of season. theres quite a few reps from last yr goin bk 2 corfu there all brill


Posted By: stevieM
Date Posted: 13 February 2007 at 18:01
hey emma louise, who trained you last year? can you remember? Was in Sue and Char?

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Crete 07....Olympic


Posted By: emma louise
Date Posted: 13 February 2007 at 18:03
hiya

no it was janine and pat


Posted By: stevieM
Date Posted: 13 February 2007 at 18:04
Were all the new reps from all the greek islands in faliraki, or did some islands do there own training?

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Crete 07....Olympic


Posted By: emma louise
Date Posted: 13 February 2007 at 20:15
hiya

ye all the reps for the greek islands were ther in falaraki well the ones who started in april anyway. wat knew reps were in falaraki with u last season they might of been on my trainnin course, a lad called glen i think his name was he stayed in rhodes i think


Posted By: WREAKLESSREP!
Date Posted: 13 February 2007 at 21:23
Huuummm I worked for Olympic last season and I have worked for Escapaes as well going 2wentys this year. At the mo Esces are the best by a long shot! just make sure that you get your money back that you are paying them for a deposit for the uniform ect! as I and a lot of others did not after a season Corfu is cool tho I was in Sidari and the Loxides and Marianna rock!"
If you have a driving lience take the car that they offer you otherwise you will be riding around in the hot sun with no air con! ave a wicked summer guys!

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WOOO WEE NAKED SUMMER ROLE ON!


Posted By: emma louise
Date Posted: 13 February 2007 at 21:27
wats ye name i worked for olympic last year


Posted By: emma louise
Date Posted: 13 February 2007 at 21:56
u gotta be sasha wiv the user name "wreakless rep" i was in sidari with olympic last season too


Posted By: stevieM
Date Posted: 21 February 2007 at 18:16
hi emma louise.

I repped last summer but due to me going really late (end of june) i was rushed through very basic training. Not that im complaining, i hate training. You mentioned a few posts ago that you get tested on the stuff in the brochures. What kind of stuff do you mean?

cheers, steve

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Posted By: emma louise
Date Posted: 21 February 2007 at 21:11
Hiya

it was stuff like when theres plane delays what ugot after so many hours. n age restrictions on child prices n hire of cots between hotels n apartments. other stuff like olympics rules for evictin people and if they break the terms and conditions, all the small print in the back of the olympic brochure u haveto learn n getted tested on it. n u av to get so may right before carryin on with trainin u get 2 or 3 attempts i think or they just said that to make us learn it. were u in falaraki


Posted By: stevieM
Date Posted: 21 February 2007 at 21:16
well i might skim over it before i leave then, all sounds pretty simple though!

I did my training in faliraki and thats where i was supposed to rep but at the last second a rep resigned in the south so i had to rep the rest of the season down in pefkos.

Out of the reps who started the season, quite a few left - which was good for me as i wouldnt have had a job!

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Posted By: emma louise
Date Posted: 21 February 2007 at 21:39
ye it wernt that bad. my head rep from corfu last season is head reppin in rhodes this year her names karren she cud be urs. shes really nice and shell go out n av a laugh with ye of a nite but dnt cross her ha.


Posted By: tigerlily
Date Posted: 27 February 2008 at 23:57
Hey All, I'll be going to Rhodes with Olympic in a month, any other hints and tips ?


Posted By: The_capable_one
Date Posted: 02 April 2008 at 23:41
I've just sent off my application form to the Olympic, hoping for an interview. Only managed to read the 1st page of this thread- and it's sooo much info! Good to know though. What's the 150 pounds for, which you guys had to send off? And see the duties someone described as a typical week of duties as a holiday rep for OLympics- how come they included leading comedy nights and shows?? I thought that's what the club reps and entertainers are for!
 
And could someone who's done it before please recommend me some of the best locations to rep in, if I was ever asked? Or the ones NOT so good.....I thought I wanted to go to a lively place with lots of young people, but then again I don't want to work 24/7, so perhaps a lively but small resort would suit me more, especially cos it's my 1st year repping.... I was interested in going either to Greece, Cyprus or Bulgaria out of all the destinations Olympic travel to.Thanks!!


Posted By: charlie6002
Date Posted: 02 April 2008 at 23:59
hey hunny,

good luck and i hope u get an interview. yeah there is lots of info but dont get intimidated, being a rep is quality!!!

i worked n zante lst season and it was awesome, i had the best time ever, the training wasnt easy but as soon as u start it will al fit into place and u will start to relax nd enjoy urself. My advce is if u do get an interview just be urself, be confident and dont be too shy!!! they will see straight throu u and they are always wtching and looking to bear that in mind.
You have to pay £150 deposit to secure ur place..you get it back at the end of the season, its just so you dont drop out..

depending on where they send you and whether you in a lively resort or not you will have to do trips. Olympic holidays dont have entertainers r anything like that, the reps do them...transfer reps do the majority but as a rep you will do some!! last year i was placed in Langanas so i went on the booze cruise, kol disco, beach party etc.... but as i sed it depends what sort of island nd resort you go to.

i cant really tell you which island is the best and which isnt since ive onlybeen rep for one season, obviously Zante was gud, small island so gud for a firs year rep... However imff to Corfu this year, hopefully kavos so that shud be a different expeience. Ive been to Rhodes, Faliraki which was nice andi wouldnt mind working thee myself.

Ive heard malia can be pretty hectic, depending on what sort of person you are and if you want a busy or quite atmosphere!

i wish u luck with everything.

if you have more questions let me no i wll b happy o help xx

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charlie brown :)


Posted By: The_capable_one
Date Posted: 03 April 2008 at 01:26
Cool tips, thanks very much!!It's interesting, so far every1 on here has been placed on Greek islands, doesn't anyone ever go to their other destinations? Not that I mind, of course..Do you get to choose which trips/shows you take part in? I mean, I wouldn't be able to do stand-up comedy or dance around naked on my own, and I'm not a big drinker so wouldn't be much fun to go on a booze cruise...Oh, when you rep, do you always do everything on your own throughout the day and night or do you actually work in pairs or as team?


Posted By: charlie6002
Date Posted: 04 April 2008 at 13:57
hey

there is more places in greece than cyprus but wen i was raining last yr, few of my mates went to cyprus... u will either get greece or cyprus...

which ever island u get sen to nd depending on the resrt u will have to go on the trips, u dont get a choice as too whether u wana do it or not, just part of the job.. im quite out going and love all the lively scene so i got sent o a busy resort and loved doing all the excursions. Who ever trains you will send you to a resort which suits ur personalit best so dont worry too much, u wont get to rep in a lively resort is your a quiet person.

with olympic u rep on your own, so u do all ou welcome meets, transfers on your own... wen it cums to trips there will usually be a couple of other reps along with yourself...

hope this helps xxx

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charlie brown :)


Posted By: The_capable_one
Date Posted: 08 April 2008 at 12:08
Thanks! Kinda hoped to meet people, not just work 6 days a week mostly on my own..Is that just the case with Olympic, do you know? Or are all rep jobs 'loners'?


Posted By: charlie6002
Date Posted: 08 April 2008 at 14:07
no not at all! u will meet loads of ppl... u will have the olympic team aswell as all the other reps from other companies! u will live with reps and u will meet loads of other workers out there aswell as ur guests!!!

ur be at the airport with other reps and on excursions, a couple of my hotels were shared with other companies to your have other reps at ur hotel... Repping is not a loney job at all... u will meet millions of ppl!!!

Trust me, its hard but an amazing experience! xx

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charlie brown :)


Posted By: stevieM
Date Posted: 08 April 2008 at 14:24
reps - loners!? god no - theres so many people you'll meet. Olympic are a cool company to work for - youll love it

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Crete 07....Olympic


Posted By: The_capable_one
Date Posted: 08 April 2008 at 15:38

Oh, thank you so much guys, it's really encouraging to hear!: The only thing left is to get an interview:)



Posted By: clairegibbo
Date Posted: 11 November 2008 at 10:19
Hi.  I have an interview in London on 21 November.  Any tips?  Went to Tui interview on Saturday.  Got through to afternoon session but did not get the job.  Think i messed up on my role play.  Do Olympic do the same sort of interview?


Posted By: charlie6002
Date Posted: 11 November 2008 at 12:56
Hi there,

Yeah all the companys hold the same sort of interview. I worked for Olympic holidays last summer, spent it in zante1 awesome!!!

as for the interview when i went it was really relaxed and everyone was really friendly. you have to introduce yourself then they ask the group questions about the comapny so make sure u do a little backgroud research nothing major though! then you do group work and have to present a short presentation - they are watching how you act with others so make sure you dont speak 24/7 and dont but in and let others speak and show that you can listen as well.

Next i had to do an individual presentatio. i did mine on a cruise excursion..make sure you include the times, price, date, desricption and the think about the main seeling points. make sure you sound happy and even use a drawing or something.

AFter lunch we had to go in the room one by one and talk about something that meant alot fo us for 2 minutes, i spoke about going to uni. just think of something that you wont run out of things to say, they had to shut me up. next is the role play. when i did mine i was sh*t scared...its quite daunting when you have someone shouting at you but meant sure you keep apologising on behalf of olympic holiday, make sure you are level with the customer so if they are standing up stand up or ask them to sit... find out what the problem is and just explain what you can do for them and how you could help then.


Finally i had my one to one...really infomral just a nice little chat. just ask the usual questions like why did you pick olyomic, what experience do you have and then a few questions about different situations you could be in.


GOOD LUCK if you get it your have an quality time, best experience of my life, wish i could do it again but have other commitments! :(

have fun and remember just to enjoy yourself. the interview is a long day so make the most of it.

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charlie brown :)


Posted By: clairegibbo
Date Posted: 11 November 2008 at 13:27
Thank you so much for your reply, it is very useful.  I will remember everything you told me.
My interview is on 21 November, so will let you know how i get on.  I am so desperate to work overseas.  I was so disappointed that i didn't get the TUI job and hope that i have more luck with Olympic.   I must admit i love Greece and Cyprus, so would really love to go anywhere.  Thanks again.


Posted By: Becky_1989
Date Posted: 13 November 2008 at 19:04
Hiya everyone just thought I would chip in lol. I have my interview in manchester on 27th nov - is anyone else going then as I nobody has mentioned it??  I'm so nervous as it is my first one and I have never done anything like this before!!! Agggh. Thank you for the info on the interview, thats a great help, least I know what to expect. gossh!! anyway good luck everyone :)


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Becky :)


Posted By: luby.lu@hotmail.com
Date Posted: 17 November 2008 at 14:49
im going on the 27th to Manchester but i'm not so sure now, this interview looks really scary!! I had one with another company and it was so relaxed and so easy to prepare for. Plus iv got a place on an induction course for the other one so im kinda in two minds.


Posted By: Becky_1989
Date Posted: 17 November 2008 at 19:42
Ooooh well done  :) - who was your other one for?? I'm worried aswell now - it does sound a lot but I supose that is what is expected of us - just got try our best and go for it. just dont want the nerves get the better of me!!! You got any tips on the assessment day from the other one you went to?? You decided if ya gonna go Olympic or not? x

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Becky :)


Posted By: super_star
Date Posted: 18 November 2008 at 14:44
heyyyy got an interview on friday for olympic for administrator job anyone else going?? xx

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superstarrrr


Posted By: luby.lu@hotmail.com
Date Posted: 18 November 2008 at 20:10

Just enjoy it coz theyre actually quite a laugh. Remember everyones in the same boat so try to be chatty because it will help to relax you by being comfortable with the people around you. One thing i would advise is don't think just because its not for an office job you dont have to dress smart.



Posted By: charlie6002
Date Posted: 19 November 2008 at 09:13
yeah guys just enjoy urself, everyone will be nervous but have a gud time, be urself, dont try and be someone else becuase they will c right through ya!!!

also yeah dress smart but then again i wore a slouch top, jeans a boots and i still got the job! lol

gud luck everyone!

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charlie brown :)


Posted By: bini
Date Posted: 19 November 2008 at 23:43
hey everyone!!
Am soooo scared i have my interview tomorrow morning so all you others
waiting to go for an interview if i get through to the one on one i will help you know what to expect!! I am really worried about this that i will forget something or just been like a t**** as im on crutches so have a slight downfall on my interview!! All my friends keep telling me i will be fine but you cant help but worry as i have only discovered such websites the past 3 - 4days so havent had much time to research!! am very gratefull for all the usefull information on here and will let you know how it goes!! xx


Posted By: super_star
Date Posted: 20 November 2008 at 10:28
what time is the interview tomozs?? lol stupid question i kno!!!!

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superstarrrr


Posted By: clairegibbo
Date Posted: 20 November 2008 at 16:10
Originally posted by super_star super_star wrote:

heyyyy got an interview on friday for olympic for administrator job anyone else going?? xx
 
I am going tomorrow, i am really nervouse!!


Posted By: Becky_1989
Date Posted: 20 November 2008 at 23:05

Hiya - hope people who had interviews with olympic got on ok today (and those who have theirs tomro good luck) just wondering if any of u cud tell me what to expect - what u did / how it went etc!! I'm gettin worried now for mine as it is next thurs and it will be my first one!! aaaagh!! also - anyone else to manchester on 27th as nobody has mentioned it!! lol anyway all the best guys!!



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Becky :)


Posted By: clairegibbo
Date Posted: 23 November 2008 at 14:10
Originally posted by Becky_1989 Becky_1989 wrote:

Hiya - hope people who had interviews with olympic got on ok today (and those who have theirs tomro good luck) just wondering if any of u cud tell me what to expect - what u did / how it went etc!! I'm gettin worried now for mine as it is next thurs and it will be my first one!! aaaagh!! also - anyone else to manchester on 27th as nobody has mentioned it!! lol anyway all the best guys!!

 
I had my iterview friday, and it was the hardest one I have been too so far. You do the normal like roll play,presentation, group presentation, maths test etc. It is a whole day thing. I am waiting to here (but not holding my breath) they said they will get back to me in 7 days.
Good luck. xxx


Posted By: sianeybaby
Date Posted: 23 November 2008 at 14:43
well good luck to you hun..what kinda presentation did you do??cuz thats what im really confused about!!!and what was the interview like in general?

sian xxx


Posted By: Becky_1989
Date Posted: 23 November 2008 at 17:04
Oh heck im worried now!!! How many people went?? yeah what did u have to do for the presentations?? and what was the maths like??? oh and sianeybaby are u goin to manchester on thurs??? x

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Becky :)


Posted By: sianeybaby
Date Posted: 23 November 2008 at 17:16
no ive applied for 18-30's hun.im just trying to get ideas about presentations cuz thats what im really stuck on!!!xxx

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Posted By: Becky_1989
Date Posted: 23 November 2008 at 17:48
aaah right ok!! i thought i had found someone else who was going to manchester for a second then - nobody has said they are going yet :(
anyone else who has done olympic interviews got any tips??
 


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Becky :)


Posted By: clairegibbo
Date Posted: 24 November 2008 at 09:36
Originally posted by Becky_1989 Becky_1989 wrote:

aaah right ok!! i thought i had found someone else who was going to manchester for a second then - nobody has said they are going yet :(
anyone else who has done olympic interviews got any tips??
 
 
Maths was the hardest i have ever done!!.  With the presentation they tell you there and then what they want it on, you have 3 mins to preper! but they have all diffrent ones. I had to do it on team work!
good luck and i am just waiting to here but not holding my breath


Posted By: Becky_1989
Date Posted: 24 November 2008 at 18:57
aww thanks for the hints!! gosh im realllly scared now haha!! how long does your presentation have to be?? im sure u have done fine!! fingers crossed anyway!!! Good luck to you!! I just want thurs to be out the way now!

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Becky :)


Posted By: clairegibbo
Date Posted: 25 November 2008 at 08:44
Originally posted by Becky_1989 Becky_1989 wrote:

aww thanks for the hints!! gosh im realllly scared now haha!! how long does your presentation have to be?? im sure u have done fine!! fingers crossed anyway!!! Good luck to you!! I just want thurs to be out the way now!
 
presentation was 2 mins, then you do a roll play and before you start that they asked me to discribe my best night out in 2 mins!!
 
Have you applied for admin or rep?
 


Posted By: clairegibbo
Date Posted: 26 November 2008 at 12:30
I got the job, training starts in March!!! yeh!!!!


Posted By: charlie6002
Date Posted: 26 November 2008 at 12:52
well done!!! you love it, it was such a quality experience!! the raining is hard but your have a laugh with the ppl your with!! make sure u act yourself and you get the right island!!!

some advice...dont turn up late for training lol...i nearly got sent home for geting drunk the night before and turning up 2 hours late...it was a scary moment!!!

im sooo jealous, wish i could have done it for another year!!!

olympic holidays rules!!

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charlie brown :)


Posted By: clairegibbo
Date Posted: 26 November 2008 at 13:34
Originally posted by charlie6002 charlie6002 wrote:

well done!!! you love it, it was such a quality experience!! the raining is hard but your have a laugh with the ppl your with!! make sure u act yourself and you get the right island!!!

some advice...dont turn up late for training lol...i nearly got sent home for geting drunk the night before and turning up 2 hours late...it was a scary moment!!!

im sooo jealous, wish i could have done it for another year!!!

olympic holidays rules!!
 
he told me I will train in Cyprus and then Go to Rhodes!!!! I am over the moon really am!! I really didnt think i would get it as I found the maths really hard!!!


Posted By: kayz
Date Posted: 26 November 2008 at 19:32
Hey how did you find out you got the job with olympic? do they ring you? or do you get a letter in the post?
 
I had an interview thurs but im not holding my breath as was a disaster just want to get that no lol!!!
 
xxxx


Posted By: clairegibbo
Date Posted: 27 November 2008 at 09:32
Originally posted by kayz kayz wrote:

Hey how did you find out you got the job with olympic? do they ring you? or do you get a letter in the post?
 
I had an interview thurs but im not holding my breath as was a disaster just want to get that no lol!!!
 
xxxx
 
I rang them as i have not received the letter and the bloke I spoke to was really nice, he asked why i wanted to know and I just said i cant wait no more!! then he said "congratulations you passed the assement day"


Posted By: kayz
Date Posted: 27 November 2008 at 11:04
Thank chick what number did you call them on? xx


Posted By: clairegibbo
Date Posted: 27 November 2008 at 11:16
Originally posted by kayz kayz wrote:

Thank chick what number did you call them on? xx
 
The main res number, and just explained that i went to the assment day on Friday and they put me through


Posted By: stevieM
Date Posted: 27 November 2008 at 15:54
Hey all. I m repping in working in rhodes this year with olympic holidays. If anyone else is joining me drop me a line on stevie_peeve@hotmail.co.uk   Good luck with all your interviews, its an awsome job!!!

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Crete 07....Olympic


Posted By: kayz
Date Posted: 28 November 2008 at 13:14
Well done everyone i still aint heard yet Unhappy been 8 days and counting lol x

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Kayleigh x


Posted By: clairegibbo
Date Posted: 02 December 2008 at 10:29
Originally posted by clairegibbo clairegibbo wrote:

I got the job, training starts in March!!! yeh!!!!
 
 
My letter of confirmation came today!!!! Approx start date is March, in Rhodes Office!!! Wahoo roll on March!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted By: bini
Date Posted: 04 December 2008 at 16:49
heya!! think i was at the assessment day with you kayliegh i was the one on crutches i found out on the 2nd have you heard yet!! I really hope you got through!! I did and im going to cyprus me and my friends were running around when i recieved the letter it was great i didnt think that i had got in as thought that i came across to nervous in the interview but i did it so good luck to everyone anyone else in cyprus next year say hi!!
 
xxxxx



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