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Old 25th Nov 2014, 04:01   #1 (permalink)
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EK Resignation Tips

There has been a bit of movement lately. Might those who have pulled the pin recently and feel generous be induced to post a few things they have learned?

Were you able to send the proceeds of your provident A and B directly to an account of your choosing outside Dubai, or was it rendered to you here in dirhams whereafter you exchanged it and sent it away?

How much of your Provident was withheld until you were rendered righteous in the eyes of the company? When was that last bit paid to you? After you left?

How far in advance would you recommend closing out local credit cards and/or loans to ensure a hassle-free exit? Months before? Weeks?
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Old 25th Nov 2014, 04:45   #2 (permalink)
 
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I ll add a question.
- What happened to your leave if you had some during the notice period ? And after the notice period ?
Was it canceled ? Taken by you ? Paid ? Or were you offered a choice of what to do with it ?
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Old 25th Nov 2014, 05:00   #3 (permalink)
 
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Great idea for a thread!
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Old 25th Nov 2014, 05:20   #4 (permalink)
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Leave you have taken but not accrued is paid for in cash by you. Third-hand information but someone who left last June had already taken six weeks leave in the first half of the 2014. One of the last things the company presented him with was a bill equivalent to three weeks salary to pay for the leave he had taken but not accrued. He had to scramble to put the cash together as he had already closed his accounts.

As I said, received third-hand so maybe someone could verify.
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Old 25th Nov 2014, 05:39   #5 (permalink)
 
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What about certifying of logbooks. I was told they will not do this as its " policy" , this is required by many future employers. Would appreciate any advice from those who have left as to how they got around this requirement at their future employer.. Pm is also ok. Tks.
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Old 25th Nov 2014, 06:29   #6 (permalink)
 
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I haven't left yet but wip. We are thinking about summer 2015.
I have a doc written by a guy who left 3-4 years ago but my neighbour who left last month says its still current and very helpful.
It basically outlines what needs to be done in what order. Apparently if you close your local account too soon you'll have some problems. This doc helps avoiding those issues I was told. I haven't read it myself yet.
If interested pm me your emails and ill happily send it out.
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Old 25th Nov 2014, 06:31   #7 (permalink)
 
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Re logbooks I've done it this year while converting to EASA. There were no problems. I can't see why it'd be a problem when you resign.
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Old 25th Nov 2014, 06:56   #8 (permalink)
 
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Re Provident fund my neighbour who left last month said he received a cheque, went down stairs and cashed it at NBD. It might have been his decision though, dunno if they'll give you options how to get your provident fund paid.
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Old 25th Nov 2014, 07:23   #9 (permalink)
 
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EK Resignation Tips

Thanks.
Another one.
Reading about the Provident and for people who stayed less than 5 years, End Of Service applies.
It applies at the rate of 21 days per Completed year.
Is it really the case or is it Pro rata ? So if you have done 3 years and 10 months, do u get EOS for 3 years or 3.9 years ( times 21 days ) or just for the 3 completed (and you forget about the .9)

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Old 25th Nov 2014, 09:43   #10 (permalink)
 
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How come??? Pilots resigning??? But if everybody wants to join how can you live???
You will not enjoy the result of the survey leaving now.......
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Old 25th Nov 2014, 11:08   #11 (permalink)
 
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Anyone ever gotten a criminal background check verification from any authority in Dubai... Police I guess???

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Old 25th Nov 2014, 12:11   #12 (permalink)
 
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The leaving procedure starts when you hand in your resignation.
Not when you talk about it here.
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Old 25th Nov 2014, 12:43   #13 (permalink)
 
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Cheapest way to ship moving boxes to the US? Thx!
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Old 25th Nov 2014, 12:56   #14 (permalink)
 
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The cheapest or someone you can trust?

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Old 25th Nov 2014, 14:25   #15 (permalink)
 
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Get your pilot log book pages signed & stamped by your airline.

Ensure you take copy of all of your payslips (as certain entities will want proof that you were employed and / or want to confirm what you've been doing for the last several years).

Visit Dubai Police for a 'Certificate of Good Conduct' (you’ll need this, in the UK at least, along with your payslip history, for passing a 'Disclosure' in order to get a UK airside pass).

At least 3 months in advance of leaving, reduce your Credit Card limits down to small values (not the balance per se, but the 'limit' itself) and / or (better yet) return your Credit Cards to the bank, and use your debit card only. Make sure that when you give back your Credit Cards that they give you a receipt that confirms that the cards are cancelled.

Cancel any 'standing orders' against your Dubai bank accounts (current account & credit card accounts).

Cancel your motor insurance and get them to issue you with a ‘No claims’ certificate, this can often be used to negotiate a reduced premium for a 'No claims discount' back in your home country.

Contact shipping company for your personal goods.

Arrange DEWA for closing meter reading.

Arrange Etislut / Du to disconnect your landline / internet.

Arrange accommodation for last few days in Dubai.

Get final salary payment into bank and then close any locally held account(s).

Confirm End-of-Service Gratuity / Provident Fund payment (when, how, to where, how much?).
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Old 25th Nov 2014, 14:34   #16 (permalink)
 
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Also be very aware that if you ask the company to leave a week or two early they will deduct or bill you for the time you haven't served of your 3 month resignation period.
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Old 25th Nov 2014, 15:30   #17 (permalink)
 
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Visit Dubai Police for a 'Certificate of Good Conduct' (you’ll need this, in the UK at least, along with your payslip history, for passing a 'Disclosure' in order to get a UK airside pass).
For guys bailing out back to Oz i believe this is also required for the issue of an ASIC card.

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Reading about the Provident and for people who stayed less than 5 years, End Of Service applies.
It applies at the rate of 21 days per Completed year.
Is it really the case or is it Pro rata ? So if you have done 3 years and 10 months, do u get EOS for 3 years or 3.9 years ( times 21 days ) or just for the 3 completed (and you forget about the .9)
I'm also curious to know the answer to this one. The EOSB counter staff didn't seem to have the answer.
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Old 25th Nov 2014, 19:17   #18 (permalink)
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Once you've completed at least one year of servitude, it's all prorata after that.
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Old 26th Nov 2014, 02:59   #19 (permalink)
 
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Does anybody know . What if you are just a few days short of 3 calendar months notice . I understand they will deduct salary and leave for those days . But what about your provident fund ? Can they refuse to pay you their contributions over the years as technically you are in breach of contract for not complying with 3 calendar months ?


Appreciate any info from someone who has had this problem . PM me please if you don't want info on public forum.


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Old 26th Nov 2014, 15:39   #20 (permalink)
 
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Another one to add to the mix, if you resign before your bond has expired, does the entire sum of your provident (A+B+C) go towards clearing your outstanding bond or is it only your contributions?
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