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EK Resignations

Old 8th Apr 2005, 19:30
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EK Resignations

I would appreciate if somebody sheds some light on the exit process that follows a resignation at EK- time frame, bureaucracy to go through, etc.

Thanks guys

Another unhappy professional pilot leaving Emirates.
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Old 8th Apr 2005, 22:26
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Bad?

So is it that bad?
How long have you been at the sand pit and what rank/fleet?
Cheers
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Old 9th Apr 2005, 14:51
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Ohh, all different exits will be at hand. Not the first time in a ME ailrine. History just repeats itself.
As EK credo is diminishing so rapidly, I am sure guys will sell everything, take a big ass loan and hang their uniform in a hotel on a layover with a very interesting note attached. And dissapear.
It happened a lot before in other airline that went the same way. Buy the way, it is exactly the same thing the "managers" are doing. Save, save, no matter what the cost as long as one's cost cutting contribution reflects in a mega bonus. Doesn,t matter what comes next, who gives a r***ss about my shop longterm- my pockets are nicely rounded and let's retire.

Chin up, though, guys in Abu Dhabi just got a payraise. And they mean business over there. It's not that far.

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Old 10th Apr 2005, 11:11
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I thought I was the one asking questions in this thread.

I still hope that somebody who left EK recently is browsing this forum.
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Old 10th Apr 2005, 12:33
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As one who's had enough of 'discovering' in the relatively short time I've been with the company - anyone got any idea if those who've gone have been pursued for bonds etc?
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Old 10th Apr 2005, 12:34
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Hello Brix,
I spoke to .. who left us and went back to Ryanair this last week, and he said that if you think joining was a run around, then see leaving.... In a nutshell you will have to close down your bank accounts, get a letter form the bank that you do not owe them anything, and that you have closed all your accounts to include credit cards, loans, and savings/checking accounts. You give this letter to Emirates EGHQ, and together with all other forms collected from Uniform stores, accomodation, etc you give your passport to them and they will cancel your visa. You have three days to do all this once you have stopped flying, and you only get your passport back at the airport from Marhaba as you also get your release from Dubai ticket. Emirates will keep your end of service benefits, (ie your contributions) for three months just in case some one comes up and says that you owe them money. After this interest free period they will post you the check to your home country address in Dirhams and then you have to find a bank that will cash it. You also have to pay your bond if you still have one, and all damages done to your place of residence if beyond normal ware and tare....
On the other hand you could just walk away, leave the keys to your car in the appartment and call them from home and tell them that you are not coming back...
Why am I up to date? I am also planning to leave in the very near future as soon as I have the results from my interviews...

Sanddancer, I know the one guy who just walked away like the Jonnie Walker commercial and he said to me keep walking.... not discovering.... He left them cold after being here for a good four and a half months and they have not yet come after him as they do not have an address for him. He did not pay of his loans on his car, but then again it was with the RAK bank. As far as his bond he told Emirates to keep looking for him...

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Old 10th Apr 2005, 12:52
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From the research of one of the fellas I flew with recently Re the end of service payment (well the A fund on the provident fund). You can leave this in your provident fund once you leave. That way it stays in $US instead of the Dirham payment. You can then transfer this amount out after the three month waiting period.
Suggest you give the the provident fund man a call and ask. His number is in the contact book.
He also stated that he was told he would have to pay back the bond. Think if you do not do this you do not get your passport and tickets at the airport, and will be unable to leave. A phone call to John Howard will confirm or otherwise this one.
If you are going to do a runner from a layover, be sure to buy the other pilot a few beers before you go, as he will have a nightmare of phone calls explaining to SNMC and that other guy why exactly he can not fly home Single pilot.
Good luck.
Don

I believe it is actually two pilots who are on extended extended (was it called walking?)leave at the moment. Good luck to the both of them.
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Old 10th Apr 2005, 13:40
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Thanks for the prompt replies - anyone know if any of the recent leavers has taken legal advice in their home state re changes to the terms of the contract etc?

Any definitive word on how many have gone?, as usual rumours running wild about numbers but very little definite to go on.
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Old 10th Apr 2005, 14:18
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Haven't things changed!

Not so long ago this forum was rife with pilots wanting to know how to get in!
To quote TCK from a couple of years ago, "Oh how the mighty have fallen...".
I wouldn't recommend doing a runner though. These things have a habit of catching up with you. Better to jump through the hoops and leave with your head high.
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Old 10th Apr 2005, 14:38
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Two schools of thought re to pay or not to pay, that is the question

Like Backwater says, things have a habit of catching up with u, maybe depends who you will work for next i guess and your consience.
Secondly, walk into the sunset, it sounds a great story, and some have done it, but more risky i think in the long run.

If you dislike leave sooner than later, all those loans on cars, etc, etc soon mount up.

Sandancer, seems loads leaving, well i hard 7 in the last 2 weeks, might be just a rumour though Perhaps TCAS can bust that one.
Or that most of the "demoted" TRI's on the bus, have told the company to stuff it and are not interested anymore. Now thats a good un.

Keep Discovering.

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Old 10th Apr 2005, 16:36
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That's the second time you've included someone elses initials into one of your posts. We're not disputing the facts of your posts but as you're not prepared to leave your own initials,why use other peoples?
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Old 10th Apr 2005, 16:58
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I don't believe Brix is for real, he is just stirring.

Not paying Emirates because you have a dispute with them is perhaps one thing. But not paying your loans to other people/banks is just plain stealing.

Okay guys: Open fire!
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Old 10th Apr 2005, 19:12
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To the moderator:

what do you think I have to do to give it a true image?

I haven't spent a very long time in the company and because the social life among my fellow countrymen left a lot to be desired this is the only way for me to gather info about this subject.

EZGO: thx a lot. Now I got an idea about the time required.
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Old 10th Apr 2005, 20:25
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BYMONEK - jolly good point re sleazy, sorry EZ
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Old 11th Apr 2005, 12:44
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I left recently for greener pastures and if you drop me a PM I will discuss it with you. I found HR to be very very helpful and the company was, as always, very supportive.
I would strongly advise you to cancel all credit cards now as the bank will require at least 6 weeks to ensure that there are no further charges.

HR will give you a list of departments to get a sign off from and this is self explanatory.

Buy all you SRC tickets now as once you resign you have to pay cash and that is a lot of hassle for various reasons. Also if you have any refund tickets cash them in now.
You will lose your ALT tickets so, same story use them now.

Make sure you inform the school of your intentions or you will be charged for a whole term!!

The company let you keep your phone and mobile till the last minute which is really helpfull.

All in all a pretty painless experience made easy by the hard work of a few dedicated professionals in HR and finance.

Good Luck

Mick
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Old 11th Apr 2005, 16:36
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Amazing!...

I'm really chocked that the once regarded "Eldorado" for airline job seakers had turn into a place from were people what to escape!...
And after that NASA-style screening tests and all...

Geez!

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Old 11th Apr 2005, 17:17
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Thats the real pisser really. EK considered themselves amongst the best and had in all fairness a recruitment policy to reflect it. They sought to hire good people and are now suprised the very same people are realising their worth and wanting to leave.
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Old 11th Apr 2005, 17:54
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Check your PM, pls
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Old 11th Apr 2005, 21:27
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"If you are going to do a runner from a layover, be sure to buy the other pilot a few beers before you go, as he will have a nightmare of phone calls explaining to SNMC and that other guy why exactly he can not fly home Single pilot.
Good luck."

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Ha Ha. Thanks for the good laugh buddy!
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Old 12th Apr 2005, 15:50
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Pay rise (???)

EK says EY had a pay rise... My mate says all there is is a rumour... but the old excuse is (or is going to be) that both EY and EK staff are not government though owned by the government(s); very conveniently. By May end all will be cleared.
Chk this link
http://www.gulfnews.com/Articles/Nat...ticleID=160365 .
There has been another post here touching the same subject.
Keep discovering...
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