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EK Resignation Tips

Old 8th Mar 2017, 15:06
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Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: UK
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Springbok/Crash,

Thanks. The Port Rashid seems like the one I should have embarked upon. The trouble really is that, from my experience here, the outcomes of almost identical processing can be very different depending on who processes you that day.

I actually did the same process as you Crash; online AED220 then to Al Basha, it being quiet in comparison with other Police Stations, and had a reassurance that the email with the letter had been sent.

Still waiting.

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Ah, found out that they do not like 'To whom this may concern'. My bad.

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Old 9th Mar 2017, 06:49
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Dubai
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Pets

Is there somewhere in cargo village we can take the pets to get checked for the right size container?
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 06:53
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We went to Dubai Kennel and cattery for our dog, they are taking care of everything inc measurement and making container for dog.. :-)
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 07:39
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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Halifax
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Bank Clearance letter if you've had any loans.
In the leaving checklist it says you need one but doesn't stipulate any terms.
If you go to your bank they will give you a " no liability " letter. But make sure it has your primary account number you have registered with EK in IBAN format in the body of the letter or They won't accept it back in ESC .
I found out the hard way !!
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 14:04
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Join Date: Jun 2012
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Is it possible to use the provident fund to cover any outstanding loan balance? As I read through this thread I get the impression you need a letter from the bank saying you're all clear before they will disburse your provident funds.

Can anyone pm me with the leaving checklist?
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 14:49
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Join Date: Jul 2000
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I am taking a guess that it would have to be on a case by case basis, I know that a few years ago, a pretty senior captain tried to avail his provident fund to help pay his dads medical expenses only to be told that the only way to get the fund was by resigning from the company, which he did...
Things may have changed now though.
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Old 9th Mar 2017, 14:58
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: MIDDLE EAST
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springbok449

Things haven't changed. You can access all or part of your Provident C fund anytime but not the A & B. Otherwise, some might withdraw the funds and a year later, leave and request the EOSB as their depleted provident fund is of a lower value.

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Old 13th Mar 2017, 12:19
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Whairdhugo

List sent, hope it's useful.
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Old 14th Mar 2017, 10:59
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Many thanks Nat Track!!
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Old 15th Mar 2017, 02:45
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Middle East
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Is there somewhere in cargo village we can take the pets to get checked for the right size container?
I am hearing a few things from guys who have now left with reference to pets. I will be soon in this position shortly. For pet carriers, I have been advised to go to major pet stores. Look also on Dubizle as we found a pet carrier there for our dog for half the price. One pet store is up Hessa street at the top. A pain to get to, but they measure up for the pet too.

Here is the fun part, I have spoken to 3 guys who recently left and they all said the same. You will purchase your pet container and then measure and weigh the item. It will most likely go on volumetric weight. Having put the measurements and weight into the pet shipping section of staff travel, you receive a quote. Make a note of this with a screen shot. You will take the pet to cargo village to get a fit to travel from the vet section there, having already obtained a certificate from your personal vet too. That from what i understand is relatively pain free. This should be done a day or two prior to travel but no earlier as the certificate has a validity.

On the day of travel, when you are dropping your pet off, you go back into EK cargo. You will find the price will have doubled and no one really knows why. They have you against the ropes at this point as you want your pet to travel. All the guys I have spoken with, were quoted initially around 1500-1800 dhs. They ended up paying on the day of travel 4000 dhs plus. there is only one word for this....Shysters...

Here is the next part. When you go down to say goodbye to Rover, the vet on duty will tell you that the expensive water bottle you have bought isn't sufficient, so you need to purchase one of their water holders which they attach to your pooch's kennel. EK again ripping off their staff. Don't you just love them!
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Old 15th Mar 2017, 03:45
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Dubai
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Pets

We have just booked our dog as excess baggage. Not all routes allow it but ours does. Much simpler and a flat rate, all done over the phone with Emirates once you have your repatriation ticket in hand. USD$650 for our dog and take him straight to the airport in his container.

https://www.emirates.com/english/help/faq/544304/what-are-the-rules-and-charges-for-travelling-with-animals

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Old 15th Mar 2017, 03:53
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Dubai
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Villa walk-around

Here's one we weren't prepared for. As part of the leaving process you have two accommodation walkarounds; one for them to 'quote' you on work you need to get done, and another final right before you hand over your keys. At the first one they say you're welcome to get the work done yourself (which we were in the process of doing, painter was there). What they don't tell you is that their 'quote' is actually your retention money! So, despite the fact that by the second walk around our work will be completed they will still hold onto their 'quote' until 8 weeks after you leave. So a simple and fair 2000dh retention amount is suddenly 6000-7000dh. It's the lack of transparency that is frustrating. If this was clear to us we'd have made sure to get the villa painted before the first walk around.
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Old 15th Mar 2017, 04:47
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Join Date: Apr 2015
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Buford, how long have you been in EK? I ask as I believe every 5 years (it used to be 4) you are entitled to a repaint of the interior of the villa. So if you have been over 5 years and haven't had it repainted do they still charge you to do so when you leave?
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Old 15th Mar 2017, 04:50
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They'll only repaint your walls if it's still the original color. Ours weren't. Another thing we didn't realize at the time otherwise we may have just left them as is.
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Old 15th Mar 2017, 07:34
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Join Date: Jun 2004
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Best place for cheap car rental?

Nearing the end and about to sell the 2nd car, where's the best place for cheap car rental?
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Old 15th Mar 2017, 10:42
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Join Date: Oct 2007
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Thrifty has pretty good rates for the EK Platinum card in my experience, especially if you rent "by the month" vs "daily".
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Old 15th Mar 2017, 10:46
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Join Date: Jul 2007
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I can second Thrifty as a good choice. Platinum card discount. Hassle free really, which is nice for a change
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Old 15th Mar 2017, 15:27
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Pet relocation

We had an absolutely seamless and highly professional service provided by the British Veterinary hospital on Al Wasl Road. I think there was also a price reduction for EK staff. The chap's name is Pushkal.
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Old 15th Mar 2017, 16:15
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Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: cavok
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If I resign giving the 3 months notice, will they take my assigned leave away? Prefer to enjoy my 30
days whilst doing the notice.

Thanks.

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Old 15th Mar 2017, 16:29
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Join Date: Jul 2000
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No they shouldn't do, they didn't with me...
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