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SOPS 4th Aug 2015 13:44

Are you leaving as well Emma?

777boyo 4th Aug 2015 13:59

Emma,

Good luck with that. Maybe you could post your Credit Card experience for the benefit of those following. I believe different banks have different rules, and even within HSBC it seems from another posting that rules are not consistent.

Best of luck for the future.

7B

SOPS 4th Aug 2015 14:10

I agree about credit cards. It seems to me it depends who you speak to, and what branch you are at. ( operations normal?). I think it would be a good idea for everyone to share their experiences, so those that are yet to jump out have a heads up.

Emma Royds 4th Aug 2015 14:23

SOPS

Yes - I am serving my notice period now as well.

I am off to a little corporate operator and will fly around 300 hours a year with most nights at home and the ability to have most weekends off as well. In short, it was a no brainer on lifestyle alone never mind taking anything else into consideration.

I have no need to worry about getting Christmas and New Year off this year! :E

SOPS 4th Aug 2015 14:38

I am very happy for you, I wish you all the best! My only recommendation is to get a dog or two, a fire, and some wine!

Kapitanleutnant 4th Aug 2015 15:08

Congrats to both Emma and Desdi!!

It's possible there will be a day during the next 90 (or 60 as the case may be) that you start to wonder if you made the best decision leaving EK. There actually are some nice things about being here…. but within minutes after looking at your roster, you'll soon realize, "Yep, I'm totally at peace with my decision".

The closer you get to the LDS (last day of service) the more excited you may become realizing that you no longer have to put up with it all….

As the Brits say, "Happy Days!"

Kap

Oh… btw: FYI…. When obtaining a clearance letter from your bank on a previous loan, no matter how far back it was paid off, you'll need to make sure not only is the Loan Account number on the clearance letter but the general bank account number as well. Had to do the dance back and forth between HR and my bank before it was all straightened out. HR guy said some banks are not putting the bank account number on the clearance letter which is required for it to be processed as complete.

Emma Royds 4th Aug 2015 19:12

Kapitanleutnant


It's possible there will be a day during the next 90 (or 60 as the case may be) that you start to wonder if you made the best decision leaving EK. There actually are some nice things about being here…. but within minutes after looking at your roster, you'll soon realize, "Yep, I'm totally at peace with my decision".
It's funny that you should say that but in the week or so after I had resigned I had one of those moments but as you said, I soon came to the conclusion that I was making the right decision. I actually enjoy living in Dubai but having said that, my list of pros for leaving was almost twice as long as my list of cons.

What I have found rather comical and perhaps sad in a way, is the reaction I have seen from some colleagues when they have asked about my plans here and I share my plans to leave. It has at times been similar to a prisoner of war sharing his plans to escape with his peers and being met with pats on the back, along with firm exuberant handshakes and beaming smiles from the other person.

Finally to those that have left or are about to leave very shortly, please keep the feedback coming as this thread has turned into an excellent source of information.

adel 4th Aug 2015 20:22

Oh… btw: FYI…. When obtaining a clearance letter from your bank on a previous loan, no matter how far back it was paid off, you'll need to make sure not only is the Loan Account number on the clearance letter but the general bank account number as well. Had to do the dance back and forth between HR and my bank before it was all straightened out. HR guy said some banks are not putting the bank account number on the clearance letter which is required for it to be processed as complete.[/QUOTE]
I'm still a little vague,
I took out a car loan with emirates Islamic bank several years ago, it's all paid off now.
I don't bank with them, and I have no affiliation for over 2 years now.
If I resigned today, who would ask for a clearance letter or more importantly how would emirates know that I had a loan with EIB.
Sorry if I'm confused

777Goose 5th Aug 2015 03:22

EST Travel
 
Your repatriation travel will be booked after your last LDS.

If your 3 days of LDS fall over a weekend then it will be brought forward.

With 3+2 days of LDS I completed my out clearances early and the resignation desk walked over to the staff travel desk and they booked my travel on an earlier date.

Kapitanleutnant 5th Aug 2015 08:03

Goose…

Mine has already been booked with several months to go While chatting with my coordinator I asked when and how this is done. She pulled it up and put me on my flight that instant.

K

SOPS 5th Aug 2015 08:06

Yes, I was the same as Kap. I had my flight booked two months before I left.

Desertweasel 5th Aug 2015 10:12

So it's done, after 16 years it's time to go.

On the statement there are 3 loans from 00, 03 and 06 trouble is the bank I had then, Lloyds has long gone and while HSBC "took over" they seem to have very little information.
Anyone encountered this and how to get a very old loan clearance letter?

Kapitanleutnant 5th Aug 2015 10:29

Weasel…

If you've started the process already, the HR coordinators are a great place to start. If they don't know, they'll generally direct you in the right direction and person to contact. If not, I'd think asking HSBC and telling them the whole situation and see what they say.

This is an interesting one….

Kap

SOPS 5th Aug 2015 13:21

Weasel, can I suggest you go to the HSBC branch that I have mentioned before. They are in Deira, next to the JW Marriott hotel. I found them very helpful and knowledgeable during my leaving process. No head wobbling, just help and advice. That's where I would start.

Basic Service 5th Aug 2015 16:23

Only one end of service desk?
 
Do you think there might be a job going soon in the ESC as another EOS desk clerk? Seems to me one is not enough!

I was in a classroom recently with pilots and cabin crew doing a round the room introduction. One pilot said his name rank and serial number followed by the comment he was leaving in November....Big round of spontaneous applause from everyone.. nuff said... quite sad really...

Desertweasel 6th Aug 2015 05:40

thanks Guys, I will let you know how I get on

777boyo 6th Aug 2015 08:03

Weasel,

Until relatively recently there were still some ex-Lloyds staff working at the Jumeirah Branch of HSBC on Al Wasl Rd. They might be able to help or perhaps point you in the direction of someone who is able to.....

7B

777Goose 8th Aug 2015 00:22

Travel
 
Yes my repatriation travel was also booked 2 months before my last day. What I was trying to say is you travel after your last day of LDS which can be the next day or delayed for up to 30 days I recall. I was checked out early and departed while still on LDS after the leaving desk had the staff travel desk move my flight. Don't expect a reply to any emails to staff travel as they do not actively monitor.

LNDGRN 10th Aug 2015 05:46

BUPA remuneration benefit
 
I got my final settlement letter yesterday and the "BUPA remuneration benefit" (money in lieu of) was missing; I am 60 in one month with 12.5 years at EK. EOS team was confused and promised(?) to update today. Has anyone else received this benefit? cheers!

sonylaptop 10th Aug 2015 18:06

LLOYDS
 
Hopefully resigning soon, any advice on how to obtain the LLoyds clearance letter would be much appreciated. Good thread.


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