07.Mar.2008 : Farewell eMail
In response you yesterday’s e-mail a lot of replies are starting to come in, which quite honesty I didn’t think about. I will answer them all, but it’s going to take some time. I’ve decided to add them to this blog, just first names only. I hope no-one takes offence at that. I know it looks like a wall of self love, but actually it’s more a reflection of the close knit community that an expatriate airline community can form.
While some are from close friends and reflect personal sentiments (those might not make it here) and some are purely anti-Ek (those won’t make it either) some are from ex students who I only shared a couple of simulator sessions with, or an Australia trip, and are quite affirming, which is great.
Next Week : Not only do I officially become a Flight Risk – but I then go and lose my Company ID.
If I understand correctly, you are leaving?
If so, I want to thank you for the fine experience of working with you. during my upgrade i flew with you and at the end of the trip you wrote a concise, supportive and positive review of my work. I wrote to you after that and I would like to reiterate my thanks.
I wish you every good wish for the future and much happiness.
Ken congratulations- you’ve escaped.
I am waiting to see if anything good comes out of the next pay raise before I consider my options as well.
I enjoyed working with you and wish you the best
We met on 406 at the end of last month.
Good on you for your decision to go to OZ, not easy I know.
Thanks for all your hard work on our behalf. Your roster service is excellent.
All the best to you and your family.
Good luck Ken, thanks for your efforts in setting this up.
Very sorry to see you go Ken. Will miss you and your great work. Hope you have much success and happiness back at home.
Thanks again….Ray H.
Never did get to meet you, all the very best and thanks for your help with rostering and stirring the HR dept./ Flt ops dept.!
I thought you were never going to leave EK until you had HR put the employment docs. onto the website!!
I guess it is a good deal V Aust? and living in Aussie, again, quite attractive!!
Best of luck with your new endeavour! Thanks for all the insights you gave me on my upgrade way back there in the fall of ’05.
Take care and I wish you all the best!
Good luck and thank you for your support, I did not have the pleasure to meet you personally, anyway all the best to you and your family.
Sorry to see you go Ken.
I’ve really appreciated your service and working a bit with you on CRS.
Best of luck to you and your family!
It was great working with you in the sim, I wish you and your family the best of luck with the move. I think you have made a great decision Ken, home is always home and I’m looking forward to the day I get to return to Sweden!
Thank you ken for this service and good luck to you back to oz!
Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device
Firstly, congratulations on your new appointment at V Oz. I’m sure your decision would have been a well thought out one (maybe a no brainer…..)
I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic roster service you have provided over the last few years. It has made a big difference to us and our families.
I also want to wish you and your family everything of the best as you start a new chapter in your lives. It is always sad when the good guys go but I have no doubt you will make a great success of it.
Thanks again and look forward to bumping into you somewhere downroute in the future
All the best at V Australia. Emirates at the end of the day is probably not too bad, but living at home is in many cases the issue. I guess we can’t wait forever for the company to see the light in that respect. Unfortunately they keep getting lucky with aviation imploding somewhere and being able to attract new talent.
I’d be very interested to read your blog if you do publish it – we are actively looking at moving to NZ (or Australia if they’d let us). As you say a hard decision.
Best of luck to you and family. Been great knowing and working with you. If there is anything I can do to help please let me know.
Good luck for the future.
Good luck in your new venture. Sure is going to be great being home.
I wish you guys all the best in your new endeavour.
Thanks for everything Ken. I did not meet you but your service was great. I hope you and your family continued success.
As a very new subscriber and new to Emirates, thank you for all your help in making the rosters understandable for both me and the wife.
Just to let you know that the crew list for the iPhone work a treat.
All the best for you and your family
Sorry to receive this mail to say that you are leaving the sandy shores of Dubai. However, congratulations on your move and best of luck with V Australia.
Allow me to thank you for your patience and time with me during my transition training. Those 3 am sessions were not exactly the most conducive for learning however you still managed to impart the best at that unearthly hour. I did eventually manage to keep the jet the right way up!!
Thank you for your support over the past two and a half years with the rosters etc and once again – best of luck.
Congrats on the new job I’m delighted for you… but sorry to see such a nice bloke leave us..!
Many thanks for all your hard work over the years, you’ll certainly be missed!
Look after yourself and once again well done and all the very best for the future.
Good Luck Ken!
Wishing you all the best down under.
am very sorry to hear that you are leaving! What a waste that EK doesn’t appreciate colleagues like you!
But rest assured, we do.
Just wanted to thank you for all the hard work you had with us computerally challenged people…
You will be greatly missed by all of us!
Thanks again and all the best for your future down under!
Hope to see you somewhere around…
Although we’ve never met, I want to thank you for all your OUTSTANDING service to the PILOTS of Emirates. You and your products have TRULY made things much easier. As a guy who did as you did and manually entered rosters into my PDA until I discovered your service, you have been invaluable.
I am very glad to hear that Jerry (whom I know personally) will be taking over the stewardship of infinidim.org. You have left your baby in good and capable hands!
Capt Joe M.
Though I never met you ken, I’m sorry to hear you’re leaving. I remember Ed Davidson saying once that he has to take out a life insurance policy on you as he didn’t know where they would be without your help.
Good luck in with V Australia.
I am sorry to hear that you are moving to different pastures, thanks for all you hard work with Infinidim & the roster trips list before that for the olds ones who remember.
I am sure you will not look back.
Please send me contact details
Very best regards for the future
Sorry to see you go, but not really surprised – I guessed you were on your way after your ‘last hurrah to New York’ yahoo group roster change plea.
I am sorry to hear that that you are leaving us. I sometimes wish that I had the chance to go back to SA. Good luck with your move and the endeavors with V Australia.
It’s always sad to see a valuable person leaving the place.
I wish you all the best for your new carrier, and most important enjoy your new life in Melbourne!!!
Sorry to see you go. I wish you and your family the very best of luck in the future.
As an ex-Virgin Atlantic employee myself I hope you have as much fun with the V-Brand as I did.
You’ll be missed.
All the best,
It is a pity to hear that you are leaving Ek, but on the other side I am very happy for you, because as far as I can remember, you told me during my line training April 2006, that you were commuting between AUS and UAE.
I wish you and your family all the best
Just a few words to say all the very best in your next venture. Thanks for all your efforts with the Infinidim Rosters project, and during my upgrade LOS session.
That is a sad end to a chapter for us but nevertheless a new chapter for you – best of luck.
Thanks for the message Ken,
All the best in your new life back home.
A sad day for Emirates but I hope the beginning of a happy future for you and your family.
Thanks for the rosters. A great job, well done
All the best
I was shocked to receive the sudden message. It’s been a good many years in Dubai for all of us.
Best wishes to you and your family.
Emirates will be the poorer, and I’m personally sorry to see you go.
All the best ,
Had the heard a rumour….. sorry to see you go.
Enjoy the lifestyle back in the real world and wish you all the best in VA. The contribution you have made to the pilot group and the Flt Training department has been significant and appreciated.
Anyway, it’s a great thing to make the move when the time has come to decide on staying or going, a change is as good as holiday so good on you.
On a different note, I would also like to thank Ken Pascoe for his involvement in different issues, and for trying to look for sound and logical solutions to many of those issues. Thank you Capt. Pascoe and good luck to you and your family.
Thank you all.
I wasn’t even aware you were leaving these shores/sands, Ken!
Best of luck back in Oz.
Thank you, wholeheartedly, for all your efforts over the years.
Joe put it better than I could but I wholeheartedly echo his sentiments.
Good luck in Australia Ken.
Thanks and Best Wishes,
Let me be the first to congratulate you on your move. Best of luck and I’m sure it’s going to be a dream come true. Maybe one day I’ll follow your foot steps to a job back home J
You’ll be missed. Wish we got to fly together. When are you leaving? Publishing a web log on how to exit EK will be very useful. If you have anything like that, I would love to have it (in an email) just to get an idea on the cost and time process as I think I’ll be gone in the next 1-2 yrs… I understand your thinking if your reluctant to publish it (just guessing what your reasons will be).
Anyway, take care and if there is anything I can do for you when you’re gone and then you find out you needed something to be done here, please don’t hesitate to let me know.
I heard you were leaving only a couple of days ago. Mate, it will be sad to see you go! You have done a great job for Emirates, and more importantly for the pilots, with all your IT efforts over the years. In recent times your roster work has been invaluable!
I am sure VA will snap up your talents and provide you with more respect and appreciation than you received here. I truly wish you all the very best in your new career and hope that we can still meet up somewhere from time to time.
Cheers for the future!
Good luck with your new Job
I’m getting the impression that you’re leaving!
I’d like to add my two cents’ worth to what I imagine will be a chorus of your colleagues saying “Thank you”. You’ve done enormous and principled work for all of us in many areas including training, IT, pushing the company to do the right thing, as well as being a beaut bloke to fly and/or have a beer with.
I hope that life in Oz is everything we remember it being, for you and your family, who will no doubt be thrilled to have you back. Thanks and all the very best.
A short note to Wish you success and enjoyment in your new position at V Australia. You Infinidim service has been invaluable and I sincerely thank you for your efforts in producing this quality service.
Best regards Keith T.
As a relatively new crew member to EK, I have found your service extremely helpful, I would just like to wish all the best.
Emirates loss V Australia gain good luck and all the best.
Many congratulations on completing the Escape Manoeuvre! Hope it all works well for you back home…
Thanks for the email and for the wonderful service you have provided. I wish you all the best in your new life.
All the best for the future.
Have a wonderful life mate and Keep smiling and helping people, the way you do so well.
Safe wishes and keep the skies friendly.
Love to all,
Thanks for all the good stuff you provided and wish you all the best back home.
Please include me on your mail list as I am interested in your logbook program when it arrives and for the odd question that might pop up about who knows what.
Just saw your post on Infinidim re your resignation – really sorry to hear that you are leaving. You will be missed by many! Who ever has decided to take over your work certainly has a lot of work ahead of them!
Thanks for your help and I hope to see you before you go – no doubt there will be some sort of ‘bash’?!?
Sorry to hear about you leaving, however, greener pastures await.
Hi Ken ,
Heard you got into V Australia, good luck mate I think you are making a wise choice, might see you in Melbourne later this year.
You’re brilliant. It absolutely blows that you’ll be departing. Sure, I’ll move up a slot on the seniority list, but you’re on the Dark Side anyway so it won’t help. So, only negative values left. Great emails, helpful attitude, brilliant roster publication system. I’m sure you’ll miss the 100dhs. I figured out that it must be a pretty good source of income for you, and in one of my more curious moments I actually wondered if the new guy actually “bought” the business from you. Honestly, you’re worth each and every penny. I actually berate each one of my friends who doesn’t use Infinidim. It’s positively self defeating not to. I’ll keep doing so until they sign up, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Enjoy your new life in the promised land.
Sorry I am not emailing you re JFK accommodation but I am Tech in MEL at the moment and just catching up on emails and see that you are on your way back to Australia.
Just wanted to say that over the years your emails re company related issues and rostering etc have been appreciated. Best wishes for the new job with ‘V’ (had a phone call from them also a while back, quite surprising given I am an Airbus driver…) I am sure it will go well for you and the family.
Sorry to hear you leaving, but all the very best at V Aust.
Please do let me know your contact details in Melb.
Regards Pat C.
I wish you luck and congratulations with regards to returning to your home. Australia is a great nation and one which many of us in the United States respect & admire.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your efforts in dealing with Emirates management. When I read some of the communications that you exchanged I thought two things; that your thoughts echoed what many think but few do. Then I thought you were being blunt and possibly putting yourself in the cross hairs of the EK gun sights. I also suspected you might have a parachute rigged. Still I applaud your hard work, knowledge of computers, and willingness share your expertise with the pilots for all of our benefit. Thank you.
all the best,
I gather from the yahoo mail going about that you are leaving us. I would just like to thank you for everything and wish you all the very best for the future. You have been an inspiration!
Very best regards,
Sad to hear that you are departing from the desert, nevertheless I understand your choice. Am sure Megan and the kids are chuffed to say the least.
All the best, V AUS are getting an experienced and talented kid!!
Off ya Tree mate.
Nice knowing you, and keep in touch.
Sarkis K. & Co
Sorry to see you go but you have your reasons and I’m sure they’re good ones. Wish you all the best in your new posting you will be bring to V Australia a lot more than just a pilot and hope they realise and appreciate that. Thanks for the great services you’ve provided us over the years.
Hello Ken !!
thks for your help and wish u good luck for the rest of your career !!
Thank you for all your time and effort with the rosters and the forums and I wish you and your family all the very best in Aus.
Best wishes Ken.
I hope it all works out at VA.
Thanks for a great service.
Congratulations and well done Ken,
all the best,
Just wanted to say, all the best with your move back to Oz. I’m sure it will work out very well for you.
Thanks a lot for your service! It’s been great and have made our life easier with EK!
Good luck on your next assignment!
Your decision to leave Emirates must had been quite well motivated, considering all of the erosion of T&C we have been experiencing. We had very few occasion to know each other but I can sincerely admit that I have rarely ever met such a great colleague and professional person as you.
I wish you and your family a safe and happy relocation to “Down Under” and I believe every pilot, c.a. or ground personnel that had the fortune to meet you, will remember your quite but strong driving energy.
Have a great start of new carrier surely fulfilling as the one you have had here in Emirates.
What a grate loss !! wish you all the best you and your family. hope to keep in touch through e- mail.
I must admit to being surprised when I opened your email.
Thanks for the very impressive service and input you have contributed, from which I have found great benefit.
For the guys left here, I guess resignations are the only currency to negotiate.
Very best of luck to you Ken.
Thanks for the great service and good luck in Australia,
Sorry to hear that you are leaving Emirates – our loss is V Australia’s gain.
Wish you and your family the very best for your new life.
I hear through the grape vine you are heading off to V Aus.
Congratulations, and thanks for your efforts on all the IT stuff here in EK.
Hopefully I will see you in the left seat of the V Aus 777, you can do my final line check!
Sorry to hear that you are leaving Dubai, however am sure the next adventure will have new opportunities. Thank you for adding value to our lives here. You will be missed.
Thanks for the great service,
Good Luck with The V
Just a short email to let you know that I am quite upset to hear that you are leaving EK, the company really doesn’t take care of the good guys.
Your input into training and Infinidim has not gone unnoticed.
I wish you and your family all the best back home in AUS.
I don’t know if you know me.
I am a f/o George H on B777, I flew with you once to Kuwait……
I got your email about leaving etc….
I just wanted to say thank-you for all your hard work / help, and that you will be missed at Emirates!
It is a pity to see people like you leave.
I wish you all the very best for the future!!!
Hey Ken, the rumor is that you are leaving ?
Not that I am waiting for a place in the seniority ( scam) list, but would be sorry to see you go.
Thanks for all your efforts with the rosters etc. It’s has been really appreciated.
Many thanks and kind regards,
All the very best to yourself and the family .. thanks for an awesome job with Infinidim and making life sooooo much easier for us!
Good luck with the V Australia position ..
Cheers and see you Downunder sometime
I hear that your off to greener pastures. Well done, that will suit you better, and remove the commuter to Geelong.
G’day Ken and congratulations.
EK’s loss is V’s gain.
I must say I was pleased that your roster will continue as I have come to rely upon it.
All the best,
Congrats with V; hope to see you there someday!
Would like to talk to you about V.
Hi Ken –
Just a quick one to wish you luck and joy in your new job, and life back in Oz!
First, good luck on your move to Melbourne, and with the new job, and thanks for all the good work you have given us in the past.
I know that you are probably to busy to get ‘soft and fuzzy’ emails BUT to bad! It has been a pleasure working with you all these years and I would especially like to personally thank you for all of the hard work you have done on behalf of the EK pilot body – much appreciated. I hope that your e-gate card issue worked out and I wish you the best in what ever it is that you have chosen to move to. We must all leave here someday, and believe me, most of us are looking for the right opportunity – Dubai and EK have changed over the years.
Take care, good luck, and once again, thank you.
I would like to wish you and your family all the very best for the future. I am glad that you will be able to be with your family back in Australia rather than the increasingly difficult commuting scenario that We are all in.
I thank you for your efforts with the roster publications, they are much appreciated. I hope that you will embrace the Macintosh again ????!!!! Ha Ha !
I will probably not return to Australia for several years yet, as my kids are all grown up. So I hope to see you around the traps and perhaps at one of the Sids and Stars functions if you are still here.
Best wishes for the Future,
Haven’t had the chance until now to wish you all the best with you’re move and congratulate you on doing so, Well done, you’ll be missed. Your input and hard work is really appreciated, particularly of course with the roster information.
Anyhow I hope our paths will cross at some time and hopefully sooner not later. I hope also not to be the last one to turn the lights out.
Cheers and good luck
The guru speaks J
All the best for the future Ken
Good luck with your career change, I wish you and the family the best. Thank you for contributions here as well.
We are going to miss you….
Thanks, Chris G.
Thank you very much for all the work you did with the rosters and keeping the rest of us informed about the Machiavellian Machinations of the company. I hope that everything goes well for the future.
We do not know each other personally but I would like to say all the best for your new life to you and your family as well. I believe Your name here in Emirates became unforgettable.
All the best
We’ve never met but I would like to thank you for your efforts at making my job easier.
Your web pages, notes and “Pascoe Rosters” are super.
Good Luck on your move.
Cheers, Mike B.
Wishing you all the best back home…!!
It feels like you guys are getting paroled and we’re left here in the “yard”…hahaha…
I would like to thank you for all the hard work you have done for us here at EK. You made my scheduled life a lot easier! All your efforts are very much noted and appreciated by us all here at home.
I wish you all the success in your new endeavours and all the luck. I envy the new pilot group that is doing to have you as a colleague.
Take care and thanks again Ken.
Never had the pleasure of meeting you but have enjoyed your professional roster service. May I wish you all the best in your new job and best to you and family for the future.
You are a good man.
Thanks Ken and good luck with your new job.
Thank you very much for you assistance and your time. May I wish you the best in your new adventure and yes, I am somewhat envious!
All the best for the move back to Australia.
E & G
I’m pretty sure that I haven’t actually met you, & unfortunately I didn’t even get my act together to subscribe to your ‘Infinidim’ roster reporting system prior to your departure.
However, I like many others I’m sure, will always remember and appreciate the tireless efforts you have made to provide your infamous roster information, advise & information when needed, and your ability to keep EK honest & on their toes.
Therefore I just wanted to drop a quick line to wish you ‘bon voyage’, all the best Down Under with V Aussie, and to say a genuine ‘thank you’ for all that you have done for us over the years.
Thank you once again for your efforts to make our lives easier. I have really appreciated it and wish you and your Family all the best for the future
Thanks for everything and wish all the best. If you do end up making a list of what needs to get done upon leaving EK/DXB, I would really appreciate it.
Working to the last I see.
Good luck down there – we are more than a little bit jealous – and thanks very much for all the hard work you have put in over the years.
Your absence will be sorely missed, I suspect in about a week’s time!
Pete & Cathy F
It was a great pleasure flying with you.
You are one of the most complete professionals I met in my life and I truly wish you the best luck back in Australia.
Hope you find peace and joy.
You’ll be missed in the sandpit…
Once again, thank you so much for all the effort you have put in over the years to make our lives easier.
Your dedication has been remarkable and your efforts are most appreciated.
Best of luck to you and your family in the transition to a different life back in Oz.
I look forward to catching up over a beer in syd or mel somtime.
Blog series: Leaving Emirates
- Leaving Emirates #1 The Blog
- Leaving Emirates #2 Resignation
- Leaving Emirates #4 HR Briefing
- Leaving Emirates #3 The Paperwork
- Leaving Emirates #5 School Fees and SmashWreckBank
- Leaving Emirates #6 Goodbye Email
- Leaving Emirates #7 Well Wishers
- Leaving Emirates #8 Becoming a Flight Risk; Losing my ID
- Leaving Emirates #9 The Accommodation Frustration.
- Leaving Emirates #10 Emirates, the Pilot-Less Airline.
- Leaving Emirates #11 Fright Worx
- Leaving Emirates #12 Staff (don’t get to) Travel
- Leaving Emirates #13 Staff Travel’s 45 day rule.
- Leaving Emirates #14 Selling Your Life.
- Leaving Emirates #15 Freight Backwarders
- Leaving Emirates #16 SmashWreckBank
- Leaving Emirates #17 ID90 (not nearly) Freight
- Leaving Emirates #18 Staff Travel Revolutions
- Leaving Emirates #20 Provident Fund
- Leaving Emirates #21 Stuff to Take, Stuff to Sell
- Leaving Emirates #22 Sir Maurice Flanagan
- Leaving Emirates #23 Certificate of Good Conduct
- Leaving Emirates #24 I am now Car-Less
- Leaving Emirates #25 Last Roster
- Leaving Emirates #26 Cars and Visas
- Leaving Emirates #27 The Final Paycheck
- Leaving Emirates #29 Right Back Into It.
- Leaving Emirates #30 A Lost Day
- Leaving Emirates #19 Return of the Mashreqbank
- Leaving Emirates #28 A Busy Day in Melbourne