There’s a wad of documentation associated with Accommodation and Leaving Ek – I’ll find some place to put samples of it all so you know what to expect. No doubt you’ll receive more up to date documentation and therefore should ignore mine. For starters, yours will probably have correct phone numbers – despite the fact that most of the significant departments concerned moved months ago, many of the numbers are old EGHQ or EOC – that’s two HQ relocations ago. Even the phone number of the assistant responsible for helping me – in the new EGHQ building – had her own phone number with transposed digits in her e-mail. And she gave me an out of date form for Provident Fund Termination.
Also – some of the stuff I’ve received is particular to me – my years of service; for example I’d opted for the refurbishment allowance, etc. This may not be the case for you.
Today (company e-mail) the first of the Accommodation paperwork arrived. The Key Check In/Out form is the same one I filled in when I arrived, it’s to ensure they can charge you for any keys you may have lost in the interim months/years since you entered the villa. Replace the keys you’ve lost yourself – the price charged is extortionate. The other letter is the Check Out Letter, which deserves a paragraph all on it’s own.
This is going to take a while to work through. So far, what stands out :
- Villa must be clean and in good condition, with all modifications or enhancements to structure, fixtures or fittings made during my tenure taken back to their original condition. The decision of the Accommodation department is final.
- Potentially I can be charged for the following once I’ve left and an assessment is made of the villa:
- Any “excessive” wear and tear – broken glass, glue removal, tiled/marble floor, damaged wood work, missing/damaged fittings and fixtures.
- Re-instatement of any alterations or modifications done to the accommodation back to original condition.
- Re-painting of the unit back to company standard white/off white, if it’s been painted.
- Cost of removal and disposal of personal items left behind.
- Tidy Up/General cleaning of the unit if left with litter or in a dirty condition.
- Missing Keys/Access Cards/Door openers etc.
- Overstay charge of Dhs 150/day on delayed return of keys.
Ok, so now I have an idea of Accommodation. As some of you will know, this will be my third move out of Company Accommodation. It’s funny – I moved into this villa 18 months ago – I still haven’t managed to put up any pictures on the wall – they’re all still on the floor in the lounge room. Maybe that was a sign that I’ve been ignoring all this time.
Next Week : I have a fatigue induced mental breakdown that induces a rant. Enjoy.
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