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Re: Ideal English in the UAE
Please read all the info below, as I am really not sure about this, but I cannot find any bad info about them so any advice would be really appreciated.
I wanted to post an update for Ideal English School, Ras Al Khaimah. So I recently received an email from the school saying they were interested in employing me and I should send all my documents and current resume to their careers and HR dept.
I then received another email saying I was elegable for a position at their school. They also wanted me to complete their Online Questionnaire, which was just typed and pasted into the email. There was also information under the questionnaire with several mistakes I have pasted below just as I received it.
I am not sure if I am allowed but I have posted the contact details also for investigations.
I completed the questionnaire and a week later reseived a contract offer from them. The first thing I noticed was that there was no address but instead a PO.Box Number:
IDEAL ENGLISH SCHOOL P.O. Box 12856,Al Nakheel, Ras Al Khaimah United Arab Emirate Tel : +971 521435808 Email : email@example.com
Then it goes on to say about travel and from what I can tell they are asking me to pay for tickets. Once they have received receipts I will be re-imburced before I leave my current location.
So now I have the contract offer I am to contact: Hassan saharatravels?
I am now going to contact Saharatravels, which just sounds wrong to me and see what I am expected to do. I believe they will want me to pay $2000 for air tickets etc what do you thinK ?Hassan Adnan viaEmail: info@al-saharatravels.
TRAVEL PLANS/ RE-LOCATION
Expenses made/incurred by the Employee related to job before commencement of duties or Expenses made during Travel Plans, Processing of Travel Particulars etc. will be substantiated with receipts and Employer will re-imburse the Employee not later than Five (5) working days after submission of Employee’s Expense Report and Receipts as proofs of such Expenses.
On no account will Employer accept to shoulder costs for Travel Expenses of Employee before Work sign-on. This is to possibly evade losses that may be accrued to Employer should Employee decide to decline Job Offer or rather be delayed by her Current Employer after certain Expenses must have been made by Employer. The agreement hereby binds Employer and Employee in that re-imbursements will be made fully to Employees upon presentation of Expense Reports and Receipts of Expenses.
Employer shall also take care of Employee’s Travel ticket including that of Employee’s family only on Employee’s early notification to Employer and as shall be requested by Employee.
UPFRONT PAYMENT OF SALARIES: The two monthly salaries shall be paid in advance before Employees embark on journey to assume duty. This is to enable Employees settle all domestic needs before travel. As such no excuses will be entertained on assumption of duty relating to default. Employees are to note that 2-months upfront salaries are paid as soon as they procure and process the relevant Residence/Work Permit Documents through AL SAHARA TRAVEL & TOURS LLC – UAE and submit it to our Human Resources Department for Verification.
Mistakes in Information with Questionnaire:Over the years, the best recruited Expatriates have been selected viaThe Internet and the selection has proven to be unbiased & based onMerit since our Clients require the best expertise in various fieldsto enable them deliver within specified frames of time and harness theOpportunities in the operating environment.All Completed Online Interview Questions should be submitted tous:firstname.lastname@example.org to enable us ascertains your eligibilityfor a Job Position with us.