Signed an offer letter(contract) with a hotel, but got a job offer at another company

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Middle East & Africa > Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai

Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai Have you made Dubai your new home? Are you thinking about moving to Dubai? If you want meet like minded Expats living in Dubai then you have come to the right place. Join the Dubai Expat Forum and discuss food, meet friends, talk property in Dubai, finances, jobs and much much more.

Like Tree1Likes

Signed an offer letter(contract) with a hotel, but got a job offer at another company


Reply
 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 31st March 2013, 07:32 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 37
Rep Power: 0
Pedjat87 is on a distinguished road
2 likes received
11 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from yugoslavia. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default Signed an offer letter(contract) with a hotel, but got a job offer at another company

Here is my situation. This is giving me a headache today and I dont know what to do.
So I was interviewing with several hotels in the same time. I got a job offer from one of them and I signed their offer letter yesterday. I am not sure is this a job contract. Today I heard back from the other hotel I had an interview with, and they offered me a position too. I wish more to work for them but I already signed this thing yesterday.
What do I do? In the offer letter I signed it says that the probation period is 3 months and either party can terminate the employment without notice. So I can terminate the contract already? Is offer letter the same as a contract?
I need some answers urgently, so I can decide what to do here... thank you!

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 31st March 2013, 07:45 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Dubai
Posts: 64
Rep Power: 0
Asafa is on a distinguished road
3 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from spain. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pedjat87 View Post
Here is my situation. This is giving me a headache today and I dont know what to do.
So I was interviewing with several hotels in the same time. I got a job offer from one of them and I signed their offer letter yesterday. I am not sure is this a job contract. Today I heard back from the other hotel I had an interview with, and they offered me a position too. I wish more to work for them but I already signed this thing yesterday.
What do I do? In the offer letter I signed it says that the probation period is 3 months and either party can terminate the employment without notice. So I can terminate the contract already? Is offer letter the same as a contract?
I need some answers urgently, so I can decide what to do here... thank you!
Look I had exactly the same situation!

I signed offer/employment letter with Company Z.... one week passed by and I received an offer from Company X..

I decided to be honest about it and told Company Z about the situation, and asked if I woul face any legal implications if I decline the offer after signing it.

The answer is: If the company has not yet applied for your entry/employment visa you can resign and there will bo no repercussions.
Now I guess you are already in UAE, so I do not know what your visa status is. I am outside, so your situations may be different.

Once you start working for a company, and leave them during [probation period you will face an automatic 6-month ban or even 1 year when or limited contract. The probation period will not save you from the ban. Actually once they apply for your visa and sponsor you , if you resign you get the ban. This is what I was informed by MOL.

Hope I helped.
BeingLeo likes this.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 31st March 2013, 07:51 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 37
Rep Power: 0
Pedjat87 is on a distinguished road
2 likes received
11 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from yugoslavia. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

Thanks for your quick response, Asafa.
I am still in my home country. I sent my documents yesterday to the HR department, and they told me they sent them to their Government Relations Manager for further processing and applying for my visa. So I am not sure whether they already applied for my visa or they are going to do so these days.

Right now, I am closer to staying with the first company, because I dont want any fuss about all of this, since this would be my first experience abroad, and I have got similar conditions at both hotels.
So how did your situation resolve? Which company did you end up at?

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 31st March 2013, 08:07 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Dubai
Posts: 64
Rep Power: 0
Asafa is on a distinguished road
3 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from spain. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

OK now If they already sent your doc to GRO, it is probable they have alredy processed it, today. SInce yesterday was off. But I doubt it. Tell me when would be your Joining date with the first company. If it is in 1 month or later they sure will process your visa later on. If it within the next 2 weeks they might want to speed things up.

If both Hotels offer pretty much the same, I would not change a thing and would stay with the first company. If you start to complicate things, and have bad luck you might end up with no job. If you know what I mean.

As for my situation. I went with the 2nd company and declined the offer from company 1. But I consulted it with them and they said no problem. Since my DOJ was in a months time and my documents were not yet sent to GRO.

But I did it only becasue the 2nd company was Emirates and I always wanted to work for them. It was risky but I decided to make this move.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 31st March 2013, 08:36 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 37
Rep Power: 0
Pedjat87 is on a distinguished road
2 likes received
11 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from yugoslavia. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

I still dont know the joining date. They said it will be decided in the later stage. But they told me they already sent my documentations for processing, so I think they plan me to join them by end of April.
I am not so into complicating things at the moment because I already got a good deal at the first company. It isnt my favorite hotel, like the second one, but it seems also a very good fit for me to make a good first experience abroad. This is me rationalizing

Anyways, thanks for the answer, you definitely helped me with this since I was freaking out

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 31st March 2013, 08:41 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Dubai
Posts: 64
Rep Power: 0
Asafa is on a distinguished road
3 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from spain. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pedjat87 View Post
I still dont know the joining date. They said it will be decided in the later stage. But they told me they already sent my documentations for processing, so I think they plan me to join them by end of April.
I am not so into complicating things at the moment because I already got a good deal at the first company. It isnt my favorite hotel, like the second one, but it seems also a very good fit for me to make a good first experience abroad. This is me rationalizing

Anyways, thanks for the answer, you definitely helped me with this since I was freaking out

Since you mentioned the fact that they told you your Visa was already being processed.

Towards the end of February I received my employment offer. And after signing it, and sending in my medicals I was also told they would proceed and process my visa... Then for the next 3 weeks nothing happened. And it turned out they had not even started it, even though they told me they did.

So if their telling you this, it does not necesirily mean they are processing your visa. HR department prepares the documentation, hands it out to Guest Relation Officer and he/she go to DNRD. This is when the process really starts and cannot be that easily canceled.

Visa processing once it is submitted take 3-7 working days max. I repeat once it is submitted. Becasue it can take months if your document are lying on the desk of your HR coordinator for months before some send them out.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 31st March 2013, 08:53 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 37
Rep Power: 0
Pedjat87 is on a distinguished road
2 likes received
11 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from yugoslavia. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

I will email them tomorrow and ask when they think I would be able to join them. I hope they will give me an answer. Since they told me they sent my documents for further processing I dont believe it will take months. I read that some people wait several months for security clearance and a visa, but others get it in a few weeks.

This guy I know and who works at a HR department at the same company, just different hotel, told me that it takes 2 weeks, a month top. That is why I am confident that they plan me to join in April, but I will ask them tomorrow just to make sure.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 31st March 2013, 08:55 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Dubai
Posts: 64
Rep Power: 0
Asafa is on a distinguished road
3 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from spain. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

yes just ask if they have already applied for your visa.

I pm'ed you. check your inbox.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 5th April 2013, 11:29 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 37
Rep Power: 0
Pedjat87 is on a distinguished road
2 likes received
11 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from yugoslavia. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

Got a visa yesteday!!! That was like too fast. Now just waiting to schedule a flight, I should be there around 20th this month.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 5th April 2013, 05:47 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: NZ
Posts: 370
Rep Power: 0
telecompro is on a distinguished road
11 likes received
31 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from newzealand. Users Flag! Expat in uae.
Default

Can i ask yuo what kind of papers were yuo asked for by the HR department for the visa processing? did you send it all as scanned copies?

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Location
Where you live
Expat From Country
Please select the country you originate from. This will appear as a flag when you make posts on the site.
Expat To Country
Please select the country you have either moved to or want to relocate to. This will be presented on the site when you make posts.

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Reneging on a signed offer due to better offer? What to do? RikoDriko Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in Australia 1 19th November 2012 02:19 AM
could someone review my contract offer? ..please kered Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai 19 13th October 2008 06:51 PM
Contract Offer NJcara Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai 12 16th August 2008 06:33 AM
Contract offer -- your thoughts Minerva Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai 6 30th July 2008 02:52 AM
Expatriot contract offer for Dubai The_Greek Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai 3 16th July 2008 01:10 PM

FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.