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Third Request to PLaza Abt Job Description & Visa/Permit Inquiry

July 31, 2007

Dear Mr. Crane,


Thanks for sending me the messages.


Herewith I inform you that though all your correspondence is thoroughly passed to interested people by publishing it on the, the job announcement is incomplete for some reasons stated in the messages sent to you on the matter, dd of June 24-27, 2007.


I would like to restate the questions mentioned in the above communications, which must be clarified, as follows:


1. Job Descriptions (i.e. Rights, Obligations and Responsibilities of the Parties – Employer and Employee), gross earnings and net pay for the positions of : – Sales Managers (catering, food, beverages), – Security Officers (day and night), – Laundry, – Cleaners. This information is a must for a Labour/Employment Contract/Agreement (Contract).


2. Exact need of the Hotel in Employees by positions (a breakdown).


3. Rules, regulations and instructions of the hotel you’ve mentioned the Employees should comply with.


4. An authorized person to act for communication, negotiation and signing the Contracts on behalf of Eden Plaza Hotel in London, name, title and other references.


5. Send us the Contract form. Otherwise I will send you mine, because the Contract is a must for getting the work permit.


6. The Plaza Hotel will organize the work permit getting and will pay for it and other involved expenses or fees (visa etc.) at its expense. This means that we will send to the Hotel Plaza in London (68-69 Queens Gate) all the documents that you will inform us to send, which the hotel will use for getting the work permit and other necessary documents. The hotel will process all data from our documents and will send it to the Immigration office for getting work permits. Besides that, the hotel must guarantee to undertake all necessary measures to succeed in getting all necessary documents. With that purpose, please visit

and other useful resources.

You must KNOW that I CANNOT apply for the work permit directly – ‘You cannot apply directly for a work permit. The employer in the UK who wants to employ you must do this. They should contact Work Permits (UK). (Contact details are under ‘More advice and information’ at the end of this guidance.) ‘ – as cited from

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Have you ever got the UK Work Permit? Please Do treat this matter Seriously or commission somebody else with the responsibility on behalf of Eden Plaza Hotel in London!


Please confirm in feedback that you understand all stated above and make sure to answer all the 6 points, to provide me with full and correct answers regarding all the employment terms and conditions.


Please be informed, that there is no group in Ukraine desiring to work for the hotel Eden Plaza in London, right now, thus there is no grope leader to sign a group Contract. Though several people people got interested in the mentioned above jobs, when I told them about that and who checked the job announcement themselves, but hesitate for not having got any job descriptions or a Contract yet and we will sign the Contracts for just a year long period of employment.


Thus, please send us the Employment a Contract form as specific as possible and answer the mentioned questions, otherwise we cannot come to any clear agreement with you.

Sincerely, Mykhaylo 30/07/2007

P.S. I remind you that the most important messages of our communication are also available at


The letter is sent into the following addresses:

“EDEN” <>, “EDEN” <>, “EdenPlazaKensigton” <>


Eden Plaza Hotel (London) Labour Contract Terms

July 25, 2007


Dear Mr. Crane!

I have received your Letter of Agreement, though we are waiting for a Contract, as promised. Thanks for your prompt reply.

Please confirm that the Letter of Agreement is sent just for instance and doesn’t cancel our previous agreement, which we agreed upon in the previous e-messages of June, as following:
– “accommodation, travel and other costs or fees will be born by Eden Plaza hotel solely, without any attempt of “deducting %s or money from the Workers (Employees) monthly or other salary/wages or revenues (salary)”,

– “any travel, visa or work permit fees or other expenses involved will be born solely by Eden Plaza hotel, without any compensation from the Employee’s salary”.

You should also inform us about the mentioned “rules, regulations and instructions as given or stated by the Management” prior signing any agreement or Contract. Otherwise the part of the agreement is considered to be invalid.

At first and foremost, any contract that doesn’t include all the particularities is invalid since the very signing date, thus any omission of the Labour Contract’s (Contract) terms/conditions (terms) will harm Eden Plaza, and what is worse can harm us, because we’ve handed the announcement over to interested potential Ukrainian Employees, and are responsible for your reliability too.

Thus, please elaborate the Contract terms to prevent from incurring losses on your and our side in case you hire people on the terms as provided for in the Letter of Agreement.

Please note, that if you stuck into the Agreement’s conditions and be persistent with them, we will pass it to the workers. Then, be informed, that we escape from any responsibility for any further actions of workers that you will employ through us. It is provided for in rulings, that our Employees are under our jurisdiction. Thus, be informed, that Ukraine (where the Employees originate from) doesn’t acknowledge blank contracts. In this case, having hired our Employees you will actually have No Contract at all. All the Employees’ rights will be protected in their whole scope as provided for by the legislation of Ukraine, which is the only one applicable to employment of Ukrainians.


If you agree to work further on these conditions, we will immediately fetch the workers to you signing any letters without validity you desire.


Please confirm, that you’ve received the message and provide us with contract as for your local (the United Kingdom of Great Britain) people, fully elaborated, and confirm that having employed our people on the grounds of the given Letter of Agreement, you realize that you will employ them without any agreement besides the terms and conditions you provided us with in the advertising through the Internet, having sent it directly on our personal message boxes, which we made public with your consent.


Looking forward to your reply.


We set here time for your due, full and distinct answer as 3 (three) calendar days in written, sending e-message either to this mail-box or to directly, and, having no proper reply from you within the time, we will consider you accept all the terms and conditions we have stated in this message and hire/employ people on these terms/conditions.


Yours faithfully,




P.S. Please inform the exact breakdown on the vacations as to quantity of Employees needed per position/vacation.

Please Be informed, that if otherwise will not be stated in your follow up reply, or you will not answer this message clearly, fully and distinctly, we will consider to be valid all the terms of the announcement set on the web-site and the following terms will be applied too:

  • the salary/wage shown in the announcement, is in the net amount, which is subject to payment in full on monthly basis, without any deduction and under no circumstances;

  • all your commitments/obligations as to Employee’s working hours and rest/relaxation hours, as well as vacations, social, life and labour security, tax or fine payments, and all other responsibilities and obligations will be born by Eden Plaza hotel solely, in their full amount and cost;

  • if the Labour/employment contract/agreement will be terminated due to illegal activities of Eden Plaza hotel, the hotel will solely bear all incurred losses and other negative consequences, and will compensate any losses the Employee will be subjected to;

  • any of the Ukrainian Employees will be able protect his rights according to provisions of the legislation of Ukraine. While any discussions and litigations between the Employee and the Eden Plaza hotel Ukrainian laws of substance and legislation will be applied.

We are sending the message to, EDEN [Edit],, to you, Mr. Patrick Crane, as to the Manager, who is authorized by Eden Plaza hotel in London to employ workers and officers, as well as to discuss any terms/conditions of hiring/employing them, set contract/agreement terms/conditions, and sign any contracts with them on behalf of Eden Plaza hotel in London (the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Tel: 020 73706111
Address: 68-69 Queens Gate, London, SW7 5JT

Besides that we publish the message on and send it to all others potentially interested in the employment.


Plaza Eden London Employment Announcement

July 24, 2007

Plaza Announcement 1 Onbehalf of Eden Plaza hotel,we are in need of workers which their contract will be granted to work with us for four years in our new branch here in london.Total requirements will be 80 workers, age from 17 to 40 both men and women. interested applicants can contact us back for more information a long with your cv. Note; Hotel managements will guide you to get all your necessary travelling documents. contact us now for immediate employment;

Manager – Patrick Crane

Plaza Announcement Elaborated

Eden Plaza hotel



68-69 Queens Gate, London, UKwebsite;www.eden-plaza-hotel.comemail;

Telephone dial;+44- 703- 191 -8970 We are here to inform you that group application is required but personal application is accepted, each applicant is required to send his/her cv which contains;

(1). Full names…………..

(2). Date of birth……………

(3). Sex……………………….

(4). Nationality………………

(5). Profession………………

The hotel management will take care of your feeding, accommodation and flight ticket and also excercise proper in directing your entry visa and work permit process, its our duty to guide any applicant that wish to work with us and to make sure that he/ her scure necessary travelling documents needed!


HOTEL SUPERVISORS —— = 2,650 GBP(Front Office Supervisor ,enviromental Supervisor, house keeping Supervisor Stewarding Supervisor,Night Audit Supervisor ,Steward Supervisor )

SALES MANAGERS ———– ——-= 2,250 GBPCatering Sales Manager, food & beverage Manager,Restaurant Manager

HOTEL SUB-MANAGERS ——– = 2,500 GBPCredit Manager,Laundry Manager,Guest Services Manager,Front Office Manager,outlet Manager

ACCOUNTANTS——- ———- —– = 2,200 GBPCashier,Financial/Benefit Analyst,Accounting Management Trainee

_RECEPTIONIST——— ————- – = 1,700 GBPReceptionist, PBX Telephone Operator,Spa Receptionist,

CLERK———– ————— ———- = 1,550 GBP COOKS/CHEF———————— — = 2,150 GBP


CLEANERS———– – ————– —= 1,400 GBP SECURITY OFFICERS < day > —– = 1,800 GBP

SECURITY OFFICERS < night > –= 1,850 GBP DRIVERS ———- ——————- — = 1,400 GBP

STORE KEEPER——– ———– —- = 1,500 GBP LAUNDRY ——— ———— ———- = 1,300 GBP

CAR GUILDS —————- ———– = 1,250 GBP GATE ATTENDANT ———– ——– = 1,250 GBP


WAITTERS——— ———– ———–= 1,200 GBP ROOMS LEADERS ———- ———-= 1,100 GBP

CYBER CAFE ATTENDANT——– – = 1,500 GBP HAIR SALOON ————————- = 1,350 GBP



Please refer your applications to the name of Mr. Crane, who introduced himself as a Manager for the Eden Plaza (London Branch) hotel . His image can be found at

Please note. There might be something wrong with the phone number. Another one I’ve found on yellow pages is – 44 (20) 7370 6111 – at following links:



5 Reasons to Plan a Career and Develop ‘Second Chance’ Skills

July 19, 2007

1. Questions of Luck and the Second Chance in Career Building.

Building careers is rather a question of planning than of accident, but luck can make you change the track, that can give you the second chance, from which you can start building something new and exciting, that you probably didn’t plan seriously before. Luck and second chance raise many questions. Can you be successful in life as well as millions of people around? Is it possible to rely solely on your luck while looking for better choices in work and life and not planning anything about this? How much does the luck add to achieving the aim? Is it sane to wait for charity from the fate? Why is it necessary to develop skills which you rarely use in professional activity?

2. Career Planning is Inherent to Success.

Career is a structure we build ourselves. When we build something there must be a result. A career includes our target – worthy work or income, and the track we suppose to bring us to the target – education, raise and promotion. What we need is accumulated efforts in studying a specific trade and developing our skills. The only way you can achieve success is to set a target, choose and adhere the most optimal ways to get there and succeed. Thus, planning and building your specific track is the most optimal way to succeed.

3. Try a Braided Career, or a Second Chance, if Not Satisfied With the Present Work.

We are dissatisfied with work because of a bad boss, low salary or dump colleagues etc. Penelope Trunk, who is a very interesting writer, advises people to become happier in their lives by quitting works every 2 years and devote more time to their personal lives, rather than to work. For example, you can get a corporate job for a short time to earn money and then to take a backpack and a slipping bag. She assures that this will make you feel unstable. Rather you will get much fun and experience which will become invaluable. She applied her own life as instance of a nice braided career. She was a volley-ball player, than an officer, a vice-president, run her own business, failed and now she is a successful writer. It seems that planning is not applicable to the Braided Careers in Braided Career by Penelope Trunk.

Thus, her life is a very good example of not planning anything in your life to be successful, isn’t it? No, it isn’t!

4. Braided Careerists Thoroughly Plan Their Second Chance! Even Unintentionally.

Thus, apologists of not planning careers do plan! Even if it seems they do it unintentionally.
If you study biography of P.Trunk, you will see that she didn’t stop writing all her life, and that’s how she unintentionally planned her second chance, developing her writing skills until she had enough time and skills to write professionally.

Let’s take another good, but not rare, instance of thorough planning a spare chance. My favorite actress Charlize Theron will do. She grew up at farm in Africa. She had being training ballet for 12 yrs before her mother sent her to become a model in Italy. A year later she shifted her career and decided to move to NY to become a ballet dancer. After a trauma she shifted again, being well supported by her mother, to CA – to try chance of becoming an actress. Having 2 desperate years spent in CA, she run into someone very famous and rich who helped who to start her actress career with the first honorary of $ 10 mn. Good example. Especially if to take into account that she was very fond of playing different characters at her farm!

5. Be Determined to Plan Everything, Even a Spare Chance.

I’ve written in my comments to Penelope that ‘building career, affording material things, long-time and long journeys or happy retirement if the ‘braided career’ is applied’ – Might Not Happen, if a person has no plan.

Thus, plan you career and spare chances or expect your luck, if you wish to have a saving raft of additional experience or skills, when you need to change your career for different reasons. Never stop developing your skills and varying them, this will help to plan even for unexpected occurrences. Your additional skills will always help you use the Second Chance!

10 Secrets of Successful Writing

July 19, 2007

1. Plan Your Writing Activity.
Plan your main, professional or personal activities, and intertwine them with writing so that no emergency would have influenced your ability to write according to the plan.
2. Cut Down Your Projects.
Make your projects short and interesting so that you wouldn’t get bored because of writing.
3. Study to Accelerate Yourself.
Writing demands good knowledge of a subject. Thus, study as much of it as possible first. When you’re bored, start writing immediately. You will see how the quick shift of activities will release all the studied material in the flow of good writing.
4. Don’t Interrupt Your Writing Flow.
When writing, keep writing without noticing how good or bad is your grammar or spelling. Just write and fix what’s written later.
5. Don’t Press Yourself. Find Some Joy!
Your mind is a machine that needs a special treatment for specific actions. When you communicate to children, your thoughts must be kind and loving to make the children believe you and love you. When you communicate to readers by means of writing, you must shine with the same light – to make you readers believe you.
6. Put Some Jokes Into Writing.
When you joke, it makes writing easier and funny. Even mocking will do. You will remove the jokes if they are inappropriate, later on.
7. Write Every Day.
This is very easy to write an hour a day. If you have a 5-hour writing assignment, you will make it without spending any separate hour from your days off. Besides that, you will not lose your skills.
8. Choose As Many Topics As Possible.
Writing on different topics will make you a better professional and will improve your personal skills. You will get prepared to perform different assignments and list of your writings will be a proof thereto.
9. Develop Chosen Topics to Their ‘Bottom’.
A writer must elaborate topics in full. This means that you can find different ways of application for your writing or the subject to which the writing is devoted. For example, you can write on  marketing and  make up a good logo for a business that you can sell to an entrepreneur etc.
10. Find Out All About Your Niche.
You can choose writing articles for magazines, edit them, write books and reviews. Whatever you do, you should find out all about one subject. Otherwise it’s impossible to get the best paid job and be widely recognized. On the other hand, knowing all about one subject will allow you spend much less time on writing and switch to new ones.

3 Top Notions About Success

June 27, 2007

There are many things that make us feel satisfied and feeling good: going out, drinking, eating, watching TV, listening to the music and so on. Do the things make us happy, or better say happy for long?

I say no, at least not only the things, at least not for long – all these make a pleasure for a day or for a week and not much longer. So, what does make people happier?

People are different, but there are some truths right for everyone – these are: playing or communicating with friends and relatives, strong and solid background in our lives in form of fortune or wealth and good health, thanks which we can satisfy all the previous values. So far, these are the main basics, which put bricks into our happiness. And what is more important, our success depends on the values considerably, because it is intertwined with our happiness.

Our success is what we feel we achieve in our life and feel satisfaction so far. When we have good friends or a good job, or a nice family, we feel and we know are successful and happy. When we win in a tournament or a contest, or when we feel acknowledgment and respect from people, then we are successful and happy again!

Moreover, doctors prove that people who are successful and happy live better and longer! To be happy and successful is not to have much property or goods, but to feel comfort and love in the society, to a certain extent, harmony. That’s said that you will not regret of the spent or waisted years when you’ve reached such a condition. It’s also called as Nirvana or Felicity, but is it possible to rank and develop the main categories in the modern world?

The aspect is too huge for touching it in full in the writing, so let’s decide on body – sports and exercising, mind – purity and conscience and soul – family and friends.

1. Respect your body to get happiness!

None will argue that we are happy as long as don’t feel pain or when we are in good shape. Thus, don’t be bored going out, playing games or visiting gym. I have overcome a difficult period in my life when decided that this was unimportant and gave up my ‘active rest’. In the nutshell, I ‘ve spent three long years to restore my physical condition.

You will say that not everyone has enough time and health for that. Common, take your health seriously and your body will thank you and you will thank it! Start finding half an hour for a daily walk. Buy a couple of weights for exercising three hours a week. Work on your press on the floor rag and set a horizontal bar for tightening and making the belly strong every morning within about ten minutes.

Do you know, what a curious thing I’ve figured out during the period of recovery? The body will make for you everything that you want from it, by just doing what I’ve mentioned above. Anything – from losing extra weight to making you as strong as ever before! And this is a great part of your happiness and success, believe me!

2. You are what you eat … and Think!

If you saw people eating too much fast-foods, you will agree that it destroys them because of all the unhealthiness. Disorderly thinking makes the same effect upon our souls and minds! And this can make us unhappy and weak both in souls and minds.

How to address and separate bad thoughts from good ones? As for me, it’s very simple. The brain and body will suggest to you what to think better about – any frustration and fear destroys something in us. It doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t feel anything like that. But we should seek to get rid of the bad feelings. When you’re in a rage, just calm down. Think that what is done is for better, or how you can fix it, or that even irrevocable losses are just the part of our life, this is inevitable and built it in people’s life.

Stop thinking of loosing money or a chance. Better think of others that of yourself right that time, it cures the soul!

3. No way to escape from connections!

We are social creatures as well as most beings. I can hardly imagine, how I would have lived somewhere in deep forests, far away from any creature that I could mingle with. I remember some cases when I felt lonely even among people! Was something wrong with me in that case? No.

As a saying goes, ‘tell me who your friends are and I can judge on you’. There is no need to connect with anyone you meet. You can dislike people for their disrespect, neglect or offensive conduct. This is right, but shouldn’t make you hate them – better you forget of negative experience and switch to what really makes you happy – your pets, friends or family. Here it is where the connections must be continuous and plain. Otherwise none of the endeavors to health and soul will be succeeded.

Thus, make yourself sociable, don’t waist your free time on watching TV, but go out to see people – your friends, co-workers or family, travel for some time and make new friends and get new experience. Visit places that admire you the most. Get skills that are the most interesting for you from people who will probably become your teachers or friends for the rest of life. If you wish to get rid of connections with people, then do it in a calm way. Never do offend hem, it might happen that your life tracks will intersect.

Believe me, these simple advices are hard to be performed. But just try them yourself and see how considerable the changes will be! Don’t be afraid to be happy and bring happiness to others, this is worth it!

by Andrey Avail


A Notion on Successful Careerism

June 25, 2007

Building careers is more of planning than of accident. But luck can make you change the track, from which you can start building something new and exciting, that you probably didn’t plan seriously before.

The question I raise here is ‘Whether we can be successful in life as well as millions of famous, and not just famous, people around us’? I will add new fractions to the formula of success or luck, in its multifaceted reflections.

Let’s decide on writing by Penelope Trunk, who is a very interesting writer, devoting her advice to make working people happier while not abandoning their personal lives and being more comfortable dictating their will at work. It is devoted to a “Braided Career”, which you can find at

The main idea of the advice is that starting a braided career will help you make sure to have time and money to create the life you want.

For example, you can get a corporate job for a short time to earn money and then to take a backpack and a slipping bag. She assures that this will make you feel unstable. Rather you will get much fun and experience which will become invaluable.
This is what she calls to be a ‘learning to create stability through transition’/ The advice is very good for intertwining of work and personal – family, friends, passion etc.
But the question is whether you can call the result a ‘Career’?
To give grounds to the point of view Penelope shows her own example. She was a professional volleyball player, then she was an executive, later an entrepreneur running two companies, and later – a columnist and a successful writer publishing her ‘Brazen Careerist’.

I do agree that people should believe in chance and make all efforts to make their dreams come true.

Let’s take an actress Charlize Theron who seems to be successful on the track of a braided career for example. She grew up at farm in Africa. She had being training ballet for 12 yrs before her mother sent her to become a model in Italy. A year later she shifted her career and decided to move to NY to become a ballet dancer. After a trauma she shifted again, being well supported by her mother, to CA – to try chance of becoming an actress. Having 2 desperate years spent in CA, she run into someone very famous and rich who helped who to start her actress career with the first honorary of $ 10 mn. Good example, isn’t it?
This is what the advise of a braided career about. I’ve written that I believe in luck.
As you see, luck have not much in common with building or planning. Ch. Theron didn’t plan starring with $ 10 mn fee at the beginning of her career. It’s all of a luck. She’s confessed to thinking of coming back from CA to Africa wrapping bags at the farm, if not the chance.

I’ve written in my comments to Penelope that ‘building career, affording material things, long-time and long journeys or happy retirement if the ‘braided career’ is applied’ – Might Not Happen, if a person has no plan.

The braided career has not much in common with building and planning, it’s mostly a matter of chance or occurrence and ability of a person not to miss the chance. It’s more similar to winning a jack-pot: everyone expect but few win 🙂

It turns out that many people build their career, without having strong plan of building it. Then a success and a luck play important role in the beginning of such a careerism.

In my opinion, the braided careers seem to be more of a condition of career ‘choosing’ of the women, rather than ‘building’ their careers. I believe that if P.Trunk had understood her writer’s gift earlier, she would have succeeded earlier too. On the other hand, she wouldn’t have had that rich life experience she uses to make her advices.

Thus, the one who succeeds in a braided career, is likely to build an ordinary career after the final and successful career track is found.

By Andrey Avail.