Corresponding with AUM HR…

We have received the below emails from someone who is no longer at AUM. They write to us that they have been following out blogs with great attention for a while now and that they want everyone to see the lack of communication between HR and employees. They are publishing this correspondence with the hope to make things better for others in the future.
Here is some background on the story: After AUM terminated with “immediate effect”, they took forever to settle things, leaving the employee uncertain as to what was going to happen. They would not answer phone calls and when they made the phone calls, they would threaten the employee with vague threats about “authorities”, police and not being allowed to leave the country. This caused the employee psychological and emotional stress, and the employee was, as often during the employment with AUM, on medication. AUM News Weekly would like to point out that if anything like that is happening to you, right now working at AUM and having to be on medication, you can seek your rights legally!
If you ask the HR employees why they did this, they will tell you that they were told to do so. Someone on the other blog called this very accurately The AUM Nuremberg Defence. Being told to do so is not an excuse. Your boss may tell you to throw yourself off a roof or to kill someone. Will you do that? We would like to know why is it excusable for AUM to ask of its employees to behave unethically?
APRIL 4th
——– Original Message ——–
From: xxx xxx <xxx@yahoo.xx>
Date: 4.04.17 20:22 (GMT+02:00)
To: rxxxx.axx@aum.edu.kw
CC: cxxxx.yxxxxx@aum.edu.kw
Subject: my termination and some requests
Dear Rxxxx,

I would like you please to send me a formal e-mail notifying me that I do not have to come to work from now on. If you do not send this to me, I will show up at work every day until the 3 months are over.
Also please, send me information about the following information:
1. the exact amount of the money I will get and in details please – please do remember to count my assignment increment in my total salary (xxxx kwd/month total), my indemnity, untaken leave days, untaken sick leave, etc.
2. the time it will take for you to go through formalities
3. send me a copy of the report that you drafted yesterday during our meeting.
I will appreciate it if you did this asap.
Thank you,
xxx

APRIL 5th
——– Original Message ——–
From: xxx xxx <xxx@yahoo.xx>
Date: 5.04.17 8:58 (GMT+02:00)
Tо: Rxxxx Axx <Rxxxx.Axx@aum.edu.kw>
Subject: RE: today at work

Dear Rxxxx,
Please state clearly if I should come to work. According to my lawyer, I should unless you plainly state that I should not. Please write this down formally in an e-mail or otherwise.
Please answer all of my questions in my e-mail message from yesterday. Please answer clearly and point by point.
Thank you,
xxx

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On Wed, 5/4/17, Rxxxx Axx <Rxxxx.Axx@aum.edu.kw> wrote:
Subject: RE: today at work
To: xxx xxx <xxx@yahoo.xx>
Date: Wednesday, 5 April, 2017, 5:51

Dear Dr. xxx,

Kindly be informed that the original termination letter has been sent to your address through registered mail.

Regards,

Rxxxx Axx

—– Original Message —–
From: xxx xxx <xxx@yahoo.xx>
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 8:31 AM
To: Rxxxx Axx <Rxxxx.Axx@aum.edu.kw>;
Cxxxx Yxxxxx <Cxxxx.Yxxxxx@aum.edu.kw>
Cc: mxxxxxxx.sxxxxx@aum.edu.kw
Subject: today at work

Dear Rxxxx,
Today I have come to work as I stated in my e-mail from yesterday. I am here at Gate C.
I have called you on your mobile phone but you did not pick up. I have also called Mr Suxxxx who cut me off in the middle of our conversation and then no longer picked
up.
I would please like to let you know that I will wait here at Gate C. Please do send me the documents and information I asked you about.
Thank you,
xxx

APRIL 6th
——– Original Message ——–
From: xxx xxx <xxx@yahoo.xx>
Date: 6.04.17 11:51 (GMT+02:00)
To: rxxxx.axx@aum.edu.kw
Cc: cxxxx.yxxxxx@aum.edu.kw, mxxxxxxxx.sxxxxx@aum.edu.kw, mxxxxxx.hxxxxxxx@aum.edu.kw
Subject: my termination and some requests

Dear Rxxxx,
Despite my polite requests and calls, you still have not replied to my messages. I have requested of you 3 very simple things:
1. please state you do not want me coming to work the next 3 months.
2. please inform me formally what now – money-wise, residency, tickets for home. I need to sort my life out and I need to plan ahead. It is your duty to inform your employee of these things.
3. please send me a copy of the document you signed in my presence on April 3.
I will be sending you another formal letter if this persists. Do keep in mind that your silence also speaks.
xxx

APRIL 12th
On Apr 12, 2017, at 11:18 AM, xxx <xxx@yahoo.xx> wrote:

Dear Rxxxx,
Any news about the tickets?
Thanks,
xxx

 

APRIL 13th
——– Original Message ——–
From: xxx xxx <xxx@yahoo.xx>
Date: 13.04.17 16:14 (GMT+02:00)
To: Rxxxx Axx <Rxxxx.Ax@aum.edu.kw>
Subject: tickets

Dear Rxxxx,

I do not want to seem pushy, but at this point I would like to have information about the tickets. Are you planning to send me tickets any time soon?
Do I have to start hanging outside AUM gates again for you to actually do something about this? Frankly, I have absolutely no problem with getting a tent and living outside of AUM gates until you and your team decide to send me tickets. I know that I have asked for dates that are later on in May, but still, it will be so much simpler and less expensive for you to just send them to me now. It will probably avoid you some trouble too.
Alternately, I could also start copying people, including the President of the Universe. Do you wish me to do this?
Ignoring my e-mails will sadly not help very much…
Have an amazing week-end!
xxx

APRIL 15th
——– Original Message ——–
From: Rxxxx Axx <Rxxxx.Axx@aum.edu.kw>
Date: 15.04.17 14:13  (GMT+03:00)
To: xxx <xxx@yahoo.xx>
Subject: Re: tickets

Dear dr Xxx,

Will call you tomorrow with regards to the tickets.

Regards,

Rxxxx Axx

APRIL 16th
——– Original Message ——–
From: xxx <xxx@yahoo.xx>
Date: 16.04.17 г. 16:42 (GMT+02:00)
To: Rxxxx Axx <Rxxxx.Axx@aum.edu.kw>, [Lawyer copied here] <xxx@xxx.xx>
Cc: Cxxxx Yxxxxx <cxxxx.yxxxxx@aum.edu.kw>, Mxxxxxx.Hxxxxxxx@aum.edu.kw

Subject: Re: tickets

Dear Rxxxx,
I am writing again to reflect on our conversation today, and to leave a written trace of it, as it is now 4:40 and I am not sure if you will honor your word.
First of all, you have no right to notify me or warn me about anything. Such discussions were not the announced topic of discussion in your e-mail message (see below). You are supposed to do your job and get me my tickets, rather than threaten me.
Please, if you cannot get me tickets to my current home where I am a permanent resident, then reserve the tickets for whichever airport you like (e.g. [Town – Country here] or whatever arranges you) and I can change that later myself. But please stick to your word – you said on the phone this morning that this will be done today.
Secondly, if you need to notify me of something, please do this formally and leave a written trace of it. It seems that you are leaving a written trail of whatever arranges you and in a way that is skewed.
Thank you,
xxx

 

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