Unit 5a Relocation
A Amanda Ramone speaking.
B Hi,Amanda.It's Bob here.
A Hi,Bob.Did you get my report about ERS?
B Yeah,and no problem.Now,you said you were contacting another company?
A Yeah.I spoke to one this morning.Worldwide Relocation.And they look good.
B And how well do they meet our needs?Do they stand up to ERS?
A They're both pertty similar.Like ERS,they have a house search service...
B And do they handle all the paperwork?Visas,work permits...?
A Yeah,no problems there.
B Ok,fine.Now what about transport?You know,removal,shipping.
A Let me just...Oh right.Here it is.No,this is something Worldwide don't offer.
B Whereas ERS do.Mmm.How do you feel about that,Amanda?
A I don't know,but I don't think this as a major problem.I think it's something you can habdle from the Seattle end.
B Ok.And what else?How about finding schools
A Yeah.they have a school search service.And another interesting thing is that they run orientation and cultural integration programmes.
B Mmm,sounds interesting.Amanda.So,what's your feeling on this?
A Well,neither company meets all our key needs,but there's no-one else in the picture.
B And in terms of cost?
A In terms of cost,ERS are pffering the best deal.However,cost isn't a major issue here.
B You know,it worries me that ERS offer no partner employment assistance.How about Worldwide?
A Yes,and very successully.The guy I spoke to said that they can noemally arrange employment for the partner within three months.And as most of our people have wives or husband,...
B Yeah.That's the main problem for me with ERS.
A For me too...
B Ok,Amanda,Well,you're closest to this.What's your view?