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Old Nov 30th 2017, 9:27 pm   #91
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Basic pay no matter what rank or experience. Think London level costs of living, my friend has recommended stocking up and using allowance to bring things over
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Old Dec 1st 2017, 8:53 am   #92
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The cost of accommodation seems high, around £1,500 to £1,800 a month for a 1 bed furnished apartment in a good area from what I've seen online. Unlike London, public transport is poor so you will need a car. Petrol is cheaper at around £0.80 a litre. No paid overtime, just CTO. Should be enough to live on but doubt you could save much? Anyone else aware of more affordable accommodation, I'm told the cheaper ones are in areas you wouldn't want to live in?
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Old Dec 1st 2017, 9:05 am   #93
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During my interview, i was advised that any cops going over would be steered towards the more desirable areas which means higher rents of course. I need to be sure my wife feels safe when I'm at work so higher rent is what I'm expecting. I plan on taking my bicycle too as i doubt we'll be able to afford a car. The island is as flat as a pancake anyway. It appears that newbies will likely be at George Town where rent is dearer. 1 bed will be plenty for us and there is a fair choice on ecaytrade.com but you don't really get an idea until you see it in the flesh.
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Old Dec 1st 2017, 9:10 am   #94
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My friend who is there says there is paid OT......
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Old Dec 1st 2017, 9:34 am   #95
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Good news if they've started paying OT. Road safety is an issue, not sure cycling is a good idea and I'm a keen cyclist. Make sure you take proof of your no claims with you for car insurance. Good video on YouTube, "FAQ's about living in and moving to the Cayman Islands" it's part of a blog by a South African ex-pat and well worth a watch.
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Old Dec 1st 2017, 11:56 am   #96
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My friend who is there says there is paid OT......
Paid OT!?!?!?!?!?! Result!
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Old Dec 7th 2017, 1:37 pm   #97
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Im working here at the minute, id be happy to answer any questions you may have. See you in jan.
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Old Dec 7th 2017, 5:03 pm   #98
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Keek, thanks for posting. How do you find the cost of living? I'm only being offered the bottom end of the pay scale and rent will swallow a lot of that. Do officers move up the pay scale incrementally with service or are you on the same amount throughout your contract?
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Old Dec 7th 2017, 5:12 pm   #99
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Hi we all started on the bottom end..i think it may be something that can be discussed on the next contract. Im out here wity 2 kids a 14 and a 9 year old they love it and never want to leave. Yes it is expensive but the beach costs nothing. Its 87 degrees here as i write this. Feel free add me on facebook. Key cambo and u can see pics and ill speak to u more about anu questions you may have
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Old Dec 7th 2017, 5:20 pm   #100
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Hi we all started on the bottom end..i think it may be something that can be discussed on the next contract. Im out here wity 2 kids a 14 and a 9 year old they love it and never want to leave. Yes it is expensive but the beach costs nothing. Its 87 degrees here as i write this. Feel free add me on facebook. Key cambo and u can see pics and ill speak to u more about anu questions you may have
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Old Dec 9th 2017, 2:59 pm   #101
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Old Dec 9th 2017, 4:47 pm   #102
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If u pm me ill send u my uk watsapp number and answer any questions u have.
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