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Old Dec 2nd 2018, 2:58 pm
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Guys i need an advise from you.
I am currently working in Saudi Arabia with a big-4 audit firm as an audit supervisor with a monthly salary of SR14,000. I received an offer from the same Big-4 with whom i am working but they are offering me the title of Assistant Manager Audit with a salary of GBP 38,000 per annum in Leeds, UK.

I also received an offer from pwc london for GBP 46,500 but as a senior associate not as an AM. I am not considering this because more busy hours, more expensive, promotion is very competitive and no Assistant Manager title.

I am currently 32 and need an advice from you guys, i know the salary is no match because of tax in UK. Please advise, should i make a move to UK and spend 5 years to gain the Permanent residency as well with AM title ?
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Ah, you desi and your title chasing.

Assistant Manager in the UK means nothing. Might as well be Assistant to the Manager.

Probably same grade as Senior associate in the other firm. Many years ago I went from senior associate to manager.

Also should add that 32 is quite old for this grade in the UK.

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So much for cutting down on immigration.
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So much for cutting down on immigration.
His immigration path is more protected and defined than a European.
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His immigration path is more protected and defined than a European.
Then what is your advise or suggestion ?
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Then what is your advise or suggestion ?
Stay in KSA
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Ah, you desi and your title chasing.

Assistant Manager in the UK means nothing. Might as well be Assistant to the Manager.
The problems we have in India are truly spectacular. Never seen so many made up titles, trying to get them to fit with Oracle is just a glorious catastrophe.
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The problems we have in India are truly spectacular. Never seen so many made up titles, trying to get them to fit with Oracle is just a glorious catastrophe.
I’ve done a fair bit of interviews in Pakistan.

My fave is, the Head of Investment Banking who was applying for a fairly junior role in my shop. I asked him about taking a step back and he said it’s ok for growth in new country etc. Fair enough... then I asked, how many people in your team. Loooong silence. Just me, sir.

This is has happened more than once. It became a game for me to be impressed and take them to the end before asking the team size - it was never more than 2, including themselves.
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I’ve done a fair bit of interviews in Pakistan.

My fave is, the Head of Investment Banking who was applying for a fairly junior role in my shop. I asked him about taking a step back and he said it’s ok for growth in new country etc. Fair enough... then I asked, how many people in your team. Loooong silence. Just me, sir.

This is has happened more than once. It became a game for me to be impressed and take them to the end before asking the team size - it was never more than 2, including themselves.
Classic.

"So, your current title is Assistant Vice President and General Manager, what does that mean? What do you do on a day-to-day basis?"

*Describes a very basic PM role*
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