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Old Nov 3rd 2014, 5:27 pm
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Hello all,

I just got an offer from a multinational PMC. This role is for the Doha Metro project.

Package on offer: QAR 50k/month + Education allowance up to 2 children + Annual flight + Medical

I have 10 yrs experience (5yrs in UK and 5yrs in Oz) - It's a mid-senior level position. We're a young family of 3 (a 18 month old toddler son)

Main motivation of for this move is due to high living cost in UK (I'm currently on GBP60k, but cannot save much). I hope to save GBP 2~3k/month by making this move. (Based on 'Is-It-Worth-It' spreadsheet.)
  • Is this reasonable offer? / Do you think I can achieve my GBP2~3k saving target? (Should I save more?) or Should I negotiate further?
  • Is it typical to negotiate for NOC clause in the contract & Multiple exit/entry visa?
  • Contract is for 'Indefinite' - What does it mean when I leave the company / country?



Thanking in advance...
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Old Nov 3rd 2014, 7:58 pm
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Indefinite means that is not a contract linked to a period of time (i.e. 1 or 2 years). So it is pretty much comparable to a standard contract in the UK.
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You're mental if you don't accept that.
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Originally Posted by kdx2000 View Post
Hello all,

I just got an offer from a multinational PMC. This role is for the Doha Metro project.

Package on offer: QAR 50k/month + Education allowance up to 2 children + Annual flight + Medical

I have 10 yrs experience (5yrs in UK and 5yrs in Oz) - It's a mid-senior level position. We're a young family of 3 (a 18 month old toddler son)

Main motivation of for this move is due to high living cost in UK (I'm currently on GBP60k, but cannot save much). I hope to save GBP 2~3k/month by making this move. (Based on 'Is-It-Worth-It' spreadsheet.)
  • Is this reasonable offer? / Do you think I can achieve my GBP2~3k saving target? (Should I save more?) or Should I negotiate further?
  • Is it typical to negotiate for NOC clause in the contract & Multiple exit/entry visa?
  • Contract is for 'Indefinite' - What does it mean when I leave the company / country?



Thanking in advance...
Bite his hand off , you'll not see a better deal for someone with no Gulf exp
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Old Nov 5th 2014, 10:05 pm
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Originally Posted by kdx2000 View Post
Hello all,

I just got an offer from a multinational PMC. This role is for the Doha Metro project.

Package on offer: QAR 50k/month + Education allowance up to 2 children + Annual flight + Medical

I have 10 yrs experience (5yrs in UK and 5yrs in Oz) - It's a mid-senior level position. We're a young family of 3 (a 18 month old toddler son)

Main motivation of for this move is due to high living cost in UK (I'm currently on GBP60k, but cannot save much). I hope to save GBP 2~3k/month by making this move. (Based on 'Is-It-Worth-It' spreadsheet.)
  • Is this reasonable offer? / Do you think I can achieve my GBP2~3k saving target? (Should I save more?) or Should I negotiate further?
  • Is it typical to negotiate for NOC clause in the contract & Multiple exit/entry visa?
  • Contract is for 'Indefinite' - What does it mean when I leave the company / country?



Thanking in advance...
Hi, may I ask did you get the offer through an agency or direct from the company? I am a UK based Commercial Manager/Senior QS (11 years now) and looking at opportunities to move over the the ME.
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Hi @wilkobury,

I got contacted by the company directly (via linkedin)...
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Hi @wilkobury,

I got contacted by the company directly (via linkedin)...
Hi kdx, are they still recruiting? If so, would you drop me the details please?

Best wishes, Wilkobury
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I'd say the deal is the going rate for a UK/Chartered professional in Doha at the moment. But some things to be aware of:

- Working hours can be long, often 6 days/ 48 hours a week.
- Holidays are paid, but not many (25 working days is typical)
- Check you get an end of service gratuity bonus, and that it's not rolled up into your salary.
- Check the medial cover is private, and not the free Qatar service (Hamad Medical Centre)
- Accommodation is becoming much more expensive, say 15-20k per month for a compounded villa.
- Traffic is a nightmare, so choose a location near your workplace.

You'll easily save GBP 2-3k per month - Double that is do-able in your circumstances.

Go for it, the
is happening on site here and now, with at least 5 years to go...

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You can save a chunk of that - just make sure you do not spend it all on fast cars and fancy holidays.
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Old Dec 15th 2014, 10:26 am
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Haha, that Monorail song is my favourite!

Thanks guys..

@wilkobury - I've just PM'd you with details..
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Haha, that Monorail song is my favourite!

Thanks guys..

@wilkobury - I've just PM'd you with details..
Thanks, hopefully after this post i'll be able to read (need 3 posts to view PMs).
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Old Dec 15th 2014, 11:08 am
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Haha, that Monorail song is my favourite!

Thanks guys..

@wilkobury - I've just PM'd you with details..
Hi kdx. Would it be possible to send again please? It doesnt seem to have come through. Many thanks.
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You'll be able to save your 3k monthly and have fancy holidays too and there really aren't any private hospitals here anymore due to the new national health system and Hamad is a fab hospital.
The traffic is a killer so get yourself a tank and you'll be fine.
Thailand is only a 10 hour flight and Sri lanka even less...fantastic.

Good luck, I'm sure you'll have a great couple of years until you start to go bonkers like the rest of us.
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@wikobury - I've resent it. Did you get it?
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