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Old Jul 9th 2011, 6:00 pm
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Compare comparable and relevant things.

Foreigners here are deprived of a lot of acts every other country allows the expatriates.
What acts you are missing? Participation in votings? protests & demnonstrations? Getting unemployment or large-family allowance?...

What your university-aged son is doing here? Or you are talking about yourself?
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Old Jul 9th 2011, 6:31 pm
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Default Re: Saudi "Hardship" Premium vs UAE Salary?

Originally Posted by The Dean
Henry, Britain isn't "way better" than anywhere at the moment..........

And you don't like Saudi "work ethics"? I wish every nation in this region had the professionalism and integrity of the Saudis......
I just spat coffee on my computer screen.

That's got to be bollocks surely?

I've not been, I will soon enough for work but expect it to be far from enjoyable. 99% of people who have been there are unlikely to be wrong about it not being particularly nice...looking at it logically.
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Old Jul 9th 2011, 6:47 pm
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Just out of curiosity, where are you from?

I thought initially you were an American from your user name, but clearly English (even American English) isn't your first language.

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Old Jul 9th 2011, 7:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Meow
Just out of curiosity, where are you from?

I thought initially you were an American from your user name, but clearly English (even American English) isn't your first language.
Me? English not my first language? Thanks, Meow..........
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Originally Posted by Scamp
I just spat coffee on my computer screen.

That's got to be bollocks surely?

I've not been, I will soon enough for work but expect it to be far from enjoyable. 99% of people who have been there are unlikely to be wrong about it not being particularly nice...looking at it logically.
I stand by it.......... I've worked with every nationality in the GCC except Omanis....... I'll take the Saudis every time.
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Originally Posted by The Dean
Me? English not my first language? Thanks, Meow..........
Oops! Sorry! I was refering to 'Henry Gale'

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Originally Posted by Scamp
I just spat coffee on my computer screen.

That's got to be bollocks surely?

I've not been, I will soon enough for work but expect it to be far from enjoyable. 99% of people who have been there are unlikely to be wrong about it not being particularly nice...looking at it logically.
I mostly agree with The Dean on this. Have also been impressed with some Kuwaitis.

Saudi can be enjoyable but it takes quite some effort. I'm going to be quite disappointed if I don't end up going back, especially as I was hoping to get to Mada'in Saleh this autumn!
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Default Re: Saudi "Hardship" Premium vs UAE Salary?

Originally Posted by northbadawi
Compare comparable and relevant things.


What acts you are missing? Participation in votings? protests & demnonstrations? Getting unemployment or large-family allowance?...

What your university-aged son is doing here? Or you are talking about yourself?
Remember those recent handouts, the non-nationals hardly got any benefit of it. You surely will say it is so because we are not citizens. Then does it also mean we are not fueling the economy. Here is a thought experiment. What would destabilize more
1. Protests
2. Or that all expatriates leave whether it is the blue collar or any other.
For sure no one would leave. But can we call this fair play. This is called manipulation.
Sometimes you can't even lead any local in a queue; although this is very rare.
You can't complain to police if the complaint is against a national.
You can't own a house. And the list goes on and on ....

On the other hand in a compound life you encounter less locals. It is safer so you hardly have to contact police. And already have a good enough house in the compound.
You aren't the only expatriate here. As I mentioned earlier your if you live a compound life you don't know much.

If it really is that good place for expatriates then why is it that other Gulf countries hold more expatriates than here.

And is this all you could question from the previous post?

You are true that expatriates are not the citizens. There is a huge difference. But again remember we were comparing. And as far as that comparison matters, well .....

Thank you for your time.
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Originally Posted by Meow
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Just out of curiosity, where are you from?

I thought initially you were an American from your user name, but clearly English (even American English) isn't your first language.
The name is just a username, inspired from someplace though. How did you notice?

Even Indian English isn't my first language. That should give a clue. Can't disclose much.

Hope that serves your curiosity.
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Default Re: Saudi "Hardship" Premium vs UAE Salary?

Originally Posted by The Dean
I stand by it.......... I've worked with every nationality in the GCC except Omanis....... I'll take the Saudis every time.
Fair play.

I couldn't say one way or the other, and it's all down to personal experience. I'll let you know what I think once I've visited.
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Originally Posted by HenryGale
The name is just a username, inspired from someplace though. How did you notice?

Even Indian English isn't my first language. That should give a clue. Can't disclose much.

Hope that serves your curiosity.
Well you have stated that you are Pakistani is another thread

Perhaps you should go back to tending your farm in Kansas...
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Old Jul 11th 2011, 4:39 am
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Well you have stated that you are Pakistani is another thread

Perhaps you should go back to tending your farm in Kansas...
I knew you were going to ask that. Suggests that you are probably obsessed.
You really believed that, I might as well be a Persian.

I don't really get the Kansas thing???
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Originally Posted by The Dean
I stand by it.......... I've worked with every nationality in the GCC except Omanis....... I'll take the Saudis every time.
I agree with TheDean - with a minor correction I'll take the Saudis (from the East side) every time
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Originally Posted by Scamp
Fair play.

I couldn't say one way or the other, and it's all down to personal experience. I'll let you know what I think once I've visited.
True. Indeed it is all personal.
Anyways where is the guy (correction: CHAP) who started this debate??
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Originally Posted by UKCityGent
I agree with TheDean - with a minor correction I'll take the Saudis (from the East side) every time
Not from the east side but IN the east side.
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