when to chase....

Old Oct 12th 2011, 1:25 am
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Originally Posted by ctfc
Seconded. Job offers are invariably conditional on a work visa being granted by MoL and even after that, when you arrive, on successful completion of blood test/x-ray checks also.

I would typically leave around a week and if you don't hear anything then drop them a line on the premise of confirming they have all the documents they need. It sounds like they've been pretty good to date so no need to worry unduly.

It is pretty stressful having to wait and you're quite right to assume that the fat lady hasn't actually started singing yet, hang on in there.
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Old Oct 12th 2011, 1:27 am
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should develop a "like" button in this forum :-)
It's the button marked "karma"
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As advised I would just drop a little hello in every so often, chasing people here seems to have an adverse effect and if your details have been passed over to someone who doesn't really care then it may take a while!

If you really want to get ahead of yourself you could be getting your paperwork in order- get your degree certificate attested etc- personally i would think that would jinx it all but if you need to be doing something you could be doing that sort of stuff.

As people have said these things don't move very quickly- when I was negotiating my salary it was like pulling teeth as had to be apporoved by xy and z with each offer they made me... Patience is a virtue and is a bloody requirement living here so just get used to it- go smoke some shisha or something whilst they fanny about. :-)
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Swings and roundabouts pal.

I got the call, first interview Feb 11
Second interview Feb 11
Flew April 7th
Started April 10th.

It depends who, what, when, where, how, who with, etcetcetc

As most have said, it will take time, just check in occasionally and see what's cracking
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Swings and roundabouts pal.

I got the call, first interview Feb 11
Second interview Feb 11
Flew April 7th
Started April 10th.

It depends who, what, when, where, how, who with, etcetcetc

As most have said, it will take time, just check in occasionally and see what's cracking
and the visa?
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and the visa?
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thanks all for your help!!! really appreciate!!

I just opened a new "Job offered" thread!!! pls advice - got two days to accept/negotiate/reject offer!!!

Excited!!
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Originally Posted by Millhouse
and the visa?
Currently waiting for medical. So far it's been a week since my passport was collected for processing.

I've nearly got one. I'm sure Co. Durham Boy is going to be devastated at that news, perhaps I've given fair warning to come up with some new shit banter? Is another few weeks enough time? Or does it take longer than that to find something equally shit to repeatrepeatrepeatrepeat?

Anyway, when we playing golf Mh? Arabian Ranches par3?
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Originally Posted by Scamp
Currently waiting for medical. So far it's been a week since my passport was collected for processing.

I've nearly got one. I'm sure Co. Durham Boy is going to be devastated at that news, perhaps I've given fair warning to come up with some new shit banter? Is another few weeks enough time? Or does it take longer than that to find something equally shit to repeatrepeatrepeatrepeat?

Anyway, when we playing golf Mh? Arabian Ranches par3?
C'mon kidda , i wasn't expecting you to bite so quickly.....
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Originally Posted by co durham boy
C'mon kidda , i wasn't expecting you to bite so quickly.....
Yeah, that's two posts in about as many minutes where I've bitten.

I'm actually ashamed.


Shit day though.
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Originally Posted by Scamp
Yeah, that's two posts in about as many minutes where I've bitten.

I'm actually ashamed.


Shit day though.
We all get them mate , it's like being a manic fu**ing depressive working in the Gulf.
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Originally Posted by co durham boy
We all get them mate , it's like being a manic fu**ing depressive working in the Gulf.
Chasing debt from a contractor is the most painful thing i've ever had to do. Especially when their accounts department only accept calls between 2 and 5 everyday.

Oh, and because of that, the phone is constantly busy between 2 and 5. Might just turn up with 10 copies of the invoice and just do a sit in protest.
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