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Old Apr 16th 2008, 7:00 pm
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thanks for all the info, did not know about the fridays as they seem quite keen about the 7 day week!!
are there any areas you would recomend to live??
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thanks for all the info, did not know about the fridays as they seem quite keen about the 7 day week!!
are there any areas you would recomend to live??
I don't know Bahrain at all. I'm Abu Dhabi based only. However I was talking to one of our Salesmen today and he'd just spent 2 days in Bahrain. He told me he'd live there tomorrow instead of Dubai! Something about more laidback etc
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if you're single its easy to put in those kind of hours...anything else its called stupid....anyway, i don't understand why you can't get it all done in 5.
...i'm also in construction- i do 5........almost always the discipline of getting in a decent weekend pays off - because on sunday (our monday) the whole job has invariably changed....again!

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I work in the construction industry and am currently working 6 days a week and stupid hours! It seems the way it is over here. Just make sure he gets a good package to reflect the crap hours and days. The only reason we get Friday off is because it is against religious laws to work!!
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if you're single its easy to put in those kind of hours...anything else its called stupid....anyway, i don't understand why you can't get it all done in 5.
...i'm also in construction- i do 5........almost always the discipline of getting in a decent weekend pays off - because on sunday (our monday) the whole job has invariably changed....again!
It all depends on if you have competant people carrying out the work for you. The guys who work for us couldn't organise a pis$ up in a brewery and constantly need 'their hands holding' through all the tasks etc
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fair enough- i try not to wipe everyone's ar*es. They get 1 email/call- if they don't do it i make sure there's a paper trail that leads swiftly "do not pass go" to the person that will kick their ar*e.

if they can't do it because they don't have the skills i still don't help much...the person who owns the 'system' - thats his/her problem...they want their business to run, they fix it,...i'm no superman.

as you can see i'm not your dream co-worker, but mostly seem to get along fine with everyone ....i think

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It all depends on if you have competant people carrying out the work for you. The guys who work for us couldn't organise a pis$ up in a brewery and constantly need 'their hands holding' through all the tasks etc
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Been in Bahrain for a month now and even though I don't know many people yet I'm really enjoying it, I know I'll be here for a long time. Locals are friendly and very helpful.
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hi there, hope someone can help. we have been given the opportunity to move to bahrain with my husbands job. can anyone tell me what its like?
I know a family who are moving to Bahrain shortly and I've done a bit of research on their behalf recently by talking to people who have been there. From what I've heard it's very family oriented and more quiet compared to Dubai, although there are events, bars and good restaurants there. I've also heard that the expat community is very welcoming and quite tight.
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thanks for all the info, did not know about the fridays as they seem quite keen about the 7 day week!!
are there any areas you would recomend to live??
There is no way you should have to settle for 7-days a week - especially out here. The worst situation should be 6-day weeks.
They are desperate for good people in all areas of construction - especially in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
My advice would be to investigate other companies / recruitment agencies and hold fire until you get a better offer with better working conditions.
Construction out here is hard enough - 7-day weeks would be a recipe for a premature heart attack. You must have time off to enjoy your weekends otherwise what is the point in being here?
PM me if you like and i can pass on some recruitment company details.
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There is no way you should have to settle for 7-days a week - especially out here. The worst situation should be 6-day weeks.
They are desperate for good people in all areas of construction - especially in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
My advice would be to investigate other companies / recruitment agencies and hold fire until you get a better offer with better working conditions.
Construction out here is hard enough - 7-day weeks would be a recipe for a premature heart attack. You must have time off to enjoy your weekends otherwise what is the point in being here?
PM me if you like and i can pass on some recruitment company details.
I agree. You can't do 7 days a week. It would kill you. I struggle doing 6.
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are there any areas you would recomend to live??
Budaiya for families, Juffair for singletons.

It is more laid back than Dubai, people are very friendly. It is a fairly small place , we used to fly over to Dubai once a month for a weekend away.
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are there any areas you would recomend to live??
The north west and north central part of the main island is where the villas and compounds are, predominantly families.

For single people, near town (Manama) may be better. Juffair is apartment city, but not many shops apart from a few, including a large supermarket, near the US naval base. If you are not near these, you will be driving for everything.

Adliya is another option - walking distance to shops and restaurants etc, but parking difficult and traffic congestion at times. I lived in both Adliya and Juffair and both were good in there different ways.
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