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Old Jun 26th 2007, 10:31 am
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OK, I've looked thru most of the salary etc. posts, and I'm in Dubai for a 3rd and final interview that takes place tomorrow.

So my question is; on preliminary discussions my potential employers have intimated that they'll match my UK package, does that usually mean as an all in figure or a Basic + Housing etc. figure, in essence will the ₤100k or so they're talking about include or exclude housing, perks etc.?

The organisation is a major banking group here and I'm hoping to manage the team that look after their "platinum" level private clients.

Thanks for any help you can give.

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Old Jun 26th 2007, 10:40 am
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Originally Posted by SimpleMind
OK, I've looked thru most of the salary etc. posts, and I'm in Dubai for a 3rd and final interview that takes place tomorrow.

So my question is; on preliminary discussions my potential employers have intimated that they'll match my UK package, does that usually mean as an all in figure or a Basic + Housing etc. figure, in essence will the ₤100k or so they're talking about include or exclude housing, perks etc.?

The organisation is a major banking group here and I'm hoping to manage the team that look after their "platinum" level private clients.

Thanks for any help you can give.

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Different employers take different approaches as to whether they give a high basic + no allowance, or a lower basic + perks. Are they matching your UK salary after tax, or before tax? What are your housing needs? Education needs?
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Old Jun 26th 2007, 10:43 am
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Originally Posted by shakh your bootie
Different employers take different approaches as to whether they give a high basic + no allowance, or a lower basic + perks. Are they matching your UK salary after tax, or before tax? What are your housing needs? Education needs?
They're suggesting that they'll match my overall package before tax, that's all that's been mentioned thus far. It's just me moving here, so no education needs, maybe some would argue that it's me who needs the education, I don't know. Housing, any penthouse will do!
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They're suggesting that they'll match my overall package before tax, that's all that's been mentioned thus far. It's just me moving here, so no education needs, maybe some would argue that it's me who needs the education, I don't know. Housing, any penthouse will do!
I'd say you'll be fine, then. Unless you've your heart set on buying a helicopter....
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Old Jun 26th 2007, 10:52 am
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I'd say you'll be fine, then. Unless you've your heart set on buying a helicopter....
Well it'll be a better option than the Sheik Zayad Road to Deira every day I guess. Parking might be an issue mind you.
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Well it'll be a better option than the Sheik Zayad Road to Deira every day I guess. Parking might be an issue mind you.
Best of luck with your final interview, and welcome to Dubai! There are some members here in banking who might be able to give you good advice, and loadsa people who'll give advice on anything else. Often unsolicited!
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loadsa people who'll give advice on anything else. Often unsolicited!
That sounds worrying
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Old Jun 26th 2007, 11:13 am
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Welcome to BE....

If you have done a search already then there isn't much advice left to give and you will have found out about the high rents, the fact that you have to pay a year in advance, the traffic situation etc etc.

So, how do you like Dubai so far...
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Welcome to BE....

If you have done a search already then there isn't much advice left to give and you will have found out about the high rents, the fact that you have to pay a year in advance, the traffic situation etc etc.

So, how do you like Dubai so far...

Well it's certainly a revalation, and to be honest, my second impression - I was here for my second interview a month ago - is that it sure beats working in The Strand.

Time will tell.
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Well it's certainly a revalation, and to be honest, my second impression - I was here for my second interview a month ago - is that it sure beats working in The Strand.

Time will tell.
A lot of my happiest memories are on The Strand... mind you, I never worked there. I was a student!! Is Gordons Wine bar still open??
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A lot of my happiest memories are on The Strand... mind you, I never worked there. I was a student!! Is Gordons Wine bar still open??

On the walk down to the embankment?

Yep, still there, and just opposite my place too. Many a quiet night spent there.

http://www.gordonswinebar.com/
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On the walk down to the embankment?

Yep, still there, and just opposite my place too. Many a quiet night spent there.

http://www.gordonswinebar.com/
Thanks for the link! Great to see that Simon Gordon still runs it - he was always mincing about & moaning about shutting it down, & that was in the early 90's... I'll have to pay a visit there this summer...

That's made my day, cheers!
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Thanks for the link! Great to see that Simon Gordon still runs it - he was always mincing about & moaning about shutting it down, & that was in the early 90's... I'll have to pay a visit there this summer...

That's made my day, cheers!
Camp as Christmas mate, and great fun, so much better atmosphere and better priced than many other poncey bars around there.
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Camp as Christmas mate, and great fun, so much better atmosphere and better priced than many other poncey bars around there.
i know the one - the bar, not the man - once got chucked out

Was handy for a final drink before running across H'ford Bridge to catch the last train back to 'leafy' Surrey!

that and the Tatty moored the other side of Embankment.
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that and the Tatty moored the other side of Embankment.
eeuuwww...the Tatty is grim...!!!

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