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Old Apr 9th 2008, 6:07 pm
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I am 28 years old and work in the financial sector for the last 5 years. I have been offered a job in Dubai and right now I live in London. I want to know what I should ask for in the following areas. If there are other areas I have left out let me know:

1. Salary incl. Accomodation, car and basic
2. Relocation costs inc. shipping
3. Schooling for my son
4. Bonus
5. Temporary accomodation (how long provided and also is it paid for completely by the company until I find a place?)

any other benefits that I am not aware of?
Also, they are only offering me a 6 month contract and then they said they will make me permanent. They said that is company policy for expatriates. What do you think of such an offer? It is similar to having a 6 month probation period.

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flights home, health cover, some people still get beach clubs (rare, but try it on)...

and only 6 months, are they providing accomodation or do you need to find it? likely you will need to sign an annual contract and pay up front...

if you're a single mother, there are issues over sponsorship...not by any means insurmountable, but an added complication...

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They will offer me temporary accomodation only for a few weeks. I am not a single mother but I need my sponsorship and my son's sponsorship to be on the company. Are they being fair with the 6 month contract and then being made permanent after you reckon? Any estimates for figures?
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They will offer me temporary accomodation only for a few weeks. I am not a single mother but I need my sponsorship and my son's sponsorship to be on the company. Are they being fair with the 6 month contract and then being made permanent after you reckon? Any estimates for figures?
i think you're going to have accomodation problems...and are they sorting out your son's sponsorship, you need to clarify that...

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If I pay upfront for the year's rent then I will have to mention that to them upfront so they know. I haven't yet discussed sponsorship of my son yet but I assume they will do it. They were really picky about my husband being out there and hence did not offer me a permanent role when they knew he was still in London. My husband is starting a new job out there and they felt better about me when I told them that.
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If I pay upfront for the year's rent then I will have to mention that to them upfront so they know. I haven't yet discussed sponsorship of my son yet but I assume they will do it. They were really picky about my husband being out there and hence did not offer me a permanent role when they knew he was still in London. My husband is starting a new job out there and they felt better about me when I told them that.
well you defo need to sort out your son thing...otherwise he can't stay here full time and you won't be able to put him in school...

i'm not clear what you mean on the rent thing, you can't rent somewhere without residency (and therefore a job)...you're not suggesting renting somewhere before you get the job are you??

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No I meant that the contract is for 6 months with the company. If I am not made permanent after 6 months and come back to the UK then I will not be able to pay the remaining 6 months rent. That is what I meant.
What is the problem with having the sponsorship of my son on my company? I am the sponsor of my son, is what I mean.
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No I meant that the contract is for 6 months with the company. If I am not made permanent after 6 months and come back to the UK then I will not be able to pay the remaining 6 months rent. That is what I meant.
What is the problem with having the sponsorship of my son on my company? I am the sponsor of my son, is what I mean.
because it's more complicated that a father sponsoring a son (which is the norm)...though as i said, it is completely do-able...you just need to be aware...

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What area within the financial sector are you in? Then people may be more specific regarding package...local firm vs international firm??

But as MM says sorting your son out first is the most important thing.
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No I meant that the contract is for 6 months with the company. If I am not made permanent after 6 months and come back to the UK then I will not be able to pay the remaining 6 months rent. That is what I meant.
What is the problem with having the sponsorship of my son on my company? I am the sponsor of my son, is what I mean.
You seem to be under the false impression that you are dealing with a civilised society here. Please be mindful that Arab culture in many walks of life is still back in the Middle Ages. Why not get your hubby to sponsor your son if he is working here anyway?
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You seem to be under the false impression that you are dealing with a civilised society here. Please be mindful that Arab culture in many walks of life is still back in the Middle Ages. Why not get your hubby to sponsor your son if he is working here anyway?
Sticking point is that she won't get an 'overseas package' if she is under her husbands sponsorship.
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Sticking point is that she won't get an 'overseas package' if she is under her husbands sponsorship.
so she'll get a 'local' package? so much the better!!
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so Amy both you and your husband are relocating to Dubai and you both have jobs that are offering you full compensation, eg rent etc. You are way better off letting your husband sponsor you and your son, that way you aren't tied to the Company you are planning on joining and can walk away at any time.
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Car allowance? You must be able to get that!
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Car allowance? You must be able to get that!
see her point number 1...!!

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