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Old Dec 12th 2008, 2:42 am
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I am in an engineering consultancy firm and most work has dropped off and we expect a big hammer to drop after Eid or New Year..

Let me see rent paid a year up, a 3 bed apartment fully furnished with all appliances out of my pocket and a car..guess I wont be able to sell much...
no home to go back to anymore.. thought this was going to be a 10 yr plan.

We are all shitting ourselves..
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hope you were not affected
the company is.
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Rumours of huge layoffs now in consultancy design firms ie architects & engineers
I have been awaiting confirmation of a flight date to Dubai in order to start work as an Architect. This date has been stalled by a lack of communication from the practice out there and it turns out it's due to redundancies being made out there. I was due to fly out 2 weeks ago and so was all ready to go i.e. finished work at UK practice, rented out apartment in Manchester etc. Now i'm facing the realisation that i may not even make it out to UAE and will be left without job or home. Nuts!!
The practice out there are telling me that i'm still good to go but it appears they are still stalling!! eeeeek!!
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I have been awaiting confirmation of a flight date to Dubai in order to start work as an Architect. This date has been stalled by a lack of communication from the practice out there and it turns out it's due to redundancies being made out there. I was due to fly out 2 weeks ago and so was all ready to go i.e. finished work at UK practice, rented out apartment in Manchester etc. Now i'm facing the realisation that i may not even make it out to UAE and will be left without job or home. Nuts!!
The practice out there are telling me that i'm still good to go but it appears they are still stalling!! eeeeek!!
sorry to hear it mate. we have had to put off a lot of people coming from overseas for the last couple of months and most were in the same boat having left jobs and rented out house. you never know depending on your firm you may well be okay but chances are pretty slim
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Old Dec 12th 2008, 12:01 pm
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Sorry Nick Design to hear this. There was a feature in one of the New York newspapers a few weeks ago where exactly the same thing happened to a guy there as you but eventually they fessed up his job was gone. I fear neither of you are alone.

At this stage, see if you can retrieve your old job. Apparently our firm is being deluged with CVs from employees of other firms from which they have been terminated. As I said..we dont know how long we will have jobs for either.

I know people who are also losing jobs in Qatar..so maybe Bahrain? Anyone have news on Bahrain?
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Sorry Nick Design to hear this. There was a feature in one of the New York newspapers a few weeks ago where exactly the same thing happened to a guy there as you but eventually they fessed up his job was gone. I fear neither of you are alone.

At this stage, see if you can retrieve your old job. Apparently our firm is being deluged with CVs from employees of other firms from which they have been terminated. As I said..we dont know how long we will have jobs for either.

I know people who are also losing jobs in Qatar..so maybe Bahrain? Anyone have news on Bahrain?
Not sure about Bahrain but I know that companies in Saudi Arabia are recruiting at the moment.
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I am in an engineering consultancy firm and most work has dropped off and we expect a big hammer to drop after Eid or New Year..

Let me see rent paid a year up, a 3 bed apartment fully furnished with all appliances out of my pocket and a car..guess I wont be able to sell much...
no home to go back to anymore.. thought this was going to be a 10 yr plan.

We are all shitting ourselves..
Hi Saleca,

I might be known on this board for my typical Dutch views, but I to have good friends living and working in Dubai. Okay, not English, Dutch and French but they're in the same ship you are. One years rent prepaid, three and four bedroom villa's with everything paid out of their own pockets. Just keep on putting one foot in front of the other. Nobody likes to dump & leave behind what they worked so hard for to get. Maybe lady faith will land you an other job somewhere in Dubai. Maybe not your line of work, but...
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Old Dec 13th 2008, 10:24 am
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Hi Dutchie.. reread my mail..didnt mean to sound so self focused..meant to add a bottom line..that there is thousands of others in the same boat. Unfortunately, not many of us have jobs to return to in our own countries either,as the world goes into meltdown. Others ,like me, may prefer to return to nothing and find other avenues of work in our home countries. To family and friends, easier rental situations etc. I am feeling that this will be my inclination.
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Hi Dutchie.. reread my mail..didnt mean to sound so self focused..meant to add a bottom line..that there is thousands of others in the same boat. Unfortunately, not many of us have jobs to return to in our own countries either,as the world goes into meltdown. Others ,like me, may prefer to return to nothing and find other avenues of work in our home countries. To family and friends, easier rental situations etc. I am feeling that this will be my inclination.
Hi Seleca,

Understood, and I've helped a few out with landing them a job in Europe, an no, not all Dutch nationals. Regardless of nationality, having a wife and children? I can only imagine what's going through a parents mind at the moment. I can almost thank the good lord my daughter has finished her school years and started her own family now.

And with a world getting smaller by the day? The fact the big three car makers in the USA where not financially helped is going to cost an estimated 5.500 Dutch nationals their jobs in 2008 / 2009. The UAE might be in a bad position, Europe at the moment isn't much better either.

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Old Dec 13th 2008, 10:53 am
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Lets see what happens with the American car makers in the next few days..there is a lot of bargaining with Unions etc to be done but this crisis cannot ensue as the ramifications down the supply chain are catastrophic...time will tell.

gotta go now ..cheers
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I am in an engineering consultancy firm and most work has dropped off and we expect a big hammer to drop after Eid or New Year..

Let me see rent paid a year up, a 3 bed apartment fully furnished with all appliances out of my pocket and a car..guess I wont be able to sell much...
no home to go back to anymore.. thought this was going to be a 10 yr plan.

We are all shitting ourselves..
This might help

BBT: Edward Twaite [email protected]
Budge: Nigel Walker [email protected]
BAR: Peter Andrerson [email protected]
Wadi Jobs: Claire Storey [email protected]
Energi Recruitment: James Mowat [email protected]
Andrew Pinkerton: [email protected]
NES Overseas Gulf: www.nesgroup.com
APG Global: [email protected]
ADR: Hayley Morton www.adr.com
Please also try th HR depts. for the following companies:

Conusultancies:
WS Atkins
Hyder
Cansult Maunsell
KEO
Halcrow
Whitby and Bird
Watermans
Parsons Brinkerhoff
Contractors:
Khansaheb
BK Gulf (BK Gulf Construction Project Manager for Salam Resort Bahrain – Ian Macleod <snipped> . They are recruiting for Bahrain but also have opportunities in their head office in Jebel Ali.He is happy to be contacted either by email or mobile).
Thermo

A.A. Al Moosa Enterprises (AAA Group)
Consists of Arenco -- Architectural and Engineering Consultants; Arenco Real Estate, which owns and manages luxury apartments, villas, office complexes and warehouses; Arenco Interior Design; Thrifty Services (car rentals); & Marlin Home Furniture
Architects Civil Engineering Consultants Realtors Interiors Furniture Vehicle Rentals
2 Bovis Lend Lease International Ltd
Global company engaged in the project management and construction services industry; has offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait and Manama
Civil Engineering Consultants Construction
3 D.G. Jones & Partners
International firm of construction consultants; services: quantity surveying, contract administration, claims preparation, project management, construction management, feasibility studies, value engineering etc; offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai
Civil Engineering Consultants
4 Accent Building Sciences
Full-service engineering firm & building consultancy specialising in complex retrofit projects; services: capital planning, contract documentation, project management, commercial & residential roofing, designing windows & walls etc
Civil Engineering Consultants
5 Al Bunian Project Management
Engineering company in Dubai with expertise in project management; offers system for planning and control of small and capital projects by splitting project and then applying scheduling method
Civil Engineering Consultants
6 Driver Consult Ltd
Commercial and dispute specialist to the construction industry with an office in Dubai; provides dual-qualified legal and technical staff; services: claims, adjudication, expert witness services, arbitration and litigation, cost management etc
Civil Engineering Consultants Law Firms
7 Fugro Middle East
Company that provides a range of geotechnical, materials testing, surveying and mapping services throughout the Gulf area, India and Pakistan; services: onshore geotechnical; near and offshore geotechnical; construction materials testing; etc
Civil Engineering Consultants Satellite Imaging
8 Geoscience Testing Laboratory
Company in Dubai that does soil and block testing, chemical testing, environmental testing etc
Civil Engineering Consultants
9 James Cubitt & Partners
International multidisciplinary consultancy with experience in the design and supervision of a variety of building projects and the master planning of major building complexes for health, retail, industry and housing etc; offices in Abu Dhabi & Dubai
Civil Engineering Consultants
10 Shadid Engineering Laboratory
Company in Abu Dhabi specialising in geotechnical studies, slope stability analysis, geological and hydrogeological studies, geophysical studies, aggregates and concrete; services: geotechnical site investigation, piles integrity testing, etc
Civil Engineering Consultants
System Construct
Firm of civil engineering consultants based in Dubai with offices in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi; handles projects from the estimation and tendering stage through architecture and design to construction and site supervision
Civil Engineering Consultants

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and there are others that you havent included in that list
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Old Dec 14th 2008, 2:41 am
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Wow Banter- I hope this helps everyone looking...I shall copy down tonight..at the moment in a rush to beat the dreaded traffic!!

You are a star!
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I am sure Ian McLeod will be delighted with the amount of email spam he will soon be receiving...
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I am sure Ian McLeod will be delighted with the amount of email spam he will soon be receiving...
I've just sent him an email pretending to be the Nigerian Finance Minister, I now have his bank details if anyone is interested!
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