Khallas..farewell

Old Mar 25th 2010, 8:21 am
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Ladies and Gents and Confucius

Farewell - thanks for keeping me amused while skyping home at all hours of the day. On a flight tomorrow - heading south, just in time to avoid another ME summer.

Coming to the ME is an interesting experience, not getting paid - aside. Would recommend it to some* people who have done a bit of research and are prepared to gamble on the outcome.

If anyone is interested - closing down a company in AD is a time consuming and expensive business, far more so than establishing one. I could have gone postal several times, but to get things done, just smile, nod and ask - what else do I need to do, habibi...

All the best, and I will watch from a distance the outcome of Dubai.

(*)Please note that caveat.
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Ladies and Gents and Confucius

Farewell - thanks for keeping me amused while skyping home at all hours of the day. On a flight tomorrow - heading south, just in time to avoid another ME summer.

Coming to the ME is an interesting experience, not getting paid - aside. Would recommend it to some* people who have done a bit of research and are prepared to gamble on the outcome.

If anyone is interested - closing down a company in AD is a time consuming and expensive business, far more so than establishing one. I could have gone postal several times, but to get things done, just smile, nod and ask - what else do I need to do, habibi...

All the best, and I will watch from a distance the outcome of Dubai.

(*)Please note that caveat.
Good luck and all the best for the future
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good luck Spart, hope it all works out for you
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best wishes to you Spart- enjoy wherever you are off to xxx
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Maassalamah, Spart.....
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best wishes to you Spart- enjoy wherever you are off to xxx
He's off to watch some no-tackle basketball rugby in the land of the long white cloud.........

Cheers matey - I enjoyed our little jousts.
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He's off to watch some no-tackle basketball rugby in the land of the long white cloud.........

Cheers matey - I enjoyed our little jousts.
you mean that version of netball that Pacific Islanders play in our former colonies!
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Ladies and Gents and Confucius

Farewell - thanks for keeping me amused while skyping home at all hours of the day. On a flight tomorrow - heading south, just in time to avoid another ME summer.

Coming to the ME is an interesting experience, not getting paid - aside. Would recommend it to some* people who have done a bit of research and are prepared to gamble on the outcome.

If anyone is interested - closing down a company in AD is a time consuming and expensive business, far more so than establishing one. I could have gone postal several times, but to get things done, just smile, nod and ask - what else do I need to do, habibi...

All the best, and I will watch from a distance the outcome of Dubai.

(*)Please note that caveat.
Sorry it didn't work out for you but I do believe you're making it out in the knick of time before the next tsunami hits. Rose color is definitely not your shade dude.

Good Luck
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awww, wishing you all the best for the future...

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He's off to watch some no-tackle basketball rugby in the land of the long white cloud.........
Briefly, then back to the West Island. Our next OS posting is likely (75% at this moment) somewhere in the Levant.
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Cheers matey - I enjoyed our little jousts.
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Ladies and Gents and Confucius

Farewell - thanks for keeping me amused while skyping home at all hours of the day. On a flight tomorrow - heading south, just in time to avoid another ME summer.

Coming to the ME is an interesting experience, not getting paid - aside. Would recommend it to some* people who have done a bit of research and are prepared to gamble on the outcome.

If anyone is interested - closing down a company in AD is a time consuming and expensive business, far more so than establishing one. I could have gone postal several times, but to get things done, just smile, nod and ask - what else do I need to do, habibi...

All the best, and I will watch from a distance the outcome of Dubai.

(*)Please note that caveat.
aye unless I get paid for some of my big freelance jobs in the next month I could very much be in the shit.

I love it here, but honestly, trying to get paid for work you've done is a real nightmate....
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aye unless I get paid for some of my big freelance jobs in the next month I could very much be in the shit.

I love it here, but honestly, trying to get paid for work you've done is a real nightmate....
Getting paid is damn difficult. Its odd, some people here treat you as if you are trying to get one over on them when you actually ask to be paid for the work you have done. Then the excuses begin...this isnt stamped...thats not witnessed....someone has signed on the wrong line...one page is photocopied out of sequence...all to avoid actually having to put your neck out and authorise something.

Believe me, I have heard them all the last few months, and thats with me trying to pay them and close accounts to get NOC's!!!
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Getting paid is damn difficult. Its odd, some people here treat you as if you are trying to get one over on them when you actually ask to be paid for the work you have done. Then the excuses begin...this isnt stamped...thats not witnessed....someone has signed on the wrong line...one page is photocopied out of sequence...all to avoid actually having to put your neck out and authorise something.

Believe me, I have heard them all the last few months, and thats with me trying to pay them and close accounts to get NOC's!!!
You are right ! Sometimes it's just not worth it. Good luck with your new venture. We may well be moving soon too and I feel that's it the right time to get out of Abu Dhabi - things are not as good as they are reported in the papers and there are too many desperate expats trying to hold on and taking on work for next to nothing. Pastures new beckon.......
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You are right ! Sometimes it's just not worth it. Good luck with your new venture. We may well be moving soon too and I feel that's it the right time to get out of Abu Dhabi - things are not as good as they are reported in the papers and there are too many desperate expats trying to hold on and taking on work for next to nothing. Pastures new beckon.......
Totally agree. Of a team of 10, we officially went down to 1 today. I survived but I suspect that is because I'm an accountant and am needed to shut the rest of it down.

Where do I work I hear you ask? Contractor? Real Estate? Manufacturing? No... One of the Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth funds...
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