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Mate of mine in a spot of bother

Old Sep 10th 2013, 2:54 pm
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Just thought I'd ask, a UK mate of mine is on his arse, came here with a job offer in hand, turned out it was bogus but kept on trying to find a job, upshot is he ran out of his savings and he's staying at another mate of mines place and either a) needs a job like yesterday or b) has to leave to go back to the UK.

Problem is he's broke - another great Dubai Dream ruined - and would rather stay here as he has no family in the UK now.

So anyone recommend or know of a base salary and commission sales job where he can at least get back on his feet before he get's a proper job?

I've tried to help him but I can't think of any more people I can put him in touch with.

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Old Sep 10th 2013, 3:09 pm
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What does he do?
Sales?
If so sales of what?
Or something completely different ?
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Old Sep 10th 2013, 3:13 pm
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Originally Posted by shiva View Post
What does he do?
Sales?
If so sales of what?
Or something completely different ?
That's a good point!

Sales, IT software mainly but has done others.

He's open to offers in any field though - I said he was a bit desperate!
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Old Sep 10th 2013, 4:03 pm
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Old Sep 10th 2013, 4:33 pm
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Originally Posted by saudiflares View Post
IFA sales (no, honestly)
You really want to encourge that kind of thing? He has no knowledge so not only would be a liability he'd only get a commission only role (with a really bad company) and that won't work. Bad idea on every single level.


If he hasn't made it work by now, I suggest he needs to leave Dubai as this is not the place to be with no job and no money.
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If he hasn't made it work by now, I suggest he needs to leave Dubai as this is not the place to be with no job and no money.
I'd echo that. Dubai really isn't the place to live hand to mouth and I can only imagine it being a lot harder than the UK (or elsewhere) to get temporary / casual work.

If I was in that position (had no one in the UK either) I'd head east to Thailand / Indo / Cambodia where you can live for free once your there (bed, food and booze for work in many bars). Take stock and then develop a plan and see how to proceed.
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if he wants to send his CV over to me I can ask about, but I agree with the others this is no country to be jobless.
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Old Sep 12th 2013, 4:25 am
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Thanks for the advice, I've given him a link to this page. BC - will get him to send you his CV, Auto, thanks for those.
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Increasingly British-trained household staff, particularly butlers, are being hired to work not in London but for super-rich clients abroad - and in Dubai, right now, they are all the rage.

They may live downstairs rather than upstairs, but some are on stratospheric salaries.

Sara Vestin Rahmani, director and founder of London's Bespoke Bureau British Butler and Housekeeper Academy, placed one newly-trained butler in the United Arab Emirates this year on an annual salary of 582,000 Emirati Dirhams - the equivalent of £100,000 or $158,000.

Dillon, 37, who swapped the military to train to be a butler three years ago, hasn't looked back since he took up the residence on the exclusive artificial archipelago Palm Jumeirah to work for an Emirati family business in 2011.

"I went in at entry level at £35,000 ($55,000) plus all expenses paid. I now earn £70,000 but I work very hard," he says.

"I travel bi-weekly and I am expected to be on call 24/7, caring for my principal's personal things like clothes, travel bookings, reservations and shopping. I also have to make sure he's always looking good and that he stays hydrated in the heat."

The perks don't stop at a tax-free salary in the sunshine. Dillon gets August and September off to see his family in the UK, private jet travel as standard, a luxury apartment - and bonuses if he's lucky, which, he admits, he usually is.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24049107
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