Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Middle East > The Sand Pit
Reload this Page >

Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

Old Apr 25th 2009, 5:53 pm
  #586  
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 872
still.unsure is a splendid one to beholdstill.unsure is a splendid one to beholdstill.unsure is a splendid one to beholdstill.unsure is a splendid one to beholdstill.unsure is a splendid one to beholdstill.unsure is a splendid one to beholdstill.unsure is a splendid one to beholdstill.unsure is a splendid one to beholdstill.unsure is a splendid one to beholdstill.unsure is a splendid one to beholdstill.unsure is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

Originally Posted by Blue Cat
his user name is still.unsure
oi!!

(i've run into 20 year veterans of the sand and even they've said that they started off being here for a couple of months and *wham*, they're still here. i think that's a fantastic definition of still unsure )
still.unsure is offline  
Old Apr 25th 2009, 8:04 pm
  #587  
Concierge
 
Blue Cat's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 29,625
Blue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

Originally Posted by still.unsure
oi!!

(i've run into 20 year veterans of the sand and even they've said that they started off being here for a couple of months and *wham*, they're still here. i think that's a fantastic definition of still unsure )
I am still unsure about this
Blue Cat is offline  
Old Apr 30th 2009, 1:22 am
  #588  
Just Joined
 
mdb2009's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 16
mdb2009 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

Hello all,

I have just got a contract to work for Tasnee in Al Jubail in KSA and I will be arriving June / July visa depending!! Can anyone give me the heads up as to what to expect out there (presently in the UK) I have heard and read many conflicting report ranging from polluted prison camp nightmare, to quite a nice place.

Any one got any info re Tasnee and the general area.

Many thanks
mdb2009 is offline  
Old Apr 30th 2009, 10:16 pm
  #589  
Just Joined
 
Sabriyyah's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Posts: 16
Sabriyyah is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

[F]Hello all. I am a new member though not a new expat. I've been in the Gulf for 13 years now so I guess you could call it home from home. I go back to Blighty every summer but am feeling a bit apprehensive this year with all the talk of 'credit crunch', 'recession', 'bankruptcy' and the like. Just how bad is it for the folks back home these days?[/FONT]
Sabriyyah is offline  
Old Apr 30th 2009, 11:10 pm
  #590  
Forum Regular
 
simple2204's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Riyadh from 1st July
Posts: 126
simple2204 is a name known to allsimple2204 is a name known to allsimple2204 is a name known to allsimple2204 is a name known to allsimple2204 is a name known to allsimple2204 is a name known to allsimple2204 is a name known to allsimple2204 is a name known to allsimple2204 is a name known to allsimple2204 is a name known to allsimple2204 is a name known to all
Default Re: Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

Originally Posted by still.unsure
if you can get onto arabian homes (lucky b@stard...) do it. there's a couple of golfers on there that have a regular game and there's also a weekly game of touch rugby on one of the other compounds. al hamra has the british school as apart of (or adjoining, i can't remember) and as such is more family orientated.

drop a note when you're feet are sandy
It looks like i am out there on 16th May for a few days for the reccie on Arabian Homes and also the offices and meeting my team etc etc, i am not sure of plans exactly as yet.
Visa is almost sorted so 1st July is still start date flying out on 27th/28th June.
simple2204 is offline  
Old May 1st 2009, 4:10 am
  #591  
Forum Regular
 
sassypilotswife's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Al Hamra Village / RAK
Posts: 241
sassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

Hey all... I'm probably asking a worthless question as experience so far has taught me that anything can change without notice here in the UAE but i still wanted to find out if any of you can answer this question and/or refer someone for legal advice. A company here hired several employees with a contract that had a working schedule of 5 weeks on, 3 weeks off. Today the owner of the company changed without warning a schedule now of 11 weeks on and 2 weeks off. Can this be done after the employees took the job based on the first schedule ? Any feedback would be extremely helpful. Thanks.
sassypilotswife is offline  
Old May 1st 2009, 4:47 am
  #592  
Concierge
 
Blue Cat's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 29,625
Blue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

Originally Posted by sassypilotswife
Hey all... I'm probably asking a worthless question as experience so far has taught me that anything can change without notice here in the UAE but i still wanted to find out if any of you can answer this question and/or refer someone for legal advice. A company here hired several employees with a contract that had a working schedule of 5 weeks on, 3 weeks off. Today the owner of the company changed without warning a schedule now of 11 weeks on and 2 weeks off. Can this be done after the employees took the job based on the first schedule ? Any feedback would be extremely helpful. Thanks.
I would suggest speaking to the Labour Court about this, I am not sure about the Labour court in AD though, maybe someone else will know though.
Blue Cat is offline  
Old May 1st 2009, 4:49 am
  #593  
Go on.. Pull my finger..
 
TGFKASE's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Dubai
Posts: 5,726
TGFKASE has a reputation beyond reputeTGFKASE has a reputation beyond reputeTGFKASE has a reputation beyond reputeTGFKASE has a reputation beyond reputeTGFKASE has a reputation beyond reputeTGFKASE has a reputation beyond reputeTGFKASE has a reputation beyond reputeTGFKASE has a reputation beyond reputeTGFKASE has a reputation beyond reputeTGFKASE has a reputation beyond reputeTGFKASE has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

Originally Posted by sassypilotswife
Hey all... I'm probably asking a worthless question as experience so far has taught me that anything can change without notice here in the UAE but i still wanted to find out if any of you can answer this question and/or refer someone for legal advice. A company here hired several employees with a contract that had a working schedule of 5 weeks on, 3 weeks off. Today the owner of the company changed without warning a schedule now of 11 weeks on and 2 weeks off. Can this be done after the employees took the job based on the first schedule ? Any feedback would be extremely helpful. Thanks.
Maybe they feel that 'If you don't like it, leave...!!!'

Last edited by TGFKASE; May 1st 2009 at 5:34 am.
TGFKASE is offline  
Old May 1st 2009, 5:26 am
  #594  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Confucius's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 23,434
Confucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

Originally Posted by sassypilotswife
Hey all... I'm probably asking a worthless question as experience so far has taught me that anything can change without notice here in the UAE but i still wanted to find out if any of you can answer this question and/or refer someone for legal advice. A company here hired several employees with a contract that had a working schedule of 5 weeks on, 3 weeks off. Today the owner of the company changed without warning a schedule now of 11 weeks on and 2 weeks off. Can this be done after the employees took the job based on the first schedule ? Any feedback would be extremely helpful. Thanks.
You asked this question in the right thread...The welcoming committee will be here shortly...
Confucius is offline  
Old May 1st 2009, 6:20 am
  #595  
Forum Regular
 
sassypilotswife's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Al Hamra Village / RAK
Posts: 241
sassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of lightsassypilotswife is a glorious beacon of light
Default Re: Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

Originally Posted by Confucius
You asked this question in the right thread...The welcoming committee will be here shortly...
Why thank you dear, glad to know that googling swingers + UAE brought me to the right place.
sassypilotswife is offline  
Old May 1st 2009, 6:24 am
  #596  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Confucius's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 23,434
Confucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

Originally Posted by sassypilotswife
Why thank you dear, glad to know that googling swingers + UAE brought me to the right place.
And your GPS is working wonderfully...
Confucius is offline  
Old May 4th 2009, 1:12 am
  #597  
Waiting for my epiphany.
 
Cow Pie's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Dubai
Posts: 186
Cow Pie is just really niceCow Pie is just really niceCow Pie is just really niceCow Pie is just really niceCow Pie is just really niceCow Pie is just really niceCow Pie is just really niceCow Pie is just really niceCow Pie is just really niceCow Pie is just really nice
Smile Re: Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

So where are you from?
Just moved beginning of March from Kent, UK. Worked in London for c. 15 years in property (investment and resorts mostly). Have decided to stop looking under the same stones for the same deals with the rest of the crowd - time to split the Uk and industry... Now heading up a new training outfit in Dubai and have clients across the ME region.

Got any kids?
Two boys - one six and one ten months... Not here yet - arriving September once I'm sorted...

Hobbies?
Socialising, frustrated ex rugby player, get a reasonably regular game of golf.

Whatever else
Happy to meet as many interesting people as poss - considered decision to come here for quite some time - not going anywhere so any advice gratefully received!!!

And yes, realise I put my name on my profile not knowing it couldn't be changed. You can call me Pieman

Cheers


Dan
Cow Pie is offline  
Old May 4th 2009, 1:16 am
  #598  
???
 
moto111's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: dubai
Posts: 355
moto111 is a splendid one to beholdmoto111 is a splendid one to beholdmoto111 is a splendid one to beholdmoto111 is a splendid one to beholdmoto111 is a splendid one to beholdmoto111 is a splendid one to beholdmoto111 is a splendid one to beholdmoto111 is a splendid one to beholdmoto111 is a splendid one to beholdmoto111 is a splendid one to beholdmoto111 is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

Originally Posted by Daniel Marsden
So where are you from?
Just moved beginning of March from Kent, UK. Worked in London for c. 15 years in property (investment and resorts mostly). Have decided to stop looking under the same stones for the same deals with the rest of the crowd - time to split the Uk and industry... Now heading up a new training outfit in Dubai and have clients across the ME region.

Got any kids?
Two boys - one six and one ten months... Not here yet - arriving September once I'm sorted...

Hobbies?
Socialising, frustrated ex rugby player, get a reasonably regular game of golf.

Whatever else
Happy to meet as many interesting people as poss - considered decision to come here for quite some time - not going anywhere so any advice gratefully received!!!

And yes, realise I put my name on my profile not knowing it couldn't be changed. You can call me Pieman

Cheers


Dan

Welcome Dan the Pieman

You will fit right in if you like Golf, prepare your wife to be a Golfing Widow.

I do understand as well, but the Guys should be able to give you more details that there are also Rugby Teams over here.

September is a good time to come as not only will you experience the heat, but you will also experience Ramadan.

good luck with you move over..
moto111 is offline  
Old May 4th 2009, 1:58 am
  #599  
Waiting for my epiphany.
 
Cow Pie's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Dubai
Posts: 186
Cow Pie is just really niceCow Pie is just really niceCow Pie is just really niceCow Pie is just really niceCow Pie is just really niceCow Pie is just really niceCow Pie is just really niceCow Pie is just really niceCow Pie is just really niceCow Pie is just really nice
Default Re: Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

Originally Posted by moto111
Welcome Dan the Pieman

You will fit right in if you like Golf, prepare your wife to be a Golfing Widow.

I do understand as well, but the Guys should be able to give you more details that there are also Rugby Teams over here.

September is a good time to come as not only will you experience the heat, but you will also experience Ramadan.

good luck with you move over..
Cheers moto! Appreciate it!
Cow Pie is offline  
Old May 4th 2009, 2:03 am
  #600  
Ray
 
Ray's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 68,280
Ray has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond reputeRay has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

Umm!! Obviously not the original Dan Marsden of this parish ...



Admin will change your username once ..if you wish to ..
Ray is offline  

Contact Us - Manage Preferences Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.