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Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 31st 2020, 2:02 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,966
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Salary & Job changes

Option 1 for me.

Company has come out and said they are not even considering reducing staff (here or globally) and have said they have a war chest big enough to last until the end of the year at...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 30th 2020, 6:00 am
Replies: 211
Views: 20,349
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Global Corona Death predictions

6. The Yanks will smash the number right up.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 30th 2020, 5:59 am
Replies: 25
Views: 4,962
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Evacuation flights from Saudi to UK for expats starting 28 March - REGISTER

Screw returning to the UK right now.... I'd say circumstances are better here (in DXB) than they are in most of Europe right now.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 29th 2020, 6:28 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,448
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Post lockdown

Yes we do (#1 ;)) and as WD said this has been going on for years. In reality you could never do this 100% though because you need Client facing people of a certain calibre, and as much as design...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 23rd 2020, 7:11 am
Replies: 455
Views: 47,721
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Covid 19

A friend of mine already had 2 girls and then they had a surprise pregnancy.... triplets... boys.... game changer! :lol:
Forum: Middle East
Mar 23rd 2020, 6:57 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,593
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Working from Home

Teams works well. We just had a team meeting with 20+ folk on it for over an our and the quality was great, content not so much.

I'm on my..... 14th day of working from home. Initially we were...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 12th 2020, 6:55 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,692
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Rents

We got our 3 bed + maids fresh outta the box villa in Mira Oasis for 95K in July. Obviously expect it to go down this year with Mira Oasis 2, 3 & 4 being released along with all the other...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 11th 2020, 9:16 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,692
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Rents

Thought so, you have to do something like a 15km trip just to do a U turn to get heading back into DXB.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 10th 2020, 12:30 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,692
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Rents

Is that the one out past Al Qudra?
Forum: Middle East
Mar 10th 2020, 5:30 am
Replies: 455
Views: 47,721
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Covid 19

Just a little bit longer..... I'm off to Amsterdam and then Iceland in 8 days.... either one for 14 days quarantine will be fine.... Amsterdam preferred obviously! ;-)
Forum: Middle East
Mar 5th 2020, 12:26 pm
Replies: 455
Views: 47,721
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Covid 19

Same here, can't see it all going tits up. They'll have their screening process on entry. If you're coming from somewhere dodgy but pass they'll wave you through and instruct you to self isolate. If...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 5th 2020, 5:12 am
Replies: 455
Views: 47,721
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Covid 19

Read that this morning. Symptoms sound like pneumonia.... which I have had and can confirm is shit.

He did mention his kitten dying but said he didn't know if it was linked. As far as I know there...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 5th 2020, 5:10 am
Replies: 455
Views: 47,721
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Covid 19

I'm away in 2 weeks.... Amsterdam, Iceland then a quick stop in the UK before coming back.... wonder if there will be an enforced ban. Could do with an enforced holiday.
Forum: Middle East
Feb 26th 2020, 5:15 am
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Transportation Allowance Definition

Transport allowance is just another way of keeping your basic and as such your gratuity low. Housing, accommodation or whatever allowance are just smoke and mirrors.

As for site visits it depends...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 18th 2020, 4:38 am
Replies: 30
Views: 5,192
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Where would you go....

Nah, life in a suit is not for me, well not yet at any rate and long may that continue. I'm a geologist type rather than a geotechnical eng type.... i.e I know what I'm looking at. I'm mostly out and...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 17th 2020, 4:13 am
Replies: 30
Views: 5,192
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Where would you go....

Thanks Msasa.

Namibia is indeed beautiful. We were there in Dec for 2 weeks for a couple of weddings and doing an offroad safari, it was truly epic!
Forum: Middle East
Feb 11th 2020, 4:22 am
Replies: 1
Views: 683
Posted By jam25mack

Re: One man band...Freezone advice

As far as I know RAK is the cheapest.

Get a broker and the set up is relatively painless.
Forum: Middle East
Feb 10th 2020, 11:41 am
Replies: 30
Views: 19,714
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Adult toys... *NSFW topic*

A heavy coat.... how big are these bad boys?? :rofl:

It depends in DXB which terminal you fly into. Come into T1 and the scanning of you hand luggage coming in is minimal and they don't insist on...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 9th 2020, 4:49 am
Replies: 47
Views: 4,756
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Traffic Fines

Just got a temporary replacement rental until I get a shiny new one next week.... and its a Nissan Sentra.... which is truly the most hideous car ever made. Cheap is not the word.... I wonder how...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 6th 2020, 11:44 am
Replies: 47
Views: 4,756
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Traffic Fines

Remember that. Apparently it was way more than 200 tho. That's just what they reported it at. A load of the wreaks were parked up by the Police station by Taweelah for a while. Epic destruction.......
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 6th 2020, 6:29 am
Replies: 47
Views: 4,756
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Traffic Fines

Cheers.

And yeah, I watched it all unfold in my rear view mirror....

The E66 is a shite road tho. Always issues on there.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 6th 2020, 5:48 am
Replies: 47
Views: 4,756
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Traffic Fines

Well I've just got into work after having my morning commute delayed following a car trying to mount me on the E66. I was in the left hand lane when the cars in front of me stopped (as they often...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 5th 2020, 8:31 am
Replies: 47
Views: 4,756
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Traffic Fines

Maxima, thanks, you've just reminded me. They didn't seem that popular as there were never that many on the roads but if you did / do see a Maxima you can 100% guarantee they are being driven by a...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 5th 2020, 4:20 am
Replies: 47
Views: 4,756
Posted By jam25mack

Re: Traffic Fines

The stupid yank 'performance cars' Stangs, Chevys etc) have been rising up the ranks lately...

For me:

1. Old lexi
2. Locals - the old standards - 4x4's LC's, Patrols etc....
3. Expats - Golf...
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