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Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 16th 2013, 12:29 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,162
Posted By Ash786

Forum: Middle East
Apr 15th 2013, 12:35 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,872
Posted By Ash786

Re: Frank Gardner's return to KSA

Slightly more polite responce!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Gardner_(journalist)

The jist: he is a BBC journalist who survived a shooting from Al Qaeda although he has since been confined...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 15th 2013, 12:08 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,872
Posted By Ash786

Re: Frank Gardner's return to KSA

It was a very interesting documentary and sums how I felt about the place and his conclusion was spot on.

The government have spoilt their people rotten to the extent that when the oil runs out...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 15th 2013, 7:14 am
Replies: 17
Views: 10,168
Posted By Ash786

Re: JKS and Jeddah

Life is tough for a single guy in Jeddah. If accomadation in a western compound comes with the job it wont be too bad. Take a few books, music, films etc with you as you will need something to...
Forum: Africa
Apr 15th 2013, 7:05 am
Replies: 2
Views: 4,410
Posted By Ash786

Re: Mauritius and The Seychelles

Thanks for posting the links

A.
Forum: Africa
Apr 9th 2013, 10:18 am
Replies: 2
Views: 4,410
Posted By Ash786

Mauritius and The Seychelles

Hello All

I spent about 6 months working in Saudi Arabia and returned back to the UK in January of this year. Having survived there, I feel I can survive anywhere in the world!. So my next quest...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 14th 2013, 12:48 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 4,949
Posted By Ash786

Re: Goodbye to Saudi

This is what I did. I worked for a very reputable German company and pre-contract I emailed about 20-25 questions about the job and only accepted once the responces were satisfactory.

The problem...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 11th 2013, 1:41 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 4,949
Posted By Ash786

Goodbye to Saudi

I have returned to the UK after a six month stint in the land that sense forgot. My Iqama didn't materalise (even though my employer said that it would all be sorted with 6 weeks of arriving in...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 11th 2013, 1:09 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Ash786

Re: Another school shooting in the US??!?

I actually got shot down (pun intended) on this forum when I commented along these lines post-Sandy Hook. I think Obama privately would like to do it but as long there are votes to be lost, I can't...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 29th 2012, 8:48 am
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By Ash786

Re: RIP Greigy

Have to agree. Met him once years ago at Edgbaston, top bloke.

Upset the established order and took a chance. OK he may have done it for the money re: World Series Cricket, but even he (and...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 25th 2012, 5:17 am
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By Ash786

Re: Referendum in Egypt

Have to agree. The western governments must be pretty embarrassed by it all having given unconditional support to the "rebels". Mubarrak for all his faults was a buffer against the extremists, once...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 22nd 2012, 5:17 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,832
Posted By Ash786

Re: Move with family to Saudi?

Apply for the job and then ask them that question at interview if you get as far as that. Saudi life is complicated (especially getting visa's). Some people come over first, see what the life is...
Dec 20th 2012, 9:37 am
Replies: 54
Views: 7,897
Posted By Ash786

Re: Job Offer in Qatar

Quite common in the ME. Ask the company if they would be prepared to pay the rent for the year and then deduct it from your salary each month
Forum: Middle East
Dec 20th 2012, 5:32 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,237
Posted By Ash786

Re: Young graduate wanting to move in the Middle East?

Just to add what has already been said...realistically, you will only get a job in the ME as a fresh grad if a UK employer sent you out here as part of a project etc. You might get lucky without...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 19th 2012, 11:12 am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,063
Posted By Ash786

Re: Fingerprinting at Saudi airports on departure

Why would they lie about it? It is not in the interests of any company to flout the daft laws of SA, espcially immigration.

Sadly, my company is not up to speed as some others, hence the reason...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 19th 2012, 8:55 am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,063
Posted By Ash786

Re: Fingerprinting at Saudi airports on departure

Last time I went, getting in was a nightmare and now they have changed the visa application rules (need a flight booked before applying).

NL - where did you hear this? Sounds totally bonkers...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 19th 2012, 8:00 am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,063
Posted By Ash786

Re: Fingerprinting at Saudi airports on departure

It does say one time only...but I suspect that if you depart and return once after fingerprinting, second time could be just as long if you happen to be in a queue full of people going through their...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 19th 2012, 7:30 am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,063
Posted By Ash786

Fingerprinting at Saudi airports on departure

We have just received this email, the Saudi authorities are now introducing fingerprinting on departure.

Dear all,
Please be advised that Immigration offices in all Airports in the kingdom have...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 19th 2012, 7:13 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By Ash786

Re: Change- grrrrrrrr

On a slightly different subject, it annoys me when shops, taxis etc won't accpet notes that are slightly tatty. I can understand if the note is nearing confetti stage, but if it only has one of two...
Dec 19th 2012, 6:38 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By Ash786

Re: Ernst &Young Riadh

Be fair mentalist!. English spelling of Arab place names is very erratic in Saudi.

I live near Palestine/Falastin/Falasteen Road in Jeddah/Jidda/Djeddah!
Dec 19th 2012, 5:45 am
Replies: 33
Views: 11,799
Posted By Ash786

Re: Job Offer email from Qatar - Scam??

Don't feel stupid mate, just count yourself lucky you dodged a bullet!

As to finding work in the ME, I suggest if you can get some good post-graduation experience in Ireland/UK/Europe, this will...
Dec 18th 2012, 12:45 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 11,799
Posted By Ash786

Re: Job Offer email from Qatar - Scam??

The other thing i noticed is that your working week would be Mon-Fri. Friday ususally forms part of the weekend in the ME, either Thursday-Friday or Friday-Saturday, so that looks a bit suspect
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Dec 18th 2012, 12:22 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 11,799
Posted By Ash786

Re: Job Offer email from Qatar - Scam??

No interview, no questions - sounds iffy to me.

Normally jobs in the ME ask for significant years experience. It's rare for someone with little or no experience to get a job here (not that I'm...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 18th 2012, 8:23 am
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By Ash786

Re: Higher salaries for Emiratis to get them in the private sector

Similar things are happening in Saudi. Iqama fees have gone up and companies are being charged 200 Riyals per month per foreigner they employee instead of a saudi national. Getting and/or renewing...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 18th 2012, 7:05 am
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By Ash786

Re: I spit on your grave

I can't really understand the whole torture p0rn genre. I love horror films..but some of these are just too sick. the original "Saw" I liked as it was quite a nice twist at the end and not as...
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