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Nov 14th 2020, 2:48 pm
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Posted By HomerSimpson

Re: Potential Job in Ruwais Area

Cheers for the advice on this.

They wouldn't budge much. So decided to walk away.

Ultimately, I make about £69k a year in UK, with decent pension included. I have itchy feet but my jobs a known...
Nov 11th 2020, 4:20 pm
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Views: 2,159
Posted By HomerSimpson

Re: Potential Job in Ruwais Area

Thinking on my site jobs of similar standing that will carry over to the oil industry, which may have more familiarity. People on the same rung as me would be the Senior Maintenance Engineer, Senior...
Nov 11th 2020, 2:57 pm
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Views: 2,159
Posted By HomerSimpson

Re: Potential Job in Ruwais Area

I questioned him about that, as the current exchange rate is about 4.8, so wondered why 6. He said just keep it at 6 as things are more expensive and it acts as a corrective factor. He also said it...
Nov 10th 2020, 4:38 pm
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Posted By HomerSimpson

Re: Potential Job in Ruwais Area

Was in conversation with an aquaintence out there, admittedly a completely different industry.

With provided accomodation in Ruwais (said you cannot rent houses there as the oil company owns...
Nov 9th 2020, 12:42 pm
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Posted By HomerSimpson

Re: Potential Job in Ruwais Area

You called that.

From an initial verbal offer of 45k, to now offering 36k based on qualification. Same terms apply with accomodation, health insurance, etc.

Not sure that offer (about 25%...
Nov 7th 2020, 12:01 am
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Posted By HomerSimpson

Re: Potential Job in Ruwais Area

Thank you for the input. It was just bizarre they called asking for my degree, and the conversation was very awkward when I said I didn't have one. I'm probably at the tail end of the era where this...
Nov 6th 2020, 8:08 pm
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Views: 2,159
Posted By HomerSimpson

Re: Potential Job in Ruwais Area

Thank you for the feedback.

Another question. They seemed to really care about me not having a degree to the point that I think it will be a blocker on getting the job - something I was a bit...
Oct 19th 2020, 9:00 pm
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Views: 2,159
Posted By HomerSimpson

Re: Potential Job in Ruwais Area

If you had to go to Abu Dhabi/Dubai every weekend for sanity purposes (I've spoken to people already there and they say a couple of times a month minimum).

What makes Ruwais so bad?
Oct 13th 2020, 12:58 pm
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Views: 2,159
Posted By HomerSimpson

Re: Potential Job in Ruwais Area

I know the tendency in the Middle East is for blue collar workers to come from cheaper, less developed parts of the world. However this specific technical trade is unique to the industry and there...
Oct 13th 2020, 12:40 am
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Views: 2,159
Posted By HomerSimpson

Potential Job in Ruwais Area

My username will probably give away what sector I am working in. I have some brief Middle East experience from a few months working there about a decade ago.

The job will be as an on plant...
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