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Jun 24th 2015, 2:14 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By wwinit

Re: WIS Sharjah!!

I think you'd better come to Sharjah first to find out the reasons yourself and then decide if you still like to bring over any stuff later on. It might take around three months to settle down.
Jun 24th 2015, 7:34 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,664
Posted By wwinit

Re: WIS Sharjah!!

Even though Sharjah is just 20 - 30 km away, it is another emirate which is a bit strict compared to Dubai. It is not a good idea at all to ship any electric appliances or furniture to Sharjah, but...
Jun 5th 2015, 8:19 pm
Replies: 206
Views: 47,776
Posted By wwinit

re: Job discussion topic for Islamic University Madinah

Your post in KSA is called "Demonstrator" (or Lab Technician). You will not be allowed to deliver any lectures, but just deal with lab activities, such as supervising students, cleaning all devices...
Mar 29th 2015, 2:52 pm
Replies: 206
Views: 47,776
Posted By wwinit

re: Job discussion topic for Islamic University Madinah

I did wait for MSHQ to answer rafe's query, as he is now working at IUM and knows best about the situation there. Unfortunately most university e-mail systems in Saudi Arabia are not that efficient,...
Mar 19th 2015, 11:16 am
Replies: 206
Views: 47,776
Posted By wwinit

re: Job discussion topic for Islamic University Madinah

Don't know exactly. It is possible that they could not find anybody to fill the post and turn back to you as a potential choice. This could happen with many Saudi universities, which are not that...
Mar 17th 2015, 9:31 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,522
Posted By wwinit

Re: Sharjah - What's it really like to live there?

In this region, a person with a Master's degree (or even with a PhD in some areas) is usually employed as a lab demonstrator or lecturer with limited teaching workload. They prefer to count the...
Mar 16th 2015, 2:41 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,522
Posted By wwinit

Re: Sharjah - What's it really like to live there?

Please be patient, patient and patient with UoS, which is certainly not that organised like the British universities. It usually takes them 4 - 6 weeks to shortlist some potential candidates for an...
Mar 12th 2015, 10:22 am
Replies: 206
Views: 47,776
Posted By wwinit

re: Job discussion topic for Islamic University Madinah

Salam Malaikum. It's great to hear that you have started your new academic life and are happy with your work at IUM. You can now stick to your 5-time prayer and 'hajj at Madinah' in the holy land...
Feb 28th 2015, 3:41 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 4,035
Posted By wwinit

Re: Dubai Salary/Package

The package is not that bad at all based on your age and expertise. The monthly base salary is around AED 24K, which is nearly the same as mine who is 50+. Yes, we know that the cost of living in...
Jan 6th 2015, 3:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By wwinit

Re: Fast UK Degree Notarisation service?

It's such a big headache. It's better to sort out your certificate in the UK rather than in KSA through Saudi BC. Now you need the following stamps for the legalisation:

UK solicitor attestation...
Dec 26th 2014, 5:58 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,028
Posted By wwinit

Re: Visit Visa Saudi

Probably the visa/Iqama officers at KFUPM are very efficient or they know how to use 'watsa' through a proper channel at MOL like KSU's.
Forum: Thailand
Dec 25th 2014, 6:13 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,466
Posted By wwinit

Re: Internet censorship in Thailand

No problem at all! I have used the HSBC i-banking with my own laptop many times in the hotel. If you prefer an Internet cafe, do not leave any usernames and passwords on its computer then. Many...
Forum: Thailand
Dec 23rd 2014, 9:03 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,797
Posted By wwinit

Re: Interesting times.

Thailand might be the last country in the world to adopt the idea of "Republic" even though it has become Banana Republic nearly every 5 - 10 years. This word has been a taboo in this amazing kingdom...
Dec 23rd 2014, 6:59 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,513
Posted By wwinit

Re: Pre-offer - help

It's your life and you need to make up your mind based on the advantages and drawbacks. Below are some pros and cons for your consideration.

Pros - Experience in one of the world's Top 10...
Dec 22nd 2014, 4:30 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,619
Posted By wwinit

Re: Anyone at Dammam University

Sorry to hear that you needed to pay GBP 64 extra for the unnecessary service. Probably you did not know how to complete all data in the online application form. I am not sure if this should be...
Dec 21st 2014, 4:37 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,619
Posted By wwinit

Re: Anyone at Dammam University

This year UD has only produced the Academic Calendar in Arabic - http://www.ud.edu.sa/sites/default/files/resources/calendar14-15-ar.2.pdf Please copy and paste the Arabic words to Google Translate...
Forum: Thailand
Dec 21st 2014, 4:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,144
Posted By wwinit

Re: Hi all I need to know if I can get the following pain meds in Thailand

As Thailand is one of medical hubs and provides medical tourism. I think some hospital might provide this procedure - radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for back and neck pain. I am not sure where you...
Dec 21st 2014, 4:03 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,028
Posted By wwinit

Re: Visit Visa Saudi

The Saudi government has changed the process of Iqama applications to make it quicker than before. You can now have it within 7 - 10 days depending on the staff and amount of work. The only problem...
Dec 21st 2014, 3:38 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,619
Posted By wwinit

Re: Anyone at Dammam University

I supposed you have already completed the medical report with FCO legalisation plus the attestation of your PhD certificate. The online visa application form with payment is really terrible. If you...
Dec 18th 2014, 6:16 pm
Replies: 206
Views: 47,776
Posted By wwinit

re: Job discussion topic for Islamic University Madinah

Oh, I forgot to talk about the contract. You might like to negotiate the basic monthly salary which is normally around SAR 10K - 20K depending on your passport (or nationality), professional...
Dec 18th 2014, 5:54 pm
Replies: 206
Views: 47,776
Posted By wwinit

re: Job discussion topic for Islamic University Madinah

After receiving the offer letter/contract, you will need to go through the traumatic period of at least two months. You have to (1) complete a medical report through your GP (or private...
Dec 16th 2014, 4:06 pm
Replies: 206
Views: 47,776
Posted By wwinit

re: Job discussion topic for Islamic University Madinah

I am really happy for you. It's just the first lesson to test your patience for 5 - 6 months and also a sign of mismanagement in the academia. Some culture shocks and academic barriers are waiting...
Nov 11th 2014, 3:37 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By wwinit

Re: Nurse in Jeddah need help for equivalence

Please first of all contact the Saudi Commission for Health Specialities (SCFHS - Saudi Commission For Health Specialties (http://www.scfhs.org.sa/en/pages/index.aspx)) at the Jeddah branch; there...
Sep 22nd 2014, 6:06 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By wwinit

Re: Qatar - Advice gratefully received

Can you break down the basic monthly salary and all allowances? Usually you can negotiate slightly for the basic one, but not for the allowances.
Sep 20th 2014, 3:07 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,926
Posted By wwinit

Re: When is the best time of your life to work in the GCC?

It depends and we all have our own reasons to work here; money is certainly not the only motive. I think the appropriate age range should be around 25 - 55.
<20 yo - Without life/work experiences...
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