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Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 16th 2018, 7:21 am
Replies: 7
DIB
Views: 686
Posted By Fossildog

Re: DIB

Why would someone who could magically make money double need a loan for a car?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 20th 2018, 4:47 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,154
Posted By Fossildog

Re: AED400 fine for jay walking in Dubai

Whilst that is an extreme example, slavish adherence to rules (and societal norms) are why Western Europe is such a pleasant, and generally safe, place to live. Once the rules start being bent, or...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 10th 2018, 3:51 am
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By Fossildog

Re: Fire & Fury - Michael Wolff

I guess reading it is a comforting form of confirmation bias for many so I expect it will be very popular. However, it would appear even the author himself does not believe large swathes of what is...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 7th 2018, 10:17 am
Replies: 40
VAT
Views: 4,587
Posted By Fossildog

Re: VAT

So a half hour drive then
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 18th 2017, 1:09 am
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By Fossildog

Re: Netflix recomendations

The Crown was some of the best TV I have seen in years, excellent stuff. Watched Season 2 over three days.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 6th 2017, 5:16 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,088
Posted By Fossildog

Re: Supermarkets

Was making some soup and had a hard time in Lulu asking where the Barley was. I suspect they thought I was meaning the island.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 22nd 2017, 10:50 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,210
Posted By Fossildog

Re: Uber score

Mine was good until I got double damage

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Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 11th 2017, 10:17 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,846
Posted By Fossildog

Re: WC 2020

Cant see them moving the date and the host. Would be too much disruption.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 25th 2017, 8:44 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,192
Posted By Fossildog

Re: new speed limits

Imagine wasting your hard earned money here on speeding fines! Speed limits are more than enough without the buffer. I know a couple of people who view speeding fines as another monthly expense...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 27th 2017, 7:45 am
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By Fossildog

Re: End of Service Gratuity

Thanks for that
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 26th 2017, 5:42 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By Fossildog

End of Service Gratuity

Does anyone have a link to a site that shows the definitive way end of service gratuity should be calculated for both Unlimited and Limited contracts. Every site I go on seems to offer different ways...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 5th 2017, 9:53 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,976
Posted By Fossildog

Re: House prices innit

Excluding London and some small 'property hotspots' around the country, suitable housing is more a case of personal aspiration rather than affordability.
Forum: Middle East
Jun 9th 2017, 4:48 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By Fossildog

Re: Work visa criminal record

Once maybe, twice is unforgivable.
Forum: Middle East
May 24th 2017, 8:41 am
Replies: 83
Views: 4,954
Posted By Fossildog

Re: Manchester bomb thread

Kinder, gentler politics.
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2017, 5:21 am
Replies: 50
Views: 2,987
Posted By Fossildog

Re: Dubai / Middle East Sayings

'Shifting' when used to describe the act of moving house

Words with an unnecessary 's' on the end such as the signs in a mall here that direct you to 'Parkings'
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 4th 2017, 4:42 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,612
Posted By Fossildog

Re: dead!

Too many humorless, left wing, ivory tower living, holier than thou posters posting.
Apr 18th 2017, 9:56 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,746
Posted By Fossildog

Re: Teaching Advice

Am very surprised at that, I was under the impression 15 was standard for British schools up to 20+ for HoD, and another payscale altogether for the SLT. Certainly I know of offers of 15k+ for a...
Apr 18th 2017, 8:36 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,746
Posted By Fossildog

Re: Teaching Advice

Are you saying she is on less than 15k as a HOD? If so is it a well regarded British curriculum school?
Apr 18th 2017, 8:36 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,746
Posted By Fossildog

Re: Teaching Advice

Surprised to hear that, I don't know any good quality British curriculum schools out here paying less than 15k a month.
Apr 17th 2017, 5:47 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,746
Posted By Fossildog

Re: Teaching Advice

Sponsoring your partner will be handled by the school so will not require much effort on your part, it just means the school your partner works at dishes out less benefits as duplication of benefits...
Apr 17th 2017, 9:59 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,746
Posted By Fossildog

Re: Teaching Advice

Salary would depend on the school, for a teacher with no management points the range should be AED 15k to 20k a month for a British school out here with a good reputation. Add AED 1,500 a month for...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 14th 2017, 5:54 am
Replies: 181
Views: 9,061
Posted By Fossildog

Re: So we're leaving the EU including the Single Market

Your lack of self awareness is quite something.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 9th 2017, 9:17 am
Replies: 56
Views: 8,152
Posted By Fossildog

Re: Abu Dhabi apartments - Al Ain building, WTC, Wave Tower...

I wouldn't limit your selection based on being in the center of town. Come the summer months walking even short distances will be unbearable. I also find walking anywhere in Abu Dhabi difficult, due...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 6th 2017, 6:28 am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,167
Posted By Fossildog

Re: Flight Prices

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Forum: Middle East
Feb 28th 2017, 3:21 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,427
Posted By Fossildog

Re: Moving to Dubai

1750 will get you an Nissan Altima, Golf, Passat for a little extra. Dont settle for crappy used cars from the usual car lease places, usually filthy and stink of second hand cigarette smoke. There...
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