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Forum: Middle East
Mar 25th 2012, 1:43 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 12,835
Posted By klaus3974

Re: I miss my Dubai salary badly

We lived and worked in the UK, the US, France, and Italy before going to Dubai (and since then in Africa and South America but with base in Europe). I think she hated Dubai because she could not get...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 25th 2012, 9:18 am
Replies: 49
Views: 12,835
Posted By klaus3974

Re: I miss my Dubai salary badly

Good to know that some things and people have not changed in BE...
Life is good commander. I have a young family, good health and many good job opportunities (but not at "home"). I just was trying...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 25th 2012, 8:53 am
Replies: 49
Views: 12,835
Posted By klaus3974

Re: I miss my Dubai salary badly

Thanks. Yes we bought the house in cash but we had to borrow a small amount just to pay for the reforms, so we have not lived comfortable. Happy? Are you American?? Happiness is always a straggle,...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 24th 2012, 4:13 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 12,835
Posted By klaus3974

Re: I miss my Dubai salary badly

I apologize if I came as arrogant. The problem is how to control people expectations. We did not buy a penthouse in London. The house cost us less than GBP 120K. Gosh we saved every single dhs when...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 24th 2012, 1:48 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 12,835
Posted By klaus3974

Re: I miss my Dubai salary badly

We had no maid or gardener, that is why we were able to save. And I really do not give a **** if people liked me or not. Most of you have no idea how hard is to make a decent living in the Old...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 23rd 2012, 6:28 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 12,835
Posted By klaus3974

I miss my Dubai salary badly

Hi there,

I have not posted here in more than a year. I arrived in Dubai May 2009 and I stayed there until June 2011. My wife could not get a job and hated the place. I hated my job. We saved...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 29th 2010, 4:10 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,515
Posted By klaus3974

Re: what have you won?

A Trip to Rio de Janeiro for two people and a giant Eastern chocolate egg.

Nothing in Dubai so far...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 27th 2010, 4:10 am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,670
Posted By klaus3974

Re: Terror threats in UAE

Everything is a potential threat in this country... so I think the keep an eye on everything and everyone...

http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/mobile/07/26/uae.blackberry.review/index.html?hpt=T2
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 13th 2010, 4:45 am
Replies: 21
Views: 7,966
Posted By klaus3974

Re: Unmarried and pregnant

One of our employees (Filipino also) got pregnant and she was told by human resources "get married or leave the country by next week". She did not get the "or" thing because she got married "and"...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 9th 2010, 6:13 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By klaus3974

Re: Landlord Woes

If you cannot contact him... how would you return the keys?
My landlord did not want to return us the deposit for an apartment in the Palm so I told him that I was not returning him any of the...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 7th 2010, 8:11 am
Replies: 3
Views: 3,534
Posted By klaus3974

Re: Expat Salary in KL

Thanks. I just ordered it online. They have a 50% off on all titles during the summer. I guess business is slow during this time of the year. I am still trying to figure out the appropriate salary...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 7th 2010, 6:25 am
Replies: 3
Views: 3,534
Posted By klaus3974

Expat Salary in KL

Hi all,

We currently live in Dubai. I have been approached by the Malaysian government for a senior position. I tried to get an idea of living cost in KL using google but I am still a little bit...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 2nd 2010, 8:48 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By klaus3974

Re: Music not allowed in Islam?

According to Islam, anything that interferes with your dialogue with God is not good.... but they also recognize that humans are human and therefore it is not strictly forbidden.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 2nd 2010, 8:44 am
Replies: 47
Views: 4,612
Posted By klaus3974

Re: Top 5 places to visit before you die

Great cities/places I have been and would like to come back any time:

1) Buenos Aires
2) Cape Town
3) Paris
4) Rome
5) Istanbul
6) Tokyo
7) San Francisco
8) NYC
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 1st 2010, 1:22 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By klaus3974

Re: Need a recommendation

Came back from vacations in Istanbul three days ago and have been there a few times. Amazing city. I second what was said here, stay in Taksim as Sultanamet is not very nice in the evenings.

But...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 28th 2010, 6:06 am
Replies: 61
Views: 3,262
Posted By klaus3974

Re: Predictions for Sunday

I got half my prediction right (the important half).

Messi will finally score in the next game and will send Germans home. I predict another 3-1 for Argentina.

The second England goal...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 27th 2010, 6:51 am
Replies: 61
Views: 3,262
Posted By klaus3974

Re: Predictions for Sunday

Today's game? Argentina 3-1.

Ah you mean England? 1-0 for England and then they are send out by Argentina 2-0.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 20th 2010, 1:40 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By klaus3974

Re: News from the England camp

:rofl:
Hahahahaha
:rofl:

Sorry, I needed something like this after a whole day of unproductive meetings.
Forum: Middle East
Jun 16th 2010, 12:42 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,921
Posted By klaus3974

Re: Young moving to Dubai

14K per month for someone with the senior title in the job description?? how much the juniors get?

I think is doable but not worthwhile.
Forum: Middle East
May 2nd 2010, 8:52 am
Replies: 50
Views: 5,078
Posted By klaus3974

Re: another boring old salary package thread...

I second everyone here. Do not be fooled by the tax free salary. Life is very expensive here, specially if you already had a good standard of living back home. Rents and schools are a killer so do...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 27th 2010, 9:37 am
Replies: 42
Views: 4,364
Posted By klaus3974

Re: Renting in Dubai

I was guaranteed a minimum bonus payment per year and just got zero for the last two years. So do not take anything here very seriously.
Good luck with the job.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 19th 2010, 8:51 am
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 19th 2010, 4:03 am
Replies: 30
Views: 278,731
Posted By klaus3974

Re: The BBC's Top 100 books - the 'must read' list

How come Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Book: My Vision - Challenges In The Race For Excellence, is not included????

Again the British media attacking Dubai !!!
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 15th 2010, 11:22 am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,650
Posted By klaus3974

Re: How should you vote in the General Election?

Labour Party: 57%
Green Party: 48%
Conservative Party: 45%
Liberal Democrats:44%
UK Independence Party:36%
British National Party: 28%
Forum: Middle East
Apr 7th 2010, 8:38 am
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By klaus3974

Re: Coming back for more?

If you need time to look for that Villa... my family and I will be away from June/July to end of January and we are looking to rent our fully furnished 3 bedroom apartment in Palm Jumeirah, Beach...
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