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Who wants a job Surveying for up to 135K per year?????.......  

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Jitterboogie
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......Catch is you need to want to live in Doha, have an active security clearance, and take a huge pay cut along with the inconvenience of living in Doha and yeah......
I told the recruiter that they will have a hard time filling the requirements at that rate.

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Doha (Qatar) touts itself as being the "richest city in the world". You would think they would be offering $1.35m not a pittance like $135k.  😎 

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@flga-pls-2-2

But you're just a foreign contractor......not and actual citizen.   I learned more than I wanted to about the differences during my month in Kuwait there last year.

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@jitterboogie

In other words a "servant" who should be damn glad to be there?

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@flga-pls-2-2

Sort of..... hired help.....Although I did get a few open channels with people that normally would never even consider speaking with or to me.....  Amazing the power of having collected data that's pushing a multi year project can have over cultural and social differences.....  

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Williwaw
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I started out surveying as a teenager in that neck of the woods. Couldn't make it worth my while to go back if you paid me five times that.

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@williwaw

What about six times as much?  😉 

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@jitterboogie

Well, let me think about that. No. Not for all the tea in China.

I moved nearly to the arctic to get as far from that place as I could.

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Clearly I'm doing it wrong if 135K is a pay cut.

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Lee D
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There are a couple what - ifs for me. what if...

  • It was tax free money
  • Benefits were provided over and above the $135K
  • 100% of my travel and living expenses were covered
  • There was some form of per diem

$135K in the bank after a year of it would be pretty attractive. I still wouldn't go to Doha for that though. Maybe double that.

 

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jt1950
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@lee-d

I believe most of the accommodations, transportation & allowances are above wages for middle east contracts.

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