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Old 20th November 2012, 01:26 PM
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That would totally depend on your performance at work, however it is a very expensive city. Rents are really high.

So I wouldn't rule out the possibility to finish the year in red.

I am on a search for a place to rent right now, you cant imagine how unprofessional most agents are. You cant even reach them by phone or arrange a viewing etc. So it will be a quite different environment for you. Your experience in UK might not really mean much in the end.

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I just want to know if I do come and work like a professional (the way I'm used to), is there any chance by the end of my first year I will make a loss financially?
I think most people that come here, see the benchmark in their respective industries and think "Woah, I'm going to make a proper killing here". Not saying it can't be done but you can't change the nature of the beast either and most people "struggle" in their first year here while trying.

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You're also not considering that the person/company that you're working for is crooked and will do everything they can to minimise how much they have to pay you, and delay the payments as much as possible.

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I think most people that come here, see the benchmark in their respective industries and think "Woah, I'm going to make a proper killing here". Not saying it can't be done but you can't change the nature of the beast either and most people "struggle" in their first year here while trying.
^This. I came here with a promise of 25k aed pm package but had to settle for 18k, its pretty crap and I know Iím worth more but no GCC experience meant way less money for me, oh well, thems the breaks

Your biggest expense will be rent. Depending on where you live you can be looking at something like 8-10k usd per quarter

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Old 20th November 2012, 02:27 PM
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I appreciate all the advice from all of you.
I just want to know if I do come and work like a professional (the way I'm used to), is there any chance by the end of my first year I will make a loss financially?
As long as I'm making enough to cover my costs and a little extra for the occasional night out, I would like to give it a go as I would like a bit of a change from the UK for a couple of years.
I will always have the security to go back to the UK if I'm not enjoying it.
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Yes there is a chance you will make a loss and it could be a complete disaster, there is also a chance you make a good living and have a fantastic time. My personal opinion - if you have some funds behind you and you can go home if needed then go for it! Life is for living
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I am considering this move to Dubai.

If I come and it all goes horribly wrong and I want to fly back to the UK without letting my employer know, will I be stopped at the airport by immigration as I will be on a work visa.

I've heard stories that I could potentially get stuck out there.

I don't want to take a risk like that.

Any advice would help. Thank you.

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Old 22nd November 2012, 07:33 AM
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Why, what do you think is going to happen that you need to leave without telling your employer? Just don't run up any debts (car loan/credit cards etc) and try to leave without paying them off.
We are quite free to come and go as we please.
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As I'm going to be on a commission only basis, there's no guarantee that I'm going to earn any money. If I haven't earnt anything or enough after a 2-3 months, it will be pointless to carry on as I'm going to be spending my own money to live there.
I have a probation period of 3 months and a notice period of 1 month so that's atleast 4 months I have to stay there.
I just want to know if I do decide to leave without telling my employer, will the airport try to contact my employer that I'm leaving?

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Old 22nd November 2012, 12:47 PM
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I would think the people who work at the airport would have better things to do than trying to catch you for your employer.

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A notice period of one month on a commission only job?

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