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Old 22nd August 2013, 05:36 AM
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Hi everyone,

I am currently looking at offers for a restaurant manager position with a high profile group.

Any idea of the type of realistic offers I should expect?

Thanks,
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i think you've already asked this in the salaries thread.
That's where most of these questions go, and get answered (if we can - we dont always know the answer...)

so, what does 'high profile' mean?

high profile, because they have more restaurants than anyone else in the world? (McDonalds etc)

or

high profile because it is the best restaurant in the world? (3 Michelin stars etc)

i would imagine that the assistant managers of these two high profile options are paid rather differently..

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If you're currently looking at the offers, then you should have an idea of the offers you should expect, because you're currently looking at them.

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i think you've already asked this in the salaries thread.
That's where most of these questions go, and get answered (if we can - we dont always know the answer...)

so, what does 'high profile' mean?

high profile, because they have more restaurants than anyone else in the world? (McDonalds etc)

or

high profile because it is the best restaurant in the world? (3 Michelin stars etc)

i would imagine that the assistant managers of these two high profile options are paid rather differently..
True. Sorry for the confusion. 3 Michelin stars.
Thanks again

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True. Sorry for the confusion. 3 Michelin stars
Thanks again

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FCJB1970, Thank you for the feedback. No, I don't have family in Dubai. The Ex is for Expat and the Arab is for being an expat in an Arab country :-). Yes, the goal is to save $$$ and I was just running a hypothetical set of numbers. Since my post, I have come across other posts on the forum from folks from the UK with similar background to me (less experienced though) who have made the move and their base was the same as in the UK and have roughly 40%-50% of base as rent so that gives me hope.

I guess I will cross that bridge when I get there.
If your goal is to save than you should put together some realistic numbers as to what makes it worthwhile. Do you need to save AED 5K pm or 15K pm. You have to factor in that you no longer get any 401K matching funds, and keep in mind that if something bad happens (you get laid off) you will not receive unemployment.

Figure out a realistic budget (not some dream budget that minimizes every expense and does not include the big ticket items and holidays that you will want). From there come up with a salary requirement. Then if the offer is less than that don't convince yourself that it will still be OK.

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True. Sorry for the confusion. 3 Michelin stars
Thanks again
I haven't seen a lot of info on restaurant manager jobs here so probably that's why you haven't got any responses. However I remember seeing someone posting a link or the name of a website with hospitality/catering/restaurant etc jobs (if you use the search function you should be able to find it), maybe you'll find more information that is specific to your industry there?

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Hi,

I got an offer from one of the MNC for Dubai.

They offered me AED 20,000/ month.
i will be relocating there alone 1st, then my wife and 3 months old kid may be after 3 to 4 months of time.

I just wanted to know, is it a good salary for a HR person who is having 6years of experience? how much will be my living cost and how much i can save?

Employer is not providing accommodation. but they are covering medical insurance separately.

Is it a good offer?

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Your biggest issue is the the cost of day care (and eventually schooling). How long are you planning to stay, and does your wife intend to work and use day care?

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Your biggest issue is the the cost of day care (and eventually schooling). How long are you planning to stay, and does your wife intend to work and use day care?
Baby is just 2 months old and there is no plan of staying more than 3years.

Wife will not work and she will take care of the baby. so no need of day care.

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Hi there I am new to this site and hopefully I can post a lot more in future.

I have received an offer to work as a junior manager in Dubai (analyst in transportation industry), however I feel that the offer is not really fair based on my calculations, perhaps someone here can shed some light on that here.

Firstly I'm a young bachelor, I will be living alone, I dont smoke and probably also wont drink. Also I don't expect to buy a car because I'll be looking for a place in Business Bay near the metro and working near the DIFC. I would like to be able to enjoy myself, live comfortably and also be able to save some money.

The offer (all p/a):

Base Salary 89,000 AED
Housing 36,000 AED
Transport 5,000 AED

Total 130,000 AED

so thats less than 11,000 AED p/m

Health insurance and move package covered by the company.

From what I've calculated

Housing/Apartment (business bay area) 1bed - 65,000 AED
Electricity, water, utilities etc - 18,000 AED
Internet,TV, Phone (land line) - 6,000 AED
Transport - 4,000 AED
Food - ??? (any ideas, I like fish, meat and fruit)
Social activites (cinema, sports, fishing, mtb) - ???

to me the offer seems a bit low also im not sure about food and the values I have chosen, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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