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At first the salary is AED2800 and then after 3 months you become freelance but they take a 50% cut of what you earn. Just sounds like a rip-off to me.
I am moving out to Dubai soon and I made my decision based on the increased opportunities for career progression. I work in construction, hence the array of projects also helped and when I heard that my salary would double and I wouldn't even have to share it with the taxman, that more or less sealed the deal!!

My point is that, this salary is extremely low and when you started thinking about a possible move, you must have had at least a few reasons that governed that decision and hence, you need to assess this offer against those criteria that you set when you first started looking for a job. If the offer fails against your own criteria, I would say walk away as it seems FF are out to take advantage of you. I'm not sure where you are from but ultimately, when you move jobs, especially if you have to jump on a plane to do it and move away from friends and family, it should be because there are greater opportunites and maybe a better salary, better working conditions, etc.
Please do not let yourseld be dazzled by bright lights and make a decision which will leave you struggling to make ends meet and having to hand over such a large percentage of you income to your employer. Even the UK taxman is not that greedy!!!

I would advice doing a little bit more research and being a little bit more patient and hopefully you will be rewarded with a much better package.

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What should be the minimum one ask for? AED 5000 per month or something?

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Most companies that send their employees out to work overseas offer them accommodation, allowances etc. It doesn't seem as if FF is doing that and with the amount they are offering you - forget it!

You can't live with that pay in Dubai. It's absurd!

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5000 plus commissions plus provided accommodation would be an absolute minimum but tragically the best-paying job for PTs in the UAE.

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Hi Mikey
I have been offered the same. What did you decide to do?

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That indeed is a ripoff, but at the end of the day, if you only make aed 300 at home, then it's worth it. The question is, where can you find a dump to live in that allows you to save enough?

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That indeed is a ripoff, but at the end of the day, if you only make aed 300 at home, then it's worth it. The question is, where can you find a dump to live in that allows you to save enough?
I think the point that we are all trying to make is that with the kind of money you've been offered, you are most likely to find yourself struggling to make ends meet!! Whilst I appreciate that 300AED might be a lot of money in your country, in Dubai it is peanuts! You need to consider the cost of living in Dubai because that is where you will be living. It doesn't matter that you could live comfortably on the salary that you have been offered in your home country; in Dubai, this salary is not enough!

In regards to that 'dump to live', I think you'll find that you are likely to find a needle in a haystack a lot quicker, especially on such a low budget! Think about it! What is the point of moving to another country if your standard of living will go down, you'll struggle to meet your living costs and won't have anything left over to save! On top of that, you will be away from your family and friends! I think based on that, you will have a lot more to lose than you stand to gain by accepting this offer. I would say look for another offer and don't sell yourself short. There are plenty of employers out there who will be more than happy to advantage of your gullibility!

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I am moving out to Dubai soon and I made my decision based on the increased opportunities for career progression. I work in construction, hence the array of projects also helped and when I heard that my salary would double and I wouldn't even have to share it with the taxman, that more or less sealed the deal!!

My point is that, this salary is extremely low and when you started thinking about a possible move, you must have had at least a few reasons that governed that decision and hence, you need to assess this offer against those criteria that you set when you first started looking for a job. If the offer fails against your own criteria, I would say walk away as it seems FF are out to take advantage of you. I'm not sure where you are from but ultimately, when you move jobs, especially if you have to jump on a plane to do it and move away from friends and family, it should be because there are greater opportunites and maybe a better salary, better working conditions, etc.
Please do not let yourseld be dazzled by bright lights and make a decision which will leave you struggling to make ends meet and having to hand over such a large percentage of you income to your employer. Even the UK taxman is not that greedy!!!

I would advice doing a little bit more research and being a little bit more patient
and hopefully you will be rewarded with a much better package.

Best of luck
hi! i got an offer as well to work in ff as a membership consultant . it's 3500AED including rent allowance. i've made several research about dubai's cost of living and hell... it's skyrocket!! the house, the food and the transportation. my fellow peers in dubai tells me that the offer i signed up here in manila might change once i stepped in to dubai. is this for real? they say they might cut the offer in half even if you have signed up the job offer.Please help.

Cyprea from Manila

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hi! i got an offer as well to work in ff as a membership consultant . it's 3500AED including rent allowance. i've made several research about dubai's cost of living and hell... it's skyrocket!! the house, the food and the transportation. my fellow peers in dubai tells me that the offer i signed up here in manila might change once i stepped in to dubai. is this for real? they say they might cut the offer in half even if you have signed up the job offer.Please help.

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rent allowance included in the 3.5k salary? if it is and you need to look for your own accommodation, not might be worth it coming here.. better stay in Manila unless you have other reasons for working here..

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i am working for fitness first in Burjuman. The first few months are a struggle at only 2800 basic salary but you start earning 50% commission from day 1. So really its down to how hard you want to work for your money! I will be making about 6000aed for my first month which is not bad as ive only been with the company a few weeks. Top earners are making in excess of 25000aed a month!! Will take a few months before i get to that stage but its possible. I refused to accept their accom and am forking out a whopping 6000dhs a month for my flat but i think you just have to weigh up what's important to u. I didnt come over to work like a dog and live like one too. Working i can deal with but i need to be able to come home to a nice clean environment where i can shut out the world if i want!! Might be an idea to come over with a few thousand to help you through the first few months unless you're happy to share a bedroom and accept their accom.....

I would advise against working for any hotel as a PT as most of you know what happened on my arrival to the UAE. They exploit their staff and offer a basic wage of 2500 with NO commission. FitnessFirst are the best way to go right now, the money is there to be made, you just have to work for it!

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