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Oh and Wanda - notice I used the words "often" and "generally" in my first post. So its was not an absolute statement.

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I have been offered a job as follows.

37500 AED PM plus a car and medical insurance
There is no accomodation or schooling allowance

I have 2 Kids is this a good offer and enough to live on.

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Hi Ten-yards,
Have a quick scroll back through this thread.
The lack of a schooling allowance is going to hit you hard.
Coming from the UK you're used to a good level of schooling.
Do look for schools you'd like and judge if you can afford it after you see the packages.

PLEASE: we can't judge if the package is applicable if you don't tell us what the job is. Window Washer? ...
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Oh and Wanda - notice I used the words "often" and "generally" in my first post. So its was not an absolute statement.
''oh and there is no way you could put one of your kids in the maid's room'' is an absolute statement and misleading.
I know people who have put a kid in a maids room. I know one person who has let his teenage son move into the outside maid's room, he loves it as he has his own front door and privacy and can make as much noise as he likes (he even has his own kitchen).
My room when I was a kid was called a ''box room'' as it is the smallest bedroom in the house. It was smaller than many of the maids rooms in Dubai and didn't have an en-suite bathroom.

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Hi all,
I have been offered a job as follows.

37500 AED PM plus a car and medical insurance
There is no accomodation or schooling allowance

I have 2 Kids is this a good offer and enough to live on.
It is decent but at the same time I would think it is a bit tight (tight because you will not save a lot - isn't it why you are moving to Dubai?). Read through this thread and also the sticky thread entitled "Read before posting". It will give you a good idea as to the costs of livingin Dubai. If you have any specific question after that, post again
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Clearly English is not your strong suit - nothing misleading about my statement. I guess it is just a case of what importance you place on your children.

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Clearly English is not your strong suit - nothing misleading about my statement. I guess it is just a case of what importance you place on your children.
Plenty of people use the maids room as a bedroom here. Maybe they don't all earn as much as you and cannot afford a large enough villa, but that does not mean they place little importance on their children. Or do you measure love by square footage? Telling someone that they cannot use the maids room is misleading and English is very much my strong point.
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Quick Question - Add 1/3 to current salary package

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I would just like to know if the principle of adding 1/3 to your current salary to get a good indication if the salary in the UAE will be acceptable, do you add the 1/3 to your current gross salary or current net salary.

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Gross, + relocation costs + accommodation + school fees + medical insurance + flights home every year (for all the family).

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Thank you so much for the prompt response.

Can you read anything into the fact, that a company invited you for an on-site interview after the telephone interview?

If you currently do not have kids but maybe plan to in the future must the school fee benefits be stated in the contract now or will this benefit automatically come into play as soon as you have kids?
If they are prepared to spend money to bring you over and have an interview obviously they have more than a casual interest in your resume.

on the fees question - if the company has a written policy (ask to see the document) regarding childrens' fees, then just have wording in your contract that the fees would be as per company policy, if applicable. If there is no standard policy, or if you don't like the standard policy, then put in wording with the amount, and that it will be paid when applicable. Otherwise I wouldn't assume that there is anything "automatic" about it esp. if there is no company policy on this.

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HI Guys

I have been looking at a career as an Executive recruiter (head hunter) in Dubai, this is a completely new industry to me and would like to know what is the normal basic and commission in Dubai for this type of job. I will be starting as a junior and then training towards a senior recruiter level; I just want to know what I should negotiate for.

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