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Old 08-28-2009, 07:40 PM
 
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Hello,

I've been offered a job in 5-star hotel in Dubai and I'm eager to have some more information about this place. Any information would be appreciated.

My wage would be 500 euros per month, and I have housing, food while on duty and transportation.

I'm an European girl. What I found out is that when you go there your employer take your passport, so you can't leave or change your job.

Any information would be highly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!
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Old 08-28-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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I would never under any circumstances let anyone take your passport. It is not legal in Dubai for an employer to retain or hold your passport.

I have seen several documentaries about employers in Dubai taking your passport then putting you in horrible housing and paying pennies a day with no chance of leaving or anywhere to go. It's a tragic situation.

I'd do more research and view some documentaries on youtube before you hand your life over.
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Old 08-29-2009, 12:09 AM
 
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Hello,

I've been offered a job in 5-star hotel in Dubai and I'm eager to have some more information about this place. Any information would be appreciated.

My wage would be 500 euros per month, and I have housing, food while on duty and transportation.

I'm an European girl. What I found out is that when you go there your employer take your passport, so you can't leave or change your job.

Any information would be highly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!
what uh would your job be? sounds like a sneaky way to get trapped in the sex industry, if i was you, id not go there unescorted. sounds very fishy

young european women disappear in places like this
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:59 AM
 
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Dubai in my opinion is good site and work it good for the rest of the Arab countries and I have friends there from NET
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:56 AM
 
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Unhappy Armani

It's a job in the first Armani hotel. It's located in Burj Tower and is due to be open very soon. Last night I read a lot of things on the Internet about Dubai and I'm not impressed at all
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Old 08-29-2009, 12:06 PM
 
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My wage would be 500 euros per month, and I have housing, food while on duty and transportation.
If your employer gives you all your meals seven days a week, fine. But Western style food can be expensive if you have to provide some of your own meals.

Is a salary of 500 euros a month worth going abroad for?

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I'm an European girl. What I found out is that when you go there your employer take your passport, so you can't leave or change your job.
No one really has to take your passport. As I understand it, Dubai law requires that you have a work contract in order to get a work visa. Your visa is linked to that specific employer. If you want to quit, I believe that there is a non-working period required before you can go on to the next job. And probably you have to get a work visa amended. The government has done this in order to impose stability in the work force, which has an enormous number of foreigners in it...so people don't hop from job to job treat it as a holiday.
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Old 08-29-2009, 12:16 PM
 
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def 500 euros a month not worth going abroad. It's the opportunity to work for Armani and to have international experience in a luxury hotel
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Old 08-29-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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So is not worth it, isn't it
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:57 PM
 
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So is not worth it, isn't it
Well, actually I think it might be...but I wonder if you may not have to live very carefully as far as money is concerned. And if your contract was for longer than two years, you might get very tired of that.

I agree, though, that having this experience would be good for your resume.

You haven't said what the job is, but if it was just a two-year contract, I'd probably go for it.
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:32 PM
 
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Well, actually I think it might be...but I wonder if you may not have to live very carefully as far as money is concerned. And if your contract was for longer than two years, you might get very tired of that.

I agree, though, that having this experience would be good for your resume.

You haven't said what the job is, but if it was just a two-year contract, I'd probably go for it.
It's administration work...shop attendant, front office, food and beverage etc. depends how well you pass your interview
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