I cant believe it myself but somehow I managed to loose my debit card. I remember having it at the pub and I think getting into the taxi but after that its all a blur thanks to the power of beer. Thats it I have to really cut down on what im drinking. So incredibly hacked off as its my last weekend here as well and outside thesun is shining and its burnch day today. That means you spend 140 dhs (about 30 quid ) and you eat and drink as much as you like for 6 hours.
At the moment the scenario is that ill be flying back on monday or tuesday depending on if i have a meeting on sunday or monday to see if theres other work in the future.
Not a happy chappy as you might imagine.
Just had the phone call to say that its all over for now at least. Well for now at least I write as thats what Ive been told and trying to hold onto a little of optimism. Thankfully Ive been assured that at least I go home with some pay
Continue reading “And there we have it”
Well still no real update. There is a meeting going on at the time of writing this and aparntly there is a bit of negotiating going on. First expenses aren’t covered from this point but I was amazed I got that bit to start with. My daily rate will be going up but now theres some hoo haa about where they wanted me based and that it could mean me contributing to it from whats been overheard so far. If thats the case then I wave bye bye to Dubai. Did just hear that tickets would be sorted out come what may as it wont be valid should the need arise to come back early…..
Continue reading “Update”
Can you guess where I am at the moment, thats right in the hotel room yet again waiting to see what’s going on. As I said in yesterdays blog, getting what should be implemented done is now impossible. Well technically its not but its going to mean a lot of hours and hours means money at time and a half. Seeing as cutbacks are being made thats night likely to happen.
Across the hall from me a meeting is going on with best ear wigging going on to find out anything. An hour later the meetings ended and still no wiser as to whats going on, My deadline is fast approaching today of 4pm to start looking at ways to get home. Over-reaction? Possibly but the money situation is tight (damn my stupid optimism yet again thinking this was going to be easy)
DC is back as well so thats the end of my net surfing and as much as the Emirates mall is big, after a few days of walking and eating there a change is needed. Might go and see what the pool is like, chill out in the sauna if I can find the thing. If the phone rings so be it, hoops are not being jumped through for anyone. Stressed.
Slight update (those of you on RSS how does that work if you update an old post?) Well there should be some resolution today and I put the chip in that work isnt going to happen without payment up front. Half a week has been lost so far which kills all my plans of getting rich, paying off debts and heading towards my bday in a much better position than I am now.
Word is that im moving from here to a serviced apartment on Sheik, pronounced She Yuk fyi, which is just across the road from the site. Good and bad, better and cheaper bars but being used to where I am now , not much to do out of work in that area. Its also on Dubais busiest road to boot.
Mid day here so time for some food and find an elusive wireless hotspot thats free. One thing for sure in Dubai is that nothing is free!
What an ace lie in this morning, caught up on some episodes of lost last night much later sensible bed times are supposed to be (again). The sun is shining, its a lovely 22 degrees here however this adds to the frustration of needing to get paid to go out and be able to do stuff. Cant really spend much at the moment because, if it comes down to it, money is needed for a flight home, thats the worst case scenario.
Continue reading “Monday – Still not at work.”
Even thought its very odd to start work on a sunday when you know back home you are either sleeping or knowing the fact that sunday is a day off I actually prefer the system they have over there. Just makes things easier to do and one of the things id like to take back with me. The most common complaint that back home is never being able to get things done in the working week, so by changing that to something different, who knows what might happen moving forward…….
Continue reading “Sunday shocker!”
honestly.. i will post an update but its a long one and seeing as the net out here is a touch lame to say the least.
All I have to say is everthing is BIG…very…BIG