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desertdawg



Joined: 14 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:01 am    Post subject: Job Offer Libya Reply with quote

Been offered a six and four rotation and 2K sterling a month in Libya.

Seems a good rotation money not brilliant. With all the trouble in Algeria it makes me think even more. They will not budge on salary.

Any thoughts?

What is the process for getting a visa nowadays? Is it easier than the old days?
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scot47



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

two thousand pounds a month ? Are they mad ? No - the teachers signing up are.
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bythesea



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The money is not good but I guess that depends on your level of desperation! The rotation seems good at 6/4.

However the security question is valid considering what just happened in Algeria. Didn't they cross over from Libya into Algeria? I wonder what people on the ground have to say.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lousy salary - and to make it worse if you are UK-based, and spend more than 90 days in the Tax Year in the UK, HMRC will hit you for income tax !
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bythesea



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point!
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bulgogiboy



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Job Offer Libya Reply with quote

desertdawg wrote:
Been offered a six and four rotation and 2K sterling a month in Libya.

Seems a good rotation money not brilliant. With all the trouble in Algeria it makes me think even more. They will not budge on salary.

Any thoughts?

What is the process for getting a visa nowadays? Is it easier than the old days?


You can be sure if they're offering that kind of paltry salary, that they will most likely not take your personal security very seriously. Expect an unarmed teenage/geriatric security guard who sleeps in a portacabin all day. Also, 6 weeks of working every single day, out in the desert, with probably minimal facilities? For the princely sum of 2000 pounds? Anyone who takes that offer clearly doesn't value their mental health much (or has already lost it!).

Insulting job offers: When we stop taking 'em, they'll stop making 'em.
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jellybean1



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anybody taken up this offer? Anybody working there now?
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scot47



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend (??) in Libya is inciting me to recruit EFL teachers to go and work with him. Not sure about this one !
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jellybean1



Joined: 25 Nov 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends where the gas field/oil plant is I suppose?

For this particular rotation job 6 and 4 sounds very good, only ever seen a 10 and 4 or 6 and 3 before myself.

Is your friend on this contract now or will it start soon?
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CANDLES



Joined: 01 Nov 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:30 pm    Post subject: Libya.... Reply with quote

I've noticed that everyone seems to be amused by the salary on offer (2k pm) in the oil/gas building, but what about the schools/colleges where they are offering just 1100-1300pm. Should it not be more?
Just wondered..
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scot47



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:33 pm    Post subject: Ras Lanuf Reply with quote

Who can expand on this information ?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ra%27s_Lanuf
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dragonpiwo



Joined: 04 Mar 2013
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:20 pm    Post subject: I can Reply with quote

Ras Lanuff is the home of Harooj Oil. I was there a few weeks ago. It is a port on the coast with no nearby villages, let alone towns. There's a refinery and a bunch of tanks. Accommodation is ok. Anything over 6 weeks is too long as it really is in the middle of nowhere. Nothing to do...nowhere to go.
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Sirens of Cyprus



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So did you quit after one rotation?
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scot47



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Nothing to do" is a starnge comment. I heard it sometimes from teachers in KSA. There are always things to do - wherever you are.
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dragonpiwo



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:29 am    Post subject: No, I didn't quit. Reply with quote

Nope. Been at another nearby oil company since 2004 on a 6 and 3 rotation...on double that salary.
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