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Sleepwalker



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:31 pm    Post subject: Age Limit in Qatar Reply with quote

Information urgently required.

What is the age limit in Qatar for a first job and is there a retirement age?

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millie18



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basically the same as the other GCC countries. Rarely are contracts given to people who will exceed 60 years of age before the expiry date of the contract. Rarely are contracts given to those more than 60 as often it requires special governmental permission and that's usually only granted if your skill set is unique and your employer can demonstrate that it is essential.
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thegoodprofessor



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:07 am    Post subject: the beginning of wisdom begins Reply with quote

They are missing on all the wisdom gathered through the years. those who are 60 are just beginning to kick a.
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Middle East Beast



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: the beginning of wisdom begins Reply with quote

thegoodprofessor wrote:
They are missing on all the wisdom gathered through the years. those who are 60 are just beginning to kick a.


Preach it, bro! Very Happy

MEB Cool
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lollaerd



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While other countries are upping their retirement age or banishing compulsory retirement altogether, Qatar is going backwards.

People live longer and remain healthier longer. A person of 55 is in better shape than a 35 year old 40 years ago.

A lot of current employment problems are caused by inexperienced people. Mentoring is one of the best ways to do this but you can only be a proficient mentor if you've got long years of experience. Ageism is the new discrimination in today's world. It's time Qatar and other Gulf countries wake up to the reality that older people work as well and often better than young people. They have more loyalty and more dedication. Qatar is really behind the times in this respect. It likes to think itself forward looking but in fact it is backward looking with regard to its retirement practices which are discriminatory, unjust and not cost-effective. Younger people want to be more mobile so they tend to stay at jobs for shorter periods. Older employees are more stable. By the way, Saudi is one place where people can actually teach up to age 70 (despite policy) or even more. The same goes for Oman. I know someone who is 75 and still working at SQU. Why is Qatar so behind the times????

http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/blog/morning-roundup/2011/08/calif-upping-public-employee-retirement.html


http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2644
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wilberforce



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree - Q is not keeping up with the trend to extend retirement age. As they say, people are living longer and healthier than ever before and you cannot replace experience with inexperience. It's ridiculous that they use age as a weapon to get rid of teachers and other employees. Where I currently work, there are teachers close to 70 and nobody cares about age - it's the expertise, professionalism and experience that counts. Not to mention that many younger teachers are only in teaching for the money, they are not vocational educators, they are money grubbing teachers. Not the kind of people to educate the youth in my book!!
Bad role models too for the teaching profession!!
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