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Dubai 2019

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by mary821, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. norwichred

    norwichred Occasional commenter

    I have the same issue, having accepted a job in the ME.

    I currently work for a training provider and thus only need to give one month’s notice. However, my job is quite important so there have been discussions about me handing in my resignation so that they can advertise, and I can interview and train up my successor.

    However, I have no sign of a contract from my new employer. So at the moment I’m holding off but I have a feeling the time between now and August, when we fly out, will go much quicker than we think.

    It’s a balancing act.......
  2. Cashworth24

    Cashworth24 New commenter

    I'm keeping my cards quite close to my chest as a. I'm still waiting for contracts from my offer. B. I still have a few interviews and c. I wouldn't put it past HR to tell me I'm no longer needed from June and then be fleeced out of 2 months pay x
  3. fa12rah

    fa12rah New commenter

    Is that likely? I know in the UK if you've been offered a job and you sign the offer letter, then the job is yours.. I didn't get my actual contract for my current UK school until Dec - so a whole term into the new year.. Thinking I might just hand my resignation in and get it out of the way..
  4. Cashworth24

    Cashworth24 New commenter

    It's a school in Dubai. I've hardly heard from them since accepting, over 2 weeks ago. I have to give 3 month notice, so I don't want my current employer to see that as June and then not pay me July and Aug.
  5. markedout

    markedout Occasional commenter

    You should receive your internal contract from your school before arrival, but not necessarily before 31st May if you're planning to resign for the end of the summer term (for which you should be paid until 31 August). Your Ministry of Labour contract is the only one that carries any weight here and you won't have that until after you arrive, I believe.
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  6. Cashworth24

    Cashworth24 New commenter

    Thsts great, thanks for your help.
  7. mary821

    mary821 New commenter

    I havent handed my notice in but have informally let my work know that I will be going. I just worry that it all falls through and I’m left with nothing. I know schools need to replace us but I’m waiting till either my visa is approved or May 31st x
  8. february31st

    february31st Established commenter

    Never submit your resignation until you have received and signed your new school contract!

    Never accept a job until you have received your new contract with all the terms and conditions in writing even if this is a letter of intent it should include a contract for your information.

    Never accept a job over unilaterally, always put a clause in on the acceptance email that reads something like. "I accept your offer on a condition of a satisfactory final contract submitted for my final approval".
  9. rieanah

    rieanah New commenter

    both my husband and I have a job in Dubai - due to start in August. Really excited. I'm a Psychology teacher and he's business and economics
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  10. mary821

    mary821 New commenter

    It’ll be here so soon! I can’t wait. Where will you be flying out from?
  11. London020

    London020 New commenter

    Hi all, I will also be heading to Dubai - SRS Dubai (School of Research Science)

    It'll be nice to meet someone in the same boat!
    mary82 likes this.
  12. London020

    London020 New commenter

    Hi, are you teaching in Dubai?
  13. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    No. I am too old and ugly for Dubai.
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  14. Mr_Frosty

    Mr_Frosty Established commenter

    I couldn't or shouldn't comment on the ugly but you're definitely not too old and they are launching retirement visas I believe so you could trade your Bulgarian home for a place by the marina... ;)
  15. the hippo

    the hippo Lead commenter Community helper

    Really, Mr_Frosty? Well, perhaps the difference in the property prices is not as big as I had imagined.
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  16. Mr_Frosty

    Mr_Frosty Established commenter

    Prices have crashed my rent has dropped almost 35% in the last 3 years in Abu Dhabi and I've seen places in Dubai advertised for as little as 340,00AED. Though based on what I've read on a certain blog, I'm sure that amoutn would buy you a much nice place in Bulgaria.
  17. London020

    London020 New commenter

    Are you currently teaching in Dubai? I know sooo little about Dubai!
  18. Mr_Frosty

    Mr_Frosty Established commenter

    Currently teaching in Abu Dhabi - an hours drive away. I go up to Dubai socialising once a month or more as many of my friends live there.
  19. rieanah

    rieanah New commenter

    Hi, we'refrom the UK, live in Sheffield. Where are you flying from?
  20. rieanah

    rieanah New commenter

    I got my contract fairly quickly, withing 5 days and resigned as soon as I signed my contract.

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