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    Thailand vs. Libya...

    ...does anyone have any experience there?

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    Re: Thailand vs. Libya...

    Will you be sending me your now customary january pm asking me the same things you asked me in jan 2009 and jan 2008, scorp?


    Go to daves esl.

    People there have time on their hands and will give you useful answers.

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    Re: Thailand vs. Libya...

    Live on a compound. Teach sons of sheiks. Waaay kool!

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    Re: Thailand vs. Libya...

    And I thought I was bad!

    You seriously thinking of going to Libya?

    What about Dubai? Sounds like this place would be more exciting.
    Last edited by traveler2; 21st December 2009 at 03:58.

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    Re: Thailand vs. Libya...

    Quote Originally Posted by ScorpioPower View Post
    ...does anyone have any experience there?


    Working for Bell by any chance? When I was at Bell I worked with a lad who had previously been in Libya. Nightlife? Forget it. Food? Shite.

    That said, he couldn't spend what he earned and he had 4 flights a year back to the UK paid for.

    If you're after a reasonable wedge with attentive students, you're probably best out of Thailand. If social life is important for you, you're best off where you are.
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    Re: Thailand vs. Libya...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrille View Post
    Will you be sending me your now customary january pm asking me the same things you asked me in jan 2009 and jan 2008, scorp?
    I've decided against it this, ur, 'next' year!


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    Re: Thailand vs. Libya...

    Quote Originally Posted by OllySol View Post
    If you're after a reasonable wedge with attentive students
    Out of morbid curiosity, what is a typical wage in Libya?
    more time for wastin'

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    Re: Thailand vs. Libya...

    Quote Originally Posted by Lotuslevi View Post
    Out of morbid curiosity, what is a typical wage in Libya?
    I think he was on about 1,400 a month. It's not that the wage was particularly great, more that the entertainment options were so limited!

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    Re: Thailand vs. Libya...

    Quote Originally Posted by OllySol View Post
    he couldn't spend what he earned
    I have that problem too.

    No freakin' shops in the jungle.
    This space for rent.

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    Re: Thailand vs. Libya...

    I've considered Libya over the years, but the money on offer in ads I've seen has never been enough to put up with the deprivations.

    In many of these jobs you're in the middle of nowhere, food is included, but on a metal tray in a canteen, sometimes you're even given a uniform.

    If you're on the coast and you have a hobby like para-sailing then you might just stay sane.

    I just don't really want to do a job that is basically a 'sentence' for less than 4,000 GBP a month. Most jobs seem to offer about half that at best.

    Life's too short.

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    Re: Thailand vs. Libya...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrille View Post
    I've considered Libya over the years, but the money on offer in ads I've seen has never been enough to put up with the deprivations.

    In many of these jobs you're in the middle of nowhere, food is included, but on a metal tray in a canteen, sometimes you're even given a uniform.

    If you're on the coast and you have a hobby like para-sailing then you might just stay sane.

    I just don't really want to do a job that is basically a 'sentence' for less than 4,000 GBP a month. Most jobs seem to offer about half that at best.

    Life's too short.
    I'm on less than half of that, but I've never had so much dough in the bank. One of the perks of working in a Muslim country is undoubtedly the money you will inevitably save. Fortunately, there is quite a bit to do where I am, but the chap in question couldn't say the same about Libya.

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    Re: Thailand vs. Libya...

    Quote Originally Posted by ScorpioPower View Post
    ...does anyone have any experience there?

    Some oil and gas jobs are up and coming there...I might be on them but I doubt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrille View Post
    I just don't really want to do a job that is basically a 'sentence' for less than 4,000 GBP a month. Most jobs seem to offer about half that at best.
    Where did you see jobs for there advertised Cyrille?

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    I'm really just talking about jobs that periodically crop up, either as adverts or in discussions, on daves esl.

    It's the most common way to get hired in the ME these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrille View Post
    In many of these jobs you're in the middle of nowhere, food is included, but on a metal tray in a canteen, sometimes you're even given a uniform.
    i think that's actually called 'prison'.

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