10JOD Per Diems


Acting on behalf of Talal, Fozan just this minute ushered Abdul into the quiet of the boardroom and tried to persuade Abdul to accept JOD$10 per day per diems when he goes to Doha. I had already calculated that the minimum required is $65 per day, and Abdul's salary is much lower than the international crew's. At that …

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To Doha Or Not To Doha – Part 3


Yesterday, Abdul got a called from Majid, telling him that ATP needed his passport and that he was going to Doha. He wasn't asked. He was just told. Abdul wasn't very happy about that. Fozan has also been told he is going. Yesterday, he sat in a secret meeting with Talal and Ibrahim. I know because I …

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Natasha


Natasha is a make-up artist who was working on Malik. Two weeks ago she was told she is no longer needed. She is still getting wages but no per diems and, despite numerous requests to Production for a flight home, she has received no answer. She is stuck here without any per diems, essentially being …

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Water Tank Farce


So the tanks finally shipped last Sunday (despite ATP's knowing we all have to go to Doha now) -- nearly three months after I first asked for them (thanks, Ibrahim). And over a month after they were ready for shipping (thanks, Tareq). Of course the funny part is now they need to go to Doha but …

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To Doha Or Not To Doha – Part 2


I went down to breakfast today and bumped into Dominic Smithers, Ray, Terry and Andy. They told me that Simon and Chris had been in the lobby last night and Simon said that Talal had called him and told him we are definitely relocating to Doha. And that we are doing so ASAP. I had …

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