The Cardboard Box Story


Last week, Bob went out to find cardboard boxes to pack up the Art Dept for the move to Qatar. He found around thirty boxes for $14 JOD. He sent this information to Ibrahim. Ibrahim then emailed Bob telling him that before ATP bought the cardboard boxes, Bob had to go back to the supplier, photograph the boxes, email the photos …

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Go Fuck Yourself!


Bob had a meeting with Ibrahim a few days ago which did not go well. Bob has not been paid for three weeks. He confronted Ibrahim about this who had no excuse. As Bob lost his temper, Ibrahim threatened to fire him. Bob told him to go right ahead adding that he might like to …

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Shifting The Blame, ATP Style


Bob is upset today. Ibrahim tried to blame him for the fact the water tanks still haven't shipped. The tanks were ready for shipping nearly four weeks ago. But Tareq - an ATG employee - changed the previously agreed despatch arranger from the manufacturer to Dynamic International. At the time I said this was not …

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Battle Of The Construction Manager & Bob’s Unpaid Wages


While I got on with a provisional schedule in the absence of a Construction Manager, various things happened today. First, Ibrahim failed to pay Bob  his wages despite the fact Ibrahim had promised Bob they would be paid before the 10th May. This is the second time Bob's wages have been late. This morning Bob decided not to work …

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Fozan Salaheen & Talal’s Attitude Towards The UK Art Dept


So apparently there was a meeting last night about the Art Department ... to which the Art Department was not invited. But I heard through someone who was there that it was ugly. Apparently, Talal informed those present that none of us UK people know what we are doing (!) and we just waste money (Let me add …

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