Abdul’s Sister


Abdul's Sister was to start work today. As of this morning, she has pulled out. Why? because of ATG's contract. Here's what it allegedly included; Ten days unpaid holiday. One year contract. $20,000 fine if anyone complained about her work. Such as failure of a prop to be up to standard. $125,000 fine if she …

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Sian’s Contract


Yesterday, Sian told me that her contract with ATG states that if she quits without their consent she must pay them $100,000. She apparently asked them to remove it and they refused. They assured her that this clause was only to be used if she vanished without explanation and no advance warning. But it did not …

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Sign Or You Won’t Get Paid


An ATG employee's contract ran out last month. When she asked for her new contract to be changed because she'd noticed some rather unreasonable clauses in it, she was told to sign or she would not get her previous month's wages. Something else that was alleged today - I've been told if an ATG employee is so …

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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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The Contract


You know when ATG is up to something because they pay you on time. This week, my wages arrived on Wednesday and my per diems arrived on Thursday which, while a day late, occurred without their having to be reminded (my accounting software tells me they are an average of 12 days late when my Deal Memo …

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