The Aftermath … So Far


This is where we or at... Last night, Andrew and Chris accompanied Dominic Smithers to the airport via dinner at a restaurant. Chris was supposed to let me know where they were going, but either he forgot or he had already told me but I had not heard him. Either way, I didn't go and neither did Ray or Terry …

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Unpaid Wages & Strike Action


Ever since I got here, ATG has intentionally paid wages late (if at all) as some sort of passive-aggressive "don't forget who's boss" tactic. This has resulted in almost weekly arguments with them that eventually leads to Ibrahim shouting at his staff and telling them to get us paid "immediately". If we don't remind them, they do nothing. …

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Madness Is A Place Called ATG


Each Friday I would like to summarise the week's macabre events (there are no other kind of weeks here) in a few posts but often it feels like too many things have happened. Last week was no exception. Bizarre - and sometimes sickening - events included; Confirmation we were relocating to Qatar after Talal was caught by …

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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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