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EK how much $$ are you saving while working there?

Old 15th Oct 2010, 13:41
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Hi Guys

The basic pay is currently AED 24,110.

You are given a cheque for the furniture allowance. There is nothing preventing you from using the allowance to ship your own stuff over.

Been here about 9 months, and managing to save a wee bit, even with kids and their expenses. That said I drink beer and wine at home, and usually cook my own meals. If you eat and drink out lots, well, you won't save much.

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Old 15th Oct 2010, 13:54
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The amount paid for dewa (dubai electricity and water authority) may or may not cover the costs depending on where you live. If at DSO with a large backyard it wont cut it. If in a place with small/no backyard its fine. From HR, average throughout EK accom was AED19700 per year, average throughout DSO was Aed35000 (these figures were at time of EK breaking the contract wrt dewa charges). The reason being that most EK accom has no garden, is in a highrise apartment or if it did have a garden the water for it was covered under the lease. Remember of course before the company made $US1billion profit last year all dewa was covered in your contract.
The FO basic is Aed24100. And it is the reason we all received a 6% pay rise this year, but no increment rise. The FO basic rate was raised to match that of EY, it amounted to a 6% increase, so thats what we all got. The increment rise was stopped to make sure we didn't get a 9% increase. So if you can join by the end of Mar 2011 you will be on the same pay as someone who joined the beginning of April 2008.

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Old 15th Oct 2010, 14:42
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Wife & 2 Kids

Cool thread gents!

Anyone here with wife and two kids in school on F/O salary? Would be very interesting to have some input with regards to the costs of a 15yr old and a 7yr old. Is the schooling allowance enough and if not how much do you have to pay in?
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Old 19th Oct 2010, 00:46
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Hi Guys

Very useful thread. Considering my options and uncertain on the work/life balance. Can someone post or PM me an FO roster. Also, does the flight allowance based on duty or stick time and what are the staff travel T&Cs.

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