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Working with a Polish Passport or a British passport in Abu Dhabi?



looking4advice    
9 Dec 2014  #1

Good afternoon,

I really need some help, please! I have moved to Abu Dhabi on my own and I'm really hoping my boyfriend will move out here but what I need to know is it better for him to have a British passport or is it the same if he just has a Polish one? I have been told mixed messages that if you have a British passport he will receive better pay? He can get a British passport but as you probably know it can take a long time. I would really appreciate any advice.

Thank you so much. :)


Levi_BR 6 | 224    
9 Dec 2014  #2

I have been told mixed messages that if you have a British passport he will receive better pay?

That is true. I live in a city close to Abu Dhabi, and in this part of the world works like that:

There are 3 ties of wage for the same position, according to your passport:

1st Tier, Best wages: If you are American, Canadian, Japanese, Australian, Western European or Emirati.
2nd Tier: Middle Wages: If you are Eastern European, Russian, Latin American or Korean
3rd Tier: Lower Wages: If you are African or South-Asian

The difference between the tiers can be as high as 50%.
OP looking4advice    
10 Dec 2014  #3

Hi Levi,

Thank you so much for your answer. If you have a Polish Passport do you receive a different wage to that if you have a British passport since Poland is in the EU?

Would really appreciate your answer.

Thanks again.

B

Sorry, been stupid there, Poland is obviously Eastern Europe, so there is a difference?
Monitor 14 | 1,831    
10 Dec 2014  #4

If you have a Polish Passport do you receive a different wage to that if you have a British passport since Poland is in the EU?

If South Korea belongs to the 2nd group, then I don't think that Poland belongs to the 1st just because it's part of some international organization.
OP looking4advice    
10 Dec 2014  #5

Yes, I suppose. Are you Polish? Has anyone actually had experience of this first hand? Thank you.
Levi_BR 6 | 224    
10 Dec 2014  #6

Thank you so much for your answer. If you have a Polish Passport do you receive a different wage to that if you have a British passport since Poland is in the EU?

Poland is at the second tier, together with the other eastern european countries, koreans and latin americans.

British are at the first tier, so yes, British nationals receive bigger salaries. BUT if you just have the passport, but studied and lived all your life in another country, maybe they put you at the second tier. On the other hand, if you are a Pole, but had all your education in Great Britain in a good university, then maybe your employer give you british salary.

Yes, I suppose. Are you Polish? Has anyone actually had experience of this first hand? Thank you.

I am not Pole, but there are plenty of them here. Actually even the salaries of the 2nd tier usually are WAY higher than any salary in Poland, so no need to worry.
Paulina 8 | 1,368    
10 Dec 2014  #7

The difference between the tiers can be as high as 50%.

Wow... I had no idea... I guess one can learn something new every day about how f*cked up this world can be... And I thought nothing can surprise me anymore lol I guess I was wrong...



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