I jeszcze kilka uwag na temat tego, "jak tam jest".
Outside the office it is 45 degrees and the humidity is varying dramatically.
We have to have a medical test whilst we are here for residency.
You can dirve for 2 weeks on your driving license and then you have to have an eye test and you get a qatari driving license.
I get a hire car tomorrow morning for the two weeks I am here. Not sure what to do with it though as there is nowhere I can go. Lots people are on holiday at the moment so it feels very slow and dead here.
Can you believe that to open a work email account you have to get your sponsor to approve it (I have no idea who the sponsor is but someone in the government) - mad huh!! It seems that you need a sponsor for everything (mobile phones etc).
I will let you know about apratments but everyone is saying it takes months to arrange something. It is scaring my how long these thing take and that everyone is saying that you should come out when it is all sorted.
I ask people what they do at weekends and they say "meet family". The english guys don't seem to do anything.
Poza tym biedny Matt wciaz nie wie, co tam bedzie robil. Pisze tak: I don't really know any more about my work. A lot is going on but I don't know exactly what I will be doing.
Wiedzialam, ze tam nie bedzie super, ale zeby az tak??? Chociaz, sa tez dobre strony. Np. w biurze:
Can you believe they is a boy who just makes tea and coffee all day. Also you are not expected to do any photocopying -there is someone to do this for you.
Matt juz wyjechal. W niedziele, o 5 rano. Smutno tu bez niego.... Nie myslalam, ze tak mi sie bedzie przykrzylo...
Dzis napisal do mnie maila. Oto fragmenty (te, opisujace "jak tam jest"):
(...) Internet access it limited in the office here. I don't have computer yet. I am being asked to look at car park designs. I am not sure about this job.
(...) living in this villa which is huge. My bedroom is the size of our bedroom and lounge put together (one positive for living here I suppose is that rooms are big).
The A/C seems to be working better.
When we landed in Saudi (z Amsterdamu polecieli do Saudi Arabia, tam sie zatrzymali aby wysadzic pasazerow lecacy do Arabii) I stayed on the plane with most of the other westerners staying too. One funny thing – when we crossed the border of Saudi the aircrew had to collect all the old bottles and cans of alcohol to ensure that no one drunk alcohol ‘in Saudi’.
Then took off and landed in Doha 30 mins later. The heat just hits you when you get off the plane and this is 10pm at night. I am worried about the temperature tomorrow.
(...) It seems that the weekend is Friday and Saturday. The working day finishes at 6:30pm. I will tell you more when I go to the office tomorrow.
I get the impression nothing will be easy here. Speaking to the guy that picked me up, I asked him if he is enjoying his time here – he didn’t really answer – just said it was interesting.
(...)I am not sure about this place. It seems to be very dead. Nobody has applied for an alcohol license as they say they don’t drink. One guy has bought a 4x4 vehicle so he can go into the desert at weekend. (...) One of the younger guys said he just stays in and reads books. The villa has a small swimming pool but I don’t think they use it.
Doha looks to me like towns in Spain – the buildings are white and the whole place just has that feel about it. When you land the first building you can see is good old McDonalds. There is a shopping centre near the airport (...)Obviously I have seen nothing of Doha yet but so far I am not impressed.