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  1. Standard memberbeauroberts
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    12 Dec '14 21:50
    So I have an interview via skype for a very lucrative teaching position at Texas A&M at the Doha, Qatar campus. The compensation for this position is the best i've seen in quite some time and my wife is even on board.

    My question is what is Qatar like? More specifically what is Education City located in the capital Doha like? Good schools for my kids good work force for my wife? I know Education City is made up of mostly women and non-Qatari citizens.

    Any info is greatly appreciated.

    Beau
  2. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    12 Dec '14 21:53
    Originally posted by beauroberts
    So I have an interview via skype for a very lucrative teaching position at Texas A&M at the Doha, Qatar campus. The compensation for this position is the best i've seen in quite some time and my wife is even on board.

    My question is what is Qatar like? More specifically what is Education City located in the capital Doha like? Good schools for my kids ...[text shortened]... is made up of mostly women and non-Qatari citizens.

    Any info is greatly appreciated.

    Beau
    If you don't already own a camel no problem, you can rent or lease one.
    Are you in the carpet making business or carpet sales or oil?? Those are the major industries besides terrorism. 😞
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    My cousin landed a teaching job out there as well. From what I've heard he seems to like it ok, can't tell you anything else unfortunately as I haven't spoken to him about it.
  4. Zugzwang
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    12 Dec '14 23:57
    Originally posted by beauroberts
    So I have an interview via skype for a very lucrative teaching position at Texas A&M at the Doha, Qatar campus. The compensation for this position is the best i've seen in quite some time and my wife is even on board.

    My question is what is Qatar like? More specifically what is Education City located in the capital Doha like? Good schools for my kids ...[text shortened]... is made up of mostly women and non-Qatari citizens.

    Any info is greatly appreciated.

    Beau
    Al-Jazeera (television network) is based in Qatar, so I would suggest
    that you (beauroberts) attempt to watch some of its news programs.

    Qatar has a reputation for exploiting many African and Asian migrant workers,
    yet for treating Western expats well in general. If you enjoy wilder 'night
    life' (with lots of booze), Qatar might 'cramp your style' unless you are rich.
    (I suspect that the wealthy have ways to get around some of the restrictions.)
  5. Standard memberSeitse
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    13 Dec '14 00:581 edit
    Well, they fund ISIS. Also, they mistreat women.

    Therefore, regardless of being the land of hairy, smelly
    people and having a crap society, the issue is: do you
    want to be part of a dictatorial, terrorist, oppressive
    local elite's shady attempt at normalcy?

    Forget about the town. It is a moral issue. Their shadily
    earned money payrolls terrorists and enemies of the
    Western way of life.

    P.S. If you go, be sure toPM me your address. I will
    forward it to some friends in Mossad.
  6. Subscriberrookie54
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    13 Dec '14 02:17
    Originally posted by beauroberts
    So I have an interview via skype for a very lucrative teaching position at Texas A&M at the Doha, Qatar campus. The compensation for this position is the best i've seen in quite some time and my wife is even on board.

    My question is what is Qatar like? More specifically what is Education City located in the capital Doha like? Good schools for my kids ...[text shortened]... is made up of mostly women and non-Qatari citizens.

    Any info is greatly appreciated.

    Beau
    ain't never been there...
    but, i can do this,

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=life+in+education+city+doha+qatar&t=ffsb

    http://www.qatar.tamu.edu/
  7. Standard memberMammy Blue
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    13 Dec '14 04:41
    Originally posted by rookie54
    ain't never been there...
    but, i can do this,

    https://duckduckgo.com/?q=life+in+education+city+doha+qatar&t=ffsb

    http://www.qatar.tamu.edu/
    and I can add this... http://www.wscdoha2014.com/
  8. Standard memberCrowley
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    13 Dec '14 09:35
    Originally posted by ChessPraxis
    If you don't already own a camel no problem, you can rent or lease one.
    Are you in the carpet making business or carpet sales or oil?? Those are the major industries besides terrorism. 😞
    Jesus christ, still an idiotic racist, I see.
  9. Standard memberbeauroberts
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    13 Dec '14 11:11
    Not all Muslims are terrorists, and not all terrorists are Muslim. Also, the majority of Muslims do not live in the Middle East and because Islam is a Religion, it is impossible to tell what a Muslim does and does not look like.

    Likewise Islam and Christianity are both Abrahamic Religions, and thus share a very similiar core value structure both of which condone terrorism.


    Now with that said, Has anyone actually been to Doha, Qatar particularly Education City? Or does anyone have a loved one who has been there that can speak to the quality of life and happenings?

    Again, This position is extremly luctrative and provided it is offered to me it will be very difficult to say no, so i am looking for some honest feedback.

    Thanks,

    Beau
  10. SubscriberPonderable
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    13 Dec '14 11:19
    Originally posted by beauroberts
    Not all Muslims are terrorists, and not all terrorists are Muslim. Also, the majority of Muslims do not live in the Middle East and because Islam is a Religion, it is impossible to tell what a Muslim does and does not look like.

    Likewise Islam and Christianity are both Abrahamic Religions, and thus share a very similiar core value structure both of wh ...[text shortened]... will be very difficult to say no, so i am looking for some honest feedback.

    Thanks,

    Beau
    I know one person who was there for one year. It is all well as long as you stay in the "western" quarter. If you want to go into the city proper be aware of their values and traditions.
  11. Standard memberSeitse
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    13 Dec '14 16:12
    Use google, douchebag.

    http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/qatar-and-isis-funding-the-u.s.-approach
  12. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    13 Dec '14 18:30
    Originally posted by Crowley
    Jesus christ, still an idiotic racist, I see.
    That's rich coming from a white South African. 😕
  13. Standard memberbeauroberts
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    13 Dec '14 19:57
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Use google, douchebag.

    http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/qatar-and-isis-funding-the-u.s.-approach
    Why do you feel the need to insult me. I've been nothing but pleasant to you and everyone else. Google can provide information certainly, but it cannot provide first hand accounts.

    Beau
  14. Standard memberSeitse
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    13 Dec '14 19:591 edit
    Originally posted by beauroberts
    I've been nothing but pleasant to you
    I still haven't received my bouquet of roses.

    Make amends. Pronto.
  15. rebel city
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    13 Dec '14 20:123 edits
    I know Doha well, my son lives there. Have not yet been but we have lived in Saudi Arabia years ago. I am not particularly happy with the M.East although I love the craft and the music. All I want in this world is my son to get out of there.
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