housing allowance, job opportunities for me, etc etc... so many questions! :-)
My boyfriend is being offered a contracting job in Qatar. He'd be working for the military, but as a civilian. I've been encouraging him to ask questions about all sorts of things, from how much he'll get paid to what we'd have to go through for me to live there with him. I know there are legal issues around my living with him if we're not married, so we're looking into what we should do about that... for this forum topic, I'm more interested in the monitery and job-related questions I've got....
So, my guy said that as far as housing goes, he should be receiving $4000 US a month to cover a place to live. That sounds like a pretty great amount to me, but I was wondering- does that really translate into very much over there? What kind of place could we expect to get for that amount of money?
Also, I'll probably want to get a car when I get over there- I don't need anything new, just something decent. How much might I be looking to spend?
And, I'm hoping to have a job of some sort when I get over there. By the time I get over there, I will have my Master's degree in marriage and family therapy. From what I understand, there's not much of a social services community in Qatar in the country itself or on the military bases. One person did suggest that I "hang out a shingle" when I get over there and have my own little practice. That is a very tempting idea for me- my biggest concern on that is the laws surrounding it. Are there laws in Qatar that would make doing something like that illegal? Any advice I can get on this is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!
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