CWQ's salary survey iPad winner

Construction Week Qatar salary survey iPad winner

Tom Wilkins, façade manager KEO, winner of the salary survey iPad.
Tom Wilkins, façade manager KEO, winner of the salary survey iPad.

Construction Week Qatar’s first ever salary survey was to determine whether the working conditions in the small country measure up to expectation, as the draw of an inflated, tax-free salary is more often than not the initial lure.

The survey, which ran from 1 December 2014 until 15 January 2015, covered issues such as working hours, job stability and the demographics of the professional work force.

The industry was encourage to be part of the data collection process and as an enticement, an Apple iPad was up for a randomly chosen winner.

Respondents came from a broad spectrum of nationalities including Greece, South Africa, India, Nigeria, the Philippines, Malaysia, Canada, UK, the Gulf countries and New Zealand, with the vast majority, at 67.9% actually working in Qatar.

Tom Wilkins, façade manager KEO, was the winner: “I thought it was a scam” he said when he was told to phone CWQ’s editor Kim Kemp, to confirm it was indeed he who had won, as many emails were unidentifiable, from Yahoo and Hotmail, for obvious reasons.

“I am thrilled to have won, thank the team from me, this will come in handy,” he said, beaming and added, "Wow, and it's an 'Air'!"

Thank you each and every one of you for entering. Your participation has given us a fair idea as to what the salaries and working conditions are like within Qatar and watch this space for a follow up article in the February issue where you can read the full breakdown of the results or go here for the online version.

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