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Possible New Job In India, Questions

Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:14 pm

Hello,
I have the chance of possibly working in India for a while, though at the moment I don't know exactly where (the contract agency is a still a bit hush hush about the exact location). I assume that it will be one of the big cities, either Mumbay or Delhi. Anyway, it will be line work on MD-11 aircraft (so who flies MD-11 to India?).

Now how hard is it to find affordable accomodation and then, how much will it be? How much will I have to pay for tax or is there a period I will be tax exempt, like e.g. if I work for less than 6 months in a European country?
How hard and how expensive is it to get a car?

Maybe one of our Indian fellow A.netters will be able to help.

Thanks,

Jan
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RE: Possible New Job In India, Questions

Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:13 pm

Quoting MD11Engineer (Thread starter):
so who flies MD-11 to India?

LH Cargo (DEL)

Fedex?

Eva Air (DEL and Mumbai)
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RE: Possible New Job In India, Questions

Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:12 pm

If its Mumbai it could be Fedex.
In Mumbai Accomodation would be Expensive but you'll be comfortable with the Lifestyle.Del is a bit different.
Check your Appointment letter.it would hold the details with terms & conditions.
Language will not be a problem in BOM.
Cars are available eaisly.But the Traffic in the day is crazy.

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RE: Possible New Job In India, Questions

Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:42 pm

Usually big companies provide car and accommodation in India. Check for those in your contract/appointment.

I think you would have to pay taxes on your income in India and it would be deducted at source. You'll be exempt only if your annual income is less than a cut-off, not in your case as it will exceed.
 
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RE: Possible New Job In India, Questions

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:36 pm

I talked to the guy of the agency again. He still would not give me the exact location, probably to pevent me from figuring out the airline and contacting it mdirectly myself to make a deal which would exclude him. He only said that it could be either Mumbay, Delhi or Madras (I think it is called Chennai nowadays?).

I will see that accommodation is included in the contract (what is expensive in India? I don't need a luxury flat, but it should have a certain standard). About the tax, since I will probably get paid in Europe (the agency is Dutch/Irish) I don't know if they will tax me in India. Most contractors I know set up offshore accounts for their money earned abroad.

What is the electrical voltage and frequency in India? 220V/50Hz as in Europe?

Thanks for the answers so far!

Jan
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RE: Possible New Job In India, Questions

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:59 pm

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 4):
I think it is called Chennai nowadays?.

Yup, but the weather there is horrible. Hot and humid all the time, same with Bombay. DEL is better, but awful in summer.

Also, don't even consider driving yourself in any Indian city. The traffic is a nightmare, you would be better off hiring a full-time driver.

There are some very nice flats in those cities, but I think they are pretty expensive, I have no idea what the rent would be.

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 4):
What is the electrical voltage and frequency in India? 220V/50Hz as in Europe?

Yes it is 220 V, but get a surge protector to prevent your laptop and other equipment from the sudden voltage surges which frequently occur in India.
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RE: Possible New Job In India, Questions

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:40 pm

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 4):

If its in Mumbai, then rent can be very expensive. but its one of the best places on the planet to live in. Big grin (I am ofcourse biased as I was born there, And i do miss it a lot).

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RE: Possible New Job In India, Questions

Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:03 am

If its Chennai.You might face a language problem on the streets & its hot.get ready for a tan.

BOM is def more cosmopolitan.
Is this Airline with MD11 a Cargo or Pax Airline.

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RE: Possible New Job In India, Questions

Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:06 am

I think the start-up company Flyington Freighters wants to get MD-11s, maybe it's that one.
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RE: Possible New Job In India, Questions

Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:08 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 7):
You might face a language problem on the streets

What difference does it make in Chennai? The poster wouldn't know Hindi or Marathi either.
 
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RE: Possible New Job In India, Questions

Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:45 pm

Quoting A342 (Reply 8):
think the start-up company Flyington Freighters wants to get MD-11s, maybe it's that one.

They were to start with B777 Freighters.

Quoting TRVYYZ (Reply 9):
What difference does it make in Chennai? The poster wouldn't know Hindi or Marathi either.

In BOM It would be easier  Smile
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RE: Possible New Job In India, Questions

Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:30 pm

Just a quick note, KL flies pax M11s to DEL. Draw your own conclusions.

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RE: Possible New Job In India, Questions

Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:29 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10):
They were to start with B777 Freighters.

I thought they wanted to start with leased MD-11s, with the 777Fs coming later.
Exceptions confirm the rule.
 
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RE: Possible New Job In India, Questions

Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:15 pm

Quoting A342 (Reply 12):
I thought they wanted to start with leased MD-11s, with the 777Fs coming later

Currently no talk on them.

On the topic hopefully Jan managed to get some more Info from his Contract Agency.

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RE: Possible New Job In India, Questions

Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:59 pm

Quoting TRVYYZ (Reply 9):
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 7):
You might face a language problem on the streets

What difference does it make in Chennai? The poster wouldn't know Hindi or Marathi either.

actualy the standard of spoken english in South Indian cities like Chennai and Bangalore is way better than in Mumbai or Delhi. I would rate Delhi the worst in this regard.
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RE: Possible New Job In India, Questions

Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:31 pm

Quoting DIJKKIJK (Reply 14):
actualy the standard of spoken english in South Indian cities like Chennai and Bangalore is way better than in Mumbai or Delhi. I would rate Delhi the worst in this regard.

Nice to hear that from you.  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: Possible New Job In India, Questions

Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:00 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 7):
If its Chennai.You might face a language problem on the streets & its hot.get ready for a tan.

BOM is def more cosmopolitan.
Is this Airline with MD11 a Cargo or Pax Airline.

Now Mel, be honest.
English is much better in South India than in Delhi. No question.

Now, I agree that BOM is more cosmopolitan. Tamils still think that 9pm is late, and skirts are for "those western women".
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RE: Possible New Job In India, Questions

Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:55 pm

Quoting Texdravid (Reply 16):

Bom is avoidable for the Traffic,monsoon & Crowds.
But if you are willing to try.You wont get bored out here.
BTW whats the update.
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