Do you know the different cuts of meat? Can you handle a knife well? Do you have prior experience working as a butcher? If you say yes to all these questions, then you can explore an opportunity as a butcher in Qatar.
With the numerous meat shops, restaurants, and caterers in the country, you can find a job to support your family. If you get training and certification, you will be on your way to earning a competitive salary.
Disclaimer: The information posted here is based on the personal experiences that the OFW shared on the video. Please let this post serve as a guide only. If you have specific questions, you may ask the OFW by commenting on their video on their accounts.
Watch: Sample Computation of A Butcher’s Salary
In most cases, we want to know how much an overseas worker earns when we encounter one. But it is also a good idea to know what other expenses they may have so we can get a complete picture of their life abroad.
This YouTube video of Kryptor TV shows the salary plus other expenses. As seen in the video, our vlogger earns QR 4,600 a month. It becomes more than Php 60,000 when converted into pesos, depending on the current exchange rate.
But that’s not the end of the story. The vlogger then showed his other expenses, like rent, transportation, and food. After these deductions, the amount left is about QR 2,900. When converted into pesos, the remaining salary is around Php 39,000. Once the money reaches the family, there will be other deductions like payment for the monthly installment and medicine.
You can watch the full video here:
Of course, the salary and package will differ from one company to another. When you review various job boards, you will know whether the potential employer offers accommodations and other benefits. You can also ask about leaves and end-of-service benefits.
Responsibilities of a Butcher
While various companies have some requirements, the main responsibilities of a butcher are:
- Provide a complete butchery service according to the menu and quantity
- Provide butchery service for all cuts of meat
- Knows how to inspect meat quality and ensure that these pass the health standard
- Can store meat properly and follow stock rotation procedures
- Can use proper butcher’s tools to cut up the meat section for cooking
- Minimize wastage while cutting the meat
- Adhere to safety regulations in the company
What Skills Does A Butcher Have?
To fulfill the role properly, it is important to have the essential skills. One of the most important skills is maintaining a high standard of personal hygiene. In fact, anyone working in the food industry should look clean and presentable.
Another skill is being able to work in cold conditions, especially for those who will find work in a commissary. A butcher should also be able to work for long hours and have the strength to carry large cuts of meat. Similarly, a butcher should not feel queasy when handling raw cuts of meat and other animal products.
If you want to see a day in the life of a butcher, you can watch this video:
Where Can a Butcher Find Work in Qatar?
According to job boards, the following industries are looking for butchers:
As with most jobs, you need to put in more effort to succeed. There are also some people who have found passion in this job, since it allows them to create something useful.