You've read about the weird part, now on to the serious, no non-sense topic on how to find a job in Dubai. Here are some scenarios, tips and word(s) of caution. 1. First, beware of scams - NEVER pay any amount for those 'consultancy' companies offering to receive your CV and finding a job on … Continue reading Finding work in Dubai, Part 2
A friend of mine is here in Dubai right now looking for a job. She is my best pal I haven't seen in more than ten years. Now, we are enjoying time together (she's staying at my house) and I really hope she'll find a job so she can stay. I'm helping her search for … Continue reading Finding work in Dubai, Part 1
The classified ads here are unbelievable - you would find job ads with 'extra' lines that read: "No Filipinos" or "White, Western female please" and "Indians only". And nobody seems to care. It's a common sight and job seekers apply to where they are appropriate. Racial discrimination is alive and well in Dubai. The companies … Continue reading You think Dubai employers are racists?
We need a nanny. Desperately need. For the past 4 years+, we've been lucky enough (or should I say privileged) to have my mom live with us to take care of Pristine. We are forever thankful because life would have been difficult for us if my mom were not here. There's a terrible lack of … Continue reading Looking for Mrs. Doubtfire
Sorry for the absence. It has been hectic in my world lately due to shifting of office - same building, different floor. It's amazing to see how much documents have accumulated and dust behind my PC monitor! Also, I found a small Lindt chocolate bar in the depths of my desk drawer, within expiry date … Continue reading Moving and the office boy mentality
Thank you very much to all who heeded my plea and left a comment on my photo entry at the Kodak contest. I appreciate each and every one of them. Unfortunately, my entry did not earn the most number of comments so I didn't win first prize. I was however, a runner-up, which is great. … Continue reading Kodak photo contest
My work colleague has come back after being away for more than three months when he went back to his homecountry where he lost his bag containing his passport (and other valuables). When he entered the office, everyone welcomed him back like we weren't pissed with him when he told us he couldn't come soon, … Continue reading Back like nothing happened
I know I've written before that the work load storm has passed and I'm free to blog again. My colleague who was stuck in India promised to come back before I wrote that post. I was happy he'd come and take away some of the work load I've been doing - the work load that … Continue reading Today I want to declare back to regular program
It's been three years since I came to Dubai and worked for this present company. Since then, 5 of my work colleagues have gotten married through arranged system - they declare their wish to be married to their parents, their parents find a "match" and then the wedding is held. Some took a year to … Continue reading Arranged marriage, would you?
Hi, I did not die. Literally, no. After all, ghosts don't write blogs, right? I had been very busy with work - I know not the most colorful excuse of the day but I don't know any better and it's true. It's a shame that it's true. Two of my colleagues are still in their … Continue reading Blogging and work clash