The Rough Road

26 June, 2006


Today I hade an interview with a manager of a recruitment agency to tell me about the offer she has for me….actually the offer is not bad but the salary is miserable…I know that I could find a better position for a better salary but that takes time and I cant wait longer :S although I graduated last month……what I liked about the job is that it will entail traveling within GCC countries…I love the idea although it will break out a war at home since I come from a conservative home where every thing is taboo and the girl is under great pressure and where people say and think is the priority …..

But they have to figure out that I let them mess enough in my life in time I was not able to make many important decisions…..now as I’m about to be independent financially I want to be myself….i want to take my own decisions without any interference…….

After the interview I met up with my sister and after finishing her work….oh ya i bough a bunch of roses 4 my mom as she was depressed in the past few days :D..."wut a lovely daughter"...anyhow as excepted …I took some doses of frustration as she didn’t encourage me to accept the offer since the salary is very low …”deep inside I know that she disliked the idea of traveling”…..as she said the salary wont last for 10 days even!!…very true especially that I will be driving from Sharjah to Dubai by 4X4 car that swallows petrol like hell…..Actually I am thinking of selling it and buying a smaller used car :D…..well I am thinking practically now !!!

Anyhow I’ll be under probation for three months …after that I can decide whether to go head and continue with them or not….at least three-month experience is not that bad…I still have the opportunity to find something better…

U might be wondering how much they will be paying …..Guess


No not exactly…..

No NOo Lesser….

Ya Exactly

3500 Dh !!

1300 for the car
1200 4 petrol
And guess what I will end up having 1000!!

Tomorrow I will meet up with the girl working at that company …will do my best to push the salary up at least to 4000…………I will c wut’s going to happen ……..

12 comments:

TwinTopaz said...

lady..i guess this is decent salary for a starter like you..although you will not be able to save much but will get experiance!!

take it!

ArabLady said...

hey man ...how r u ...long time no hear from u ...

mmm...this is wut u think

Mise said...

This is a terrible salary and is what happens when a country builds its economy with cheap labour.

These companies exploit the fact that you are living at home without having to pay rent and the other costs associated with running a house!

A 16 year old stacking shelves in a supermarket in Ireland earns 6500 dhs a month before tax (minimal at this low salary)...and the cost of living in Dubai is higher now than it is Ireland. It's another reason why so many people are leaving the UAE to work in other countries...but as twintopaz says, you need the experience before you can go for the better paying jobs.

ArabLady said...

”A 16 year old stacking shelves in a supermarket in Ireland earns 6500 dhs a month before tax”

wanaaaaaaa move to Ireland NOW *crying face*


Well mise …I have no choice as I haven’t received an offer yet…the company is small but I really loved the nature of the job as I feel I will learn a lot…so I will start from tomorrow :) …but I have another job interview this week.. not so optimistic about it actually…but u never know…

TwinTopaz said...

hi AL...

i am still here..visit your blog regularly!!

what's the job status

ArabLady said...

i accepted it ...starting tomorrow :))))))))))...iyupppyyyyy... I'm really happy although no body encouraged me to accept the offer as the salary is very low........

how is the cosmetics thing going with u ;)

Mise said...

Well..congratulations AL ...I hope you learn a lot and really enjoy it ...When they see how good you are, they'll probably give you a raise anyway ;-D

ArabLady said...

lol thx ....*Flower*

TwinTopaz said...

hey..congrats..tell us how was the first day???

ArabLady said...

not bad ..im really confused///today an idea just came to my mind....why wouldn't i find a rich guy to marry me to make my life easier.......
twin are u rich....i am a good looking girl ..when u think of getting married plz let me know :$

TwinTopaz said...

Ahem....i am rich enough to give my wife love and happiness!!

:)

By the way..your idea is good..lemme know when u get rich and i will marry u!

MD said...

hey AL :)

mabrook on the job. i think u shud have taken it too. it's alright to start low. there are so many graduates and a high influx of people from all over the world - which gives companies many cheap alternatives. it's important to build ur resume...so as long as it shows u've been working and holding some positions, it will inshallah land u with better job opportunities in the future.

as for the travelling, may god bless u. my family would be a strict no-no with it. in my first job, i had SOOO many free travel opportunities (conferences and launches) in the US, paris, korea and GCC...but i had to turn them down. at least i get to work. i wont ruin my chances for the travel bit ;)

inshallah all will be well with u.