Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Remember those Black Belt UAE Jobs You Heard About....

The old adage goes: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Sounds a lot like teaching positions abroad I've ready about in other countries with varying relevance:
Click HERE.

If you've read much about the labor practices and the varying human rights reports about the UAE, camel jockeys, behavior of the royal family et cetera, this honestly shouldn't come as much of a surprise.

“Change of benefits: The company reserves the right to modify any of the above listed benefits at any time at its sole discretion. You will be advised of any change as and when they occur...
Upon arrival, Johann soon understood that the paradise on earth he had been promised was nowhere to be found. As he reached the head office of Palm Sports upon his landing, he was told he would be stationed in Sharjah, one of the emirates of UAE with much more rigid laws than Abu Dhabi, where he would work on a military base....

Living in a crammed apartment, having to wake up at 3:30am to take a bus to a military base, only to return home at 7:30/8pm, working under the blazing Arab sun with no food available was not what he signed up for...."

"The problems started piling up, on the first week when 5 of his colleagues had to get medical assistance, this due to the extreme conditions they were working under. They found out then that the medical care would be deducted from their wages as their health insurance was not available. After many requests for better working conditions and the health insurance situation to be dealt with, the common response was: “If you’re not happy, go back to your country”.

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