Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Future to the back!

The kingdom is never short of people with the finest sense of humor (okay, I was rather diplomatic in not referring them as j-o-k-e-r-s). The latest one is from a top official of the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce who wants implementation of a cabinet decision which was made in - hold your breath - 1975. Now that's what you call Back to the Future - just that it's read backwards.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Why pick on female expat teachers?

For expats working in Saudi Arabia, not a week passes before some new rule hits them from the blue. In fact, so fast do these rules and flip-flops keep occuring that sometimes it becomes difficult to even keep a tab on what's going on. This week was no exception.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Saudi Labor Ministry's Call Center

This blog has mentioned in the past details of phone numbers of various labor offices across Saudi Arabia for the benefit of expatriates (click here). A common complaint, which was never heeded by the officials in this Ministry was that all transactions were only in Arabic, despite a vast majority of the expat population working in Saudi Arabia being non-Arabs. So, the help desk became virtually a helpless desk.