I guess everyone is admiring people like me got chance to work in Dubai or anywhere in middle east, here I wanted to highlight many things that I'm NOT so enjoy to work in middle east.
Don't just mention about salary, of course it will be higher than what we got in Malaysia, but at my side I'm not earning as much as you all thought. Many were asking me am I earning more than RM 20K per month? Here I'm telling you all the truth, I'm earning LESS than RM 10K as per market rate. I've checked from many sources that my position in current market rate is at least RM 15K per month, so... I'm not in a good position as you all think about.
Talking about 'slave', I can really feel we are a slave in this region, here doesn't have 'Labours' Day' holiday, what I felt now I'm not a worker here, I'm just a slave which worst than a labour. I can't comment about it since I'm working in other country, it's not under my control anyway. My life here only work, eat, then sleep and it repeats everyday. Most of the time I really forget what day I'm in, now I really don't know today is what day...
Now at least we found an activities during weekend eve (Thursday), finally we found badminton courts in Dubai, we're playing it everyday Thursday evening after work to release loads of tensions. Anyway, it's not enough for me, the golf courses here also very expensive for me to practice in driving range. I really pissed with it and I'm going to die with bored.
I can't denied that men will put their career at first, I'm one of them, but now with my situation, I really don't know should I put it first? I really entered into wrong field, construction field is not an ideal field as before anymore, you have to sacrifice more than you contributed to earn back what you wanted to, I'm in this field almost 10 years and I still never see any brighter future in it. What's wrong with my working life? Why I lost my passion with my work recently? I really can't find my answer.
What A Working Life!!!