Reader’s idea for dor­mi­to­ries to ease ac­com­mo­da­tion woes gets thumbs up

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7 DAYS -

“Dor­mi­to­ries with 2 to a room is a good idea. A locker for each so they can keep their things se­curely. With com­mon bath­rooms on each floor and a com­mon room with kitchen and din­ing ta­bles and seat­ing ar­eas for their down time on each floor. They work hard and de­serve to have down time in a com­fort­able place. Maybe put in a TV for them. They can have movie nights and play cards or just chat. It will make for hap­pier and more rested work­ers. The work­ers can be in charge of keep­ing their space clean. You can't pos­si­bly think that squeez­ing 10 to a room that any of them are get­ting a good nights rest? They are hu­man be­ings. Treat them hu­manely.”

JEAN FRAN­COISE NG LEWIS

“Af­ford­able hous­ing pro­por­tion­ate to their salaries...or make the em­ployer in­crease their ac­com­mo­da­tion al­lowance. I do hate to see peo­ple be­ing taken highly ad­van­tage of...by the greed of com­pany own­ers! Maybe an in­tro­duc­tion of a ‘liv­ing salary’ like in the UK would be ben­e­fi­cial.”

LYNN DAV­I­SON

“I hope one day our wishes and dreams will come true. Give peo­ple de­cent liv­ing. Af­ford­able flats to share. Look around us, plenty of build­ings that are empty it is be­cause the rent is too high. One day I hope they will build some­thing big­ger, higher, widest, nicest. Name all the su­perla­tives for the peo­ple to feel what is lux­ury life all about.”

CHONA F GUMAPAC

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