“Does the UAE recog­nise the strug­gles em­ploy­ees face such as visas, rent...?”

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7DAYS -

“Lately job mar­ket is very strict on age, those above 45 have no chance at all to get new em­ploy­ment even if they worked in uae for years.. this is not fair con­sid­er­ing they have more ex­pe­ri­ence, knowl­edge and dis­ci­pline to de­liver work.”

MARIA DIVINA AGNES GILO

“There’s a limit to what they can do for pri­vate com­pany em­ploy­ees asides from mak­ing sure they work in safe con­di­tions and their wages are paid. A sit­u­a­tion where they try to im­pose lengthy hol­i­days, salary in­creases etc on pri­vate com­pa­nies would lead to com­pa­nies leav­ing. They’ve tried to help with rent as well but they can’t ex­actly go around telling land­lords to re­duce their prop­er­ties by half the price. As the city grows larger in the com­ing years and fo­cuses on af­ford­able prop­erty, costs will even­tu­ally come down. In terms of work ex­pe­ri­ence you get bet­ter value at multi­na­tion­als, one man busi­nesses tend to cut costs (and some­times work­ing stan­dards) to keep the owner’s heads above wa­ter.”

FIDEL AG

“I just think that the govern­ment should build ac­com­mo­da­tion that will fit the em­ploy­ees salary. They have been build­ing beau­ti­ful and mul­ti­mil­lion vil­las, but if they can also build af­ford­able or ex­am­ple flat per salary range, in­stead of other peo­ple ex­ploit­ing and mak­ing it a busi­ness.”

KIM

“UAE pro­vides good ser­vice in ev­ery­thing – stay, se­cu­rity, shop­ping, fun. UAE pro­vides op­por­tu­nity to earn and spend. If you have prob­lem, solve it and en­joy. It is the mat­ter of ef­fort and time, rather com­plain­ing.”

SHANE

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