Why ig­nore skilled and pro­fes­sional em­ploy­ees?

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7 DAYS -

When are em­ploy­ers in Dubai go­ing to wake up? My wife is a highly-qual­i­fied, well-ed­u­cated, in­tel­li­gent woman with a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence and an im­pres­sive CV. So why is it that com­pa­nies would rather em­ploy some­one that is un­qual­i­fied, poorly ed­u­cated and in­ex­pe­ri­enced who can barely speak English over a high­cal­iber can­di­date? The an­swer, be­cause they’re cheap. Yes, you can pay a measly 6,000 Dirhams per month to an ex­ec­u­tive PA, sec­re­tary or re­cep­tion­ist whose skillset ex­tends to pick­ing up a phone and say­ing “Yes Sir, Yes Ma’am” or maybe you could pay a real wage and hire a pro­fes­sional. Apostrophiser Dubai at this by the way, I fully agree with our friend Apostrophiser (7DAYS Let­ter,Oct 10) that Dubai not only wor­ships wealth but also glo­ri­fies those who take pride in such vul­gar show of wealth. Riaz Rizvi UAE

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