The lockdown in Ruwais… will continue, and there is little you can do.
As i have been saying, for the hundredth time, you need to ask your line manager to convey your opinion about the lockdown to the leaders of Ruwais. Posting ellaborate, logical or emotional messages on social media will have less of an effect, as opposed to actually talking to your superior and voicing out your concerns, feelings or needs. Why haven’t you done this already ?
While you think about that, here are the top 5 reasons why this situation will continue:
They know you cannot do better now. You may get a better job, with more benefits and guaranteed bonus in a year, or two, or three. But for now, you will have to make do with what Ruwais is offering and withholding at the same time.
- They know you will not quit. Maybe you have financial commitments that you want to see through, or maybe you need the peace of mind that a “steady paycheck” brings you during the current world situation. As an adult, you know it’s better to tough it out and have a salary, rather than being your own boss and draining your (own) savings account.
- They will focus on ensuring “business continuity”. The Oil & Energy sector is vital to the UAE economy now more than ever. And due to it’s critical importance, decisions will be made for the good of the company.
They have created a dedicated online e-permit website. There would be no use for it, if the lockdown would end in a few weeks. There would be no need to invest the dedicated IT manpower, hardware and knowledge for a website, if the lockdown is almost done.
- You litterally cannot leave right away. Currently you need to apply for 2-3 permits, take a covid test, get a negative result, request and receive ICA permission to leave, and pay a ridiculous amount of money for the next available flight out to your desired destination, if IATA, WHO and other organisations say you can.
You are more than welcome to give more reasons also. You are more than welcome to debate every item on the list. You are encouranged to speak up.
No doubt, it will make you angry. But you know, deep down, that a little part of you agrees with me.
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