Thread regarding Saudi Aramco layoffs

Huge salary or monthly compensation payment?

Huge salary? Hardly! It’s more like a mediocre salary with extras to compensate for the mental trauma and psychological damages done by working here.
Do you think the monthly pay statement is known amongst expats as “the monthly apology” for a joke? Nope! That’s exactly what it is!

And don’t get me started on the lies told by recruiters in Houston, London or Singapore! Bare faced lies, not even twists of the truth or lies by omission, they’re blatant!

Many people come here under false pretences then find themselves stuck for a fairly long time, trying to make it work for the sake of the family they’ve uprooted on the basis of the lies told by recruiters (and interviewers too!). Others are stuck due to tax implications of leaving foreign lands.

Why do you think the HR manual specifically deals with those who abscond? Because it happens, and often! People get sick of the place and leave unannounced. Is that the sign of a good employer? Not in my books it’s not!

So let’s not try to BS each other here, the company are no angels nor shining lights of honesty, interfaith, trust or honour. They’re as bent if not more bent than pretty much any other corporation in the world....

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Hit the nail on the head. I'm ex-military (Army) myself and we are very much content and happy living here in Saudi Arabia - this is a cake walk compared to what I've seen and done in the past.

Whenever I hear my fellow expats complain I just try to ignore it, but when I'm not able to I remind them that things could always be worse and that being thankful for what you have can really change your outlook and the way you view things.

Some people will never change though, they're the ones that would complain about the taxes owed after they've won the lottery. C'est la vie as they say.

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Post ID: @lchu+15zQpm4A

Over the years, the Company went through many hiring-then-firing phases. Human Resource Planning was very eradicate and chaotic. We used to laugh in the office when new hires would take off after just a few weeks. There were many such escapes happening on a frequent basis.

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Post ID: @koki+15zQpm4A

Having worked for the Company for almost 27 years (now retired); you are right on the mark in all your comments. Working for the Company is not for everybody. Ex military families seem to do well, but many marriages go kaput in the Magic Kingdom. My wife liked it, but she was always careful to watch out for the expat politics. It was a good experience for me, but coming from a poor background and military dependent past, I was happy to be able to take care of my family in style.

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Post ID: @jgnh+15zQpm4A

I think the original post was about people who decide to just pack up and disappear. That would be choice 1.

Saw a lot of that there. When the workplace culture is so bad someone just packs up, takes a flight, and disappears.

It’s funny when that happens. It’s funnier when these Saudi-bots deny it.

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Post ID: @6lix+15zQpm4A

" false pretences "?
OK you have to chose one of two:
1- You can get better than this: leave and get it. You dont have to volunteer here .
2- You cant get better than this: ok be grateful.

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Post ID: @4wrw+15zQpm4A

If you are good you should not have any problem finding another job

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Post ID: @xoq+15zQpm4A

Dude should have worked hard and get a better rating! Period. Stop being bitter. Hard worker and high performance will never be let gone in any company!

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Post ID: @xlk+15zQpm4A

Believe me “Davy”, people from both sides of the isle despise those recruiters. Expats hates them for “seducing” them, and locals for hiring incompetent expats.

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Post ID: @ksx+15zQpm4A

what is the point!

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Post ID: @cis+15zQpm4A

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