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nickelgoat



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:51 am    Post subject: ..... Reply with quote

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wantok



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.therapytribe.com/Therapists/Saudi-Arabia/Depression
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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry about the situation nickelgoat. Your story is why we keep warning people here to take great care who their employer is. Yours sound like one that everyone should avoid...

How about signing up for an online MA to work on improving your credentials so that you can avoid employers like this in the future. Give yourself something to focus on other than your situation... under which you currently have no control.

VS
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Am I the only one dealing with this issue? (Nitiqat) Reply with quote

nickelgoat wrote:
If you read my other post about having a severely delayed iqama because of Nitiqat/Saudization requirements, I'm wondering if anyone else is having to deal with this? No one else has said it has been an issue yet. I just want to see if its happened to anyone else.

Depression in this country is a bad thing.

I can understand how your situation makes you feel depressed. You might want to get referrals for a mental health professional. Also, try to stay focused on your needs and not those of your employer in terms of your future with that company.

I suspect the Nitaqat system doesn't impact the majority of expat EFL instructors viewing/posting on this forum; we're either employed at a private company that already meets this requirement or under contract with a government facility or institute of higher learning.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"under contract with a government facility or institute of higher learning."

That is the true path. Sorry about your troubles ng. I hope others will take heed.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With no iqama, how will you get an exit visa ?
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wantok



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should have alerted both Labour and Interior authorities 91 days after making application for the iqama. Do that tomorrow. You've plenty of spare time.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wantok is RIGHT. Go to the Labor Office !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nickelgoat wrote:
This job does pay well, better than any position I've had anywhere else in the world. But they seem to be incompetent with these new laws.

I'm giving them till November 30 to come up with the iqama. Also the "right way" to work in Saudi, as so many of you keep stressing. If I do not have it by then I am not working again until I get it. There are no excuses - lazy Saudi government workers focused only on Eid and extending their little vacations by days, whatever. They have till the 30th.

You also stated that the company "has done everything else right - pay always on time and correct, got my business cards, treat me well in other ways." What isn't clear is if you plan to stay under contract with this company once you get an iqama issued (if at all) and your passport returned to you. In other words, will that great salary continue to outweigh all the crap you've had to go through...
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