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24 June, 2005

Make drudgery divine

Credit to Salha Ghabesh from Sharjah Supreme Family Council for her comments on UAE nationals and the dignity of labour:

“They should not refuse to work in minor posts and should know that working in a genuine profession, even if they are minor jobs like watchmen, cleaners, plumbers and electricians which do not require education, is far better than staying at home waiting for a high salaried job."

Salha points out that "our Prophets and our forefathers worked as shepherds and they were strong enough to face the challenges of life without feeling inferior to others."

"The new generation feels ashamed getting into these professions because they feel these are jobs which don’t give them respect, and can be done by labourers from other countries,” she said.

Locals replacing subcons on building sites is still a long way off. But representation in a wider range of work classifications would be healthy both for the economy and for the populace.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

new blog of mine,

24 June, 2005 22:32  
Blogger Bu3askoor said...

I live for the day i see "us" working in all sectors. If you don't have a high school diploma, then take anything you can put your hand on and make a living. There are so many ways to look at this situation, but i think we all should look at our fathers and learn something!

25 June, 2005 05:32  
Blogger Emirati said...

Im actually Supportive of Measures that would FORCE all High school students into doing menial labour for one month a year in order to pass. Could help us save alot of Labour.

25 June, 2005 13:05  

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