Sir Santos (not his real name) has been living in Dubai for 9.5 years. He works as an engineer in an oil and aluminum company and has brought his family here.
Pinoy Engineer in Dubai
Initially, he got his previous job as an engineer by going through an agency in the Philippines. After a year though, he resigned and was banned by his former employer for some time.
While outside the UAE, his wife, who was also in Dubai, sent his resume to top companies who were looking for a person with his skills and background. His ban was lifted by the new employer and he chose the job to which he stuck with for over 8 years.
- He said back in 2004-2005, Dubai was not that strict when it comes to rules and regulations in the workforce. Still your ban can be lifted so long as you meet certain requirements in the UAE workforce. Normally, if you are a professional, and you have a salary beyond 5000 Dirhams, you can have the new employer lift your ban.
- It’s a case to case basis if you get a higher salary so long as you prove your worth to the right employer.
- It may seem difficult, but it’s not impossible to get a big pay, Mr. Santos had two options to choose when he was interviewed for a new job. He chose the job with a better package.
- It’s still an advantage if you have a university degree when choosing jobs for long term.