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Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:41 pm

My name is Ceejay, from the Philippines! Well, this is the first time for me to work abroad. It's really so hard because of the weather and adjustments. My friends say that this is not the land of opportunity just a desert dream. hehehehe...When I was in the Philippines, I worked in a Call Center with Etelecare (with Dell Computers) and AIG-BPSI (American General Call Center) . Salary was good, high enough for the Philippine Market, you are able to enjoy all the luxuries. I came here to Dubai because I thought that there is more in this country. I found out that you can just revised the CV even if you don't have experience. I think this is so unfair because you can't practice the course you finished in college plus the work experiences that one gained in their country. I miss eating a restaurant now unlike before. Now, my lifestyle changed...would you believe I only eat cup noodles (which i don't eat in the Philippines) instead of eating a complete meal? funny but it's true...miss eating in a Japanese, McDonalds, and others because i have to save money to send to my son, but i still can't because my boss didn't gave me only 1,400 instead of my salary which is 2,000. I'm secretary of everyone including his friends...a lot of guys ask me out on a date but you know what they like? they just want to get laid. I don't know with this country. I'm starting to feel inferior...I guess I just miss my son, friends, and family.

Anyway, can anyone tell me where i can have my tongue pierce here in dubai? I miss it so much! Are there anyone who can help me find a suitable job who pays around 3-6k for receptionist/secretary?

 

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