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Abdullah Sayel

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2 salaries: Why not expats?

Some expat readers are keen to know why they weren’t included in the two salary bonus. Well, if you are a non-Saudi government contract employee and you did not benefit from this generous Royal Decree, that’s because: a.

February 25, 2015

A word for private sector

Irrespective of whether you’re a Saudi or a non-Saudi who works for the government, King Salman decreed for you a reward of two salaries for the month of February 2015. So, your usual monthly payment as a government employee happened to be fed with two more salaries.

February 18, 2015

Why we loved Abdullah

He addressed us as his family. He always knew how to get into our hearts in the best ways.

February 02, 2015

Menace of rote learning

Most of the educational process, in our case, is based on rote learning. Therefore, the SR80 billion education development project should be questioned.

January 08, 2015

Pay hike: Flexible vs. fixed

As you read these few lines, the Shoura Council members are most likely voting for or against the suggested amendment of the government employees’ salary scale.

December 15, 2014

Meeting project deadlines

The Saudi government has decided to pay for transferring laborers from one contractor to another. Not all workers, of course, but only those who work for contractors that couldn’t finish huge projects on time.

December 09, 2014

‘Nationalization’ drive

The Shoura Council suggested the establishment of an official firm called the ‘Saudization Mission’. This suggestion is justified by the slowness of the Saudization plans carried out by the Ministry of Labor.

November 24, 2014

Why banks should do more

I tried my best to understand the role of banks in supporting middle-class families to invest their limited monthly income. Unfortunately, I did not find anything of significance in this area.

November 16, 2014

Saudi unity: No compromise!

The tragic incident that took place in Al-Ahsa (Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia) was subject to numerous interpretations in the media and on social channels. The funeral of the victims, alone, proved how united this society is.

November 09, 2014

Why was the American killed?

The tragic incident of the shooting of an American worker took place in one of Riyadh's busiest streets. It was a Tuesday afternoon when hundreds of drivers visit the gas station.

October 15, 2014