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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Jobs and perceptions

I am feeling blog-y as of late, it seems.

When the Minister Becomes a Waiter

The population of Saudi Arabia needs to change some of its perceptions about different jobs. Things like this minister becoming a waiter in Fudruckers seem sort of silly, but are vital.

Jobs and proper education are what is going to solve the global islamic terrorism problem, not bombs. Importing low wage workers to do work like being a waiter is no longer feasible in Saudi Arabia, and using local young jobless males is going to help solve the problem of idle angry frustrated males.

Someone needs to do each and every kind of work, don't look down on anyone solely because of their job.

Unless they help port VSIPL to GPU architectures.

zing.

2 comments:

queserasara said...

"Someone needs to do each and every kind of work, don't look down on anyone solely because of their job."

Isn't that a lot easier said than done? Especially in cultures of centuries of ingrained hierarchical society structures? How can they make it more desirable / less shameful to be a trash man, construction worker, etc in Saudi? Just curious to your thoughts...

sstc said...

I suppose it has more to do with perspective. I would argue that no one looks up to janitors. But, someone still is a janitor. Most people will choose to be a janitor over being hungry or a beggar. If that is the prevalent thought, then more people would be gainfully employed.

Changing the thoughts of the people from "I'd rather be a beggar" to "I'd rather be a janitor" is what needs to occur.