At what was a surprise interface with the chairman of the Qatari Businessmen's Association (QBA), young citizens attending the conclusive ceremony of the Career Fair yesterday were severely critical of private companies for not providing them jobs.
There are big private businesses in the country literally with no Qatari employees at all. "This is not fair to us," said several participants during a question and answer session with Sheikh Faisal bin Qassem Al Thani, head of the QBA.
The plan for the meeting where Sheikh Faisal was to be the chief guest was kept a secret by the organizers until the last moment. After a barrage of questions, Sheikh Faisal broke the silence and told the audience he was willing to offer employment to fellow nationals provided they met the requirements.
“Things here have changed over the past decade. There are many big private players here and I don't think they can afford to hire people who don't have the necessary qualifications,” he said.
“We would prefer to employ locals since we are paying huge housing allowances to expatriate workers,” he said.
“You will have to soon begin preparing yourself to take up private employment as the government cannot accommodate all of you any more,” Sheikh Faisal stated.
Fellow citizens should seize the opportunities available and instead of trying for jobs should take to entrepreneurship, he said. "Over the past three decades only few nationals have successfully set up their own businesses," the QBA chairman lamented.
He said he didn't have enough financial resources when he set out to launch the City Centre project. "I was depending on my grit, reputation and honesty and I eventually succeeded," he pointed out.
Responding to questions, he said regular saving was a good habit and people must learn to keep some money aside instead of spending hugely on luxury.
Qatarsucks.com comments: It is widely known that Qataris are the least productive and problematic employees in Qatar. They basically just show up to work, sometimes, and do nothing to contribute whatsoever. You can identify these morons and avoid them by looking out for men with big white bed sheets wrapped around their bodies. These so called men also have a mobile phone ear piece hanging out of one ear. Yeah, those are the people who think their shit doesn't stink and are big babies who are entitled to anything they want including a high paying job. The problem is that employers don't want them...gee I wonder why???
Source: The Peninsula