The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

How not to apply for a job in Dubai

A Canadian web designer gets rather racist when asking for a job:

From: Amir Saffar
To: Mike Platts
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2006 9:11 PM
Subject: RE: hi again

it’s very simple Mike. You are interested in my profile and i wanted to know how much you were able to pay. no response means: you either can’t pay that much, or you only hire indians and pakistanis who don’t ask for a good salary.
but dude, i am neither indian or paki and i have never worked for less than 2000 usd/month. You got it now!?

Read the whole exchange.