Hire a Saudi Woman, Get Jailed for 5 Years

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You can fake a lot of things. You can fake expensive watches, fake the words if you don’t know them and fake it till you make it; but you had better not try to pass any fake Saudi employees around in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia has lots of money and its people have the work ethics of drugged hamsters so keeping one on staff with real tasks is a real challenge. But that’s the price you have to pay for doing business in a modern and progressive place that forbids women from driving cars.

Employers involved in fake Saudization will face 5 years imprisonment and a fine of up to 10 million riyals, according to a draft regulation prepared by the Ministry of Labor.

Violating businesses will be deprived of recruitment, government loans as well as blocked from participating in government bids and transferring sponsorships, according to the draft regulation, a section of the Arabic press reported on Saturday.

People will be encouraged to report any fake Saudization cases to the ministry by phone or through its website.

The ministry explained that fake employment is where a business enlists a Saudi with the social security body without actually employing him in order to achieve its Saudization quota.

This just goes to show you that foreign businesses would rather face jail time and pay Saudis not to show up, then actually employ them and give them responsible work to do.

In 2011, the Kingdom imposed stricter penalties for failing to meet quotas for hiring Saudi citizens.

The ministry listed various types of fake Saudization, which include enlisting a special needs national without entrusting him with work and enlisting a special needs national who is actually incapable of performing any duties.

Since all Saudis are incapable of performing any duties, this really just is a Catch 22.

Fake employment also includes employing women in jobs that are not suitable for them

Ironically, female Saudis are somewhat more capable of working than male Saudis, which is why you can’t hire them. What would be the point of hiring Saudis who actually work?

Fake employment also includes enlisting a Saudi with social security even though he is a government or military employee, and transferring a Saudi from one sector to another for the purpose of increasing the Saudization quota in the other sector.

Also it includes raising Saudis from the dead, because Saudi zombies make somewhat better employees than live Saudis, it also includes hiring listing Osama bin Laden as your Saudi employee. But if your Saudi employee is off Jihading It in Syria, then no one needs to be the wiser.

  • Michael Shaw

    Indeed it is a Saud state of affairs.

  • Softly Bob

    It’s because Muslim ideology has always taught people to lie and cheat. Muslims, by and large, are just a bunch of untrustworthy, fork-tongued thugs who have no place in any decent civilisation.

    • Paul of Alexandria

      It’s a little more complicated than that. Read “The Arab Mind” by Raphael Patai. (http://www.amazon.com/Arab-Mind-Raphael-Patai/dp/0967201551/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390846392&sr=1-1&keywords=the+arab+mind+by+raphael+patai)
      and bearing in mind that Islam is, by and large, arabization. See also many of the stories in “Arabian Nights”.
      Arabs (and thus most – but not all – Muslims) have an entitlement mentality. They all want to be the king, or as close as possible; any management position will do in a pinch – bossing people around is the key. Actually working, however, is for the guy on the bottom of the heap. Physical labor – even skilled labor – is looked down upon, and applying one’s self to learning a craft or trade is tantamount to volunteering for slavery. Only being a warrior is seen as noble.

      • Gee

        They also have a habit of believing any myth that is around, even those that they just made up in the past 5 minutes. Delusional would be the best term

  • defcon 4

    Faking the hiring of a Soddy Barbarian national carries a less severe sentence than practicing sorcery and witchcraft (two people were executed two years ago for doing so in SOddy Barbaria). Saudi work quotas for foreign businesses sound a lot like Bumpitra in islam0fascist Malaysia. I wonder if anyone kufr has been executed yet for daring to set foot in Mecca or Medina?

  • johnlac

    I have a bro-in-law who worked for a business concern in one of the mid-east Arab states. By government order, they had to employ a quota of local Arabs. The local Arabs never did any work. Most of them only showed up to pick up their paychecks. Virtually all of the work was done by Europeans or Indians although they technically employed many local Arab citizens. My bro-in-laws opinion of Arab workers is that they are worthless.

  • InSaudiNow

    I’ve lived and worked in Saudi for 18 years. It is true that there are a lot of Saudis who act entitled, however there is a growing number of Saudis who are hard working and competitive, mostly females. Some of the problems in Saudi stem from the fact that western expats make 3 times the $ for the same job – which wouldn’t be accepted in western countries. Asian and other Arab expats make less than half than Saudis. Should be equal pay for equal work regardless. Also, it is hard to fire a Saudi, sometimes allowing them to feel bullet proof. Many get jobs because of family connections. The employment market is very mixed up, and they need to be able to achieve success not on a family connection but from hard work and hard work alone. They are capable, but when any young Saudi enters the market knowing they are predestined for success or failure based on nationality, gender or family connections… where does the work ethic have a chance to rise? Things are changing, but very very slowly.