A young lady, Kimberly Ofori, had to resign from her bank job for another one in Dubai which offered a tax-free salaryHappy that she had something different and better, she went on a one way ticket, only to be informed that that vacancy had been cancelled.
Ofori had to survive on water and noodles to get by, applied for more than 70 jobs until she pulled her life togetherA young lady identified as Kimberly Ofori has narrated on LinkedIn how she got stranded in Dubai after travelling to a foreign country in hope of getting a better job.
The lady rejected a promotion she was offered at a bank she used to work for in Amsterdam because she wanted to take up a different job in Dubai.
Many people praised her bravery.The young lady revealed that she had to survive on water and others. Photo source: LinkedIn/Kimberly OforiSo she resigned from the back, packed her pack, and went with a one-way ticket to the United Arab Emirates.
Before making that bold move, the lady had got a job with a housing company that offered a relatively better salary that is tax-free.
When she got to the new workplace in Dubai all excited, the director of the company was shocked to see her. Some moment after, he called, gave her a one-month advance salary and apologized that the job vacancy had been cancelled.
The boss said that have been trying to reach her and inform of the new development before she got to Dubai.
That was how Ofori’s got stranded and had to spend the next six months applying for over 70 jobs without success. She had to survive on water and piece meals like noodles and biscuits. She never told anyone back home of a situation.
When the young lady’s salary dried up, she got more desperate with her job hunting until she got one.
Below are some of the reactions to her story:
Tayo Awere said:
“Great but how did you manage to stay in Dubai for 6 months without sponsorship. My knowledge of dubai reminds me that you can only stay for 30days without working (i.e. holiday) afterwards a company must sponsor you if you wish to remain in the country.”Karen Russell said:
“People say I am brave. You are MUCH braver than I am. Kudos to you. I If you don’t have certain obligations, you can be braver.”Jarrett J. Risher said:
“This was me in Saudi Arabia after a major car accident, and poor medical service. My family wanted me to leave. But we’re survivors. We figure it out, and make it work.”Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian man, Mojib Olasupo Baruwa narrated how his relocation has been since he left Nigeria in 2020.
He said he had to resign from his job with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), adding that his friends thought he was out of his mind to have left such a good job.
Olasupo said he had to do that because he wanted so much to be with his wife and daughter. He stated that the relocation was never easy but he learnt a lot.