The influx of recent graduates in Saudi Arabia has created a challenge – finding jobs. It’s easy to understand that a new graduate wants a job related to his or her field of study. Most Saudis want to work in an office environment. Unfortunately there are only so many office jobs which can be filled by recent graduates. Yet on the other hand there are numerous opportunities in the food sector at grocery stores or restaurants but most Saudis do not like this type of work feeling it is beneath them.
Ironically in America where there is also a shortage of jobs, most job seekers share the same perspective as the Saudi graduate. However a primary difference is that the typical American job seek these days has had experience working. He or she may have been a victim of downsizing and laid off from their place of employment.
There are job opportunities available for Americans to bring in a regular paycheck. Yet, like the Saudi, the average American does not want to accept what is viewed as a menial job. And yes, these jobs have generally been filled by Hispanic immigrants.
Is it a coincidence or not that the menial jobs are viewed as too good for the citizen of respective countries? Perhaps as one continues to dig more examples will surface which illustrate that Saudi Arabia and the United States are not always that different.