Dave’s Internet cafe — Saudi forum blocked *again*?

Oh dear, the Saudi forum of Dave’s ESL cafe has been blocked again.
And not just the Saudi forum this time. It’s ALL of the forums. If you’re thinking about working for someone in China, you won’t be able to see what their old employees are saying. And you won’t be able to go through old comments to find websites with job offerings that you may not have thought about. In other words, if you were unfortunate enough to accept a position with a Saudi firm, and are now in Saudi Arabia, you are now at a distinct disadvantage in the current job market.

But why? Last time, it was rumored that someone had won a lawsuit against an employer that refused to pay, and that the Saudi forum was blocked to prevent those working in the Kingdom from finding out how to collect their salaries. But what is going on now?

Let’s check the job boards. Oh my, the job board is miraculously not blocked. Imagine that.

Hmmm. Who has been naughty this time?

What’s that second entry there? They employ several hundred people, and I know several of them who are still waiting for the August salary. Looks like not being able to meet the payroll doesn’t keep them from recruiting.

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One response to “Dave’s Internet cafe — Saudi forum blocked *again*?

  1. The Education Experts Meltdown Begins
    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Saudi Arabia
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    P_Pace
    Joined: 07 Dec 2011
    Posts: 19
    Location: North America
    Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:49 am Post subject: The Education Experts Meltdown Begins

    The first phase of the Education Experts meltdown has begun. Employees have had enough of the BS and are leaving in droves as soon as they have some money in their pockets. The sad but funny thing is, the weekend hasn’t even started yet!

    The abysmally incompetent management of EdEx finally paid employees late (against the contract) for the second time in as many months. And as usual no communication nor any kind of organization going about it. They just kind of “showed up” to pay people, and as usual, they had to wait much longer than they should have.

    Not to mention the huge number of people they cheated out of bonuses, expenses for visa runs (due to Ed Ex incompetence), vacation pay, etc… But you have to expect it when you have a disgraced, alcoholic, pathologic liar as your front man and it goes downhill from there.

    An operations manager so crooked he doesn’t dare put anything down on paper and has no concept of delegating authority. Not to mention staff members who are mentally deficient to start with, are overworked (because of said operation manager) and with not nearly enough help to do their jobs correctly.

    As a result, one of the most crooked and absolutely worst employers in Saudi Arabia takes yet more steps into lower depths of idiocy and mismanagement. Most companies would learn from their mistakes, and sadly, it wouldn’t take much beyond common sense and competent management to solve the problems that plague EdEx. But like the insane man who continues his bizarre behavior and continues to do the same stupid things, EdEx stumbles into even more inept stupidity—and then wonders why.

    To employees who stay with this joke of a company, have “Plan B” ready. Because with the way this “blind leading the blind” management is going, they will not be in business too much longer. There are other competent companies waiting in the wings to step up and replace the Bozo’s at EdEx and their various contracts.

    The EdEx meltdown starts, and will continue. Why should employees have any consideration for an employer that treats them like dirt, and lies & cheats them as much as EdEx does!?!

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