I worked in KSA for almost two years. I had a lot of good and bad experiences.
I was recruited by our kababayan who used to work in a PRIVATE Hospital somewhere in ASIR region. She/He was working there as a staff nurse/midwife and she recruited us to go along with her. She told us that our employer will shoulder our iqama, insurance and we will not pay anything just a placement fee from the agency. Since, she was a neigbor my parents trusted her and allowed me to go with her.
But things did turn turned out good. We have a lot of salary deductions. Our iqama, insurance, visa, etc. were deducted from our salary It was too bad. I really wanted to go home that time. But, according to our employer, If I want to go home I have to pay them all the expenses the spent in hiring me including the contract.
I have no choice at all but to stay and continue working. I was assigned in different departments and work 9 hours a day for 6 days. Sometimes I have on calls during fridays. Without any incentives or overtime pay. I experienced different kinds of humiliation from the doctors, patients and even my co-workers. They said that I don’t know anything. Cause during that time I only got 1 year of working experience.
I really want to give up but there’s nowhere to go but to take the challenge.
it was a very bad experience that i will never forget in my life.
To be continued….