5 reasons Saudis refuse to labor, cleaner, and blue-collar jobs

We know that many Saudis refuse to work blue-collar jobs. There are 5 main reasons why a young Saudi will refuse to work these blue-collar jobs which are viewed as menial employment.

Family Upbringing

Young Saudis refuse to accept labor, cleaner, and blue-collar jobs due to their families. Saudi families provide the youth with everything they could possibly desire and that is why the children do not accept these jobs when they come of age.

Government Sector

In Saudi culture, the Saudi youth prefers employment in the government sector rather than being employed in the private sector.

Threat of refusal

Saudi men fear that women will not accept their hand in marriage if they do labor, cleaner, and blue-collar jobs. In simpler words, a wife would not be proud of her husband working a menial job in the private sector.

Low Pay Scale

Saudis cannot live in the same way as expats live. They have to maintain a basic lifestyle which is not possible in the salary driven from labor, cleaner, and blue-collar jobs.

Saudi Culture

The mindset of young Saudi women is the same as the Saudi men, as they too refuse to be employed as either a waitress or a chef in a restaurant. This hesitant approach is primarily since the young Saudi women also believe that they would not receive marriage proposals from men if they worked these types of jobs.

On the show, a curriculum vitae were received of a young Saudi man who had worked in 13 different companies in the same year. This meant that the person only worked for a total of 26 days at each company. This is the main reason why private companies resist hiring Saudis.

Source: Arab News

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.