Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Jobs in police force find few takers among nationals :: Gulf News

Just 16 of the 455 UAE national job seekers accepted employment with the Dubai Police force, said Police chief Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim. Lt Gen Dahi told Gulf News that the department had initially expected more than 80 per cent of the applicants to join the Dubai Police force.

The police chief blamed parents and the easy lifestyle of youngsters for the low acceptance of job offers. "Some parents are indirectly encouraging their children to be dependent on them by providing them with all they want.

"If a youngster needs a car, he knows that his parents will provide him with it," Lt Gen Dahi said.
Despite repeated efforts to reach the applicants for more than a month, Lt Gen Dahi said 274 of them had switched off their telephone numbers, provided wrong numbers or did not answer.

He said 65 of them did not report to the Human Resources Department of Dubai Police to finish their appointment procedures.
These applicants really, really don't want the job on the terms they are being offered. And the parents' behavior is not going to change any time soon.

In order to meet the emiratization goals, the Dubai Police will have to offer greater compensation and better working conditions. The government could also change policies that undercut the incentive to work, such as the size of unemployment compensation and the conditions upon which unemployment compensation is received.

I can't help thinking these applicants only applied under some duress; maybe they have to appear to be actively looking for work to keep certain government financial support.



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