"I have been visiting your site for years now and have found it
to be very informative. I was hoping you could address an issue that bother
quite a few women here. Many of us housewives here in the UAE are very well
educated but unfortunately had to give up our careers. But would still
appreciate the opportunity to rejoin the workforce from home. We can put our
skills to use from home and make productive use of our expertise. I myself may
not be able to go back to the work force anytime soon, although I have a degree
in Business Administration, Marketing Communication and Public Relations from
the United States. I have worked in managerial positions in Kuwait, Jordan &
the UAE in the past 10 years, but had to give up my career for my childern and
home. Can your site tackle this issue and bring about the possiblities for us
housewives to work from home in the UAE?"
I totally agree with Elian Jabbor. I myself was working since
last 8 yrs in the UAE and had to leave my job recently since I got married and
had to look after my house. I still work part time, but opportunities to work
from home are a pleasant option and more convenient for housewives. There are
many companies in USA and Canada who offer Home jobs for ladies with good
incomes. In the UAE also, companies should come up with ideas where they could
use the skills of 'professionals turned housewives' effectively.
I totally agree with Mrs. Jabbour on this issue. Most women
nowadays are very well educated, and have great deal of intelligence, skills and
experience. Unfortunately most employers hesitate to employ married women with
children, and prefer men or young and single woman.
This segment from our society has a lot to offer, but
unfortunately can not enter the workforce for one reason or another. Housewives
have tremendous responsibilities in this day and age. Many need to work but can
not afford to hire a maid or put their children in daycare centers. Those women
who can, are complaining that their children are facing problems being raised
away from them.
In this day and age most families require and desperately need
the effort and income of both working parents to survive. I suggest that the
concerned authorities approach and tackle this issue with all work sectors. This
will definitely aid housewives in generating extra income and will help her to
put her knowledge, experience and skills to use, thus helping the country's
economy from home.
Thank you for bringing this issue up. It is about time, we in
the Arab world learn more about this issue, and try to solve it.
Unfortunately it seems that in this day and age women's rights
and needs do not provoke any interest here in the UAE. We have so many important
unresolved issues and no one is willing to respond or take a single positive
We are not going to keep suffering in silence. We will keep
trying to explore this issue further, using all kinds of different avenues and
means, and hopefully some day women will have the opportunities they desire and
so rightfully deserve.
GoDubai - thank you so much for your efforts.
I totally agree with Elian Jabbor. In the U.A.E. there should
be more opportunities developed / created for mothers to be able to work from
home and create a more healthy balance between their work and home. This will
allow them to devote time to their kids as well.
I totally agree with Mrs.Jabbour. I surf on the net everyday
and happen to find very exciting careers for people to work at their own
convenience. I suppose this type of jobs are mostly available in the USA and
Canada. I feel it is extremely important that women work from home so that they
can spend maximum time with their kids. However, it is very difficult to survive
in a Gulf country with only one bread earner. In spite of being highly
qualified, women are forced to give up their career. It would be nice if the
authorities could take necessary steps to sort out this issue.
Thanking u for giving us a chance to express our views
regarding this issue.
I fully support Elian Jabbor's idea of working from home.
Perhaps someone who is aware of such opportunities could share the information
with those who are interested. This is an available pool of talented resources
which should not be ignored. One suggestion is for Go Dubai to set up a
sub-category in the vacancies pages to link the two parties.
Besides even full-time employment opportunities are too
attractive here in the UAE for those who do not fall under the "UK/US-educated"
category. The disparity in salaries is too wide to make it a viable option. It
is almost an insult for those who are graduates from universities around other
parts of the world to be excluded from equal employment opportunities.
Give home-makers the
opportunity to use their talents!
I very much agree with Elian Jabbor that qualified
professionals who have quit their careers for the sake of their children should
be given another chance. When it comes to choosing a career job and handling a
family, majority prefer to sacrifice their job to give quality time to their
children. Thereby, sacrificing their careers. These professionals who were
having a fulltime career, now prefer to be homemakers just to keep their
children happy and to spend time with them. I am a Post graduate in Computers
and I was working before. After my kids were born, I quit my job and now I am at
home taking care of my kids and spending quality time with them. At the same
time, I always think that all that I studied should be put to use and I should
not forget the vast knowledge that I got through my education. It would be
wonderful if companies started hiring qualified housewives for data entry jobs,
or telemarketing jobs or even as online marketing executives. I am positive the
response will be excellent! This way a family life and a career both can be
handled together and children will not feel neglected.