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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Oil slump prompts Gulf states to take shine off cushy government jobs | Reuters

Oil slump prompts Gulf states to take shine off cushy government jobs | Reuters:
"Ahmed, a Qatari civil servant, used to arrive at his office at a government ministry in Doha late in the morning and leave for home after lunch, collecting a monthly salary of 40,000 rial ($11,000) and a generous housing and travel allowance.

But last month a government official made a surprise spot check on the ministry's offices and found dozens of employees absent.

"Punctuality is a duty," said a letter Ahmed received from the minister's office. "Qatar expects the best of its citizens.""

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