Working With Different Kind People

@julyteen (13257)
Davao, Philippines
May 14, 2010 10:19am CST
What I mean working with people mostly not from your own country, I experience this here in Saudi. A lot of people I meet everyday enter to my office, they are from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Turkey, Italy and also from my country. It's very difficult to be with each one of them because of our culture, language and many more. During my first week of working I find it as a big barrier for living long here but day by day when I greet them everytime we meet on the office, lobby and also our staff house, the situation now changes. Hope after a month I can manage to both of them and make them all friends as long as I can. To many mylotters who also working abroad how did you overcome this similar situation?
5 responses
@maxilimian (3099)
• Indonesia
17 May 10
Hi Julyteen! Ya, maybe all what you need is only time to get used to it, it's also happens with everyone i think, we need time to make a good relationship with people from different country, especially at work which we often meet, almost everyday
@julyteen (13257)
• Davao, Philippines
29 Jan 13
I have closed friend with different nationalities. They don't like me to go home, or else only and a vacation then come back but I wanna try again another country not Saudi Only.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
17 May 10
hi july. so you are now actually in the Kingdom of the Arabs? you never told us that you were actually leaving or you never mentioned the date. i am a bit surprised to hear this but not so much since i know that you have a plan of working there... just like anyone of us, even if your work is in this same place, we still have to bear with new colleagues, meeting people of other nationalities or different language or dialect. but we get to be used to it and i am sure, it will not take long for you too.
@julyteen (13257)
• Davao, Philippines
29 Jan 13
I work with 14 different dialects. It was a good experience for me. I was happy to work for about 2 years abroad and want to work again but not in Saudi Arabia, other country than Saudi
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
15 May 10
Hi friend. I don't work abroad but my husband does. As far as I know, he was like you on his first month and slowly adopted with the situation. It was really hard at first add to that his being homesick for it was the first time that he got separated from us. Don't worry friend, you'll overcome this kind of situation soon. Just don't forget to pray for guidance. Goodluck! P.S. Glad to know that you arrived there safe, sorry if I wasn't able to see you when you were here and wasn't able to get my durian candy, LOL. Take care. God Bless
@julyteen (13257)
• Davao, Philippines
29 Jan 13
Yes I wanted to see you before I flew abroad but it seems you are very busy at that time. I give your candy to other hand
• Philippines
15 May 10
i don't work abroad and also here.. because i'm still studying but even though im not working i still encounter lots of people that have different personalities.. i just interact with them with my own personality i don't need to pretend to be like them, just be friendly and surely you'll get to know many people.. :)
@julyteen (13257)
• Davao, Philippines
28 May 10
yeah you're right but sometimes you need to make friends out of your enemy so that you will get their trust. it's really hard to pretend but you will learn out of it. you can make more friends depending on how you deal with them.
• Philippines
14 May 10
My aunt works as a nurse abroad too. She told me it was hard at first and exactly as you described it. As time went by, it got easier for her until it all just flows right. Maybe it'll be the same for you. You were just overwhelmed cuz It's something new and you haven't experienced it yet. :)
@julyteen (13257)
• Davao, Philippines
28 May 10
yeah it's really difficult to get along other people especially other race whom they think they are superior than us. indeed, they are not. my colleagues not so educated but they are promoted base on their number of years working with the company. i hope I can cope this in the next few months.