Wednesday, November 29, 2006

typical doha.
i wake up with a streaming cold this morning to the ringing of my mobile phone at 7.30am (to most people this seems like a reasnoble time to wake up but for me - no i work till 1am which means that i really have to wake up at 11am). its HSBC ringing me to inform me that i have not been paid this month. so im now awake having been

a) woken up by the bank at 7.30am which im not happy with to tell me bad news that AJI have cocked up paying me. so i get into work at 1pm ring finance, who tell me that they havent paid me, because surprise surprise HR havent given them my bank details, they concequentley have to write me a cheque, which inturn presents me with a problem as the bank only opens till 1pm

b) go to see external affairs who have told me that my RP would be done and dusted today (as they have had all my details (fingerprints, blood tests, blood type, health check x-rays etc)) only to be informed that my fingerprints have not been received, but the will be received soon, as the entire RP process that is inshalla supposed to take ten days its been over a month and a half i currentley have no faith that it will happen anytime soon.

c) add to that i booked a car today to come and pick me up at 11.30 and it didnt arrive at 12.30, when it did arrive the driver was new and didnt know where tv roundabout was, which is frankley unaccaptable, given its one of doha's major landmarks. so my planned side trip to aramex was shelved due to lateness.

i have now come to the conclusion that anything that requires me to intersect with doha beaurocuracy on any level its better for me to chase it personaly as there is a level of incompetance around the HR/External affairs that is truley awe inspiring.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi can you blog about the asian games? thanks!

Dave Medlo said...

I guess this proves that it doesn't matter where you are in the world, beaurocuracy will always be the same.

Bastard, isn't it?

pilgrim said...

wicked mate. found your blog via the good man howard. whats your current email/myspace/im tag? hit me on the p.palgan@ukonline.co.uk to update on current course and heading heavy.

mojonojo said...

>hi can you blog about the asian games? thanks!

no, i have no inteest in the games whatsoever other than it seems to make life in doha even more difficult than it is already.

> I guess this proves that it doesn't matter where you are in the world, beaurocuracy will always be the same. Bastard, isn't it?

word up dave, good to see peeps are reading this little missive, yeah beaurocuracy sukx but most 2nd world countries if you throw cash at the problem it goes away here money doesent resolve it as everyone has heaps of dosh already

>wicked mate. found your blog via the good man howard. whats your current email/myspace/im tag? hit me on the email to update on current course and heading heavy

if you read the side bar its the first on the list but will mail u