December 5th 2013
Have Said It All Before!
- I came to you with good advice – but you like not Good Advisers – Prophet Saleh (Methu Saleh) RA
- If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing – Benjamin Franklin
- Life cannot defeat a Writer who is in love with writing , for life itself is a Writer’s love until death – Edna Ferber
I was reading this article in Muscat Daily of Today’s date titled ‘Saudis look to private businesses for youth jobs’ – and by one Aya Batrawy – Associated Press. It brought memories to me when I really rocked the boat in my Company then in my first Omanisation article I had single handedly written and was published by Times of Oman in May 1982 – Thoughts on Omanisation. This was after my article May 10 1982 titled – Stray Thoughts on Oman Traffic. The articles were specially sanctioned for approval for publishing by Late Mr. Eissa Al Zadjali – PBUH.
Also in January 2000 – I had written a full lengthy report interview in The Oman Economic Review titled Mind Matters – which talked about Training & Development and Omanisation of The Youth.
These articles were long time before I ever thought I would become a Writer, Columnist and Author of 10 books – 2 in Arab Management – www.myownmajid.com – and 2 in Road Safety – www.bethesafedriver.com . My ex columns are now in www.majidwrite.com and www.majidall.com
You will forgive me for laughing inside me that despite my two Arab Management books – Psychology of Arab Management Thinking – www.trafford.com/08-0889 – and A Cry For Help! – www.myown-ebooks.com and www.myownmajid.com – suffice to say that both these books were published well before the Arab Spring Uprisings! Many International Readers – and Reviewers including Kindle and Indie – have classified the books as premonition, foretell and forecast of things that came to pass.
The main theme on both my books were the dominating expatriate Mafias and their attitudes, behaviours and treatment of locals – even the senior and qualified ones – let alone the not experienced youth seeking for jobs lots.
It is amazing that there is still a lot of talk and rhetoric – but since 1982 onwards – we have been talking – and on the very same topics and subjects. My career and progression took a direct hit and dent when I wrote especially The Omanisation article – but eventually it was reproduced in Al Fahal Magazine – after my explanations – why I was concerned and worried for the future at that time!
Anyway, I thought I will just remind – lest people forgot what it took me courage and guts to do all these time – at personal costs and loss – and sadly even the top VIPs I sent my books just ignored and marginalised me! That is with the exception of a few expatriate CEOs who did acknowledge receiving the books – and thanking me!
Has the situation got better for me? I do not think so – if you read previous of my articles here – on the very same subject! People like us will always continue to suffer a lot of pain and hardships – because we ‘dare to open our mouth – and speak The Truth – and advise sincerely, honestly and genuinely! And we will never learn our lessons – until it is too late for everyone!
Anyway – today if I die – people will one day say – He said it! But we treated him so badly – and just marginalised and ignored him!
Majid Al Suleimany