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Old Nov 21st 2012, 9:36 am
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http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/em...vers-1.1108009


Emiratis urged to work as bus drivers


Abu Dhabi: Humaid Al Qutami, Minister of Education, and Musabeh Al Katbi, a member from Sharjah, suggested that more Emiratis should work as bus drivers.

Only 200 out of 7,000 such jobs are occupied by citizens, according to Al Katbi, who said he sees no problem whatever that Emiratis be placed in this job.


“On the contrary, our students will be safer with Emirati bus drivers than any other drivers and physical and sexual assault can be reduced or eliminated,” Al Katbi said.

Al Qutami, also head of the Emirates Transport Services, said plans to Emiratise this job were hampered by citizens’ unwillingness to apply or take it up.

“The Emirates Transport Services spares no effort to train and recruit Emiratis and offer them almost triple the salaries given to foreigners,” Al Qutami said.

Al Qutami explained that citizens account for 43 per cent or 1,661 employees and 1,197 bus attendants in Emirates Transport.
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Old Nov 21st 2012, 9:39 am
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“On the contrary, our students will be safer with Emirati bus drivers than any other drivers and physical and sexual assault can be reduced or eliminated,” Al Katbi said. WOW.

offer them almost triple the salaries given to foreigners,” Wow.
Incredible quotes there.
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Old Nov 21st 2012, 9:43 am
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“On the contrary, our students will be safer with Emirati bus drivers than any other drivers and physical and sexual assault can be reduced or eliminated,” Al Katbi said.
Really? WOW
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Old Nov 21st 2012, 9:49 am
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Really? WOW
they'd never slow down enough to pick up passengers, just drive past with a foot out the window and music blaring. Hazard eliminated.
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Old Nov 21st 2012, 9:59 am
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Incredible quotes there.
unbelievable I would say
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Old Nov 21st 2012, 10:03 am
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Old Nov 21st 2012, 11:45 am
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There are currently 200 Emirati bus drivers? That's the bit that shocked me.

Plus the part suggesting Emiratis are never sex pests but other nationalities are.

I assume the person quoted doesn't realise just how racist that sounds. Or doesn't care.
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Old Nov 21st 2012, 11:54 am
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There are currently 200 Emirati bus drivers? That's the bit that shocked me.

Plus the part suggesting Emiratis are never sex pests but other nationalities are.

I assume the person quoted doesn't realise just how racist that sounds. Or doesn't care.
I found the entire article bizarre, and yes, incredibly racist.
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I needed a laugh.
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I needed a laugh.
Exactly! Brightened an otherwise dull afternoon!
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