Friday, 28 June 2013

Response 4: Stuck in paradise

Summer is fast approaching and I honestly can’t wait to get away. Three years ago today I was offered what sounds like a dream job. £250,000 a year, working in Dubai, the majestic Burj Al Arab to be specific plus a host of additional benefits. Money, sun, location; for a boy from Salford what’s not to like?

Turns out quite a bit actually. The old saying ‘too much of a good thing’ was uttered by a wise man indeed. Don’t get me wrong, a bit of sun is nice but sweltering 40°C plus temperatures daily when you’re working ain’t no picnic. And Dubai might be paradise to a tourist but you can’t compare a two week stint to three years of 9-5 drudgery.

I miss friends and family so much! My summer holiday sees me jetting back to rainy Salford and I honestly can’t wait. I might not come back.

1 comment:

  1. great story one of my faves this week i guess the saying "theres no place like home" is true in this case!