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Saudi Arabia: Imprisoned in the Office

Have you ever found yourself working late in the office? From Saudi Arabia, Ar6abon [Ar] shares with us this fascinating story about how he was locked up in his office one night.

He explains:

احمد الله تعالى خلال هذا الأسبوع اصبحت أداوم في الوظيفة الجديدة .
وبحكم أني جديد لازم أثبت جدارتي وحماسي واندفاعي
المكتب عبارة عن وكيل لشركة عالمية , ومكتب جدة لازال في طور التأسيس , أُعتبر أنا أول موظف في المكتب ..
ولازلت حتى هذه اللحظة أداوم لوحدي .. اسرح وأمرح
حصل لي موقف أمس .. لا أحسد عليه أبدا
سبق وأخذت معي مجموعة من الملفات والعقود والدراسات الخاصة من المكتب إلى البيت , لأقوم بقراءتها وتفحصها .. حتى أكون على إطلاع ومعرفة .
ليلة أمس خرجت من البيت الساعة 11 ونص مساءً , وأنا في اتجاه الكورنيش .. مريت من قرب مقر العمل , قلت في نفسي : خليني انزل واحط الأوراق في المكتب .. وامشي
وبالفعل : طلعت للمكتب وتركت الأوراق , كان فيه شئ آخذت في قراءته , ومضى الوقت .. تفاجئت بأن الساعة صارت 12 ونص صباحا !! ..
قمت بسرعة لأخرج من المكتب , نزلت من المصعد .. وتفاجئت أن بوابة العمارة مغلقة
يظهر أن الحارس قام بإغلاق الباب بحكم أن الوقت تأخر , والمفترض أنه لا يوجد أحد في المكاتب والشركات .
وقتها أحسست بالإختنااااق .. لا يوجد أي طريقة للخروج أبدا !!
عدت للمكتب , شغلت المكيف .. وضحكت على نفسي شوي وبعدها اديييتها نومه على الكنب ..
قمت الساعة 7 والنصف صباحا
(( الناس تدخل للمكاتب لبداية اليوم الوظيفي , وأنا خارج من المكتب ووجهي معفوس ومتجه للبيت ))
موقف عجيب صراحة هههههههههههههه ..
وش رآيكم في الموقف هذا ؟

I thank Allah that I have started working in my new job this week. And because I am a new employee, I had to work hard to prove my qualifications, enthusiasm and keenness to work. The office is an agent for an international company and the Jeddah office is still being established, and I am the first person employed there. Until now, I am the only one working there, having fun on my own. Yesterday something no one can envy happened to me. I had taken some folders, contracts and studies from the office home with me, so that I can read them and examine them closely, in order for me to know what was happening. I left home at 11.30pm, and while I was on the highway overlooking the Corniche (sea front), I pass by my office. I told myself: “Let me go down and return the papers to the office and leave.” And I did just that. I went up to the office and left the papers. Something caught my eyes, I started reading, and time flew. I was shocked to see it was 12.30am. I got up quickly to go home. I took the elevator down and was surprised to see the building doors locked. It seems that the security guard locked the doors, because it was late and all the offices in the companies had no staff at this time.
I felt suffocated. There was no way out for me at all!!
I returned to the office, turned on the air-conditioner and laughed a bit at myself. Afterwards, I slept on the sofa.
I woke up at 7.30am.
People were entering their offices to start their work day, while I was leaving the office with my face messed up, on my way home.
It was a strange experience.. haha .. what do you think of it?

3 comments

  • Wow ..
    thank you Amira for visit my blog
    I hope to see you again.

    أشكرك على الزيارة
    واتمنى رؤيتك ثانية , سعيد بتواصلك ومتابعتك
    :)

  • You are more than welcome Ar6bon!!
    I really enjoyed your blog and will make it a point to visit it more often!

  • […] person from Saudi Arabia blogs about his experiences at his new job, and how he was accidentally locked in his office overnight.  Pretty amusing.  Not so amusing is that a Turkish barber is under arrest and could possibly be […]

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