Jerusalem: View onto the two Palestinian neighbourhoods Jabal al Mukaber and Silvan up to the Mount of Olives.
I am almost spending my entire day working. I really hate one of my jobs and the only thing I want is to get out of there. Because I only started this job in March, I cannot just quit. It states in our contract that, in case we quit the job within the first six months, we have to pay a fine of 500 Shekels. However, the company’s policy is to fire more than 90 % of it’s staff after four or five months. This is a very common practice in Israel and even all over the world. Lay off the staff in order to get away with paying benefits.
So, I am waiting until it is my time. Even more so, as there is always money missing from my monthly salary. It is annoying having to run after my own salary and many times I am just asking myself, why I am sitting there when I have to run after my salary afterwards. Hopefully my time to get fired will be coming soon.
In the meantime we are enjoying the summer with it’s hot temperatures. 30 degrees Celsius every day. The schoolkids are on vacation and those Israelis with some money (or who receive a loan from their bank) travel abroad. The trip has to be cheap and this is why a lot of people go to Greece or Bulgaria. It is a kind of a paradox that hotels and all kinds of holiday entertainments are far more expensive in Israel than abroad. Eilat is more expensive than a Greek Island or Prague. Let alone the service, as Israelis don’t know anything about service. 🙂 Don’t be shocked when you check into an Israelis four or five star hotel where the staff prefers to ignore you. It is not your fault but it is the local mentality. 🙂