I stopped reading newspapers a while ago, nothing good seems to be reported. EVER ! :x An HR case study caught my eyes yesterday which was related to the sub
ject of payroll difference & raises in the gulf nations, the report came to a well known fact which sadly indicates that Bahrain; although had very good economic growth also had the worst record between our sister nations when it came to improving payrolls.
Bahrain also has huge negative differences between higher employees and the ones at the middle and beginning of the employment ladder when it comes to raises and salary differences ! The case study which was conducted by two firms; states that people holding jobs at the public sector suffered the most ! Where they received growth of a wee % 7.5 while the other nations enjoyed a massive % 31 :o
Finishing the report, and drinking my coffee in one gulp (very bad idea) I didn’t know how to react to this; shall I laugh or cry ? I mean how on earth can a country achieve economic growth and have high levels of inflation while the payrolls stay the same ? Especially everyday joes who are not able to coup with the ever increasing prices of powder milk ? YES you’ve read it ! its not a typo. Powder milk is more expensive over here than a full tank of petrol ! I kid you NOT ! :D
Although the case study didn’t bring anything new, seeing the well know facts printed in the rags made it feel like a ton of bricks have just been dropped on me ! Oh well, off to the cash machine ! ;)