just a week from the start of world cup qatar 2022, there are many eyes on the Middle Eastern country and its lifestyle. Amid calls for a boycott by fans from some European countries and the announcement of statistics related to the organization world Cup, Queue It’s in the eye of the storm. In this context, there are many Argentines who live in that country and Frank Savery This is one of those. in conversation with CountryThe 30-year-old tells his story, explains some of the difficult moments of his adaptation to the Asian region and what is life like for someone who grew up in our country,
Savery studied tourism and hospitality in Argentina. After years of working in the country, At the age of 28 he decided to emigrate, The first destination was Italy, where they left in September 2020. The first months were difficult due to the Covid restrictions, but as time went on, including the change of city, their work life settled down.
However, in late 2021, he found himself without a steady source of work and began looking for vacancies in the hotel industry, a sector that was in full reactivation. From your search in different countries, ranked in Qatar’s capital Doha, Despite the fact that the first position was as a lifeguard, Franco is finally hired as a waiter.,
the hotel where he went to work Visa process simplified And offered him a deal, which, according to his testimony, is standard in this area. ,Most of the hotels provide you the same: a basic salary, tips are added which are divided between the whole local and They provide you accommodation, food and transportation As far as you work”, he explained.
In the workplace, Franco assured had some problems at work, In addition to a “rapid” cadence, he was sometimes irritated by the customers’ behavior. ,Local customers are in trouble. Qataris and locals often think they are the kings of the world And they don’t treat you the way they should,” he said. Along the same lines, he said that you don’t usually tipExcept for those who lived outside a Middle Eastern country: “They don’t understand what is work culture., Tip and knowing what a waiter earns from tip. To give it is common sense and it is not customary here, unless they are people who live in another part of the world and learn it”.
In this sequence, he has warned in many cases clippers treatmentOutside of his work, too, is complicated: “Some Treat You Like Dirt”, Despite this he also said in other cases He got a lot of affection when he said he was from ArgentinaThanks for the connection with football and the statistics of Lionel Messi why diego armando maradona, “They tell you they want us to win the World Cup and that’s unbelievable,” he said.
On the other hand, he insisted ban on possession of liquor and emphasized that can only be consumed at the bar, which are usually expensive. Privileged people who can have alcoholic beverages in their homes are residents who can afford the cost of a special licence.
Franco initially accepted Adaptation was “a bit difficult”., In addition to differences in customs with the local people, he noted that he found the city “very unreal”. However, by socializing, learning about Muslim culture and even some Arabic, she managed to hold her own.
In this process, football was an important tool. ,today I have six or seven football group and i play more than once a week, First with people from here and then I found Latinos who went out with them.” Currently, and thanks to the arrival of new settlers, friendships with Latin Americans, and especially with Argentina, have multiplied, With whom he often meets after work.
Regarding this, he happily said that the bond between compatriots in the Middle Eastern country is very strong: “Since Qatar is small and we are argentina looking for each otherThis link is given, Thanks for sharing Nationality, 30 years old He became friends with former Racing and Banfield player Sergio “Chino” Vittore. who currently works in Al-Saila SC of Qatar,
Along the same lines, Franco whitewashed The habit that he acquired in our country and which also became stronger abroad: “I drank less mate in Argentina than when I was abroad, I learned to appreciate it outside and I’m used to it now Fortunately, there is much that can be achieved here.”
Despite the above precautions, the young man recommended that his compatriots visit world Cup that they go “with a desire to encourage Argentina” and stressed that Qatar “not as closed as it seems”, Regarding his care, he said that Public displays of affection are frowned uponEven if they are people who are not from the LGBTIQ+ community.
Finally Franco addressed those who are thinking of trying their luck abroad. “If they have the opportunity, let them do it. I love Argentina and I always describe it as the best and worst place in the world at the same time.”, he said of his vision of the possibility to grow economically.
Face the World Cup, Youth He quit his job at the hotel and was hired by a travel agency in Argentina Coordinating a group of compatriots traveling to watch the tournament. “I’m making my dream come true”, I’m going to do it and I’m very happy with what’s coming”, she closed.