What if I do not like the work, what can I do?

If you do not like your work because you are not used to it, take time to learn and adjust to it. Living and working in another country with a different environment, people and regulation is not always easy. It will take time to adjust to the new routine, lean new work, adjust to new colleagues, etc. Do not give up at once. Talk with other co-workers as they might be experiencing the same.

If you do not like the work because it is abusive, exploitative or violative of your rights and welfare, then report immediately to the authorities or to the Embassy or Labour Attaché.

If you do not like the work because it is demanding or difficult, discuss this with your employer or supervisor and recommend options to make the work environment better for you without also compromising productivity and other factors, especially your co-workers. Talk as well to other co-workers who have gone through the same experience and they might give you advice or coping mechanisms.

If this does not work, reach out to the Embassy, support networks, migrant organisations, etc. as they might help in easing the workload by encouraging you to participate in socio-cultural events.

If the problem persists or recurs, then have a self-analysis and weigh the pros and cons of staying with your work or going back to home. Some factors you might think about are:

  • Can I find other jobs which may have lower salary but have less work demands?
  • If yes, will I still be able to pay my loans?
  • If yes, will I still be able to support my family?
  • Where can I find more happiness, peace and satisfaction?
  • Am I willing to risk a lot for this job?