High-flying oil workers now scraping by amid layoffs


Yeah, you high flyers. And we hope Haqim Nawawi is not disillusioned.

Dateline 2016-01-11, Malay Mail:

Haqim Nawawi thought he had it all when an international oil services firm poached him from a biochemical company and hired him as a logging-while-drilling field specialist with a monthly salary of more than RM10,000.

But just 11 months into his dream job, the 26-year-old took a phone call last June that would crush all hopes for a comfortable life. Now, he is jobless and makes a scanty side income of RM540 a month teaching secondary school students maths or science.

“When they hired me I was so happy,” Haqim told Malay Mail Online. “I even bought a house”.

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