Life is good. You live in one of the nicest and wealthiest countries in the Middle East (Dubai); you have a job you enjoy and earn a tax free salary of £75,000 (about $103k). What do you do when you show up for work one day and find out you no longer have said job? Simple. Turn your Porsche Boxster into a rolling billboard.
After Andrew Blair was laid off from his construction manager’s job in Dubai he decided the best way to find new work would be to let people know about his troubles. With little hesitation and Sharpie in hand, Mr. Blair proceeded to write out his name, job title and contact details on the back of his Porsche. He was quoted as saying, “At end of day if I don’t have a job I can’t afford the car, simple as that.”
Mr. Blair transferred to the Middle East in 2007, from the UK, for a new job that basically tripled his salary and did so tax free. He has no intentions of returning to the UK anytime soon and hopes his unique promotion will help to get him noticed and find a new position.
While he may not find new employment immediately, he is definitely getting noticed.