However there were many pros and cons related to the decision I took. Before I began to study for my master program, I worked in my family company for two years. It is our family tradition that every member after graduating has to work for at least 5 years in our family company and then carry out with whatever they want. My father did not agree with my idea of leaving my family company and studying. He wanted me to work in our family company for another three years. Whereas being a creative person I wanted to start my own business and implement all what I have learnt yet. I told my father that I will work for another 3 years after completing my masters but was not at all interested to join my family business anyway. I needed to make my father understand that what I actually want, while on the other hand I couldn’t refuse what he is asking me to do as family is considered a significant institution in Saudi Arabia.
The situation described above is a pure negotiation between me and my family. I think that the goals of my family are intangible as what they want is to merely follow a tradition, which is that every graduate family member is obliged to join the family business for 5 years. While on the other side my goals are very much tangible as I want to start my business where I can implement all my knowledge without being under the influence of anybody. I want to be my own boss and do things my own way. ...Show more