One third of the work force in Maldives is made up of expatriate workers, the vast majority of which are made up of labourers. But there others like doctors, teachers, and hospitality workers from a wide range of countries. Resort industry is by far the largest employer of expatriate workers. Workers from the Asian subcontinent are so common that they are typically not seen as external workers. Whereas western expatriates, who make up a minority of the imported labour force, are considered to be “foreigners”. Generally the western workforce makes up the management level of the resort industry.
The experience of working in Maldives resort industry is very different. it has to be understood that you are essentially ‘trapped’ on the resort island and there isn’t much to do expect work, swim, snorkel, or dive. If the work environment on the resort island is not to your taste, then you will not be too happy. So before packing, make sure that your employer is an internationally recognized organization. Such places have strong rules and operating policies with HR focusing on equality with minimal cultural issues. Local employers don’t always have very strong operational policies and do a lot of things on a whim. If possible get some idea of the turnover rate at the resort as it is a direct reflection of the environment at the resort.