Despite being a former communications minister in the Afghan government, Sayed Sadaat, is now a delivery man in Germany.
He had moved the European country last year ‘for a better life’ but language barrier has made it impossible for him to get a dream job.
Sayed Sadaat, has been criticised by many of his country men for taking up such a job despite serving in government for two years.
49-year-old British-Afghan dual citizen while speaking with Reuters said he doesn’t feel guilty about the switch he made.
He had quit the Afghan government because of disagreements with members of the president’s circle, he said according to Reuters.
Though Sadaat was mocked for leaving to take on a delivery job, those at home are now hoping to leave after the Taliban took over government in Afghanistan.
Sadaat’s family and friends are hoping to join the thousands of others on evacuation flights or trying to find other routes out of Afghanistan.
Sadaat said he chose to move to Germany because he expected it to have a better economic future and a leading role in the telecom and IT sectors in the long term.
Yet, even with his background, Sadaat has struggled to find a job in Germany that matched his experience.
With degrees in IT and telecommunications, Sadaat had hoped to find work in a related field. But with no knowldge of the language, his chances were slim.
“The language is the most important part,” said Sadaat.
Every day he does four hours of German at a language school before starting a six-hour evening shift delivering meals for Lieferando, where he started this summer.