When I woke up in the morning on Saturday, I received some messages, and almost everyone said that I should just get out of there. Even more obnoxious was the fact that the man in charge of the agency through which I had found the job was supposed to assist me in finding housing, and all he did was send me a link to apartments that was all in Turkish. When I told him that I don’t speak Turkish and that I didn’t have furniture, so I needed furnished apartments, he told me to use Google Translate and never addressed anything else.
At this point, I emailed this guy back and told him that I was having trouble finding a room and also that I was not comfortable at the school at which I had been placed. I told him that I wanted to leave and that since I had worked three weeks without even signing my contract, I would agree to make a deal with him to work two more weeks as long as he would agree to pay me for the time that I had worked and also return my original university diplomas. To this he said that he would come and speak with me on Monday. When I replied and told him that I really need some answers immediately, he ignored me.
As I searched for other places to stay and tried to figure out what to do, I chatted with my friend Jessica about how I wanted to leave. All of the sudden, she told me to grab my cards because something had just told her to tell me to look at them. They said, “Yes! Your intuition is correct. Take action accordingly.” Also, they said, “Make a decision! Listen to your intuition and make a decision.” Ok, at this point, I knew that I definitely needed to leave. How many more signs did I need? I had asked for a sign on Friday, and I had received numerous signs. Just then, my former principal whom I have known for many years, and who is one of my favorite women that I very much respect and admire, called me on Skype. Not only is she extremely intelligent, educated, and worldly, she has also lived in Saudi and has had an abundance of cultural experiences. When she asked me if I still had my passport in my possession, I have to admit that she really, REALLY scared me! Of course I still had it, or so I thought! Quickly, I ran to check, and thankfully I did indeed have it in my possession. Then she told me that I needed to leave IMMEDIATELY and not to tell anyone. Since she has never before given me bad advice, I booked a ticket to leave that night.