Worked for Bechtel in Saudi Arabia (Riyadh) one summer 45+ years ago, with a bunch of friends right after high school and our apprentice program. Bechtel was fine and I made good money there pulling wire and bending pipe in the 100F heat (even at night). But they warned us no to venture out of the American compound and we did. THAT was a big mistake. While walking around in town, some Saudi guards forced us at gunpoint to participate in a public stoning of a woman accused of adultery. Not just watch, they poked us in the back with their rifles when we didn't pick up rocks and hurl them. Then when we didn't show enough "enthusuiasm" or accuracy, we got poked again. They thought it was humorous to make us Americans do that. It was not in the least bit humorous to us and the woman died of course. We never left the compound again until our contract was over and none of us renewed. But I made over $40k in 4 months, which in 1977 was 3 times what I normally made in a year.