HK Locals can't even speak english!

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  1. #91

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    I don't think the OP will be long at this job. He may already be on the supervisor's s**t list. He has insulted his Chinese colleagues in a Chinese city. I don't think Westerners understand really what losing face is, but there would seem to be a serious face issue here.

    (I am also a yank and speak 3 foreign languages, which I say to those who think we are universally chauvinistic and provincial.)

    It takes a long time to understand cultures foreign to ours, decades perhaps. Many customs seem absurd but make sense, once we understand how values, economics, and human nature impact each other. This speaks to why people are being hired for the positions who may not have perfect command.

    The OP may not be able to use the finder's-fee tactic to land his second job.

    Last edited by sarpesius; 17-05-2007 at 06:18 PM. Reason: clarification

  2. #92

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    Lets just shut this thing down ...

    Everyone's had their say ... right?


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