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Q: Who took the Jobs?

I have been having some WP issues etc, and a Chinese colleague suggested the Government was doing the right thing with tightening up visa requirements. He said Chinese jobs for Chinese people.

 

For me, this was interesting. I have seen first hand, thousands of manufacturing jobs exported to the west.

 

I kept my job. I went from west to east, dropped my wages... because it's my job.

 

But now China is saying I am stealing Chinese jobs.

 

I blame the bankers. Who do you blame?

6 days 20 hours ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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Who cares what he thinks ? You can tell him china got better because of west . You can look at the trade imbalance between China and USA . It is more that 300 billion dollars every year. 

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What was your reply to the Chinese colleague? I'd have reminded them that they only had a job as it was taken off someone back in the UK 

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To be honest. I had no answer. I had other things on my mind.

 

But later on, when I started thinking about it... I thought... what a cheeky bastard.

 

He gets paid a good wage from a western company that exploits low paid labour. And sure, the guy is a good engineer, but he forgets who taught him. It was not Chinese who taught him to get to his elevated position from where he can look down on me.

 

But it's not that simple. I can't feel anger towards him for his comments. He is only saying what Trump says.

 

This particular guy considers his original western teacher as a master. He also considers me as a master. Filial piety is strong. And I mean master in a Chinese sense, as in teacher.

 

But this guy strongly believes there will be an inflow of western engineers who cant get jobs in the west will come here and be promoted above him, based on their skin colour and nationality.

 

In a way, as he explained to me, China has been too good at taking western jobs, and they need to keep western workers high quality. To improve China, not drag it down.

 

Tha'ts what he said.

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Who cares what he thinks ? You can tell him china got better because of west . You can look at the trade imbalance between China and USA . It is more that 300 billion dollars every year. 

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The same thing happens in every country.
Unions or Government tell it's population that that foreign labour is taking their jobs.
What they fail to tell them is that they either don't have the skill or knowledge to do the job or that they are to bloody lazy or the job is beneath them that people from overseas have to fill the void.
I do concede that there are exceptions

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A: That would be an awful experience. I would call your embassy asap
A:That would be an awful experience. I would call your embassy asap, they might be able to suggest something or give you a temporary replacement or something. I'm sure they would have seen this before.You may also need something from the PSB to say that you still have a valid visa in order to leave the country. Do you at least have a copy of your visa and passport front page, or can you get one?  If you have been working here your employer would probably have copies. In the mean time, turn the place upside down trying to find your passport.Good luck mate.   -- Stiggs