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Q: China expats with what profession are most stuck up in your opinion?

I don't want to insult anyone here but sometimes I come across expats here who are just soooooo stuck up because they think they have a great career and are superior to everyone else. 99% of the most stuck up people wore suits and worked in finance. Again, no offense to anyone here but....!

7 years 33 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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yes , many stuck up expats in beijing when i visited and they look down on teachers.

but the laws of economics apply to everyone and the longer china enjoys a boom in the economy , the longer the curve declines on the other end. i hope the boom last till i retire but if it does not, the exit strategy is already set up. the japanese were said to rule the world in 80's , how did that work out, the idea that the rest of the world will sit on their collective ass and let china run the world is lunacy.

i really feel sorry for these little emporers brain washed into believing china will have a good economy forever and never have a downturn , when it hits and blows up their arrogant superiority , some of them will commit suicide. the faster you grow the harder you fall. greed has its price.

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For me it's hard to judge or compare since I haven't been able to run across many different expats with other job titles. I have run into some teachers, some business men/women, but I have not been around them long enough to give an educated opinion on this at all. 

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There are cookies, bookies and too many rookies for me to sit here trying to be a hooky! Looky Looky don't call me a wooky. Touchy Touchy Feely Feely Spicy Spicy Nicey Nicey & that's what the doctor Ordered!!

 
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Businessmen.

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I have met engineers and businessmen and they're all friendly. Your experience may vary.

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The most stuck up group of foreigners I have met in my ten years association with China, in more than 20 cities, were also in the town that had the best overall expat population I have found in China, Nantong in Jiangsu. It is sad, though, that they are also the people who have least reason to be proud of their place in society, and reflect poorly on all expats.

 

There is one group of males, mostly illegal teachers, who have formed a binge drinking club, and cannot be seen in public without being drunk. Membership to the club is obtained by drinking 30 shots in one night, and maintaining such ridiculous feats on a weekly basis. The founder of the club is a disgraced former teacher who nows owns a bar, a particularly obese and obtuse Englishman.

 

Without exception, they feel that they make more contribution to education and international friendship than any other individuals on earth, while at the same time displaying public contempt to any person who is not a member of their club.

 

In contrast, the rest of the expat community in Nantong are, without a doubt, the best and most humble expats in China.

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I think you'll get stuck up people in any profession. People of that mind set are not, in my experience more attracted to any one profession over any other.

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  No idea but I did once meet an English teacher who was university trained, and that guy really looked down on anyone who wasn't. Jeez, if the classrooms all waited for professional teachers to get the English ball rolling, 99% of them would be empty.

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Some of the fresh off the boat English teachers in Beijing and Shanghai who think they're special because they live in a 1st tier city, wear a suit and tie, earn upwards of 10k a month and have learnt to say 'ni hao'.

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