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Rent a White Guy

#1  Postby ymitchell » Jun 20, 2010 11:30 am

NOT LONG AGO I was offered work as a quality-control expert with an American company in China I’d never heard of. No experience necessary—which was good, because I had none. I’d be paid $1,000 for a week, put up in a fancy hotel, and wined and dined in Dongying, an industrial city in Shandong province I’d also never heard of. The only requirements were a fair complexion and a suit.

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My Chinese-language tutor, at first aghast about how much we were getting paid, put it this way: “Having foreigners in nice suits gives the company face.” www.theatlantic.com
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Re: Rent a White Guy

#2  Postby blackarmada » Jun 25, 2010 11:01 pm

I'm not really surprised, my friend once told me his Hong Kong uncle keep a white guy around in his company specifically for delivering presentations. No actual work, just to deliver the presentation
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Re: Rent a White Guy

#3  Postby Animavore » Jun 25, 2010 11:02 pm

I'm moving to Hong Kong.
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Re: Rent a White Guy

#4  Postby I'm With Stupid » Jun 25, 2010 11:18 pm

Sounds like an English teacher to me. :grin:
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Re: Rent a White Guy

#5  Postby james1v » Jun 26, 2010 12:21 am

Im Sparticus...Just not for long. ;)
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