Employing in Philippines - I'll never hire in UK again.

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  1. Dawg

    Dawg UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    But Earl, don't you bang on about how we are so rich compared to the Third World, and how we should help the very poor peoiple there?
    What better way than to help them on the way to prosperity by employing them?
     
    Posted: Apr 27, 2011 By: Dawg Member since: Feb 12, 2006
  2. DeanCo

    DeanCo UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I could not agree more with everything said. What an outstanding post.
     
    Posted: Apr 27, 2011 By: DeanCo Member since: Feb 19, 2011
  3. bdw

    bdw Banned

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    You may see an outstanding post. Sorry, all I see is just a list of bitter generalisations - a cliched rant that makes me shake my head in despair. :(
     
    Posted: Apr 28, 2011 By: bdw Member since: Aug 13, 2008
  4. workingnomad

    workingnomad UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I agree, an outstanding post, not bitter or cliched, just telling it how it is.
     
    Posted: Apr 28, 2011 By: workingnomad Member since: Feb 28, 2009
  5. bdw

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    I cannot understand why anyone who thinks they owe the taxman nothing and who has such a low opinion of their fellow countrymen does not move to one of these promised lands themselves. I am sure you would love it. :rolleyes:

    Why would you want to continue to live in a country with a population of lazy, uneducated good for nothings when you could be over there on your philanthropic missions to help the inhabitants? :p

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    Posted: Apr 28, 2011 By: bdw Member since: Aug 13, 2008
  6. gmoto

    gmoto UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Given the choice, would quite like too actually.
    Unfortunately I'll have to make my new business in the UK a fair bit more successful before I could manage that.

    My parents did VSO before I was born. They were assigned to be teachers and this gave them a love for the vocation which they seen lost when they came back to the UK.
    The kids they were teaching really WANTED to learn and WANTED to work the hardest they could, because they were in a privileged position which would allow they to make real progress for themselves and their family.
    While in the UK you find kids who PLAN to be on the dole, because it's doing just fine for their parents.
     
    Posted: Apr 29, 2011 By: gmoto Member since: Jan 14, 2011
  7. OldWelshGuy

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    because until 14 months ago I had a mother in law dying of dementia, and oddly enough my wife kinda wanted to be close to her.

    We also have an 11 year old daughter who again oddly enough, we believe we owe some stability to and that she should have her formative years and education not shattered becauuse of selfish acts by her parents.

    It is easy to engage mouth before operating brain, and I agree that in theoery what you say is good, but taken to extreme, I bet you have a load of foreign made goods in your house, why not dump them and get Blighty built? Or alternatively go and live with the people who made them :p

    I am pulling your tail here but the solution is somewhere between your position and the position of the OP.

    HOW can it be right for benefit claimants to get £600 a week cash? and no council tax, no rent etc.
     
    Posted: Apr 29, 2011 By: OldWelshGuy Member since: Jun 12, 2008
  8. bdw

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    No actually what you want for your eleven year old is a decent British education in a British school. But then when you think about maybe that is where all of these Brits learn to be lazy, good for nothing benefit claimants? Maybe if she was educated in the Philippines she would learn to be one of these better people?

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    Posted: Apr 29, 2011 By: bdw Member since: Aug 13, 2008
  9. gmoto

    gmoto UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    If I had kids I'd worry about them being taught in British schools. I wouldn't consider you really get a 'decent education' from them - more due to the attitudes of much of the other students, than the teaching it's self.
    I think I'd prefer to live in a country with lower cost of living where I could afford to (no doubt would have to) send them to a decent 'ex-pay' private school.
    Also gives them a good perspective on the world to my mind.
     
    Posted: Apr 29, 2011 By: gmoto Member since: Jan 14, 2011
  10. Dawg

    Dawg UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Consider yourself corrected Old Welsh Guy. What you actually want and what you say you want seem not to be the same.
    Thank goodness help is at hand.....
     
    Posted: Apr 29, 2011 By: Dawg Member since: Feb 12, 2006
  11. bdw

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    Yaaaaaawwwwwn!

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    Posted: Apr 29, 2011 By: bdw Member since: Aug 13, 2008
  12. Dawg

    Dawg UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Childish response. Will I get a 'wha'eva' next?

    It is a valid point: what makes you think that you know what someone else actually wants for their child, especially as they have just said something different? It's just you know better, is it?

    Just asking..
     
    Posted: Apr 29, 2011 By: Dawg Member since: Feb 12, 2006
  13. bdw

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    Whatever!

    Buy BDWs chewy websites - with added catnip!

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    Posted: Apr 29, 2011 By: bdw Member since: Aug 13, 2008
  14. MASSEY

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    Sorry BDW but i recall you had quite a few websites hosted with a "GERMAN" company.

    So you feel as though giving your money to a country that has the best economy in Europe is a good idea?

    Whats wrong with British hosts, they all do the same thing?
     
    Posted: Apr 30, 2011 By: MASSEY Member since: Nov 29, 2009
  15. adventurelife

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    BDW

    I am local to you less than 1 hours drive I come from very similar backgrounds. Wake up it is a global world and economy. If you agree with it or not it is irrelevant because it is fact and no matter if we agree or disagree that is not going change anything.

    The only way Scotland or the UK is going to have a chance is by adapting to the global situations and making sure we are up there with the best.

    The past is the past and it is not coming back. You may be able to survive as a 1 man show but some of us are trying to build something bigger and employee people , something you are keen on.

    Opinions are just opinions but reality is much much harder.

    Happy to go for a beer and talk crap.

    Regards

    Peter
     
    Posted: Apr 30, 2011 By: adventurelife Member since: Dec 2, 2007
  16. JohnnyCash

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    Don't see that happening any time soon... Scotland has zero to offer potential employers working on a global scale. Its a toilet of a country.
     
    Posted: Apr 30, 2011 By: JohnnyCash Member since: Dec 8, 2010
  17. adventurelife

    adventurelife UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Totally stupid comment that adds zero to the conversation and does you no credit.

    Have you ran a business in Scotland? I would guess not but I will not make assumptions but your comment could make me make a few :eek:
     
    Posted: Apr 30, 2011 By: adventurelife Member since: Dec 2, 2007
  18. JohnnyCash

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    Yes I have, until I seen sense and took it elsewhere. Nothing like getting 200 applicants from the job center, and about 190 of them blatantly just trying to tick a box of "looking for employment".
     
    Posted: Apr 30, 2011 By: JohnnyCash Member since: Dec 8, 2010
  19. adventurelife

    adventurelife UKBF Ace Full Member

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    Speak more

    What business, give us a name , how did it go? Obviously not to well as you hoped, have you got out?

    I have been in over 100 countries and never found one to be what i would class as a toilet so it is an interesting phrase from someone running a business.
     
    Posted: Apr 30, 2011 By: adventurelife Member since: Dec 2, 2007
  20. JohnnyCash

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    I was born in Scotland, grew up there and lived there for 20 years.

    The business itself was going fine, but the quality of life in scotland is relatively poor in comparison to hundreds of alternatives... the business was web based so there was n real reason to stay.

    Bad weather, poor lifestyle quality, high tax, constant red tape in business, and a work shy population. Combine all of those and I'll go elsewhere, thanks.
     
    Posted: Apr 30, 2011 By: JohnnyCash Member since: Dec 8, 2010
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