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(The Atlantic)   Wanted: quality-control expert for an American company in China. Compensation: $1000 a week, hotel accommodations and meals. Job requirements: fair complexion and a suit   (theatlantic.com) divider line 159
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2010-06-13 12:14:42 PM
Dorsai: I can't imagine why everything coming out of China is made of solid lead.

Let's not forget the pee-pee in the Coke.

so the chinks don't like the darkies? How about that?
 
2010-06-13 12:15:29 PM
h
 
2010-06-13 12:16:16 PM
atomic-age: Lockehart: Sigh...I'll never be qualified for anything!

I could do this, except for the crucial penis I'm lacking.


Well, I try to be a helpful guy, so I've got one you can borrow.

/treat it like it's rented.
 
2010-06-13 12:16:50 PM
Wouldn't be a bad gig for a week as an excuse to go see China.
 
2010-06-13 12:18:50 PM
Oakland A's FTW!: How is this any different from what a real CEO does?

A real CEO would be making at least 20 times that amount.
 
2010-06-13 12:21:09 PM
You know how I know your economic growth is a bubble?
 
2010-06-13 12:22:43 PM
Hook me up.
 
2010-06-13 12:22:57 PM
$1,000 and they pay for food and the hotel? I'm there.

Do they pay the airfare too?

This sounds less like the company actually needing a rep on-site and more like the depressed small-town locals needing to feel appreciated.
 
2010-06-13 12:24:41 PM
GungFu: Yeah, better than living in America where you can get shot at every few minutes whilst being obese stuffing fast food into your mouth without health care and being raped by minorities who illegally entered your country. That's the USA, isn't it?

East Texas, anyway.
 
2010-06-13 12:25:17 PM
Has anyone offered to share their penis with atomic-age yet?

/that last pic in your profile, a-a... wow, there's something in my eye :)
 
2010-06-13 12:26:18 PM
Big Al: the article is really lacking in details... so what type of company really was behind all this? Was it mob controlled? Was it a Chinese company that just wanted to pretend it had American connections?

They dealt in carbon credits, so probably employed by the IPCC
 
2010-06-13 12:28:18 PM
nesler
I think I might be too white for this. And too skinny and gawky looking.

umm.. wanna make out or sumthin?
 
2010-06-13 12:28:53 PM
Only $52k a year for a shiatty ex-pat job? No wonder these guys always have troubles with the tax man when they come back to the US.
 
2010-06-13 12:29:09 PM
atomic-age: I could do this, except for the crucial penis I'm lacking.

untaken_name: Well, I try to be a helpful guy, so I've got one you can borrow.

/treat it like it's rented.


Don't listen to him. Drive it like ya' stole it.
 
2010-06-13 12:30:07 PM
For $50k you can have a kick-ass lifestyle in China, the problem comes when you want to move back to a country with a higher cost of living.

Better to take a job somewhere with a higher CoL like Bermuda at $350k, then the $100k a year you save by being a wee bit modest there pays for a kick ass ranch property in Montana when you retire at 47.

/planning to retire to Costa Rica if things continue as they are there :-)
//alas, not until 2030 at the earliest :-(
 
2010-06-13 12:30:50 PM
This doesn't sound that unusual -- don't lots of people work in PR?
 
2010-06-13 12:31:45 PM
atomic-age: Lockehart: Sigh...I'll never be qualified for anything!

I could do this, except for the crucial penis I'm lacking.


Why is that I never see any funky cool women like this in my city? Oh yeah, I live in a dump.
 
2010-06-13 12:32:29 PM
Sounds like consulting. In this country, you have to pay factory workers $25.00/hr plus bennies. In China, $20.00/day. In this country, consultants are $1500/day; in China, $1000/week. Sounds about right.
 
2010-06-13 12:34:31 PM
I'd do this in a heartbeat
 
2010-06-13 12:34:59 PM
Hmmm... Maybe I should travel to Asia to teach English. I should muscle up a little, get an orange tan, gel my hair, typical American stuff.
 
2010-06-13 12:35:19 PM
I have been in China for 3 years now and I never heard of this. I can imagine it happening sure, but not at the scale this article portrays it.
 
2010-06-13 12:40:16 PM
Hmmm, how long would it take for me to get my passport renewed?

6'4"
very white
distinguised gray/white hair around the sides
several suits, nice dress shirts and killer ties
can give speeches on any damn thing
school's out until August
I could use the $$$
 
2010-06-13 12:41:31 PM
"Are you the boss?" I asked him.

He looked at me quizzically. "You're the boss."


Who's the Boss?

televixen.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-06-13 12:41:57 PM
Sure, it sounds great - then you find out it was all just a setup to pin a murder rap on you. All the witness is going to remember is that it was a Caucasian guy - and you all look alike to them.

/Fretch rives
 
2010-06-13 12:46:06 PM
I'm 42, own a suit, have done speeches to international groups in the recent past, and my chinese visa is still valid. Sign me up.
 
2010-06-13 12:47:47 PM
trippdogg: Sure, it sounds great - then you find out it was all just a setup to pin a murder rap on you. All the witness is going to remember is that it was a Caucasian guy - and you all look alike to them.

/Fretch rives


So you're saying we should kill them before we get framed for murder?
 
2010-06-13 12:48:40 PM
Are they looking for any token Mexicans?
 
2010-06-13 12:49:18 PM
$200/day for perpetrating a fraud? Why isn't everyone doing this?!

When the article started, it sounded like companies were highering a few white people just to walk around and create a sense of international presence. But when you start pretending to be the CEO of a non-existent foreign company its way over the line. Your meeting with state officials and doing it on camera. If something goes wrong later on, its going to be your ass on the line, and the Chinese are not known for being kind to real foreign CEOs when things go bad, let alone frauds.
 
2010-06-13 12:50:37 PM
Monty845: $200/day for perpetrating a fraud? Why isn't everyone doing this?!

When the article started, it sounded like companies were highering a few white people just to walk around and create a sense of international presence. But when you start pretending to be the CEO of a non-existent foreign company its way over the line. Your meeting with state officials and doing it on camera. If something goes wrong later on, its going to be your ass on the line, and the Chinese are not known for being kind to real foreign CEOs when things go bad, let alone frauds.


Some people make over $200 per day with benefits and without committing fraud. Obviously this gets taxed, but I'd rather avoid getting my annual physical in PMITA prison as opposed to a boring doctor's office.
 
2010-06-13 12:51:25 PM
I would love to take the job just so I could continue the tradition of unintelligible English instructions on Asia products.

Mr. Sparkle is a magnet for foodstuffs...he will banish dirt to the land of wind and ghosts
 
2010-06-13 12:53:21 PM
fragMasterFlash: Only $52k a year for a shiatty ex-pat job? No wonder these guys always have troubles with the tax man when they come back to the US.

What are you talking about, if you work internationally the minimum the US tax man is worried about is 80K a year, if you make less than that the US does not care, you only have to worry about local taxes
 
2010-06-13 12:55:04 PM
redmid17: GungFu: AmazingRuss: 4k a month to live in a polluted, crowded hellhole, eat chicken feet and eels, and prance around in a fruit suit? Pass.

Yeah, better than living in America where you can get shot at every few minutes whilst being obese stuffing fast food into your mouth without health care and being raped by minorities who illegally entered your country. That's the USA, isn't it?

In our defense, the obesity has been going down since we've started to dodge bullets while getting raped. It's a really intense resistance exercise that burns calories and raises our metabolism.


It's Rapersize!
 
2010-06-13 12:57:15 PM
Monty845: $200/day for perpetrating a fraud? Why isn't everyone doing this?!

When the article started, it sounded like companies were highering a few white people just to walk around and create a sense of international presence. But when you start pretending to be the CEO of a non-existent foreign company its way over the line. Your meeting with state officials and doing it on camera. If something goes wrong later on, its going to be your ass on the line, and the Chinese are not known for being kind to real foreign CEOs when things go bad, let alone frauds.


If I can make $200 a day for being Mexican I'm all for it.
 
2010-06-13 12:58:05 PM
fatassbastard: Has anyone offered to share their penis with atomic-age yet?

/that last pic in your profile, a-a... wow, there's something in my eye :)


A certain farkette didn't like it when I took the other picture of the ancient dog out of my profile, so I put that one on. Not to be horribly morbid, but that was the day we took him to the vet for the last time.
 
2010-06-13 12:58:17 PM
Julieahni: I want to do this.

Too bad, you would need to be male. In "enlightened" China females are disposables, not quality Link (new window).
 
2010-06-13 01:06:57 PM
AlienNarrr!: I agree with Atomic-age, I would totally do this...except I lack a weiner.
Although....I hear there are certain jobs for women there...

Being broke on a min wage job and still not making enough to cover bills makes it extremely tempting heh...


Start turning tricks then.

Bonus: you don't have to go to China, you can work from home, there's not much heavy lifting, and you can choose your clients...
You're still being paid to get screwed, just the form of screwing is somewhat less unpleasant than shelf-stacking or office-filing...
 
2010-06-13 01:08:11 PM
Delay: Julieahni: I want to do this.

Too bad, you would need to be male. In "enlightened" China females are disposables, not quality Link (new window).


In India, where the child sex ratio is calculated as the number of girls per 1,000 boys in the 0-6 years age group, the problem is severe. The 2001 Census shows there are only 927 girls per 1,000 boys, representing a sharp decline from 1961 when that number was 976. In certain parts of the country there are now fewer than 800 girls for every 1,000 boys.

I used to be able to overlook India's caste system and it's terrible poverty. But now I think I'll just take my shopping dollars somewhere else. Salaam Bombay.
 
2010-06-13 01:09:46 PM
Came in for THAT'S LASCIST!

I am disappoint.
 
2010-06-13 01:10:34 PM
2000
phone rings

George W Bush: Hello?

Voice on other end: We need someone to just act like they are the president for 3 to 6 years, no experience necessary, you in?


George W Bush: Yeah, sure, why not?



2008

phone rings

Barrack Obama: Hello?

Voice on the other end: We need someone to be president for 3 to 6 years. No experience or birth certificate necessary, you in?

Barrack Obama: Yes. I can?
 
2010-06-13 01:10:39 PM
TheShavingofOccam123: Delay: Julieahni: I want to do this.

Too bad, you would need to be male. In "enlightened" China females are disposables, not quality Link (new window).

In India, where the child sex ratio is calculated as the number of girls per 1,000 boys in the 0-6 years age group, the problem is severe. The 2001 Census shows there are only 927 girls per 1,000 boys, representing a sharp decline from 1961 when that number was 976. In certain parts of the country there are now fewer than 800 girls for every 1,000 boys.

I used to be able to overlook India's caste system and it's terrible poverty. But now I think I'll just take my shopping dollars somewhere else. Salaam Bombay.


about a dozen hookers will make up for that discrepency.
 
2010-06-13 01:14:14 PM
That said, maybe atomic_age would prefer this line of work too..

Heh, you could start right her on Fark, just enough to get some regular customers and stuff....


I hear good escorts can charge $500 an hour, easy.
So, two hours work a day and you're making as much as rentasuit there, and you don't have to go to China or pretend anything.
Well, do hookers have to fake the O?
I'd assume most punters would pretty much assume the hooker's not doing it for the lolz and not really care...
 
2010-06-13 01:16:29 PM
Wizard Drongo: That said, maybe atomic_age would prefer this line of work too..

Heh, you could start right her on Fark, just enough to get some regular customers and stuff....


I hear good escorts can charge $500 an hour, easy.
So, two hours work a day and you're making as much as rentasuit there, and you don't have to go to China or pretend anything.
Well, do hookers have to fake the O?
I'd assume most punters would pretty much assume the hooker's not doing it for the lolz and not really care...


How much does a big munt affect the hourly rate? A real big beer belly.
 
2010-06-13 01:22:04 PM
Where do I sign up?
 
2010-06-13 01:29:38 PM
atomic-age: Lockehart: Sigh...I'll never be qualified for anything!

I could do this, except for the crucial penis I'm lacking.


Checked your profile pics, and I must say that I'd be happy to share my penis with you!
 
2010-06-13 01:30:15 PM
It's crap like this that keeps people from doing a lot of business with Chinese manufacturing companies. If they'd bothered to hire a real QA person (costing only about 3 times as much) they'd get their factories kicked into shape and make more money.

But that's too much work, apparently...
 
2010-06-13 01:32:37 PM
It's amazing how many people here think $52K/year is good money....
 
2010-06-13 01:35:58 PM
LordZorch: It's amazing how many people here think $52K/year is good money....

We're talking Chinese pussy here. Take a hike.
 
2010-06-13 01:38:21 PM
BudDwyer: Dorsai: I can't imagine why everything coming out of China is made of solid lead.

Let's not forget the pee-pee in the Coke.

so the chinks don't like the darkies? How about that?


They learned that from the honkies. Really good teachers.
 
2010-06-13 01:39:47 PM
TheShavingofOccam123: In India, where the child sex ratio is calculated as the number of girls per 1,000 boys in the 0-6 years age group, the problem is severe.

Thanks. I did not know that. Seriously, what is wrong with India? It is well known that India has among the most beautiful, most treasured women in the world. Taj Mahal ring a bell?
 
2010-06-13 01:48:39 PM
Delay: TheShavingofOccam123: In India, where the child sex ratio is calculated as the number of girls per 1,000 boys in the 0-6 years age group, the problem is severe.

Thanks. I did not know that. Seriously, what is wrong with India? It is well known that India has among the most beautiful, most treasured women in the world. Taj Mahal ring a bell?


Some India goodness for you. (new window)

/Enjoy
 
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