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How China Wears You Down- Puddingandchopsticks.com

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 1, 2011

Great post by puddingandchopsticks.com The site is great and has some very good pics, and the author really captures how China can take the wind out of your sails…

from here

“Living in a different culture can be a massive frustration. Mostly I think it’s China. I suppose if I moved to London the culture would be different but I don’t think that I would be as frustrated as I am now.

It wears you down. Like for instance at work.

You roll in, it’s your first day and you are all stoked to get going. You get tons of idea to make the company better. Your fired up, etc.

A few months down the road you realize that no one cares about your ideas, they will not pay you any more because of them. The ideas that they did like and implemented no one follows through on. No one directly makes any more money because of your idea, so no one does it nor cares.

What do you start to do? You start acting like you are Chinese. You start not to care about work…

Read more here (also read ‘A Day in the life’


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