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  • Kayos
  • The Legend

    • 2222

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #320 on: July 19, 2021, 08:26:50 am »
Your knowledge is obviously very limited. Certainly all the unions challenged the outsourcing, not to mention the small businesses that had to shut their doors when Walmart went Chinese. And the people and the politicians representing them who kept the Walmarts out of their towns to preserve their local economies.

There  is no debate concerning whether Biden won the election. There is only the Big Lie, which you seem to have swallowed.

But why complain about outsourcing when China is your next country of employment? There are plenty of jobs in the US; Amazon is advertising for employees on my local radio station. Maybe you're afraid of actually having to work for a living?

The working conditions for amazon employees in the US is absolutely atrocious though. D:


  • L I
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6855

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #321 on: July 19, 2021, 08:35:17 am »
Perhaps someone with a uni degree and years of English teaching experience would qualify for a higher position in Amazon than manual labor moving boxes in a warehouse. Not sure though. What do you think?


  • tylerthegloob
  • The Legend

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    • September 28, 2016, 10:46:24 am
    • Busan
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Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #322 on: July 19, 2021, 12:05:07 pm »
the working conditions for people in higher positions can also be terrible (while being better compensated)

source: business school graduate-friend was working up to 70hrs/week and ended up quitting due to burnout
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  • leaponover
  • Expert Waygook

    • 784

    • March 05, 2012, 12:08:16 pm
    • Iksan, S. Korea
Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #323 on: July 19, 2021, 04:55:49 pm »
Your knowledge is obviously very limited. Certainly all the unions challenged the outsourcing, not to mention the small businesses that had to shut their doors when Walmart went Chinese. And the people and the politicians representing them who kept the Walmarts out of their towns to preserve their local economies.

There  is no debate concerning whether Biden won the election. There is only the Big Lie, which you seem to have swallowed.

But why complain about outsourcing when China is your next country of employment? There are plenty of jobs in the US; Amazon is advertising for employees on my local radio station. Maybe you're afraid of actually having to work for a living?



Where did you get, "there is no debate whether or not Biden won the election".  The OP never said that.  The Houston Astros also won the world series.  Nobody is disputing that either.  It's the manner that's up for debate, not the victory, lol.  That was a strange way to try to skirt what he said, lmao.


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  • Waygook Lord

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    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #324 on: July 19, 2021, 06:16:12 pm »
source: business school graduate-friend

What's the friend doing now?

Perhaps you could convince him to come teach English in Korea?


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  • Waygook Lord

    • 5075

    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #325 on: July 19, 2021, 09:37:47 pm »
The working conditions for amazon employees in the US is absolutely atrocious though. D:
You want your money for nothing and your chicks for free?

Learn how to play electric guitar, chances are you'll go far.


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  • Waygook Lord

    • 5075

    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #326 on: July 19, 2021, 09:39:59 pm »
Where did you get, "there is no debate whether or not Biden won the election".  The OP never said that.  The Houston Astros also won the world series.  Nobody is disputing that either.  It's the manner that's up for debate, not the victory, lol.  That was a strange way to try to skirt what he said, lmao.
Pick those nits all you want. Biden won the election, fair and square, and is President.

There's no debate, no matter how hard you laugh.


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  • Waygook Lord

    • 5075

    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #327 on: July 20, 2021, 12:13:39 am »
Well, if working for Jef Bezos doesn't float your boat::

"Among beleaguered restaurants, McDonald’s (MCD) recently became the latest to offer sweeteners to potential new hires. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the Golden Arches is proposing benefits like child care and tuition assistance, in addition to higher hourly wages.

Another example is the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which is offering $1,000 hiring bonuses as part of their push to add 6,000 screeners by the end of September. The agency so far has hired about 4,000, a TSA spokeswoman said, as more travelers — some of them unruly — take to the skies again.

After spending over a year at home, people are starting to venture out again in large numbers, even in the face of rising worries about the Delta variant of COVID-19. However, rideshare giants Uber (UBER) and Lyft (LYFT) continue to struggle to bring drivers back on the road, causing longer wait times for customers and ride prices to increase."


Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #328 on: July 20, 2021, 04:17:30 am »
After 7 years of teaching EFL in Korea, I have to say that you are right. Several of these Korean kids have proven to have closed minds because Korean nationalism blocks them from learning new things and maintain stereotypes. It is definately a problem with mostly Korean boys because of their warped father figures. This is why when a lot of Korean males go overseas, they are always rubbing people off in a negative way. Not all of them are like that, but typically for several Korean kids it's like that.


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

    • 2222

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #329 on: July 20, 2021, 07:53:20 am »
You want your money for nothing and your chicks for free?

Learn how to play electric guitar, chances are you'll go far.

I'm not saying that at all. I'm just saying, people should be paid a fair wage for their work, along with having benefits like paid sick days (as everyone gets sick), vacation time (everyone needs time off), and breaks every few hours. Amazon is well known for treating the entry level position workers absolutely terrible. If Amazon was in NZ, they'd have to provide the benefits mentioned by law - even to part time workers, however, in the US it seems they can get away with not doing that.


  • 745sticky
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1730

    • March 26, 2020, 01:52:57 pm
    • Korea
Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #330 on: July 20, 2021, 08:08:15 am »
Amazon has an extremely toxic work culture in that they literally treat their workers like cogs in the machine. Its great that Bezos is (was) so focused on the customer, but all that efficiency comes at the cost of a healthy work environment.


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  • Waygook Lord

    • 6855

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #331 on: July 20, 2021, 08:13:16 am »
People apply for, compete for, and stay at Amazon jobs. Why? Because the pay and conditions are better than they can get elsewhere. Being employed there is their choice. They’re not slaves. They can leave at any time. But they don’t.


  • Kayos
  • The Legend

    • 2222

    • March 31, 2016, 07:13:57 pm
    • NZ
Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #332 on: July 20, 2021, 08:18:36 am »
People apply for, compete for, and stay at Amazon jobs. Why? Because the pay and conditions are better than they can get elsewhere. Being employed there is their choice. They’re not slaves. They can leave at any time. But they don’t.

That says more about how terrible working conditions are in the US compared to other developed countries.


  • Mr C
  • The Legend

    • 2948

    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #333 on: July 20, 2021, 08:23:15 am »
People apply for, compete for, and stay at Amazon jobs. Why? Because the pay and conditions are better than they can get elsewhere. Being employed there is their choice. They’re not slaves. They can leave at any time. But they don’t.

And that is something to be disgusted and outraged by, not something to come off sounding smug and self-satisfied with.


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  • Waygook Lord

    • 6855

    • October 03, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #334 on: July 20, 2021, 08:34:26 am »
I just know it is human nature to lie, complain, and exaggerate.

But I’ll read more about it when I have time.

Maybe those people have a point. I’ll keep an open mind.

Also, it appears to be human nature to hate those more successful than oneself. “CEOs bad!” “Corporations bad!” “America bad!” But it’s a bit more nuanced than that.


  • tylerthegloob
  • The Legend

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    • September 28, 2016, 10:46:24 am
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Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #335 on: July 20, 2021, 10:02:02 am »
What's the friend doing now?

Perhaps you could convince him to come teach English in Korea?
he was working for sony right after that, but idk what he's doing now we haven't been in touch. i dont think he's interested in teaching in korea lol
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  • leaponover
  • Expert Waygook

    • 784

    • March 05, 2012, 12:08:16 pm
    • Iksan, S. Korea
Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #336 on: July 20, 2021, 03:31:24 pm »
Pick those nits all you want. Biden won the election, fair and square, and is President.

There's no debate, no matter how hard you laugh.

Again, you keep reaffirming what no one is disputing and I have no idea why....


  • Mr C
  • The Legend

    • 2948

    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #337 on: July 20, 2021, 04:24:35 pm »
Again, you keep reaffirming what no one is disputing and I have no idea why....

He is responding to 77 having written this (my emphasis): "the elites got their boy Biden in their (either illegally or legal is still up for debate). "

So at least some are still disputing whether Biden won the election fair and square.


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  • Waygook Lord

    • 5075

    • March 16, 2016, 04:35:48 pm
    • Seoul
Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #338 on: July 21, 2021, 01:07:32 am »
Since I brought up amazon, mostly in jest re hk77's whining about low pay, I agree with the above criticisms regarding the company's work conditions. for example, one review criteria for management was having a high employee turnover rate. I know someone who works, or did since she was planning to quit with the economy picking up, at amazon. She described it as being in a prison since you were always being watched.


Re: Nationalism in children
« Reply #339 on: July 21, 2021, 06:55:21 am »
He's a troll, he thrives on this, ignore him.

English culture is absolutely obsessed with “reason” and argumentation, until of course someone checkmates them with superior reason. Then they say “troll,” or “CCP bot,” in order to not respond to the points made. This is intellectual cowardice, and a failure at one’s own game and values.