Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:49 AM
no_hypocrisy (28,044 posts)
A former student of my SO tried to recruit him in persuading American businesses to close here
and move to China.
The "kid" is now 30-something, lives in Hong Kong, is a Dutch national, and has an American visa. Works for a corporation with the sole purpose of moving American businesses to China. The former student told my SO that he would be perfect as he has a personality that would help to persuade even the most ambivalent CEOs. And he'd get $100,000 for every business closed.
To his credit, and notwithstanding my SO has serious money problems, he turned him down without stopping to think. Granted, that won't slow down the former student and he'll find another toady to do his work, but I'm really really proud of my guy!
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A former student of my SO tried to recruit him in persuading American businesses to close here (Original post)
Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:20 AM
avebury (7,772 posts)
1. I have to tell you that if I were just graduating from college, I
wouldn't hesitate one iota leaving the US and immigrating somewhere else in the world. If I had children I would encourage them to do the same. This country is so f*cked up and is only going to continue to spiral downwards. Unfortunately, at this point, I am stuck here until I reach retirement age. My focus is just on personal survival.
I should have also added that, if I were wealthy enough to own a company, I would have no problem taking my company elsewhere. Why support a country that is imploding due to the insanity of the Republican Party and Tea Party? As long as they continute to get the masses to consistently vote against their own best interest I see very little chance of change.
Response to avebury (Reply #1)
Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:27 AM
Turbineguy (22,356 posts)
2. But there's a difference in scale
what you do as an individual and what this guy does. He gets 100 grand for every business that moves away. He's like somebody who does $1000's in damage to steal a car stereo that he gets $30 for.