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HalfVast

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Icon 1 posted June 15, 2005 19:01      Profile for HalfVast     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Game Master wrote:

err, about the entry on your site... Was that in american money or???

1 USD = 7.77 HKD

Congrats Silverblade! [thumbsup]

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GameMaster
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Icon 1 posted June 16, 2005 16:44      Profile for GameMaster   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by HalfVast:
quote:
Game Master wrote:

err, about the entry on your site... Was that in american money or???

1 USD = 7.77 HKD

Congrats Silverblade! [thumbsup]

Right, but the figgures were posed with just a "$" not a sign of which currency. When I saw how high the figgures were, I figgured "must not be USD," but either way, it's still way cool.

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SilverBlade
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Icon 1 posted June 16, 2005 18:45      Profile for SilverBlade   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by GameMaster:
quote:
Originally posted by HalfVast:
quote:
Game Master wrote:

err, about the entry on your site... Was that in american money or???

1 USD = 7.77 HKD

Congrats Silverblade! [thumbsup]

Right, but the figgures were posed with just a "$" not a sign of which currency. When I saw how high the figgures were, I figgured "must not be USD," but either way, it's still way cool.
Eh, sorry. I forget that people from the US read my site [Razz] If it WAS in US dollars, I would be through the roof! [crazy]

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Rhonwyyn

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Icon 1 posted June 16, 2005 19:09      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey, even with the conversion to US dollars I'd love to be making what you are!!! What's the cost of living? How soon can I move to Hong Kong? :Insert one of GG's topic appropriate smilies here:

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SilverBlade
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Icon 1 posted June 16, 2005 19:32      Profile for SilverBlade   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The cost of living is quite high, but definetely not as bad as the US or the UK. The most expensive part of living is accomodation since land prices are extremely high (for instance, my dad paid 5.5 million HONG KONG dollars for this 1400sq feet house). However, once you got that sorted, food, clothing and other gadgets are very cheap as long as you know where to shop.

The funny thing is that if you come to HK for a job, and I mean all of you guys, half of you will end up being English teachers, and the other half will be computer programmers for some HK internet company. Westerners do better in the business than Chinese people here. [ohwell]

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magefile
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Icon 1 posted June 16, 2005 21:43      Profile for magefile     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by SilverBlade:
Westerners do better in the business than Chinese people here. [ohwell]

That's OK - Chinese (and Indian, even moreso) tend to do better in the business here ;-)

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SilverBlade
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GGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Turns out I didn't get the job!!!

The lady at Graceful Hands told me a few weeks ago that I would recieve the timetable for the next month of what I should do. So, I waited for a few weeks.

Today, I called her again because it is already way past a few weeks and the job was supposed to start on Monday but she just says, "Oh, hello! Yeah, we already hired someone. Bye!" and hung up.

[Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Mad]


[cry baby] This sucks. Now I gotta rush in hope of getting a job soon! They should have at least had the courtesy of telling me that they are not going to hire me so I didn't reject all the other job offers!

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Alien Investor
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Icon 9 posted June 30, 2005 07:45      Profile for Alien Investor     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That does, indeed, suck. Sucky company!

(I have a dream that someday, job applicants can take their sucky experiences to a web site and rate the offending company -- so that future applicants can say "I notice you treat your applicants significantly worse than your competitors do -- I'm not going to interview with you, or if I do, I'm going to be less trusting and more hostile to you." But that's kinda remote to the suckiness at hand.)

Did I mention how much it sucks when companies do that? A fast "no" is better than weeks of "we like you, we like you, we like you ... no".

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Don't feel bad -- I received a phone call with a job offer yesterday while sitting at my desk at work 3 days before my vacation begins that I had to turn down as a result...
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