What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Post by OrangeDragon » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:20 am

any 3g service where you are?
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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Post by thePeck » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:48 am

Nope only Edge and so crappy. Even though the signal say it's fine the internet drops off for several minutes at a time. Plays havoc on my design software that uses the internet to occasionally verify my key is valid.
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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Post by khmerinade » Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:47 am

I don't miss the sense of entitlement so many people back in the states have. I also don't miss hearing about all their terrible and difficult FWP's.

"The one day I try to sleep in, my maid wakes me up."

"I’m hungry… but not for any of the food in my house."

"Wife bought me a Google Chrome Cast, now I have more HDMI devices than I have HDMI inputs."

Can't help but pity them....
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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Post by vladimir » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:15 am

I don't miss the security screening I have to go through and the expensive doctor's visit just to get some bloody over-priced cold medicine.

I don't miss not being able to get even the worst job, simply because I'm white.

I don't miss the stuck-up cows who thinks the sun shines out of their titanic arses.

I don't miss not being able to go to a simple restaurant because it's so bloody expensive.

I don't miss having to check out the street to see if it's safe to walk out my front door.

I don't miss 20% tax and 14% GST/VAT

I don't miss Cape Town winters, howling wind and driving rain.

I don't miss having to bum lifts off people because of the almost non-existent transport service in my area.

Enough?
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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Post by Singularian » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:02 pm

khmerinade wrote:I don't miss the sense of entitlement
This.

In my country it's more the welfare state and what it has done to our country. More than half the population is subject to some form of goverment largesse. This has been brought on by succesive politicians buying elections with OUR own money by targeting blocks of voters with family subsides, interest free student loans etc. Of course this results in higher taxes, direct or indirect, to pay for all the promises.

The end result is a loss of quality of life for all citizens as the tax churn saps their earnings. Easier for many to just give up as the goverment will provide. Round and round. Sigh! No government is keen enough to repeal any of the subsides because people feel entitled to this "free" money.

I sold a couple of transport based businesses I had 2 years ago. I worked out my net tax rate on them, from direct income taxation and indirect taxes ( road user charges, fuel taxes, ACC, truck registration etc ) was 68%. I mean wtf?, why bother? I was starting at 5am and working most days till 6pm in addition to two other online enterprises with my wife in the evenings and weekends. Totally pointless.

Now I'm cashed up, employ no one except one accountant who minimises my liability to the rapacious bastards and shall spend the rest of my days devising ways to pay them sweet fuk all. Feels good :D
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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:24 pm

Singularian wrote:
khmerinade wrote:I don't miss the sense of entitlement
This.
Yes, this, with bells on.

And paying 47.5% income tax, and a further 10% GST - working towards a self funded retirement while still funding the previous generation's retirement.

Knowing of people on disability pensions (you're welcome) who consider keeping an appointment at Centrelink a burden as it cuts into their surfing it golf time.

Insurance fraudsters that push premiums up for the rest of us.

FWPs.

Entitlement.
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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Post by Mrs Stroppy » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:25 pm

khmerinade wrote:I don't miss the sense of entitlement
This absolutely! I have begins so sick and tired of this bulls**t. I once employed a trainee (admin) who wanted exclusive access to the pool car! I didn't get a car and I was her boss.... WTF
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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Post by Singularian » Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:53 pm

Aren't the Antipodes wonderful?
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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Post by Satiated Parrot » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:26 pm

Singularian wrote:Aren't the Antipodes wonderful?
Europe is way, way worse in terms of the 'I'm entitled. Gimme that money!' mentality.
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Re: What DON'T you miss from "back home"?

Post by vladimir » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:37 pm

In Cambodia, we have the opposite/for a different reason:

I'm rich, I can do what I like! I'm entitled to run over people, daddy's rich! So he stole the money, but he's rich!

I see a few barangs following this line of reasoning as well
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