Population Pyramids of the World from 1950 to 2100

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Re: Population Pyramids of the World from 1950 to 2100

Post by Username Taken » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:57 pm

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Re: Population Pyramids of the World from 1950 to 2100

Post by bayoubill » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:07 pm

It's yours. Do you have anything relevant to add to the post at hand?
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Post by Username Taken » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:17 pm

"Do you have anything relevant to add to the post at hand?"

No. But the link in the OP was interesting. Carry on.
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Re: Population Pyramids of the World from 1950 to 2100

Post by Luigi » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:34 pm

frank lee bent wrote:wages have increased markedly in the past 5 years.
lots of degree holders in the building side of things are doing increasingly well.

even factory workers are in short supply.
they can resign from one place on a friday and hire back on by monday, and base rate is 245 now.
impossible to find anyone for minimum wage
Frank I do not doubt your numbers. But that $245. # base rate is over $100 PM for garment workers pay.
Gleaned from this article.
cambodiadaily.com/news/garment-sector-minimum-wage-raised-to-140-97018/

And then venerable HE said WTF, make it $145.00. Generous guy he.

May I inquire as your source?

Also,
''lots of degree holders in the building side of things are doing increasingly well.
Well yeah. Okhnas are always given special dispensation. It's always easier when rules do not apply to you. Degrees? What degrees & from where?
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Re: Population Pyramids of the World from 1950 to 2100

Post by frank lee bent » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:33 pm

i saw it on numerous billboards on the back side of the airport

it has also been recounted to me recently by gf family who work in garment factories
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Re: Population Pyramids of the World from 1950 to 2100

Post by Luigi » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:46 pm

Sir, with all due respect. And no reflection on your gf. That is not a source as much as it is hype.There may be a token or two workers paid that amount in the garment, handbag or shoe industries. However I believe your mentioned advertised rate of pay is prolly BS to draw workers to said industries. (i.e. billboard ads). Promises of advancement, bennies, some even offer housing.

Here is a more believable scenario.

http://www.prake.org/

http://www.prake.org/home/salary/minimum-wages

http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/ca ... 99107.html

triplepundit.com/2015/07/just-tough-live-garment-worker-pay-cambodia/#

And again,

''lots of degree holders in the building side of things are doing increasingly well.

Well yeah. Okhnas are always given special dispensation. It's always easier when rules do not apply to you. Degrees? What degrees & from where?
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Re: Population Pyramids of the World from 1950 to 2100

Post by John Bingham » Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:30 am

bayoubill wrote:"That's very depressing." Yes, it is, but most posters here lead lives isolated from the rural poor and have little, if anything at all, to do with the urban poor. They speak little or broken Cambodian since they immerse themselves in the expat communities. They mostly have "a gentleman's understanding" of the Khmer culture. Writings by people like Mr. Thayer serve as a good wakeup call.

Do you mean Nate Thayer or Carl Thayer?
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Re: Population Pyramids of the World from 1950 to 2100

Post by bayoubill » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:07 am

"Do you mean Nate Thayer or Carl Thayer"

Nate. It was a clear reference to the quoted text furnished by Popeye.

And as for this, "However I believe your mentioned advertised rate of pay is prolly BS to draw workers to said industries. (i.e. billboard ads). Promises of advancement, bennies, some even offer housing."

There is a good possibility that the monthly salary quoted by Frank includes much overtime work performed by factory workers under Dickensian conditions.
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Re: Population Pyramids of the World from 1950 to 2100

Post by frank lee bent » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:41 am

i certainly may be mistaken
that has happened in the past more than once
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Re: Population Pyramids of the World from 1950 to 2100

Post by Luigi » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:55 pm

frank lee bent wrote:i certainly may be mistaken
that has happened in the past more than once
Daily occurrence for myself.
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