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Camaban
The Overseer
Sun Feb 17 19:40:43
Just accepted a job offer with a British financial trading company in Hong Kong. Moving over whenever my work visa is approved.
smart dude
Member
Sun Feb 17 19:41:44
Hong Kong is pretty cool
TJ
Member
Sun Feb 17 20:22:01
Congrats on the opportunity.

Camaban
The Overseer
Sun Feb 17 20:23:41
Cheers.

Planning on a couple of years, then Singapore.

Then... I don't know... This gets me into the finance sector. Zurich looks decent.
hood
Member
Sun Feb 17 20:27:56
So you've beaten TC to China, eh?
Y2A
Member
Sun Feb 17 20:35:01
Nice man.
Camaban
The Overseer
Sun Feb 17 20:50:49
I beat him fifteen years ago.
Im better then you
2012 UP Football Champ
Sun Feb 17 21:30:52
-Camaban You should stop beating people. #metoo
Im better then you
2012 UP Football Champ
Sun Feb 17 21:33:03
ohh your talking about TC nevermind. There are homeless drug ridden gay preteens that have beaten TC.
Camaban
The Overseer
Sun Feb 17 22:15:02
Yeah, it's nothing to be proud of.
McKobb
Member
Sun Feb 17 22:17:53
Grats man! Ever see those tiny house shows? Welcome to Hong Kong!
Camaban
The Overseer
Sun Feb 17 22:20:37
Yeah, kind of glad my family won't join me for a while.

My daughter has a first class teacher. Not giving that up until the end of the year.

After that... Teachers are well paid and a $2k USD per month housing allowance is the norm for ESF teachers. Between the two, we should be able to get something acceptable.

I'm liking the idea of a maid though. After spending 6 months in a serviced apartment, I can appreciate how nice it is to have someone else picking up after me.
Pillz
Member
Sun Feb 17 23:38:48
This, gentlemen, is the making of a traitor and Chinese spy.
Turtle Crawler
Admin
Mon Feb 18 00:05:49
Nice job, congrats
Paramount
Member
Mon Feb 18 01:03:27
So you prefer China over Britain?
Camaban
The Overseer
Mon Feb 18 04:59:52
I wouldn't touch the mainland under any likely circumstances. I won't touch the UK until Brexit. However it goes, I see no benefit in being in the middle of it.

Fortunately, due to its legacy, Hong Kong is a touch more competently run than the rest of China.

Pillz: People don't go to HK to learn to love the CCP ;)
Camaban
The Overseer
Mon Feb 18 05:02:18
TC: Thanks. Looks fun.

Enjoyed Sydney, but I still left feeling it was too small. Brisbane is tiny by comparison.

Did have a contact for Saudi Arabia at 1k plus USD per day. However, looks like I'm not quite there for that amount of cash yet.

Probably for the best. I don't feel like seeing public executions
Rugian
Member
Mon Feb 18 06:57:20
Congrats Cama.

Seeing as how you're about to disappear behind the Great Firewall, I figure I'd better get my questions in now:

1. How are you going to be able to deal with living in a place with one of the densest concentration of filthy chinks on the planet?

2. Generally speaking, what are the premiums that companies offer for taking a position in Hong Kong and/or China compared to other regions?

3. Did mainland China's authoritarian nature give you any pause in accepting the job?

4. How many surgical masks are you planning to pack?
CHINA RULZ USA SUCKS
Member
Mon Feb 18 07:45:59
SO FECESBOK REJECTD U

OWNED DPOWND PWND OWND WODEBH OWND
Pillz
Member
Mon Feb 18 08:54:43
Chinese wife.
Works in China.
Has Chinese slaves.

Yes very anti Chinese
smart dude
Member
Mon Feb 18 10:21:07
Hong Kong is not affected by the Great Firewall, bro. Not yet, anyway.
Camaban
The Overseer
Mon Feb 18 16:34:10
1.for the next year, it's just me. The plan is two years at most. Also, food. No firewall. Gigabit internet should help.

2. Post tax: My base rate is higher than I could get in my home city, and almost as high as anything I could get in Sydney. An average bonus is about 40 percent. Six months ago I was close to getting more in Singapore. This experience would have made the difference.

3. Yep. Keeping my money out of the country and keeping ready to leave.

4. Big concern is my daughter.
zavyx
Member
Mon Feb 18 23:39:13
I can take care of your daughter for you while your away>
Camaban
The Overseer
Tue Feb 19 01:18:24
You're my final plan.

Right behind murdering her to protect her from you.
zavyx
Member
Tue Feb 19 05:10:14
its OK dude, I have two daughters of my own, and their mothers keep them away from me to protect them too, so thats how it goes.
patom
Member
Tue Feb 19 12:08:30
Congrats Cam. Hope it all works out for you and your family.
The Children
Member
Tue Feb 19 12:34:43
a white monkey job. nottin more.

funny how this aussie been talkin shit about everythin chinese for da last 20 years, only 2 end up in jail in his own country and all da china bashin stopped soon after.

and now he is even joinin the chinese. looks like the fool is at least awake now and knows who keep his ass alive.

unfortunately 4 me, i dunt have any white monkey jobs 2 cover my ass since i am not a white monkey.
Camaban
The Overseer
Wed Feb 20 00:57:01
And visa posted off.

After briefly explaining to the wife (near the end of the day) just how expensive it would be if her pickiness about the shirt she was wearing for her visa photo (had to get a new one. X couldn't use white) cost us a day.
obaminated
Member
Wed Feb 20 11:15:16
congrats! Youll be swimming in that chinese pussy desperate to be with a western man before you know it! I mean, unless you are loyal to your wife and family, in which case, youll be living in a pretty interesting city making great money!
Camaban
The Overseer
Wed Feb 20 16:30:57
A part of me is wondering about alternating days.
Kilo
Member
Sat Feb 23 09:10:42
Nice dude, congrats p
PhunkyPhishStyle
Member
Sat Feb 23 10:12:37
Very cool, Cam - congrats.

That Saudi money sounds really nice, but if you want your daughter with you eventually, passing on it was a good call.
The Children
Member
Sat Feb 23 11:26:39
aussie is packin his shit outta australia faster than a rat is fleein a sinkin ship lol.

remember all those years ago he kept talkin bout how crap chinese r and etc blah blah bla.

fast forward, he now realizes the truth. australia is 100 times worse.

Camaban
The Overseer
Sun Feb 24 04:28:24
PPS: the plan was for me to earn obscene pay there (and deal with the mental scarring) while my family lived in Cambridge again.

And Hong Kong is a British creation. Not in any way representative of the rest of China. Wouldn't touch working in shanghai.

Been there since you fucked up your basic visa research and thought you could only get a four day visa?
The Children
Member
Sun Feb 24 11:42:22
hong kong is pure chinese with some mixed brit element. aint nottin the brits left there other than
class warfare and colonialism
Sam Adams
Member
Sun Feb 24 14:20:51
Congrats!
Camaban
The Overseer
Sun Feb 24 17:15:21
Either it's pure or it isn't.

And apparently colonialism and what you call class warfare were positives.

Anyway, your silence says you haven't spent more than those four days there. Preferring the UK.

I'll call that a short week :)
The Children
Member
Mon Feb 25 12:40:45
my silence. boy, unlike u i got other things 2 do.

i got myself a new game and been playin all week. coz i can, biotch.

my silence. lol this dude got locked up in jail for 5 years and he be silent for 5 years and he accuses me of silence coz i went gamin hardcore like a champ.

Camaban
The Overseer
Sun Mar 03 06:29:08
No you don't.
You're just waiting to die.
Camaban
The Overseer
Fri Mar 15 06:48:23
Looks like background check passed. Now waiting for the visa. Possibly in the next week.
Camaban
The Overseer
Wed Mar 20 00:08:12
Accommodation confirmed to start on the 5th at the latest. So turning up sometime before then.
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