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Old 7th June 2011, 13:05   #16
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US (Stamford, CT and SFO, CA) - ~3 years
Taiwan - 3 months
And of course India for 9 years
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US 6 years
UK 3 years
Germany 1 year
Sweden 2 years
India :-)
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other than my sailing days but I'm not counting that because this thread is about WORKING in a particular country & NOT mere visiting.
Kya Sir??? Not fair, If my cruise liner was visiting Rome and I was on the ship feeding hungry passengers and working and not visiting the city, it should be considered as working in a foreign country
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Old 7th June 2011, 15:10   #19
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The following suggestion made by @mmxylorider will definitely add value to the thread:

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India 8+ and USA - 6+ years.

I am thinking, rather than just posting the countries one has worked in, BHPians could also comment on which country they found better to work in purely from a work ethics perspective.
Let the future contributors consider adding this info. Just my 2 Cents

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Old 7th June 2011, 15:22   #20
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Don't know if part-time work counts, but I worked in the event management department of my university in Boston. Main responsibilities were arranging & handling logistics for all the under-grad parties . Working hours were usually from 1900 - 0300, and areas of work involved ensuring security, music, lights, crowd management and food. Fun stuff; we usually spent 80% of the time on our desk on class work (assignments & the like).

Further on Mmxylorider's suggestion, I loved the American work ethic. There is little dodging around tasks (unlike in India), a commitment is a commitment and communication was usually crystal clear. What I didn't like is they count the "hours" and rarely stayed back after work hours, even if there was a need.
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I loved the American work ethic. There is little dodging around tasks (unlike in India), a commitment is a commitment and communication was usually crystal clear. What I didn't like is they count the "hours" and rarely stayed back after work hours, even if there was a need.
+1 to that GTO. I have worked under the US Managment and can vouch for the work ethics. They had a simple rule -Our Work terms, Your pay terms. I could see the instant difference in the work ethics when I am presently working for a British managment.
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Worked in Singapore for 15 months, rest 5 years in India and going on.
But visited other APAC countries as a tourist, anyway that doesn't count here
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United Kingdom - 4 yrs (Nottingham as student)
- 1 Year (London)

Germany - 6 months (Rostock & Berlin)

Now back to my desh...
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Milano, Italia - per quattro anni, fino a 2004.
(Milan, Italy - for 4 years, upto 2004)

I absolutely love Calzone Pizzas.

After having enjoyed the (original) Pizzas in Italy...I can never look at the stuff that we get in the Pizza outlets in Chennai as Pizzas at all. To me, they are something different (they are very good, yes, but they are not Pizzas, more like 'Focaccia').

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Kya Sir??? Not fair, If my cruise liner was visiting Rome and I was on the ship feeding hungry passengers and working and not visiting the city, it should be considered as working in a foreign country
@Deky: Sir, The grounds are OPEN & dont take my words for thread rules. Make adeqaute changes to make this thread interesting.

@mmxylorider: I agree some comments/pointers on each country will definately make this thread worth a second read.

Raab Rakha.

P.S.: I'll pen my comments soon.
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Worked in Bahrain for a couple of years and then moved on to Dammam in Saudi Arabia. (still here for the past 15 years)The Bahrainis are a fun loving lot .The Saudis are not.
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U.S - 3 years and counting
India - 9 years

+1 to GTO, I love the U.S work culture!


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South Africa - 2.5 years, short trips to Paris.
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India 8+ and USA - 6+ years.

I am thinking, rather than just posting the countries one has worked in, BHPians could also comment on which country they found better to work in purely from a work ethics perspective.
Let me pen down an instance of how the American work culture is different
A client employee had made some changes to the application and was on maternal leave when it was deployed in production. It bombed. The manager first reached out to HR to inquire the process of reaching out to employees in such situations. The response was at least 2 emails detailing the impact giving the employee time to respond. If no response then reaching out via phone is acceptable. The employee was more than willing to help when finally contacted and problem was resolved. But the amazing thing was that it was done by the book.

No points for guessing how this would've been handled in India.
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UK - 2 years
Australia - 5 years (2 years as a student and rest working)

Still working in Auss. Didn't work much in India though..

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how this would've been handled in India.
I want to migrate back to India in next 5-7 years and that's the only thing that gives me goose bumps. In India even professionalism is DESSI (sorry guys not stereotyping Indian work force but have heard so many horror stories about Indian office environment)

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