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Subject: Seeking Employment


Posted by Patinho
On Wednesday, August 07, 2002 at 02:53:41

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ok.. so I sure you have heard this one before. I am an American, 23 years old. I just want to find a way to live in Brazil. I prefer somewhere in the "nordeste" (don't ask) or a coastal city. But anywhere where there are palm trees, Brasilieras, and the cachaca flows like water would be ideal. So any advice you might offer would be greatly appreciated. oh and.... eu falo portugues. Obrigado!
RE: Seeking Employment
Posted by Naive
On Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 13:58:15

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Dear Patinho,
What you want is what everybody wants. If you want moleza, pull minhoca down the slope.
RE: Seeking Employment
Posted by Naive
On Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 14:04:10

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Patinho,
This is what everybody might want, but it sounds like what you want is another thing.
RE: Seeking Employment
Posted by Patinho
On Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 17:38:50

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Naive,

Please elaborate "another thing". if you were by chance refering to my comment on "palm trees, Brasilieras, and the cachaca"... that is just a testament to what I do want. I just love the atmosphere in Brazil. In that I mean I am just looking for a simple job that will allow me to "sustain life" in Brazil. I have lived all my life here and I feel it is time for a change of scenery. To meet new people, see new places, and experience diiferent things. Good or bad I feel that all experiences are valuable.
So if having the desire to branch out and live life is a BAD thing.... then I guess I am wanting to do a "bad thing".
So please elaborate your comments. Thanks.
RE: Seeking Employment
Posted by Naive
On Monday, August 12, 2002 at 06:34:14

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Dear Patinho,
I apologize for my ackward comment. I was just trying to be humourous.
In reality, what you want is exactly what every sensible person would like.
But in Brazil our reality is a little different. There is a lot of unemployment even for the locals, especially in the areas you mentioned. In general what an American like you could find is a job as English teacher.
RE: Seeking Employment
Posted by Naive
On Monday, August 12, 2002 at 06:34:41

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Dear Patinho,
I apologize for my ackward comment. I was just trying to be humourous.
In reality, what you want is exactly what every sensible person would like.
But in Brazil our reality is a little different. There is a lot of unemployment even for the locals, especially in the areas you mentioned. In general what an American like you could find is a job as English teacher.
RE: Seeking Employment
Posted by Pork_Chop_1
On Monday, August 12, 2002 at 15:10:28

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'But in Brazil our reality is a little different. There is a lot of unemployment even for the locals, especially in the areas you mentioned. In general what an American like you could find is a job as English Teacher.'


Or maybe as a computer programmer. C'mon, there are certain types of jobs that are just begging to be filled, even in 'Nordeste' Brazil. Never underestimate the the ingenuity and resourcefullness of the human mind.



RE: Seeking Employment
Posted by Patinho
On Monday, August 12, 2002 at 21:40:57

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Naive,

you read my mind. An english teacher and computer programmer are the two options I have been considering for a few years. Even so much that I am taking Computer Programming Courses in my spare time..."just in case".

I know the employment situation in Brazil... that is why I finally became desperate enough to just post my wish on a forum. Another reason is that I was hoping to get lucky enough and someone might offer me a job. I don't like the idea of going to Brazil "uninvited" and taking a job away from a much more deserving Brazilian.

Thankyou for your comments. Wish me luck!
RE: Seeking Employment
Posted by Pork_Chop_1
On Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 12:00:08

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Patinho, why do you think you may be taking a job away from a more 'deserving' Brazilian?

Presumably, being more deserving means that he/she is better qualified, speaks the language better, etc. But then why would a private enterprise, which is primarily looking out for its own interests and profitability, hire someone who is less qualified? I don't think they would. In fact, by hiring the more qualified person (who may happen to be yourself), that enterprise is in turn advancing its own interests, and indirectly the interests of the country as a whole. So lay aside your guilt, you are doing the right thing. Brazil's gain is America's loss.
RE: Seeking Employment
Posted by Don
On Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 00:48:25

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Porky,

(hehe)... what I meant by more deserving is that I don't want to take away a "more common" job. Sure not all Brazilians are qualified to be english teachers, but if I happened to find work as a truck driver or cashier or waiter, then I would feel bad because this would only add to the unemployment of Brazilians. I have a great job in America. So good that the person that would normally fill a position like mine would be 10 years older. My freinds think I am crazy for wanting to leave.
So for me to leave my job in America and go to Brazil to put a Brazilian out of a job they could have had would be wrong for me to do that. I can ALWAYS find a job in America, so it would also be rude of me to take a job in Brazil where employment is scarce. (listen to me talking myself out of it!!)
Anyway... that is why I would prefer to wait for an offer.

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