Job Dilemma

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  1. creading

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    The majority of the people I work with are Hispanic with family here and in Mexico. They all used to visit their home towns on a yearly basis. None of them will travel to Mexico at the present time. They think its way too dangerous and they don't want their family members living there to be put in danger.
    Unfortunately, kidnapping is a way of life in that country now and criminals assume that they can make a few bucks from 'rich' relatives working in the U.S.
    At this point in time I would not take my child there under any circumstance.
     
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    Both choices have downsides, safety concerns in Mexico, we used to support a church down there. We would go down every year with tons of stuff. Not anymore. The last time we went the usual bribes were not enough and its just not worth it.

    Job #2 sound iffy. I personally wouldn't take a job as a consultant with the possibility of it becoming full time with out a nice contract that offered substantial compensation should the consulting period end and no full time job is available. I just saw something similar where consultants were strung along for 5 years with the promise of full time position, they were all let go last week.
     
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    True enough. In this day and age, safety and security of any sort are fairly illusory concepts. Experience OTOH, is one thing that is yours to keep, for better or worse.
     
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    So the drug cartels do not run the country and the Mexican government is not corrupt? I don't have to live there to know both of those little facts...
     
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    The US doesn't have drug cartels, corrupt government and violence?

    The OP is going there to make his own mind up, and so he should.
     
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    Hence my original post saying "would you take a job in Chicago yet the catch is you have to live in Englewood?" Its the same difference...

    We are actually saying the same things...
     
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    Man my sentiments exactly. I wouldn't move just myself to Mexico, let alone my entire family. God forbid if anything ever happened... how do you ever live that down?

    Obviously there are potential risks anywhere in the world; the risks are too high in Mexico for my liking.
     
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    Oh my, what a big, scary world. Mexico aside, it's no wonder only 30% of Americans have a passport (and most of those belong to the immigrants), and only 3% of them have ever used it.
     
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    We don't need passports. We go to every miserable little hole in the world compliments of the US military.
     
  11. Drubbing

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    Well played. But shouldn't that be, "We don't need no steekin' passports..."?

    Sometimes trying to dig out the humour in you lot is like trying to shuck oysters with a lemon.
     
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    Where's our humor? We got lots of it... but sometimes we leave it aside... When or why, I'll let this here feller answer for me... :lol:

     
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    This sounds like an impotence joke to me. :D
     
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    Sometimes people accept your joke with a chuckle and move on. If you really want a guffaw every time, you're gonna be disappointed a lot.
     
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    I won't go to New Haven, Illinois because crime in Chicago is so bad, they don't even want to use the FBI uniform reporting method.

    I won't visit the UP because Detroit is a crime ridden city.

    Isn't that the same as saying don't move to Mexico because crime in Ciudad Juarez is bad? Get away from the border and the drugs, and the crime rate goes way down.
     
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    This topic is rife nationalism and politics and lobbed bombs.

    I will be watching future threads like this and if the nationalism stuff continues, there will be extended vacations for some of you.
     
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