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Is Australia still the land of milk and honey?

Old Jul 7th 2020, 3:15 pm
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Default Re: Is Australia still the land of milk and honey?

Originally Posted by the troubadour View Post
What I see is loads of Chinese, Koreans and Philippine blokes working on sites. Most appear to be on short term visa's sponsored to do the work.
You can tell that just by looking at them?!? Phwoar!!

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Old Jul 7th 2020, 6:00 pm
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Default Re: Is Australia still the land of milk and honey?

Originally Posted by Amazulu View Post
Didn't you read my post properly? I made no mention of partner visas

Do try harder
Exactly, you made no mention of them at all, merely saying

Originally Posted by Amazulu
And stop all that family reunion/parent visa/pensioner shite - skilled under 45 migration only
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Partner visas don't really flt into skilled under 45 migration only, do they
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Old Jul 8th 2020, 1:33 am
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Originally Posted by Amazulu View Post


You're German and obviously don't get the subtleties (sarcasm) of the English language

Not your fault really - apparently it's a tough language to master
Obviously comprehension over taking your abilities, hence understand why you find, what is essentially an easy language hard. But being South African, I get your difficulty at getting
a handle on sarcasm as well. Afraid tossing a coin in the air, or similar, doesn't make me German either. Must try far harder not to arrive at false assumptions on most every commentary.
Not only that but to be reparative about faux assumptions at that.
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Originally Posted by abner View Post
You can tell that just by looking at them?!? Phwoar!!
Phwoar, Yes I can. I didn't think that was especially unique. But Especially after hearing them speak in language. Chinese is very different in tone to Korean.
While Philippine fellows look rather different. Obviously on some sites, viewing from a distance not possible to tell Chinese from Koreans, not too dissimilar, I suppose as telling Romanians from English,
under similar circumstances.
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Default Re: Is Australia still the land of milk and honey?

Originally Posted by the troubadour View Post
Phwoar, Yes I can. I didn't think that was especially unique. But Especially after hearing them speak in language. Chinese is very different in tone to Korean.
While Philippine fellows look rather different. Obviously on some sites, viewing from a distance not possible to tell Chinese from Koreans, not too dissimilar, I suppose as telling Romanians from English,
under similar circumstances.
Do they have a big sign round their necks denoting their visa status? Or is it some kind of special hat?

Asking for a friend.
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Old Jul 8th 2020, 2:41 am
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Default Re: Is Australia still the land of milk and honey?

Originally Posted by the troubadour View Post
Phwoar, Yes I can. I didn't think that was especially unique. But Especially after hearing them speak in language. Chinese is very different in tone to Korean.
While Philippine fellows look rather different. Obviously on some sites, viewing from a distance not possible to tell Chinese from Koreans, not too dissimilar, I suppose as telling Romanians from English,
under similar circumstances.
I was actually more impressed with your apparent telepathic ability to determine their visa status.
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Originally Posted by Dreamy View Post
Do they have a big sign round their necks denoting their visa status? Or is it some kind of special hat?

Asking for a friend.
Well tell your friend if fits description, with the wiliness to work for money on offer to contact me through this forum and I can give details to sites in my approximately.
With the virus, and few international flights, those that would have come in direct through labour hire companies from Asia , are unlikely to be doing so.
Hence possibly happy days for 'your friend'.

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Old Jul 8th 2020, 4:07 am
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Originally Posted by the troubadour View Post
Well tell your friend if fits description, with the wiliness to work for money on offer to contact me through this forum and I can give details to sites in my approximately.
With the virus, and few international flights, those that would have come in direct through labour hire companies from Asia , are unlikely to be doing so.
Hence possibly happy days for 'your friend'.
Sarcasm is obviously lost on "the troubadour", despite his/her 6000+ post count.
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Originally Posted by abner View Post
I was actually more impressed with your apparent telepathic ability to determine their visa status.
But then your too easy to impress aren't you? You obviously are not aware of the ability of business to import labour.
If you are unaware, that's fine. Just probably better to muzzle ignorance than confirming it.
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Old Jul 8th 2020, 4:10 am
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But then your too easy to impress aren't you? You obviously are not aware of the ability of business to import labour.
If you are unaware, that's fine. Just probably better to muzzle ignorance than confirming it.
Sarcasm is obviously lost on "the troubadour", despite his/her 6000+ post count.
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Old Jul 8th 2020, 4:13 am
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Sarcasm is obviously lost on "the troubadour", despite his/her 6000+ post count.
Now why would you state that? Do you fancy yourself as the arbitrator as to what constitutes sarcasm as well?
I do sarcasm rather well, as I have been reminded countless times over recent years. So well that it goes over your head,
perhaps it's you that needs to return to the manual of how to recognise sarcasm and how not to be offended by it??
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Old Jul 8th 2020, 4:15 am
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Originally Posted by the troubadour View Post
Obviously comprehension over taking your abilities, hence understand why you find, what is essentially an easy language hard. But being South African, I get your difficulty at getting
a handle on sarcasm as well. Afraid tossing a coin in the air, or similar, doesn't make me German either. Must try far harder not to arrive at false assumptions on most every commentary.
Not only that but to be reparative about faux assumptions at that.
Like I said, not your fault

It must be tough living in an English-speaking country when English is not your first language. In your case it definitely shows

I just want to add that your English is better than my German!
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Originally Posted by Dreamy View Post
Do they have a big sign round their necks denoting their visa status? Or is it some kind of special hat?

Asking for a friend.
Most definitely the hat
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Old Jul 8th 2020, 4:18 am
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Originally Posted by abner View Post
impressed with your apparent telepathic ability
It's impressive all right
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Originally Posted by the troubadour View Post
Now why would you state that? Do you fancy yourself as the arbitrator as to what constitutes sarcasm as well?
I do sarcasm rather well, as I have been reminded countless times over recent years. So well that it goes over your head,
perhaps it's you that needs to return to the manual of how to recognise sarcasm and how not to be offended by it??
Still not hearing how you're able to judge someone's visa status just by looking at them...
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