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Old Sep 8th 2017, 7:49 am
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First spot goes to Bahrain
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I can believe that. Everyone I know who lived in Bah missed the place
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Surprised Ireland is just one above Uganda
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Surprised Ireland is just one above Uganda
Am surprised it's not one below Nigeria...
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India at 57 is pretty accurate; though the pay and benefits are high it's a bloody difficult place to work and live.
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India at 57 is pretty accurate; though the pay and benefits are high it's a bloody difficult place to work and live.
A Dutch colleague here (actually works for our client) lived for a couple of years in India (can't recall where) and would happily go back. Similar difficulties here in respect of getting anything done, but he thoroughly enjoyed it (despite being Dutch, he's quite normal). My experience of Navi Mumbai (twice) and the mind-shattering day I spent on the phone to Debenham's car insurance call centre last week were enough to put me off for life. It's difficult not to assume stereotypes when nearly every interaction you have affirm them.
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A Dutch colleague here (actually works for our client) lived for a couple of years in India (can't recall where) and would happily go back. Similar difficulties here in respect of getting anything done, but he thoroughly enjoyed it (despite being Dutch, he's quite normal). My experience of Navi Mumbai (twice) and the mind-shattering day I spent on the phone to Debenham's car insurance call centre last week were enough to put me off for life. It's difficult not to assume stereotypes when nearly every interaction you have affirm them.
Sounds about right, plus Indian work culture is horrendous especially dealing with anyone who feels they have some kind of authority.
I'm crossing the point here now of actually getting my stamp on the project and getting things done but it's been a struggle.

BTW I loved my time in Morocco, (Casablanca), I'd happily return there.
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BTW I loved my time in Morocco, (Casablanca), I'd happily return there.
In all the bars in all the world.....
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Debenham's car insurance
Is this a joke or a real thing?
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Surprised Ireland is just one above Uganda
Uganda's a great place to be as an expat. Kampala is a really cool laid back city, interesting international flavour from all the UN people there for South Sudan and DRC, mostly lovely locals, great nightlife and the best named street snack ever (Rolex = "roll-eggs: omelette with choice of filling rolled up inside a chapati), perfect after a night out when you're making your way home on the back of a boda-boda (motorbike taxi, so called because they were originally used to get people across the border between checkpoints). No idea how it could be below Ireland though....
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Is this a joke or a real thing?
Nope. Obviously just a front for a real insurer (GoSkippy, would you believe, but maybe they're just a front, too), but the only company I could find which would insure me as a named driver as an expat. And I did spend nearly a day on the phone to their Indian call centre, and boy it was painful.
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Nope. Obviously just a front for a real insurer (GoSkippy, would you believe, but maybe they're just a front, too), but the only company I could find which would insure me as a named driver as an expat. And I did spend nearly a day on the phone to their Indian call centre, and boy it was painful.
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Or did they answer "Tell me, tell me" !!
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Nope. Obviously just a front for a real insurer (GoSkippy, would you believe, but maybe they're just a front, too), but the only company I could find which would insure me as a named driver as an expat. And I did spend nearly a day on the phone to their Indian call centre, and boy it was painful.
Mental isn't it. The services 'provided' by big firms just gets weirder and weirder.
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