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Jobs for Whites: rent yourself to be a fake businessman in China

post #1 of 20
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http://www.cnn.com/2010/BUSINESS/06/...ple/index.html

Finally a use for those expensive suits and shoes.

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The requirements for these jobs are simple. 1. Be white. 2. Do not speak any Chinese, or really speak at all, unless asked. 3. Pretend like you just got off of an airplane yesterday.

Those who go for such gigs tend to be unemployed actors or models, part-time English teachers or other expats looking to earn a few extra bucks. Often they are jobs at a second- or third-tier city, where the presence of pale-faced foreigners is needed to impress local officials, secure a contract or simply to fulfill a claim of being international.

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Sometimes companies will hire Caucasians simply to sit in the office a few hours a day near the window where clients and customers can see them.

White women are also a hot commodity, sometimes to pose as phony foreign girlfriends, or, in the case of Vicky Mohieddeen, to pretend to be an oil tycoon.

Mohieddeen, who is Scottish, took a job in 2008 to attend what she describes as some sort of "oil drilling conference" in Shandong province for 300 yuan ($44). Several busloads of foreigners, with nationalities ranging from Pakistani to Nigerian, were trucked to the event, she said. They were greeted by brass bands and feted with a sumptuous dinner.

post #2 of 20
Trolls wanted! I´m watching most forum members with more than 20.000 post already in the airport waiting for the next flight to China.
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post #4 of 20
another job black people can't get
post #5 of 20
rofl @ this
post #6 of 20
lol, I get offers for this all the time.
post #7 of 20
$40 for a days work?

They can just out source this to, sounds like its less then Minimum wage here in America.....


Black people can do this job if they want:
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post
lol, I get offers for this all the time.

Stories please.
post #9 of 20
Wow. This is so wrong. But yes, finally a use for the expensive clothes!
post #10 of 20
think Eason mentioned this before
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by IUtoSLU View Post
Stories please.

Well, I've been offered many times but I've never done it. Basically, people post ads or use connections to find foreigners to do things like attend meetings, pretend to be business partners, go to lunch with them, wine tastings, dinners, etc.. It's all for the sake of pretending to be international, because Chinese assume that any company with international ties is a good company and won't just steal all their money and disappear, like Chinese companies do. I don't really have a moral problem with it because the only companies who get tricked are Chinese companies who probably steal from everybody anyway. If it only hurts Chinese people, then it's a victimless crime. Because I'm racist.
post #12 of 20
Any Europeans, I am open and willing to partake in a reversal of this. Must cover travelling, food, and lodging expenses
post #13 of 20
would any american company hire me to play like a computer science guy or a mathematician thingie... I certainly would look the part.
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post
think Eason mentioned this before

Bastard already pointed this out.... http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=185435

Old news is old.

Thanks for the stories Eason.
post #15 of 20
I don't ever want to hear white people complain about reverse racism again.
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