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Quotation of the Day for July 18, 2010
Not long ago I was offered work as a quality-control expert with an American company in China I'd never heard of. No experience necessary--which was good, because I had none. I'd be paid $1,000 for a week, put up in a fancy hotel, and wined and dined in Dongying, an industrial city in Shandong province I'd also never heard of. The only requirements were a fair complexion and a suit.
"I call these things `White Guy in a Tie' events," a Canadian friend of a friend named Jake told me during the recruitment pitch he gave me in Beijing, where I live. "Basically, you put on a suit, shake some hands, and make some money. We'll be in `quality control,' but nobody's gonna be doing any quality control. You in?"
- Mitch Moxley, Rent a White Guy: Confessions of a fake businessman from Beijing.
Submitted by: Lynn Kisilenko
Jul. 7, 2010
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