Cultural differences question(s)
Richard A Downing FBCS CITP
richard at langside.org.uk
Thu Mar 30 08:45:39 PST 2006
> Hello Everybody,
> I would like to ask a few questions about cultural differences
> between the United States and other country's, specifically in regarding
> business and academia. If this is not an acceptable topic for lfs-chat I
> apologize in advance.
> 1) What is the predominant language used in business in your country?
English, since we invented it.
> 2) How important is it for people to be on-time?
On a scale of 0 to 9, 8.
> 3) What would you consider to be a large misconception about your country?
It rains all the time. We all think Monarchy is wonderful. Tony Blair
isn't a war-mongering pillock. (all false)
> 4) What is academia like in your country?
Good in parts. The good parts are very good, most Universities are,
however, Adult Education Production-lines.
> 5) What is the average workweek in your country? (hours\days)
Blue Collar: 35 hours, White Collar: 40-60 hours (despite the fact that
the EU has legislation limiting it to 40.)
> 6) What role does government play in business in your country?
Too much. The unelected EU even more. There are more stupid
regulations here than you can shake a stick at.
> 7) What three things should I know to get along with the people in your
American Beer isn't. Don't assume that American humour works because
it's in english. We think GWB's administration are murdering thugs too
(like the French, Germans and Iraqis)
Sorry Eric, I just couldn't help myself, this will be of no use to you
at all, but it let me vent my spleen. As they say, ask a stupid
question... The idiomatic expressions might be instructional though.
P.S. We spell it 'Apologise'.
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