Sunday, December 27, 2009

So maybe all Chinese people look the same after all...

Being rather poor at placing names and faces, I usually joke (if they're Caucasian) that all white people look alike given their difficulties in differentiating Chinese people.

We let go a new hire (still on probation) because while he had demonstrated the requisite technical skills, his English was atrocious despite having achieved a level higher than any of his other colleagues. Before he left, he admitted he had paid someone to sit for him - so much for photo ID. I asked around.

Apparently, according to colleagues, it's not uncommon students to trade exams and to "sit" for each other during the mandated exams - so I guess it's true. We all must look alike.

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