ud wrote:Dear leaving_mauritius,
I don't really get it what you're trying to achieve by posting negative comments and painting such a gloomy picture of mauritians. Terence was referring to a job website. We all know that sometimes when you aply for a job, you might never receive anything off any websites you tried applying to, to let you know you haven't even passed the CV selection criteria, let it be Mauritius or even here in the UK but I will not go to such an extent to say that it is very common in UK for email correspondence to just be ignored.
I've had a look at the website you posted in your signature and was hoping that it would give me a link to that e-book to tell people the truth about Mauritius....to realise that YOU HAVE TO PAY TO ACCESS IT.
If people not replying to your emails infuriates you, I must admit that it kinds of infuriates me that I have to pay to access an ebook that tells me the truth about my country.....
Are you trying to make up for all the money that you lost while you were in Mauritius by selling this ebook?
I don't know what to say. I really hope you get back on track...I mean on the right track.
Isn't that the thing, though - everyone wants something for nothing. If you do a job, don't you expect to be paid for it? Doesn't matter what my motives or reasons are. Something is there, it has value, you have exercised your right to choose NOT to have it. No problem, as we say in Mauritius.
And I'm not sorry if I speak the truth - even if it comes across as negative.
I've made a point of saying that there are POSITIVES to living in Mauritius, but one needs to be properly prepared and armed with not only the positive marketing spin.
Mauritius is great for SOME, but for a great many other people it is not great. I've even had emails from Mauritians who are so fed up with the way things work. And if only one person's eyes are opened, then I'm quite comfortable with that.
However, my days of doing things for people for nothing - out of pure kindness - are over. My time in Mauritius, oddly enough, taught me that lesson.
And that's the sad reality. In 3 years I have gone from eternal outgoing optimist to agoraphobic hermit. And THAT is something I am deeply upset to lose.
And the email thing IS infuriating. And like it or not, it happens a lot in Mauritius, but to be fair it also happens elsewhere in the world too.
Why would you only want the rosy, happy version?
And who's to say that my track isn't the 'right' one, as you put it. Just because you don't agree with me doesn't mean I'm right or wrong. It just means your view differs from mine. I can respect yours, can you do the same?