1. Sent by company to work in another country with a full package: expat
2. Decided to work in another country doing white collar skilled or semi-skilled labor without a package but with no intention of (or ability to) staying: half pat
3. Poorer version of 2 doing less skilled or unskilled labor: migrant worker (not a lot of difference, actually)
4. Working in a foreign country on an actual visa that leads to at least permanent residency: immigrant
Note that China (where I was) doesn't really allow for 4, but there are definitely people who move there with the intention of staying (though their chance of ever getting a green card is very slim if they are not Han or a famous basketball star). I was in the 2 bucket, had a few lucky friends in the 1 bucket. The 3rd bucket was handled by migrant workers from out of province/city (so not technically migrant workers like we have in the states, but without residency via the hukou system they are exploited roughly the same).
Incidentally, the engineers China sends to Africa and south east Asia and other countries are definitely expats (though their packages aren't that big), the workers they send to do construction in the same areas are more like migrant workers. So it is not just a distinction made for westerners.
So usually you are both.
The true concept for immigration would be emigrant (emigres) but this doesn't seem to have popular English usage nowadays.
• getting a drink (alcohol) is a major pain. Either underground, or some elite venue where rules don’t apply - and the jeopardy that goes with that. Really want to spill wine on a Prince? And there are a lot of princes.
• feeling of underlying state level threat if you mess up
• some workers are treated as literal slaves openly
• getting your money home can be troublesome. Check out Dubai airport and abandoned super cars
People who tend to fare better are very career focused and can ignore the above. Also if you or your partner are into the five star life.
Seems like rational behavior from both sides in the end.
In Dubai you can get a drink just about anywhere.
> getting your money home can be troublesome. Check out Dubai airport and abandoned super cars
It’s really not difficult to transfer money out of Dubai.
Those cars are abandoned by people who couldn’t make their payments and fled the country.
also, "there are a lot of princes" sure youre not mixing saudi with qatar here?
Two Norwegian journalists investigating conditions for migrant workers in Qatar ahead of the 2022 Fifa World Cup ... Hours earlier, during a live broadcast for the Sportsrevyen news show on conditions for labourers working on World Cup venues, Ekeland had told viewers there were “stark contrasts”, with some workers “doing awfully”. ... Ekeland and Ghorbani had been in Qatar since 14 November and were due to meet Abdullah Ibhais, the former communications director for the 2022 World Cup organisers, who has since publicly criticised the Qatari regime. However, Ibhais, who is appealing against a five-year prison sentence for corruption, was arrested hours before the planned interview.
... what could go wrong?
Got that reference!
Last three countries are: Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.
It's as if we're not even trying and just condoning the way human rights are treated.
Sounds strange to me, given their history. Sure, they are engaged in banking, but also not in invading other countries, unlike most of the rest of the world. In either case, nationalistic stereotypes are seldom helpful for any debate.
Then there is the "banking privacy" nonsense, which is just because they want to avoid disclosing the tax evasion and money laundering.
And the crypto nonsense in Zug.
It really goes on and on.
Way to normalize mass surveillance.
The simple fact, that Qatar bothered to buy the whole thing shows, that it is important.
It's interesting, growing up, I had friends with a hobby for supporting particular footbal teams in my city. And of course rival team supporters couldn't really be friends, to the point of full out violence between rivals being an every day thing. I always asked them why is that, because except for the color of their scarf they fit the exact same personality pattern - they all would explain it from a mythological history of tribalism point of view that did not make much sense to me at the time.
Fifa also has rules preventing this. You cannot switch national teams, once you played for one.
It is actually the other way round: After the poor performances in the early 2000s, German clubs have agreed on a few rules regarding how many foreign players are allowed to play on each team and what each club has to do to train new young players. The richer clubs basically restricted what their own money could buy. These regulations are widely regarded as the reason for the dominant years during the 2010s.
- 2018: France
- 2014: Germany
- 2010: Spain
- 2006: Italy
The issue is that they often also have the same corrupt officials who gain legitimacy through this tournament, they wouldn’t risk losing their status. Imagine they decide to have an alternative tournament, then FIFA owning many rights puts pressure on them, one draws back and the operation fails. Explain that to the fans.
Title is not inflammatory enough.
But the "we aren't interested in the event anymore" said by their bosses is very explanatory. There will be monetary consequences if the chains refuse to broadcast it or choose to put it in a worse hour. I bet that the offended channels are evaluating seriously this at this moment.
"We interview the chairman at length after a ceremony, and return to our
hotel at noon to fetch our equipment. We are then approached by 5 or 6 men
who identify themselves as police and take us to the station," reporter
Halvor Ekeland says. "We are questioned for eight hours in separate rooms,
one at a time."