The new imports

The new imports




Over the last couple of decades, the summertime "help" on Hatteras Island (particularly Avon) has made an almost complete change-over from a Russian-based employment pool to some new Asian/South Pacific-based pool of young women. Does anyone have any idea where they're coming in from now? The Philippines? Indonesia? I'm living in a melting pot here in Philly but I've never seen Asian folks with such dark skin and long black hair.
This is solely curiosity on my behalf and not the start of some rant. Does anyone know?


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When I worked at Donna's Designs. One year they hired two girls from Scotland. My boss had me teach the girls how to drive on the right side of the road.

When I lived there all the workers came from the UK.


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Looking at some tourism photos of the South Pacific, I'd say Polynesia, but it's just a guess.


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Could be Philippines.

I spent 6 months there when I was in the Marine Corps. They had a skin color for every young man's whim.

The Filipino's are a Melting pot in and of themselves being mixed with Polynesians, Spaniards, American's, Moros, Mestizos Creoles and Negritos.

The Blancos or pure Filipino's have historically been in charge and the Negrito's, Moro's, Creoles and others on the darker side of the scale are left to fend for themselves. Thus many leave for better horizons.




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I noticed them working at the food lion last week. Not an expert on pacific rim culture but my gut tells me Chinese with my second choice Korean. Should have asked them. Many organizations recruit from various countries. Wounder if it is worth it financially. More a cultural experience? Seem like good workers.


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They have too much "other" in them to be Chinese/Korean. Plus the clothes they wear has a Thailand/Malaysian influence. Could very well be Philippines.


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Ed, I am only guessing, but I suspect those folks are newly registered voters brought in to make sure North Carolina follows the progressive global agenda. USA Flag


It doesn't work that way.

The whole system is Rigged. Haven't you heard? Banana


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It doesn't work that way.

The whole system is Rigged. Haven't you heard? Banana


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They have to be southern Koreans ??


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I've worked with Koreans all my life and never saw one that looked like those girls at the Food Lion.
Polynesia, Micronesia or Thailand, all the way. smiley


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When I asked a girl at Food Lion she said she was from the Philippines. I found their English skills to be much better than the Russian's.


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Thank you SO much!

I was fearing the discussion was denigrating into a political diatribe of sorts (I just noticed some of those comments have been edited) and I was just curious. I have no ulterior motives, I'm just ignorant to Southeast-Asian island culture. Some of those gals are the most well-fed Filipinos I've ever encountered! (I've worked with folks from that neck-of-the-woods all my life too).

I worked with a man named Leonid Fernandez from the Philipines. He was a straight-up Japanese-looking fellow with family heritage from the Ukraine and Spain as well as Laos and Japan. It blew my mind to find out his real name. His Filipino friends called him by his nickname, "Nooli". When I asked him what that meant, he unfolded his global heritage to me and I was "smartified". smiley


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Thank you SO much!

I was fearing the discussion was denigrating into a political diatribe of sorts (I just noticed some of those comments have been edited) and I was just curious. I have no ulterior motives, I'm just ignorant to Southeast-Asian island culture. Some of those gals are the most well-fed Filipinos I've ever encountered! (I've worked with folks from that neck-of-the-woods all my life too).

I worked with a man named Leonid Fernandez from the Philipines. He was a straight-up Japanese-looking fellow with family heritage from the Ukraine and Spain as well as Laos and Japan. It blew my mind to find out his real name. His Filipino friends called him by his nickname, "Nooli". When I asked him what that meant, he unfolded his global heritage to me and I was "smartified". smiley


The P.I. is a great place. I hope to get there back some day.

As for their speaking skills, all of their TV comes in English, so many learn the language that way. Schooling beyond the 8th grade is only for the well to do. Most people who live in the Barrios get enough education by the time they turn 14.

Newspapers and Magazines are printed in Tagalog, but for the life of me I could never figure out why TV was always in English. And I am not talking about reruns of American TV, but News shows were in English.




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The P.I. is a great place. I hope to get there back some day.



Olongapo?...


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The P.I. is a great place. I hope to get there back some day.


Olongapo?...


And Barrio Barreta. Was at NAS Cubi Point. Marine Aviation Detachment for 5 months.


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Last year (2015) I notice a shift in the seasonal staff. I'm not shy at all, so I asked was told it is a more Philippine staff than Russian staff.

I haven absolutely no hangups in foreign staff, so I'm fine with the answer. One of my most intelligent Developers was Russian (still trying o get her to move to my company) and one of my best workers was Philippine. Bottom line is I can't fault either as good workers. I feel sorry for those that don't see otherwise.

John


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"imports" was expecting something about cars... haven't seen "people" being referred to or discussed like this anywhere else on OBXC...


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The word "Imports" took less time and space in the thread header than "Southeast Asian Migrant Employees". It wasn't meant as an insult or derogatory term AT ALL. smiley


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Just had the Quicken help desk in the Philippines help with a computer problem.

Quicken stopped loading a few weeks after I had to upgrade to Quicken 2016 after loading Windows 10. Called Quicken help during the day, and the fix didn't work.

Called back another day when my wife was home after work. Asked where the person was, and he said he was in the Philippines. He was on the phone with us for 1 hour, 409 minutes. INCREDIBLY knowledgeable and helpful. Did a shared screen and walked us through the removal, computer clean-up, and reinstallation process.

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Virtually all summer resort locations uses "imports". It is good for the companies and employees both. I worked at Cedar Point for 4 summers MANY years ago. They have a strong foreign employee program. It works well there since they have good employee housing.


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It used to be all College kids working in OBX for the summer. Nowadays, college kids are too busy doing other stuff to hang out at the beach for the summer...and they go back to school too early.


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...and they go back to school too early.


So true. Was surprised that a niece went off to school last Sunday. A nephew leaves tomorrow.


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...and they go back to school too early.


So true. Was surprised that a niece went off to school last Sunday. A nephew leaves tomorrow.


It has more to do with when Colleges start up anymore.

I am an adjunct, and I realized the other day that next Thursday I have my first night of class for the fall semester.

Summer is over.


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A West Virginia athlete that won a medal last week said she wasn't staying at the Olympics. She was flying home Thursday and landing 20 hours before her first physics class 8:30 AM Friday morning. OMG smiley

My wife said, "who schedules physics for Fridays at 8:30 AM?" Guaranteed for a lot of no-shows. Theeth smiley


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I spent the summer of '76 living and working in OC, MD. Nearly all of the summer help then was American college students (like me). Interesting how that demographic has changed.


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