Does relationship really matter in your country?
August 31, 2008 10:35pm CST
have you heard of a saything that goes like this "more friends pave a smoother way"? it seems to be a truth. if you have a relative or a friend working in hospitial, the doctor and the nurse will care more about you when you are in a hospital, if your father was a high-rank official, you'll get more chance to get a good job, if your uncle working for the railway station, you will get a ticket easily, if your mom is a bus driver, you can get on the bus without buying a ticket...if.... is that true in your hometown?
• United States
1 Sep 08
In the U.S I don't think thats true. Although if my mom was a bus driver I could get on her bus -- not the others -- without paying a ticket if she was working. Just like how I give her free coffee when she comes in to my store. I treat everyone with respect and everyone equal... but a store is a store -- we gotta sell things not give them out free. I think most people are afraid of cops so if you are related to one you better believe people will be nicer to you lol.
1 Sep 08
Not really. My country emphasizes more on meritocracy....everyone gets a chance to succeed regardless of race, language, religion or family connections. Though in every country there exists some form of corruption...if you have the right connections...you will go a bit further in life...I mean that's something that you can't change, even though it does sound unfair.