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Subject:  Re: College degree value Date:  5/1/2013  8:06 PM
Author:  telegraph Number:  49265 of 60237

When I was in Saudi in the 1970s.....we were at a far outpost of the Aramco system.....there were about 300 Pakistanis there....and they worked on the roads...manual labor......

Someone in our group mentioned you could get one or two machines to do the work...but the Aramco folks said...for the same money or less, we can hire 200 workers to do it with picks and shovels and scoops.....and that feeds 200 families back in Pakistan. If we hired 3 people to do it with a machine made in Europe or the US, there would be 1000 more starving people in Pakistan.....

90% of the manual work in Saudi is done by foreigners...since Saudis are too proud (and too educated) to even think about getting their hands dirty with manual labor......the Saudis get free education through the PhD level for 'free'....including, if overseas, full tuition, living and expenses.....





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