As a foreigner, have you ever been told to learn the culture by a local?

I may not have been told to learn the culture but I’ve been told to get used to Taiwan because it isn’t America. That means I shouldn’t expect a time and a half if I work more than 40 hours a week, or paid time off… or even bosses who treats me with respect.

I have decided to apply for Canadian permanent residency next year. I have decided not to stay here for good.