I’m gonna get flamed to hell for it, but ;
FOR F***'S SAKE, you’re living in a new culture a long, long way away from home. Learn lessons, enjoy yourselves, but please, stop critisising the Taiwanese and their ways at every step.
Remember, this is a culture that has evolved from an agricultural to an industrial/commercuial culture in a very short time. No wonder things are a bit odd at time. It will sort itself out. If you’re REALLY bothered, get involved in politics.
However, this is a good forum to have a whinge to like-minded people… so with that in mind it’s time for my whinge.
My girlfriend is Taiwanese (we met in the UK), and last night (Friday) she finished at half past eleven as she was writing the minutes for a meeting that finished at seven PM, ready for a meeting on Saturday morning at 9AM. Her and her friends were sitting there chatting at 9PM. I went in to collect her, and during the hour I waited, they did 10 minutes work. How wierd is that ? Anyone else seen this “long hours, low work rate” culture ?