Let me be clear. I am not against development of the country and I am well aware about the huge investment and opportunities brought in by foreigners. On top of that, thousands of jobs. Getting people of different country of origins and experience is most of the time enriching and healthy, for the economy, the experience and life in the island. Through this blog, I made some very good friends, expats or even those got their PR. I do not intend to talk bad of them in anyway. Far from that. It is just my opinion about SOME people. Il ne faut pas généraliser.
Today, I gonna rather talk about a few points. You are free to contribute by adding comments.
SOME of them just take everything for granted. The roads for instance. I personally witnessed how rude SOME of them are once on the roads. They just piss you off. Don’t get into their way.
Several Mauritian companies/local branches are sometimes partly managed by foreigners, mainly for better control over the organisation or for their experience. Even the government hires high caliber people who produce excellent results but the worse part is how people sometimes get treated. Abiding to self-made regulations/procedures and sometimes bear with their bad intentions. There have been a few situations in which people actually got fired for nothing, sometimes under false accusations. Whom should you report to? They are your boss and most probably, the HQ will believe their representatives, not you, a mere employee. And what about your career?
Briefly quoting the case of France Telecom. Even the Minister of Information and Communication Technologies has publicly blamed the FT representatives for the situation prevailing inside Mauritius Telecom.
And then you have another category of foreigners coming to Mauritius for evading law and tax of their own country. Doing business here is more profitable, for them mostly. SOME of them just do not care about anything else.
Mauritians are known to be welcoming and very friendly people, but please these so-mentioned “SOME” people should not mess up everything. And as usual, we have the “rodères boutes”. If you are a Mauritian reading this, you know what I am talking about. In case you are a foreigner and categorize yourself in the text above, you should probably ask your “yes-man”.
Note : You should pay careful attention to the use of the word “SOME” in this text.