History PlayingWith / WorthlessForeignDegree

2nd Jan '15 5:17:22 AM TheLyniezian
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** The quality of medical training (or education in general) in Troperistan is considered sub-par by Troperian standards, so Bob's qualifications and experience carry little weight with recruiters.
13th Dec '14 6:59:28 PM BananaPancakes
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** Bob has multiple Ph.D.s from Troperistan but can only get work as a janitor in Troperia.

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** Bob has multiple Ph.D.s [=PhDs=] from Troperistan but can only get work as a janitor in Troperia.



** Employers may be suspicious that 'foreign' degrees may be used by diploma mills as a cover.

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** Employers suspect that diploma mills may be suspicious that using 'foreign' degrees may be used by diploma mills as a cover.cover.
** Troperia has a shortage of doctors and government policy there is to hire native-born Troperian students first.
** Or, conversely, Troperia has too ''many'' doctors and as such there just isn't room for Bob.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob was a doctor in Troperistan who can only find menial work as a janitor in Troperia. Alice, on the other hand, was a short-order cook from Troperistan who got a high-paying systems analyst job in Troperia. Charlie, a third immigrant from Troperistan, worked with Bob at their old hospital, and does a similar job as a surgeon in Troperia.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob was a doctor in Troperistan who Troperistan, but can only find menial work as a janitor in Troperia. Alice, on the other hand, was a short-order cook from Troperistan who got a high-paying systems analyst job in Troperia. Charlie, a third immigrant from Troperistan, worked with Bob at their old hospital, and does fills a similar job as a surgeon in Troperia.



* '''Lampshaded''': ???

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* '''Lampshaded''': ???"I had ''dignified'' work back home!"



* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ???
Bob asks InhumanResources director Dan [[CouldSayItBut if hospitals in Troperia will honour qualifications earned in Troperistan]].
* '''Conversed''': ???"This show sure doesn't paint a picture of an immigrant-friendly society."
8th Dec '14 2:53:05 PM BananaPancakes
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** Bob was the CEO of a {{Fiction 500}} company based in Troperistan, but works as a janitor in Toperia.

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** Bob was the CEO of a {{Fiction 500}} company based in Troperistan, but works as a janitor in Toperia.Troperia.



** Employers may be suspicious that "foreign" degrees may be used by diploma mills as a cover.

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** Employers may be suspicious that "foreign" 'foreign' degrees may be used by diploma mills as a cover.



* '''Subverted''': The chief of medicine at the hospital Bob is applying to work at makes like he's going to reject Bob, but hires him.
* '''Double Subverted''': The chief of medicine at the hospital Bob is applying to work at makes like he's going to reject Bob, but hires him... as a janitor.

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* '''Subverted''': The chief of medicine at the hospital where Bob is applying to work at makes like acts as if he's going to reject Bob, but hires him.
* '''Double Subverted''': The chief of medicine at the hospital where Bob is applying to work at makes like acts as if he's going to reject Bob, but hires him... as a janitor.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob was a doctor in Troperistan who can only find menial work as a janitor in Troperia. Alice, on the other hand, was a short order cook from Troperistan who got a high-paying systems analyst job in Troperia. Charlie, a third immigrant from Troperistan, worked with Bob at their old hospital, and does a similar job as a surgeon in Troperia.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob was a doctor in Troperistan who can only find menial work as a janitor in Troperia. Alice, on the other hand, was a short order short-order cook from Troperistan who got a high-paying systems analyst job in Troperia. Charlie, a third immigrant from Troperistan, worked with Bob at their old hospital, and does a similar job as a surgeon in Troperia.



* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Enforced''': ???In a time of widespread xenophobia, the writers can't write a competent and ethically scrupulous foreign character without mass backlash.



* '''Exploited''': Bob the janitor may not be officially recognized as a doctor, but Bob still has the skills of a doctor and people go to see him instead of "real" doctors because he gives cheap "advice" and they give him "presents". Of money. [[BlatantLies Totally not practicing medicine without a liscense at all.]]
* '''Defied''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': Bob the janitor may not be officially recognized as a doctor, but Bob still has the skills of a doctor and people go to see him instead of "real" 'real' doctors because he gives cheap "advice" 'advice' and they give him "presents". Of money. monetary 'gifts'. [[BlatantLies Totally not practicing practising medicine without a liscense licence at all.]]
* '''Defied''': ???Bob goes to medical school in Troperia at the first opportunity so that he can keep up his rewarding career.



Back in [[{{The Old Country}} old country]] I was highly paid computer engineer! Now, I guide people back to {{Worthless Foreign Degree}}.

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Back in [[{{The Old Country}} old country]] I was highly paid computer engineer! Now, I guide people back to {{Worthless Foreign Degree}}.WorthlessForeignDegree.
5th Feb '13 9:22:20 AM VPhantom
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%%* '''Implied''': ???
11th Dec '12 7:44:13 AM TypoKiller
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* '''Exploited''': Bob the janitor may not be officially recognized as a doctor, but Bob still has the skills of a doctor and people go to see him instead of "real" doctor because he gives cheap "advice" and they give him "presents". Of money. [[BlatantLies Totally not practicing medicine without a liscense at all.]]

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* '''Exploited''': Bob the janitor may not be officially recognized as a doctor, but Bob still has the skills of a doctor and people go to see him instead of "real" doctor doctors because he gives cheap "advice" and they give him "presents". Of money. [[BlatantLies Totally not practicing medicine without a liscense at all.]]
11th Dec '12 7:43:40 AM TypoKiller
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** Employers may be suspicious that "foreign" degree may be used by diploma mills as cover.

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** Employers may be suspicious that "foreign" degree degrees may be used by diploma mills as a cover.
16th Jun '12 10:04:47 PM DarkConfidant
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* '''Exaggerated''': Bob was the CEO of a {{Fiction 500}} company based in Troperistan, but works as a janitor in Toperia.

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* '''Exaggerated''': '''Exaggerated''':
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Bob was the CEO of a {{Fiction 500}} company based in Troperistan, but works as a janitor in Toperia.



* '''Justified''': Bob's Troperistanian qualifications and certificates aren't recognized by Troperian hospitals for various reasons.

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* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Bob's Troperistanian qualifications and certificates aren't recognized by Troperian hospitals for various reasons.
23rd Apr '12 9:57:58 PM Natasel
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* '''Exploited''': Bob the janitor may not be officially recognized as a doctor, but Bob still has the skills of a doctor and people go to see him instead of "real" doctor because he gives "advice" and they give him "presents". Of money. [[BlatantLies Totally not practicing medicine without a liscense at all.]]

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* '''Exploited''': Bob the janitor may not be officially recognized as a doctor, but Bob still has the skills of a doctor and people go to see him instead of "real" doctor because he gives cheap "advice" and they give him "presents". Of money. [[BlatantLies Totally not practicing medicine without a liscense at all.]]
23rd Apr '12 9:43:27 PM Natasel
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* '''Exploited''': Bob may not be recognized as a doctor, but Bob still has the skills of one and people go to see him instead of "real" doctor because he gives "advice" and they give him "presents". Of money. [[BlatantLie Totally not practicing medicine at all.]]

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* '''Exploited''': Bob the janitor may not be officially recognized as a doctor, but Bob still has the skills of one a doctor and people go to see him instead of "real" doctor because he gives "advice" and they give him "presents". Of money. [[BlatantLie [[BlatantLies Totally not practicing medicine without a liscense at all.]]
23rd Apr '12 9:40:56 PM Natasel
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* '''Exploited''': ???

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* '''Exploited''': ???Bob may not be recognized as a doctor, but Bob still has the skills of one and people go to see him instead of "real" doctor because he gives "advice" and they give him "presents". Of money. [[BlatantLie Totally not practicing medicine at all.]]
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