'''Basic Trope''': A person who had a high-paying/prestigious job in another country does menial work in the setting of the work.
* '''Straight''': Bob worked as a doctor in Troperistan, but works as a janitor in Troperia.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Bob was the CEO of a {{Fiction 500}} company based in Troperistan, but works as a janitor in Toperia.
** Bob has multiple Ph.D.s from Troperistan but can only get work as a janitor in Troperia.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob worked as a doctor in Troperistan, but can only find work as a medical assistant in Troperia.
* '''Justified''':
** Bob's Troperistanian qualifications and certificates aren't recognized by Troperian hospitals for various reasons.
** Bob doesn't speak Troperian very well, if at all.
** Employers may be suspicious that "foreign" degrees may be used by diploma mills as a cover.
* '''Inverted''': Bob was a lowly janitor in Troperistan, but when he arrives in Troperia, he's offered a job as a doctor.
* '''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.
* '''Parodied''': All the janitors at the hospital have prestigious medical degrees from foreign countries.
* '''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.
* '''Averted''': Bob, a doctor from Troperistan, finds a similar job as a doctor in Troperia.
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': ???
* '''Invoked''': "Hey, let's ask Bob the janitor. I'll bet he was a doctor back in Troperistan."
* '''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''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
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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}}.
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