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Old 23 July 2019, 12:22
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There is literally nothing you could tell me about Ugandan hijinks that I wouldn't believe without needing any proof.
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Old 24 July 2019, 18:23
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There is literally nothing you could tell me about Ugandan hijinks that I wouldn't believe without needing any proof.
Mine were good and showed up on time for shift. Sorry, no proof....lol
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Old 24 July 2019, 22:14
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Mine were good and showed up on time for shift. Sorry, no proof....lol
You had a small number of them that were actually screened besides being able to walk. My buddy has a very solid crew of them in the same place you were. I think with some effort you can get plenty of good Ugandans. Key word "effort".

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Old 24 July 2019, 22:42
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You had a small number of them that were actually screened besides being able to walk. My buddy has a very solid crew of them in the same place you were. I think with some effort you can get plenty of good Ugandans. Key word "effort".

Is everyone else reading about Ugandans and hearing the word “Yessir” after each post?
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Old 24 July 2019, 22:44
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Ahem I believe it's pronounced "SAH!"
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Old 25 July 2019, 07:54
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Yes Sah!
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Old 2 August 2019, 23:48
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Our Ugandan Sgt Maj at BESF was solid AF and is/was making bank according to the economy in Uganda. Of course we had the knucklehead ex-pats (re: AMCITS) rubbing it in on how much they were making. Pissed the TCN's off (those that could understand English)

The Armorer was Ugandan, and earned his US citizenship, but lived in his native born country. He started out with DOS as a Ugandan, then earned his green card and came back on contract as an ex-pat. He owned 2 hotels in whatever major city is in Uganda and drove a new Mercedes. He told me he made as much as the General of the Ugandan Army. Solid guy!

It's all relevant when compared to what country you live in. $14/hr is YUGE for TCN's. (if it was even that much)

Funny story: The PM at the time (2016'ish) would pass by their table at the Dfac and when he heard the Peruvians speak Espanol, instead of Englis', he would have the Sgt Maj have them pack their bags asap and send them out on the next plane ride home!
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