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Monday, September 14, 2009

Buenos Aires Best City for Under-Performing Americans

Americans used to move to Buenos Aires because they wanted to study Spanish or Tango. Increasingly, they are moving because they are being pushed out of the job market by companies who are cutting loose the bottom ten or twenty percent. Silicon Valley Insider recently found that Buenos Aires is the best destination for under-performing Americans to become somebody.

Due to the more relaxed work ethic, low performers fit right into the "Mañana Mañana" culture, and workers' rights protect them from being laid off. Recent college graduate Mark Loafer explained, "I was tired of competing with over-achieving Asian students. When we go up for the same job, I have no chance. But here in Buenos Aires, I don't have to sleep under my desk to get ahead at work. Skipping an occasional lunch sets the bar higher for everyone else."

Easy street may not last forever, though. Increasingly, German and Swiss college graduates are also discovering the city and will soon make things difficult for their less anal-retentive counterparts.

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha! Someone needed to write this.

    Lets all meet up at AreaTres and try to pretend we're here because we're innovative, and not because we're failures (or know we would be) in our own country ;-)