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    Worked in medicine for years, the last 13 or so in an all female practice. All sorts of cultural issues that varied depending on the part of India, how much exposure to others outside culture, whether family was involved (increased pressure for traditional roles, worse if the upper generations were involved). It was acceptable that we care for the pregnant woman as long as it didn't interfere with what the man felt was right. We could care for the children but if the child was male that became an issue as they grew past kindergarten. There were more than a few cases that the male felt he had dominion over all females (as did his young son), including the person caring for his wife. It could get very interesting when the man assumed he (or another male) would get what he wanted.

    This held true for men who worked in the business world at a fairly high level. I always wondered how they got on dealing with 'mixed' groups in their job. It wasn't that they were malicious. They truly believed that it was their rightful place and responsibility to be in charge, just as it was the females place and responsibility to defer. Many of them had little if no flexibility. The concept of considering a female's point of view, needs or wants was inconceivable. Even if they were assimilated into this culture when stressful situations arose they would revert to needing to be in charge.

    This wasn't everybody. There were some people who did not have this attitude at all and many of them told me it was because the others came fro different areas of the country. If you are considering business and it will be people based, you would do well to investigate the culture in the area you are entering into.

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    I work with many Indians, and have never seen any hint of that kind of behavior in the workplace. I have no idea about my coworkers' home life, but at work they do not exhibit that kind of attitude in the slightest.
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    A high level guy in our company who happens to be Indian once said that all he wants in his assistants is to have a pretty smile. My jaw literally dropped. He said he might have to step out from my meeting with him to attend the interview.

    He introduced her to me after he came back and proceeded to tell her the same thing he told me.

    I just about fell out of my chair. I couldnít believe it.

    Now, that might just be old man syndrome, but Iíve never heard anything like that in a professional setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    A high level guy in our company who happens to be Indian once said that all he wants in his assistants is to have a pretty smile. My jaw literally dropped. He said he might have to step out from my meeting with him to attend the interview.

    He introduced her to me after he came back and proceeded to tell her the same thing he told me.

    I just about fell out of my chair. I couldnít believe it.

    Now, that might just be old man syndrome, but Iíve never heard anything like that in a professional setting.
    Or he just watched a Mad Men marathon the previous weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    I work with many Indians, and have never seen any hint of that kind of behavior in the workplace. I have no idea about my coworkers' home life, but at work they do not exhibit that kind of attitude in the slightest.
    I donít see it a lot with Indians who live in the US. I see it when dealing with the ones who are in India

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    Re: Travel Part 3: Destination Unknown

    Thatís probably more accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue_dl View Post
    I work with many Indians, and have never seen any hint of that kind of behavior in the workplace. I have no idea about my coworkers' home life, but at work they do not exhibit that kind of attitude in the slightest.
    The first practice I worked in I didn't see it as much. The second it was more common. The folks who followed me to the 2nd practice told me it was cultural and it depended on where the person came from. India is not a small country. The second practice I dealt with arranged marriage stuff, younger generations who didn't like some aspects of the 'old country' culture, all sorts of things that dealt with the adjustment to a new culture. It was really fascinating and challenging. Once I knew what to expect and how to best approach it things went better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leswp1 View Post
    The first practice I worked in I didn't see it as much. The second it was more common. The folks who followed me to the 2nd practice told me it was cultural and it depended on where the person came from. India is not a small country. The second practice I dealt with arranged marriage stuff, younger generations who didn't like some aspects of the 'old country' culture, all sorts of things that dealt with the adjustment to a new culture. It was really fascinating and challenging. Once I knew what to expect and how to best approach it things went better.
    Yeah, I've been there. Very interesting place to visit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    A high level guy in our company who happens to be Indian once said that all he wants in his assistants is to have a pretty smile. My jaw literally dropped. He said he might have to step out from my meeting with him to attend the interview.

    He introduced her to me after he came back and proceeded to tell her the same thing he told me.

    I just about fell out of my chair. I couldn’t believe it.

    Now, that might just be old man syndrome, but I’ve never heard anything like that in a professional setting.
    If you're talking about the educated it's old man syndrome. But among their herpa-derps it might as well be 1700. Or 1700 BC. They haven't advanced an inch; just like ours.

    Dr. Mrs. has a friend who is an Indian ex-pat who's a lesbian. That is still very much not okay, even among the middling educated (hello, Bangalore). It's simplistic to say India is about 60 years behind us, but not entirely incorrect. Of course, we are about 60 years behind some other places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    If you're talking about the educated it's old man syndrome. But among their herpa-derps it might as well be 1700. Or 1700 BC. They haven't advanced an inch; just like ours.

    Dr. Mrs. has a friend who is an Indian ex-pat who's a lesbian. That is still very much not okay, even among the middling educated (hello, Bangalore). It's simplistic to say India is about 60 years behind us, but not entirely incorrect. Of course, we are about 60 years behind some other places.
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    Daughter is flying out of Nola to Mexico at 7a on Friday and just called to say she can't find her passport. Used it a year ago, has seen it in apartment since but can't find it. IF she can't find it, she'll have to see if there is an emergency service of some kind. Has anyone had to deal with a situation like that?

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    Yes. They have same day service. Same cost as expedited. But you need to ge the paperwork ASAP. You need to bring you travel itinerary.

    You will also need to go to a central passport agency. Minneapolis is one of them. I donít know abouT NOLA.

    Youíll also need pictures. Walgreens does them usually 24/7 just look them up on the inter webs.

    Go to the state xepartmentís website for all info. I got my passport in like two days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Yes. They have same day service. Same cost as expedited. But you need to ge the paperwork ASAP. You need to bring you travel itinerary.

    You will also need to go to a central passport agency. Minneapolis is one of them. I donít know abouT NOLA.

    Youíll also need pictures. Walgreens does them usually 24/7 just look them up on the inter webs.

    Go to the state xepartmentís website for all info. I got my passport in like two days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVKK4QxWSNo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brenthoven View Post
    That thing is going to be nonstop airtime. (Listen for the clattering when it crests a hill - those are the upstop wheels underneath the track making contact, and that means Sir Isaac Newton will be quite insistent that your butt leave the seat now.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    That thing is going to be nonstop airtime. (Listen for the clattering when it crests a hill - those are the upstop wheels underneath the track making contact, and that means Sir Isaac Newton will be quite insistent that your butt leave the seat now.)
    I get freaked out on (3 generations ago?) roller coasters. I hate heights. Dropped my first f-bomb in front of my parents on a (weak) roller coaster. So......nope.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
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    Hoping one of you travel pros knows the answer because I can't find a straight one and I don't speak all the lingo.

    If I'm flying round-trip US to Europe on Air France on flights operated by Delta, how do Delta miles accrue? What about MQDs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Hoping one of you travel pros knows the answer because I can't find a straight one and I don't speak all the lingo.

    If I'm flying round-trip US to Europe on Air France on flights operated by Delta, how do Delta miles accrue? What about MQDs?
    You should get 100% of miles and dollars, if you're flying on Air France.

    edit: https://www.delta.com/content/www/en...-partners.html

    Just don't fly discount economy. Also, looks like MQDs aren't 1 for 1, I thought they were.
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