Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Filipinos "nice" but lacking in common sense -- IT business manager
As someone whom invested heavily in the Philippines managing an IT company, I view your assumptions as narrow minded.
I’ve given hundreds of Pinoys IQ tests as part of the selection process, the vast majority of these IT graduates ( the cream of the crap ) performed dismally.
After two years operating we decided to close up and retain Singaporean Chinese staff and Brazilians. One staff member does the work of approximately 10 Pinoys.
The biggest issue was a sheer lack of common sense, they can do black and white but seldom grey. Higher order thinking skills and abstract reasoning skills seemed to me missing, as they would perhaps with someone diagnosed with mild Asperger syndrome.
As people I found them nice, but rarely kind. Big difference there, anyone can smile.
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