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    Can employer force me to go to China?

    So with everyone's help; I'm not going to die. I was pretty sure of that, sorry if I mislead anyone! I still question why everyone seems to underestimate the problem in general: Thanks - I should have compared it - you're right; so here's my research: Current index in Melbourne: 17 (Average 13 Micrograms per Square meter - it's currently "high" for us) Dandenong: 34 I'm not sure that counts much against: 845 http://www.melbournetimesweekly.com.au/story/1231580/beijings-crazy-air-day/ A Lancet study published last month said a record 3.2m people died worldwide from air pollution in 2010, four times the number a decade earlier, with 1.2 million of those deaths in East Asia. This ranked pollution for the first time in the world's top 10 list of killer diseases, mostly because of vehicle exhaust. I wonder what scale "bad air" comes under if our own definition of acceptable, is double digits? 100? 200? Maybe 400 - then double that. :eek:Wake up and smell the smog:eek:
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    Can employer force me to go to China?

    You keep saying one of the greatest, I don't see it: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/propertypicturegalleries/9477990/The-worlds-10-best-cities-to-live-in.html?frame=2311071 No sign http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World's_most_livable_cities Ditto above http://www.cntraveler.com/readers-choice-awards/top-cities-in-the-world-charleston-cape-town-bangkok-vancouver-photos#slide=1 Again Don't get me wrong, China does appeal; but to say that there's no evidence to suggest it's detrimental is a bit naive. I'm sensing that it's offending you because of a personal experience you had their some time ago perhaps?
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    Can employer force me to go to China?

    I hear what you're saying.. I understand that but I'm not sure anyone actually read the link I posted. We're talking about a scale that originally went up to 300; translated into "Hazardous" that was smashed a weekend or two ago at 755, leaving the air quality people unable to reclassify it. Is air conditioning able to cope with that? Especially if modern equipment was only designed for normal industrious levels; presumably set some time ago. Anyway - moot point - but just a thought. Currently everyone on this thread seems to have jumped to the defence of "the man"; I didn't think big corporates were that well liked over here. It's surprising that nobody actually thought a company sending a team (FYI it's probably up to 80-100) abroad might choose somewhere safer, rather than just downright cheap! In the UK I suffered chest infections but have been clear over the last 5 years; I'm not about to risk my health and so will apply to the doctors (at my own cost) for a note... feels like I'm at school.
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    Can employer force me to go to China?

    Love it! Someone called Blossom born just inside the hippy era is calling me Soft
  5. I've been told that we have a big meeting where most of the region will be in Beijing for a meeting. While this is great and all, I've got serious concerns for health. China must be a cheap option of us to all travel there, however I am seriously concerned nobody has given people's heath consideration. If you're unfamiliar or wonder why I sound so ungrateful then checkout the Australian: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/chinese-question-official-solutions-as-pollution-returns-to-blanket-beijing/story-e6frg6so-1226560414616 So the last thing I want to do is go there and then get sick; work I enjoy but it's not something I want to get ill over! So - can I be "made" to go? My contract probably says I need to travel, as I meet customers all the time. But this is an internal "all hands" kind of thing. Advice appreciated!
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    Tracking down uncle Len...

    Thanks - I'll give the White Pages a go
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    Tracking down uncle Len...

    Hi there... I've recently moved to Melbourne from the UK. I'm trying to track down an aloof Scottish uncle who I think may be in his 70s and last known to be living in Brisbane. Any ideas hoe I could find him? Any help greatly appreciated!
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    Christmas Hampers

    Not quite; my point was about places IN Melbourne for Melbourne.
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    Christmas Hampers

    Hi there... I walked through David Jones food hall this week and noticed the Christmas hampers are out! It got me thinking about gift ideas for people... So I wondered if anyone had any other thoughts about other places to look in Melbourne? I've had a google too, but I guess half the fun is browsing at this time of year in a REAL shop :-)
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    "State wide" Internet Outages (Dodo)

    I wish we could - 2 year contract......
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    "State wide" Internet Outages (Dodo)

    Just a word of warning - if you hear this from Dodo - the whole internet is not down across Victoria - it's them. And it's been going on for the last two days at least. I was told I wouldn't get compensation/refund. I'd have to monitor how long it was down myself and make a claim. :arghh:Shocking service.:mad:
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    The Lucozade Thread

    Sorry about coming to the party late on this one... but I can ONLY find Lucozade in glass bottles (Coles/Safeway) - and they go flat quicker than the plastic ones.... Where do you guys find the smaller plastic bottles?
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    Le Creuset / Le Chasseur??

    Bodum anything, I ment to say.... Oh and while I think about it, Ikea is here, but it's not always cheaper... not very often at all...
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    Le Creuset / Le Chasseur??

    You won't want to buy them here! I noticed there are a few places that will ship here and are far far cheaper. Definitely purchase before you get here I'd say unless you're worried about weight on the container. Also Bodum and decent branded knives are pretty pricey over here (some damn obsession with Masterchef is to blame I'm told). That said, kitchens are fairly personal things so you may choose to embrace the aussie lifestyle and buy local to fit in - I wish I'd brought a few more fancy things with me but am happy with the cheaper end here for other kitchenware essentials. As you describe yourselves as avid cooks - I'd err on the better the devil you know yadda yadda ~Tyler Ps just take the labels off before you ship, no need to actually use them - unless you left the price on the bottom :goofy:
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