Today I’ve got this Issue on my Nationstates (nationstates.net)
It turns out the woman who cleans your office toilets is actually double-qualified as a real estate lawyer and an orthopaedic surgeon. In her home-country, that is. In NATIONSNAME, her qualifications are not recognised. According to the rocket scientist that makes your sandwiches in the canteen, this is a common problem for immigrants across the land.
I’ve encountered with 3 choice
1. “Increasing access to a skilled workforce can only be good for our economy,” observes Minister of Work and Pensions Cindy Anderson, who has been complaining all day that she couldn’t get an appointment with her dentist. “Allow foreign qualifications to be recognised here, and we’ll have more doctors, lawyers, engineers and so on. Some of their practices might come across as slightly unorthodox, but still: an increase in supply will lead to a decrease in costs, benefiting our national balance sheet. We could clean up. Get it? Oh goodness, somebody stop me.”
2. “You can’t trust foreigners,” states native-born and trained structural engineer Herschel Garrison. “Don’t get me wrong here. I’m not being racist, I’m talking about trusting the quality of training. Who can say whether their standards are as good as ours? Who knows what dangerous practices might be considered normal in their nations? If they want to work here, they have to gain OUR qualifications, so we can know they are safe. Otherwise, they can stick to pushing brooms.”
3. “Hey, they’ve already taken all the low level jobs; you can’t let them take the high paying ones too!” rants unemployed ex-factory worker Megan Mealor. “CITIZEN jobs should be for CITIZEN people! Make it illegal for employers to offer a job to an immigrant unless they can prove that there’s no native to fill the spot.”
4. Dismiss the issue
Option 2. sounds nice so I choose it.
The result saids ‘Janitors and factory workers are often better educated than the bosses they work for.’
In result, my nation get a boost of this qualities.
Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index 0.62%
Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale 0.39%
And decline in this qualities
Cheeks Turned Per Day 0.18%
Rand Index 0.35%
Rich To Poor Income Ratio 0.56%
Kitten Softness Rating 1.0%
Average Smiles Per Day 2.0%
This choice is ok.