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  1. 12 points
    Some people on this board feel that anyone who would shaft a hard working Mexican out of their severance pay are the ones who are mean and nasty. I happen to be one of those who believe in the right thing. You brought it on yourself.
  2. 12 points
    Sounds like you want to treat employees like shit and shouldn't have moved here in the first place. Just saying...
  3. 11 points
    That is not a news source😉
  4. 10 points
    Some people should NOT get on this forum after happy hour, the tequila just makes them mean and turns them into bullies.
  5. 10 points
    I love my Chromebook and anyone who can operate W7 can use a Chromebook with very little support unless...they are clueless.
  6. 10 points
    Hmmm, you say 3 or 4 days and not in the heat. I first thought of Mazamitla or Tapala, but you could see those places in a day. Why not head over to Pátzcuaro, much higher elevation than Chapala, it should be nice and cool there, and it would take 3 or 4 days to see everything there. You will have several places to visit to see archaeological ruins full of pyramids (several locations along the lake), the city of Pátzcuaro is worth at least two days minimum to see it all. Then you have all the cool little pueblitos along the lake to explore, with each specializing in a different and unique handicraft. A two hour trip west ward is the city of Uruápan, that is the avocado capital of the world and they have the most cool and gorgeous tropical rain forest park, full of awesome man made waterfalls, right in the heart of the city. In fact its the largest tropical rain forest type park inside any city in México. A very cool and unique destination in my opinion. And if you need more colonial stimulation than Pátzcuaro, which I doubt it, since Pátzcuaro is equally beautiful, but there is always Morelia, which is just another two hour drive away, and it is probably, one of the most gorgeous colonial cities in all of México, and is considered a hidden gem by many, since very few international tourists ever even make it there.
  7. 9 points
    Do you plan to post your thoughts often? Let me get my popcorn ready if you do.
  8. 9 points
    You don't have to pay severance if you have no morals. But you are getting workers at very low rate, that is why you have them. They are not stupid they know what they are entitled to so they will follow thru with their legal rights. Do the right thing and pay them what they diserve
  9. 9 points
    Maybe they have assets there, like bank accounts, properties, or other investments. Maybe they receive pensions or other income from there. Maybe they have children and grandchildren or other family there, Maybe they have friends and associates there. Maybe they are just homesick. Maybe they just give a s##t. I don´t know, I´m just guessing.
  10. 8 points
    Hi everybody. I am Cecilia, the woman who sold berries outside Licores Paz. I miss everybody also, I will not sell berries at that location more. Now I will be at Minisuper Luz with my husband. It's our business. It's a grocery store. I hope you visit us! It's at the corner of Ramón Corona and Ramón Velazquez in SAT 2 blocks down from Sunrise Restaurant. We have good prices the same or better service and any question you can write me at minisuperluz@hotmail.com.
  11. 8 points
    Everyone who is not fearful and panicked will sooner or later be accused by someone of burying their head in sheep’s wool or something. We are told how we should be feeling and accused of ignorance because we simply live our lives taking the reasonable precautions we always have wherever we have lived. It appears we are wrong because we are not afraid enough. I will say it yet again, if I were afraid of where I lived I would not be living here. The world is a dangerous place.
  12. 8 points
    Really? I hate driving in Guadalajara because a lot of the signs are obscured by foliage and I don't have GPS. I also used Luzma for my renewal and, as already stated, she made it very easy and comfortable. BTW, some road construction made it difficult for HER to figure it out on the way home... I'd still be lost. And I do speak enough Spanish to do it myself. Anyone who has mobility issues will also find her service invaluable since she offered to drop me off at the door which wasn't necessary. She finally found a parking spot a couple of blocks away. Each to his/her own.
  13. 8 points
    So sorry to have caused a bit of your valuable(???) life to be subjected to my transgression...🇲🇽
  14. 8 points
    Common sense tells me that it is illogical to suppose that using plastic bags is as good for the environment as cloth ones. My "freebie" cloth bags from various businesses are good and sturdy and will probably survive more than 131 uses. I am now carrying Tupperware type containers for take home food, and the advantage is that they seal up and don't spill. Besides, I bought them years ago and am now not polluting the world with styrofoam. Makes me "feel good", and that's a good enough reason for me.😉 Generally speaking, the more I learn, the more I have to conclude that we've gone too far with polluting the world to "fix" it at this point, which is a sad thought indeed.👽
  15. 8 points
    You want Spencer to (for free) “clear up a point” from an article he posted (for free) four years ago to help you better understand something your attorney said? So you want a second opinion for free?
  16. 8 points
    Relax. This isn't paradise as many will say, but you may find it to your liking if you can just relax and find a way to turn off the hamster wheel in your head. No matter what you think, no matter how much planning you do, no matter how much you believe you "have all your ducks in a row" ( I HATE that saying!), Mexico has a way of teaching you that you just need to...relax and take life easy. Otherwise, you will find yourself wishing for something different, something that may no longer be attainable anywhere. This locale has changed so much in the years I've been here and it continues to change at such a rapid pace that answers to questions you ask today will no longer be true 6-months from now. Planning for the long term is, IMO, impossible at this point in world history and certainly in Mexico. You just have to relax and enjoy what you can day by day.
  17. 8 points
    It’s difficult to opine without knowing specifics. You could very well be the one who is out of line. We’ll never know.
  18. 7 points
    Just my opinion, of course, but making prime rib into burgers is a waste of a good steak.
  19. 7 points
    I am in no way affiliated with this business. I just think everyone should know of its availability. It is called Mira Soul Center and that is the name of their Facebook page. It is located in Mirasol. I have taken my husband who is 89 yrs old in Aug for 2 weeks now on Wednesday 10-4 and when I pick him up, he is so revitalized! At least 1 day per week where he doesn't just sit around the house with only me to talk to. It is also a much needed break for me as well. They are served lunch with a choice from 2 entrees and he really likes the food. Check it out! I don't think you will be disappointed. I'm hoping she can expand these days to more frequent days. Cassandra really knows what she is doing!I
  20. 7 points
    We went again this past Saturday. As usual the food was excellent. I've noticed the "bedside manner" improved over our visits, as the owner gets to know us better. And this visit a young man, a busboy who did most of the waitress's job, was exceedingly pleasant. But I have to comment on the music, dammit. A guitar player/singer, a local guy we've all seen around plenty of times, was set up by the door. This is the second time on a Saturday night, so I guess it's become a regular thing. He's very good. But this restaurant is the size of a hospital closet, and you simply cannot wail your lungs out, no matter how nice the tune, in an area that small where diners are trying to have an intimate meal. Eventually, the steadfast drinkers started arriving, singing along and cheering. We were almost done and escaped, finally. But that is two otherwise lovely meals ruined. I will call ahead if we plan to go back (and I would like to; best pasta in town, in my opinion), and check out the music schedule. But I won't be going back if the dog situation happens again. Halfway through our meal, a friend of the owner's came in with a huge bulldog. It sat around various tables, on a leash, as she moved around: for example when she went behind the bar to pour a wine, so did the dog. And here's the rub: pretty soon, two gals came in, each carrying cutesie-wootsie lapdogs, sat beside us, and parked the dogs on their laps. Paws on the table half the time. At which point, the bulldog... no longer able to contain itself... started barking. And the little ones started squawking. The owner was oblivous. That's just too much for me. It's a frikkin' restaurant, not the neighbour's house.
  21. 7 points
    But you did say in another thread that when you are mistakenly given too many pesos in change by a cashier that you keep those extra pesos rather than doing the right thing and returning the money. When questioned about the ethics of keeping money that doesn't belong to you, you doubled down and said you were proud of doing this. When another poster told you that the cashier would be personally responsible for the till shortage and would have it deducted from her meager pay, your snarky reply was, "best way to learn." And now you get your panties in a knot when called out on your attitude??? We don't need newbies like you here.
  22. 7 points
    What an attitude ! That is about the most stupid thing I have read on this board in a long time. Are you for real or trying to learn how to be a master troll. I hope no one "helps" you now or forever.
  23. 7 points
    I don't need one. I restrict myself because I know what I'm best capable of doing. Grown ups do that.
  24. 7 points
    You know you are a Canadian when: Here is what Jeff Foxworthy has to say about Canadians, during a recent appearance at Caesars in Windsor : If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't work there, you may live in Canada . If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you may live in Canada . If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you may live in Canada . If 'Vacation' means going anywhere south of Kelowna for the weekend, you may live in Canada . If you measure distance in hours, you may live in Canada . If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you may live in Canada . If you have switched from 'heat' to 'A/C' in the same day and back again, you may live in Canada . If you can drive 90 km/hr through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you may live in Canada . If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both unlocked, you may live in Canada . If you carry jumper cables in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you may live in Canada . If you design your kid's Halloween costume tTo fit over a snowsuit, tou may live in Canada . If the speed limit on the highway is 80 km -- you're going 95 and everybody is passing you, you may live in Canada . If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you may live in Canada . If you know all 4 seasons: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction, you may live in Canada . If you have more miles on your snow blower than your car, you may live in Canada . If you find -2 degrees 'a little chilly', you may live in Canada.
  25. 7 points
    I called the number that was in the Guad Reporter 3318621096 friday night. Because a nearby evento which is usually quite good was being excessively loud. I was told they would be there in 3 minutes and they were. Slept well.
  26. 7 points
    Go to the ferreteria, buy a crowbar and then go home and use it to pry your wallet open and spend $300US of your millions to buy a newer computer. Now that will be one less thing to troll about, I mean ask about on web forums.
  27. 7 points
    Well said! However...lakeside has always reaped the benefits of stars-in their-eyes Newbies moving in. They usually bring plenty of money, invest it unwisely, get angry, don't learn the patience necessary to make it in Mexico, and then return somewhere NOB never to be heard from again. Except for having to put up with them while still in town, it;s actually a win for the area...economically speaking.
  28. 6 points
    Me thinks that we've been here before.....
  29. 6 points
    Good thing you resisted the urge to drag out your old, tired whine, linking your favorite grudge to just about anything posted. Because that was getting really old.
  30. 6 points
    "Most folks"?? "Nanny society" ?? Speak for yourself and friends. Most folks I know take care of themselves.
  31. 6 points
    Doesn't anyone know how to Google? https://www.google.com.mx/maps/place/Focaccia/@20.3220518,-103.0925361,13.63z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x3e0abdf925cc428b!8m2!3d20.3308548!4d-103.0955637?hl=en
  32. 6 points
    I would most humbly suggest you ask a mod to lock a thread you post for which you desire no comment. Otherwise, since this is a public forum, you can not control other posters and stop them from commenting. If you are posting a topic for FYI it would be wise to first insure your information is a) accurate and b) saying what you actually mean to say. You did not get caught up in ground chatter (whatever that is). You made a mistake, a big one. You misspoke. You DID NOT do your due diligence. If you had you would not now be needing to backpedal. Finally, you might in future not conflate two topics in one post thus painting with the same brush an excellent and successful doctor with what appears to be a deadbeat simply because they worked in the same building.
  33. 6 points
    You could try getting Doña Cuca (the lady in the truck who sells tamales, etc and has a loudspeaker) to blast it in all the neighborhoods she goes to, and she goes all over. She will happily do it for you, a small donation would be in line. Good luck.
  34. 6 points
    Have you as yet followed up on the recommendations made when you first posted this question in September 2018? Primarily, the one to “... make consultation appointments with Dr. Haro and Dr. Barragan and see what each of these highly recommended dentists has to say.” It was also suggested then not to make a decision based on cost and how the cost will vary widely from patient to patient and dentist to dentist. Type “dentures” into search to read your previous thread and others on this topic.
  35. 6 points
    I find it hard to believe that you got one because "real" ones have not been issued yet this year and nowhere in Jalisco has any garage been approved yet either.
  36. 6 points
    OK....speculation time over. I talked with Sra. Cecilia (we're reasonably close neighbors) and she said she has terminated her service for health reasons which she disclosed, but that's nobody else's business. Her husband owns a little store, Super Luz, at the corner of Ramon Corona and Ramon Velazquez in SAT and he says he will try and have berries etc. there on Fridays and Saturdays. But it's a little out of the way for most. No.... she has no plans to return...... and will miss her!
  37. 6 points
    For those of you who think and plan ahead, there is a way that you can organize yourself to provide information to others about the care of your pets in the event you are no longer able to do this because of illness, or your death. Years ago when Anita's Animals was a rescue shelter and had a website, I wrote a short notice and provided a form called; GodParents to help with the planning for the future care of your family pet when needed. Lucky Dog has this organizational aide on their website under heading "Miscellaneous Information" - it is called: Pet Caregiver – Who Will Care For Your Pet If You Can’t? . Google: Lucky Dog , then Misc Info, then Pet Caregiver, and then click on " Pet Care " - the form will come up and you can use this to help organize the information, BEFORE something unexpected might occur. It is similar to packing your parachute before you take off, rather than scrambling [ or someone else ] doing this when there is a problem with the plane.. Without sounding too preachy, when you take a pet into your family, it is your obligation to take care of that pet during it's whole life, whether you yourself are on earth or elsewhere. I know people love their pets .. this is to help with organizing needed information, and ensure that in the event you are no longer are able to do that, you have taken care of that obligation while you are able to and provide for your beloved family pet.
  38. 6 points
    Well. I didn´t get that take using the standard comprehension of imply and infer .And don´t be putting me in there with your "you all" and that goes for a lot of other folks who post on this forum. Sure, there are some moaners, bitchers, and complainers but most people, Mexicans and extranjeros alike that accept what is the cultural norm here and still enjoy their life here. When I see a brick wall, I try figure out how to get around it, or over it, not run into it and keep butting my head against it. Same with topes, baches, retenes, policía in general or any of these other so called detriments to living and life here.
  39. 6 points
    You skate pretty good for a newbie. Your potential housekeeper is not a government official or a cop. She is making very little money for what she does but she has pride in what she's doing, probably has a family to support and deserves what the LABOR LAW says she is entitled to when her services are no longer required. You need to stop making carte blanche assumptions based on some peoples' personal experiences. Know your rights and ask for the ticket. Never pay a mordida (bribe). Government officials are on their own since, unless you are a citizen, you cannot actively protest their actions without the possibility of deportation.
  40. 6 points
    Thank you Travis! Sounds like that person is the ugly gringo. Never had a maid or gardener north of the boarder but is now trying to underpay their help. The type we don't need here
  41. 6 points
    Collectively known as humanity.
  42. 6 points
    Healthcare services for low income people in the US is administered by Medicaid. A person has to sign up for it.
  43. 6 points
    We are Canadians. We didn't need a war. In 1867, the British North America (BNA) Act was passed and " the Dominion of Canada was officially established as a self-governing entity within the British Empire". We never needed an "Independence Day". We had a "Dominion Day", which eventually came to be called Canada Day. No strife, no retaliation, no anger towards the Crown. We go out and party, bitch about the parking downtown, and drink a lot of good (Canadian) beer. Oh, yeah, and dance under the fireworks. That's it. Some of the younger crowd wear toques.
  44. 6 points
    I deal with a lot of indigenous people who of course do not desinfect.. not in Chiapas any way.. many of them die of salmonella and the doctors are telling everyone to desinfect.. so so much for thr "I do not desinfect" crowd. A friend of mine¿´s brother had salmonella for a while without much symptoms and he had 2 intestines perforations in 2 days, had 2 surgeries and almost died from it. It is 2 months later and he is still on a special diet and the family desinfect everythng.. In another family I know the mother, father and the 3 kids all had typhod also salmonella and were extremely sick... Desinfect everything forget about getting used to the bugs.. .
  45. 6 points
    Eric, the first truly viable version of Windows was version 3.1 (released in 1992), before that it was little more than a curiosity. You state that you used DOS before switching to Windows which suggests that you've been a computer user for about 30 years, yet you are still not a "computer person". Support for Linux on the internet is ubiquitous and it's not difficult to learn, certainly no more difficult than Windows, but an effort is still required. Perhaps you're best suited to the tried-and-true: Crayons, version 1.0.
  46. 6 points
    I could never understand why expats give a s##t about the politics back where they came from, Liberal or Conservative. Out of sight, out of mind.
  47. 6 points
    That´s because the inquirer is "CLUELESS"
  48. 6 points
    It would seem that my days of political activism would best be left at the border. Not suggesting it would necessarily make a dent, but perhaps appealing to the clients' shareholders? Beyond which, both Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:WH) and Wyndham Worldwide Corp (NYSE:WYN) are headquartered in the U.S., and while that doesn't necessarily mean that that is their home country (Apple for instance maintains itself as an Irish corporation, while many others rely on tax & banking havens rooted in the old British empire), there are laws that supposedly have effect over U.S. businesses acting abroad. Many of them dal specifically with respecting local environmental & planning regulations while also making fraud and bribery illegal on some level. Not up on all of the legalese, but there might be some additional leverage to be had there. That or perhaps some sort of outreach campaign through social media to try and shame the company for being so nonchalant about literally crapping all over a body of water that is recognized as being internationally significant? Just a thought... All of course in conjunction with the already engaged/planned legal challenges. Lastly, if the politicos are that crooked and unresponsive, what are the chances of running someone in opposition who is more reasonable and perhaps willing to do the right thing? Mr. Smith goes to Chapala?
  49. 6 points
    el blanco barba: Have you visited here as yet? I would strongly advise doing so before making a decision to move here. All of the problems you named exist and are worsening daily as more people move here. There are other desirable areas in Mexico where you would probably enjoy living more than here and what this is becoming. The traffic problem is getting worse daily...and this is the "slow" season. Because of the topography and the presence of existing businesses along the main highway, turning it into a 4 lane or more is virtually UN-doable or very unlikely to happen. On the south side of the lake villages, there is the lake barrier and on the other, a steep mountain range. When you directly observe the situation, you will see the extent of the problem. Best of luck in your research, and kudos for planning to build an eco-friendly home.
  50. 5 points
    The older people become the more difficult it is to change their minds so honest discussions are a myth and that´s why i don´t discuss politics with anyone, those who agree or those who disagree. If they agree, you are preaching to the choir and if they disagree and act civil and listen, they are probably patronizing you. Deliver your views, get it off your chest, in a non combative venue without debating and go on about your business. At my age in life I don´t have enough time left to change anybody´s mind. Once death overtakes us, and it will all of us. I doubt that the "morally superior" business will have much meaning.
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