Dear “Bilingual and Better than you”
July 1 2019
Are you better than “them”? You seem to have responded in the same hateful manner that you complained about. I am also a skilled migrant, I came to Queenstown 16 years ago. I read your letter. I hear your frustration. I am sorry you felt treated without respect by some New Zealanders because you are a migrant, I’ve been there and it’s not nice. I realized that it was actually the energy I was putting out and perhaps getting that in return. “You get what you give” is very real.
Did you read your letter again? Are you still happy with the way you sound now that you let off some steam? Or are you embarrassed? You really insulted these lovely people who opened their door and hearts to us. Name calling is not positive. They do not deserve that.
You are misinformed when you say: “...the government won’t allow doctors or engineers to work in this country in fear of skilled migrants “stealing” kiwis’ jobs....”. That sounds like an excuse. I have a degree in the medical industry, after working very hard and passing all of the required examinations, I got my registration here and I felt very welcome by NZ and all of its citizens, just the same as when I was a cleaner when I first got here, because every job and skill is important and valued in this fair country.
Hopefully it all goes well for you and I hope you can stay in this safe, stable, wonderful corner of the world. But please, if you end up staying here, try to show more love, compassion and positivity so this place does not get ruined by hate as you fear in your furious letter published last week.
Let’s look at ourselves more and build a proud, loving community with a bright future ahead for generations to come.
Thank you for everything New Zealand!!!
Spread the love. Aroha tino nui. Namaste!
Happy and grateful migrant
EDITOR’S NOTE: Thank you so much for your letter. We’ve had a lot of mixed responses in regards to the original letter and we feel you summed this discussion up well. We won’t be publishing any other responses around the ‘Furious Foreign Exchange’.