Hire a Pakistani? Are You Crazy?

Hire a Pakistani? Are You Crazy?
Have you ever heard a story of someone actually saying this? No? Read below!

You wouldn’t believe how many times I used to hear this at the beginning of my staffing company. This question was most common during the early days of 2008 – 2013 when I was feverishly trying to introduce Pakistani developers to the wrong American’s business owners. I would hear some pretty nasty comments from those individuals like, “Hire a Pakistani? They hate America, why would I give them any money?” or “You’re an American, why are you funding Pakistan?” I shuttered so badly when I would hear those remarks. It made me furious. It made me try harder to find more educated Americans that were more tolerant of other people.

“You never truly know someone until you work with them on a daily basis.”

Both Pakistan and the United States have their conservative populations that fear the unknown. I found out during those years which parts of the United States to avoid because those parts of the USA are deeply rooted in their ways, and they fear change or people unlike themselves. I was beating my head against the wall trying to convince someone to give a Pakistani a chance when those people wouldn’t even give a neighbor a chance if they were slightly different.

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I used to tell people all the time that raised an eyebrow to Pakistan, “You never truly know someone until you work with them on a daily basis.” I continued, “Working with someone is the only true way to see others first-hand and without the bias of the media.” I strongly believe this! Because I have had such excellent relationships with Pakistanis for so long, that is why GoPakistan.com exists now. I have to do my part to get as many Pakistanis, that will listen to me, up to international standards so that Pakistan can stand out.

Throughout my professional career, I learned to target our sales efforts to American regions and American cities that were much more tolerant and willing to work with other nationalities. I still found plenty of resistance, but this time it was for something different. The opposition now came from people that had been burned by offshore programmers in the past.

Mainly those prospects had used developers from another Asian subcontinent country (that shall not be named) and were adamant about not trying that again. So you see, I’ve had a lot people question me over the past ten years about hiring Pakistanis, but I don’t give up on a good thing or good people.

Yes, I will admit that a lot Pakistanis are rough around the edges, especially when it comes to being able to present themselves professionally. If anyone gets angry with me over this, then you have a serious denial problem. However, I have been able to train and guide many Pakistanis and together we chipped away those rough edges, and now they shine like diamonds. I say to the world, give Pakistanis a chance and give them proper guidance and motivation and you will NOT be disappointed in their efforts.

What Do I Need From Pakistani People To Continue My Efforts?

Here is what I need from Pakistanis to help me in my mission to represent you all on GoPakistan.com and via Allshore Virtual Staffing. I need you all to take learning and education very seriously. Not just take learning a skill seriously, but take how to professionally communicate seriously too. You have to use communication in everything you do. You can be the best damn software developer on the planet, but you are worthless if you can’t understand project requirements.

If you are reading this article right now and have made it this far, then I assume you know that English is the world’s universal language. The world runs on the English language, the better you can read, write, speak and understand it, the faster your career will rise.

I know English is a second language for most in Pakistan and I applaud you for being able to speak two languages, I can’t. I’ve tried, and I get too frustrated and quit. Why do I quit? Because I don’t need to know any other language to be successful, I already know the main one. If I had to learn a second language out of necessity, then I would master it. If you genuinely want to succeed on a larger scale, then learn English inside and out.

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Did you know that there are American’s that can’t even speak English properly? They foul up the language severely, and it immediately makes them look less intelligent. So if American’s who fail with English seem less intelligent, imagine how people view a foreign person that can’t communicate clearly.

Today I told a content writer in Pakistan, that if he had perfect English writing skills he would be worth his weight in gold. With so many people needing blogs written these days, people that will produce high-quality content for an affordable wage can earn as much money as they have time in the day to work.

So, NO I’m not crazy for hiring 125 Pakistani people, I’m smart. I found a fantastic talent pool that works just as hard as anyone on the planet. I have been criticized for exploiting Pakistanis, but that criticism comes from uneducated fools. They don’t understand that I am not enslaving people. People have a right to come work for me and they have a right to leave for a more competitive salary.

My people stay because they are well paid, they are well taken care of. They know their leader loves and appreciates them. See how I am unapologetic about working with Pakistanis? I believe in you guys so much, that I don’t care what negative things people may throw at me. People fear what they don’t know and that is their problem, not yours so remember that, if anyone ever says to you, “Hire a Pakistani? Are you crazy?”

Lastly, I need you all to invite your friends and share GoPakistan content. The reason is not for me; it’s for you. It’s for your children and future generations that need to learn and see this content. I’m going to give my critiques fast and harsh, I also promise to write insightful stories based on true experiences. It’s for improving people and their chance for success.

About me

authorGoPakistan is the brainchild of American Randall Agee. Randall Agee has worked side by side with Pakistanis for ten years and has had many successful experiences. His goal is to share those experiences with other Pakistanis so we can build a strong Pakistan.

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25 Comments
    • Abdullah zafar
    • On: May 4, 2018

    Thank you very much for supporting Pakistan on international forum. I believe if there are more people like you in the world then we wouldn’t fear of getting harm. You are an inspirational. As a Pakistani, I never ever felt proud for being a Pakistani because of the fact that we are labelled as terrorist all over the world. But after reading your posts, I come to know that they are some people out there who knows our potential. Thank you for writing so much good about us. I hope one day we could meet so that I can thank you in person.

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      • Randall Agee
      • On: May 5, 2018

      Thank you Abdullah! The world needs a proper education about Pakistanis. My goal is to help Pakistanis professionally express themselves so the world can get to know the true people!

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    • Rehmat iqbal
    • On: May 5, 2018

    Ist of all I would like to thank you for this effort and support pakistanies on international forum. I work from last 22 years with a American company world wide and I proud on it . Yes some time we get some difficulties because of world wide security issues but some people’s are help us like you.we expecting more from you sir thank you again and I would like to request also our people try to meet the international requirements and more educate our new generation….

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      • Randall Agee
      • On: May 5, 2018

      Thank you for your comment sir!

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  1. Hats off Sir …..Thanks a lot.

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    • Syed Nasir
    • On: May 5, 2018

    Great work Randall Agee you are the first American in my knowledge who is trying to get the best out of Pakistanis. I don’t need to say anything about us and my fellow citizens, in fact you know them more than myself.
    I had been working in Middle East for last 18+years so kind of but disconnection was there.
    I just scrolled through your post to Pakistanis “it’s 8am there and 10pm in US….’ instigated me to your profile and to your gopakistan.com and surprisingly pushed me to write my first ever long comment to any post/write-up.
    Wish you all the best for your ambitions.
    Do let me know if I may assist you in developing your business… in recruitment, sales, marketing etc..etc…
    Best regards,
    Syed Nasir
    Sales & Marketing Professional / Trainer

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      • Randall Agee
      • On: May 5, 2018

      I’m happy I inspired you! You inspire me to keep going with this! Help me share these articles with more and more Pakistanis, so they can learn and also be inspired for education.

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        • Syed Nasir
        • On: May 7, 2018

        I’m happy as well and wow I inspired you as well that’s great thanks for mentioning it. Surely I will and by doing so I have started something online 🙂 even though as comments. Education, training and learning are the areas I personally love and admire more than anything else. Will keep following you and will also keep sharing your posts. All the best to keep engaging Pakistanis.
        I do have a great idea to share with you about teaching Pakistanis. Do share your email ID if this is of some interest for you.

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  2. It is an exciting moment for all of us to hear about us on Internet. Sharing experiences that someone has with someone can really help someone on the planet and those experiences may really have great knowledge. I would say everyone to support this forum as for as much possible to make this forum wonderfully great because this is representing us on the top.
    Thank you [Randall Agee] for this amazing potential step.
    Keep going please, because you can do it.

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      • Randall Agee
      • On: May 10, 2018

      You sir are a genius. Yes the more people that support this forum the faster people will get help they need and the faster the world will see the good in Pakistan. Thanks for your support and yes let’s spread the word!

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    • Abdul Hadi Shah
    • On: May 12, 2018

    Dear Randal
    I just sent you mail via suggestion box.We are grateful and proud of you to support our citizens,
    Kind Regards
    Abdul Hadi Shah
    [email protected]

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  3. Again a fantastic piece of writing, hats off to you

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      • Randall Agee
      • On: May 15, 2018

      Thank you very much! I really do appreciate your motivation!

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    • Hassan
    • On: May 17, 2018

    Hey Randall,

    Thank you for bringing a positive image of Pakistan on the table. I am working in a back office of a Washington based IT company since 2013 and we work on day to day basis with our corporate office using advanced IT solutions. We are a midsize company and we have a very good image in our corporate office. My colleagues in our corporate office are my good friends and I really appreciate we have a good work relationship with each other. Not only this, we have replaced India in our services, as previously the company had back office in India but they were not satisfied.

    Anyway…….I am not sure why I wanted to share my experience on this page, but hopefully, this will encourage you more to achieve your goal. Yes, your remarks about communication skills are 100% right and our company is emphasizing on this.

    Thanks
    Hassan

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      • Randall Agee
      • On: May 18, 2018

      I am happy that you shared your experiences with all of us and thank you for complement and your time!

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    • Hamza Mustafa
    • On: May 18, 2018

    what a positive article , i appreciate your efforts.

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      • Randall Agee
      • On: May 18, 2018

      Thank you!

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    • Mudassir Abbas
    • On: May 19, 2018

    Awesome .

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    • Syed Irfan
    • On: May 23, 2018

    Hey Randall,

    Your help and support to bring a positive image of Pakistan is greatly appreciated. Having someone with your knowledge and experience can bring a lot more difference in bringing the colorful, moderate and tolerant side of Pakistan to the world.
    Everyone of us should take some time out to support this forum as for as much possible.

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      • Randall Agee
      • On: May 23, 2018

      Thank you for your encouragement Syed! Yes I agree, this forum is for Pakistan, so let’s share it!

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    • Asfandyar Khilji
    • On: May 23, 2018

    Hats off to you!! We really appreciate the way you portray Pakistan’s image to the world. It is very much needed from foreigners, especially Americans who know Pakistanis. Even I cant convince some of my friends who are full of hatred but as you said, the uneducated are everywhere.

    And I want to tell everyone that this is not the first time Randall Agee has written such nice things about Pakistanis. Thank you Randall, and we hope and pray that the misconceptions are no more.

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      • Randall Agee
      • On: May 23, 2018

      Thank you sir for your awesome contribution!

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    • M Irshad K
    • On: May 24, 2018

    Strong, positive and healthy representation of Pakistan. It definitely gives us more passion and gives us realization about our importance. Thanks Randal! As you mentioned, media is not presenting our positive aspects in the world, I am really glad that your forum is doing this tremendous job. So here we go with social media support. I am much confident that we together can make it successful and bring Pakistan in a list of leading nations. We are hard working, honest in our dealings and passionate in our commitments. Once again grateful to you highlighting true image in the world and fighting against negative perceptions. Randal Sir, you rock. Thanks 🙂

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      • Randall Agee
      • On: May 24, 2018

      Thanks buddy for your kind comment! Let’s share all of these articles. They are for Pakistan!!!

      Reply
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