Common Khmer Jobs

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  • #3668

    Mr.Children
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    What are common the most common jobs Khmer people do? I can’t really pinpoint it because it seems like Khmer people generally work in the same few companies. I hear people say donut shops…but I don’t think so though a huge portion of donuts shops are owned by Khmer, most Khmer people don’t work donut shops.

    I was looking for a dentist the other day and I literally saw page after page of Indian dentists. Maybe i’m racist..but I don’t want an Indian person in my mouth..haha. Anyways, I see a lot of Indians doing software engineering and tech in general. They’re expanding everywhere…..but technology I would say is the main ones.

  • #3671

    smokeybandit
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    I see a lot of older gens in greenhouses, while the younger gens work in factories. These people doing good for themselves cuz they be buying houses left, right and centre.

    I once rode in a car with a Chinese guy who was friends with my Khmer friends. He told me that I’m very smart and ambitious, doing good for myself, not like my other friends. At the time, I was working for a telecommunications company as a Sales Representative.

  • #3680

    Pleu
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    most doctors, lawyers, investors, teachers, car dealers here in LA/OC do seem to be Asian – but so far never came across a Khmer one!

    the kh-ams i run into besides at sleepy donut shops are driving uber/lyft, delivering for grubhub/doordash, or working in factory/warehouse/package handling. most seem to gravitate towards nighttime(?!) gigs and unemployment, overall.

    the 3 lowest average income  (highest poverty rate) groups in America are hmong, khmer and lao; so these make on average, less than even latinos & blacks!

    the 3 highest average income groups in America is indians, chinese/taiwanese, and jews, so these on average make more than even the anglos (german, irish, etc) who been here for centuries before!

    why is that? =/

     

    • #3688

      Mr.Children
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      I worked at many tech companies and I rarely bump into Khmers. I just makes me feel sad sometimes because there’s so much opportunities in tech. Most of my Khmer peers from school are in factories and other low pay/skilled jobs. The ones that seem to be making good money are doing the blue collar jobs that nobody want. To me, America is one of the most opportunistic country in the world…and I don’t see why people don’t want to grab that? Right now, there is more opportunities to learn online for free…but it ends up that the people who most likely take advantage of it are college graduates. Poor people complain, but I always find that poor people are the best at useless things like dancing.

  • #3691

    smokeybandit
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    I know a few Khmer families working as mechanics, they’re handy to have around. I know a few in healthcare as well. my sister is a healthcare technologist, and two other works in salons. My sister’s in-laws are mechanics, my brother-in-law works in tech, my other brother-in-law is a diesel mechanic for Volkswagen (but he’s white).

    Aside from that, I don’t know too much about other people’s business.

  • #3761

    Noob
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    I know a lot in healthcare and IT. The Khmer population is small to begin with, so yes, you’re not going to see these healthcare professionals and IT specialists everywhere as you’d like to see, but they’re there, if you know where to look.

    • #3763

      Mr.Children
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      I see a lot of Khmer girls doing medical assistant kind of jobs.

      I don’t feel so in technology. I’ve been around IT and tech companies that are often grouped together in a small area. I just don’t see many Khmers. I worked with countless end user accounts and rarely do I see Khmer names.  The population excuse is like saying that black people are a minority, so therefore there would be less blacks in the NBA. The reality is that technology is mainly dominated by whites, Indians, and East Asians..and just business in general. Yet, if you look outside the window, you’ll see blacks and Latinos walking around everywhere…not so inside. If you look at a city with a lot or similar number of Khmers and Indians….I promise that the Indians are highly likely to go to college and pursue higher paying jobs. We all went to the same school.

  • #3766

    smokeybandit
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    If you go to Cambodia, Khmer people perform all roles in society.

    • #3788

      Mr.Children
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      Of course…because most people in Cambodia are Khmer. That applies to any country on earth. Japan and US are among the richest countries on earth..but you’ll see a lot of homeless people in both countries.

      However, when you have a lot of diversity in an area or have multiple countries compete against each other, you will get different results where certain groups outperform the other. I don’t just want to see Khmer people just functioning because they happen to live in Cambodia all their lives and don’t have competition because most people outside of Cambodia have no interest to move to Cambodia. I want to see Khmer people being competitive against other groups and against other countries.

      For me, maybe I’m tribal and too competitive, but I just can’t let so many other people of different groups outdo me. I don’t have to beat everybody or even most…but at least I can play the game. I know a lot of Khmer guys who just can’t compete in the world. Other men make more money than them, have better education, and even their own women prefer other men rather than their own. You ever see these dudes who get deported and their wives rather stay in America than go to Cambodia with them? LOL! Their wives rather stay in America and get boned by American men than to go back to Cambodia with these useless Khmer guys!

       

  • #3831

    Rain
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    I live on pomona , ca so I don’t know  a lot of khmer people

  • #3832

    smokeybandit
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    I’m more interested in Khmers working the legal field as lawyers. Tech is over-rated.

    • #3833

      Mr.Children
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      Overrated? Yes, it’s impressive to have Khmer lawyers, but most people coming out of law school don’t become lawyers. It’s a very competitive field and you’re very reliant on external factors such as networking and communication. In short, people are very bias and they rather hire a white lawyer than a Khmer lawyer and people have to constantly overcome biases. This is why a lot of Khmer lawyers work within their own communities…but still then, they may have to work with whites or Khmers rather hire whites because you need somebody in the system that can get on the good side.

      Technology is one of the best way for people to prosper because that’s where the jobs are and require very little resources. That’s why a lot of people from poor countries thrive with technology and Indians are mass migrating up the economic ladder. It’s where the jobs are! A person who is not that educated or smart can put little resources in tech and get an entry level job that makes more than most people make in their lifetimes!

      You see it as overrated, but I see it as a huge economic opportunity for our people to prosper. I try to tell Khmer people, but generally, they don’t seem to get it. Not only that, many get upset that I end up making a lot of money.

    • #3834

      smokeybandit
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      I’ll probably end up being prompted into either the App Development team or Social Media team at my work. I graduated from Tech but don’t like many aspects of the industry.

      I like my company’s “people-first” approach. Behind the technology, the marketing and cash registers is a human element. I relate more with people than I do technology.
      Too many people in tech are anti-social geeks and nerds though.

      So far, the first 4 days of training has been great. I love the company’s culture and approach.

    • #3835

      Mr.Children
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      I think people in tech being anti-social and geeks is just a stereotype. I think that maybe when it started out, the ones that started and dominated tech were that way, but it has expanded and has become party of everybody’s everyday lives. All types of people now get tech jobs…they are jobs just like any other. One of the most important skills in tech I find are social skills.

  • #3836

    Pleu
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    indeed tech careers are quickly becoming most profitable, as are jobs that provide services INSURANCE pays for like medical/dental and auto.

    never had any interest in those cuz they’re artificial careers. when NWO finally pull the EMP false flag, most jobs that require ELECTRICITY will be gone in the blink of an eye. likewise, the third of households in america that already depend on EBT/food stamps for their food, as fat as they are, will become instantly hungry, enraged and begin looting and slaughtering the other 2/3 of americans resulting in the extermination of 90% of the poulation within the first year of any widespread power outage that lasts more than a couple days! that’s the ‘real’ Walking Dead zombie apocalypse hollywood has flaunted to human cattle a decade before they implement it – first aired 10/31/10..

    what changes would americans make in their fake jobs and lifestyles if they knew the SHTF in less than 600 days?

    jom! if it werent for KR maybe i’d be better off living the good life knee deep in sok srae rice paddy! =/

    whenever i ask kmerican wangstas if they rather serve their life sentence in us prison or be deported and free, they say rather us prison or even die than be deported.. wtf?! =/

     

    • #3844

      Mr.Children
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      The problem with insurance jobs is that much of it is going to be automated. For now, if you get into a car accident, insurance may need to look at your car. However, for health insurance and others, all you have to do is fill out a form online and you’re done! All the paper work will be automated and handled computers. To me, the best bet is to be somebody in the medial field, than to be the person doing the paper work.

      Americans are spoiled. They don’t realize that so many jobs are going to be automated. They say “hey, companies need to make money off me”..uh, no they don’t! The rich can still be rich while much of the population is poor..just like much of the world.

      The thing about prison in US is that you know what you get. In Cambodia, everybody know you’re a deportee and will  threaten you to get your family in US to send money. That’s why a lot of deportees stay in prison longer in Cambodia. They are free in US, but get locked up in Cambodia until families in US send money. When you walk down the street, the criminal elements know and do the same. You’re scared to bring your family over to Cambodia. Cambodia is a country where Khmer people continuously violate each other. A lot of Khmer people don’t want you to know because we have this don’t put shame on our people attitude and false brag about Cambodia, but at the same time, the criminals want you to go there so they can rob you. A lot of Khmer people ignore the problems or they simply part of that culture…like a girl from a decent family that is attracted to criminals.

       

  • #4638

    Pleu
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  • #4655

    WillFortune
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    Most khmer people I’ve come across work machinery jobs in New England (jobs that provide a lot of overtime). I became an Accountant and a rapper (both reached their peaks). Been Trying to transition into a business owner (only true way to build wealth). Sucks cuz a lot of the khmer folks that’s business owners have no interest in uplifting others into the same hustle. The donut shop hustle is a pyramid scheme most of the time. Shout out to my drug dealers they making good bread, but they don’t invest their money into legal businesses. They like wasting it on Gucci, the clubs and cars.

    • #4675

      Mr.Children
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      One thing I hear from Khmer people, especially Khmer women is the word “overtime”..”you got overtime?”…lol.

      My opinion is that Khmer business owners tend to be the Chinese mix…and Chinese is all about making the bread…it’s in the blood.

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