The Expat Files: Living in Latin America A guide to moving to Latin America, finding work, and settling in.

March 1, 2019  

Descriptions- EXPAT FILES SHOW #835 FRI- MAR 01 (03-01-2019):


#1- Hiring and Firing Latin employees:

The pitfalls and the dangers for gringos and expats 

#2- The poop on those English Language pamphlets and magazines aimed at newly arrived gringos and expats:

Yes, on the gringo tourist trail you’ll find “free” English rags like that at every coffee shop, tienda, restaurant and even the airport. But are they being factual about the local situation when reporting local news stories. Do you even news at all or just repackaged marketing and promo stuff based on who those rags sell their ads to? 

#3- Firing Latin employees and how some will later try to exact more than a dollop of revenge:

Yes, even employees you have fired for stealing will sometimes get the last laugh. 

#4- What are “Termination Benefits?”

They’re what you’ll have to dig into your pocket for if you have to let an employee go for whatever reason. Suppose there’s an emergency and you have leave the country permanently and go back to Cleveland. There’s a good chance you will have to pay off your employees, even your laid-off maid and gardener. And it won’t be cheap.       

#5- Worker’s benefits and what you will have to pay or chip in, above and beyond the regular salary

#6- Have you heard of “Alginaldo, Bono Catorce and/or Decimo”?

Well you’ll sure find out in a hurry, the minute you hire any Latino employees  

#7- Johnny’s new “Expat Essentials Course” is a blueprint for your “Plan B” and the best way kick-start your exit plan before getting boots on the ground in Latin America. Check out the free intro video to the course now at 

#8- For your copy of JOHNNY MUELLER’S- 100 PAGE “LATIN AMERICAN HEALTHCARE REPORT” go to the following link:

#9- Check out my “The Expat Files” You Tube channel. See all the fun slides and photos that go along with each show. There are now more than 150 shows posted on my YouTube channel so have a look.

#10- For more of Johnny’s reports, comments, adventures, news, surprises the famous “Expat Concierge Service” and more, check it out at:   

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