'My first job was a stenographer, for about one year or something like that. Then after that I studied and became an ICM accountant, even now I am proud to say I am an accountant.'
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Mr Mohanbhai Patel
'I worked 30 years in Tanzania as a manager and general manager of one of the biggest tea estates. 5000 acres planted with tea and tea factory producing 100,000 kilos of tea, and about 2000 workers working on that estate. But bad luck Tanzania tea authority in Africa and a company of London have taken over our tea estate.
I was a general manager, not a Director. They took over that property without paying any single cent. I came here with empty hands. But they sold the property, about 400 million sellings you know, beautiful tea factory and my workers refused to come here. But I was a British subject; I had nowhere to go.
I went to British Embassy and told them tomorrow I want to go to London. Without any money I came here.'
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Mrs Santok Wanza
'I worked for 12 years here in England. I used to make skirts for Marks & Spencer’s. I really liked working for Marks and Spencer’s. At that time I used to bring £150 a week home.'
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