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Spi opens shop in Vietnam

Posted By: me on 2007-06-25
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The latest newsletter states Spi (formerly Cymed) has opened up shop in Vietnam.  I guess they have run out of shops in India and the Philippines.  I asked a vet if they speak any better English than the other two and he said NO.  I guess I give up on finding a good QA position with headquarters in the good old US of A.

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Vietnam - sm
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WE go to a sandwich shop

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