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    Smile is this good English

    Hi, dear experts. I have translated the following from Bulgarian into English. Could you tell if it sounds OK in English:

    In Bulgaria there is unequal relationship between those in authority and subordinates. Subordinates are not entrusted with important assignments and decision making powers. Bulgarians need authoritarian manager to fix the national economy, even at the cost of violating democratic rights.
    The relationship between boss and subordinate is rarely close. Subordinates never disagree openly with those in authority. The management is neither shared nor controlled by the subordinates. Once given the power, the superiors openly demonstrate their rank, and their management is prone to totalitarianism. They do not perceive themselves as equal to their subordinates, and do not like to render an account of their deeds. On one hand, subordinates are not involved in the decision making process, on the other hand, they are expected to take the blame for things going wrong.
    Bulgarians are deeply convinced that “they want to drain our sources, so we have to defend ourselves, and lie to them”. For example, it is quite common in Bulgaria for students to help each other while being examined, which is in fact not officially allowed. Here the syndrome “we against them” can be witnessed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snade17 View Post
    In Bulgaria there is unequal relationship between those in authority and subordinates. Subordinates are not entrusted with important assignments and decision making powers. Bulgarians need authoritarian manager to fix the national economy, even at the cost of violating democratic rights.
    In Bulgaria there is an unequal relationship between those in authority and subordinates. Subordinates are not trusted with important assignments and decision making powers. Bulgarians need authoritarian managers to fix the national economy, even at the cost of violating democratic rights.
    Quote Originally Posted by snade17 View Post
    The relationship between boss and subordinate is rarely close. Subordinates never disagree openly with those in authority. The management is neither shared nor controlled by the subordinates. Once given the power, the superiors openly demonstrate their rank, and their management is prone to totalitarianism. They do not perceive themselves as equal to their subordinates, and do not like to render an account of their deeds.


    Quote Originally Posted by snade17 View Post
    On one hand, subordinates are not involved in the decision making process, on the other hand, they are expected to take the blame for things going wrong.
    On the one hand, subordinates are not involved in the decision making process. On the other hand, they are expected to take the blame for things that go wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by snade17 View Post
    Bulgarians are deeply convinced that “they want to drain our sources, so we have to defend ourselves, and lie to them”. For example, it is quite common in Bulgaria for students to help each other while being examined, which is in fact not officially allowed. Here the syndrome “we against them” can be witnessed.
    Bulgarians are deeply convinced that “they want to drain our resources, so we have to defend ourselves, and lie to them”. For example, it is quite common in Bulgaria for students to help each other while being examined, which is in fact not officially allowed. Here the syndrome “us against them” can be witnessed.

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    Smile Re: is this good English

    Thank you very much, RonBee.

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