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(1) I, too, read about this incident in my local newspaper.
(2) But the article did not contain the phrase "to pull a runner."
(3) So I googled and discovered this:
It appears that in the country that you mentioned, there are sometimes disagreements
between local employers and people they hire from other countries. Sometimes those
foreign employees "pull a runner." That is, they just leave their work and often that
(a) So I guess your quotation means something like: If he has left his job, we will not
be able to contact him; if he has left the country, we will not be able to do anything
about his behavior.
P.S. This is strictly a language website. So I am not allowed to comment on the
facts of the case. If I did, a moderator would delete my opinion.
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