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Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:31 pm
good luck with new ventures t.
though I must say I thought it was nearly impossible to get fired in Austria. I recall for example at a language school I know where they tried unsuccessfully to fire a German teacher for over a decade.
Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:49 pm
I had a boss in Germany who had two employees who were alcoholics and embezzling from the company to pay for their alcohol.
He was (not seriously) considering hiring a hit man to take them out, since the financial, legal and social repercussions would have been less of a problem, then simply firing them for cause.
Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:55 pm
So we go out to play softball today (forfeit, insufficient players, we lose again...thanks to all of you who expressed an interest, and are now finding other ways to spend your time.)
Anyway, we fielded enough for a pickup game instead, with one playing for us who was from the other team, and my 10yo (Max) standing in as catcher.
At one point, the bases were loaded and there was this lady up. I said, "Max, if she hits one and it ends up in front of the plate, wait until she runs by, then pick up the ball and step on home plate".
He indicated that he understood, and then as I turned back to the mound, he said (loud enough for EVERYONE to hear...'or, you could just strike her out, so I wouldn't have to worry about it'. Perfect dead-pan delivery, perfect comic timing.
Highlight of the day, it was.
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 4:08 pm
Has job back! Hurray!
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 4:13 pm
_rip wrote:Has job back! Hurray!
Great News, truly great news
Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 11:34 pm
A friend from Denmark is coming to visit me later in May
Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:29 am
i'm sitting on cushions on the sunny beach, after an early morning dive when a small shark and a sting ray said hello, now drinking juice, enjoying the breeze and slowly starting my work of the day. God, sometimes life is beatiful...
Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:08 am
I can't wait to get home today and sit in my new pool which I put up and filled last night
Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:11 pm
Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:37 pm
Hurray for the world cup.
It's so nice to see people everywhere uniting and celebrating ... amidst all the crappy no-goodoers.
Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:48 am
Hurray for this golden thing in the sky for the rest of the week. Won't mention its name in case of jinx.
PM - you can use your pool again.
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:52 am
Hurray New Bike Arrived!
Now I just need to figure out how to put it together!
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:34 am
Hurray it is Q3 already! Always tends to be my favourite quarter of the year!
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:42 am
The moon and the stars are aligning.
I LOVE MY LIFE!
Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:16 am
PartyMarty wrote:Hurray New Bike Arrived!…
What’d you get?
Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:14 am
JapanRailPass with Green Car: Check!
Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:31 pm
Hurray for being told by two hot 20 year olds that they thought I looked 20-21!
Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:51 pm
Hurray for Vienna-Expats being back! Missed you! I know, I know, it's been back awhile but I'm always late for everything. Thought for a while there I was going to be banished to FB forever.
Once used to the new look (I'm a little slow), it looks great, Very nice. You've done a mammoth task, Party Marty et al - hats off to you. Hello to all the new mods as well, you're doing a grand job as always.
Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:20 pm
Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:35 am
Hurray for the great weather! Over 30 each day - just like back in Oz
Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:07 pm
Hurray, I'm going home to Croatia!!!!!!
It's not like I don't do this at least twice a year but still it's always a pleasure and I'm always excited like a kid!
Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:31 pm
Hurray for getting my energy back and being able to have a social life. 9 weeks of zombie living are over for now..
Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:14 am
t_in_vienna wrote:Hurray for getting my energy back and being able to have a social life. 9 weeks of zombie living are over for now..
T did not know you were sick. Glad to hear you are better and look forward to seeing when you are out.
Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:37 am
Thanks Snowdog, not sick but knocked up
Heading into the second trimester!
Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:57 am
Congratulations, VE in about 6 years will have enough players to start a VE Little League team.