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Entries from May 2008

Tying Things Up

May 23rd, 2008 · 59 Comments

I’m sitting here in the Paris airport and just received a call from a guy named Henrik who is sitting in Nyhavn, Copenhagen having a beer. He called as he had heard news that I was soliciting a position in Copenhagen, though it was quite obvious that he already knew and was wondering if you [...]

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A Little Clarification

May 17th, 2008 · 100 Comments

It’s been pointed out to me that my last post might have been a little misleading. Yes, I did finish my job with Logistics, but I am still in the company. I have just switched over to the liner side, the said of the company that operates all the big ships. It’s with this company [...]

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A Somber End

May 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Today was a somber day for me as it marked the end of my career in Logistics with this company. I’d worked for this company for nearly 13 years with unwavering pride for logistics and a dedication to making this company the best in the business. In the end, I was effectively squeezed out not [...]

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Hold on here….

May 10th, 2008 · 127 Comments

I told my new boss(-es) that my accepting this position was contingent upon my son being able to get into school there, of course. Well, that is proving to be a little difficult. The top international school there said that there is no more room this next year or in the foreseeable future. This is [...]

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There IS a Sequence to this whole thing, isn’t there?

May 6th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Spoke with my (new) boss this morning. I mentioned that I would like to start getting my feet wet in this new position and have access to the email queues that are being read by the person currently in my position who resides in Japan and would like to call and discuss current issues with [...]

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Pragmatic Driving

May 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I guess that I’ve coined this term which possibly best describes driving in Brazil. People here drive pragmatically, which essentially means that they pretty much ignore traffic rules and even common sense if it means that they can get through traffic more quickly. What they don’t take into consideration, also conveniently, is that they are [...]

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Well, the Decision is at Hand

May 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’ve made my decision. This has probably been the most stressful few weeks of my life as this decision has so much riding on it. At 45 years of age, you can’t expect to have a shot at second chances from decisions made anymore. I’ve decided to stay with the company. Despite all of the [...]

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