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Old 02-12-2009, 09:37 PM   #21
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What a wonderful opportunity, GB! Like Andy M, I did a fair amount of traveling to US cities when I was working, but never out of the country. Israel is certainly on my list of places to see...be sure to take lots of pictures. Since I doubt I'll ever get there (we are preoccupied now with simply traveling through Mexico, and I have to go to China every other year to see my son), I will travel vicariously with you, so remember to enjoy all the wonderful food and take pictures of it....
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:41 PM   #22
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Enjoy your visit, but please stay safe!
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:43 PM   #23
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That is so cool GB! I hope you have a day off so you can do everything you want to. Take lots of pictures for us. You take beautiful pictures, so I can't wait to see 'em!
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:00 PM   #24
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Wow! We are looking forward to hearing about it already and seeing the photos!
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:31 PM   #25
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I am very jealous!!
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:22 AM   #26
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great news GB, I am so happy you are finally getting to go..what a wonderful opportunity for you...hope you do not suffer from jet lag!!
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:30 AM   #27
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OK here is an update. The trip may be canceled. My boss is a jerk and this is his typical style.

Yesterday I got an invite to a meeting in Israel. I declined thinking they must have typed the wrong name in since I was never told I was going over. Then I am on the phone with someone in Israel and he says "so I hear you are coming over next month". News to me I said. Well act surprised when they tell you he says to me. A few hours later I get an email from the person who sent me the invite asking why I declined. He told me to check with my boss because I am on his list to attend. Hours later my boss sees me passing by his office and says "oh by the way that invite was not a mistake. You are required in Israel for a week. I will get you the exact dates so you can plan daycare and whatever else you need". So time passes and he never gives me anymore info. Now I ask him what the dates are and he says "IF you go then it is the 15th, but I am not sure if I am sending you yet. It is 50/50 right now".

What really gets me is that during my review last week he asked me what I expect of my manager. I told him that I expect clear communication from his regarding things that affect me and my job. He told me that was a completely reasonable request. Well I think he pretty much failed in this area so far.

This is what I should have expected from him though. he is a horrible boss.

Keep your fingers crossed for me that I am on the traveling side of the 50%.
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:32 AM   #28
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fingers crossed really really tight!!!
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:40 AM   #29
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Well, if you do go, GB, it's a beautiful country with a very rich culture and history........we crossed over from Egypt to Israel and took a bus.......we bought stuff that we couldn't get in Egypt at the time which was good wine........they may have good wine now, I don't know.........if you do go just be SURE that your passport is in complete order......hope you work things out with your boss.....my hubby has run into some real airheads with way too much power, too
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:27 AM   #30
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Charlie - - - you still type with a Russian accent...it just blows my mind!

Did you expect me to type with chineese accent?
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