Survey on the Importance of International Work Experience for Managers and Professionals
The significance of international work experience for the careers of managers and professionals is pointed out very often. However, there are many expatriates and repatriates who report problems during and after their international assignment. This issue is analyzed in a joint research project by three universities in Germany and the USA (Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg, Jacobs University Bremen and James Madison University). In an online survey we question managers and professionals with international work experience.
Every day I get asked some great questions by visitors to the site. Last week someone was looking for Digital Perms (the new rage for Asian hair). I've emailed around but with no luck. Does anyone know who does these? Email - info@XpatXchange.ch if you do! Thanks!
This just came in my inbox - a little humor to start the week:
"My Swiss friends just love baby talk. For example, they just can't drink a regular coffee and eat a normal-sized croissant like the rest of us. No, they have to have a Käffeli in a Tässli with a Gipfeli, Brötli or Weggli and e bitzeli bitzeli butter. Some, ofcourse, must have their Müesli. Isn't that nicey?
We men, beacuse we are toughies, go out in the evening to a Beizli for es Bierli or perhaps even es Tröpfli Wyy, but naturally not more than es Einerli because a decilitre of wine costs five Stützli or more, not to mention a Cüpfli of champagne.
The real purpose of my Gschichtli, however, is to tell you about a Schätzli I once had by the name of Ruthli. She was a real cutie barbie kind of girlie. I would go down to the Strössli to her Hüsli for a Bsüechli with a bouquet of Blüemli, knock on her door and say: "Schätzli, gisch mer es Schmützli?"
She would then give me a teeny-weeny, itsy-bitsy kiss and we would sit on a Bänkli in her Gärtli for a Stündli, holding Händli while I hoped we would soon go to Bettli for you know whatli. But all she did was drink a Schlückli mineral water, eat Leckerli and watch the Vögeli flying around the Bäumli. Sometimes we would take the Drämmli and go to the Zolli. Whenever I tried to get lovey-dovey, Ruthli would say: "Tschüssli, Schätzli!" and send me sadly on my Wäägli home. Now I'm sickly and cannot stoppli talkiing like thisli.
So far this week (it's only Tuesday, I have written over 100 emails!), I've updated events pages as well as those English Classifieds (including yet another round of banned IP addresses). Here's a list of this week's updates:
I am so sick of the spammers on www.EnglishClassifieds.ch! Everyday I delete ads and block both the user's IP address as well as email address. I also report all email addresses to gmail, yahoo etc. PLEASE email me any spam you may get from the Classifieds! And please make sure you do not make your email address visable when you post an ad in there - the system is created to protect your email addess.
There have been so many additions to the site that I haven't been good at keeping up to date on the blog. So I will do my best to keep this list up to date so you can see what is new.
Events posted this week: - AGM Networking Seminar on Jan 29 - GE - "Rock on Bollywood" on Jan 30 - GE
New Listings: - Cossonay Cricket Club under Recreation/Cricket - Pet/House Sitting services by Diane Penney under Animal/Cat & Dog Minding and House & Garden/House Sitting
New Pages: - House Sitting under House & Garden
An Xpat Reports: - on Smoothline under Beauty For All/Botox
Updates to Listings: - Emerson & Partner U. S. Tax GmbH (new contact details) listed under Money Matters/Tax pages - HeartSmart® listings throughout the site - Consulting Firms, Public Speaking, Addiction, Bio & Neurofeedback, Stress Management & Coaching