Monday, March 2, 2009

Job Update + Bonus Life Update!

So I spoke at length with my boss last week. He discussed how difficult it had been to find qualified and trained staff like myself, and that there is virtually no way that they will get rid of me. They will pay me beyond the current crisis and into the timeframe when these automotive compaines start hiring people for their developmental projects. The money is there, its just that the compaines do not want to spend any while the crisis continues. They will wait until it calms down, and my company will keep me until this occurs.

So that was a relief to hear that. We have to trust them and we have to commit ourselves to staying here longterm. Which means to start looking for an apartment that we can call home and start the language coarses, get Mayzie in kindergarten, etc. At least we have time to look! We found a few listings of apartments, so the awkward phone calls will begine this week. Our main criteria is a ground floor flat with a garden, so that Mayzie can stomp without us peeving anybody, and Oskar can pee without us taking him down 5 flights of stairs. We shall see how this goes...I bet it wont be easy. More German beuracracy. I am so bitter now! We are turning into the people we are annoyed with! Gotta be careful of that.

In other news, the weather was awesome the last 2 days...50's and sunny. Man, it has been awhile. We went for a bike ride yesterday and to the zoo today with our friends Mathias, Annett and Lara Joy. Here is our new bike setup, complete with Mayzie's trailer...

There is secured bike storage in our apartment, so all this stuff is safe. Oh, and Oskar turned 2...we liked his apfelstrudel cake...

Our friend Annett will help us find an apartment, so we are glad we have a local on our side.

Bring on the spring!

4 comments:

JWW said...

Nice shirt Jenna!

JWW said...

How do you get the noce white boxes around your photos?

Troy said...

About that German bureaucracy, here's some advice from a friend of mine:

Dude, don't woooorrrry about it.

Nick said...

whoever says that is a huge dork