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Hmmm…. they’ve never used the R word before. But they did tonight.

Uh oh.

Expatriation leaves one oddly, frighteningly exposed. Getting laid off, ordinarily, doesn’t mean a plane ticket for less than 2 weeks hence, your kids out of school, barely time to say goodbye to friends, and everything you do daily done no more. Getting laid off, ordinarily, is bad enough.

Obviously, any anxiety or actual outcome has nothing on this situation.

Must. Write. Book. Sad to be thinking that way, the “let them kill the other guy first” sort of way. Fucking world!

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June 22, 2009 at 10:34 pm

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  1. Ads,

    When I was terminated after 21 mostly conscientious
    years of hard work as a nominally “part-time” teacher, the salary and insurance went without my knowing it till way too late, the supposed contractual severance was forgotten, the back pay lost, the damage total and complete… and the union was dead in the water. I filed useless claims from here to the Pole, then had a stroke. All in good order. But hey, it’s the new Hard Kindness, right?

    By the by, many thanks for adding me to your link list; in return I have just linked you to

    Tom Clark/Beyond the Pale

    There are moments when our projects may intersect…

    Now and then I have struggled unsuccessfully for the blessing of product placement benefits–e.g. with

    A Band-Aid”

    and (in the comments here) with that car wax (now NEW WITH TEFLON) called


    but ah, all to no avail.

    Well, I don’t have a car anyway. But the band-aid I could have used.

    I also fiddle a bit (as “TC”) at


    Keep up the good work…and come visit any time!

    tom clark

    June 22, 2009 at 11:38 pm

  2. Speaking of faulty product placement, those two sites are

    Tom Clark/Beyond the Pale



    tom clark

    June 23, 2009 at 12:20 am

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