Rosie Vogel

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Recent posts by Rosie Vogel

Granted, but she will try to kill you if you don't make enough money to support her luxurious lifestyle.

I wish northern Europe would have nicer weather.

8 years ago
The seals are beautiful and made me smile. Thanks!
16 years ago

Originally posted by John Smith:

Pretty much for the same reason that "Mein Kampf" was banned: both Karlson and Hitler were too eccentric to be a good role model for American children.

What, what?! That is insane. Karlson on the roof, for those who haven't read it, is about a funny little man with a propellor on his back. He lives on the roof of a young boy's house. There are some adventures and Karlson breaks some minor rules. I admit it's been about thirty years since I last read those books but as far as I can recall, there is no violence or cruelty.
Were those books really banned? I can hardly believe it.
16 years ago

Originally posted by Mark Spritzler:
My wife gets up at 4 AM every morning

That sounds terrible. Why does she need to do that?

I get up at seven on weekdays. In summer it isn't so bad but now the days are getting shorter and it's still dark when the alarm clock goes of. That makes it much harder.

During the weekend I wake up when the cats start to try to break the door down.

When I was young, I used to work in bars and restaurants a lot. I would get up around ten, start work around four, finish around midnight and go to bed around two. That was perfect. I wish I could still keep those hours.
16 years ago
I would almost kill for an office of my own. Or even a cubicle. Unfortunately, in Europe, it's all more or less open plan, except if you're way at the top. If you want your own room, you'll have to start your own business.

I am as human as the next person, and yes, I too need company now and then. But not all the time, for goodness' sake, I come here to work!
16 years ago
I have tried a few now but my score keeps hurtling down. I thought maybe the designers would look more artistic and the developers more conventional. Doesn't work that way.

Those pictures are pretty wacky by the way. Yours looks quite normal in comparison :-).
16 years ago

Originally posted by David O'Meara:
Definitely THE Hague, not just any old hague?

My Hague is the one true Hague. Other Hagues are impostors :-).
16 years ago

Originally posted by Ernest Friedman-Hill:
Hey, baby, can I get a password? 'Cause I've checked you out, and now I wanna commit.

That's sweet, clean and sort of romantic too. Perfect for a valentine's day card.
16 years ago
Maybe . I find that usually when I have a song stuck in my head, it has something to do with the situation I'm in. So maybe you do need to make your mind up about something or other.

Then again, maybe you're obsessed with the thought of ripping people's skirts of. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, you haven't watched when they performed that song at the eurovision song contest.)
16 years ago
I try to live a healthy life nowadays, so I don't drink much alcohol, just a glass of red wine with dinner.
And when it's cold outside or I've got a soar throat I'll have the occasional glass of whisky or calvados.

One drink I really like is Belgian, cherry-flavored beer. Has anyone else tried this? I never buy it anymore because it's a dangerous drink for me: once it's in the fridge I can't stop drinking it and I don't want to end up big like a whale.
16 years ago
I have been thinking about starting a blog for ages and I believe that when I finally get round to it, I will more or less take your approach. So what if a certain train of thought isn't finished, you can't be creative and perfectly organized at the same time I think.
One thing that bothers me is that I sometimes think for HOURS before I write something, even if it's a simple email to a friend. This drives me crazy. When I finally do start a blog, one of my goals is to be able to write whatever comes to mind, as long as its not too offensive.
16 years ago
Been away from computer for a few days. Thanks for that excellent link!

@Stephen: thank you for that response. The behaviour from recruiters you describe ranges from indifferent to downright rude. My mother didn't raise me that way !

What you've experienced might explain the lack of result I get from the job boards. I think I need a different, more personal approach. I'll let you know how it goes.
16 years ago

Originally posted by stephen gates:

Why did you move from developer to a human resource/recruiter role?

Mainly because I thought I just wasn't a good enough developer. I could program, sure, but a lot of other people on the team could do it just as well and a lot faster.

Anyway, enough about me! You both mention money as an important factor. I agree. And while our company doesn't go crazy with money, the salaries they offer are certainly nothing to be ashamed of. But you don't talk about money until you have actually met and sat down together and that is a problem. When I find someone who seems suitable on Monster, they don't even respond to my email. Evidently, I am not hitting the right note.

When you read personel ads (or job offers made through email or some other medium), what makes you tick? Everyone is different, of course, but what about you?
16 years ago