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Old 06-03-2019, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by meritmat View Post
With out us the bitches would be speaking German
This. unfortunately, France is "family", like the cousin you don't like, but help because they are related.
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:03 AM
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Um, no. Paris wasn't under attack while the French retreated to Dunkirk. In fact, most of their army was un-engaged throughout that portion of the battle. Nice try though.

Goes back a bit further

Benjamin Franklin, the most distinguished scientific and literary American of the colonial era, was the first American diplomat. Franklin served from 1776 to 1778 on a commission to France charged with the critical task of gaining French support for American independence.

King Louis XVI approved the Treaty of Alliance between France and the United States. Library of Congress. The Continental Congress, formed in 1775 after the Battles of Lexington and Concord, sent Benjamin Franklin to join Silas Deane to gather support from France for its independence struggle.

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Old 06-03-2019, 09:19 AM
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Perhaps in France they know how to spell "school" and they don't even have to have a ceremony about it.
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:21 AM
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I worked in a French company most of my career. French businessmen lie; it's part of their upbringing. I had one boss who was literally French Royalty (and not one of my favorites). They cannot lay people off in France (socialism) so export those to their US subsidiaries. That's how my job was eliminated, so I figure my opinion is far more valid that those xenophobic ones posted so far. I will admit that their socialist practices made my severance package delightful, and they rehired me as a consultant at a significantly high pay rate until I chose to retire.

I am in Paris as I write this, heading to Normandy for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion. I am enjoying the hell out of the food and wine, and watching what (little) the ladies wear on the street.

What happened in revolutionary times or during other wars plays very little role in my opinion of other people. How they treat ME plays a far bigger role.
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:51 AM
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I just had an argument about this with my fiancť. I went to my hair but not my college graduation. Huge waste of time IMO.*
I saw these kindergarten graduations people were having. Thatís not an accomplishment, thatís expected. Iíll never to go to one.*

I*share a quick story.*
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Old 06-03-2019, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by raybark View Post
What happened in revolutionary times or during other wars plays very little role in my opinion of other people. How they treat ME plays a far bigger role.
Hell, I'm still pissed at the Norman's!!!!
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:40 AM
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Hey raybark. Just left a French company. You are 100% correct! Same thing going on with layoffs here. If they want to get rid of you over there, they stick you on some remote office by yourself and hope you quit. They never do.
But I did love the 35 vacation days a year and the ability to carry 10 over to next year.

Month of August was lonely at work though!

Enjoy yourself over there!
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Originally Posted by EdwardB View Post
I read your post 3 times and still can't figure out what you are saying.
​​​​​​​I thought his post was funny . I don't have a problem with the French but " cheese eating surrender monkey " just cracks me up and the rest was accurate enough . He's only made 16 posts in 5 years .
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Originally Posted by ed d View Post
I thought his post was funny . I don't have a problem with the French but " cheese eating surrender monkey " just cracks me up and the rest was accurate enough . He's only made 16 posts in 5 years .
OK - now it makes sense. Thanks for clearing that up
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by raybark View Post
I worked in a French company most of my career. French businessmen lie; it's part of their upbringing. I had one boss who was literally French Royalty (and not one of my favorites). They cannot lay people off in France (socialism) so export those to their US subsidiaries. That's how my job was eliminated, so I figure my opinion is far more valid that those xenophobic ones posted so far. I will admit that their socialist practices made my severance package delightful, and they rehired me as a consultant at a significantly high pay rate until I chose to retire.

I am in Paris as I write this, heading to Normandy for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion. I am enjoying the hell out of the food and wine, and watching what (little) the ladies wear on the street.

What happened in revolutionary times or during other wars plays very little role in my opinion of other people. How they treat ME plays a far bigger role.
I had over 250 people working for me in France when they brought in the short working week, no overtime allowed etc. Then a bit later needed to lay off some staff as a recession hit. Got told that an offshore company trying to lay off more than 5% of its staff needed approval from the French government. Their economy has been limping for years and they cant see why. Strange thing was that most of my staff there were decent and wanted to work. Government legislation was holding them back. Stupid.
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While I was still working, the French limit (over there) was 39 hours working per week, but the socialists dropped it to 34, with the grand plan that it would allow work for more people to take up the slack. We all know that shit won't work, so now employers require a 39-hour week again, but add 4 hours to your paid time off, which you accumulate for extra vacation.
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Originally Posted by raybark View Post
I worked in a French company most of my career. French businessmen lie; it's part of their upbringing. I had one boss who was literally French Royalty (and not one of my favorites). They cannot lay people off in France (socialism) so export those to their US subsidiaries. That's how my job was eliminated, so I figure my opinion is far more valid that those xenophobic ones posted so far. I will admit that their socialist practices made my severance package delightful, and they rehired me as a consultant at a significantly high pay rate until I chose to retire.

I am in Paris as I write this, heading to Normandy for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion. I am enjoying the hell out of the food and wine, and watching what (little) the ladies wear on the street.

What happened in revolutionary times or during other wars plays very little role in my opinion of other people. How they treat ME plays a far bigger role.

Living the dream! Carry on
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:25 AM
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Personally I hate graduations, I skipped my college graduation. Hated my kids graduations, they were a long and boring waste of time. My youngest got his diploma and kept walking, a teacher asked where is was going, he said the rest room. He texted the wife and off we went.
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Toast or English muffin.....butter and jelly or peanut butter...hmmmmm
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:17 AM
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Originally Posted by yakmatt View Post
Personally I hate graduations, I skipped my college graduation. Hated my kids graduations, they were a long and boring waste of time. My youngest got his diploma and kept walking, a teacher asked where is was going, he said the rest room. He texted the wife and off we went.
There's a young man that knows how to manage time.
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:46 AM
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lots of wasted time in graduation ceremonies, and they are too long. principals spend time patting themselves on the back- one I went to this week was 2 1/2 hours
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:57 AM
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While I personally hate ceremonies (no marriage ceremony, no promotion ceremonies if I could avoid it, no retirement ceremony), I realize I'm probably to the extreme a little in my disdain for hoopla.

However, even I recognize that if a kid has a graduation ceremony every year from K-11 then why is graduation from 12th grade going to matter at all? It devalues the significance of High School graduation which is already nothing more than recognizing you made it thru the easiest 4 years of the rest of your life and its time to grow up.
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Originally Posted by HatchieLuvr View Post
And we care how they do ANYTHING in France becauseeeeeeee...??????
Because everything in the US is not necessarily the best or the best way, US can steal people, stuff and ideas from other places.
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:33 AM
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Because everything in the US is not necessarily the best or the best way, US can steal people, stuff and ideas from other places.
Because we can watch THEM, and then do the opposite???
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There's a young man that knows how to manage time.
Hell ya ... that was his High School graduation
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