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Quote from: Thundergirl on 2017 Oct 21, 02:32:04I don't hate Americans (they're half-Europians after all)
Quote from: Midnight Breeze on 2017 Oct 21, 03:15:03Uhhh, I'm trying to find a way to word this that doesn't sound provocative but... you realize that's a pretty ethnocentric thing to say. Over 1/3 Americans aren't even white, and regardless of ancestry most Americans have no connection to their ancestral culture anyway.I'm kinda curious what the other half of 'Half-European' is.
Quote from: Thundergirl on 2017 Oct 21, 02:32:04When I visited France, I only knew a few French words so I spoke English to them. "But nobody came" . Only a little amount of the people there talked to us in English. Why?
Quote from: Ferro_the_King on 2017 Oct 21, 10:58:01They're not racist, they are nationalistic. A lot of French people speak either English or German, but they usually don't want to. It has to do with their nation's pride and some historical grievances (100-years war, WWII and so on...).I actually was in France, when I was a kid and since I only spoke English and a little bit German by that time, they didn't wanted to speak to me at all. I had to start every conversation with a phrase "Excuse my bad English, I am from Czech republic". Then they actually would speak to me in English without any problem
Quote from: Ferro_the_King on 2017 Oct 22, 21:39:06That people change. And sometimes all it takes is a month of well-paid job in a bank to turn a perfect pegasister into pony-hater. So much that she even doesn't speak to you anymore, because "She would be a laughing stock of whole company, if someone found out"...
Quote from: Midnight Breeze on 2017 Oct 23, 10:05:29I suck at my job big time. Really, I do. I'm having trouble learning at a decent pace because, to put it bluntly, it doesn't interest me.I work in electronic warfare, and no it's not anywhere near as cool as it sounds. I'm a mechanic, I maintain and repair radar jammers for jets. I'm six months into my apprenticeship and I still feel lost. Any time I try to sit down to study the material I feel braindead, it's not easy to absorb information that I'm not interested in.I have my written exam coming up in a 6 weeks. I'm not worried that I'll fail it since they make it almost impossible to do so. I'll be given an oral exam in a few weeks and if I don't perform well on that I'll be put on mandatory study and forced to reread the material until I can pass, but what I'm most worried about is what comes after. Once I become a journeyman I'll be expected to work on my own without guidance. That scares me to death. I really don't want to be 'that guy' whom everyone else has to save from himself and pick up the slack for his incompetence.Admittedly I have a bit of an inferiority complex. I have a history of underestimating my own ability and eventually proving myself wrong, but this is new territory. I realized I've never had a job before where I've had to actually think on my feet and use my own judgement. At every job I've ever had I've had people tell me what to do and I just did it, no real responsibility involved. Here I have a real potential to jack something up if I'm not careful.Well uh, just 4 and a half more years and I can cross train out, eh? Assuming I can make it that long before getting kicked out for gross inaptitude.
Quote from: Howitzer on 2017 Oct 25, 15:48:47I'm starting to feel the same way about my programming classes. I will sit in lecture and understand the logic behind the concepts that the instructor teaches, but as soon as he says "Now show me how to do it" I just sit there and cannot get as much as a thought out about how to actually accomplish it in practice. I feel like these things will come to me in time, but time isn't something I have right now.
Quote from: Stardust Dragon on 2017 Oct 29, 02:46:29When places you submit job applications for don't respond.