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Old 25.11.2013, 14:25
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How do you make a Maltese cross…..?

…kick him in the balls.
Amazingly, astonishingly and totally unexpected Slammer just got a signed contract from a Swedish company with a base on Malta as a German language mod for an online auctions house.
Starting date would be December, just right for my up and coming Baseler doomsday.
I tried to stay here, lord knows I really tried but after a two year search and me not getting any younger and the end of my unemployment insurance and a looming homelessness I must admit defeat and move on.
Part of me wants to stay here and carry on the good fight and I lay wake at nights wondering if there is anything else that I could have done, any mouse-click that I missed, should I have opened that page, or done this or done that, I simply don't know and now I have run out of time, the thought of being dependent on social services is abhorrent and doesn't work for me.
The company seems solid enough, but I do have the feeling they run a somewhat "American" style businessship, (there you go a triple "s" in a english compound word) we will see.

So Malta, lock your women away and put the Weizen cold, Slammer and the Pig are on the way.
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Old 25.11.2013, 14:28
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So Malta, lock your women away and put the Weizen cold, Slammer and the Pig are on the way.
It's sunny 300 days a year, daily temperature was 24 the first week November, whats not too like
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Old 25.11.2013, 14:28
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Re: How do you make a Maltese cross…..?

Well done - could be worse.

NSchulzi, look out.

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Old 25.11.2013, 14:29
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Re: How do you make a Maltese cross…..?

All the best Slammer.
Hopy that The Pig doesn't get bored there. It must be the worst country to live for a biker
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Old 25.11.2013, 14:31
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Re: How do you make a Maltese cross…..?

Congrats although you will be missed, Malta sounds like a fantastic place
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Old 25.11.2013, 14:36
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Re: How do you make a Maltese cross…..?

Wow congratulations!

Can't believe I won't have the chance to meet you in person.
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Old 25.11.2013, 14:44
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Re: How do you make a Maltese cross…..?

Great news. Keep in touch and let us know how you are getting on.
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Old 25.11.2013, 14:45
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Re: How do you make a Maltese cross…..?

Congratulations Slammer! I am sure that you will love living on this little island - it is easy, fun and sunny.

Looking forward to meeting you and showing you some of the dodgy bars in Paceville sites of historic interest
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Congrats.
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Old 25.11.2013, 15:01
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Re: How do you make a Maltese cross…..?

Congrats, but don't think this lets you out of your obligation to post stories and pics here. The last one was lovely.
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Old 25.11.2013, 15:09
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Re: How do you make a Maltese cross…..?

Wow, really great news for you Slammer. You've done everything you can to stay here, but sometimes life says move on and that's what you have to do. Similar thing for us when we moved here; OH was just finishing a contract commuting from the UK to the Netherlands to work every week with no job in sight when someone he knew here in Switzerland asked if he'd be interested in a job. Next thing you know we were on our way to Switzerland.

Think of it as a new adventure/phase of your life and enjoy it to the full. Try not to get sunburnt this winter. And feel smug when you remember the rest of us freezing our butts off here in the cold, snow and ice.

Good luck!
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Old 25.11.2013, 15:10
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Re: How do you make a Maltese cross…..?

Well done Slammer!

I can see a social event / trip coming up in the spring. Do they have a KFC there?
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Old 25.11.2013, 15:13
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Well done Slammer!

I can see a social event / trip coming up in the spring. Do they have a KFC there?
They do have KFC in Malta
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Old 25.11.2013, 15:19
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Re: How do you make a Maltese cross…..?

Life has amazing turns and twists to it huh?

Bet you never thought you`d end up in Malta?... as a German mod? ..... on a Swedish auction site?

I wish you the very best, and may you thoroughly enjoy living in Malta.
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Old 25.11.2013, 15:34
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Re: How do you make a Maltese cross…..?

Congrats, Slammer! You've had my sympathy as you've dealt with what you were dealt here, and I wish you all the best in this new opportunity — and who knows that you won't eventually be back in CH again!!
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Old 25.11.2013, 15:35
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Re: How do you make a Maltese cross…..?

A Swedish auction site? What are they selling, second hand IKEA furniture? Sounds a bit like EF to me are you sure you won't be working for The Local?

Good luck with the new venture Slammer. You jammy devil going to live in Malta when we'll all be freezing our bits off here.
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Old 25.11.2013, 15:36
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A Swedish auction site? What are they selling, second hand IKEA furniture?
Expat forums?
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Old 25.11.2013, 15:36
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They do have KFC in Malta
Well, it can't be perfect!
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Old 25.11.2013, 15:56
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Re: How do you make a Maltese cross…..?

Congrats! Malta is a great location, IMO!

And actually, being a forum mod sounds like the perfect job to do in Malta. Guess you can be there down on the beach with a cold drink and a laptop.
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Old 25.11.2013, 15:57
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Re: How do you make a Maltese cross…..?

Tie him to the chicken?

Congratulations!!! It will be good. Change the air as they say. If you hate it you can always plot your move back like, ummm, some of us did.

I really enjoyed my visit to Malta even though it was apparently the only week of rain for the year. I think you'll like it, too.

I wish you all the very best!
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