w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t!

February 20, 2008 at 1:35 pm | Posted in Career | 5 Comments
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I got the job I wanted! Part-time! A good addition to my PhD topic! Starting on Monday!

Standard weekly hours up to 42 in Bavaria?

February 20, 2008 at 8:54 am | Posted in Work | Leave a comment
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Uh oh. I had previously assumed that the 40 standard weekly hours were carved in stone – but now I learned that full-time civil servants in Bavaria below the age of 50 have to work 42 hours a week, and that since September 2004 already! I’m surprised that didn’t cause a major public outcry. It hit the news again now because an inspector had sued the Free State of Bavaria for infringement upon his right of self-determination, as less time off means less time for the pursuit of hobbies and expression of personality. He lost…what ever happened to the plans to introduce the 35 hours week? This is not a good sign…

My To-View-List – Feb/Mar 2008

February 20, 2008 at 12:39 am | Posted in movies | 1 Comment
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Movies are good for the soul – even more so than virtual worlds. They take you with them on a journey into another world, leaving your worries – along with your body that’s resting in the dark – behind. Now that I finally live in a BIG CITY again, I need to start getting back to a regular movie watching routine. Becoming a member of the Viennese Film Museum was one step – now I need to start making sure that I get so see at least one, ideally two movies a week, like I did in my most devoted movie watching days. And there are sooo many good movies coming up at the moment!

Here is my current to-view list – only covering current movies though:
Charlie Wilson’s War
FALCO -Verdammt wir leben noch (the Falco biopic)
I’m not there (Bob Dylan biopic)
My Blueberry Nights (new Wong Kar Wai)
There Will be Blood (new P.T. Anderson, feat. Daniel Day Lewis!)
No Country for Old Men (Cormac McCarthy by the Coen brothers)
Rambo (fourth installment of the Rambo franchise, dubbed ‘John Rambo’ in German as ‘Rambo’ was the German title for ‘First Blood)

Movies I’ll avoid at all costs (hence no link 🙂 )
10.000 BC
27 Dresses
Blind Wedding
Meet The Spartans (although I should watch it, for academic reasons)
and many many more…

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