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  Redhead
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21:43 21.01.2019
Re - Ukrainian election

I started watching it and gave up third of the way — as really can't get my head around it, I don't understand what is going on- the names of the people don't tell me anything, But basically, what she seems to be saying is that they simply can't afford to have the election in such a way that it is properly monitored, so it will be rigged.
We need to ask Oleksa Eryomin whether it is true or not, he lives there at the end of the day.
P.S. Wish me luck - I have some exams today and tomorrow - re the training I had to take last week. It is nothing major, we do this training every year (this year it is a bit more intensive than usual) , but still.
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18:32 23.01.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> P.S. Wish me luck — I have some exams today and tomorrow — re the training I had to take last week. It is nothing major, we do this training every year (this year it is a bit more intensive than usual), but still.
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Wish you all the possible luck you need!
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18:37 23.01.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Skaters like Kostornaya — definitely very special and can bring more fans to the sport. Why can't the Russians make them senior before the new law kicks in? I thought that is what they were planning to do anyway.
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Russians are making everything they can to make AAA seniors. They allowed them to take part in Russian Nationals together with Zagitova and Medvedeva, that was kinda humiliating for them, because both Zagitova and Medveda landed off the podium.
AAA can become seniors only in next season according to international rules, but the rule change can happen this summer (right before the start of next season). If AAA become seniors, there will be no point in raising the age bar and that initiative will die.
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18:38 23.01.2019
Btw, Zagitova won short program today at Europeans championships. No surprise there.
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  Redhead
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20:23 23.01.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Wish you all the possible luck you need!
>
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Thanks. I passed my tests on the usual — Compliance, Data Protection Act, etc. But they are putting me forward now for another set of training. The reason being — my manager left (great guy, my role has mainly been to support his projects and clients for a long time, so I feel a bit lost now to be honest, we were a great «double act» at work — if you like), now instead of replacing him — they are rearranging the whole management structure at work, all our branches (Guernsey, etc.) So I was offered a promotion — and I kind of agreed, so I am undergoing a training programme at work at the moment. But to be honest — my heart is not in it, even though I agreed. Money is not the issue, I was just comfortable about how things were, I don't really want any more responsibility and stress. So I am afraid that I am taking on something that I won't really be able to deliver, it is a long story. These last couple of weeks — I haven't been running or doing anything I like — I am just studying heaps and heaps of paperwork and it is effing boring and kind of took over my life. I will probably leave this forum for a while as well. It doesn't feel like an upcoming promotion, it feels more like hard work that I don't need that much to be honest — the rise in wages doesn't justify it for me. I don't know. This year is starting weirdly. My husband tells me — say «No», you don't need it. But I already said «Yes», so — I don't know what is gonna happen. Sorry about the rant.
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20:29 23.01.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Russians are making everything they can to make AAA seniors. They allowed them to take part in Russian Nationals together with Zagitova and Medvedeva, that was kinda humiliating for them, because both Zagitova and Medveda landed off the podium.
> AAA can become seniors only in next season according to international rules, but the rule change can happen this summer (right before the start of next season). If AAA become seniors, there will be no point in raising the age bar and that initiative will die.
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Are you serious? So the initiative to raise the age for turning senior is there just because the Russian juniors are wiping the floor with the rest with their abilities? I find it hard to believe. If that is the case, this is very unfair. Very unfair indeed.
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20:30 23.01.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Thanks. I passed my tests on the usual — Compliance, Data Protection Act, etc.
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Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> So I was offered a promotion
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Great! Glad to hear it.

Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> It doesn't feel like an upcoming promotion, it feels more like hard work that I don't need that much to be honest — the rise in wages doesn't justify it for me. I don't know. This year is starting weirdly. My husband tells me — say «No», you don't need it. But I already said «Yes», so — I don't know what is gonna happen. Sorry about the rant.
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it won't take so much time after you get used to it. My former boss used to say It's better to regreat about smth you did than to regreat about smth you were afraid to do.
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  Redhead
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20:33 23.01.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Russians are making everything they can to make AAA seniors.
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By the way, you should have said: «The Russians are doing everything they can to make AAA seniors.»

Sorry, I am just being a silly grammar Nazi.
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  Redhead
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20:43 23.01.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> it won't take so much time after you get used to it. My former boss used to say It's better to regreat about smth you did than to regreat about smth you were afraid to do.
>
quoted1

You know, if I was the main bread winner in the family, then yeah — these kind of things would have bothered me. But I ain't, I am a housewife at heart and whatever I do — I can't match the kind of level of earnings that my husband has for example, there is nothing to prove. I was just happy about how things were, cause my boss was my mate, now he left. I am not saying that my work was purely for entertainment purposes outside the house (although sometimes it felt that way), but I am not really a career woman to be honest — I have no reason to be. I have loved my place of work precisely because there has been hardly any turnover of staff in 3 and a half years I have been here and now my manager left — it is like the «cluster» left (the person who motivated the team just with his personality, jokes, his presence), so they decided to change the structure of management a little and decided I am fit to take on some of his workload and I don't want to. . I don't want a promotion. On the other hand — I couldn't possibly work with anyone else in the way I worked with him. This is the guy I told you about before — the one who offered me the job nearly 4 years ago, the one I used to work with for Bloomberg all these years ago. Now the whole workplace feels different.
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20:54 23.01.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> Are you serious? So the initiative to raise the age for turning senior is there just because the Russian juniors are wiping the floor with the rest with their abilities? I find it hard to believe. If that is the case, this is very unfair. Very unfair indeed.
quoted1
Yes, I'm serious.

Boys are late bloomers in figure skating. Usually, they wait till 18 and only than go to senior lever. So this change won't affect them.

Talented girls usually turn senior as fast as they can. At this moment of time there is one very talented Japanese girl who turned senior this season, one very good girl from US and over 20 very good girls from Russia. By «very good» I mean that they can compete on the highest level. AAA is just the top of the current crop of juniors, there are dozens of them in Russia.
On the other side, Russia lacks talented boys now. US, Japan and Canada have many talented boys. Since US, Russia, Canada and Japan are most influential in figure skating world, I bet this rule change is real. I only hope that they won't go for raising the bar up to 18. Probably, there will be a compromise (16).

Remeber I told you Zagitova won Olympics becase she had 0−7 layout (all her jumps were in the bouns zone). That was enough for ISU to change the rules just in a few months after her victory. Second half of the program is bonus zone no more. People call it Zagitova rule.
I'm okay with that change (about the bonus zone), actually. I just wanted to show that sometimes one victory is enough to initiate the change of rules.
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21:02 23.01.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> I have no reason to be. I have loved my place of work precisely because there has been hardly any turnover of staff in 3 and a half years I have been here and now my manager left — it is like the «cluster» left (the person who motivated the team just with his personality, jokes, his presence), so they decided to change the structure of management a little and decided I am fit to take on some of his workload and I don't want to. I don't want a promotion. On the other hand — I couldn't possibly work with anyone else in the way I worked with him. This is the guy I told you about before — the one who offered me the job nearly 4 years ago, the one I used to work with for Bloomberg all these years ago. Now the whole workplace feels different.
quoted1
I understand, sometimes one person can leave and that can change a lot. After my former boss left the office the new one was not so nice to me. I think he was afraid I'm going to take his place or smth like that. I've learnt from my collegues that he was reporting about every mistake I make and was always trying to present me in the negative way. Before him I was thinking a have a lovely job in nice and friendly atmosphere. Now I don't think so. That was the main reason I started to look for another job.
Anyway, I think you were right to say «yes» even if you aren't the main bread winner in your family. Even if you don't like the changes you can alwasy quit and devote your life to your family while looking for a less time-consuming job that will suit you more.
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21:06 23.01.2019
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> Remeber I told you Zagitova won Olympics becase she had 0−7 layout (all her jumps were in the bouns zone). That was enough for ISU to change the rules just in a few months after her victory. Second half of the program is bonus zone no more. People call it Zagitova rule.
> I'm okay with that change, actually. I wanted to show that sometimes one victory is enough to initiate the change of rules.
quoted1

I don't understand it to be honest. It is like there is a dedicated campaign against the Russian figure skating.

I thought that Russia was the most influential in figure skating and not Japan or the US. I am sorry, I am a complete dummy here and here in England they don't pay much attention to figure skating.
The sports news for a common viewer is mainly dominated by football, rugby, tennis and cricket. I could tell you more about these sports than about figure skating, even though I am not a connoisseur in any of them (God forbid). Golf as well — is very well covered here in the news.

It is a shame if they are starting a campaign against the Russian girls talented in figure skating. Real shame.

P.S. deleted the info re our golf club, as it is too personal.
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21:16 23.01.2019
Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
> It is a shame if they are starting a campaign against the Russian girls talented in figure skating. Real shame.
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It is, unfortunaltely. Let's hope they will realise that preventing Alena and other talented girls from competing in seniors will case damage to all figure skating world.

You know, usually people know nothing about the skater until he/she turns senior. But Alena is famous despite being junior. People talk about her, olympic champion from Canada said she is exquisite, ex US national champ said she is his fave and etc. She has more views on youtube than 95% of senior ladies. That puts pressure on ISU officials. They will have to think twice before making that decision.
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21:21 23.01.2019
Grin (25771) wrote in reply to post:
> Redhead (Expat) wrote in reply to post:
>> I have no reason to be. I have loved my place of work precisely because there has been hardly any turnover of staff in 3 and a half years I have been here and now my manager left — it is like the «cluster» left (the person who motivated the team just with his personality, jokes, his presence), so they decided to change the structure of management a little and decided I am fit to take on some of his workload and I don't want to. I don't want a promotion. On the other hand — I couldn't possibly work with anyone else in the way I worked with him. This is the guy I told you about before — the one who offered me the job nearly 4 years ago, the one I used to work with for Bloomberg all these years ago. Now the whole workplace feels different.
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>I understand, sometimes one person can leave and that can change a lot. After my former boss left the office the new one was not so nice to me. I think he was afraid I'm going to take his place or smth like that. I've learnt from my collegues that he was reporting about every mistake I make and was always trying to present me in the negative way. Before him I was thinking a have a lovely job in nice and friendly atmosphere. Now I don't think so. That was the main reason I started to look for another job.
> Anyway, I think you were right to say «yes» even if you aren't the main bread winner in your family. Even if you don't like the changes you can alwasy quit and devote your life to your family while looking for a less time-consuming job that will suit you more.
quoted1

Thank you and thank you for sharing your experience with me. I am in a different situation. But — similar in a way. The reason my manager left was because he was a risky guy and made some mistakes. Remember when I wrote about that FCA audit and all that — even though we got off scot free ( https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/get+off+sco... , a lot of people put the blame at his door in the company for the fact that the investigation even had to take place.
. He actually got a better job now and I am hoping secretly — that once he is settled, he will offer something to me as well. Cause I hate the way the company treated him over the complaints. And now they are offering me a promotion — I feel like I am betraying him in a way. It is hard to explain. It is a long story, sorry to go on about this.
At the moment I am hanging in here and doing everything they are telling me to do.
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21:30 23.01.2019
Here is Alina's short program, she skated it a few hours ago. She wasn't perfect but she was much better than at Russian Nationals. She was completely off balance and very nervous at Russian Nationls. It seeoms she regained some of her confidence.



I hope it isn't geoblocked for you
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