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aaronschwartz



Joined: 17 Jul 2003
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Location: Beijing

PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 9:10 am    Post subject: What is a runner? Reply with quote

Ever hear the expression "May you be in heaven an hour before the devil learns you are dead"?

Applied to TESL it goes like this "May you be out of the country one hour before your employer learns that you have skipped town and told him to take his job and shove it."
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bnix



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2003 10:29 pm    Post subject: True... Reply with quote

And may you get all the money the "school" owed you before you run......
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aaronschwartz



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2003 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not necessary - not essential - not even a real consideration - run for your life!
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Roger



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2003 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer to have the run of my life than to run for my life!
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Wolf



Joined: 10 May 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2003 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You gotta know when to hold 'em.
Know when to fold 'em.
Know when to walk away.
Know when to run.

You never count your money
When the cops point guns to your head
Shocked (check Capegirl's story on the General discussion forum's recent Runner thread.)
They'll be time enough for countin'
When the plane takes off.

Depending on the cirumstances, running might be worth losing a couple of weeks' wages.

I never had to do it, but I sympathize with those who have.
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Capergirl



Joined: 02 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2003 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Wolf...I'm glad my experiences have offered some comic relief. Wink Gotta love Kenny Rogers. Very Happy You know, the gun incident happened on New Year's Eve, and it was actually a full six weeks later that I made my escape...although planning began in those wee hours of January 1st. Laughing I was not giving up my Thailand vacation. Cool After it happened, my employers tried to assure me that it was a "gas gun" the officer had and that I didn't have anything to be concerned about. Hmmmm...I don't care if it was a freakin' toy gun, it was pointed at my head in a threatening manner. Time to "Run Runaway" (GBS reference for Wolf Wink ). Laughing
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bnix



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 12:32 am    Post subject: Getting Your Money Reply with quote

Well,yeah...if someone is pointing a gun at your head or some other unpleasant circumstance...forget the money and RUN!!But ..sometimes the circumstnces are not that serious...just be very discreet,stick around until the last payday and then RUN.If you can get your money(or part of it) and no one is threatening you with physical harm,BS them,get your money(after all,you worked for it) and then run.
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Wolf



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:29 am    Post subject: Re: Getting Your Money Reply with quote

bnix wrote:
But ..sometimes the circumstnces are not that serious...just be very discreet,stick around until the last payday and then RUN.If you can get your money(or part of it) and no one is threatening you with physical harm,BS them,get your money(after all,you worked for it) and then run.


This is true. One must be careful not to overact.

PS Capegirl: A friend of mine once told me (his dad was a cop) that a gas gun shell at close range to your head can be fatal. Shocked Jeez, if they're going to lie, they could have picked a less dangerous lie. Rolling Eyes

Buy the ticket out.
Having it is paramount.
Boss says you have no clout.
Run, run away! Very Happy

Great, now I'm suffering from acute oldsongitis.... Wink
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Capergirl



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2003 3:06 am    Post subject: Re: Getting Your Money Reply with quote

Wolf wrote:


Buy the ticket out.
Having it is paramount.
Boss says you have no clout.
Run, run away! Very Happy



Lord Tunderin' Jaysus, you's got talent, b'ye. Wink (Hope you know Cape Bretonese Laughing )

And thanks for the info about the gas gun. Shocked
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