Friday, September 12, 2008

som følge af min artikel ... as a result of my article

Min artikel på Herning Folkeblad har bragt mange interessant telefonsvarer til Mads mobile telefon. Vi antog enhver fandt Mads nummer i Herning telefonbog og ringede ham for at finde mig.

My article in the Herning Folkeblad has brought many interesting voicemails to Mads´ cell phone. We assumed everyone found Mads´ number in the Herning phone directory and called him to find me.


Selvfølgelig , jeg ønsker et job (hvilken er mere end mine 2 timer om ugen at undervise engelsk), og selvfølgelig jeg har brug for en løn, men vi bestemmede sammen jeg skal ikke acceptere det først tilbud undtagen det er rigtigt om os. Især fordi mit skema i det sprog center tager mange timer hver uger. Jeg er i klasser femten timer om ugen og har om 2 timer hjemmearbejde om aftenen (og jeg opdager hvor mange dansk jeg kender IKKE). Vi krydser vores fingre (og ben og arme, også!) for mig at finde et job hvilken koordinerer med min dansk fordi lærer dansk er den mest vigtig ting for min fremtid i Danmark.

Of course, I want a job (which is more than 2 hours a week to teach English) and of course, I need a salary, but we decided together I will not just accept the first offer, unless it is the right on for us. Especially because my schedule at the Language school takes many hours every week. I am in classes for fifteen hours a week and I have about 2 hours of homework each evening (and I am discovering how much Danish I DON´T know). We are crossing our fingers (and legs and arms, too!) for me to find a job which will coordinate with my Danish because learning Danish is the most important thing for my future in Denmark.


Telefonsvar/Voicemail #1= Job Tilbud/Offer #1:
At undervise engelsk om 5 timer om ugen til maj til en klasse med 22 vokser som var højskole "drop outs" med mange personlig problemer og lille motivation. Jobbet lød perfekt for mig men hvis jeg synes jeg kunne ikke acceptere fordi hvis jeg finde en mere fuldtid job snart, jeg kunne ikke slutte med dem til maj, og denne gruppe HAR BRUG FOR den samme lærer for hele tid...

To teach English for 5 hours a week through May to a class with 22 adults who were high school dropouts with many personal problems and little motivation. The job sounded perfect for me, but I did not feel I could accept it because if I find a more full time job soon, I would not be able to finish with them through May, and this group NEEDS the same teacher for the entire time...



Telefonsvar/Voicemail #2 = Job Tilbud/Offer #2:
En 75 årig mand, men en hjemmefirma som en distributør af Royal Copenhagen China ville for mig at arbejde med ham, salger hans inventarliste til mennesker i amerika, siden jeg kan tale engelsk, og han kan ikke.

A 75 year old man, with a homebusiness as a distributor of Royal Copenhagen China wanted me to work with him, selling his inventory to people in America, since I can speak English and he cannot.




Telefonsvar/Voicemail #3 = Job Tilbud/Offer #3:
En kvinde ringede i onsdags og fortalte mig om sin lyst at lære mere engelsk fordi hun arbejder i Danmark om en amerikan firma hedder "Forever", en fabrikant af ALOE plante produkter (såsom lotion, mad, og sminke). Jeg tilsluttede mig at køre til hendes hus på fredag (i dag) at snakke med hende om engelsk lektier. Jeg ankom i Ilskov, om 15 km. fra Herning, og lærte jeg var der at høre en sælgpræsentation for mig at blive en sælgeperson for Forever, som "marketing netværk" (eller som jeg hedder dem... en "pyramide"). De tilbød at hjælpe mig laver min ejen "firma" inden for Forever, hvilken mener jeg sælger deres produkter og finde andre mennesker at sælge deres produkter også. (Og HVIS jeg arbejder med dem, hun tilbød at hjælpe mig med mit nyt firma i bytte for underviser hendes engelsk.) Bare rolig... Jeg sagde NEJ... så jeg skal IKKE kontakt I om køber ALOE PRODUKTER!!

A woman called on Wednesday and told me about her desire to learn more English because she works in Denmark for an American called "Forever", a manufacturer of ALOE plant products (such as lotion, food and makeup). I agreed to drive to her house on Friday (today) to talk with her about English lessons. I arrived in Ilskov, about 15 km. from Herning, og learned I was there to hear a sales presentation for me to become a salesperson for Forever, which is a "marketing network" (or as I call them...a "pyramid"). They offered to help me make my own "company" within Forever, while means i would be selling their prodcuts and finding other people to sell their products also. (And IF I work with them, she offered to help me with my new company in exchange for me teaching her English.) But don´t worry.. I said NO... so I will not be contacting you all about buying some ALOE products!



Måske Mads næste telefonsvar skal være bedre...
Maybe Mads´ next voicemail will be better...

7 comments:

Nifty Adventures into Denmark said...

Sorry for all the crazy voicemails. Hopefully something will turn up. My mom recently had an article in the paper and with this she was contacted by a center (basically her dream job) and is now working for them. So it can happen! :)

Mom said...

I guess all the crazy people don't live in Texas - there are a few in Denmark...Hold out for the best!

NotQuiteDanish said...

Hehe. At least you got calls! Amazing the power of the press really, albeit for jobs you don't want. I'm amazed and impressed (and envious) you're studying Danish so much. Good for you. Even if you wait another three months for a job, you're not exactly wasting time. Feeling 'poor' probably but what you're doing will only set you up in a better way than the rest of us in the long run!

Mads and Kelli said...

NQD... thanks for the encouragement....your timing was perfect as I sit here on a Sat. morning surrounded by my homework! This is the most difficult thing I have ever done. And "they" said getting my PhD would be hard... HAH! "they" must have never worked to learn Danish!

American in Norway said...

Hang in there girl... at least it is a very good start... Something will open up for you!

nettielouise said...

Hah...now I have the perfect joke to play on you. I can send you all sorts of bogus job opportunities and say, "I saw your article in the Danish newspaper". Hmm....what could they be...

nettielouise said...

Ah...now I have all sorts of crazy ideas for prank calls...